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 »
Three computer science students with laptops.

CU Boulder launches online, post-baccalaureate degree in computer science

Nov. 13, 2017

The degree is tailored to people who already have a bachelor’s degree but do not have the prerequisite coursework for graduate study in computer science.Read more »
Photo by the Daily Camera shows two women participating in the hackathon.

CU Boulder students flex their cybersecurity muscles

Nov. 7, 2017

Boulder-based Circadence Corporation and MD5, a Department of Defense national security technology program, brought the cyberBUFFS hackathon to the College of Engineering and Applied Science.Read more »
Faculty members and PhD graduates on their way to commencement.

Does faculty productivity really decline with age? New study says no

Oct. 18, 2017

PhD students Samuel Way and Allison Morgan, along with assistant professors Aaron Clauset and Dan Larremore, publish new findings on faculty career trajectories.Read more »
West entrance of the Engineering Center.

Meet Our 15 New Faculty Members

Oct. 3, 2017

They bring expertise in everything from cybersecurity and human-computer interaction, to pediatric health care practices and honeybee behavior.Read more »
A Google Doodle created for the 2017 summer solstice.

Senior spends summer "doodling" at Google

Aug. 31, 2017

"I arrived to discover that all the legends about Google’s offices are true – the ball pits, bowling alleys, climbing gyms, swag and especially the food."Read more »
Members of the team present at a team meeting.

Real-world number crunching with the Colorado Data Science Team

Aug. 29, 2017

Could data science help to solve America’s opioid crisis? Or better diagnose cancer and heart problems? Those are just some of the questions the Colorado Data Science Team (CODATA) wants to tackle as the group moves into its second year. The group started in 2016 as a way to give... Read more »
Caleb Hsu

#ILookLikeAnEngineer: Caleb Hsu (CompSci'17)

Aug. 1, 2017

"The teams that engineer creative solutions come from diverse backgrounds and have different skills. They see different needs. The combination of talents make for great results. It’s a privilege to be part of a campaign that highlights diversity and innovation."Read more »
A close-up view of the Ninja Car.

'Ninja Car' autonomous technology has potential for space exploration

June 8, 2017

Self-driving cars may be in their infancy, but they’re already better drivers than humans in many ways, says Chris Heckman, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science. They don’t become overconfident, they are always focused and they’re much better at performing driving maneuvers consistently. But he also thinks they haven’t truly been put to the test.Read more »
Dan Szafir fist-bumps Nao the robot.

Computer scientist envisions a world where robots have that human touch

June 8, 2017

Dan Szafir, a professor in the Department of Computer Science and ATLAS Institute, envisions a day when robots can be found making beds at understaffed nursing homes, drones fly over fields providing precise measurements of crop yields, and flying automatons hover around the International Space Station, handling mundane chores so astronauts can tendto more important tasks.Read more »