Computer Science

James Dearworth, associate professor of biology, and Brian Selvarajah ’12 analyzed visual pathways in vertebrates using the turtle as a model. Dearworth is one of 60 faculty whose research deals with health and life sciences.

January 6, 2012

Beyond Biology: New Health and Life Sciences Initiative Will Prepare Students to Solve Real-World Problems

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Tackling complex national and global problems requires knowledge from many different disciplines.  No one science can provide a solution; expertise and input from physicians, scientists, politicians, lawyers, and policy makers is needed. At Lafayette, the new minor program in the health and life sciences provides just the intellectual and interdisciplinary education students need to bring [...]

Robert Kurt, associate professor of biology, teaches a biology class in Kunkel Hall.

January 6, 2012

Students Learn Biology through Problem-Solving in New Interdisciplinary Course

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This spring, a new course combining biology and computer science will provide students with ways to build connections between disciplines and new techniques to approach difficult biological problems. The course, Modeling-Based Applications to Biology, can be taken as an alternative to General Biology 102. Developed as a result of a Mellon Course Development grant, it [...]

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November 8, 2011

Konstantinos Bousmalis ’05 among 34 Google Fellowship Recipients Worldwide

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By Samuel T. Clover ’91 Picture this: After a long day at work, you sit down at your computer, shoulders hunched, and a digitized voice coos, “You seem stressed today.” Suddenly, peaceful music starts playing with photos of secluded beaches and desolate mountain passes on your screen. Your shoulders relax; you breather easier. Your computer—that [...]

Geology students use the iPad prototype during their research trip to Greybull, Wyo. over fall break.

November 4, 2011

Computer Science Students Produce Software that Could Change the Way Geologists Work in the Field

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During last year’s trip to Wyoming for a geology class, students carefully recorded longitude and latitude, angles of sediment beds, rock types, and other observations in an orange field notebook. This year, students used an application on an iPad that was developed by four computer science and engineering students doing EXCEL research with Chun Wai [...]

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May 31, 2011

Rob McEwen ’05 Develops Programming and Algorithms for Army Intelligence Center

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By Kevin Gray When Rob McEwen ’05 began his career at Lafayette College, he knew that he wanted to earn B.S. degrees in mathematics and computer science, which he did. What he didn’t know was whether he wanted to work in industry or government service, or to pursue an academic position. “After several great summers [...]

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May 18, 2011

Retiring Professors William Collins and Ann McGillicuddy-DeLisi Elected to Emeritus Status

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Retiring faculty members William J. Collins, associate professor of computer science, and Ann V. McGillicuddy-DeLisi, Marshall R. Metzgar Professor of Psychology, have been elected to emeritus status and will be recognized at the 176th Commencement on May 21. Read more Commencement coverage Collins, who served as head of computer science from 1990 through 2004, has [...]

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May 3, 2011

Computer Scientist Mayank Lahiri ’05 Develops Zebra ID Scans; Begins Job at Facebook in August

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Studying the behavior of wild zebras and their social networks depends on being able to tell them apart. “In working with biologists from Princeton on these zebra studies in the field,” says Mayank Lahiri ’05, who just completed his Ph.D. on measuring and mining dynamic networks at University of Illinois-Chicago, “I became frustrated by bad [...]

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May 2, 2011

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 120 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation May 1, in the Williams Center for the Arts. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions–engineering, the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 46 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the [...]


February 23, 2011

Meet the Spring Semester Student Bloggers

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Before beginning her studies in New Zealand, Rethna Eddy ’12 tried sailing, built a fort out of kayaks in the middle of the ocean, and watched a “scary” dance on sacred ground. Laquan Lightfoot ’11 explored what it means to be a “Millennial” on a retreat for Posse Scholars from New York City and Washington, [...]

Tong Pham ’13; Matthew Taylor, assistant professor of computer science; and Kumera Bekele ’13

January 28, 2011

Tong Pham ’13 and Kumera Bekele ’13 Study Artificial Intelligence with Professor Matthew Taylor

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Artificial intelligence isn’t just for the movies anymore. Tong Pham ’13 (Anaheim, Calif.) and Kumera Bekele ’13 (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) are working under the guidance of Matthew Taylor, assistant professor of computer science, on research aimed at allowing autonomous computer programs to coordinate among themselves. Pham, an electrical and computer engineering major, talks excitedly about the [...]