Hiro Kobayashi
Post-Baccalaureate Instructor

Hiro received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of California Irvine and a master’s degree in engineering from Lehigh University. After working in the field as an engineer and information technology manager, he went on to start a few ventures and become president of a consumer electronics corporation. As a strong advocate for lifelong learning, he recently continued his studies in the field of computer science at the University of Colorado Boulder and Georgia Institute of Technology. His academic pursuits lie mainly in the areas of computer vision, machine learning, and autonomous vehicles.

Why do you teach online for the Post-Bacc program?

Teaching for the post‐bacc program provides me an outlet to share my passion for technology with others while contributing to the ever‐growing demand for quality computer science education. Having been an online learner myself, I can truly understand the unique needs of online students and the challenges they face. I have also seen the tremendous advantages that come with online learning and the impact it’s having on the world of education. Being able to receive a computer science degree entirely online from a world‐class institution like the University of Colorado Boulder is truly amazing and I’m extremely excited to be a part of this program!

What do you like to do outside of CU? 

I have a strong passion for making things. I’m usually working on projects involving woodworking, metalworking, electronics, 3D printing, CNC machining, home remodeling, and pretty much anything involving tools and/or my hands. When I’m not working in my garage or out of a makerspace, you can usually find me doing something active outdoors.