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Welcome to the department! We know that in your decision process you will probably have many questions about all aspects of life in graduate school. The list below contains a bunch of possible queries you might have. We encourage you to ask about anything from the list, and initiate contact with us here at GRACS. The list is by no means exhaustive – so if you're thinking about something that isn't exactly there, please send us a line. We at GRACS or someone from the CS department will be more than happy to answer these.

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Research areas

Artificial Intelligence

  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Science
  • Machine Perception
  • Knowledge Representation
  • Logic and Reasoning
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms
  • Robotics


  • Architecture
  • Compilers
  • Programming Languages
  • Distributed Computing
  • Operating Systems
  • Networking
  • Security


  • Complexity Theory
  • Automatic Theorem Proving
  • Formal Methods
  • Cryptography

Other areas

  • Computational Biology
  • Graphics and Visualization
  • High Performance Computing

General issues

  • Coming in the PhD program with a Master's degree
  • Coming back to grad school after several years out of school
  • Undergrad degree in a field other than CS
  • TA issues
  • Choosing an advisor
  • Getting a Master's in a PhD program

Special interest

  • Women's issues
  • Religious issues
  • Married life
  • Going to grad school with children
  • Cross-Cultural issues
  • Living without a car
  • Buying a house or a condo
  • Vegetarian/vegan
  • Fine Dining
  • Fine wines
  • Cultural life
  • Art
  • Theater
  • Cinema
  • Live music
  • Sports and outdoor recreation
  • Ballroom dancing
  • Biking
  • General fitness and UT facilities
  • Hiking and camping

Intramural sports

  • Kickball
  • Martial Arts
  • Power lifting and body building
  • Racquetball
  • Rock climbing
  • Running
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate frisbee
  • Visiting State and National parks
  • Dog parks in Austin
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