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Molecular Matchmaking for Drug Discovery

Molecular Matchmaking for Drug Discovery

Researchers at the Computational Visualization Center are finding drug targets through simulation and modeling.

A Tree of Life Grows in Texas

A Tree of Life Grows in Texas

Computer scientist Tandy Warnow uses the supercomputers at TACC to help decipher the relationships between all living things on the planet.
Computer Scientist Developing Intersections of the Future With Fully Autonomous Vehicles

Computer Scientist Developing Intersections of the Future With Fully Autonomous Vehicles

Intersections of the future will not need stop lights or stop signs, but will look like a somewhat chaotic flow of driverless, autonomous cars slipping past one another, says Peter Stone.

Toward Lowering the Power Consumption of Microprocessors

Toward Lowering the Power Consumption of Microprocessors

Scientists measure how microprocessors function on a variety of software and chip architectures.

Game Development Program Is Launched

Game Development Program Is Launched

The college is teaming up with two other colleges at the university to launch undergraduate students into an interdisciplinary game development program.
Peter Stone Named 2011 Yahoo! Faculty Research and Engagement Program Recipient

Peter Stone Named 2011 Yahoo! Faculty Research and Engagement Program Recipient

Computer science professor Peter Stone has been named a 2011 Yahoo! Faculty Research and Engagement Program (FREP) recipient.

Computer Scientist Brent Waters Selected as Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow

Computer Scientist Brent Waters Selected as Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow

Microsoft Research has selected Assistant Professor Brent Waters as one of eight Microsoft Research Faculty Fellows of 2011. Waters studies cryptography and computer security. His research is laying the foundation for a new vision of encryption called Functional Encryption. Instead of encrypting to individual users, in a Functional Encryption syst...
RoboCup Remix

RoboCup Remix

The UT Austin Villa team, which is led by University of Texas at Austin computer scientists Peter Stone and Patrick MacAlpine, beat 21 other teams from 11 nations for the trophy.

UT Austin Villa Wins World RoboCup Championships

UT Austin Villa Wins World RoboCup Championships

UT Austin Villa has won the 2011 RoboCupSoccer championships in the 3-D simulation division.

Scientists Afflict Computers with Schizophrenia to Better Understand the Human Brain

Computer networks that can't forget fast enough can show symptoms of a kind of virtual schizophrenia, giving researchers further clues to the inner workings of schizophrenic brains.

Three Cheers for Watson

Computer scientists Bruce Porter, Ray Mooney and Ken Barker contributed expertise to IBM's Watson computer, which competes against humans on Jeopardy! this week.

Securing the Cloud

The future of the Internet could look like this: The bulk of the world’s computing is outsourced to “the cloud”―to massive data centers that house tens or even hundreds of thousands of computers.

Better Animation Through Body Part Recycling

Better Animation Through Body Part Recycling

For all the power that computers have brought to the process of animation, it remains the human eye that’s the best judge of whether animated things moving in space look real. “People intuitively know exactly what to draw to evoke realism,” says Don Fussell, professor of computer science. “Computers don’t have that luxury.” What computers can do,...

Computer Science Faculty Named 2010 ACM Fellows

Alvisi, Dahlin and Mooney have been recognized for their contributions to computer science that have provided fundamental knowledge to the field and generated innovations in industry.

Seeing Anew

Every day—every minute, every second—the world’s computers are amassing visual information at an extraordinary rate. And every day people like Kristen Grauman are searching for ways to help computers sift through this avalanche of visual information.