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...

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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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...