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Computer Science Department
Colgate University
McGregory Hall, 3rd Floor
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346
(tel) 315.228.7719
Charlotte Jablonski, Administrative Assistant
cjablonski@colgate.edu

Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Computer Science!

With the fall term rapidly approaching we can look back on an exciting past academic year. First of all we pass on our hearty congratulations to the CS class of 2011 graduates who are already making their mark on the world. We can boast 100% employment or attendance in graduate school for this group which is a testament to the hard work and dedication they demonstrated while here at Colgate. Check out what they are up to here.

This past year was an exciting one with any number of milestones and changes. Some of these include: We welcomed Aaron Jaggard to the faculty. Aaron most recently worked at DIMACS at Rutgers. We implemented a revised curriculum that puts greater emphasis on fundamentals while also providing greater opportunities for our concentrators to explore complementary academic interests leading to new cross-disciplinary synergies. We had several senior honors theses awarded. Our fall barbecue and spring bowling party were as popular as ever. During the summer of 2010 we supported six summer research students and we followed it up this summer with an additional seven students now completing their projects. A number of other concentrators secured a wide variety of exciting internships or research positions including those at:AIG insurance, Google, Massey Knakal, Microsoft, SlideShare and USC.

Our faculty have remained professionally active as well, involved in collaborative research projects, attending and speaking at professional conferences, and updating and creating new course materials. Joel Sommers received a $400,000 CAREER (Faculty Early Career Development) Award from the National Science Foundation. Vijay Ramachadran continued to be supported by grants from the NSF and from the Office of Naval Research (ONR).

You may have noticed that our web pages have just received a major face lift. This is a work in progress and we welcome suggestions and comments on how we can improve them. I would like to acknowledge Joel Sommers who did the bulk of the work involved with the changes.

Looking ahead the class of 2012 CS concentrators will be our largest in a decade and we look forward to continued growth in the years to come. We have several initiatives underway including the introduction of the iRespond System into our introductory sequence. This is an interactive classroom system focused on learning assessment.

Philip Mulry
Chair, Department of Computer Science

(Updated Sept. 1, 2010, 1:42 p.m.)
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