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Ian Her Many Horses

Conventional wisdom says that kids aren’t capable of learning computer science until high school. As Scalable Game Design works to prove that wrong with middle schoolers, Ian Her Many Horses (CompSci’06) is taking it a step further in his PhD work in the CU-Boulder School of Education.

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.

Evi Nemeth

Join the CU-Boulder Department of Computer Science as we recognize the hard work of our students and remember a longtime professor during the Evi Nemeth Computer Science Expo. The expo will be held from 5-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in the Byron R. White Club Level at Folsom Field.

Students chat with 1999 physics laureate Martinus Veltman at the 65th Lindau meeting.

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.

19 women who attended the 2015 Grace Hopper Conference pose for a group shot at the start of the event

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

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.

Student discuss big data with Zayo staff

Students in this fall’s HCC Big Data Computing course got an extra dose of hands-on learning, thanks to Boulder-based Zayo Group.  

Jordan Boyd-Graber with Ken Jennings

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.

Teachers with facilitator at SVVSD workshop

(Photo by Lewis Geyer/Daily Times-Call)

In the days after researchers from CU-Boulder hosted a K-12 computer science symposium for the St. Vrain Valley School District, SVVSD’s Axel Reitzig reported that he could already see the excitement about computer science growing in his district.

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