Short red haired person smells orange flower

How a simple smell test could curb COVID-19 and help reopen the economy

Dec. 9, 2020

A simple, scratch-and-sniff test could play a key role in curbing the spread of COVID-19, at a fraction of the cost of high-tech tests that are difficult to scale and take longer to return results, new CU Boulder research suggests.

A researcher provides a saliva sample for a rapid COVID-19 test in a lab

Frequent rapid testing could turn national COVID-19 tide within weeks

Nov. 20, 2020

Testing half the population weekly with inexpensive, rapid-turnaround COVID-19 tests would drive the virus toward elimination within weeks—even if those tests are significantly less sensitive than gold-standard clinical tests, according to a new study published today by CU Boulder and Harvard University researchers.

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CU Boulder plays key behind-the-scenes role in LTE on the Moon project

Nov. 19, 2020

CU Boulder computer science Research Professor Kevin Gifford and PhD student Siddhartha Subray are helping to define interoperability standards for the groundbreaking system.

Chris poses with his cat whisker sensory extension project.

CRA highlights student's work in "reimagining human sensation"

Nov. 1, 2020

Chris Hill earned his undergrad degree in computer science and is pursuing a PhD in Creative Technology & Design at the ATLAS Institute.

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NSF grants aim to improve security and safety of autonomous cars and systems

Oct. 29, 2020

Researchers at CU Boulder, including Majid Zamani and Ashutosh Trivedi from computer science, are leading four new NSF-funded projects.

PufferBot extends its shield as it approaches a bystander.

Pufferfish-inspired robot could improve drone safety

Oct. 22, 2020

PufferBot is the brainchild of ATLAS graduate student Hooman Hedayati. Project team members include Daniel Leithinger and Daniel Szafir, both assistant professors in ATLAS and the Department of Computer Science, and Ryo Suzuki, a former graduate student.

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Inside the secret lives of synchronous fireflies

Sept. 24, 2020

In the Smoky Mountains, thousands of fireflies flash in unison. Orit Peleg explores how they do it in a study published in the Journal of The Royal Society Interface.

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Lemons into lemonade: Stories of resilience in the COVID-19 era

Aug. 31, 2020

Abigail Fernandes (MCompSci'20) made the best of a bad situation — and then some.

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Meet our new faculty for 2020

Aug. 27, 2020

The Department of Computer Science welcomed three new faculty members for spring and fall 2020! Learn more about these talented additions to our team below.

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Draper fellow: “I wanted to solve big, crazy problems for space”

Aug. 27, 2020

PhD student Christine Chang recently received a Draper Fellowship, which supports graduate students working in engineering and the sciences.

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