Tommy Hoffmann and his teammates accept their award onstage at the BAFTA ceremony.

Student's team wins "Ones To Watch Award" at BAFTA Games Awards

March 17, 2015

When junior Tommy Hoffmann and his friends set out to create a video game for the Dare to Be Digital competition, they likely had no idea they would end up on stage at the BAFTA Games Awards, the gaming community's version of the Oscars. But that is exactly what happened...

Aaron Clauset

Study finds it takes more than merit to land faculty jobs

Feb. 27, 2015

Aaron Clauset and his team found that only 25 percent of doctoral degree-granting institutions across the country produce 71 to 86 percent of tenure-track faculty, depending on the field.

Topplers winners Austin Holler and Julia Heil on the staircase in the DLC.

Undergrads bring Domino Awards home to CU Boulder

Feb. 19, 2015

For the first time since its founding at CU Boulder in 2002, the Topplers Domino Award opened to students from other universities for 2014-15. More than 100 students from 44 schools participated in the essay competition, but when the judging was complete, two of the three awards still came home...

Shaun Kane

Professor's 'slide rule' technology could help make Kindles better for the blind

Feb. 10, 2015

Assistant professor Shaun Kane recently spoke with TeleRead about how a prototype he created could be used to make Kindle e-readers more accessible to visually impaired readers.

A bicycle trailer loaded with donated produce.

Student helps optimize nonprofit’s food rescue robot

Feb. 2, 2015

Thanks to a scholarship from the Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation, junior computer science major Zach Doyle recently had the chance to expand his programming skills while giving back to a local nonprofit.

A GIF showing step-by-step instructions for SGD's frogger game.

CU Boulder coding activity part of Computer Science Education Week

Dec. 5, 2014

For the second year in a row, CU-Boulder’s Scalable Game Design (SGD) has a participating activity in’s Hour of Code and Computer Science Education Week , scheduled for Dec. 8-14, 2014. With SGD’s AgentCubes Online, students get to code, play and share their own 3D Frogger-style game with children...

Hacking Club members excel in capture the flag security tournament

Nov. 13, 2014

After two days of competition at the OWASP AppSec conference in Denver in September, several members of the CU Hacking Club took home first place in the team category of the Capture the Flag (CTF) security tournament, beating out 10 teams from other schools and from industry. Team member Davis...

Company to further develop CS professor's E-Hub software platform

Nov. 3, 2014

EdTrex LLC, the University of Colorado and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) on Oct. 28, 2014, announced an exclusive option agreement allowing EdTrex to continue developing a software platform enabling on-demand creation of customizable curricula using curated open education resources. The company is actively engaged in extending its...

Three CS faculty earn grants as part of large NSF programs

Oct. 29, 2014

DIBBS: Martha Palmer and James Martin On Oct. 1, $31 million in grants were announced as part of the second year of the Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBs) program. The program supports the NSF’s priority goals “to improve the nation's capacity in data science by investing in the development of...

Laura Mather

Alumna's newest startup tackles diversity issues through hiring software

Oct. 23, 2014

Throughout her career, Laura Mather (AppMath’94, MS CompSci’96, PhD CompSci’98) has focused on making the world a better place. She’s proud that her security startup, Silver Tail, was helping to keep 1.5 billion online accounts safe when she sold it in 2012 . That sale has since allowed her to...