Topic: Department of Computer Science

Computer Scientists at UT Austin Crack Code for Redrawing Bird Family Tree

Dec. 11, 2014

[caption id="attachment_49761" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Siavash Mirarab, computer science graduate student at The University of Texas at Austin, helped develop a new technique for estimating evolutionary relationships that allowed researchers to redraw the bird family tree."]Siavash Mirarab[/caption]

AUSTIN, Texas  A new computational technique developed at The University of Texas at Austin has enabled an international consortium to produce an avian tree of life that points to the origins of various bird species.

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Three Faculty Members to Receive Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers

Jan. 8, 2014

Three faculty members from The University of Texas at Austin have been selected to receive Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers.

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Researchers Use Machine Learning to Boil Down the Stories that Wearable Cameras Are Telling

Sept. 12, 2013

Researchers are working to develop tools to help make sense of the vast quantities of video that are going to be produced by wearable camera technology like Google Glass and Looxcie.

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A Social Network for Genes?

Aug. 19, 2013
A Social Network for Genes?

In the same way Facebook recommends friends and Spotify suggests music, UT researchers are using links between genes to determine which ones cause disease. Learn more.

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68 Must-Read Books for Incoming Students

Aug. 5, 2013
68 Must-Read Books for Incoming Students

On Aug. 27 incoming students will meet some of their professors for the first time during Freshman Reading Round-up, a campus-wide book club. Need a read? Get the list here.

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