Archive of News & Events
April 19, 2010
FLICS Talk April 19: Susan Rodger, Duke University will speak on “Computer Science Concepts Come Alive” . From 4:30p to 5:30p in Room Koshland INSC H109 (Haverford College Campus), Tea at 4:00. Free and open to public. For more details, click here.
March 18, 2010
FLICS Talk: David Clark, EECS MIT will speak on “Computer Science as Social Science: The Future of the Internet”. From 4:15p to 5:15p in Room SCI 101 (Swarthmore College). Free and open to public. For more details, click here.
February 25, 2010
FLICS Talk: Judith Bishop, Director of Computer Science at Microsoft External Research will speak on “The HOT Under the COOL-Patterns, Programming and Performance. From 4p to 5p in Room 234 Park Science, Tea at 3:30. Free and open to public. For more details, click here.
December 6-12, 2009.
As declared by the US House of Representatives.
Here is a list of local events for this week:
Monday, December 7: Movies etc.
0000: Demonstrations, 9-10a, Pars231
0001: The Beowulf Cluster, 12-1p, park 230
0010: Computer Animation Fest, 4-5p, Park 231
Tuesday, December 8: Tea & Trivia!
0000: Trivia Game, 3-4p, Park 249
0001: Tea, 4-5p Park 231
Wednesday, December 9: Workshops etc.
0000: Demonstrations, 9-10a, Park 231
0001: Demonstrations, 1-2p, Park 231
0010: Workshop, 4-5p, Park 231
Thursday, December 10: The AI Konane Turnament Finals
0000: Konane (Hawaiian Checkers), 10:40-11:30a, CS Hallway in PSB
0001: Demonstrations: 11:30-12:30p, Park 231
Friday, December 11: Face Off! (CS Clock Face Design)
0000: Design a CS-themed clock face for the new CS Clock!
0001: Party! 2p-?, Park 231
PLUS: Hallway SUDOKU all week….hone your brains for the finals week by solving all or part(s) of the Sudoku puzzle in the CS Hallway!
October 22, 2009
Annual Computer Science Pumpkin Carving Tea/Cider. Join us for this annual department tradition. Wear a costume or a nerdy t-shirt! Pizza will be served. Room 231 PSB, 4:30p to 6:30p.
October 20, 2009
Prof. Bruce MacDonald (University of Auckland, new Zealand) will give a talk titled, Developing Robotics Assistants for Humans in Room 243 (Park Science Building) from 4:00p to 5:00p.
October 15, 2009
Bryn Mawr Computer Science invited to a Congressional Robotics Caucus Briefing on Capitol Hill. Click here for a report.
April 22, 2009
Prof. James McClelland (Center for Mind, Brain and Computation at Stanford University) will give a talk titled, Does Your Brain Use Symbols or Distributed Representations? in Room 54 Mendel Science Center (Villanova University) from 4:30p to 5:30p (Tea at 4:00p). This is part of our ongoing Fantastic lectures in Computer Science (FLICS) Series. For more details, click here.
March 18, 2009
March 18 , 2009: Prof. Jennifer Golbeck (University of Maryland) will give a talk titled, Computing with Social trust: Web Algorithms, Social Networks, and Recommendations, in Room KINSC H109 (Haverford College campus) from 4:30p to 5:30p (Tea at 4:00p). This is part of our ongoing Fantastic lectures in Computer Science (FLICS) Series. For more details, click here.
February 6, 2009
February 6, 2009: Prof. Bernerd Chazelle (Princeton University) will give a talk titled, What an iPod, a Flock of Birds, and Your DNA have in Common, in Room 338 Park Science Building from 4:00p to 5:00p (Tea at 3:30p). This is partf of our ongoing Fantastic lectures in Computer Science (FLICS) Series. For more details, click here.
December 4&5 , 2008
December 4&5, 2008: Ira Greenberg will give a presentation on is work in digital art with Processing. He will also lead a hand-on workshop on using Processing for digital media design. Click on links to see the details of his presentation as well as the workshop.
