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.

Brant Smith

CS student Brant Smith recognized as student leader

Feb. 4, 2022

Brant Smith is a fifth-year student in the Outdoor Program pursuing a degree in computer science. He is one of the recipients of the Center for Leadership student leader of the year award.

Will Loughlin in a basketball game

Will Loughlin: D1 athlete, CS senior & rare walk-on scholarship winner

Feb. 1, 2022

An interview with Will Loughlin, who balances a computer science senior capstone and life as a D1 basketball player. He recently received a scholarship as a walk-on, the first time in at least 12 years one has been awarded.

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Rajshree Shrestha: A CU woman who makes a difference

Dec. 22, 2021

Rajshree Shrestha, the graduate program manager for the Computer Science department, was recently recognized as a CU woman who makes a difference at the December 8th, 2021 ceremony held by the Center for Inclusion and Social Change.

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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Keeping the unseen safe: Improving digital privacy for blind people

Nov. 19, 2021

Blind people, like sighted people, publicly share photos, but have limited options for checking if they've captured something they consider private. Assistant Professor Danna Gurari, as a co-lead for an over-$1 million NSF grant, is working to change this.

Orit Peleg in a Bee suit

Complex Systems Society honors Orit Peleg with 2021 Junior Scientific Award

Nov. 1, 2021

The Complex Systems Society has awarded a 2021 Junior Scientific Award to SFI External Professor Orit Peleg, an assistant professor within the University of Colorado’s Department of Computer Science and BioFrontiers Institute.

Malinda Malwala Arachchige

ACM FSE’21: Gold Prize awarded in student research competition

Oct. 29, 2021

Malinda Malwala Arachchige has been awarded a gold prize at the ESEC/FSE Student Research Competition 2021 for developing an infrastructure that seeks to reduce the repetitiveness of machine learning software. The victory was made even more sweet because it came in the midst of great personal stress. Having won the gold medal, he is eligible to compete at the SRC global world finals in 2022 and he plans to do so.

A computer model of worms in a cluster

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.