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.

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...

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...

Shaun Kane

Assistant professor receives prestigious Sloan Fellowship

Feb. 23, 2016

Shaun Kane (foreground) is the first CU Boulder faculty member to receive the Sloan Fellowship for work in computer science. Shaun Kane, assistant professor of computer science at the University of Colorado Boulder, has been selected as a 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow , the first CU-Boulder faculty member...

Rick Han

Seed grant will help build entrepreneurial capstone course

Jan. 28, 2016

Rick Han looks on as a student practices pitching his startup. A few years ago, Associate Professor Rick Han attended a mobile app competition at CU-Boulder. The competition had been completely organized by students and no credit was being offered, but 10 teams had still shown up to compete. Han...

Students discuss a big data project with Zayo staff members.

Zayo helps students learn to solve real business challenges with big data

Dec. 23, 2015

Students in this fall’s HCC Big Data Computing course got an extra dose of hands-on learning, thanks to Boulder-based Zayo Group . The class worked with the company to solve real business challenges using data analysis, said Zayo digital marketing manager Cierra Camacho. Students were given a sample data set...

Jordan Boyd-Graber and a student man the QANTA computer while Ken Jennings awaits a question.

Quiz Bowl robot wins match with Jeopardy champ

Oct. 20, 2015

Ken Jennings may hold the record for the longest winning streak on Jeopardy. But in an Oct. 2 quiz-bowl matchup against Assistant Professor Jordan Boyd-Graber’s QANTA robot at the University of Washington, he just wasn’t fast enough. Jennings eventually lost the match 300 to 165, but remained a good sport...

A student works on a coding project as her teacher looks on.

Researchers helping local district create K-12 computer science framework

Oct. 7, 2015

Photo by Lewis Geyer/Longmont Daily Times-Call In the days after researchers from CU-Boulder hosted a K-12 computer science symposium for the St. Vrain Valley School District, SVVSD’s Axel Reitzig reported that he could already see the excitement about computer science growing in his district. “One of the principals who attended...

Chancellor Phil DiStefano hangs the Norlin medal around Pam Drew's neck.

CS alumna wins prestigious university award

Sept. 28, 2015

Pamela Drew has a master's and a doctorate in computer science, but she came very close to being a different kind of doctor altogether. Drew was pursuing a pre-medicine degree in math and biology at CU-Boulder when she decided to take a computer science class during her junior year. From...

The Diplomacy board game.

Study finds overly polite behavior may signal pending betrayal

Sept. 2, 2015

Assistant Professor Jordan Boyd-Graber and colleagues from Cornell and the University of Maryland used chat logs from the online strategy game Diplomacy for a case study that was presented this summer at the Association for Computational Linguistics annual meeting.