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A call to action on racial justice, from Department Chair Ken Anderson

June 23, 2020

I want to acknowledge the grief and suffering that many are experiencing—especially our Black students and other systemically marginalized groups in our department and college—but also anyone who is feeling anger and despair at these events right now. I want you to know that I support you—and that our department supports you.

Abigail Fernandes with an ocean scene in the background

Lemons into lemonade: Stories of resilience in the COVID-19 era

Aug. 31, 2020

Abigail Fernandes (MCompSci'20) made the best of a bad situation — and then some.

Aerial view of the Flatirons

Meet our new faculty for 2020

Aug. 27, 2020

The Department of Computer Science welcomed three new faculty members for spring and fall 2020! Learn more about these talented additions to our team below.

Christine Chang takes a selfie during a hike

Draper fellow: “I wanted to solve big, crazy problems for space”

Aug. 27, 2020

PhD student Christine Chang recently received a Draper Fellowship, which supports graduate students working in engineering and the sciences.

Rosy Southwell and Cooper Steputis demonstrate the use of a functional near-infrared spectroscopy device in D'Mello's lab

New $20 million center to bring AI into the classroom

Aug. 26, 2020

Sidney D’Mello will lead the five-year project, which will bring together a team of researchers from nine universities from across the country in a close collaboration with two public school districts, private companies and community leaders.

A fake ad posted by IRA accounts in the lead up to the 2016 election that urged Americans to vote by text message

Twitter users may have changed their behavior after contact with Russian trolls

Aug. 5, 2020

The new CU Boulder findings are some of the first to examine the behavior of a broad swath of Twitter users who had contact with the Internet Research Agency.

Qin (Christine) Lv and a student discuss the four areas of research within ASPIRE.

New engineering research center aims to electrify transportation, expand education

Aug. 3, 2020

Christine Lv serving as co-PI on new $26 million center focused on developing infrastructure and systems that facilitate the widespread adoption of electric vehicles.

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Bradley begins term on CRA board of directors

July 9, 2020

Elizabeth Bradley, a professor in the Department of Computer Science since 1993, began a term on the board of directors for the Computing Research Association on July 1. The CRA is one of computing’s leading industry groups, working to unite companies, academia and government to advance computing research. Their board...

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As the coronavirus spread, two social media communities drifted apart

July 6, 2020

Researchers at CU Boulder are exploring a tale of two online communities: the r/Coronavirus and r/China_flu discussion boards on Reddit. In a new study, the group discovered that some content moderation may go a long way.

Dan Torres wears a mask while working on one of the DARPA Subterranean Challenge robots

Robotics researchers ready to start field-testing their code

June 24, 2020

Out of 20 students who work in Chris Heckman's lab, five have been approved to head back to their space in the ECES wing of the Engineering Center. There, they’ll be able to field-test the software they’ve been developing in a simulation platform, which they also had to build from scratch to accommodate remote teamwork.