Welcome to OCCS

October 11th, 2016

Computer Science encompasses both the theoretical and the practical aspects of the study of computers and algorithmic processes. Students majoring in computer science at Oberlin are prepared both for further graduate studies in the discipline and also for careers in the industries and businesses that actively recruit computer scientists with a liberal arts background. Computer Science at Oberlin is taught within the context of a liberal arts degree, with emphasis on the lasting principles of the discipline rather than on specific training in particular tools and techniques. The CS Department stresses the fundamentals of computer science while maintaining a highly current and relevant curriculum utilizing state-of-the-art methodologies and tools. More detailed information about the Computer Science major and minor and a complete list of courses can be found in the course catalog.

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December 8th, 2017

OBIEHACK ver.2 Dec. 2

November 29th, 2017

JOIN US this Saturday, Dec. 2 9am-9pm Wilder 101

Come Join us! It’s that time of year! Two weeks before finals! You have sweet final projects to complete. Dreadful NP-complete proofs? Coding interviews to prepare for? Do not Fear! Do it with us!  Drop in anytime between 9am-9pm with your buddies and get that final project completed!  You also get FREE FOOD and wait, there is more!  FREE FLASH DRIVES from ADACORE

RSVP NOW https://obiehack.splashthat.com

 

CSCI Majors present their research at Celebration of Undergraduate Research

October 31st, 2017

Congratulations to our CSCI Majors who presented their work at the 2017 Celebration of Undergraduate Research  

  • Dominic Bosco  Mentors: Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan, Christoph Weber, Orit eleg, Alex Heyde and Sarah Iams, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
    Understanding Collective Motion: Jamming and Crowd DynamicsXinnan (Frank) Cheng  Mentor: Adam Eck, Computer Science                              Impact of Real-Time Ride-sharing Software on Traffic Congestion in Metropolitan Cleveland:  Multi-Agent Simulation Approach

    Jane Hsieh Mentor: Yumi Ijiri, Physics                                                                                                                                               Determining the Magnetic Structure of Ferrite Nanoparticles

    Mark Ligonde    Mentor: Stephen FitzGerald, Physics                                                                                                                                                         The Uses of Hydrogen in Metal-Organic Frameworks

    Yasmeen Mussard-Afcari     Mentor: Adam Eck, Computer Science
    Creating Barriers to Determination of Structurally Cohesive Subgroups

    Diep Nguyen   Mentor: Emily Miraldi, Immunobiology and Biomedical Informatics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital                                                                                                                                                   Transcriptional Regulatory Network inference from Single-Cell RNA Measurements in Embryonic Stem Cells

    Pedro Ribeiro   Mentors: Jenelle Feather and Josh McDermott, MIT, Cambridge, MA
    Sound Classification with Convolutional Neural Networks

    Noel Warford   Mentors: Maithilee Kunda and Adriane Seiffert, Psychology, Vanderbilt University                                                                                                                                               Information Salience: Artificial Intelligence Models of Human Attention

 

 

Winter Term Organizational Meeting Oct 30 Noon

October 27th, 2017

Join Us Monday, Oct 30 Noon King 323

WINTER TERM

 Informational Meeting

Individual projects, Group projects

Have a great idea for a Winter Term project, and want to recruit people?  Have no idea what to do for Winter Term, but think you might like it to involve Computer Science somehow?  We’ll be having an organizational meeting to allow people to come together and talk about what they would like to do for Winter Term, and see if any project groups coalesce.  

Monday, Oct 30

Noon King 323

Tenure Track Faculty Position – All Area and Ranks

October 26th, 2017

http://cra.org/job/oberlin-college-and-conservatory-faculty-of-computer-science-open-area-all-ranks/

HAkron 2.0

September 29th, 2017

Five of our CSCI students participated in HAkron 2.0

The University of Akron’s 24 Hour Hackathon 9/23-24

Lukas Griffin, Kendrick Wang, Marouane Abra, Josh Rapport and Lukas Gnirke

Kendrick and Lucas made it into the semifinals! And congratulations to both teams for the great work.

 

Google Returns to Campus for All CSCI Majors Sept 26 & 27

September 7th, 2017

GOOGLE EVENTS

Thank you Seth ’10, Laura ’15 and Greg, Google Engineers for visiting Oberlin and holding several exciting events!

Our students participated in **New Event On Campus: Google Games Campus Edition**  (9/27, 7-9pm)

Students assembled a team of up to five of their best buds to compete against other student teams in puzzles (which involve some coding) and word association games. The top teams received some preeeeetty cool prizes.

The winning teams were the following:
1st – Grumpo Mangoes: Rachel Clark, Clarissa Heart, Sophie Jackson, and Leah Yassky.
2nd – A Barely Functional State: Adina Johnson, Sage Vouse, Gavin Epstein, Daniel Firebanks, Seraphina Nix
3rd – Obie Crew: Zac Plett, Marouane Abra, James Capuder, Jonathan Carroll, and Adam Cooper

 

 

 

Welcome to our newest faculty member, Sam Taggart

August 25th, 2017

 

Sam Taggart

Ph.D Northwestern University 2017; Oberlin College 2012

Office: King Bldg.  223B

 

 

 

Welcome Back Majors- Ice Cream Social

August 25th, 2017

Welcome Back to Campus CSCI Majors !

Ready to Kick of the semester right with an Ice Cream Social.

Wed. August 30 4:30 King/Rice Courtyard

In combination with our fellow Math Dept. Majors.

(rain site: King 2nd floor common area)

R.J. Thomas Award – 2017 CSCI Major Selected

May 10th, 2017

Congratulations to Eren Guendelsberger, CSCI 2017 GRAD, selected as the recipient of the R.J. Thomas Award.

The monetary award is bestowed upon an outstanding CSCI major based not solely on grades but also involvement and contributions toEren Guendelsberger the department.

Congratulations Eren!