Youngstown Programming Contest

October 31st, 2016

This past weekend, 5 teams of Oberlin students competed at the Youngstown ACM programming contest.  All of our teams performed well, and our top team — Oberlin Prime — was ranked third at our site.

Oberlin Prime

Oberlin Prime (Nathan Paige, Bobby Dorwood, Sage Jenson)

Congratulations to everyone!

Youngstown ACM Programming Contest team 2016

The whole team, plus Tom, plus creepy little girl statue.

Best Security Hack @ Kent Hack Enough 2016

October 14th, 2016


Congratulations to our students: David Learner,  Anders Cornell, Adam Cooper, and Jakob Cornell!  They received the “Best Security Hack” award from at the Kent Hack Enough 2016

Oberlin was represented by 9 students who participated in this event Oct 7-9,2016. They all did a great job!

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.

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Now Hiring Three Full-time Tenure-Track positions for Fall 2017

October 10th, 2016

The Department of Computer Science at Oberlin College invites applications for 3 full-time, tenure-track faculty positions starting in the Fall of 2017. We are seeking candidates with teaching and research interests specific to Software Systems (Compilers, Operating Systems, Networks, Databases, or a related field). For a second position, we are seeking candidates with teaching and research interests in any area of Computer Science. The third position focuses on Theory and Algorithms. Applicants at all ranks will be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. For full job descriptions and to apply go to at following links:

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