November 6, 2008
Eric Roberts, Stanford University will speak in the FLICS (Fantastic Lectures in Computer Science Series).
This series is jointly hosted by Bryn Mawr, Haverofrd, and Swarthmore Colleges and Villanova University. The talk will begin at 7:30p in Science Center Room 101 at Swarthmore College. For more information see the FLICS site.
October 30 , 2008
Tradition Continues: CS Majors Pumpkin Carving Tea!
Come join other CS majors and professors for a fun filled pumpkin carving and other tasty treats including pizza. 4:30-6:30p in the CS lab (Room 231 PSB).
September 25, 2008
September 25, 2008: Teyvonia Thomas receives 2008 Lincoln Laboratory Research Award
This award is given to Bryn Mawr undergraduates for outstanding summer science research in the fileds of biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics or physics. These awards were made possible by a grant to the college from the Lincoln laboratory of MIT. Teyvonia designed a six-legged robot as a part of her summer project with Prof. Doug Blank. Congratulations, Teyvonia!
June 11-13, 2008
IPRE Summer Faculty Workshop
We will be hosting the Summer Workshop for Computer Science Faculty on Using Robots to Teach CS1. 30 faculty from 13 states will be partitipating in the workshop. The workshop is sponsored by funds from Microsoft Research. More information on the workshop is available here.
April 22, 2008
will give a talk titled: Adventures in Robot Architecture: Locality Principles, Scaling Laws, and Amdahl’s Rule of Thumb for Robots. Keith is finishing his PhD at GeorgiaTech. He is also a member of the IPRE team. The talk will be in Room 230 (PSB) from 12noon-1:00p. Open to public.
April 21, 2008
Ananya Misra (Comp. Sci., Class of 2003)
will give a talk titled: TAPESTREA: A New Way To Design Sound. Ananya is finishing her PhD at Princeton University. The talk will be in Room 236 (PSB) from 2:40-4:00p. Open to public
April 7, 2008
Prof. Jeannette Wing, National Science Foundation
Prof. Wing will give a talk at Villanova University. Prof. Wing is President’s Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. She is currently the Assistant Director of the Computer Science and Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation. The colloquium is being hosted as a part of the Delaware Valley Distinguished Lecture Series in Computer Science, sponsored by the Computer Science Departments at Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College, Swarthmore College, and Villanova University. The talk is free and open to public. For information on this and other lectures in this series, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
February 20, 2008
Prof. Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College
Prof. Klawe will visit the campus and give a talk titled, Gender and Computing: What are the issues? at Haverford College. The colloquium is being hosted as a part of the Delaware Valley Distinguished Lecture Series in Computer Science, sponsored by the Computer Science Departments at Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College, Swarthmore College, and Villanova University. The talk is free and open to public. For information see here.
October 24, 2007
Dr. Doron Swade: Charles Babbage and His legacy
Dr. Doron Swade from the London Science Museum (currently on a Visiting Curatorship to Computing History Museum) will give this talk. The colloquium is being hosted as a part of the Delaware Valley Distinguished Lecture Series in Computer Science, sponsored by the Computer Science Departments at Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College, Swarthmore College, and Villanova University. This talk will be held at Swarthmore College Science Center, Room 101 starting at 7:30p. The talk is free and open to public. For information on this and other lectures in this series, contact email@example.com
September 19, 2007
Philosophy & Computer Science Colloquium: Prof. William J. Rapaport, University at Buffalo
He will give a colloquium titled, Philosophy of Computer Science. The colloquium is jointly hosted by the Philosophy Department and Computer Science. It is being hosted as a part of the Delaware Valley Distinguished Lecture Series in Computer Science, sponsored by the Computer Science Departments at Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College, Swarthmore College, and Villanova University. It is also(!) co-sponsored by the Center for Science in Society at Bryn Mawr College. Prof. Rapaport will also give a guest lecture in CS325 Computational Linguistics at bryn Mawr on Thursday, September 20. The colloquium is free and open to public (Thomas 224 at 7:30p). For more information on Prof. rapaport, visit his web page. For information on this and other lectures in this series, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
April 17, 2007
IPRE Grand Opening
Come join us in celebrating the Grand Opening of IPRE: Institute for personal Robota in Education. IPRE is part of a project sponsored by Microsoft Research to explore the use of personal robots in education. For more information on IPRE visit: www.roboteducation.org. The program for the opening is as follows:
2:00 – 2:45p Tour of IPRE facilities, Refreshments
2:45 – 3:30p Robot Demonstrations by CS110 Students
3:30 – 4:00 IPRE Grand Opening, Park Science 243
4:00 – 5:00 Keynote Address by Jane Prey: You’re the Future of Innovation & Technology
Jane Prey is Academic Innovation Manager at Microsoft Reserach. Her talk will be titled: . Microsoft research has also generously supplied two Zune players which will be given away during the ceremonies.
