Welcome to OCCS

September 24th, 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!

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Machine Learning

September 23rd, 2015

The Department of Computer Science at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position starting in the Fall of 2016 with a specialization in Machine Learning or a related area. For additional information, see the full posting at https://jobs.oberlin.edu/postings/37

Review of applications will begin on November 6, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.

Monday, Oct 12 Job Searches and Internships

October 5th, 2015

Join us for a Pizza Lunch talk presented by Career Services Monday, Oct 12

Noon-1:00 p.m. King 239

CSCI Faculty will present helpful information and tips.

Career Services will present and demo available job search databases.

Sign up in the CSCI office to attend by Friday, Oct 9

Getting A Great Software Job!

September 15th, 2015

Join Oberlin Alum Seth Wimberly ’10 & Ted Warner’09 for their talk about working for GOOGLE as they share tips on resumes, interviews, and applying for jobs and internships.

DON’T Miss THIS ONE!  Monday, Sept. 28 4:30-5:30 p.m. King 101  FREE PIZZA

TO RSVP go to URL: goo.gl/Jy5hvr

.getting a software job

Presented by: GOOGLE and OCCS


September 15th, 2015

JOIN US on Sept. 29 12:15-1:15 King 101

for a presentation by Ted Warner Oberlin CSCI ’09  Sign up for Pizza in the CSCI office

Test Driven Development or: How I learned to stop worrying and LOVE unit tests

Presented by : GOOGLE and OCCS

test driven talk

Welcome Back CSCI Majors – Ice Cream Social

August 31st, 2015

Join us On Wednesday, Sept 2 4:30p.m. for an Ice Cream Social

Rice/King Courtyard – Rainsite King 2nd Floor  ice cream social

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!
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.

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


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