Topic: Department of Computer Sciences

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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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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Artificially Intelligent Game Bots Pass the Turing Test on Turing's Centenary

Sept. 26, 2012

An artificially intelligent virtual gamer created has won the BotPrize by convincing a panel of judges that it was more human-like than half the humans it competed against.

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1 Semester Startup Class at The University of Texas at Austin to Host "Demo Day" to Showcase 20 Undergraduate Startups

Nov. 28, 2011

Twenty undergraduate student startups from The University of Texas at Austin will present five-minute investor pitches to the Austin entrepreneurial community Thursday, Dec. 1. The startups are part of 1 Semester Startup (1SS), a class at the university that supports undergraduates who are starting companies.

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