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.

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.

 

Christine Antonsen ’15 GEICO, IT Team Leader

October 2nd, 2018

Join us in Welcoming Christine Antonsen ’15 on Friday, Oct 5, 3:30 King 101.

Christine will discuss her path to GEICO after OBERLIN.

  •  GEICO IT – Working in tech at a non traditional tech company
  • what I love about GEICO and why it’s a good place to work
  • GEICO opportunities (intern, full time, tech areas etc)

Christine is a 2015 graduate of Oberlin College with a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. After graduation she joined GEICO in their Emerging Leaders program, and is now an IT Team Lead overseeing two scrum teams working on the big data platform. Her teams leverage big data to personalize customer experiences and make GEICO’s business more efficient.  Christine founded and serves as a co-leader for InPower, an internal group dedicated to supporting women’s growth and development in IT.  She’s also on GEICO’s planning committee for activities at the Grace Hopper Conference. In the evenings, Christine has been pursuing her MBA from the University of Maryland and graduated this September. Recently, Christine won the Women In Technology’s 2018 Rising Star Leadership Award. 

Friday, Oct 5, 2018   King 101  3:30p.m.     Refreshments 3:00pm King 225

Ice Cream Social

August 29th, 2018

WELCOME BACK!
Join the Computer Science Department along with the Math Department for and Ice Cream Social.

Wed. Sept 5  * 4:30pm  Rice/King Courtyard
(Rain site 2nd floor of King)

 

Congratulations Class of 2018

May 15th, 2018

Congratulations to our CSCI 2018 Grads.  A special congratulations to Maria Stull, who was the recipient of the R.J. Thomas Award, for outstanding CSCI Student 2018