Sriram Sankaranarayanan

CS professor Sriram Sankaranarayanan wins Coursera’s Innovation Award

May 26, 2022

University of Colorado Boulder professor of Computer Science Sriram Sankaranarayanan has been awarded the prestigious Innovation Award from Coursera for his online “Data Structures and Algorithms” specialization, which has taught the fundamentals of data structures and algorithms with an emphasis on applications in data science to more than 10,000 students.

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Genetic mutations can be benign or cancerous – a new method to differentiate between them could lead to better treatments

May 26, 2022

Tumors contain thousands of genetic changes, but only a few are actually cancer-causing. Department of Computer Science assistant professor Ryan Layer writes for the conversation about a quicker way to identify these mutations for more targeted cancer treatments.

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Keeping water on the radar: Machine learning to aid in essential water cycle measurement

May 20, 2022

Department of Computer Science assistant professor Chris Heckman and CIRES research hydrologist Toby Minear have been awarded a Grand Challenge Research & Innovation Seed Grant to create an instrument that could revolutionize our understanding of the amount of water in our rivers, lakes, wetlands and coastal areas by greatly increasing the places where we measure it.

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Professor Liz Bradley organizer for NITRD 30th anniversary symposium

May 10, 2022

Department of Computer Science professor and chair of the Computing Community Consortium Liz Bradley is an organizer and panel moderator for the NITRD 30th-Anniversary Symposium. The symposium celebrates the NITRD program which currently involves 25 Federal agencies. In fiscal year 2022, $7.8 billion were invested into NITRD activities.

Dan Larremore

CU Boulder mathematician earns nation’s highest early-career award for COVID research

April 20, 2022

Dan Larremore has won the Alan T. Waterman Award for his instrumental research on COVID-19 vaccine distribution and rapid testing. The prestigious award is the National Science Foundation’s highest honor for early-career scientists.

Claire Monteleoni

CU Boulder Professor leads new journal filling Environmental Data Science gap

April 13, 2022

A new journal devoted to innovative data-driven approaches to environmental problems including climate change, edited by Associate Professor Claire Monteleoni – recently published its first cluster of papers.

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New software aims to speed and improve identification of DNA variations that lead to cancer

April 11, 2022

Researchers have been trying to quickly and accurately identify the parts of DNA that lead to genetic disorders like cancer. A new software tool could improve that process and lead to more tailored treatment and understanding of cancers from patient to patient.

Rupa Dachere

Alumna on a mission to break barriers and make new connections

April 1, 2022

Rupa Dachere (CompSci’94) recognizes the challenges women software developers still encounter in the workforce. She recently moved back to Colorado and is also looking to expand her network of women in science and engineering in Boulder.

James Curry

James Curry earns top recognition from Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

March 31, 2022

James Curry, professor of applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Boulder, has been named a 2022 fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), the group announced today.

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CU Boulder PhD student testifies before state senate on AI, facial recognition bill

March 8, 2022

Computer science PhD student Christine Chang was recently invited to testify before the Colorado Senate Committee on Business, Labor, and Technology on SB22-113 – a piece of proposed legislation that deals with artificial intelligence, facial recognition technology and related privacy issues.

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