2014 CS T-Shirt Contest – due March 15

February 25th, 2014

Get your CS T-Shirt design in by March 15!!!!

Students compete at the Denison Programming Contest

February 22nd, 2014

Five teams of Oberlin students competed at the Denison Programming Contest this past weekend.  All of them placed in the top half of the 18 teams competing.

The final rankings and problems are here: http://personal.denison.edu/~lalla/DSPC/results14.html

Our teams were:

  • Amanda Strominger, Scott Hulver, Nathan Klein (1st)
  • Peter Fogg, Sayer Rippey, Oren Shoham (2nd)
  • Meg Davis, Kira Goldner, Devon Wells (4th)
  • Eli Rose, Gabe Richman, Clay Hudgens (8th)
  • Mischa Lewis-Norell, Chris Egerton, Robin Wong (9th)

Congratulations to all of them!

Cynthia Taylor Publishes on Peer Instruction In Small Liberal Arts Colleges

February 13th, 2014

https://oncampus.oberlin.edu/faculty-staff/notes/2013/09/04/cynthia-taylor-publishes-peer-instruction-small-liberal-arts-colleges

Women in STEM Faculty Panel

February 11th, 2014

Roots & STEM logoJoin professors Kate Jones-Smith (physics & astronomy), Chelsea Martinez (chemistry), Cynthia Taylor (computer science), and Leslie Kwakye (neuroscience) for a panel discussion on their careers in the sciences.

We invite scientists and non-scientists alike to attend and participate in what we hope will be an interesting, informative, and fun event.

When: Tuesday, February 11 at 4:45pm to 6:00pm

Where: Norman C. Craig Lecture Hall, Science Center

The session is part of the Roots & STEM events series exploring the human makeup of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

https://calendar.oberlin.edu/event/women_in_stem_panel_part_2

An Empirical View of DNS Complexity and Security

January 29th, 2014

Mark Allman, International Computer Science Institute will give a talk.  The Domain Name System (DNS) is a crucial piece of the Internet’s fabric, charged with mapping human-friendly names into network addresses.  This talk highlights several recent projects that aim to explore and understand how the modern DNS ecosystem has organically developed.  We will first tackle the complexity of the system and then illustrate how that complexity causes potential security vulnerabilities.  Finally, we will briefly sketch several possible mitigations to these security issues– which is the subject of ongoing work.

FEB. 11,  12:20 p.m. King 239 Refreshments will be served.

 

Welcome Back CSCI Majors Social Hour

January 29th, 2014

Feb. 5, 2014 4:30 King 135 Downstairs Lab.

Come Visit and get back into the swing of things.  Refreshments will be served!

 

Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science – position available

December 23rd, 2013

A full-time non-continuing faculty position for two years beginning Fall 2014.  For the full job posting visit http://new.oberlin.edu/home/jobs/index.dot  FAC14-22

Fall 2013 Class Demos

December 16th, 2013

Wearable Electronics Demos – Wednesday the 18th, 6pm – 7pm in King 235

Interested in electronics and wearable art? The Soft Circuits Seminar has been spending all semester playing with LEDs, arduinos, soldering irons and more. Come see what they’ve made this Wednesday at 6pm! Students will be showing off their wearable electronic art pieces. Snacks will be provided.

2013 Wearable Electronics final projects

Click here to see the projects!

Human Computer Interaction Demos – Friday the 20th, 9am – 11am in King 201

Featuring websites for co-opers, adventure seekers, free food lovers, scientists and more. The HCI students have spent all semester working on how to make programs easy for people to use and understand. Come see what they’ve made! Snacks provided.

2013-2014 CS T-shirt design contest

December 10th, 2013

Don’t forget to get your T-Shirt designs ready!2013-2014 CS T-shirt Contest

CSMC Presents "Python Night"

November 26th, 2013

Python logo
Peter F. and Dan B. will be hosting Python Night on Tuesday, December 3rd at 7pm.

Come an learn new tricks for programming in Python including:

  • list comprehensions
  • higher-order functions (+ map, filter, reduce)
  • sets and other useful data structures
  • with statements/context managers
  • decorators
  • the power of the python syntax
Now with Pizza!  RSVP via the form sent out by CSMC.  See you there!