November 29, 2006
Colloquium: Janet Abbate, Virginia Tech. University: Re-imagining the history of computing: Insights from women’s lives
They say: Women can’t use computers!
We say: Since when?
Having a double X chromosome doesn’t mean technology is your mortal enemy, and this shouldn’t be a groudbreaking realization. Women have played an important, if sometimes uncelebrated, role in the technological revolution of computing. So we invite you to learn a bit about this history from guest lecturer Janet Abbate.
Janet Abbate is an Assistant Professor of the Sceince & Technology Society at Virginia Tech. University. She has been doing research surrounding gender issues and computing since 1988. She is the author of “Inventing the Internet” (MIT Press. 1999). Her current research covers the history of women in computing from the 1960’s to the present day.
In Room 300 Dalton, 4:00p-6:00p. For more information, contact Deepak Kumar (dkumar). Co-sponsored by Anthropology, Computer Science, and The Bi-Co Video Gamers Club.
September 11 , 2006
Computer Science Welcome Back!
July 12, 2006
Bubble wins Award at AAAI-2006
Congratulations to Douglas Blank, Julia Ferraioli, Leslie McTavish, Michael Noel and Dianna Xu for being awarded the “Innovative Hardware Design” award at the AAAI Robot Competition & Exhibition, Boston, July 16-20, 2006, for Bubbles, the robot blimp. See story in Bryn Mawr Now
July 12, 2006
Bryn Mawr awarded Microsoft Research grant for robot education
Institute for Personal Robots in Education was created in July 2006 by an award to Georgia Institute of Technology and Bryn Mawr College from Microsoft Research. Bryn Mawr is pleased to be situated at the leading edge of this exciting development. For more information on the institute, please visit roboteducation.org
Several dozens of media and news outlets covered this story. Congratulations to all!
May 7 , 2006
Robot Blimp featured in Bryn Mawr Now
Bubbles, an indoor robot blimp designed and developed by Douglas Blank (Computer Science), Michael Noel (Physics), Dianna Xu (Computer Science) and several students took part in the Indoor Aerial Robot Competition at Drexel University (IARC). See the story about the blim in this BMN article.
Science & Physics Picnic!
Celebrate the end of classes and the
start of May Day festivities by coming to the COmputer Science
and Physics Annual Picnic. Bring friends, families, etc. ALL are
welcome. There will be a BBQ, salads, drinks, etc. In the Sunken
Garden outside Park Science Building 4:00p onwards.
Supercomputer Build Party!
Come and partake in the building/extending
of Bryn Mawr’s super computer. There will be pizza for dinner.
No experience is necessary, just come and join the fun! Park Science
Building 339 from 6:00p to 9:00p.
Locks with Cryptology: Computer Security Meets the Physical
Matt Blaze, University of Pennsylvania
At 4:15p in Room 243. Park Science Building. Tea at 3:30p in Park 355.
Brought to you by the Math Awareness Week.
Computer Science Education
Deepak Kumar (Bryn Mawr College – Computer Science)
the Brown Bag Lunch Series of the Center for Science in Society.
At 1:15p in the Multicultural Center.
See Brown Bag link (above) for more details.
Computer Science Tea!
Come join the CS Department in our first ever Hitchhiker’s
Guide to the Galaxy Tea!!!
