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Celebration of Computing: December 3

Come join the Computer Science Department for the Fall 2014 Celebration of Computing on Wednesday, December 3 in Forcina Hall (fourth floor).

Lunch will be served between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM outside the student lounge.

From 1:00 to 3:00 PM, students who are enrolled in a mentored research or internship experience will present their capstone posters, while students in the Mobile Computing class will present their projects.  Make sure that you complete a student feedback form for the presentations you attend and deposit the forms in the boxes outside the Department Office (413) and Forcina 408 before you leave for the day.

Still not sure what to expect?  Check out some pictures from last year’s Celebration of Computing.  You can also email cs@tcnj.edu for more information.

Hope to see you there!

Spring 2015 Registration

Registration is here and upper level CS courses are filling up quickly! There are some seats reserved for CS majors in all the upper level courses. After your registration windows opens, if the class you need is closed, put yourself on the waiting list using the form here:

https://jfe.qualtrics.com/form/SV_55XoX47GWfqtHtX.

 Be sure to enter all the information requested.

As seats open up during the registration window, we will enroll students in order based on their registration times and time they registered on the wait list.

Email cs [at] tcnj [dot] edu if you have further questions.

Spring 2015 Registration Newsletter

 

 

Computer Science Colloquium: November 7

The third Computer Science Colloquium of the semester will be held on Friday, November 7.  Mr. Shawn Sivy, Director of Networking & Technical Services at TCNJ, will give a talk entitled “This Is Not Your Home Network: Understanding the Design of the TCNJ Wireless and Wired Networks, How They Work, and How To Get the Most Out of Them”.

Please join CS faculty and students in Science Complex Room P101 from 12:30 – 1:30 PM for this talk.  Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

Internship Information Sessions

The Computer Science Department will be holding two informational sessions about internships this semester.

Dates and times are as follows:

Wednesday, 10/29, 12 - 1 PM

Wednesday, 11/5,  6 – 7 PM

Both sessions will be held in Forcina 408.

If you plan on applying for an internship at some point in your curriculum, you must attend one informational session prior to submitting your application.  Additional info sessions will be planned in future semesters.  (If you don’t plan to do an internship as a capstone experience, you do not need to attend a session.)

 

Computer Science Colloquium: October 24

The second Computer Science Colloquium of the semester will be held on Friday, October 24.  Mr. Matthew Tom-Wolverton (TCNJ ’10) of Tumblr will give a talk entitled “Behind the Scenes at Tumblr”.  An abstract of his talk can be found below.

Please join CS faculty and students in Education Building 113 from 12:30 – 1:30 PM for this talk.  Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

Abstract:
Curious about what it’s like to work on a site that has millions of users every day? I’ll give you a peek into life at Tumblr, my experiences scaling our advertising, and some of the other things I’ve done and learned here, as well as the journey of how I wound up here in the first place.

Bio:
From the early days programming BASIC on an Atari 800XL, to his college years (TCNJ Class of ’10!), to currently leading the Ads Engineering team at Tumblr, Matthew has always had a passion for building cool stuff. His tools of choice include PHP, vi, and the Canon 6D. http://wolf.tw/

Spring 2015 Registration Newsletter

 

Attention CS Major and Minor Students:

It’s that time of the year again! If you haven’t done so already, start thinking about registration for next semester.


Advising Window: October 28 – November 4

Note: some faculty members may offer advising appointments before the window begins, so check your email.

Registration Window:  November 4 – 14


It is the policy of the CS department that all majors should meet with their academic advisors before registering for classes. A registration hold has been automatically placed on your account and will be removed after the advising meeting. Please watch for an email from your advisor asking you to make an advising appointment. Check PAWS for information on your advisor and registration date and time.

Please view the department’s registration newsletter regarding upcoming advising and registration windows.

You can view the department’s Spring 2015 Registration Newsletter here.


Couldn’t get into the courses you wanted? 

Complete the CS Department’s Qualtrics Survey in order to get on the waiting list.

Don’t forget to fill out all of the required information!

Computer Science Colloquium: September 5

The Computer Science Department will be holding the first colloquium of the academic year on Friday, September 5.   Dr. David G. Cooper, adjunct professor and instructor of CSC 320: Information Retrieval, will be giving at talk entitled “Affect Detection for a Classroom Computerized Geometry Tutoring System”. Dr. Cooper’s biography and an abstract of his talk can be found below. Please join Dr. Cooper, faculty, and students on Friday in Forcina 408 from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.  Pizza will be provided and all are welcome to attend.

