Jorge Poveda

By combining machine learning and control theory, Poveda expands field of autonomy

April 12, 2021

Jorge Poveda has been working for years to improve the ways autonomous systems overcome problems they encounter on the job. It’s complex work that could impact our everyday life, like our daily commute in autonomous cars, to more imaginative goals like swarms of robots working in unison. By combining concepts from artificial intelligence and machine learning with well-known control theories, he may have found a new approach that could prove key to moving forward on many fronts.

Danielle Szafir

NSF CAREER award supports Danielle Szafir’s data-visualization research

April 9, 2021

The National Science Foundation recently awarded Szafir a CAREER award for a project titled, “Developing Perceptually-Driven Tools for Estimating Visualization Effectiveness.” An NSF CAREER award is one of the most prestigious given to faculty in the early phases of their careers.

CU Boulder campus seen from the air

DoD Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative webinar

April 6, 2021

The Research & Innovation Office invites DoD-funded basic researchers to a virtual information session on the Department of Defense’s Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program on April 14.

Hypersonic vehicle entering the atmosphere

CU Boulder to lead new $15M NASA Space Tech Research Institute

March 30, 2021

Researchers at CU Boulder are leading a new $15 million, multi-partner institute with NASA over the next five years to improve entry, descent and landing technologies for exploring other planets.

Nicole Labbe

Labbe to host CU Engineering Alumni Webinar on April 15

March 30, 2021

Assistant Professor Nicole Labbe will discuss her work around the chemistry of combustion on April 15 as part of the CU Engineering Alumni Webinar series

Researcher holding bee hive up

Bees form scent-driven phone tree to pass along messages

March 29, 2021

Honeybees play a scent-driven game of telephone to guide members of a colony back to their queen, according to a new study led by University of Colorado Boulder.

Highways from above

Workforce development key to new center focused on electrification of the transportation system

March 28, 2021

Electrifying the transportation sector is key to addressing air quality and climate challenges globally. However, building the infrastructure needed to make that shift will be a complicated process and one that is essential to get right the first time.

COVID-19 Spike protein

Spike protein mapping could lead to more effective COVID-19 vaccine boosters and therapies

March 25, 2021

New research from the Sprenger and Whitehead groups aims to identify and map common mutations in “Spike” proteins—the proteins that allow the virus to enter and infect cells. This would provide researchers with a roadmap to anticipate and counteract the development of future SARS-CoV-2 strains with effective vaccines and vaccine boosters.

CU Boulder campus seen from the air

Engineering part of new cutting-edge microscopy center

March 18, 2021

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have won a $1.2 million award to establish a Center for Light Sheet Microscopy and Data Science, the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation has announced.

Irrigation in a crop field

Research on soil moisture aims to improve irrigation models

March 16, 2021

CU Boulder researchers gave computer models of land surface different amounts of information on soil moisture and then evaluated how well irrigation can be predicted from them. Being able to do this on a large scale would be a useful step toward understanding how sensitive irrigation and evapotranspiration are to climate change.