We’ll be making our own versions of Pan-Galactic Gargle Blasters
with ingredients substituted with ice cream, fudge, etc….and
watching the movie.
At 4:00p in Room 338. Park Science Building.
Brought to you by your CS Major Reps!
Theater: Featuring Award Winning Animations from SIGGRAPH 2005
in Room 338. Park Science Building. This is the last computer science
“class” of 2005! Come, enjoy the show. There will be pizza and
refreshments as well!!
Flattes (Computer Science, 2005) featured in Bryn Mawr Now
Computer Science Talk: From ordinance firing tables to modern
Tim Bergen, Professor Emeritus, American University.
At 4:30p in Room KINSC, Hilles 109. For more information contact
email@example.com or see
Computer Science Talk: Weaving silks to weaving numbers
Tim Bergen, Professor Emeritus, American University. At 4:30p
in Room KINSC, Hilles 109. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or see abstract.
in Society Brown Bag Lunch: Internet and the Free Culture Movement
Douglas Blank (Computer Science) and Rebekah Baglini (class
of 2007). At 11:00a in The Multicultural Center. For more information
NATIONAL AWARD FOR ROBOTICS COURSEWARE (click to see full article
on Bryn Mawr Now) Congratulations to Douglas Blank & Deepak
Science Colloquium: The Link-Prediction Problem for Social
David Liben-Nowell, Computer Science Department, Carleton College.
At 4:00p in Room 338 Park. For more information contact email@example.com
Science Colloquium: Living in a Peta-flop World
Pat Miller, Center for Applied Scientific Computing at Lawrence
Livermore National Laboratory and Consulting Professor at Stanford
University’s Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering.
At 4:00p in Room 338 Park. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Back Pizza Party!
Calling all computer science majors, minors and friends for
a pizza party in Room 231. Come join us for food, cookies, etc.
Brought t you by your Major Reps: Audrey Flattes and Julia Ferraioli.
Emily G. Allen (Class of 1999)!
Emily G. Allen joins us for a two-year HHMI Post-doc in Computational
Paleobiology. She graduated from Bryn Mawr (Class of 1999) with
a Double Major in Computer Science and Geology. Welcome back, Emily!
A workshop for undergraduate computer science faculty on the
PYRO (Python Robotics) system. At Swarthmore College. More
Come and partake in the building of Bryn
Mawr’s first super computer. There will be pizza for dinner.
No experience is necessary, just come and join the fun! You
will learn to put together a computer! Park Science Building
339 from 6:00p to 9:00p. For more information, see web
Paul Hudak (Yale University)
Polymorphic Temporal Media.
Room H110 Koshland Integrated Science Center, Haverford College,
from 4:30p (Tea at 4:15p). For more information: email@example.com.
Paul Hudak (Yale University)
Why Programming Languages Matter .
Room H109 Koshland Integrated Science Center, Haverford
College, from 3:00p (Tea at 2:45p). For more
Marie DesJardines (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
Adapting Network Structure for
Efficient Team Formation. Room 338 Park Science Building
from 4:15p (Tea at 3:45p in Room 339). For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Science Majors “Tea” – Pumpkin Carving Fest!
and celebrate the season with some Apple Cider anand
carve a pumkin or two with other Computer Science folks!
There will be prizes (Thanks to Kimberly Blessing, BMC
CS ‘97, for providing T-Shirts from the Grace Hopper
Celebration2004!). From 4:00p until? in Room 245 PSB.
Xu and Geoffrey Towell join Computer Science atBryn
to our new faculty Dianna Xu and Geoffrey Towell!
Chris Prince, University of Minnesota,
Duluth: Synchrony Detection as a Basis for Infant Behavior
in Robots. In Room 230 (Emergent Intelligence Lab) Park Science
Building from 9:00a onwards (Coffee & Muffins served). For
more information: email@example.com.
