West entrance of the Engineering Center.

Meet Our 15 New Faculty Members

Oct. 3, 2017

They bring expertise in everything from cybersecurity and human-computer interaction, to pediatric health care practices and honeybee behavior.Read more »
A Google Doodle created for the 2017 summer solstice.

Senior spends summer "doodling" at Google

Aug. 31, 2017

"I arrived to discover that all the legends about Google’s offices are true – the ball pits, bowling alleys, climbing gyms, swag and especially the food."Read more »
Members of the team present at a team meeting.

Real-world number crunching with the Colorado Data Science Team

Aug. 29, 2017

Could data science help to solve America’s opioid crisis? Or better diagnose cancer and heart problems? Those are just some of the questions the Colorado Data Science Team (CODATA) wants to tackle as the group moves into its second year. The group started in 2016 as a way to give... Read more »
Caleb Hsu

#ILookLikeAnEngineer: Caleb Hsu (CompSci'17)

Aug. 1, 2017

"The teams that engineer creative solutions come from diverse backgrounds and have different skills. They see different needs. The combination of talents make for great results. It’s a privilege to be part of a campaign that highlights diversity and innovation."Read more »
A close-up view of the Ninja Car.

'Ninja Car' autonomous technology has potential for space exploration

June 8, 2017

Self-driving cars may be in their infancy, but they’re already better drivers than humans in many ways, says Chris Heckman, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science. They don’t become overconfident, they are always focused and they’re much better at performing driving maneuvers consistently. But he also thinks they haven’t truly been put to the test.Read more »
Dan Szafir fist-bumps Nao the robot.

Computer scientist envisions a world where robots have that human touch

June 8, 2017

Dan Szafir, a professor in the Department of Computer Science and ATLAS Institute, envisions a day when robots can be found making beds at understaffed nursing homes, drones fly over fields providing precise measurements of crop yields, and flying automatons hover around the International Space Station, handling mundane chores so astronauts can tendto more important tasks.Read more »
Shaun Kane, Eric Keller of computer engineering, and Jordan Boyd-Graber.

Three CU Boulder faculty earn NSF CAREER awards for computing research

June 2, 2017

In the CS department, Shaun Kane will use his award to design more user-friendly touchscreen interfaces for the blind, while Jordan Boyd-Graber will explore human-computer cooperation with his team's quiz bowl robot.Read more »
Protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks.

Mozilla supporting PhD student’s research into hacktivism

June 1, 2017

First-year PhD student Ethan Hanner was perusing Reddit last semester when he came across a surprising fact about the 2012 Steubenville High School rape case. “The hacker who released information about the students and coaches ended up getting more jail time than the rapists,” Hanner said, referring to Deric Lostutter,... Read more »
Alex Okeson

Outstanding grad sets sights on creating algorithms for healthcare

April 17, 2017

Alexandra Okeson, a CU Engineering Outstanding Graduate for Academic Achievement for 2017, tried her hand at several computer science disciplines during her time at CU Boulder. She helped scientists at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics develop data analysis software for the IMPACT student dust counter . She interned... Read more »
David Meyer holds a phone displaying the intro screen for Flatiron Chat.

Student app gives introverts a voice in class -- and more

April 17, 2017

David Meyer, a sophomore majoring in computer science, created Flatiron Chat, an app that uses peer-to-peer technology for seamless communication across WiFi and Bluetooth wireless platforms, and gives users the freedom to communicate without using a server or mobile data.Read more »