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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.

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Exemplary seniors earn Graduating Student Awards

May 2, 2021

Four students from the Department of Computer Science earned Graduating Student Awards . These honors are conferred to seniors who are nominated by faculty, staff or fellow students for their outsanding contributions. "The Department of Computer Science is proud to have graduates like Sasha, Will, Cathleen, and Matthew," said Ken...

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NSF CAREER award supports Danielle Szafir’s data-visualization research

April 12, 2021

This prestigious grant provides $550,000 over five years to help Szafir fill a huge gap in data visualization research. The goal is to create automated solutions that rapidly estimate visualization effectiveness and help designers make better choices, minimizing misleading data representations and simplifying efficient data exploration.

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Bees form scent-driven phone tree to pass along messages

March 29, 2021

Honeybees play a scent-driven game of telephone to guide members of a colony back to their queen, according to a new study led by Orit Peleg, an assistant professor in the BioFrontiers Institute and Department of Computer Science at CU Boulder.

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Former CU Boulder faculty member honored by Microsoft Research in new lecture series

March 25, 2021

Former CU Boulder professor Skip Ellis being honored by Microsoft Research with new lecture series featuring recipients of the Skip Ellis Early Career Award

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Alumnus’ startup harnesses blockchain for secure, trustworthy PPE purchasing

March 24, 2021

Alumnus uses technology background to help small and medium-size companies order of PPE during COVID-19.

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Why do men publish more research papers than women? Motherhood plays key role

Feb. 25, 2021

A study by PhD candidate Allison Morgan and Associate Professor Aaron Clauset suggests that persistent differences in parenting roles are the key reason.

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CU Boulder's Repenning is a world-leader in computational thinking

Feb. 25, 2021

Repenning is the No. 1 most active contributor among thousands of researchers in computational thinking, according to a recent study published in ACM Transactions on Computing Education.

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Why older adults must go to the front of the vaccine line

Jan. 20, 2021

Daniel Larremore is the senior author on a new study that uses mathematical modeling to make projections about how different distribution strategies would play out around the globe.

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Research on salmon genetics could aid in conservation, human genome understanding

Dec. 16, 2020

A new paper co-authored by CU Boulder researchers on Atlantic salmon could have far-reaching implications for conservation and farming of the iconic species, as well as our overall understanding of genetics.

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