Entries tagged with ‘computer science’


The MCS department made some upgrades over the summer.  The iMacs that were in Olin 326 have been replaced with a PC that runs the latest release of Ubuntu.  The hardware change was made to compliment upcoming changes to the Computer Science major.  The department also added a 3rd generation Threadripper with a 3970 X […]

Senior Honor’s Presentation 5/12/14

Real-Time Hand Recognition on Raspberry Pi Helen Wauck Monday May 12, 4:00PM Olin 321   Abstract The problem of recognizing hand gestures in real-time from a video feed has been thoroughly studied in the field of computer vision, but methods for real-time hand gesture recognition on low performance machines are scarce. In this work, we […]

MCS Seminar 5/14/14

Linking the Microbiome to Host Phenotype and Genotype   Professor Dan Knights University of Minnesota Wednesday May 14, 4:30PM Olin 321 Abstract Perhaps the grandest bioinformatics challenge of the genomics era is to place genes into functional disease pathways using data sets of limited sample size. Human genome studies have identified associations between genetics and disease, but in […]

MCS Seminar 3/19/14

On Wednesday March 19 at 7:00PM in Olin 321 the Mathematics and Computer Science Department will be hosting a talk by David Liben-Nowell of Carlton College. Tracing Global-Scale Information Flow using Internet Chain-Letter Data David Liben-Nowell Carlton College Although information, news, jokes, and opinions circulate continuously in the worldwide social network, the actual mechanics of how […]

Wall Street Journal Asks “Who Needs to Know How to Code”

Enrollments in MCS-177 are up; way up. This Wall Street Journal article explores why there is an increased interest in computer programming, who are the people learning to code, and what are some of the non-traditional institutions satisfying this need.

MCS Students Participate in ACM Programming Contest

Three MCS students went to Carlton College  this past Saturday to participate in the annual ACM Programming Contest. The contest originally started at Texas A & M in 1970. It spread through North America and has branches and chapters throughout the world. “The contest fosters creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new software programs, and enables students to test […]

Women, Jobs, and a Bit of Mathematics and Computer Science

Planet Money, the economics reporting unit of National Public Radio, ran a great story this morning (9/11/13) entitled “Why Women (Like Me) Choose Lower-Paying Jobs.”  Although not strictly about mathematics or computer science, the reporter Lisa Chow was an applied math major in college, earned an MBA, and is pursuing a career not directly related […]

MCS Seminar

Speaker: Ananya Das, Lake Forest College Candidate for MCS faculty position Talk: Efficient Data Encoding In computer science we often encode and store data files in their binary representation. When the data files are very descriptive, such as audio or video files, the binary representations may be inefficiently large. In this talk I will discuss […]

MCS Department Seeks Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Assistant Professor of Computer Science Mathematics and Computer Science   Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science to begin September 1, 2013. We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate in Computer Science or a related discipline, but will […]