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.

Undergraduate Research Symposium

April 29th, 2021

Oberlin College Undergraduate Research Symposium 2021,
which is being held virtually. You can find the complete presentation schedule  here.

Computer Science Students Presenting

Christian Ikeokwu, “The Mathematics of Mutual Aid: Robust Welfare Guarantees for Decentralized Financial Organizations”,
Thursday April 29th, 11:40 AM EST

https://oberlin.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qdOqoqTIrGN1Uu83ECTNQte4oHljwsm3T

Lucas Draper, “Privacy Perception of COVID-19 Contact Tracing Systems”, 
Poster Presentation

https://oberlin.box.com/s/uir08wcujw52bvhr6b7z39ti9yay6nn2

Gaurab Pokharel, “Increasing the Value of Information During Planning in Uncertain Environments”, Pre-recorded Presentation

https://oberlin.box.com/s/h5e1zmkv5kdfeabdd42nr8i2g0vnb0fn

Grad School Information meeting

April 21st, 2021

Is Grad School right for you?  What does it take to APPLY to grad school? Bring your questions and meet with CSCI Faculty

Tech Resume Workshop Thursday April 1 4:45pm

March 31st, 2021

CSCI Students are invited to a Resume Workshop that will focus on writing a resume suitable for applying for  jobs and internships in the Technology sector — jobs that might carry titles such as Software Engineer, Programmer/Analyst, or Data Scientist.  Tech resumes are usually arranged somewhat differently than the standard business resume that you might hear about from Career Services, so even if you already have a resume if you are starting to apply for tech jobs you might want to make a version of it formatted in our way.

In the session we will  talk about parts of a resume and how they should
fit together, and look at some actual resumes Oberlin students have used
to get jobs.  
Here is a link for the workshop Thursday April 1 4:45p.m.
https://oberlin.zoom.us/j/87057548208?pwd=R1Vvek0vR3pZTG9XM3VZN0NETGRNdz09

Alumni Series: Nick Ferrara ’08

October 26th, 2020

Case Studies in Software Disputes. Wed. Oct 28 4:45p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting https://oberlin.zoom.us/j/87833437054?pwd=b0J3WlJ5OVltVmZ0RVF0cGN6VFZ4Zz09 Meeting ID: 878 3343 7054 Passcode: 345763

https://www.oberlin.edu/events/csci_alumni_lecture_series_presents_nick_ferrara_08

Eight summer research fellows collaborate on Cleveland Environmental Dashboard Project

October 26th, 2020

https://www.oberlin.edu/news/eight-summer-research-fellows-collaborate-cleveland-environmental-dashboard-project

Two Tenure Track CSCI Faculty Positions available.

October 8th, 2020

The Computer Science Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences to begin Fall 2021. We seek candidates with teaching and research interests in any area of Computer Science. To be assured of consideration, submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, graduate academic transcripts, and at least three recent letters of reference, with one of those letters addressing teaching, submitted electronically to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17109 by December 7, 2020.

The Computer Science Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences to begin Fall 2021. We seek candidates with teaching and research interests in any area of Computer Science. Candidates who work in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, or related areas are particularly encouraged to apply. To be assured of consideration, submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, graduate academic transcripts, and at least three recent letters of reference, with one of those letters addressing teaching, submitted electronically to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17108  by December 7, 2020.



CSCI Oberlin alum, Nathan Klein, improves traveling salesperson approximations.

October 8th, 2020

In a paper posted online in July, Nathan Klein and his advisers at the University of Washington, Anna Karlin and Shayan Oveis Gharan, have finally achieved a goal computer scientists have pursued for nearly half a century: a better way to find approximate solutions to the traveling salesperson problem. https://www.quantamagazine.org/computer-scientists-break-traveling-salesperson-record-20201008/

Twine, a Student Life App, Announces Launch

October 2nd, 2020

Congratulations to our CSCI Majors, T. Colton Potter ’21, Minh Lam ’21, Khang Nguyen ’21, and Osama Hussein ’23, who developed the app. Twine, a student-created app designed to increase access to events, student life, and organizations on campus, launches today. Instagram and Facebook pages  Read More…

Q&A: Employment for International Students

September 14th, 2020

Please join the CSCI Dept for an information session regarding employment for international students.

9/16 Wednesday, Employment Issues for International  Students 4:30
Bob Geitz & Josh Whitson,
Assistant Dean of Students Director, International Student Resource Center https://oberlin.zoom.us/j/93559746167?pwd=RjlyK1FiT2t1MmNLcmNkOC9STmRFUT09

Oberlin CSCI dominates Denison ACM Spring 2020

March 10th, 2020

Great Showing by our ACM Teams taking 1st and 2nd and 4th at the 2020 Denison Spring Programming Contest.
This year, 15 teams from 4 schools (Denison, Oberlin, Ohio Wesleyan, and U of Akron) competed in this 4-hour contest.

The team “Big Daddy Roboboat and the Biggs Beverage Pod” from Oberlin won the contest, solving all six problems. “O(4)” (Oberlin) came second, “Goodbye World” (Denison) came in third, “Black IDE Peas” (Oberlin) fourth, and “qUArk” (Akron) fifth, all with three problems solved. Most teams solved at least one problem.
Congratulations to Julia Cornell, Anders Cornell, Riley Chinburg, and Katie Kim on a strong showing! CONGRATULATIONS!