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Freshmen Fight Cyber Attacks and Other Societal Threats

Freshmen Fight Cyber Attacks and Other Societal Threats

Students at The University of Texas at Austin are learning ways to fight cyber crime where these threats increasingly take place: phones, cars and other devices in the "Internet of Things."

Computer Scientist Wins Sloan Fellowship

Computer Scientist Wins Sloan Fellowship

A faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin who works to improve the security and reliability of computer software systems has been awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship for 2015.

UT Austin Computer Science Program Ranked Sixth in the World

UT Austin Computer Science Program Ranked Sixth in the World

GatesBldg.jpgThe University of Texas of Austin's computer science program is the 6th best in the world, according to the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) compiled by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Hall Open

Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Hall Open

With high-tech collaborative laboratories and spaces, the complex marks the start of a new era for the university’s top-10 ranked Department of Computer Science.

President Obama Honors Computer Scientist

President Obama Honors Computer Scientist

Brent Waters honored at the White House this week with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

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...

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.

Data of Our Lives

Data of Our Lives

In an era of cell phones and OnStar, math Professor Andrew Blumberg is working to protect our "locational privacy" from the prying eyes of the world.

New Digital Security Program Doesn't Protect as Promised

University of Texas at Austin scientists have shown that they can break "Vanish," a program that promised to self-destruct computer data, such as emails and photographs, and thereby protect a person's privacy. There is no way to permanently delete any material posted or sent through the Internet, and this leaves people's information vulnerable to ...

Math Could Make Security Screening More Fair

AUSTIN, Texas — A researcher at The University of Texas at Austin has found that secondary security screening at airports is mathematically flawed, and has identified a way to select people for screenings more efficiently and fairly. William H. Press, a professor of computer sciences and integrative biology, proposes a method called square root bi...