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May 21, 2017

Congratulations to the Class of 2017! The Computer Science department awarded 25 Master's degrees, three Phd's and 90 Bachelor degrees at Sunday's commencement ceremony. Special awards were also given to 10 students for outstanding achievement in academics, research and teaching. 

April, 2017
The Dean of Arts and Sciences Mentoring Award is an annual award of $2,500 for “outstanding ability as a mentor” by a member of the faculty involved in the supervision of graduate students enrolled in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. We are delighted to announce that Professor Lotus Goldberg, Associate Professor of Language and Linguistics and Computational Linguistics Advising Chair received this year's Dean of Arts and Sciences Mentoring Award

November, 2016
The Mellon Foundation to Fund Expansion of the
Lapps Grid Web Service Project
Brandeis announced today that James Pustejovsky, the TJX/Feldberg Chair of Computer Science, has been awarded a two-year $390,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to expand and deploy the LAPPS Grid Project that seamlessly connects open-source computer programs to quickly analyze huge amounts of language from diverse sources and genres.  Read the full story on BrandeisNow.

Leslie Lamport, MA'63, PhD'72, the recipient of the 2013 A.M. Turing Award, an honor widely known as the 'Nobel of Computing' will receive an honorary degree from Brandeis at the 2017 Commencement Ceremony. Lamport, a principal researcher at Microsoft Research, received both his degrees from Brandeis University in mathematics.
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COSI 11A Placement Exam Announcement
Attention: Undergraduate COSI Majors and MA4 students
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
3:00 - 6:00 pm in Volen 101

If you wish to be exempted from the COSI 11a degree requirement because you have taken a course elsewhere that you believe to be equivalent, you must pass the COSI 11a Placement Exam which is offered just once per semester, and which will be offered this semester on January 25, 2017 from 3:00 - 6:00 pm in Volen 101.

To take this exam, you must register for it no later than Tuesday, January 24 at noon by emailing Mitch Cherniack at  Note that because the exam will only be offered once this semester, it may be necessary for you to miss a class in order to take it.  Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate student requests to reschedule the exam for another time.

Computer Science Job and Internship Fair
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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.