Welcome to OCCS

April 2nd, 2015

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!

Visiting Assistant Professor Position

March 31st, 2015

The Department of Computer Science at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time, non-continuing faculty position starting in the Fall of 2015.  The area of specialization within Computer Science is open.  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/5477

CS Art Show 2015

April 5th, 2015

Hey, ARTISTS (that’s you!)
Wanna show off your awesome song / dance / drawing / poem / Java program / robot ???
Then submit it to the Computer Science Community Art Show!
All art forms welcome!
and
ALL SUBMISSIONS DUE APRIL 10th
ART SHOW is on APRIL 17th 8-10pm, Harkness
Questions/Comments/Concerns? email us:
Sam Mater <smater@oberlin.edu>,
Paul Buser <pbuser@oberlin.edu>

Grad School Info Session

April 4th, 2015

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 7 at 12:15pm for a PIZZA LUNCH and more info.

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.

Talk with Bryan Alexander

March 9th, 2015

The CS Department will be hosting a talk for majors with Bryan Alexander (http://bryanalexander.org/) this Friday, March 13 on “The future of Gaming and Mobile Technologies, and the Effect on CS Education”

Bryan Alexander

Spring 2015 ACM Programming contest Denison University

March 2nd, 2015

CONGRATULATIONS to The Oberlin CSCI programming teams, taking first and third place out of 21 teams.  
All four of our teams got at least half the problems solved, which put everyone in the top half.  Our teams were:
Sweaty Murder Squirrels (1st) Scott Hulver, Amanda Strominger, Nathan Klein
Man Which (3rd) Chris Egerton, Elias “Alex” Cotsarelis, Eren Guendelsberger
Java The Hutt Devon Wells,Tim Hennigan,Laura Watiker,Sam Rossin
MegaHurtz Abby Singer, Evan Hertafeld, Nathan Paige

@Denison University Spring 2015ACM Programming contest

@Denison University Spring 2015ACM Programming contest

@Denison Programming Contest Spring 2015

@Denison Programming Contest Spring 2015

CS Community Art Show – Call For Submissions

February 25th, 2015

The CSMC is organizing a CS Community Art Show. For more information, see the attached flyer or visit bit.do/csart15

art_show_poster.doc

OCWiC 2015

February 24th, 2015

Last weekend 6 students (Christine Antonsen, Elizabeth Bentivegna, Ilona Brand, Nora Hayes, Sam Mater, and Amanda Strominger) as well as professor Cynthia Taylor attended the 2015 Ohio Celebration of Women in Computing in Sandusky, OH.

Christine Antonsen’s poster on “Dynamic Selfish Routing” was a winner for the poster session.  Sam Mater’s poster on “The Use and Misuse of Disposable Email” received an honorable mention.  Congratulations to them all!

LaFentres ’14 presents at Tapia 2015

February 22nd, 2015

Last week during the ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing, recent alumna Krista LaFentres ’14 presented a poster on her work with Professor Cynthia Taylor on The Use and Misuse of Disposable Email.

LaFentres-Tapia-2015

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.