& Physics Picnic
Come and celebrate the end of the year
with faculty and staff. The picnic will be held in the Park
Sunken Garden, starting at 4:30p. There will be a BBQ set
up with hamburgers, vegburgers, hotdogs, and plenty of helpings
and plenty of helpings. Plus yard games and the first ever
Physics-Computer Science Bocce Challenge!
to Audrey Flattes, BMC Computer Science Major (class of 2006)
for the award of Mellon Mays Fellowship! This fellowship, named
in the honor of Prof. Benjamin Mays, will help support Audrey’s
education and research career in computer science.
Robert Lindeman, The George Washington
University, Washington, DC: Multimodal
Interfaces: Improving User-Interaction in Virtual reality
and Beyond. 4:15 p.m. (Tea at 3:45p.m.) in Room 338 Park
Science Building. For
Douglas Blank: Why I don’t use Blackboard
& Microsoft Word, and How. 1-2p in the Guild Hall Lounge.
For more information,
on “Information, Meaning, and Noise”
Douglas Blank and James Marshall (Pomona
College): A Bit about Bits. 4:15 p.m. (Tea at 3:45p.m.) in
Room 338 Park Science Building. For
Steven Wolfman, University of Washington,
Seattle, WA: Not Listening: Interaction, Technology, and
4:15 p.m. (Tea at 3:45p.m.) in Room 338 Park Science Building.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
F. Betul Atalay,
University of Maryland, College Park: Spatial Decompositions
for Geometric Interpolation and Efficient Rendering. 4:15
p.m. (Tea at 3:45p.m.) in Room 338 Park Science Building.
Dianna Xu, The University of Pennsylvania:
Designing Triangular Spline Surfaces. 4:15 p.m. (Tea
at 3:45p.m.) in Room 338 Park Science Building. For more
information, contact email@example.com.
Come and partake in the building of
Bryn Mawr’s first super computer. There will be pizza for
dinner. No experience is necessary, just come and join the
fun! Park Science Building 339 from 6:00p to 9:00p. For more
information, see web
Stacia Wyman, The University
of Texas: Algorithms for Bioinformatics in the
Post Genomic Era. Tea at 3:30p followed by Talk
at 4:00p in 338 PSB.
Science Colloquium & Pizza Party!
Tia Newhall, Swarthmore College:
NSWAP: A Transparent Network Swapping Module for Heterogeneous
Linux Clusters. Tea at 3:30p in Park 232. Talk at 4:00p
in 338 PSB, Pizza Party in room 232 PSB at 5:30p.
Mawr students entered the Mid-Atlantic Regional ACM Programming
contest. The team, called Bryn Mawr Blue Pigs comprised of Catherine
(class of 2004), Ioana Butoi and Darby Thompson (class of 2005).
The team came third at the site (Wilkes Barre) and finished 36th
over all out of 160 teams. Congratulations!
See complete story in Inside
Pumpkin Carving and apple cider. Bring
friends, classmates, etc. Entrance of PSB, 5pm onwards.
Come and see computer science majors
Ioana Butoi and Darby Thompson’s summer research (on Developmental
Robotics) poster presentations at the Campus Center. Posters
will be up
all day from 10a to 5p. Ioana and Darby will be there to
answer questions and do demos from 3p to 5p.
Fair (Welcome Class of 2007!)
Come and meet Computer Science faculty
and Computer Science majors at the Academic Fair in Thomas Great
Hall from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Post-doctoral Fellow Panama Geer accepts faculty position at
Marymount Manhattan College in New York. Congratulations Panama!!
Led by: Douglas Blank & Deepak Kumar
(along with Lisa Meeden of Swarthmore College, Holly Yanco
Kurt Konolige of SRI International). A Pilot workshop for Undergraduate
Computer Science Faculty. Sponsored by the National Science
Movie: The Pirates of Silicon Valley.
At 7:30 p.m. in Room 338 Park Science Building. Tea at 7:00 p.m. Visit
the Computing History Month web site.
Alan Turing: Breaking the Code, Starring Derek
Jacobi as Alan Turing. Directed by Herbert Wise, 1997.
At 7:30 p.m. in Room 338 Park Science Building. Tea at 7:00 p.m.
the Computing History Month web site.
Matrix in Room 230 (PSB) from 8p (pizza served!)
