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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.

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.

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Technology, Cybersecurity & Policy Program moving to Department of Computer Science

June 16, 2020

The groundbreaking program, in existence since 1971 as the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program, was rebranded last year to highlight CU Boulder’s commitment to meeting the needs of the workforce of the state and nation

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CRA announces winners of inaugural award honoring late CU Boulder professor

June 2, 2020

Clarence "Skip" Ellis was the first African-American to earn a PhD in computer science and a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science for nearly 20 years.

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Computer scientists to develop machine learning tools for solar flare prediction

May 18, 2020

Professor Liz Bradley and PhD candidate Varad Deshmukh will play key role in new interdisciplinary NSF-funded project.

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'My work starts when models start to fail'

May 5, 2020

Assistant Professor Rebecca Morrison has developed a new mathematical tool that could help scientists to deliver more accurate predictions of how diseases, including COVID-19, spread.

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