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.
February 14th, 2013
April 12th, 2013
We invite the Computer Science Majors to an information session on applying to graduate schools.
Deciding between Graduate School and industry.
Thursday, April 18 12:15 King 235. Sign up in the CSCI office for the Pizza Lunch by Tuesday, April 16
April 12th, 2013
We are offering a summer fellowship as well as an opportunity to work during this semester and next year to a returning student with server administration skills and interest environmental sustainability. The student will to assist in managing and further developing the resource-use monitoring and display systems for the college and City of Oberlin (dormenergy, orbs, energy squirrel, etc.). Student will be responsible in assisting with the technical administration of hardware and software crucial to the integration of the various technologies used to monitor resource use in Oberlin.
Required Skills: Linux & Windows server management experience (Apache/MySQL or equiv), basic shell scripting.
Additional skills desired: Coding experience in web languages such as PHP/Python/JS/HTML5/CSS, Arduino/embedded linux electronics development, Hypervisor deployment and administration (Vmware/Xen/KVM), Cloud administration (Amazon EC2/Azure/Rackspace).
Reliability, responsibility, enthusiasm, creativity and ability to learn quickly and work independently are crucial. While the workload for will vary with on going needs, we are looking for motivated students with interests to start as soon as possible, carrying through the summer and possibly beyond. The student will work with Professor John Petersen and with “Sustainable Technology Research Fellow” Nick Clarke. Email resumes with description of relevant skills, experiences and interests.
March 20th, 2013
I am looking for 2 students interested in doing paid, on-campus research/systems work with me this summer. I have funding to support 2 students for 10 weeks at up to 40 hours per week, and there is some flexibility in terms of schedule.
The primary project will be updating and improving XenLabs to get it ready for use in class next year. XenLabs is built on a Python/Xen/Linux base, and I expect that most of our work will be done at a scripting level. Useful background could include Linux/Unix experience, Python programming, shell scripting, security topics, system administration, and/or basic computer networking. However, this is an educational experience, so a 2xx level CS background and a willingness to learn is what is really needed.
If you are interested in working on this project, send an email to Benjamin.Kuperman@oberlin.edu with your relevant background (preferably sometime this week). Feel free to email or talk to me if you have questions about the project or just want more info.
February 12th, 2013
Attention Juniors! Honors Proposals for the graduating class of 2013-2014 will be due April 1, 2013.
After reviewing the 2013HonorsRFP here see your adviser for more details.
February 4th, 2013
This Wednesday (Feb 6) the computer science department will be having a pizza social to welcome back all of our wonderful students!
It will be at 4:30pm in King 225 (new CS seminar room).
Be sure to sign up in the CSCI office or email Jackie to be put on the list by Tuesday at 3:30 so that we can be sure to have enough.
Best wishes for a great Spring 2013 semester!!!
January 2nd, 2013
Washington University St. Louis invites applicants for their Summer Research 11 Week Program; May 28-Aug 9, 2013.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1, 2013.
Work with a professor and graduate students on cutting-edge CSE research. Find out what it’s like to be a graduate student at a research university and get paid for it!