Nothing unusual about 'the long peace' since WWII

Feb. 26, 2018

Since the end of World War II, few violent conflicts have erupted between major powers. Scholars have come to call this 73-year period “the long peace.” But is this stretch of relative calm truly unusual in modern human history – and evidence that peace-keeping efforts are working? Or is it...


Scant Evidence of Power Laws Found in Real-World Networks

Feb. 15, 2018

A paper posted online last month has reignited a debate about one of the oldest, most startling claims in the modern era of network science: the proposition that most complex networks in the real world — from the World Wide Web to interacting proteins in a cell — are “scale-free.”...

Tactile sensors mounted on a commercial gripper (Nikolaus Correll)

Accelerating innovation: 7 research teams receive commercialization grants

May 11, 2017

Seven CU Boulder research teams have been selected to receive grants for the development of commercially-promising technologies. A total of 21 applications were reviewed by a panel of external judges made up of entrepreneurs, investors, business executives and intellectual property attorneys from around the country. Six of the seven awards...

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The possibilities and limits of using data to predict scientific discoveries

Feb. 3, 2017

Amidst the vast and varied ecosystem of modern science, the emerging interdisciplinary field known as the “science of science” is exploring a difficult, but provocative, question: In the age of data science, are future discoveries now predictable? In an article published this week in the journal Science , CU Boulder...

Aaron Clauset is an assistant professor of computer science at CU-Boulder and a faculty member of the BioFrontiers Institute.

Five Questions about Network Science

July 3, 2016

Five Questions for Aaron Clauset Aaron Clauset is an assistant professor of computer science at CU-Boulder and a faculty member of the BioFrontiers Institute. He recently accepted the 2016 Erdős-Rényi Prize in Network Science, which is an international prize awarded annually to a researcher under 40 who has made fundamental...

IQ Biology grad student, Daniel McDonald recently returned from the Workshop on Genomics in the Czech Republic.

IQ Bio Blog: Workshop on Genomics

April 4, 2012

This past January, I had an amazing opportunity to be an instructor at the Workshop on Genomics , and the associated advanced topic sessions, in the Czech Republic. The workshop was hosted in Cesky Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage site considered the best preserved medieval town in Europe. The workshop...

Biofrontiers computer scientist, Aaron Clauset, brings the power of computing to unlock biological mysteries. (Photo: Patrick Campbell, University of Colorado)

Chasing the elegant solution

Nov. 22, 2011

Chasing the elegant solution Stereotypes tell us that computer scientists are all about hardware, software and servers. They are all about sifting through crowded lines of code in the dim basement of the engineering school. If this is what you believe about computer scientists, Aaron Clauset is about to burst...