We're Hiring!

The Department of Computer Science at Colgate University will be hiring for two tenure-stream positions in computer science, starting fall semester 2019. Please find our ad here: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12154

Our Study

Computer science is the study of algorithmic processes and the machines that carry out these processes. It is a mix of theory, application, design, and experiment. Methods and ideas drawn from computer science are increasingly important in other scientific disciplines, as well as the humanities and social sciences. Most of all, we think computer science is fun. Our energetic faculty have active research programs and typically involve student researchers during the summer and the academic year. Check out our department highlights to learn more about computer science and our department.

We have a growing pool of highly successful graduates. Our students continue on to successful careers in a wide variety of fields including the computing and financial industries. A number of our students continue on to graduate work as well. Computing research and technology can change the world for the better, and there are many great reasons for choosing computer science. Contrary to fears generated by outsourcing, computer science-related jobs are still some of the best, fastest-growing, and highly-paid positions available to freshly-minted graduates.



Contact Information

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

Highlights & Photos

Faculty member Sommers receives NSF grant

Prof. Joel Sommers was recently awarded a three-year grant from the NSF for a project that seeks to develop methods for automatically capturing and analyzing metadata collected during Internet performance experiments.

The extraordinary growth of Internet connectivity and bandwidth has ...


Colgate students attend Grace Hopper 2018 Colgate students attend Grace Hopper 2018

Eleven Colgate students and Professor Hay attended Grace Hopper Celebration (https://ghc.anitab.org/), the world's largest gathering of women technologists.


<Colgate Coders> hosts software development panel <Colgate Coders> hosts software development panel

The club hosted two department alumni, Karen Kelley '13 and Anindya Guha '15, to talk about their experiences in the tech industry. Both Karen and Anindya current work at Amazon and discussed specifically their work as software development engineers at ...


Upcoming Events

  • 23

    Oct

    2018

    Dept Tea: Smart devices - good, ridiculous or evil?

    Location: McGregory 319

    From 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

    Speaker: Aarathi Prasad, Skidmore College

    Abstract:

    Smart devices have become an integral part of our lives and they continuously collect data about us with, and sometimes without, our knowledge. My research focuses on usable security and privacy of smart devices ...

  • 26

    Oct

    2018

    Lunch and discussion with AlphaGo producer Josh Rosen '96

    Location: CS research lounge

    From noon to 1 p.m.

    Join Josh Rosen '96 for a discussion on "Storytelling and Tech: What I've Learned So Far." Free lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by Colgate Career Services and the Department of Computer Science.
    Computer Science Department Research Lounge, 12–1 ...

  • 26

    Oct

    2018

    The Basics of Machine Learning

    Location: McGregory 319

    From 4 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.

    Hosted by: <Colgate Coders>

    Have you ever wondered how Netflix recommends shows you may be interested in, or how Google seems to know what you're looking for before you even finish typing your sentence? Come learn about what machine learning ...

  • 30

    Oct

    2018

    Dept Tea: Spring 2019 Courses

    Location: McGregory 319

    From 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

    CS faculty will give an overview of the electives they are teaching in Spring 2019.

  • 30

    Oct

    2018

    Processing Workshop

    Location: McGregory 319

    From 4:30 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.

    Hosted by: <Colgate Coders>

    Learn to code a brick breaker game using processing! This fun workshop is an introduction to processing. Coding experience is helpful, but not required. Led by Erika Fox '21. Featuring Halloween themed treats! RSVP at: https ...

  • 6

    Nov

    2018

    Dept Tea

    Location: McGregory 319

    From 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

    Speaker: Yasoob Khalid '21

  • 13

    Nov

    2018

    Dept Tea

    Location: McGregory 319

    From 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

    Speaker: Bryan Dosono, PhD Candidate, Syracuse University

Recent Events

  • 18

    Oct

    2018

    Dept Tea: Graduate School Panel

    Location: McGregory 319

    From 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

    A panel of recent alums and faculty will discuss their graduate school experiences:
    - Ahsan Mahmood '18, currently a graduate student in Computer Science at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    - Soo Bin Kwon '16, currently a graduate student ...

  • 16

    Oct

    2018

    Women in Computer Science (WiCS) First Meeting

    Location: McGregory 319

    From 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

    We will be sharing a lot of information about WiCS and our goals for this semester! This is a great opportunity to meet people and to see what WiCS is about! Everyone is welcome so make sure to bring any ...