Ken Anderson headshot

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 researcher provides a saliva sample for a rapid COVID-19 test in a lab

Frequent rapid testing could turn national COVID-19 tide within weeks

Nov. 20, 2020

Testing half the population weekly with inexpensive, rapid-turnaround COVID-19 tests would drive the virus toward elimination within weeks—even if those tests are significantly less sensitive than gold-standard clinical tests, according to a new study published today by CU Boulder and Harvard University researchers.

The surface of the moon, with empty space in the background

CU Boulder plays key behind-the-scenes role in LTE on the Moon project

Nov. 19, 2020

CU Boulder computer science Research Professor Kevin Gifford and PhD student Siddhartha Subray are helping to define interoperability standards for the groundbreaking system.

PufferBot extends its shield as it approaches a bystander.

Pufferfish-inspired robot could improve drone safety

Oct. 22, 2020

PufferBot is the brainchild of ATLAS graduate student Hooman Hedayati. Project team members include Daniel Leithinger and Daniel Szafir, both assistant professors in ATLAS and the Department of Computer Science, and Ryo Suzuki, a former graduate student.

A stacked photograph of firefly flashes in Tennessee

Inside the secret lives of synchronous fireflies

Sept. 24, 2020

In the Smoky Mountains, thousands of fireflies flash in unison. Orit Peleg explores how they do it in a study published in the Journal of The Royal Society Interface.

Abigail Fernandes with an ocean scene in the background

Lemons into lemonade: Stories of resilience in the COVID-19 era

Aug. 31, 2020

Abigail Fernandes (MCompSci'20) made the best of a bad situation — and then some.

Aerial view of the Flatirons

Meet our new faculty for 2020

Aug. 27, 2020

The Department of Computer Science welcomed three new faculty members for spring and fall 2020! Learn more about these talented additions to our team below.

Christine Chang takes a selfie during a hike

Draper fellow: “I wanted to solve big, crazy problems for space”

Aug. 27, 2020

PhD student Christine Chang recently received a Draper Fellowship, which supports graduate students working in engineering and the sciences.

Rosy Southwell and Cooper Steputis demonstrate the use of a functional near-infrared spectroscopy device in D'Mello's lab

New $20 million center to bring AI into the classroom

Aug. 26, 2020

Sidney D’Mello will lead the five-year project, which will bring together a team of researchers from nine universities from across the country in a close collaboration with two public school districts, private companies and community leaders.

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.