When Denise Koessler receives her doctorate in computer science, it will mark the end of the long road—one that wasn’t always easily traveled. “There were times along the way where I didn’t have a peer in my classes,” said Koessler. “I was on the verge of leaving engineering. There just weren’t many other women.”
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Last week, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek celebrated faculty, staff, and students for their accomplishments throughout the past academic year. Debora Baldwin, associate professor of psychology; Bruce MacLennan, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science; Anthony Nownes, professor of political science; and Marianne Wanamaker, associate professor of economics, each received the Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award.
The Department of Energy recently released a report co-chaired by UT Distinguished Professor Jack Dongarra in which he stresses the importance of prioritizing research into high-end mathematics to help keep the United States on the cutting edge of computing.
Get to know Jeff Reinbolt and Kevin Tomsovic, two College of Engineering faculty members who are training the next generation of engineers and doing research to improve health care and the nation’s power grid.
WBIR-TV’s Robin Wilhoit sat down with Mark Dean, a professor in electrical engineering and computer science, who helped invent the first personal computer. Dean recently retired from IBM and returned to his alma mater, UT, to teach and conduct research. “This was on the path of where I wanted to go. I’m reaching that point
An internationally-recognized list launched by Jack Dongarra, distinguished professor of computer science, is receiving international coverage including the The Wall Street Journal‘s All Things D site. The latest edition of the TOP500 list which ranks the most powerful supercomputers is released this week, coinciding with a conference being held in Denver. According to the article.
For 101 years, UT undergraduate engineering students and faculty have dedicated a day to showing high school students the exciting opportunities available to future engineers. Called Engineers Day, the event dismisses undergraduate engineering classes for the day to allow undergraduates to interact with prospective engineering students. This year’s Engineers Day is Thursday, October 24.
The national Lean In women’s professional movement has landed on campus. New York Times best-seller Lean In, written by Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, has prompted a conversation change to focus on what women can do rather than not do, to advance their careers and influence. The on-campus group, “Women in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at UT” was asked to be the founding circle in a new partnership between LeanIn.Org and the Anita Borg Institute.
Jack Dongarra, distinguished professor of computer science in the College of Engineering, is being honored for his leadership in high performance computing. He will receive the Association for Computing Machinery-Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society Ken Kennedy Award on November 19 in Denver at SC13, the International Conference on High Performance Computing.
After 34 years with IBM, Mark Dean feels right back at home in his new office in the Min Kao Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building. Dean is responsible for designing the personal computer, the first gigahertz processor, and the once the world’s most powerful supercomputer, the Blue Gene. He ran multiple research teams all over