Katie Siek

The annual award is given to a woman in computer science and/or engineering who has made significant research contributions and who has contributed to her profession, especially in the outreach to women. Dr. Siek will be presented the award at CHI 2013 in April 2013.

Photo: CU-Boulder double major Ariel Aguilar combined studies in psychology and computer science with a focus on software tools and children's acquisition of language.

The University of Colorado Board of Regents has approved a new Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science for non-engineering students. The degree is expected to be offered beginning in Fall 2013. For more information, please click here.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science and BioFrontiers faculty member, Debra Goldberg, sees computer science as truly interdisciplinary. Goldberg is a computer scientist by training and a teacher at heart. One of her favorite classroom tactics? Silence, which grabs the attention of sleepy students and pulls them back into the discussion.

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The NASA project will focus on developing a greenhouse for food production in space. 

These activities will be streamlined with the “Advanced Robotics” class in Spring 2013. More information is available here.

Tom Yeh

The Department of Computer Science is pleased to announce that Dr. Tom Yeh has joined as an Assistant Professor commencing Fall 2012.

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The first Casey Feldman Award has been given to Sean Wiese for his work with Boulder Food Rescue, a local organization that rescues and redistributes perishable food "waste" to charities that serve homeless and at-risk individuals.

Computer Science PhD student Daniel Knights was selected as the winner of the College of Engineering and Applied Science's Outstanding Dissertation Award.

Flutter is a T-shirt that embeds a network of microphones into a shirt to detect the direction of sounds and display them via vibrating winglets on the shirt’s surface. Each microphone locally performs a Fast-Fourier-Transform (FFT) to determine frequencies and their amplitude of incoming sounds. This information is then shared between microphones to detect the position of the strongest sample.

Swarm Wall

The dynamic interactive artwork featured changing fields of color, light and sound driven by a distributed form of artificial intelligence.

 This artwork was a feature of a month-long summer exhibit at the University of Colorado Boulder Art Museum. More information is available here.

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The prize was awarded jointly by the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) and the 10th International Conference on Pervasive Computing (Pervasive 2012). The name of the paper is “Personalized Driving Behavior Monitoring and Analysis for Emerging Hybrid Vehicles” published in Pervasive 2012: Proceedings of the 10thInternational Conference on Pervasive Computing, June 2012.