Big data. Data privacy. The general public may hear these buzzwords often, but how many of them truly understand how companies are using the data they share online?
Mike Skirpan, a third-year PhD student in CU-Boulder’s Department of Computer Science, wants to help deepen that understanding with his team’s immersive theater performance, “Quantified Self Data Experience,” premiering in the ATLAS Institute Black Box Experimental Studio on April 28 - May 1.
Above: Students chat with 1999 physics laureate Martinus Veltman at the 65th Lindau meeting. Photo courtesy Lindau Laureates Meeting.
After a competitive selection process, computer science PhD student Andy McEvoy has been chosen to attend the 66th Lindau Nobel Laurate Meeting this summer in Lindau, Germany.
For CU Women in Computing (WIC) member Jessica Lynch, true success for the organization would be for there not to be a need for it anymore.
“Really our ultimate goal in doing anything that celebrates a minority is to eventually have that organization being invalidated because it’s being celebrated in the larger community,” she said.
Shaun Kane, assistant professor of computer science at the University of Colorado Boulder, has been selected as a 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, the first CU-Boulder faculty member to receive the prestigious fellowship for work in computer science.
A few years ago, Associate Professor Rick Han attended a mobile app competition at CU-Boulder. The competition had been completely organized by students and no credit was being offered, but 10 teams had still shown up to compete.
Han immediately saw an opportunity for computer science students. While most work on an industry-sponsored project for their senior capstone, he wanted to capture the entrepreneurial spirit that already existed.
Ken Jennings may hold the record for the longest winning streak on Jeopardy. But in an Oct. 2 quiz-bowl matchup against Assistant Professor Jordan Boyd-Graber’s QANTA robot at the University of Washington, he just wasn’t fast enough.