Welcome to OCCS

October 11th, 2014

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.

OCCS Faculty

The faculty welcomes you to Computer Science!

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Machine Learning

October 10th, 2014

The Department of Computer Science at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position starting in the Fall of 2015 with a specialization in Machine Learning or a related area. For additional information see the full posting on AcademicJobsOnline.org or http://new.oberlin.edu/home/jobs/

Applicants must apply online at Academic Jobs Online

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4861

2014 ACM Regional Programming Contest

November 11th, 2014

The Oberlin College programming contest teams had a strong showing at the regional ACM meet this weekend. There were over 140 teams, including many from powerhouses such as Carnegie Mellon University and University of Waterloo. Our top team, “Megahurts”, came in 15th overall, which placed Oberlin as the second highest ranking school at the Youngstown site (the largest of the four regional sites).

Our competitors were Nathan Paige, Nathan Klein, Laura Watiker, Evan Hertafeld, Scott Hulver, Sam Rossin, Alex Cotsarelis, Eren Guendelsberger, Chris Egerton, Amanda Strominger, Devon Wells, and Tim Hennigan.

Congratulations on a great performance! Next up is the Denison contest in the Spring.

CSCI Winter Term Ideas Meeting

October 25th, 2014

Winter Term Meeting on Tuesday Oct. 28 at 4:30 in King 235

The purpose of this is to allow people to come together to talk about what they would like to do for WT and to see if any group projects coalesce. This is an opportunity to see if there are any common interests that might benefit from a group project.

We’ve done this the past few years and among other things the Prestissimo project emerged from it.   What will this year bring?

Job Search info session for CSCI students

October 1st, 2014

Thinking about pursuing a CS job, winter term, or internship in the future?

Join us Tuesday, Oct 7 from 12:15-1:15pm in King 337 to meet with CS faculty and Richard Berman from Oberlin’s Career Center to talk about:

  • Strategies for finding positions
  • What industries employ computer scientists
  • CS-related jobs that aren’t just software engineering
  • Reaching out to CS alumni
  • Deciding between grad school vs. industry
  • When to start looking for jobs
  • How the faculty and staff at Oberlin can help you

RSVP by Monday with Jackie in King 223 and sign up for pizza!

more jobs than students

More jobs than students in CS

2014 Muskingum University Programming Contest

September 28th, 2014

Oberlin students did a fantastic job at the Muskingum University programming contest this past weekend.  Two of our teams (“Lavascript” and “Public Static Void Pain”) took first and second place, and all our teams solved multiple problems, despite this being the first contest for most.

Our competitors were Laura Watiker, Paul Buser, Sam Rossin, Alex Cotsarelis, Eren Guendelsberger, Chris Egerton, Will Banfield, Alex Peterson, Max Grusky, Amanda Strominger, Devon Wells, and Tim Hennigan.

Great work everyone!

Welcome Back CSCI/Math Majors – Ice Cream Social

August 29th, 2014

Welcome Back CSCI/Math Majors – Ice Cream Social

Wed, September 3 , 2014              4:30

King/Rice Courtyard

Rainsite: King Bldg 2nd Floor Commons

Deciding between graduate school vs. industry?

April 18th, 2014


Applying to Graduate Schools

Question and Answer Session


Are you considering going to graduate school to continue studying computer science?  Thinking you’d like to know more about the process and get some info from others about it?  Then come to our Q&A session on Tuesday, April 22 at 12:15pm for a PIZZA LUNCH and more info.  King 235.

Topics to be covered include:

  • What CS grad school is like — the first two years and beyond
  • What is CS research like?
  • Is grad school right for me?
  • Masters or PhD?
  • How do you apply?
  • How to choose schools/advisors?
  • Getting good letters of recommendation
  • Things you can do now to improve your chances of being accepted
  • and any other questions you might have

RSVP required! Sign up in the CS office (King 223) by Monday to attend.

CS Community Art Show

April 18th, 2014

CS Community Art Show

CS Art Show Flyer

When: Saturday, April 26th

Time: Opens at 8pm, Performances and readings at 9pm

Where: Harkness Dining Area

What: Art and creative things of many kinds created by the CS Community

Like What? Video games, video game art, comics, drawings, painting, musics electronics, crafts, knitting, etc.

Want to submit something? Send the CSMC some email:


csmc@cs.oberlin.edu

Bravest Warriors Marathon!

April 17th, 2014

Become a Warrior

Join the CSMC this Saturday, April 19 for a Bravest Warriors marathon in the downstairs lab starting at 7pm.

Popcorn will be provided!!!

Everyone should come, majors and non-majors alike.