Min Choi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Computer Science

Why did you initially apply to work at CU?

It’s a good location for family. And I was interested in the opportunity to work with both Engineering and School of Medicine.

What makes CU a great place to work?

The location. Denver is big enough to enjoy many cultural events without big city problems. Compared to New York or Los Angeles, we have better traffic, safety, a nicer environment, a lower cost of living and so many more things like that.

Do you have the opportunity to work with faculty from different departments?

Yes, I have many joint projects with School of Medicine and College of Arts and Media’s Digital Animation Center. One thing that makes CU stand out is that we are willing to work together outside of our won disciplines.

What makes CU students stand out against other universities?

In our Denver campus, we have very diverse student population and also some of them are working professionals, so they are bit more mature and they have clear career goals. Often, they provide some industrial perspectives in the classroom.

What is the best part of your workday?

After spending many hours and days trying, struggling and failing in the lab with graduate students, there will be a sudden moment when a brilliant idea pops out. That makes my day.

What do you enjoy most about living in Colorado?

I like the nice and comfortable, crisp weather. Plus, it’s not so stressful a culture compared to Silicon Valley or other big cities.

What is your favorite campus/neighborhood location?

I love Larimer Square in Denver. It’s full of good restaurants and stores.

What is your favorite area restaurant?

My favorite is Fruition. 

What do you enjoy doing on your spare time?

I’d like to go out and play golf, and the weather in Colorado make that easy to do.