What is the Neural Network?

Oct. 13, 2017

The Neural Network is a weekly newsletter spotlighting some of the many members of the Computer Science community. Each week we will get to learn about a different professor, staff member, or student. We’ll have the opportunity to get their advice about life, school, and the neighborhood. We’ll learn about...

Orit Peleg

Sept. 28, 2018

Orit Peleg joined the Computer Science department and BioFrontiers in January and has since lit up the Engineering Center with her insightful research, humble demeanor, and kind enthusiasm. Her research lies in the intersections of biology, mathematics, computer science, physics, and engineering, through which she has gained an appreciation for...

Bobby Schnabel

Sept. 2, 2018

Given the many titles and roles Bobby Schnabel has held in the Computer Science department, he is an extremely difficult man to introduce. Although he self-identifies as “Chief Maverick and Rabble Rouser,” Bobby is also the founding director of the ATLAS Institute, an external chair for the CS department, the...

Izzy Aguiar

Aug. 28, 2018

Izzy Aguiar started publishing The Neural Network when she arrived at CU Boulder from Colorado School of Mines last fall. She just graduated from the CS department with an MS and is now a Knight-Hennessy Scholar pursuing a PhD in computational and mathematical engineering at Stanford. Izzy is a shining...

Alexandra Kolla

March 1, 2018

Alexandra Kolla is a brand new associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at CU Boulder, who joined our community at the beginning of the semester. She is a professor in our growing theory group and excited to help new students pursue paths in theoretical computer science. Introduce yourself...

Chris Heckman

Feb. 22, 2018

Chris Heckman is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at CU Boulder who does research on robotic perception, autonomous vehicles, and machine learning. The first time I got to meet Chris was when he and his wife opened up their home to host the graduate student “friendsgiving”...

Jed Brown

Feb. 5, 2018

When I asked Jed Brown, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at CU Boulder, how he would introduce himself, he responded by saying that he usually introduces himself by claiming not to be something. Around climbers, he’s not a serious climber; around computer scientists, he’s not a...

Jessie Finocchiaro

Jan. 29, 2018

Jessie is a first year PhD student in the “huuuugeee” (said with sarcasm) theory group in the Department of Computer Science at CU Boulder. Jessie is an unbelievably kind and attentive human being who goes out of her way to ask detailed and thoughtful questions of the lives of her...

Liz Bradley

Jan. 18, 2018

Dr. Liz Bradley is a full professor in the Department of Computer Science, specializing in nonlinear dynamics, machine learning, and control theory. Liz shows her kindness and dedication to our department through her organization of weekly tea for her lab, through her willingness to support her students’ exciting PhD topics,...

Paul Constantine

Dec. 6, 2017

Dr. Paul Constantine is an assistant professor and one of 19 new faculty in our growing department. Paul’s background is in computational mathematics and his research is in developing and analyzing methods that seek to identify exploitable low dimensional structures in complex computational science models. Paul is also my advisor,...

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