Graduation CSCI Majors 2017 Celebration & Computing Pledge

April 27th, 2017

cake Graduating CSCI Seniors Celebration  - Friday May 5 4:30 King 235 We invite all Graduating CSCI Seniors to Join us for CAKE, Ice Cream and Sorbet to Celebrate your accomplishments! We will be taking the Senior picture also, so please try and attend! For those interested in carrying on our Computing pledge tradition, sign up at https://goo.gl/forms/JuYnXEaKGEpfrtYc2. You will receive a pledge pin and certificate. See Jackie for more information or go to :  http://pledge-of-the-computing-professional.org/ The computing pledge ceremony will also take place Friday, May 5  4:30 King 235 I am a computing professional. My work as a computing professional affects people's lives, both now and into the future. As a result, I bear moral and ethical responsibilities to society.  As a computing professional, I pledge to practice my profession with the highest level of integrity and competence.  I shall always use my skills for the public good.  I shall be honest about my limitations, continuously seeking to improve my skills through lifelong learning. I shall engage only in honorable and upstanding endeavors.  By my actions, I pledge to honor my chosen profession.  

Senior Symposium 2017 Friday, April 28 2017

April 27th, 2017

CSCI Graduating Seniors, Sam Goree and Andres Cuervo will present their research on Friday april 28 1:30-2:50 King 321 Sam  Goree - Towards a Relative-Pitch Neural Network System for Chorale  Composition and Harmonization. Andres Cuervo - Imagine Trees Like These - virtual Reality Narrative Concerning Forests, Futurity, and Ephemerality. For a complete list of presentations go to : Senior Symposium 2017    

Honor Students – Sage Jenson and Sam Goree

April 7th, 2017

Join us for our Honor Student Talks on Monday April 24, 2017 Noon Sage Jenson - Digital Morphologies: Environmentally-Influenced Generative Forms  Advisors: Robert Bosch and Tom Wexler Sam Goree - Towards a Relative-Pitch Neural Network System for Chorale Composition and Harmonization   Advisors: Benjamin Kuperman and Adam  Eck

Not Every Website Needs to Vibrate: Browser Feature Usage on the Modern Web

April 7th, 2017

Cynthia Taylor, University of Illinois, Chicago and OC alum, will give this talk on Friday, April 21 Noon in King 239. Modern web browsers are incredibly complex, with millions of lines of code and over one thousand JavaScript functions and properties available to website authors. This work investigates how these browser features are used on the modern, open web. We find that JavaScript features differ wildly in popularity, with over 50% of provided features never used on the web’s 10,000 most popular sites according to Alexa. We also look at how popular ad and tracking blockers change the features used by sites, and identify a set of approximately 10% of features that are disproportionately blocked (prevented from executing by these extensions at least 90% of the time they are used). We additionally find that in the presence of these blockers, over 83% of available features are executed on less than 1% of the most popular 10,000 websites. We further measure other aspects of browser feature usage on the web, including how many features websites use, how the length of time a browser feature has been in the browser relates to its usage on the web, and how many security vulnerabilities have been associated with related browser features.

Graduate School vs. Industry. Questions and Answers

April 7th, 2017

CSCI Majors are invited to join us for Pizza on Tuesday, April 11 12:15 King 239. We will discuss Applying to Graduate Schools. Deciding between grad school and working in industry. Bring your questions!