International Relations Program adds computer science Senior Lecturer Ming Chow as core faculty

Last week, the International Relations (IR) Program welcomed Senior Lecturer Ming Chow from the computer science department, as a core faculty member, meaning that computer science will now have representation among the many departments affiliated with the IR program, according to the Sept. 26 IR newsletter. Additionally, the newsletter announced another three core faculty members from other disciplines: Associate Professor Keith […]

Tufts Department of Computer Science hires four professors, loses three

In the wake of Assistant Professor Ben Hescott controversially leaving the Tufts Department of Computer Science this May after being denied tenure, the department has faced additional faculty changes in the past few months. The Department of Computer Science has hired four new professors and lost three. Megan Monroe specializes in visual analytics and will now be a full-time […]

Op-ed: Hescott’s Army

At commencement, the head of the Board of Trustees Peter Dolan stated that Tufts is a student-focused research institution. On the same day, the Board of Trustees denied tenure to beloved computer science (CS) Assistant Professor Ben Hescott, winner of the Lillian and Joseph Leibner Award for Excellence in Teaching and Advising (2012), the Graduate Student […] An archive for student websites, computer science projects

When senior Richard Kim interned at Google last summer, he was fascinated by one of the features of their Wi-Fi network. According to Kim, a computer science major, the “go/” feature at Google allowed interns and employees to create web pages for one another that exist only on the Google Wi-Fi network. Pages such as “go/imstarving” […]

Tufts hires Bridge Professor to specialize in cybersecurity

Cybersecurity policy expert Susan Landau will join Tufts faculty next fall as a Bridge Professor between the School of Engineering and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.  Landau, currently a professor of cybersecurity policy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, was chosen for the bridge professorship because of her expertise in both fields, according to Vice Provost Kevin Dunn. “Professor […]

Computer science department works to meet growing student demand

The Department of Computer Science (CS) has seen an enormous increase in the number of students taking CS courses over the last five years. Last fall, computer science was determined the most commonly declared major, according to Department Chair Kathleen Fisher. According to Fisher, as an increasing number of students pursue majors and minors in CS and a growing number of students outside […]

New course highlights growing academic recognition of digital humanities

Coming from two distinct backgrounds, Associate Professor of Classics Marie-Claire Beaulieu and Computer Science Lecturer Anthony Bucci have teamed up this semester to offer an introductory course that provides insight into the emerging interdisciplinary field of digital humanities. Digital humanities, in the context of the course, is primarily concerned with creating digital representations of ancient artifacts and using them to […]

Changes in TA system accompany growth of Computer Science Department

This semester, Computer Science Professors Mark Sheldon and Bruce Molay have implemented a new system by which Data Structures (COMP 15) teaching assistants (TAs) and students can interact. According to Sheldon, creating an effective TA system has become increasingly more important to keep up with the growth of the computer science department. New TA System Sheldon and Molay created […]

University explores interdisciplinary initiatives with proposed data center

Initiatives focusing on identifying and supporting cross-school programs are beginning to take shape as the semester progresses. Three such initiatives, which were laid out by University President Anthony Monaco in a Sept. 9 message to the university, include development on a proposed Center for Computational and Data-Intensive Research, progress on a data science major and the hiring […]