An illustration of the MindScribe zebra.

Computer science startup earns early childhood innovation prize

June 18, 2018

Telling a story to a stuffed zebra might look like just a fun kids’ activity. But for computer science PhD student Layne Jackson Hubbard, it’s much more – it’s a way for kids to develop language, social and cognitive skills. And she’s not alone in that assessment. Her startup, MindScribe...

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Squashing cyberbullying: New approach is fast, accurate

June 11, 2018

A new method, developed by the CyberSafety Research Center, combines several different computing tools to scan massive amounts of social media data, sending alerts to parents or network administrators that abuse has occurred.

Preview images of the app, showing makeup tutorials.

Students’ makeup app will compete in New Venture Challenge finals

April 3, 2018

Update: Congratulations to BeautiBook on their third-place win at the NVC ! For many people, makeup is more than a daily routine – it’s an art form. To help aspiring makeup artists, senior computer science majors Deekshitha Thumma and Rachel Platt have designed an app for sharing, organizing and discovering...

David Haussler

National Academy recognizes alum for pioneering genome research

March 15, 2018

David Haussler (PhDCompSci’82) is well known for his work with the Human Genome Project – he and his team posted the first publically available human genome sequence on the Internet in 2000. And he says that interest in the genome started right here at CU Boulder, where he had come...

Izzy Aguiar (center) with advisor Paul Constantine (left) and her fellow grad students.

Grad student earns prestigious Stanford fellowship

March 6, 2018

Izzy Aguiar (center) with advisor Paul Constantine (left) and her fellow grad students. Izzy Aguiar, a master’s student in computer science, has been selected to join the inaugural cohort of Knight-Hennessey Fellows at Stanford University. Forty-nine students from varied educational backgrounds and more than 20 countries were selected to join...

Student work on laptops during the hackathon.

Hackathon brings out about 600 students for 'invention marathon'

Feb. 25, 2018

The Daily Camera covers the fourth annual Hack CU, organized by several computer science undergrads.

Network illustration by Meredith Miotke for Quanta Magazine.

New paper challenges a celebrated network science theory

Feb. 20, 2018

Results "undermine the universality of scale-free networks and reveal that real-world networks exhibit a rich structural diversity that will likely require new ideas and mechanisms to explain,” according to CU Boulder's Anna Broido and Aaron Clauset.

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.

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.

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.