(Bradley, Liz - 2017) -- President's Teaching Scholar uri icon



  • Liz Bradley is a member of the task force for CU Boulder’s BioFrontiers Institute, a multidisciplinary organization uncovering new knowledge at the frontiers of science, which works with industry to develop exciting discoveries into practical tools for remaking the world. Her current research focuses on nonlinear dynamics and chaos, scientific computation and artificial intelligence, and fluid dynamics and flow control. She is the recipient of a National Young Investigator award, a Packard Fellowship and a Radcliffe Institute Fellowship. Her pedagogy’s effectiveness and ingenuity are widely recognized, and in 1999 she was awarded the John and Mercedes Peebles Innovation in Teaching Award by CU’s College of Engineering. This honor was determined based on student votes; indeed, in written assessments, students consistently rate professor Bradley’s teaching highly. Her pedagogical influence extends beyond CU as well: She has worked with the Santa Fe Institute to develop digital strategies for teaching nonlinear dynamics in massive open online courses.
    Professor Bradley did her undergraduate and graduate work at MIT and has been with the Department of Computer Science at CU Boulder since 1993. She holds appointments and affiliations with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Applied Mathematics. She has written 80-plus journal and refereed conference papers and book chapters, as well as two edited books.

year awarded

  • 2017