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... Read more »

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,... Read more »

Faisal Lalani

Nov. 17, 2017

I received an email a few weeks ago from a professor who recommended that I interview Faisal for The Neural Network. The email was an exciting reminder of the subtle ways community is built, and served as an example of the community that is already present within our department. Faisal... Read more »

Layne Hubbard

Nov. 16, 2017

When I interviewed Dr. Lewis last week and asked for a student interview suggestion, he didn’t hesitate at all when he enthusiastically asked, “Has anybody recommended Layne Hubbard yet?” I understood Dr. Lewis’s enthusiasm when I got to sit down with Layne last week. Layne is an influential, kind, motivated,... Read more »

Clayton Lewis

Nov. 8, 2017

Dr. Clayton Lewis is renowned in the department as a mentor, friend, role model, and expert in his field. As Dr. Lewis phases into retirement it’s important to reflect upon all the ways in which he’s impacted the field of computer science, the campus community, and our own department. 

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Jeff Venicx

Oct. 30, 2017

Last week Vanessa Luna recommended that I interview Jeff Venicx, explaining that he seemed “pretty cool” — something that I can verify after chatting with Jeff this week. Jeff is a Masters student in Electrical Engineering who is the team lead for the CU robosub team, and is building up... Read more »

Vanessa Luna

Oct. 24, 2017

FULL DISCLAIMER: When I asked to interview Vanessa for this week’s issue of The Neural Network, I had no idea how amazing she was. After getting to chat with her for over an hour, I became enamored with how Vanessa views and interacts with our world. If this issue of... Read more »

Allie Morgan

Oct. 18, 2017

Dan also recommended that I spotlight Allie Morgan. Allie is a second year PhD student working with Aaron Clauset. Allie’s research in computational social science explores ways we can use new computational methods to answer old sociological questions. 

What is your path in getting to CU Boulder? 
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Amjad Alharbi

Oct. 18, 2017

Last week I asked Dan Larremore to recommend a student to spotlight in the first student issue of The Neural Network. Dan recommended Amjad Alharbi, a senior in computer science. Amjad is also a research assistant in the information science department, conducting data analysis on how people use social media.

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Dan Larremore

Oct. 13, 2017

This week I had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Dan Larremore. Dan is passionate about cultivating a community within our department, excited about activism, and enthusiastic about his research, among many other things. What is written below does not capture the whole story. If you see Dan... Read more »