Life Hacks

June 5, 2017

HOW THE BTU LAB AT THE ATLAS INSTITUTE IS CREATING THE NEXT GENERATION OF INNOVATORS HACKERS GET A BAD RAP. Thanks to popular culture, mention “computer hacker” and people immediately think of Matthew Broderick in War Games, or any number of recent security breaches of data. In reality, hackers are...

Dan Szafir

Getting to Know Your Robot

May 10, 2017

Computer scientist envisions a world where robots have that human touch Just mention the words “drone” or “robot” and some will conjure unsettling visions of a future in which computers threaten to take over the world. Dan Szafir, a professor in the Department of Computer Science and ATLAS Institute, envisions...

Suzie Gomez-Burgos

Using Her Powers for Good

May 8, 2017

Susie Gomez-Burgos inspires the next generation of engineers Outside of the silver screen, heroes don’t wear capes and leap tall buildings in a single bound. Instead, they’re everyday people doing extraordinary things with little fanfare. Take Susie Gomez-Burgos, a senior in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, majoring in...

manikin with wearable technology devise pinned to chest area

Wearable Technology

April 17, 2016

Halley Profita and Dana Hughes could have spent spring break playing outside. Both were drawn to Colorado’s outdoor activities when choosing CU-Boulder for their doctoral studies. Hughes and his wife like mountain biking; Profita and her boyfriend enjoy hiking Colorado’s lofty peaks. But these computer scientists spent their 2014 break...

pile of elephant tusks

Tech for Trunks

April 5, 2016

Tourism brings in billions of American dollars for the East African country of Tanzania. It accounted for nearly 13 percent of the country’s economy, totaled nearly $2 billion in 2013, and continues to rise. But a sophisticated and well-funded enemy threatens Tanzania’s tourism: big game poachers. According to a report...