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CU astronomy and astrophysics grad student Mark Dixon got a dose of inspiration from a Computer Science class taught by lecturer Gabe Johnson, developed a game with his brothers, and won first prize in game design at Microsoft's annual Imagine Cup competition. Check out the details in this Colorado Daily article.

Photo of Arlen Cox smiling

Congratulations to Computer Science PhD student Arlen Cox, who has been awarded a Chateaubriand Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics by the Embassy of France in the USA. Arlen will spend 9 months studying and conducting research at École Normal Supérieure in Paris. Arlen is advised by Bor-Yuh Evan Chang and Sriram Sankaranarayanan.

Some members of CU-Boulder's X-Hab team pose with their NASA mentors

This picture shows a subset of CU Boulder's X-Hab team together with the Kennedy Space Center Director, and NASA mentors. Their trip to The Kennedy Space Center was paired with participation in the RASC-AL competition where the group has won "1st place" and "Best Advanced Concepts" for their robotic-integrated bio-regenerative life-support system concept.

The official press release is below:

Congratulations to Ariel Aguilar, winner of the Colorado Engineering Council’s Silver Medal!

The Silver Medal is the highest honor for students from the CEC. Each department nominates their one top student, based not only on scholarship, but also on achievements and involvement in community or college service, leadership and research. Ariel is the first ever winner from the Department of Computer Science since the award was first established in 1963.

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Rally Software had a terrific debut on the NYSE today as its IPO came in above expectations at $14 a share.

The Founder and CTO of Rally, Ryan Martens (cc'd) is an alum with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from our College and an MBA from the Business School. He is active in a number of programs at CU including being a board member for engineering entrepreneurship efforts here in the College.

Leysia Palen and Kate Starbird

CU Boulder Computer Science Professor Leysia Palen and University of Washington Human Centered Design & Engineering Professor Kate Starbird have received a Best Paper award at the 2013 Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) conference, which is taking place February 23-27 in San Antonio, Texas.

Charles Dietrich demonstrates using his laptop as a musical instrument

Computer Science doctoral student Charles Dietrich has created a new musical instrument incorporating a laptop and a camera. The instrument will make its debut in the next BLOrK concert March 2.

Candace Ghent

Congratulations to Candace Ghent, one of our SMART program students, for winning first place in the computer science category for the poster she presented at NC-LSAMP!

SMART is the Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training program, and NC-LSAMP is the North Carolina Louis Stoke Alliance for Minority Participation. Way to go, Candace!

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Congratulations to CS PhD student John Giacomoni and Manish Vachharajani -- the company they founded (LineRate systems) has been sold to F5 Systems. Over the last few years, they raised $5M in capital and grew to 20 employees. F5 is an $8B networking company.

Mario Barrenechea presents at a computer science graduate student colloquium

Last semester, our graduate students launched their own Computer Science Graduate Student Colloquia. Each week a student gives a talk presenting their current research. These talks give students a friendly environment to practice their presentation skills and foster communication between the CS labs.

For more information, please click here.

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