A phone showing the test presidential alert sent in 2018

National emergency alerts potentially vulnerable to attack

June 20, 2019

A team of researchers from the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering and the Technology, Cybersecurity and Policy program discovered a back door through which hackers might mimic presidential alerts.

Sunflowers in a field

Do plants have social networks?

May 17, 2019

Research being led by Assistant Professor Orit Peleg is trying to untangle this question by studying social systems in sunflowers through an award from the Human Frontier Science Program.

A selfie of Gupta with Chip the buffalo mascot.

Teaching talent: Graduate instructor recognized for his ability to engage students

May 8, 2019

His dedication to engaging students has earned Shayon Gupta practically every award available to graduate part-time instructors this spring.

Plaques at the Engineering Awards banquet

‘Diverse education’ leads outstanding grads to jobs at Google, Amazon

May 7, 2019

Jacob Crawford, originally from Superior, Colorado, and Alex Ray from Thornton, Colorado, will be recognized at the department’s graduation ceremony for having the highest undergraduate career GPAs in their class. They were also honored at the college's Distinguished Engineering Alumni Awards banquet in April.

Rebecca Morrison

Assistant professor wins research award from Johnson & Johnson

April 12, 2019

The Women in STEM 2 D Scholars Award aims to fuel the development of women and inspire career paths in their respective fields. Assistant Professor Rebecca Morrison has been named a winner of the Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM 2 D (WiSTEM 2 D) Scholars Award. She will receive...

A student demonstrates a VR project during the 2018 expo.

Check out the next generation of computer scientists in action on April 26

April 8, 2019

College-wide Engineering Projects Expo will include capstone and entrepreneurial teams from computer science.

Bhavna Chhabra at Google in Boulder

Pushing Boundaries: From humble roots to Google role model

April 2, 2019

Bhavna Chhabra (CompSci'95) grew up in New Delhi, India, in a house with no electricity or running water, expected by her parents to marry a man they chose.

Nimb.ly team members (from left) Devon Soto, Ted Thayer and Brandon Aguirre.

CS student's company takes first in New Venture Challenge IT track finals

March 21, 2019

The team is creating a revolutionary software platform that helps catering companies keep their events efficiently staffed. Nimb.ly CEO and co-founder Brandon Aguirre came up with the business idea when he was working for catering companies in New York City.

A prototype of an Earable Computer system.

CAREER Award will support development of ‘Earable Computers’

March 14, 2019

With this award, Assistant Professor Tam Vu hopes to lay the scientific foundation for robust and effective ear-worn systems for long-term, unobtrusive monitoring of health conditions and for hands-free control of computers.

A view of the Earth from space, showing clusters of lights in cities.

Researchers challenge 'scale free' network theory

March 5, 2019

In research published in the journal Nature Communications, Anna Broido and Aaron Clauset used computational tools to analyze a huge dataset of more than 900 networks, with examples from the realms of biology, transportation, technology and more.