Gilberto Briscoe-Martinez

Helping robots recover from failure: a Q+A with NASA graduate fellowship winner Gilberto Briscoe-Martinez

June 27, 2022

Briscoe-martinez was recently awarded a NASA Space Technology Graduate Research (NSTGRO) fellowship. He is the first Computer Science P.h.D. student at CU Boulder to receive this award, which will provide him with 4 years of research funding and NASA collaboration in enabling long-term robot autonomy through adaptable fault resilience.

Majid Zamani

Zamani CAREER award to bridge the gap between industry and academia in autonomous systems 

June 24, 2022

Zamani wants to use real-life data, rather than mathematical models, to study and control autonomous systems with both software and physical components, bridging the gap between academia and industry and ensuring safety for all users.

Ashutosh Trivedi

Trivedi seeks to democratize artificial intelligence through CAREER award 

June 23, 2022

Trivedi is working to democratize artificial intelligence by making machine learning more programmable, trustworthy and accessible to everyone through a prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to do so.

Sriram Sankaranarayanan

CS professor Sriram Sankaranarayanan wins Coursera’s Innovation Award

May 26, 2022

University of Colorado Boulder professor of Computer Science Sriram Sankaranarayanan has been awarded the prestigious Innovation Award from Coursera for his online “Data Structures and Algorithms” specialization, which has taught the fundamentals of data structures and algorithms with an emphasis on applications in data science to more than 10,000 students.

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Genetic mutations can be benign or cancerous – a new method to differentiate between them could lead to better treatments

May 26, 2022

Tumors contain thousands of genetic changes, but only a few are actually cancer-causing. Department of Computer Science assistant professor Ryan Layer writes for the conversation about a quicker way to identify these mutations for more targeted cancer treatments.

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Keeping water on the radar: Machine learning to aid in essential water cycle measurement

May 20, 2022

Department of Computer Science assistant professor Chris Heckman and CIRES research hydrologist Toby Minear have been awarded a Grand Challenge Research & Innovation Seed Grant to create an instrument that could revolutionize our understanding of the amount of water in our rivers, lakes, wetlands and coastal areas by greatly increasing the places where we measure it.

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Professor Liz Bradley organizer for NITRD 30th anniversary symposium

May 10, 2022

Department of Computer Science professor and chair of the Computing Community Consortium Liz Bradley is an organizer and panel moderator for the NITRD 30th-Anniversary Symposium. The symposium celebrates the NITRD program which currently involves 25 Federal agencies. In fiscal year 2022, $7.8 billion were invested into NITRD activities.

Dan Larremore

CU Boulder mathematician earns nation’s highest early-career award for COVID research

April 20, 2022

Dan Larremore has won the Alan T. Waterman Award for his instrumental research on COVID-19 vaccine distribution and rapid testing. The prestigious award is the National Science Foundation’s highest honor for early-career scientists.

Claire Monteleoni

CU Boulder Professor leads new journal filling Environmental Data Science gap

April 13, 2022

A new journal devoted to innovative data-driven approaches to environmental problems including climate change, edited by Associate Professor Claire Monteleoni – recently published its first cluster of papers.

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New software aims to speed and improve identification of DNA variations that lead to cancer

April 11, 2022

Researchers have been trying to quickly and accurately identify the parts of DNA that lead to genetic disorders like cancer. A new software tool could improve that process and lead to more tailored treatment and understanding of cancers from patient to patient.

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