Students at Annual
Alumni Networking Event


Students at 2nd Annual
Alumni Networking Event


David Litwack '68


Alumni Reunion 2015



Interview / Resume Workshop (both grads and undergrads)
Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose Room
Tuesday, Sept 19th, 2017
12 - 2pm
Curious to hear what Google looks for on a resume? Wonder what Google’s interview process looks like? Come listen as a Google engineer and Brandeis alum goes over best practices, must haves and common mistakes. He’ll be sticking around after to answer audience questions. Food and swag provided.

RSVP Graduate Students
RSVP Undergraduate Students
Graduate Students Tech Talk 
Volen 101
Tuesday, Sept 19th, 2017
5 - 6 pm
Graduate students are invited to attend a talk on Google Platforms and Infrastructure. Come learn about the hardware and software components which underlie all of Google's products.

Computer Science Job and Internship Fair
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm: Open Networking
Levin Ballroom

The event is open to all Brandeis students (grad and undergrad) and potential employers (registration required). Employers report that this fair provides an unparalleled opportunity to meet and recruit top students in the field of Computer Science.  It is sponsored by the Hiatt Career Center, The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) and the Computer Science Department at Brandeis University.  Go to Handshake to register for the event.

Tech Talk: Yelp
Selling Everything and Anything on Yelp
Friday, October 7th, 2016
Vertica Lounge in the Volen Science Cente

Yelp is the best way to find local businesses, but we're also the best way to get a haircut delivered or book a pizza appointment! (Wait, did we get that right?) Join us for a discussion about how we perform tens of thousands of real-time transactions every day, ranging from taco delivery and dinner reservations, to salon appointments and bottles at the club. Alex L. will speak about what makes Yelp Commerce work, why we're excited about it, and how we plan to grow it even more. If you’re interested in learning more about Yelp’s technical innovations, check out our latest projects on the Yelp Engineering blog, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The fastest way to an epic internship or awesome full-time position is by giving a Yelp recruiter your resume at the career fair or our tech talk. If you just can’t wait, take a look at our college positions on!

Alumni Reunion Get-Together
Saturday, June 4, 2016
1:30 p.m.
Vertica Lounge. Volen 104

Annual CS meetup during Alumni Weekend between the Norman Barbeque and the Ice Cream. This year's classes are 76, 81, 86, 91, 96, 01, 06, 11, but local CS alumni from any year are always welcome!

Google Day at Brandeis
Thursday, February 25, 2016

9:00 - noon Mock Interviews (TBA)
5:00 - 6:30 Tech Talk in Vertica Lounge

Sign-up for a Mock Interview with a Google Engineer! Come hone your chops with a Google engineer to help you master the art of the technical interview. Sign up for a 1:1 mock interview today!

Instructions to be posted shortly: Due to limited number of slots, we won't be able to accommodate everyone who submits interest. If selected the Google team will reach out with your selected time and additional instructions.

Computer Science Alumni Panels
CL: Friday, November 13, 2015 at 3:00 PM
CS: Friday, November 20, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Alumni came back to share their experiences in finding internships, jobs and what turned out to be important in the application, interview process, as well as in the job itself. They talked about what's the same and what's different in a variety of companies and industries.

Brandeis Computer Science Fair
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Open Networking / 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
On-site interveiws /  2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

This event has become one of the most popular recruiting events of the fall semester. Employers report that this fair provides an unparalleled opportunity to meet and recruit top students. Attending this fair allows organizations to recruit seniors, master's students and to identify students from all class years for internship roles.

Preparing Your Resume for the Brandeis Computer Science Career Fair
Thurs., September 10th, 2015 at the Hiatt Career Ctr.
Friday, September 11th, 2015 in Volen 101
Hiatt and GSAS held workshops to get students' resumes ready for the Computer Science Career Fair. They learned how to create a solid description of their experience and got tips and strategies for polishing and up-dating it.

Brandeis Computer Science Reunion 2015
About 30 people joined us for our annual reunion get together in the Vertica Lounge, going all the way back to our first class of 1975. Click on the photo to go to a Picasa Album of photographs. If it doesn’t work due to Brandeis-Google interference, here is a link to the same album on Facebook

Congratulations to the Class of 2015!
This year we saw 33 master's students graduate from the Computer Science program, eleven of whom were from the Computational Linguistics Program and one from the IT Entrepreneurship Program. We wish them all the best and hope that as they join the ranks of our esteemed alumni, they will stay connected each other, with us and with our students.

