A rendering of the new Western Colorado University engineering and computer science building.

CU Boulder launches computer science partnership with Western Colorado University

Sept. 25, 2018

Students will be able to obtain degrees in computer science as graduates of CU Boulder, completing their first two years as Western students, and the balance of their education as CU students, all while remaining on the Western campus in Gunnison, Colorado

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Climate and data scientists join forces on storm prediction

Sept. 21, 2018

At a hackathon in Boulder this week, dozens of data and climate scientists came together to work on how to better predict extreme storms like Hurricane Florence. The hackathon was part of the 8th International Workshop on Climate Informatics, hosted at the National Center for Atmospheric Research’s Mesa Lab.

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Join the proposed Center on Pervasive Personalized Intelligence at CU and OSU

Sept. 18, 2018

The University of Colorado Boulder and Oregon State University have entered the planning stage for a new industry-focused Pervasive Personalized Intelligence center. The center would allow for interdisciplinary and collaborative research on machine-learning based software systems and aid in long-term partnerships between startups, corporations, universities and government agencies. Industry members...

A western rattlesnake, coiled and ready to strike.

Study by PhD student finds that when it rains, snake bites soar

Sept. 10, 2018

Results could have implications for efforts to prevent and treat dangerous encounters between humans and snakes, especially as climate patterns shift across the western United States.

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.

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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.

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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...