Lucky Vidmar and his wife Aubrey Ardema with Chip the Buffalo

Lucky Vidmar: Engineering and ethics intertwined

April 22, 2022

Lucky Vidmar (CompSci'94; M'97) is working to empower ethics-focused engineers and honor his friend and mentor through the Moulakis Lecture Series within the Herbst Program for Engineering, Ethics & Society.

Rupa Dachere

Alumna on a mission to break barriers and make new connections

April 1, 2022

Rupa Dachere (CompSci’94) recognizes the challenges women software developers still encounter in the workforce. She recently moved back to Colorado and is also looking to expand her network of women in science and engineering in Boulder.

Bhavna Chhabra at Google in Boulder

Pushing Boundaries: From humble roots to Google role model

April 2, 2019

Bhavna Chhabra (CompSci'95) grew up in New Delhi, India, in a house with no electricity or running water, expected by her parents to marry a man they chose.

Rob Lindsey at work in his office.

‘Spellcheck for clinicians’

Dec. 20, 2018

Robert Lindsey’s startup, Imagen, has ambitious goals: Eliminate the medical diagnostic errors that affect more than 12 million Americans each year and make high-quality care accessible worldwide.

David Haussler in his lab

National Academy recognizes alum for pioneering genome research

March 15, 2018

David Haussler (PhDCompSci’82) and his team posted the first publicly available human genome sequence on the Internet in 2000.

Rupa Dachere, left, leads a panel at DevPulseCon 2015

Alumna’s nonprofit creating technical focus and safe space for women in tech

Oct. 31, 2016

In her more than 20 years in the tech industry, Rupa Dachere (CompSci’94) has attended and spoken at a lot of conferences. But she often came away disappointed by a lack of focus on high-quality technical issues at women-centric conferences, or on diversity issues at male-dominated technical conferences. “They would...

Chancellor Phil DiStefano hangs the Norlin medal around Pam Drew's neck.

CS alumna wins prestigious university award

Sept. 28, 2015

Pamela Drew has a master's and a doctorate in computer science, but she came very close to being a different kind of doctor altogether. Drew was pursuing a pre-medicine degree in math and biology at CU-Boulder when she decided to take a computer science class during her junior year. From...

Laura Mather

Alumna's newest startup tackles diversity issues through hiring software

Oct. 23, 2014

Throughout her career, Laura Mather (AppMath’94, MS CompSci’96, PhD CompSci’98) has focused on making the world a better place. She’s proud that her security startup, Silver Tail, was helping to keep 1.5 billion online accounts safe when she sold it in 2012 . That sale has since allowed her to...