Google Day @ Brandeis was held on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Students were able to stop by between clases for on-the-fly quick chats with Brandeis alumni working at Google. In the evening, they gave a Tech Talk and students were able to get a real sense about immediate groups and positions Google is hiring for now, as well as some insights.

Incoming Students - 2014 - Welcome
The Computer Science Master's Program welcomed 57 new students to the department consisting of 25 Master's students, 21 Post-Bac/Master's students, and 11  Computation Linguistics students. They hail from China, Nepal, Russia, Turkey, the Ukraine, Vietnam, and the US.  Orientation day was spent learning about the program from the Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Liuba Shrira, and Faculty Chair, Professor Jordan Pollack.  The highlight of the program was hearing from current students who had much to share about life at Brandeis. We wish them all a great year!

Brandeis University’s 2nd Annual Computer Science Alumni Networking and Career Fair was held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, from 2:00 - 8:00 pm in the Hassenfeld Conference Center.
Students explored careers in Computer Science, Software Development, Information Technology and other disciplines, learned about the manifold job opportunities available for Computer Scientists and networked with graduates of our BA, BS, MA, and PhD programs who are now working in this rapidly growing field. We hosted 246 guests which included 71 employers and alumni, as well as, 175 students! David Litwack '68, founder of Powersoft and speculative fiction author, received the 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Tech Talk: Yelp
Klingon Express - Interplanetary Food Delivery on Yelp
Friday, October 10th, 2014, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Vertica Lounge in the Volen Science Center
Talk Abstract: Now that Yelp has launched on Kronos, the seat of the Klingon Empire, any business owner there can claim their own listing and start interacting with customers. In our talk, we will walk through how a Klingon business owner can start taking orders for delivery from hungry expats around the galaxy. We will review some of the technical challenges involved in getting real-time information to millions of business owners. We will also outline the complex interaction between Yelp’s website, mobile apps, and external partners which enables Klingon Express to deliver food to every Yelp customer. If you’re interested in learning more about Yelp’s technical innovations, check out our latest projects on the Yelp Engineering blog, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The fastest way to an epic internship or awesome full-time position is by giving a Yelp recruiter your resume at the career fair or our tech talk. If you just can’t wait, take a look at our college positions on!

Google Tech Talk
Mikel McDaniel, a recent real-life Brandeis graduate and real-life Google engineer from real-life,  spoke in Vertica Lounge on Monday, February 24, 2014 about engineering projects he's worked on and life as a Googler
. Google is looking for talented engineers to join their team. Google does work in all areas of computer science from security, to artificial intelligence, to security, to crazy large distributed systems, to natural language processing, and much more! They impact people’s lives in a positive way by making products that help better organizes the world’s information!

Kickoff-informational Meeting for BrandITE
Thursday, February 27, 2014
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Volen 101
Frequently asked Questions

What is BRANDITE? Brandite is a discussion group that meets weekly with a group of 10-15 students who are interested in IT Entrepreneurship, Software Engineering, Innovation and the computer industry. What happens at the meeting? Sometimes we have a topic that we explore in discussion (e.g. “Is BITCOIN good or bad for society?”) sometimes we have a hands-on demonstration (e.g. “Arduino vs. Technical Machine - a demo”), sometimes we have a cool speaker (e.g. Catherine Havasi on “What was it like to start CL company?”), sometimes its a hackathon (e.g. MongoDB hands-on), sometimes it’s a business topic (e.g. “Using LinkedIn for fun and profit”). Gee, another club? No this is not a club! It’s just a weekly meeting for people who just love to talk tech and learn new things from each other. What does BRANDITE stand for? Well it started as “Brandeis IT Entrepreneurship Meeting” but it’s taken on its own meaning!

Interplanetarization: Launching Yelp in the Klingon Empire
February 7, 2014
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Vertica Lounge in the Volen Science Center
iPad Retina Raffle Giveaway
Free Food From One of Yelp's 4 Star Restaurants
Sweet Yelp Schwag

First Annual Computer Science Alumni Networking
and Career Fair
January 27, 2014
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Shapiro Science Center Atrium