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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!

LineRate logo

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.

Herb Morreale with dominos

Congratulations to Herb Morreale (BS/CS '91) for winning a 2013 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award!

For more information, please click here.

Computer Science graduate students Sadie Zukowski, Rosalind O’Brien, Jeeeun Kim, and Abigale Stangl traveled to Switzerland in September to collaborate on the Project-Oriented Learning Environment (POLE) project.

For the full article, click here.

Swarm robots called "droplets"

CU-Boulder researchers are working to build a swarm of small robots that can work together to accomplish complex tasks. In the future, teams of intelligent robots could be deployed to tackle a number of challenging problems, from containing an oil spill to self-assembling into a piece of hardware after being launched into space.

Congratulations to Doug Smith and his team of CS students on their invitation to the ISC 2013 Cluster Competition! CU is the only US team to be invited to next year's international competition!  Doug has led our teams in every competition so far.