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.


#Health@You supports communication between teens and parents, allows management of users’ illness symptoms, and provides mechanisms for constant reflection through active user participation.  More information can be found here.

Chris proposed to study the current practices in small clinics in treating and diagnosing diabetes to inform the design of electronic health record interfaces that better support these practices. He intended to understand the information needs and collaboration models in this type of care. He would use a user-centered design process to explore ideal user interactions and modalities of use for technologies in this space.