New Spring Courses

The Department is offering two new Computer Science courses this spring:

CS-249-01-S: Computing and Life

CS-349-01-S: Quantifying Data Privacy 

 

This course will touch on several areas where the computational and the life sciences meet or disrupt each other's comfort. Topics will include some aspects of bioinformatics, computational genomics, modeling and simulation of life phenomena and computational evolutionary biology with reference to game theory. Interdisciplinary teams of students will perform experiments in a computer lab using both established and in-development software. Algorithms will be studied for such tasks as finding similarities between genomes, quantifying distances between related genomes, proposing new drugs. Also considered will be mechanisms for producing programs that mimic the learning exhibited by living things.

Instructor

Price Jones

Prerequisites
One of CS 111CS 112, or CS 118 [2012-13], and an introductory course in the life sciences, or by permission of the instructor.

Distribution
Mathematical Modeling

Unit(s)
1.0

 

Privacy is recognized as a fundamental human right, and this recognition is increasingly being extended to people's data. Yet, there is vigorous debate and disagreement on the meaning of data privacy and how to preserve it. This course is an in-depth study into how computer scientists quantify privacy, how dealing with data necessitates such a consideration, what are good notions of data privacy and how we can design technologies and algorithms that fulfill such notions.

Instructor

Mir

Prerequisites
CS 230 and MATH 225 or permission of the instructor

Distribution
Mathematical Modeling

Unit(s)
1.0

 

What's Up?

BYTE OF THE WEEK 

 

Wellesley seniors just pranked the school. Check out the CS Department!

 

NEWS

Now offering new courses "Computing and Life" (CS249) and "Quantifying Data Privacy" (CS349) this semester!

 

MIT's App Inventor 2 launched last week, with 9 Wellesley students contributing to its improvements this past semester in MIT 6.s198 and in research projects.

 

This fall, Wellesley students participated in the Grace Hopper Conference, ICPC Programming Contest, and the Capture the Flag contest.

 

Contact Us

 

Ellen Hildreth
Department Chair 
Tel: 781.283.3025
ehildret@wellesley.edu

 

Rita Purcell
Administrative Assistant 
Tel: 781.283.3151
rpurcell@wellesley.edu