Prof. Milos Gligoric has been named the recipient of the 2015 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) SIGSOFT Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award. The [ACM] SIGSOFT Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award is presented annually to the author of an outstanding doctoral dissertation in the area of Software Engineering.
Software Engineering and Systems covers the complexity of software systems and requirements. In addition, research and study in this field addresses architecting, designing, building, testing, analyzing, evaluating, deploying, maintaining and evolving software systems. Problems investigated include theory, techniques, methods, processes, tools, middleware, and environments for all types of software systems in all types of domains and applications.
Texas ECE PhD student Sungmin Cho and his advisor Christine Julien received the Mark Weiser Best Paper Award at PerCom 2016, held on March 14-18, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Percom is the premier conference in pervasive computing and communications. The pair was recognized for the paper "CHITCHAT: Navigating Tradeoffs in Device-to-Device Context Sharing." The Mark Weiser Best Paper award is given to a single paper in the selective PerCom conference based on a combination of the paper and its presentation at the conference.
Texas ECE PhD candidate Yuhao Zhu has been named a recipient of a 2016 Google PhD Fellowship in Mobile Computing. In 2009, Google created the PhD Fellowship program "to recognize and support outstanding graduate students doing exceptional research in Computer Science and related disciplines. Now in its seventh year, our fellowship programs have collectively supported over 200 graduate students in Australia, China and East Asia, India, North America, Europe and the Middle East who seek to shape and influence the future of technology."
Prof. Milos Gligoric has been named the recipient of a Google Faculty Research Award. He was selected for his proposal "Multi-Language Regression Test Selection."
Sarfraz and his co-author Darko Marinov received the award for their paper entitled "TestEra: A novel framework for automated testing of Java programs" published at the 16th IEEE International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE) 2001.
Prof. Vijay Janapa Reddi has been named the 2015 recipient of the Most Influential Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI) Paper Award from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Programming Languages (SIGPLAN).
UT Austin is adopting a homegrown two-factor authentication solution in Toopher, an Austin-based startup created by UT ECE alumnus Evan Grim and Josh Alexander, an adjunct professor in the McCombs School of Business.
Prof. Sriram Vishwanath has received the Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year award. Sriram has served as an advisor to Lynx Labs, a startup launched by UT students. The company makes a camera and software that can capture environments in 3-D. Vishwanath also advises M87, a company run by engineering graduate students. It has developed patented technology to boost the performance of wireless networks.
Mattan Erez, an associate professor in the Cockrell School's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is one of three faculty members from The University of Texas at Austin to be selected to receive Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.
A team of researchers that includes UT ECE Professors Lizy K. John and Andreas Gerstlauer has been awarded a $750,000 grant from NSF's Exploiting Parallelism and Scalability (XPS) program. The project is led by Prof. George Biros and further includes Prof. Robert van de Geijn.
UT ECE professor Vijay Garg has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for his work on developing new synchronization mechanisms for concurrent programs. The project aims to develop new synchronization mechanisms with the goal to make synchronization as simple and intuitive as possible for programmers.
UT ECE graduate Dr. Oluwasanmi Koyejo has won the Amazon Best Student Paper Award for "Constrained Bayesian Inference for Low Rank Multitask Learning" with Prof. Joydeep Ghosh at The Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI). UAI is is the premier international conference on research related to representation, inference, learning and decision making in the presence of uncertainty, and typically has a 12-14% acceptance rate for oral papers.
ECE professors Dr. Christine Julien, Dr. Sarfraz Khurshid, and Dr. Miryung Kim, along with Mechanical Engineering professor Dr. Raul Longoria, have been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for their work titled "CPS: Synergy: Physically-Informed Assertions for CPS Development and Debugging."
Two researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are making it possible for smart phone users on the Forty Acres to take a “Gander” at the digital space around them.
Thanks to a new mobile application and search engine called Gander, students, faculty and staff will be able to access instant, useful information about coffee shop traffic or school assignments that they wouldn’t otherwise get from a website.
Dr. Christine Julien and the Mobile and Pervasive Computing Group, along with collaborators, are working on redefining search based on locality though Personalized Networked Spaces. “In the future you might want to search very new information from the physical environment,” says Jonas Michel, a researcher working on the Gander project. “Your information needs are very localized to that place and event and moment.”
Article by Rick Docksai, reprinted with permission from Software Engineer Insider
UT ECE graduate student Chris Slaughter and his five-person engineering team are developing software for a 3-D modeling camera that can capture and help accurately render all the 3-D surfaces in a room. Chris has participated in the Austin Technology Incubator Student Entrepreneur Acceleration and Launch (SEAL) program to help turn his ideas into a company, Lynx Laboratories.
Chris has worked with UT ECE professor Sriram Vishwanath, who teaches and encourages business-minded young engineers.
Advanced Research in Software Engineering (ARiSE), was recently awarded a 4 year, $1.2 million contract to assist the State of Texas, Office of the Attorney General Child Support Division (CSD) meet increasing customer service demands, manage growing and changing caseloads, improve automation of processes, and attract and retain a changing workforce by renewing and transforming its existing child support system, Texas Child Support Enforcement System (TXCSES), using newer technologies.
By Dr. Miryung Kim (Principal Investigator)
Collaborator: Dr. Kathryn S. McKinley (UT CS)
By Drs. Christine Julien and Sriram Viswanath (Principal Investigators)
Drew Stovall (Post-Doctoral Fellow)
Nicholas Paine (Ph.D. Student)
Professor Christine Julien is solving persistent problems posed by delay-tolerant networks (DTNs)—heteterogeneous networks with spotty connectivity. DTNs are the norm in remote areas with inadequate energy resources and mobile nodes, complicating search and rescue operations and third world communications.
Dr. Joydeep Ghosh applies data mining techniques to remotely sensed and GIS data to develop a comprehensive framework for efficient and accurate mapping, monitoring, and modeling of land cover and changes in usage over large regions.