Misra (class of 2003) chooses Princeton University’s Computer
Science program for Graduate Studies. Congratulations, Ananya!
To Dream Tomorrow: A Portrait of Ada Lovelace,
Documentary, Color 53 mins, 2003, followed by Q&A with the John
Fuegi & Jo Francis (people who made it). At 7:30 p.m.
in Room 338 Park Science Building. Tea at 7:00 p.m. Visit the Computing
History Month web site.
Hackers in Room 230 (PSB) from 8p (pizza served!)
John von Neumann’s Universe: Digital Computing
at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, by George Dyson.
Talk at 4:00 p.m. in Room 338 Park Science Building. Tea at 3:30 p.m.
Visit the Computing History Month web site.
& Computer Science Colloquium: Developmental
Robotics: A New Approach to Creating Intelligent Systems, Douglas
Blank, Computer Science, Bryn Mawr College. Talk at 4:00
p.m. in Room 338 Park Science Building. Tea at 3:30 p.m. in Room 355
Park Science Building.
Bag Lunch: Douglas Blank: Teaching Across the
Genders. Women in Computer Science are vastly underrepresented,
and it has gotten worse in the recent years. Why is that happening
and what can we do about it? In this discussion, I’d like to introduce
the issues surrounding this problem, show you some unique changes
that we have proposed here at Bryn Mawr, and discuss other possible
solutions. From 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Bryn Mawr College’s Multicultural
Center (229 Roberts Road). Sponsored by the Center
for Science in Society.
& Computer Science Tea: From 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Park
Science Building, Room 355. “Make your own sundae” plus
gift(s) for all who attend!
Science Colloquium: An Inverse Cellular
Automaton Problem, Billie Rinaldi, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Talk at 4:00 p.m. in Park Science Building Room 338, Tea at 3:30 p.m.
in Park Science Building, Room 355.
Graphics Show & Tea: Come watch a series of Computer Graphics
videos including shorts from Pixar Corp. as well as some materials
from SIGGRAPH. Take a break from studying, stop by and bring your
friends! After the show, there will be a tea in The Mathematics Lounge.
SHow will be from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. in Room 338 Park. Tea from 4:00
to 5:00 p.m.
Lakoff: Professor of Linguistics at University of California at
Berkeley will give a talk titled, “The Brain, The Mind, and Language:
Why They Matter in personal Life, in Politics, and Throughout the
Academic World.” in Carpeter 21 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tournament: Come indulge in a friendly tournament of playing Konane
(Hawaiian Checkers) with students in CS372 (Artificial Intelligence)
and their programs. Konane is an easy game to pick up in just a couple
of minutes. All are welcome. Room 232 starting from 2:30 p.m.
Computer Science Talk: Bjarne Stroustroup, Texas A&M
University, Speaking C++ Like a Native. In Sproull Hall, 4:00
p.m. onwards. The talk will last 75 minutes, followed by Q&A.
Science Tea: Come meet all the CS faculty, discuss your courses
(current as well as what you may be taking in Spring). Questions answered
about declaring a major/minor in computer science. There will be refreshments!
In Room 230 (The AI & Robotics Lab), from 4:30 p.m. onwards.
Blessing, Computer Science, class of 1997, will be presenting
a lunch talk on “How to handle a technical job interview“.
Kimberly Blessing currently works at AOL. In Room 232 from 11:30 a.m.
to 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
House: The Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Laboratory (Room
230). Come check out the new lab, robots, and faculty. There will
be refreshments. 4:30 p.m. onwards.
Panama Geer, Keck Post-Doctoral Fellow in Computer Science.
Chris Couples, our new UNIX systems guru!
labs were completed: The Digital Multimedia Lab (Prof. Mercuri) in
Room Park 231 & The Robotics & Artificial Intelligence Lab
(Prof. Blank and Prof. Kumar) in Room 230.
May 5, 2002
Misra (Class of 2003) awarded Hinchman Memorial Scholarship at May
Day festivities! Congratulations Ananya!! This award, founded
in the memory of Charles S. Hinchman, is awarded anually to a member
of the junior class for work of special excellence in her major subjects.