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Computer science students to present research

The Department of Computer Science will host a symposium on Monday, Dec. 12, in which students majoring in computer science will present the results of research projects that are very wide-ranging in scope. Some of the projects to be presented involve robotics and artificial intelligence, while others are inspired by problems related to economics, such as testing the stability of the stock market when algorithmic traders are introduced or modeling how financial contagions move between countries.

There will be presentations from students in the College's Ammerman Center for Arts & Technology who are working with animation, graphics and music, and presentations about apps for hand-held devices, including an app for touring archeological sites and a social networking tool for campus events.

"The computer science program at Connecticut College is noted for the fact that our students are involved in research even though they are undergraduates," said Christine Chung, the Jean C. Tempel Assistant Professor of Computer Science. "This symposium is the culmination of what they have accomplished over the course of one semester in their research projects."

Chung noted that the presentations should be of interest to students thinking about majoring in computer science or currently studying computer science, as well as anyone curious about computer science.

The symposium starts at 6 p.m. on Dec. 12, in Brown Auditorium at Hale Laboratory. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Professor Christine Chung at by Friday, Dec. 9.

December 8, 2011