CSCI Majors present their research at Celebration of Undergraduate Research

October 31st, 2017

Congratulations to our CSCI Majors who presented their work at the 2017 Celebration of Undergraduate Research  

  • Dominic Bosco  Mentors: Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan, Christoph Weber, Orit eleg, Alex Heyde and Sarah Iams, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
    Understanding Collective Motion: Jamming and Crowd DynamicsXinnan (Frank) Cheng  Mentor: Adam Eck, Computer Science                              Impact of Real-Time Ride-sharing Software on Traffic Congestion in Metropolitan Cleveland:  Multi-Agent Simulation Approach

    Jane Hsieh Mentor: Yumi Ijiri, Physics                                                                                                                                               Determining the Magnetic Structure of Ferrite Nanoparticles

    Mark Ligonde    Mentor: Stephen FitzGerald, Physics                                                                                                                                                         The Uses of Hydrogen in Metal-Organic Frameworks

    Yasmeen Mussard-Afcari     Mentor: Adam Eck, Computer Science
    Creating Barriers to Determination of Structurally Cohesive Subgroups

    Diep Nguyen   Mentor: Emily Miraldi, Immunobiology and Biomedical Informatics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital                                                                                                                                                   Transcriptional Regulatory Network inference from Single-Cell RNA Measurements in Embryonic Stem Cells

    Pedro Ribeiro   Mentors: Jenelle Feather and Josh McDermott, MIT, Cambridge, MA
    Sound Classification with Convolutional Neural Networks

    Noel Warford   Mentors: Maithilee Kunda and Adriane Seiffert, Psychology, Vanderbilt University                                                                                                                                               Information Salience: Artificial Intelligence Models of Human Attention

 

 

HAkron 2.0

September 29th, 2017

Five of our CSCI students participated in HAkron 2.0

The University of Akron’s 24 Hour Hackathon 9/23-24

Lukas Griffin, Kendrick Wang, Marouane Abra, Josh Rapport and Lukas Gnirke

Kendrick and Lucas made it into the semifinals! And congratulations to both teams for the great work.

 

Google Returns to Campus for All CSCI Majors Sept 26 & 27

September 7th, 2017

GOOGLE EVENTS

Thank you Seth ’10, Laura ’15 and Greg, Google Engineers for visiting Oberlin and holding several exciting events!

Our students participated in **New Event On Campus: Google Games Campus Edition**  (9/27, 7-9pm)

Students assembled a team of up to five of their best buds to compete against other student teams in puzzles (which involve some coding) and word association games. The top teams received some preeeeetty cool prizes.

The winning teams were the following:
1st – Grumpo Mangoes: Rachel Clark, Clarissa Heart, Sophie Jackson, and Leah Yassky.
2nd – A Barely Functional State: Adina Johnson, Sage Vouse, Gavin Epstein, Daniel Firebanks, Seraphina Nix
3rd – Obie Crew: Zac Plett, Marouane Abra, James Capuder, Jonathan Carroll, and Adam Cooper

 

 

 

Welcome to our newest faculty member, Sam Taggart

August 25th, 2017

 

Sam Taggart

Ph.D Northwestern University 2017; Oberlin College 2012

Office: King Bldg.  223B

 

 

 

Welcome Back Majors- Ice Cream Social

August 25th, 2017

Welcome Back to Campus CSCI Majors !

Ready to Kick of the semester right with an Ice Cream Social.

Wed. August 30 4:30 King/Rice Courtyard

In combination with our fellow Math Dept. Majors.

(rain site: King 2nd floor common area)

R.J. Thomas Award – 2017 CSCI Major Selected

May 10th, 2017

Congratulations to Eren Guendelsberger, CSCI 2017 GRAD, selected as the recipient of the R.J. Thomas Award.

The monetary award is bestowed upon an outstanding CSCI major based not solely on grades but also involvement and contributions toEren Guendelsberger the department.

Congratulations Eren!

Graduation Open house Sunday May 21 2-4pm King 235

May 10th, 2017

All 2017 CSCI Grads and their families are invited to attend.

Graduation CSCI Majors 2017 Celebration & Computing Pledge

April 27th, 2017

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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.

 

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.