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.

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!

Blockchain Northeast Ohio

October 30th, 2019

Wed. Nov 6 7:30-9p.m.

https://www.oberlin.edu/events/blockchain_in_northeast_ohio_-_charles_stack_ceo_of_flashstarts

Welcome

August 20th, 2019

We are excited to Welcome Assistant Professor Stephen Checkoway to our Department. This Fall he will be co-teaching Intro to Computer Science and Systems Programming!

Join us for our Dept. Open House Sunday, May 26 2-4p.m. King 223. Congratulations to our 2019 Computer Science Graduates.

May 24th, 2019

2019 R.J. Thomas Awards

May 15th, 2019

Congratulations to our CSCI Students Awarded with the R.J. Thomas Award as follows:
Jakob Cornell – 2019 Outstanding CSCI Student
Sage Vouse – Outstanding Service Award
Ezra Goss- Outstanding Research Student
Dominic Bosco – Outstanding Student Employee

Congratulations Class of 2019

May 15th, 2019

Congratulations and Best Wishes for a Bright Future to All our CSCI 2019 Majors.

OCCS place 3 teams in top 5 at Denison ACM

March 4th, 2019

We sent 8 teams to the Denison ACM Programming contest on March 2.
• There were 21 teams total and we had three teams place in the top five: Jakob Cornell, Anders Cornell, Julia Cornell, David Hansen) placed 2nd. (Seraphina Gibson, Adina Johnson, Sage Vouse, Jad Seligman) placed 4th,(Colton Potter, Minh Lam, David Gold, Khang Nguyen) placed 5th. All 8 teams solved at least one problem. Congratulations to all our participating students. Great Job!

Denison ACM March 2, 2019

Jane Hsieh CSCI major ’20 Presents at the 2018 IEEE Symposium in Lisbon, Portugal

October 4th, 2018

Jane Hsieh presented her work at the Oct. 2018 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing in Lisbon, Portugal. She discussed creating a web framework to support programmers in making and documenting decisions.

Grace Hopper 2018

October 3rd, 2018

Professor Hoyle and Professor Taylor along with 11 of our CSCI Majors attended Grace Hopper 2018 in Houston.The Grace Hopper Conference (GHC) is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists, and has been held annually since 1994.