07/07/2016 - College of Natural Sciences News | Steven E Franklin Read more
06/29/2016 - UTCS honored new Ph.D. graduates at its annual hooding ceremony on Friday, May 20. Each new graduate received a short testimonial from his or her graduate research advisor. The new doctors were then hooded by UTCS Chair Bruce Porter. Afterwards, a reception was held for graduates, faculty, friends and family. Click the button below to view high resolution copies of the photo gallery images on this page. We invite you to also upload pictures you have from the event. View the 2016 Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony Video! Read more
05/16/2016 - Original article by College of Natural Sciences With an advance that one cryptography expert called a "masterpiece," University of Texas at Austin computer scientists have developed a new method for producing truly random numbers, a breakthrough that could be used to encrypt data, make electronic voting more secure, conduct statistically significant polls and more accurately simulate complex systems such as Earth's climate. Read more
05/11/2016 - UT Computer Science graduate student Siavash Mirarab was awarded Honorable Mention for the 2015 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award. Mirarab’s dissertation, Novel Scalable Approaches for Multiple Sequence Alignment and Phylogenomic Read more
01/04/2016 - By Nancy Doniger | EastonCourier.com Growing up in Easton, Zoe Wheeler and her siblings spent a lot of time doing puzzles, encouraged by their mother, children’s author Elise Broach. “My family loves puzzles of all kinds,” Wheeler said. “They’re in my blood. I grew up liking them and still do them with my mom when I go home. We do puzzles every morning.” Read more
07/24/2015 - The Austin Villa Robot Soccer Team participated in two competitions in the RoboCup 2015 competition in Hefei, China: the Standard Platform League (SPL) and the 3D simulation league.  Read more
07/20/2015 - Jacob Schrum and Risto Miikkulainen won the Best Paper Award in the Digital Entertainment and Arts track at the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO). 2015 Conference for their paper on "Solving Interleaved and Blended Sequential Decision-Making Problems through Modular Neuroevolution."  Read more
07/28/2014 - Congratulations to Professor Peter Stone and his students for impressive wins in the RoboCup 2014 competition in Joao Pessoa, Brazil. Read more
07/21/2014 - UT Computer Science Ph.D. student Suman Jana has been awarded the 2014 PET Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies for his work on privacy-preserving perceptual computing. This annual award is given to the best paper of the year in the area of privacy.  Read more
04/09/2014 - Wesley Tansey, a UTCS Graduate Student, was selected as a 2014 KPCB Engineering Fellow. This is the third year for the KPCB Engineering Fellows program with almost 2500 applicants from over 200 universities. Throught the KPCB Fellows Program, Wesley will have an opportunity to gain significant experience working on uniquely challenging technical, design and product problems while also developing new relationships that are meaningful to his career. Read more

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