An image from a performance-art piece by Michelle Ellsworth called "Post Verbal Social Network"

Dance and tech do a pas de deux on NSF-funded project

Nov. 4, 2019

"Young women who are dancers or cheerleaders are members of the same population that have been for many years systematically excluded from the field of computer science," said Assistant Professor Ben Shapiro. "The vision for this project is to ask what are the ways we can bring computer science to dance and cheerleading."

A reddit discussion thread about LeBron James

Flagrant fouls: What Reddit's basketball fans can tell us about online discourse

Nov. 4, 2019

Chenhao Tan and Jason Shuo Zhang studied several years’ worth of data from r/nba, Reddit’s go-to platform for discussions of all things basketball. They discovered that tossing fans of opposing basketball teams together online may not be a good way to help them get along. In fact, the more those fans interacted, the group found, the more negative their comments became.

Clauset receives his award from CU Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano

Clauset recognized with Provost Faculty Achievement Award

Oct. 29, 2019

Associate Professor Aaron Clauset was honored with the University of Colorado Boulder Provost’s Faculty Achievement Award earlier this month for his co-authored paper “ Scale-free networks are rare ” in Nature Communications. The paper challenged the network science “scale free” paradigm, which asserts that all networks, regardless of origin, exhibit...

Senior Stacy Hayes (left) and graduate student Jennifer Peyrot are the college's newest cyberscholars.

Computer science student earns scholarship for women in cybersecurity

Sept. 27, 2019

Senior computer science major Stacy Hayes is attracted to cybersecurity because it is a constantly evolving field that, as she says, will never be fully figured out.

Chris Hill wearing his cat-whisker prototype

Mentorship, research opportunities augment CS student’s undergrad experience

Sept. 23, 2019

Senior computer science major Chris Hill recently became part of the first cohort of Google’s CS Research Mentorship Program, through which he’ll be paired with a researcher at one of the world’s top tech companies. But it’s not his first experience with mentorship.

Cecilia Mauceri

PhD student tapped to attend Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Sept. 18, 2019

Cecilia Mauceri, a PhD student in the Autonomous Robotics and Perception Group , will be one of just 200 young researchers from across the globe in attendance at next week’s Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Germany. The forum gives a select group of PhD students and postdoctoral researchers the chance to...

Bhavna Chhabra near the indoor climbing wall at Google in Boulder. Photo by the Daily Camera

Alumna named new site lead for Google Boulder

Sept. 4, 2019

Bhavna Chhabra (CompSci'95) joined Google in 2016 as an engineering manager.

Liz Jessup

30 years and a day: Jessup retiring after accomplished research, leadership career

Aug. 20, 2019

Thirty years and one day after she joined the CU Boulder faculty, computer science’s Elizabeth Jessup retires today.

Computer code on a screen

NCWIT study examines impact of race, ethnicity and gender on computer science students

July 31, 2019

The findings, published in the ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education in February, draws from surveys of students in introductory computing courses at seven geographically dispersed community colleges nationwide and was produced by researchers Wendy DuBow and Beth Quinn.

A phone showing the test presidential alert sent in 2018

National emergency alerts potentially vulnerable to attack

June 20, 2019

A team of researchers from the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering and the Technology, Cybersecurity and Policy program discovered a back door through which hackers might mimic presidential alerts.

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