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Wyoming and Google Team Up to Improve Government Services

Governor Matt Mead is excited to announce that the State of Wyoming is joining Google and the State of Colorado to bring together computer programmers who will develop creative solutions for problems faced by Wyoming and Colorado state agencies. The event is open to developers who will compete for 24 hours and can win prizes from Google. [Competition Information]


Playing with Robots

Playing With Robots

UW professors welcome Laramie’s middle and high school students to play with robots and learn math, science and programming in the process.

UW Doctoral Student Researches How Robots Learn General Skills

UW Doctoral Student Researches How Robots Learn General Skills

To understand ourselves better, Roby Velez researches how robots learn general skills that help them explore their environment.

Doctoral Student from Netherlands Studies How to Evolve Artificial Brains to Mimic Those in Animals

Doctoral Student from Netherlands Studies How to Evolve Artificial Brains to Mimic Those in Animals

Joost Huizinga watches the six-legged “spider bot” he created scuttle across his computer screen. At first, it wobbles and walks unsteadily as it attempts to gobble up green-shaped pyramids that denote food.

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Students Create Computer Model to Determine Surface Shade and Measure Snowmelt in Colorado River Basin

December 12, 2013 — In an attempt to measure snowmelt in a mountainous region northwest of Boulder, Colo., two University of Wyoming students are determining surface shade through a computer model they’ve created. They hope their high-performance computing research eventually can be scaled up for use on Mount Moran, UW’s high-performance computing cluster, and be a useful tool for modeling solar radiation for the entire Upper Colorado River Basin.

Why are English majors studying computer science?

December 3, 2013 — Ten years ago, professors in computer science departments everywhere wondered how undergraduates from a broad range of fields could be attracted to computer science (CS). We were convinced that this material would be vital for their careers, but we were up against negative stereotypes of programmers, and the prediction that most software jobs were about to be outsourced to the third world.

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Creative Thinking in Robots

Jeff Clune and his students are not only getting robots to think, but to think creatively.

Faculty Highlight

Liqiang Wang is set to help optimize the use of the new supercomputer in Cheyenne and improve its reliability of HPC (high-performance computer) programs. HPC is one of the focuses for Dr. Wang's research.

Artificial Intelligence Lab at UW

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Dr. Jeff Clune from the Department of Computer Science discusses the Evolving Artificial Intelligence Lab at UW - produced for the Front Range Consortium on Research Computing

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