A map showing travel patterns around the Denver metro area

CS researchers using Facebook data in the fight against COVID-19

April 7, 2020

Assistant Professors Dan Larremore and Ryan Layer have joined a nationwide study that seeks to use social media data to better understand how coronavirus cases might grow and travel in the coming weeks.

Chenhao Tan

Bridging the gap between AI and humans

April 2, 2020

Assistant professor will use CAREER Award to demystify decision-making on both sides. With artificial intelligence playing an increasingly prominent role in decision making for everything from healthcare to criminal justice, many people want explanations of why these systems make the choices they do. But first, argues Assistant Professor Chenhao Tan,...

The Build a Better Book team checks out some new 3D items created for a book

Making family game night accessible for all kids

Feb. 25, 2020

The Build a Better Book project, which started in Assistant Professor Tom Yeh's lab, takes a different approach to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

Tam Vu modeling a prototype of an 'earable' device

Assistant professor wins Sloan Fellowship for 'earable' device research

Feb. 12, 2020

Tam Vu says the award will help him "innovate and develop a next generation of wearable devices to improve humans’ cognitive function and well-being from around and inside their ears."

A close-up look at the LIDAR sensors on one of the MARBLE team's robots

Drones go underground in high-stakes competition

Feb. 6, 2020

Assistant Professor Chris Heckman and his team are helping to design robots that view their surroundings using three different types of sensors, including a traditional camera, radar and a laser-based system called Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR).

Tyler Scott headshot

Outstanding graduate classified as ‘rising star’ in machine learning

Dec. 13, 2019

Tyler Scott will graduate this month with his BS/MS degree in computer science and was chosen as the College of Engineering and Applied Science’s Outstanding Undergraduate for Research. He will also be honored for having the highest undergraduate GPA in the college.

Three operators work on a drone in the middle of a grassy field.

Robotics researchers have a duty to prevent autonomous weapons

Dec. 4, 2019

Assistant Professor Christoffer Heckman writes about the ethical challenges of AI-enhanced autonomous systems in The Conversation.

Chelsea Chandler

Artificial intelligence could soon transform psychiatry, researchers say

Nov. 12, 2019

Computer science PhD student Chelsea Chandler helped to develop a speech-based mobile app that can categorize a patient’s mental health status as well as or better than a human can.

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.

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