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Professor Liz Bradley organizer for NITRD 30th anniversary symposium

May 10, 2022

Department of Computer Science professor and chair of the Computing Community Consortium Liz Bradley is an organizer and panel moderator for the NITRD 30th-Anniversary Symposium. The symposium celebrates the NITRD program which currently involves 25 Federal agencies. In fiscal year 2022, $7.8 billion were invested into NITRD activities.

Dan Larremore

CU Boulder mathematician earns nation’s highest early-career award for COVID research

April 20, 2022

Dan Larremore has won the Alan T. Waterman Award for his instrumental research on COVID-19 vaccine distribution and rapid testing. The prestigious award is the National Science Foundation’s highest honor for early-career scientists.

Rupa Dachere

Alumna on a mission to break barriers and make new connections

April 1, 2022

Rupa Dachere (CompSci’94) recognizes the challenges women software developers still encounter in the workforce. She recently moved back to Colorado and is also looking to expand her network of women in science and engineering in Boulder.

christine chang

CU Boulder PhD student testifies before state senate on AI, facial recognition bill

March 8, 2022

Computer science PhD student Christine Chang was recently invited to testify before the Colorado Senate Committee on Business, Labor, and Technology on SB22-113 – a piece of proposed legislation that deals with artificial intelligence, facial recognition technology and related privacy issues.

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Correll and Mickelson receive fifth Open Educator Award

March 7, 2022

The University Libraries and CU Boulder Student Government are pleased to recognize Nikolaus Correll and Alan Mickelson as recipients of the 2022 Open Educator Award at the University of Colorado Boulder. Both associate professors were selected to receive this award for using open educational practices in their teaching.

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Abbasi earns Herbst Fellowship

March 1, 2022

Six students from across the College of Engineering and Applied Science were selected as Herbst Fellows this semester, joining an elite group of scholars who embody the program’s commitment to ethical engineering study and practice.

Orit Peleg

Computer scientist, physicist wins Cottrell Scholar Award

March 1, 2022

Orit Peleg, a University of Colorado Boulder computer scientist and physicist, has won a 2022 Cottrell Scholar Award, which honors and supports early career scientists who have the potential to become leaders in their fields.

Layne Hubbard

Robots help kids tell stories—with a little help from stuffed animals

Feb. 15, 2022

Layne Hubbard knows the power of a stuffed animal. In 2016, the artist and aspiring neuroscientist paid an impromptu visit to a children’s thrift store. On one of the shelves, she spotted a stuffed zebra with pink feet and a pocket with a zipper on its back.

Abigale Stangl

CU Boulder alum leading effort to improve web image descriptions for the blind

Dec. 13, 2021

Online image descriptions help people who are blind or have low vision easily access information every day. However, website developers and social media users often neglect the important task of creating alt text. It's a complex problem that CU Boulder alumnus Abigale Stangl has been working to untangle for years.

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Behold, the Worm Blob and Its Computerized Twin (New York Times)

Oct. 25, 2021

Orit Peleg, associate professor in the Computer Science department and member of the Biofrontiers Insititute is part of a team studying worm blobs and creating computational models for them. The model might inspire entangled robots made of flexible materials, and helps highlight the lack of a clear-cut divide between living and nonliving materials.