News: Computer Science

Read the latest news from the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin


Computer Scientist Keshav Pingali Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Programing Languages

Pingali has received the Programming Languages Achievement Award by the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Programming Languages (SIGPLAN).

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Department of Computer Science

Transforming Video Accessibility Through Artificial Intelligence

UT researchers developed an AI technology that empowers users with visual impairments to engage with digital media.

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Rise of the LLMs

Greg Durrett tackles your burning questions about large language models.

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What is AI, Anyway?

What do we even mean when we say “artificial intelligence”? And how do we make sure it’s safe and useful? Here, with all the answers...

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“AI for the Rest of Us” Brings Expert Conversations on Artificial Intelligence to UT Community

All summer, University experts will offer up key lessons about AI.

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NSF Funded Expedition Project Uses AI to Rethink Computer Operating Systems

Aditya Akella leads the project that aims to boost performance of OSes and help enable assistant robots, autonomous vehicles and smart cities.

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Department of Computer Science

Computer Scientist Honored for Teaching Excellence

Professor Calvin Lin has won the prestigious Minnie Stevens Piper Teaching Award.

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Artificial Intelligence Trained to Draw Inspiration From Images, Not Copy Them

Researchers are using corrupted data to help generative AI models avoid the misuse of images under copyright.

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To Optimize Guide-Dog Robots, First Listen to the Visually Impaired

Guide-dog users and trainers can provide insight into features that make robotic helpers useful in the real world.

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Texas Undergraduate College

Computer Science and Mathematics Dual Major Receives Goldwater Scholarship

Luisa Mao of The University of Texas at Austin is among a select group of undergraduates to be awarded the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.

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