X-Hab team takes home several prizes at RASC-AL competition

June 26, 2013

This picture shows a subset of CU Boulder's X-Hab team together with the Kennedy Space Center Director, and NASA mentors. Their trip to The Kennedy Space Center was paired with participation in the RASC-AL competition where the group has won "1st place" and "Best Advanced Concepts" for their robotic-integrated bio-regenerative...

Graduate student wins Microsoft's Imagine Cup competition

June 24, 2013

CU astronomy and astrophysics grad student Mark Dixon got a dose of inspiration from a computer science class taught by lecturer Gabe Johnson, developed a game with his brothers and won first prize in game design at Microsoft's Imagine Cup competition.

Ariel Aguilar wins CES Silver Medal

April 25, 2013

Congratulations to Ariel Aguilar, winner of the Colorado Engineering Council’s Silver Medal! The Silver Medal is the highest honor for students from the CEC. Each department nominates their one top student, based not only on scholarship, but also on achievements and involvement in community or college service, leadership and research...

Alums' software company exceeds expectations in IPO

April 12, 2013

Rally Software had a terrific debut on the NYSE today as its IPO came in above expectations at $14 a share. The Founder and CTO of Rally, Ryan Martens, is an alum with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from our College and an MBA from the Business School. He is...

Leysia Palen and Kate Starbird receive best paper award at CSCW

Feb. 26, 2013

CU Boulder Computer Science Professor Leysia Palen and University of Washington Human Centered Design & Engineering Professor Kate Starbird have received a Best Paper award at the 2013 Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) conference, which is taking place February 23-27 in San Antonio, Texas. Their paper, "...

PhD student turns laptop into a musical instrument

Feb. 25, 2013

Computer Science doctoral student Charles Dietrich has created a new musical instrument incorporating a laptop and a camera. The instrument will make its debut in the next Boulder Laptop Orchestra (BLOrK) concert on March 2. BLOrk will perform works by John Cage, Ornette Coleman and Pauline Oliveros as well as...

Undergrad wins first place in poster presentation

Feb. 14, 2013

Congratulations to Candace Ghent, one of our SMART program students, for winning first place in the computer science category for the poster she presented at NC-LSAMP! SMART is the Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training program, and NC-LSAMP is the North Carolina Louis Stoke Alliance for Minority Participation. Way to...

CU Boulder startup company acquired by F5 Networks Inc.

Feb. 12, 2013

Congratulations to PhD student John Giacomoni and Assistant Professor Manish Vachharajani! The company they founded, LineRate Systems, has been sold to F5 Systems. Over the last few years, they raised $5 million in capital and grew to 20 employees. F5 is an $8 billion networking company. There's a great article...

Alum wins college's Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award

Jan. 14, 2013

Congratulations to Herb Morreale (CompSci'91) for winning a 2013 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award from the College of Engineering and Applied Science! Herb has had a long and successful career as a local tech entrepreneur and has been a long-time friend and supporter of the department and our students. He has...

CU Boulder team develops swarm of pingpong ball-sized robots

Dec. 14, 2012

University of Colorado Boulder Assistant Professor Nikolaus Correll likes to think in multiples. If one robot can accomplish a singular task, think how much more could be accomplished if you had hundreds of them.