Prof. Mattan Erez and Prof. Michael Orshansky of Texas ECE have received an award from Facebook Research to develop new technologies in the area of “AI System Hardware/Software Co-Design.”
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.
Christine Julien and Edison Thomaz are part of a team creating an app game that will focus on increasing exercise and weight monitoring in heart failure patients.
Together with collaborators at the University of California, Riverside they have been awarded a $1M grant to study application of machine learning techniques for performance and power prediction in early design stages of future computer systems.
Lockheed Martin has sponsored the Lockheed Martin Award for Excellence in Engineering Teaching to honor a faculty member for their exceptional teaching since 1956.
Prof. Suzanne Barber and her research team developed PrivacyCheck to give users a quick and easy way to understand privacy policies. PrivacyCheck is a browser plugin using a data mining algorithm to highlight 10 important factors in privacy policies and help inform users before they click “I Agree."
The findings are part of a two-part research report concerning biometric authentication technology from the Center for Identity at The University of Texas at Austin.
Texas ECE Professor Vijay Garg and his former PhD student Himanshu Chauhan received the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Runtime Verification 2017 (RV’17), held September 13th–16th in Seattle, Washington. The Runtime Verification event originated as a workshop in 2001, and is now an international conference, held annually since 2010. The award recognizes their paper “Space Efficient Breadth-First and Level Traversals of Consistent Global States of Parallel Programs.”
The UT Austin Villa team won 3rd prize at the RoboCup@Home 2017 competition in Nagoya, in the category of Domestic Standard Platform League.
Joydeep Ghosh, along with his collaborators and students, were awarded the 2017 Distinguished Clinical Research Informatics Paper Award at the American Medical Informatics Association Joint Summits on Translational Sciences, held March 27-30 in San Francisco California. The award recognizes the paper “PheKnow-Cloud: A Tool of Evaluating High-Throughput Phenotype Candidates Using Online Medical Literature.” The paper provides a machine learning/A.I.
David Soloveichik, Texas ECE assistant professor, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for his work on "Robust molecular computation: error-correcting reaction networks and leakless DNA circuits."
Milos Gligoric, Texas ECE assistant professor, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for his work on "Advancing Regression Testing: Theory and Practice."
To help mobile device users maximize their limited battery storage, electrical and computer engineering professor Vijay Janapa Reddi and graduate student Yuhao Zhu have developed what they are calling “GreenWeb."
Prof. Janapa Reddi received this honor "in recognition for outstanding contributions to the field of electrical and computer engineering and presentation of his lecture on energy efficiency and mobile computing."
Prof. Milos Gligoric has received a grant under the National Science Foundation’s Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) program.
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.
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.