Bowdoin will host the 2012 RoboCup U.S. Open Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22, in the Sidney J. Watson Arena
Bowdoin College is soliciting applications for the first group of Clare Booth Luce Scholars. These scholars will be female students who are interested in mathematics, chemistry, physics or computer science who are interested in embarking on a multi-year research project with a faculty mentor (or a pair of faculty mentors)
Research gets Best Paper Award at ACM GIS 2009
The paper "Improved visibility computations on massive grid terrains" by Jeremy Fishman, Herman Haverkort and Laura Toma has been awarded the Best Paper Award at ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2009, the ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems. The paper is the result of the summer research of Jeremy Fishman '09 with Toma. Jeremy developed algorithms for computing visibility on terrains that are an order of magnitude faster than what was known before and can process terrains up to 28GB of data in 430 minutes on a desktop machine with .5GB of RAM.
Computer science is a dynamic and exciting scientific discipline. The Computer Science Department at Bowdoin offers major and minor programs, as well as an interdisciplinary major with mathematics. These programs support the fundamental liberal arts philosophy that emphasizes breadth and depth of study, critical analysis of ideas, exposure to different modes of inquiry, a mature style of writing and other forms of discourse, and multicultural awareness through off-campus study. These programs provide a solid foundation for either postgraduate study or a career in industry.
The Department enjoys a strong sense of community among students and faculty, fostered by small class sizes and frequent co-curricular activities (lunches, informal talks and discussions, outside speakers, and other social events) throughout the year. During the summer, some majors remain at Bowdoin to work on a research project or in a technical position. The Department's computing laboratories provide contemporary hardware, software, and robotics support for class work and research.
Location: Searles Science Building [campus map]
Department Coordinator: Sue Theberge
Dept. Phone: (207) 725-3567
Dept. Fax: (207) 725-3750
Address: Computer Science Department, Searles Science Building, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME 04011