Junior computer science major Tommy Hoffmann and his team, Overly Kinetic, recently won the Dare to be Digital competition in Dundee, Scotland, and were one of three teams nominated for the prestigious Ones to Watch Award by the British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA).
Congratulations to assistant professor Tom Yeh, who has been chosen to receive the 2014 Student Affairs Faculty Member of the Year Award! The CU-Boulder Division of Student Affairs gives the award annually to faculty members who demonstrate outstanding engagement with students and who make substantial contributions to Student Affairs.
Associate professor Richard Han, doctoral student Mike Gartrell and their team are working to pioneer an algorithm that would allow businesses and websites to make recommendations for groups, much like Amazon and Netflix do for individuals. They're starting by using an app called SocialDining to collect data on how groups make decisions.
Devon Tivona and Lianne Haug, who both graduated in May 2014, have created a mobile app called Varsity that helps college students discover events, clubs and classes based on their interests.
Haug told BuiltInColorado.com that while the the app great for students, it has also "big data" potential as well.
Professor Emeritus Clarence “Skip” Ellis has won a 2013/2014 Fulbright award to teach at Ashesi University in Ghana. His course -- World Simulation: Culture, Technology and Ethics -- will examine how various governments around the world work, teasing out ethical, economic, social and political factors.
The paper "Math on a Sphere: Making Use of Public Displays in Education" by Mike Eisenberg, Antranig Basman, and Sherry Hsi, won a Best Paper award at the Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA) October 2013 conference in Fort Worth, Texas.
A paper submitted by CS Professor Dirk Grunwald and two of his former Ph.D. students, Srilatha “Bobbie” Manne from the ECEE department and Artur Klauser from Computer Science, has won the ACM SIGARCH/IEEE-CS TCCA Influential Paper Award for 2013.