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.

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!

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.