News: Computer Science

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

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UT Mourns Pioneer of Computational Mechanics and Founder of Oden Institute

J. Tinsley Oden, the founder of computational mechanics and first director of UT’s related institute, has died.

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College Announces Newest Inductees to Hall of Honor

The Hall of Honor recognizes Distinguished Alumni, Distinguished Service and Emerging Leader award winners.

Amir Husain, Christina Reed and Wayne Alexander

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UT and U.S. Army Researchers Replicate Real-life Tech Lab for Summer Camp Students

A STEM enrichment camp at UT Austin recently connected middle school students with tech mentors.

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New “Essentials of AI” Course Launches This Fall

The Department of Computer Science and the Good Systems program present a one semester-credit-hour course titled “Essentials of AI for Life and Society.”

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Starbird, Martines and Dillig Selected for Texas 10 Recognition

Three faculty members in the College of Natural Sciences were chosen for an honor given by The Alcalde.

Theresa Martines, Işıl Dillig and Michael Starbird


Brain Activity Decoder Can Reveal Stories in People’s Minds

The work relies in part on a transformer model, similar to the ones that power ChatGPT.

Strings of words spiral out from a brain


U.S. News Ranks UT Austin Among Best in U.S. for Graduate Studies

The 2023-2024 rankings have updated information for computer science, math, physics and chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin. All have top-10 ranked specialties...

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Amazon Teams Up With UT To Establish New Science Hub

This is the sixth Amazon Science Hub to date. Its focus includes visual technology, robotics and algorithms.

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NSF Awards Graduate Research Fellowships to 23 UT Natural Sciences Students

Dozens of graduate and undergraduate students of UT Austin's College of Natural Sciences were honored this year by the National Science Foundation.

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In a Rare Occurrence, UT Austin Professors Each Snag the ‘Nobel Prizes’ of Their Fields in the Same Year

Two UT Austin faculty members Luis A. Caffarelli and Bob Metcalfe snagged the Nobel Prize equivalents of in mathematics and computing on the same day.

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