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Looking and Listening in Machine Learning

Nov. 18, 2021

Seeing is not always believing—at least not for Ph.D. alumnus Ruohan Gao, whose research in machine learning uses senses beyond just sight to inform artificial intelligence.

Gao’s work investigates how algorithms locate and understand audio-emitting objects when multiple sound sources are present. While conventional approaches to object identification in unsupervised machine learning rely solely upon visual cues, Gao’s work leverages audio as a semantic signal to disentangle object sounds in unlabeled video.

Nutritional Sciences Ph.D. Student Wins Three Minute Thesis Competition

Nov. 16, 2021

On Nov. 12, 2021, Nutritional Science Ph.D. student Vasavi Shabrish won first place in the final round of The Graduate School’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at UT. Shabrish’s presentation “Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes in Shift Work” earned her a $1,000 prize and the opportunity to advance to the regional 3MT competition in February.

New Graduate Enrollment at UT Austin Grows 36% During 2021

Oct. 7, 2021

AUSTIN, Texas — New graduate enrollment at The University of Texas at Austin grew by 36.2% during summer and fall of 2021-22 and included a greater number of Asian American, Black, Hispanic and international students enrolling in its graduate programs.

Graduate School Announces 2021 Award Winners

May 3, 2021

The Graduate School has announced the 2021 winners of its professional and student awards. The awards recognize excellence in graduate academics, teaching and professional services.

The winners represent a diverse community of students, scholars, teachers and administrators at the university. 

UT Statement on Anti-Asian Violence

March 31, 2021

The Graduate School stands in solidarity with the Asian community and vehemently denounces the anti-Asian violence that has occurred recently. UT Austin President Hartzell issued the following statement:

Neuroscience Ph.D. Student Wins Three Minute Thesis Competition

Nov. 13, 2020

On Nov. 13, 2020, the Graduate School held the finals of its Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition virtually, with neuroscience Ph.D. student Cherish Taylor winning first prize for her presentation “SLC30A10 Protein: The Key to Discovering Treatments for Manganese-Induced Parkinsonism.”

Enrollment of Diverse Graduate Students Grows at UT Austin

Sept. 29, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin enrolled a greater number of Asian American, Black and Hispanic students to graduate programs during the 2020-21 spring and fall semesters. Additionally, the university received a greater number of applications and admitted a greater number of these students.

Overall graduate enrollment declined this year by 5.1 percent, led by a smaller number of international students enrolling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Message from Dean Mark J. T. Smith on Protests and Unrest

June 2, 2020

Dear Graduate Community,

The recent ruthless killings of African Americans across the country—including George Floyd, Michael Ramos, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and Atatiana Jefferson—have led to protests and unrest across America in response to police brutality and our nation’s continued legacy of racism. 

Graduate School Announces 2020 Award Winners

April 24, 2020

The Graduate School has announced the 2020 winners of its professional and student awards. Generously underwritten by the University Co-op, the awards recognize excellence in graduate academics, teaching and professional services.

The winners represent a diverse community of students, scholars, teachers and administrators at the university. 

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