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

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.  

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.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Systems

October 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 teaching and research interests specific to Software Systems (Compilers, Operating Systems, Networks, Databases, or a related field). For additional information, see the full posting at https://jobs.oberlin.edu/postings/1175 Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by November 13, 2015 will be guaranteed full consideration.

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

TEST DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT

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

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!
and
ALL SUBMISSIONS DUE APRIL 10th
ART SHOW is on APRIL 17th 8-10pm, Harkness
Questions/Comments/Concerns? email us:
Sam Mater <smater@oberlin.edu>,
Paul Buser <pbuser@oberlin.edu>