Computer Science in the Coming Year

Hi students, we’d like to share a few items about the Computer Science Department in the coming year. First, we are committed to providing you with the best possible computer science education that we can.  We are restructuring classes, changing teaching formats, and working to ensure that we can continue… Continue reading »

Goldberg Prize Awarded to Josh Kang

Every year the Computer Science Department awards the Goldberg Prize to the student with the year’s best presentation.  This year’s Goldberg Prize goes to Josh Kang for his senior thesis presentation titled “SOAR: a Self-Optimizing Adaptive SoC on FPGAs” (advised by Prof. Duane Bailey). You can watch Josh’s award-winning… Continue reading »

Graduating Seniors Nominated to Sigma Xi

The CS department is pleased to announce its nominees for Sigma Xi.  Sigma Xi is an international honor society for scientists and engineers, founded in 1886, and nomination is in recognition of scientific research achievements or research potential. This year’s nominees are: Josh Kang Tongyu Zhou Adly Templeton Emmie… Continue reading »

Happy Graduation Day CS Class of 2020!

Happy (virtual) graduation day!  We’re sure you’d rather be back in Williamstown today, but regardless of where you are, we hope that you can take a few moments to celebrate and reflect on all that you’ve accomplished.  You all have grown a huge amount over the past four years. … Continue reading »

Maddie Burbage ’22 Wins 2019-2020 Ward Prize

Yesterday, the faculty had the distinct pleasure of watching Ward prize presentations.  The Ward Prize, given in honor of the generous contributions of alum Rich Ward ’89, recognizes the best student class project of the year.  The faculty were extremely impressed with the quality of the work and presentations done… Continue reading »

Senior CS Students Awarded Honors

The following Computer Science majors successfully defended their theses on Monday, May 18, and will be awarded honors upon graduation.   Tongyu Zhou: “Confusion Detection on Annotator Affect” (Advisor: Iris Howley) Josh Kang: “SOAR: a Self-Optimizing Adaptive SoC on FPGAs” (Advisor: Duane Bailey) Adly Templeton: “Inherently Interpretable Sparse Word Embeddings… Continue reading »

CS dept response to COVID-19

Hello CS friends, I hope you all are doing as well as can be expected during these unpredictable times.  I wanted to send you an update from our department regarding how we are planning to support you remotely.  Note that we will be reaching out to students in… Continue reading »

CS Colloquium – Faculty Research

Friday, February 07 2:35pm in Wege Auditorium (TCL 123) Computer Science Faculty will present their current research and discuss student research opportunities. Receive colloquium credit for attending and enjoy light snacks! Summer Science Research students, faculty, and staff on the annual canoe trip. Continue reading »

Colloquium Speaker Iris Bahar, Brown University

Computer Science Colloquium Friday, December 06, 2019 @ 2:35pm Wege Auditorium, TCL 123 “Combined Discriminative-Generative AI Techniques for Robust Scene Perception in Adversarial Environments” Despite the strengths of deep learning using convolutional neural networks (CNNs), they have several vulnerabilities, such as their opacity in understanding how its… Continue reading »

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