Kelly admires a mural on a building

Kelly (Kinsella) Coyne (IPhy'07)

Tell us about your career path. I started my career at Level 3 communications in Broomfield, Colorado. I began as a marketing intern, doing anything I could to prove myself (if you ever need advice on cleaning out and organizing a marketing closet, definitely reach out). Within four years, I...

Alexander Blum

Alexander Blum (MechEngr'85)

Why did you choose to study computer science? I was introduced to computer science as a result of it being a compulsory subject for undergraduate mechanical engineering majors. Who or what had a strong effect on your interest or trajectory in computer science? I created a rudimentary project management program...

Bhavna on the balcony of the Google Boulder offices overlooking the Flatirons

Bhavna Chhabra (CompSci'95)

Bhavna on the balcony of the Google Boulder offices. Bhavna during her time as a CU Boulder student. Why did you choose to study computer science? My father predicted that computers were going to be the "next big thing" and since I liked math and science, it seemed like a...

Brad Calder

Brad Calder (MCompSci'93, PhD'95)

Why did you choose to study computer science? When I was in junior high, I got a Commodore 64 right after it came out. You had to teach yourself how to program to pretty much do anything on it. From that point onward, I was hooked in terms of understanding...

James M. Barton (ElEngrCompSci'80, MCompSci'82)

As a teenager I was fortunate to have access to electrical parts and kits, building clocks and radios, and of course my first flip-flop. I started at CU in electrical engineering, but was drawn to computer engineering and programming early on, eventually changing to the new track of electrical engineering...

Jim Ambuch

Jim Ambach (MCompSci'94)

Who or what had a strong effect on your interest/trajectory in computer science? There are two computer scientists I had as teachers who had a strong impact on my desire to study computer science: Andy van Dam (Brown University) taught me how to program, and more importantly, how to teach...

David Haussler

David Haussler (PhDCompSci'82)

Why did you choose to study computer science? I was fascinated with Turing's concept of (un)computability. Who or what had a strong effect on your interest or trajectory in computer science? My PhD advisor, Andrzej Ehrenfeucht What life lessons did you learn during your time at CU? Never be afraid...

Mazdak Hashemi

Mazdak Hashemi (MCompSci'05, PhD'07)

Why did you choose to study computer science? Computer science is limitless. When I moved to the U.S., I didn’t have a job or a student visa, but I was good in math and liked computers. I was interested to study in a field with a wide range of domains...

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