Rodney D. Nielsen
Research Scientist
Research Scientist
Assistant Professor Adjunct
Boulder Language Technologies
Institute of Cognitive Science
Department of Computer Science
Rodney Nielsen
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Colorado at Boulder
Teaching Interests

My primary teaching interests include machine learning, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and special topics within these fields. I am also very interested in courses that apply these fields to other areas such as clinical informatics, educational technology and end-user development, and in teaching computational thinking skills to non-computer science majors.


  • CSCI 6800 Subjectivity Analysis, M.E.P. (Spring 2012)
  • CSCI 5900 Machine Learned Ranking, I.S. (Spring 2011)
  • CSCI 6800 Subjectivity Analysis, M.E.P. (Spring 2011)
  • CSCI 5417 Information Retrieval, Guest Lecture (Fall 2010)
  • CSCI 6900 Question Answering, I.S. (Spring 2010)
  • CSCI 5622 Machine Learning (Fall 2009)

Courses I have taught previously include:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Knowledge-Based Systems
  • Object-Oriented Analysis and Design
  • Software Engineering
  • Process Analysis and Modeling
  • Calculus (NDSU, Fall 1987, Winter 1987-88, Spring 1988)