Casey Fiesler with two Robotics Engineer Barbies

CU professor helps create a better STEM Barbie

July 31, 2018

Casey Fiesler consulted with toymaker Mattel on a book that accompanies Robotics Engineer Barbie and explains the basics of coding.

A hand holding a computer chip.

Cooler computing through statistical physics?

July 24, 2018

CU Boulder researcher Josh Grochow co-authors study and wiki on recent advances and open questions regarding thermodynamics and computation.

Ben Shapiro works with two students in front of a projector screen.

Professor recognized for engaging teaching, making a difference

June 25, 2018

Nine ATLAS nominated Ben Shapiro, assistant professor of computer science with the ATLAS Institute, for the 2018 Sullivan-Carlson Innovation in Education Award.

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.