Alessandro Roncone

Alessandro Roncone on human-robot interaction research at CU Boulder

May 20, 2021

Alessandro Roncone is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science. His work lies at the intersection of research in human-robot interaction, artificial intelligence and robot control & planning with the goal of developing robot technologies that enable close, natural, and extended cooperation with humans.


Frongillo to design learning algorithms and economic mechanisms to improve predictions

May 20, 2021

Rafael Frongillo, an assistant professor in the CU Boulder Department of Computer Science recently earned $500,000 through a CAREER award to study how changing the way we measure prediction accuracy can ultimately influence the decisions made by humans and machines alike.

Joshua Grochow

Tensors: Connecting the dots of everything 

May 17, 2021

Joshua Grochow, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, has just received $600,000 through an NSF CAREER award to advance fundamental computation theory with applications across big data, multi-company mergers, quantum entanglement and beyond.

Alumni Spencer Wegner (CompSci'20) and Sarah Brondum (MechEngr'19) in outdoors

​Alumni-founded website connects outdoor users with nonprofits

May 14, 2021

Spencer Wegner (CompSci'20) and Sarah Brondum (MechEngr'19) co-founded Bevara to help outdoor enthusiasts connect with Colorado’s outdoor nonprofits. Through Bevara’s web platform, users are able to find donation, volunteer, and advocacy opportunities that contribute to land stewardship efforts across the state.

Award winners

Exemplary seniors earn Graduating Student Awards

May 2, 2021

Four students from the Department of Computer Science earned Graduating Student Awards . These honors are conferred to seniors who are nominated by faculty, staff or fellow students for their outsanding contributions. "The Department of Computer Science is proud to have graduates like Sasha, Will, Cathleen, and Matthew," said Ken...

Nima Keivan

Recent Alumni Award: Nima Keivan (PhDCompSci’17)

April 30, 2021

Nima Keivan's doctoral research on the leading edge of robot perception and autonomy in the Computer Science department at CU Boulder helped him envision the next generation of autonomous driving and augmented reality capabilities, leading to him to co-found robotics company CANVAS Technology which was acquired by Amazon in 2019.

Hunger Ward Film Poster with an out-of-focus photo of a small child sitting on a bed

From tech management to Oscar nominee: Alumnus Mike Scheuerman

April 24, 2021

For alumnus Mike Scheuerman (MTeleCom’95), his CU Boulder training in technology and project management proved incredibly valuable when his career shifted to working as a film producer in the social-impact space.

A person wearing a VR headset stands next to computer generated graph

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

April 12, 2021

This prestigious grant provides $550,000 over five years to help Szafir fill a huge gap in data visualization research. The goal is to create automated solutions that rapidly estimate visualization effectiveness and help designers make better choices, minimizing misleading data representations and simplifying efficient data exploration.

A cluster of bees on the CU Boulder campus.

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 Orit Peleg, an assistant professor in the BioFrontiers Institute and Department of Computer Science at CU Boulder.

Skip Ellis headshot

Former CU Boulder faculty member honored by Microsoft Research in new lecture series

March 25, 2021

Former CU Boulder professor Skip Ellis being honored by Microsoft Research with new lecture series featuring recipients of the Skip Ellis Early Career Award