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As the coronavirus spread, two social media communities drifted apart

July 6, 2020

Researchers at CU Boulder are exploring a tale of two online communities: the r/Coronavirus and r/China_flu discussion boards on Reddit. In a new study, the group discovered that some content moderation may go a long way.

Dan Torres wears a mask while working on one of the DARPA Subterranean Challenge robots

Robotics researchers ready to start field-testing their code

June 24, 2020

Out of 20 students who work in Chris Heckman's lab, five have been approved to head back to their space in the ECES wing of the Engineering Center. There, they’ll be able to field-test the software they’ve been developing in a simulation platform, which they also had to build from scratch to accommodate remote teamwork.

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Technology, Cybersecurity & Policy Program moving to Department of Computer Science

June 16, 2020

The groundbreaking program, in existence since 1971 as the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program, was rebranded last year to highlight CU Boulder’s commitment to meeting the needs of the workforce of the state and nation

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CRA announces winners of inaugural award honoring late CU Boulder professor

June 2, 2020

Clarence "Skip" Ellis was the first African-American to earn a PhD in computer science and a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science for nearly 20 years.

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Computer scientists to develop machine learning tools for solar flare prediction

May 18, 2020

Professor Liz Bradley and PhD candidate Varad Deshmukh will play key role in new interdisciplinary NSF-funded project.

A Zika virus health advisory posted near an airport security checkpoint in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 2016

'My work starts when models start to fail'

May 5, 2020

Assistant Professor Rebecca Morrison has developed a new mathematical tool that could help scientists to deliver more accurate predictions of how diseases, including COVID-19, spread.

Michael Miles and Daniel Torres talk with another challenge participant during a break outside of the DARPA Subterranean Challenge course area.

It has to work: Sub T Challenge sharpens students’ skill in the field

April 20, 2020

CU Boulder is one of several funded teams in the Subterranean Challenge, a competition launched by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to stimulate and test ideas around autonomous robot use in difficult underground environments.

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CS researchers using Facebook data in the fight against COVID-19

April 7, 2020

Assistant Professors Dan Larremore and Ryan Layer have joined a nationwide study that seeks to use social media data to better understand how coronavirus cases might grow and travel in the coming weeks.

Chenhao Tan

Bridging the gap between AI and humans

April 2, 2020

Assistant professor will use CAREER Award to demystify decision-making on both sides. With artificial intelligence playing an increasingly prominent role in decision making for everything from healthcare to criminal justice, many people want explanations of why these systems make the choices they do. But first, argues Assistant Professor Chenhao Tan,...

The Build a Better Book team checks out some new 3D items created for a book

Making family game night accessible for all kids

Feb. 25, 2020

The Build a Better Book project, which started in Assistant Professor Tom Yeh's lab, takes a different approach to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.