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.

Three students experiment with human-robot interaction and autonomous manipulation in the Correll Lab.

Correll: To really help U.S. workers, invest in robots

April 4, 2017

Robotics researcher advocates for job growth by "building on our existing strengths, remaining a leader in manufacturing efficiency and doing the hard work to further improve our educational and social systems to cope with a changing workforce."

The Food for Thought team meets with their project sponsor.

Nonprofits tap CS students to help with tech needs

March 29, 2017

The Food for Thought team meets with their sponsor to go over project details. This year’s Computer Science Expo will feature a wide range of senior capstone projects, from an app for wine lovers to two projects sponsored by Northrup Grumman. But it will also include several projects sponsored by...

Richard Taylor at the time of his retirement and at his CU graduation in 1980 (inset)

Software engineering researcher receives college’s top alumni award

March 28, 2017

Richard Taylor (CompSci MS’76, PhD’80) has had an undeniably impressive career as an academic. But when he’s introduced, people sometimes don’t recognize his name – until the introducer mentions one of the 30 PhD students he has advised. “They’ll say, ‘this is Roy Fielding’s advisor,’ and suddenly the person is...

A workbench in a chemistry laboratory.

The possibilities and limits of using data to predict scientific discoveries

Feb. 3, 2017

In an article published this week the journal Science, CU Boulder researcher Aaron Clauset and his co-authors examine the possibilities and limits of using massive data sets of scientific papers and information on scientific careers to study the social processes that underlie discoveries.

Willie Payne plays guitar in an ATLAS lab

CS student named college's Outstanding Graduate

Dec. 7, 2016

At each college graduation ceremony, the College of Engineering and Applied Science recognizes one graduate who stands above their fellow students in academics, research and service. This semester, that honor will go to Willie Payne, who is completing his concurrent bachelor’s and master’s degree in computer science. It’s not Payne’s...

Rupa Dachere, left, leads a panel at DevPulseCon 2015

Alumna’s nonprofit creating technical focus and safe space for women in tech

Oct. 31, 2016

In her more than 20 years in the tech industry, Rupa Dachere (CompSci’94) has attended and spoken at a lot of conferences. But she often came away disappointed by a lack of focus on high-quality technical issues at women-centric conferences, or on diversity issues at male-dominated technical conferences. “They would...

A tablet computer sits atop a pile of textbooks

Grant will allow for development of 'smart' annotated online textbooks

Aug. 23, 2016

“While traditional textbooks are designed to transmit information from the printed page to the learner, contemporary digital textbooks offer the opportunity to unobtrusively gather information from learners as they read,” said CU Boulder computer science Professor Michael Mozer, the principal investigator on the project. “With a better understanding of a learner’s state of mind, textbooks can make personalized recommendations for further study and review.”

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...

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...