Contact Information

Computer Science Department
Colgate University
McGregory Hall, 3rd Floor
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346
(tel) 315.228.7719
(fax) 315.228.7009
department@cs.colgate.edu

Upcoming events

  • 7

    Apr

    2015

    Join us for our next department tea! Our speaker will be Jessica Cundiff, who studies gender bias and has looked specifically at such biases in the field of computer science. This should be an informative talk!

    Lunch will be served following the talk.

    Title: Addressing the gender gap in computer science: Why are women underrepresented and what can we do about it?
    Speaker: Jessica Cundiff, Visiting Assistant Professor of Pyschology

    Women continue to be underrepresented in computer science, with only 22% of bachelor’s degrees awarded to women over the last 10 years. Drawing from recent work in social psychology, this talk examines the factors that contribute to women’s underrepresentation in computer science. The talk will also present potential strategies for increasing gender diversity and inclusion, focusing on implementing change at both the structural level and interpersonal level within academic departments. Although the talk focuses on closing the gender gap, the strategies presented have potential for increasing interest and retention in computer science more broadly.


Past events

  • 31

    Mar

    2015

    Join us for our next department tea! Our speaker will be Tristan Lawrence, a Site Reliability Engineer at Google. Tristan graduated from Colgate in 1997 with a dual major in Asian Studies and Physical Science. After graduation, he began working in the IT industry and has been working at Google since 2005.

    Lunch will be served following the talk.

    Title: A Cluster of Spiders
    Speaker: Tristan Lawrence '97, Google

    The first step in indexing the Internet is to download it. But how do you replicate such a widely distributed, dynamic entity? Tristan Lawrence '97, a Site Reliability Engineer from Google, will discuss the challenges of implementing a web crawl at Google scale and explore the lessons Google engineers have learned while operating some of the world's most complex and data-intensive online services.

  • 24

    Mar

    2015

    Join us for our next department tea! Our speaker will be Jason Keith, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Colgate. He will be talking about his research which brings together ideas and techniques from three sciences: Chemistry, Physics, and Computer Science.

    Lunch will be served following the talk.

    Title: High Performance Computing and Quantum Chemistry
    Speaker: Jason Keith, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

    With the rise in computational power of the last quarter century and the development of new faster quantum chemical techniques such as density functional theory computation has become a requisite part of modern chemistry research. This includes examination of chemical structures, various types of spectroscopy including vibrational and electronic as well as the understanding of chemical reaction mechanisms and the resulting kinetics. His talk will focus on the basic machinery of quantum based techniques as well as the presentation of some of his current results.

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