The department arranges speakers throughout the school year to present topics in computer science which are accessible and interesting, but not likely to be covered in regular courses. Speakers are advised to aim their talk at students, and these talks are a good way to widen one's knowledge and awareness of computer science. Refreshments are served, and there is an opportunity to chat with the speaker, with faculty members, and other students before or after the talk. The time and day of the week vary, so students should watch for announcements which usually appear a couple weeks in advance in Science Center fliers, the CS-Faculty Google Group and CS-Students Google Group, and through in-class announcements. Contact our Colloquia Chair, Stella Kakavouli (skakavouat for more information and stay tuned for event dates.


Computer Science Senior Seminar Series is held throughout the school year. In the seminar, students have the opportunity to explore topics of interest through reading and discussion, field trips, invited speakers, independent research projects, or software development projects. Seminars will be announced on the CS-Faculty and CS-Students Google Groups and through in-class announcements. Participation in this seminar is required of all computer science majors. Please contact Prof. Ellen Hildreth (ehildreth(at) for more information about the senior seminars.

What's Up?



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



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


Rita Purcell
Administrative Assistant 
Tel: 781.283.3151