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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Chancellor Phil DiStefano hangs the Norlin medal around Pam Drew's neck.

CS alumna wins prestigious university award

Sept. 28, 2015

Pamela Drew has a master's and a doctorate in computer science, but she came very close to being a different kind of doctor altogether. Drew was pursuing a pre-medicine degree in math and biology at CU-Boulder when she decided to take a computer science class during her junior year. From...

The Diplomacy board game.

Study finds overly polite behavior may signal pending betrayal

Sept. 2, 2015

Assistant Professor Jordan Boyd-Graber and colleagues from Cornell and the University of Maryland used chat logs from the online strategy game Diplomacy for a case study that was presented this summer at the Association for Computational Linguistics annual meeting.

A close-up view of the wearable device being controlled with a finger swipe.

Gaugewear Inc. to commercialize wearable technology prototype from Correll Lab

July 28, 2015

The new technology can be worn as an adjustable sleeve on the user’s arm or leg or sewn into everything from clothing and backpack straps to dog leashes, allowing “eyes-free” control of a tablet, phone or media player that doesn’t require any precise button touching. The new prototype joins popular wearable high-tech devices ranging from smart watches and fitness bands to headsets and smart gloves.

Mohit Iyyer introduces QANTA to the audience at the matchup.

Professor’s Quiz Bowl robot ges head-to-head with humans

July 23, 2015

The matchup started with a bang. After five tossup questions, the score was Computer 65, Humanity 0. In a video of the match , one of the human players can be seen sticking his tongue out at the robot. While the match between assistant professor Jordan Boyd-Graber’s quiz-bowl-playing robot, QANTA,...

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