The computer science colloquium is a public gathering where various computer science topics are presented, including internal research projects, external projects, and student presentations. All computer science majors must be enrolled in colloquium (CSCI 195) during their junior and senior years. Anyone else who is interested in attending is also welcome.

Colloquium is taught jointly with the Pomona College Computer Science Department. Each semester the talks are split between HMC and Pomona and those HMC students registered for Colloquium are expect to make all the talks.

Time and Location

When at HMC, Colloquium is scheduled for Thursday afternoons at 4:15 p.m. in Shanahan 1430, on the HMC campus. A reception is held at 4:00 p.m. with snacks and beverages available for those who are attending the talk.

The Pomona talks are scheduled by Pomona and the location varies. Besides the information on their web page, Pomona sends out a notification a few days prior to each talk.

HMC Colloquium Schedule

Jan 19 SHAN 1430 CS Department Summer Research Opportunities
Jan 31 SHAN 1430 George Montañez Why Machine Learning Works: a Search (for Simplicity)
Feb  2 SHAN 1430 Alexandra Papoutsaki Democratizing HCI Methods to Better Understand People
Feb  7 SHAN 1430 Katherine Breeden Analyzing Gaze Behavior in Feature Films
Mar  2 Platt Green Room CS Department Party and Games
Apr  6 TBD CS Department Town Hall
Apr 13 Shanahan Auditorium Oshani Seneviratne Enabling Appropriate Use of Information on the Web
Apr 20 SHAN 1430 Shwetak Patel (University of Washington)

Pomona Colloquium Schedule

You can view Pomona’s colloquium schedule here.

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