 

Abstract:

Minimally invasive sensor technology is mature enough to equip classrooms of up to 25 students with four sensors at the same time while using a computer based intelligent tutoring system. The sensors, which are on each student’s chair, mouse, monitor, and wrist, provide data about posture, movement, grip tension, arousal, and facially expressed mental states. Accurate affect detection can provide an intelligent tutoring system with cues to give feedback to individual students using the system. We discuss a method to clarify classifier ranking for the purpose of affective models. The method begins with a careful collection of a training and testing set, each from a separate population, and concludes with a non-parametric ranking of the trained classifiers on the testing set. The talk will conclude with a discussion of future directions that affective sensing could go for education and beyond.

Bio:

David G. Cooper is a lecturer at Ursinus College in the Math and Computer Science Department and at The College of New Jersey in the Department of Computer Science. He holds an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His Ph.D. dissertation focused on computational affect (emotion) detection. He earned his B.S. in Cognitive Science from Carnegie Mellon University. While working as a software engineer at Lockheed Martin, David was on a team to prototype distributed data fusion software for helicopter communication, and was able to test the software while in flight on a Black Hawk helicopter. David’s research has ranged from human robot interaction in the Robot Tug of War project to emotion detection for a computerized geometry tutor for middle and high school students.

Dr. Salgian to Present in Athens, Greece

On September 18, Dr. Andrea Salgian will present her paper “Teaching Robots to Conduct: Automatic Extraction of Conducting Information from Sheet Music” at the 40th International Computer Music Conference in Athens, Greece.  This year’s conference will be jointly held with the 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference and will run September 14 – 20.    Dr. Salgian’s paper was accepted for presentation by the International Computer Music Association (ICMA), an international organization of individual researchers and institutions who are involved in the technical, creative, and performance aspects of computer music.

Coauthored by TCNJ alumnus Laurence Agina and Dr. Teresa Nakra, Associate Professor in TCNJ’s Music Department, the paper was written as part of a project sponsored by the National Science Foundation.  Students who majored in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Music, and Interactive Multimedia worked together in a semester-long class to build robots that could conduct a real orchestra and were later utilized during performances by TCNJ’s music ensembles.  The culminating paper describes an algorithm that can parse sheet music encoded in MIDI files in order to extract conducting information such as tempo, dynamics, and entrance cues.  This process is the robotic equivalent of a human conductor reading the sheet music and deciding which gestures to perform and when. Current TCNJ students continue to work on improving the conducting robots technology in mentored research projects.

For more on the International Computer Music Conference, please visit the conference’s webpage:  http://www.computermusic.org/

Celebration of Computing, April 30

Celebration of Computing
As we do every spring, the Computer Science Department will celebrate the achievements of our students at the Celebration of Computing event on April 30, 2014, 12pm – 4 pm in Forcina, 4th floor.

Please Come Celebrate With Us!
Celebrate the wonderful achievements of CS students!
Celebrate yet another awesome semester in CS!
Celebrate the last week of classes for Spring 2014!

LUNCH PROVIDED!!

The tentative schedule is:

  • Computer Science lunch and activities, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Forcina Hall 4th Floor
  • Presentation of CS Department awards, 1:00 pm, Forcina Hall 4th Floor
  • Presentation of Goldberg-Neff award, 1:15 pm, Forcina Hall 4th Floor
  • Capstone Experience Presentations, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Brower Student Center
  • UPE Induction, 3:15 – 3:45 pm, Forcina Hall 4th Floor
 
Please follow the link below to complete a Qualtrics form to let us know of your participation so we can plan for the event, estimate space needs and order the appropriate quantity of food.
Access code: celeb14
Codebreaker, Feb 4 @7pm in Mayo Concert Hall

Codebreaker, Feb 4 @7pm in Mayo Concert Hall

The College of New Jersey Department of Computer Science Presents…

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CODEBREAKER tells the remarkable and tragic story of one of the 20th century’s most important people. Alan Turing set in mo9on the computer age and his World War II codebreaking helped turn the 9de of the Second World War.
Instead of receiving accolades, Turing faced terrible persecution. In 1952, the British Government forced him to undergo chemical castration as punishment for his homosexuality. In despair, Turing committed suicide. He was only 41 years old.
Documentary elements seamlessly interconnect with drama scenes in CODEBREAKER to offer a three dimensional picture of Turing, his accomplishments, his tragic end, and his lasting legacy.

Sponsored by the Department of Computer Science, the School of Science, the Cultural and Intellectual Community Program Council, and Upsilon Pi Epsilon

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