christine chang

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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Correll and Mickelson receive fifth Open Educator Award

March 7, 2022

The University Libraries and CU Boulder Student Government are pleased to recognize Nikolaus Correll and Alan Mickelson as recipients of the 2022 Open Educator Award at the University of Colorado Boulder. Both associate professors were selected to receive this award for using open educational practices in their teaching.

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Abbasi earns Herbst Fellowship

March 1, 2022

Six students from across the College of Engineering and Applied Science were selected as Herbst Fellows this semester, joining an elite group of scholars who embody the program’s commitment to ethical engineering study and practice.

Orit Peleg

Computer scientist, physicist wins Cottrell Scholar Award

March 1, 2022

Orit Peleg, a University of Colorado Boulder computer scientist and physicist, has won a 2022 Cottrell Scholar Award, which honors and supports early career scientists who have the potential to become leaders in their fields.

Layne Hubbard

Robots help kids tell stories—with a little help from stuffed animals

Feb. 15, 2022

Layne Hubbard knows the power of a stuffed animal. In 2016, the artist and aspiring neuroscientist paid an impromptu visit to a children’s thrift store. On one of the shelves, she spotted a stuffed zebra with pink feet and a pocket with a zipper on its back.

Brant Smith

CS student Brant Smith recognized as student leader

Feb. 4, 2022

Brant Smith is a fifth-year student in the Outdoor Program pursuing a degree in computer science. He is one of the recipients of the Center for Leadership student leader of the year award.

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Will Loughlin: D1 athlete, CS senior & rare walk-on scholarship winner

Feb. 1, 2022

An interview with Will Loughlin, who balances a computer science senior capstone and life as a D1 basketball player. He recently received a scholarship as a walk-on, the first time in at least 12 years one has been awarded.

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Rajshree Shrestha: A CU woman who makes a difference

Dec. 22, 2021

Rajshree Shrestha, the graduate program manager for the Computer Science department, was recently recognized as a CU woman who makes a difference at the December 8th, 2021 ceremony held by the Center for Inclusion and Social Change.

Abigale Stangl

CU Boulder alum leading effort to improve web image descriptions for the blind

Dec. 13, 2021

Online image descriptions help people who are blind or have low vision easily access information every day. However, website developers and social media users often neglect the important task of creating alt text. It's a complex problem that CU Boulder alumnus Abigale Stangl has been working to untangle for years.

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Keeping the unseen safe: Improving digital privacy for blind people

Nov. 19, 2021

Blind people, like sighted people, publicly share photos, but have limited options for checking if they've captured something they consider private. Assistant Professor Danna Gurari, as a co-lead for an over-$1 million NSF grant, is working to change this.