Welcome to OCCS

December 12th, 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!

Visiting Assistant Professor Position

December 10th, 2014

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, with a preference for Systems or Architecture.  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/5239

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

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.

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!