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'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... Read more »
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... Read more »
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.Read more »
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... Read more »
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... Read more »
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... Read more »
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... Read more »
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... Read more »
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... Read more »
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... Read more »

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