An aerial photo of Hurricane Sandy washing away a pier in New Jersey

Professors address crisis informatics challenges in 'Science' article

July 14, 2016

When disaster strikes, those affected often turn to social media to request aid, offer assistance, or share other information in real time. In recent years, data scientists have begun analyzing millions of Facebook posts and tweets in order to study the collective response before, during and after a crisis. In... Read more »
A screenshot of the simulated defibrillator showing a tutorial for users

Recent alum helps develop ‘disruptive’ simulated defibrillator

June 21, 2016

When Kathleen Ventre, a pediatric critical care physician and faculty member in the University of Colorado School of Medicine, began working with computer science student Josh Ferge, she expected him to be able to write code to model the simulated defibrillator she envisioned. What she didn’t expect was how quickly... Read more »
Aaron Clauset chats with a colleague

Clauset awarded prestigious Erdős-Rényi Prize in network science

June 3, 2016

Aaron Clauset, an assistant professor of computer science and member of the BioFrontiers Institute , accepted the prestigious Erdős-Rényi Prize in Network Science today in Seoul, Korea, for his contributions to the study of network structure and community structure in networks, as well as his provocative analyses of human conflicts... Read more »
Landcolor's five creators pose for a group photo during the 2016 Computer Science Expo

Students design app to analyze soil samples via photo

May 5, 2016

A group of talented computer science students has designed a smartphone app that could help rural farmers in developing nations analyze their soil quality with just the click of a camera. It’s one of numerous astonishing projects unveiled this spring at the college’s senior design expos, showcasing the hands-on learning,... Read more »
Ian Her Many Horses

Alum hopes to change the game with his CS education research

April 13, 2016

Conventional wisdom says that kids aren’t capable of learning computer science until high school. As Scalable Game Design works to prove that wrong with middle schoolers, Ian Her Many Horses (CompSci’06) is taking it a step further in his PhD work in the CU-Boulder School of Education. Her Many Horses... Read more »
A human figure made up of ones and zeros

'Quantified Self' immersive theater experience tackles data ethics

April 11, 2016

Big data. Data privacy. The general public may hear these buzzwords often, but how many of them truly understand how companies are using the data they share online? Mike Skirpan, a third-year PhD student in CU-Boulder’s Department of Computer Science, wants to help deepen that understanding with his team’s immersive... Read more »
Evi Nemeth

Longtime professor to be remembered during CS Expo on April 26

April 6, 2016

Join the CU-Boulder Department of Computer Science as we recognize the hard work of our students and remember a longtime professor during the Evi Nemeth Computer Science Expo. The expo will be held from 5-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in the Byron R. White Club Level at Folsom Field. From... Read more »
Halley Profita and Dana Hughes stand next to a mannequin in their lab.

Graduate students tackle challenges in wearable technology

March 31, 2016

Halley Profita and Dana Hughes' "Switchback" device was featured in the 2016 College of Engineering and Applied Science's alumni magazine.Read more »
Students chat with 1999 physics laureate Martinus Veltman at the 65th Lindau meeting.

PhD student chosen for Nobel Laureate Meeting

March 21, 2016

Students chat with 1999 physics laureate Martinus Veltman at the 65th Lindau meeting. Photo courtesy of the Lindau Laureates Meeting After a competitive selection process, computer science PhD student Andy McEvoy has been chosen to attend the 66th Lindau Nobel Laurate Meeting this summer in Lindau, Germany. The annual meetings... Read more »
WIC members and other Zayo Scholars pose for a group picture at the Grace Hopper conference

Women in Computing chapter steps up efforts to build a diverse, supportive community

March 14, 2016

For CU Women in Computing (WIC) member Jessica Lynch, true success for the organization would be for there not to be a need for it anymore. “Really our ultimate goal in doing anything that celebrates a minority is to eventually have that organization being invalidated because it’s being celebrated in... Read more »

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