El Centro: Deeper into Halligan

Last week, I explored the value that Halligan and the computer science community has for me. It’s a space where I find supportive women. The undergraduate teaching assistants (TAs), students with more experience in the computer science department, proved essential to a computer science and international relations double major with whom I spoke. He finds that Halligan […]

El Centro: Halligan

I seem to like being in introductory courses. My first semester at Tufts, I took EC 5; I don’t understand graphs. This semester, I’m taking BIO 13. Last semester, I took COMP 11. I was interested in the course in a curiously-peeking-around-a-corner way, in part because of the large number of computer science majors at […]

Q&A: Jeffrey Foster, newly-hired professor of computer science

This fall, Tufts welcomed a group of new professors spanning a wide range of departments, experiences and backgrounds including 27 new professors in 14 different departments within the School of Arts and Sciences and eight professors across five departments within the School of Engineering. Jeffrey Foster is a new professor of computer science in the […]

Computer science department announces cybersecurity focus area

The Department of Computer Science has introduced its first-ever focus area in cybersecurity, according to Senior Lecturer Ming Chow. The rollout of the focus area, which is available to all class years, is being done under the leadership of Chow. The new focus comes as Tufts has seen a surge of popularity in computer science […]

‘The Anonymous Elephants’ secure second place in MITRE’s 2018 Embedded Capture-the-Flag Competition

Disclaimer: Juliana Furgala is a news editor for the Tufts Daily. She was not involved in the writing or editing of this article. A team of seven Tufts students earned second place in the 2018 collegiate Embedded Capture-the-Flag Competition (eCTF), sponsored by MITRE, a not-for-profit organization that operates federally funded research and development systems. The […]

Professor Kathleen Fisher reviews accomplishments in cybersecurity, women’s advocacy

Kathleen Fisher, professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science and cybersecurity expert, is almost intimidatingly accomplished, as her colleague and fellow cybersecurity expert Ming Chow attested. “She’s done so much for not just computer science, but for women in computer science, for cybersecurity. When you look at her body of work, it’s like, […]

New data science major to become available in fall 2018

Tufts has officially approved a new data science major in the School of Engineering, to become available next fall. According to Dean of the School of Engineering Jianmin Qu, this new major results from recent initiatives for progressive data science research and education. Alva Couch, an associate professor of computer science, co-authored the data science […]

Peter Chronis discusses the state of U.S. cybersecurity

Peter Chronis, senior vice president and chief information security officer at Turner, gave a talk entitled “The Cyber Conundrum: How Do We Fix Cybersecurity?” about the faults of U.S. cybersecurity and possible improvements on Tuesday evening. The lecture was sponsored by the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the Department of Computer Science and was streamed live on The Fletcher School’s Facebook page. Kathleen […]

The Tuftonian Dream: Baby showers and superpowers

When you were young, you maybe had a dream. You were going to fly to the moon, pass EC 5, cure cancer. Then you grew up. You cut your hair, chose your major, changed your outlook. You changed a lot, but did you change your dream? Last week, sophomore Timi Dayo-Kayode watched a video for […]

Tufts, Northeastern students aim to increase diversity in technology through startup TechSpark

Sophomores Kingsley Udoyi and Timi Dayo-Kayode are not your average computer science students. In just three semesters, the two have launched, pitched and gained funding for their business called TechSpark. This multi-branch startup aims to reduce bias impacting marginalized students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields both at Tufts and beyond. The pair — in partnership […]