PhD student turns laptop into a musical instrument

Feb. 25, 2013

Computer Science doctoral student Charles Dietrich has created a new musical instrument incorporating a laptop and a camera. The instrument will make its debut in the next Boulder Laptop Orchestra (BLOrK) concert on March 2. BLOrk will perform works by John Cage, Ornette Coleman and Pauline Oliveros as well as...

Undergrad wins first place in poster presentation

Feb. 14, 2013

Congratulations to Candace Ghent, one of our SMART program students, for winning first place in the computer science category for the poster she presented at NC-LSAMP! SMART is the Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training program, and NC-LSAMP is the North Carolina Louis Stoke Alliance for Minority Participation. Way to...

CU Boulder startup company acquired by F5 Networks Inc.

Feb. 12, 2013

Congratulations to PhD student John Giacomoni and Assistant Professor Manish Vachharajani! The company they founded, LineRate Systems, has been sold to F5 Systems. Over the last few years, they raised $5 million in capital and grew to 20 employees. F5 is an $8 billion networking company. There's a great article...

Alum wins college's Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award

Jan. 14, 2013

Congratulations to Herb Morreale (CompSci'91) for winning a 2013 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award from the College of Engineering and Applied Science! Herb has had a long and successful career as a local tech entrepreneur and has been a long-time friend and supporter of the department and our students. He has...

CU Boulder team develops swarm of pingpong ball-sized robots

Dec. 14, 2012

University of Colorado Boulder Assistant Professor Nikolaus Correll likes to think in multiples. If one robot can accomplish a singular task, think how much more could be accomplished if you had hundreds of them.

CU student team only U.S. team invited to international competition

Dec. 7, 2012

Congratulations to Doug Smith and his team of CS students on their invitation to the ISC 2013 Cluster Competition! CU is the only US team to be invited to next year's international competition! Doug has led our teams in every competition so far. Now in its 28th year, ISC, the...

Assistant professor wins CRA-W Borg Early Career Award

Nov. 15, 2012

The annual award is given to a woman in computer science and/or engineering who has made significant research contributions and who has contributed to her profession, especially in the outreach to women. Assistant Professor Katie Siek will be presented the award at CHI 2013 in April 2013

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...

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.”

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...