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 »

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... Read more »

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”... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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,... 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. 

What... Read more »