Kuksenok selected for Honorable Mention in CRA 2010 Undergraduate Research Award

December 4th, 2009

Katie Kuksenok

Katie Kuksenok

Congratulations to Katie Kuksenok for being selected for an Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association’s Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award competition for 2010!

Katie worked with Oberlin CS alum, Professor Jennifer Mankoff at Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute.  Their project explored how individuals with chronic illness, and their caregivers, use online resources such as social websites.

More information can be found at the Research on Chronic Illness on the Web website and on Katie’s Summer 2009 DREU Research Journal.


On-campus summer research in security

February 22nd, 2009

Professor Kuperman is looking for students interested in working with him on 2 projects related to computer security this summer.  You would be paid for 8-10 weeks of work, up to 40 hours per week with some flexibility as to scheduling.

One project needs students with a strong C programming background and comfort working in Unix environments.

The second project will be building a custom server to be used as part of labs in future security courses.  A good background in Linux/Unix is needed, and experience setting up custom systems/distributions would be great.

If you are interested in either or both of these projects, or have questions about them, send email to Benjamin.Kuperman@oberlin.edu by Thursday, February 26.

DEPAUW University, Greencastle, IN NSF sponsored

January 29th, 2009

About the Program Student participants will work on a research team with other students and a faculty mentor to carry out a research project. Research teams will present their progress to the entire group at various points throughout the summer. In addition, the participants will present the final results of their work at their home institutions during the following academic year and, when appropriate, at regional and/or national conferences.

Program Details:

  • Program runs from May 27th through July 31st, 2009

  • Students will be paid $4,400 for the ten week summer

  • A travel allowance (up to $350) will be provided for students who travel from a distance

  • All program participants will live in a DePauw University townhouse

  • Housing will be provided at a highly subsidized rate

Eligibility: By NSF Mandate, applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possession and must plan to be full-time undergraduates as of September 2009. An additional requirement for DePauw’s REU program is that applicants must be enrolled at a primarily undergraduate institution (i.e., at a school that does not have a graduate program in computer science).

Applications must be received by March 13. Decisions will be mailed by March 30th.

For the application and more information go to   http://www.depauw.edu/univ/reu/index.html

NSF/DHS Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.

November 6th, 2008

Application Deadline: January 31, 2009

DIMACS, DyDAn, and the Rutgers University Mathematics Department invite applications for a NSF/DHS Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. DIMACS was founded as one of 24 Science and Technology Centers funded by the NSF. It is located at Rutgers University, and is a joint project of Rutgers, Princeton, AT&T Laboratories, Bell Laboratories, Telcordia Technologies, and the NEC Research Institute. DIMACS has over 250 permanent members in mathematics, computer science, and operations research, and hosts many distinguished visitors each year.

US Program: June 1-July 24    optional trip: Prague Trip: July 20-august 5

Deadline for applications are due January 31, 2009

DIMACS, with National Science Foundation sponsorship, has offered an REU program since 1992. There are four associated REU programs:

  • The DIMACS REU program offers projects mentored by DIMACS members.
  • The DIMACS/DIMATIA REU program offers projects mentored by DIMACS members, the program is extended by two weeks, and the last two and a half weeks of the program are spent at our sister site DIMATIA at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Students selected to participate in this program generally exhibit strong interests in combinatorics.
  • The Rutgers Math Department program offers projects mentored by members of the Rutgers Mathematics Department.
  • The DyDAn REU program offers projects related to homeland security mentored by DyDAn researchers.

DLSim presents at the Ohio 5 conference

August 20th, 2008

Many of you know (or will get to know) DLSim in CS 210, where it has been used for many years as a tool for building and simulating logical circuits. The newest version of DLSim (version 3) has some exciting new features that make it possible to simulate much more complex examples, even an entire CPU!


DLSim 3 Summer Research Assistant Positions Deadline 4/18/2008

April 15th, 2008

We are now accepting applications for an appointment as a research assistant for summer, 2008. We have funding for two assistants to work for 8 weeks during the summer. The research will involve work on DLSim 3, the latest version the digital logic circuit simulator that we use in CS 210. (more…)