Assistant professor uses computational tools to unravel mysteries in complex biological, social systems

Oct. 10, 2012

“I saw an opportunity to use the computer as a virtual laboratory,” Aaron Clauset says. “Although I came out of the natural sciences, I was fascinated by the complexity of messy systems like biological evolution and human behavior.”Read more »

Undergrad wins first Casey Feldman Award for work with Boulder Food Rescue

Oct. 10, 2012

The first Casey Feldman Award has been given to Sean Wiese for his work with Boulder Food Rescue, a local organization that rescues and redistributes perishable food "waste" to charities that serve homeless and at-risk individuals. The Casey Feldman Foundation has made possible a program at CU that offers stipends... Read more »

PhD student wins college's Outstanding Dissertation Award

Oct. 10, 2012

Computer Science PhD student Daniel Knights was selected as the winner of the College of Engineering and Applied Science's Outstanding Dissertation Award. The award was given at the May 2012 Engineering Recognition Ceremony. Dan's thesis, entitled "Predictive Modeling of Metagenomes," involves the use of machine learning and statistical techniques to... Read more »

CS, BioFrontiers faculty member redefining CS education

Sept. 19, 2012

Dilbert-esque stereotypes aside, no one can argue that all fields have computational needs. From medicine to math, everyone is deluged by data and looking for a way to make sense of it all. Debra Goldberg, a BioFrontiers faculty member and assistant professor of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, is her subject’s biggest fan.Read more »

Grad student uses chaos theory to design new rock climbing routes

Aug. 5, 2012

Climbers at the Boulder Rock Club, who were bribed with free t-shirts to test the routes, actually preferred one of the difficulty levels designed with the computer. For Caleb Phillips, that was more than enough.Read more »

'Flutter' wins first prize at wearable computing conference

June 24, 2012

Grad students' creation embeds a network of microphones into a shirt to detect the direction of sounds and display them via vibrating winglets on the shirt’s surface.Read more »

‘Swarm Wall’ created through intersection of art and technology

May 30, 2012

A monthlong summer exhibit at the University of Colorado Boulder Art Museum will feature a dynamic new media composition based on innovative robotics technology. Called “Swarm Wall,” the large-scale interactive piece displays changing fields of color, light and sound that are driven by a distributed form of artificial intelligence.Read more »

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