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CS@Mines welcomes three new faculty

Neil Dantam

Assistant Professor
Neil's research focuses on robot planning and control. He has developed methods to combine discrete and geometric planning, improve Cartesian control, and analyze discrete robot policies. In addition, he has worked on practical aspects of robot manipulation and software design to ensure that new theoretical techniques can be validated in the physical world.

Wendy Fisher

Teaching Associate Professor
Wendy’s focus is centered around teaching and developing innovative undergraduate courses, educational research, and K-12 outreach. Her interest in creating new curriculum is evidenced by the development of an interactive Python computing and sensors course with pair programming and a Raspberry Pi capstone project. She plans to teach courses in wireless sensor networks, artificial intelligence, data science, and machine learning.  

Tom Williams

Assistant Professor
Tom's work broadly focuses on artificial intelligence for human-robot interaction, especially problems involving natural language understanding and generation in uncertain and unknown environments. His work is strongly informed by work in cognitive science, especially theories from linguistics and cognitive psychology.

Assistant Professor Hua Wang has received an NSF CAREER Award for a research project to create a new machine-learning model for mining various kinds of data that could lead to easier, earlier and less-costly detection of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.The NSF CAREER Award is the most prestigious award that NSF gives for early career faculty. Full Story>>

Hao Zhang and Hua Wang, with PhD student Fei Han, received Best Paper Finalist at 2016 Robotics Science and Systems (RSS) for Robust Multimodal Sequence-Based Loop Closure Detection via Structured Sparsity
Bo Wu and three students (Wei Han, Daniel Mawhirter, and Matthew Buland) had their paper nominated for the best paper award in The 26th International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT), a top-tiered conference in parallel computing and compiler optimization. (September 2017).
Qi Han has joined the ACM Distinguished Speakers Program.
Tracy Camp was presented the very first Million Women Mentors’ Stand Up For STEM Colorado Award by the Colorado Technology Association during this year’s Women in Technology Conference (June 9, 2017).
Mines Computer Science by the Numbers

  • 3 new CS+X tracks to choose from
  • 14 Faculty
  • 392 Undergraduate Students
  • 53 Graduate Students
  • Entering students in top 9% of high school graduating class
  • Over 350 girls participated in our spring 2017 outreach program:
  • 16 companies partnered with CS@Mines via our Computing-Mines Affiliates Partnership Program ( which provided 34 scholarships to current students  
  • New NSF grant to provide scholarships for academically talented, low-income students in Colorado to study in CS@Mines: 
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