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.

Congratulations Class of 2018

May 15th, 2018

Congratulations to our CSCI 2018 Grads.  A special congratulations to Maria Stull, who was the recipient of the R.J. Thomas Award, for outstanding CSCI Student 2018

Senior Symposium 2018

April 27th, 2018

Congratulations to CSCI Senior Yasmeen Mussard-Afcari who has been selected as the Keynote Speaker at the Senior Symposium Friday, April 27.

4:30-5:20 p.m. King 106

Creating Barriers to Determination of Structurally Cohesive Subgroups

Yasmeen Mussard-Afcari ‘18 is a double major in Africana Studies and Computer Science and a Mathematics minor who will graduate with honors in Africana Studies this May. Yasmeen plans to pursue graduate studies in computer science, continuing her broader research goals of utilizing theoretical computer science to advance a more just world. Yasmeen will present her and Dr. Eck’s research at the Data Justice Conference in Cardiff, Wales this summer.

Rewriting the Code Fellowship Program 2019

April 5th, 2018

http://rewritingthecode.org/fellowship-program/

Applications open now – use above link.

Fellowship Program – A national program for undergraduate college women interested in careers in tech.
The Rewriting the Code Fellowship Program is for women undergraduates studying computer science and engineering who are interested in gaining applied experience through potential internships or full-time jobs with leading tech companies.

Hylands-Women-in-Tech-Conference April 14-Westlake, OH

April 5th, 2018

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hylands-women-in-tech-conference-tickets-44261589606

Want to hear the latest technology resources being used in Computer Science and IT?

Join us Saturday, April 14th from 12:00-4:00 pm at Hyland’s Building 3 to hear from Hyland employees.

This event will provide insight into latest research, workshops to enhance your technology skills, and the opportunity to network with our employees.

Free lunch and parking will be provided. RSVP to reserve your spot today! use above link to register.

The day will include:

  • Presentations from Hyland female employees
  • Hands on Workshops
  • Q&A Panels

Doors will open at 11:30 am on Saturday, April 14th. Bring a friend and join us!

Oberlin Dominates 2018 Denison Spring Programming Contest

February 26th, 2018

This year, 16 teams from 6 schools (Baldwin-Wallace, Denison, Oberlin, Ohio Wesleyan, U of Akron, and Wooster) competed in this 4-hour contest.

The “Oberlin ‘);DROP TABLE Teams;–” from Oberlin won the contest, solving five problems. Coming in second was “Black IDE Peas” from Oberlin, also with five problems solved. Congratulations to Adam Cooper, Anders Cornell, Jakob Cornell, and Helen He on a strong showing! Congratulations to all the students who participated. 

Final Standings with breakdown of problems submitted and solved for each team.

The problem set and judge’s data can be found in the contest archives.

 

DU Spring Contest Homepage

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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/