Computer Science Department

Workshop Gives Faculty the Keys to a Digital World


Bowdoin faculty members take a turn as students in a short course titled “Digital Humanities @Bowdoin,” taught by Professor of Art History Pamela Fletcher and Professor of Computer Science Eric Chown.

Bowdoin’s Oliveira Honored by White House


President Obama named Bowdoin’s Daniela Oliveira as one of 102 researchers nationwide to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Crystal Hall Reconstructs Galileo’s Library, Digitally

Crystal Hall

Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities Crystal Hall explored the challenges and opportunities of digital tools for humanities research, focusing particularly on her study of how poetry shaped Galileo’s philosophical ideas, in an Oct. 24 talk.

Bowdoin’s Northern Bites Finishes RoboCup Competition in Top Eight

Northern Bites Robocup poster, courtesy of Nick Edises ’13

Northern Bites,  Bowdoin’s soccer-playing robot team, made it through the first rounds to advance to the quarterfinals at the international 2013 RoboCup, which was held this weekend in Eindhoven, a city in the Netherlands. Northern Bites landed in the top eight, automatically qualifying the team for the competition next year. In the round before quarterfinals, Northern […]

National Science Foundation Highlights Bowdoin CS Professor


The National Science Foundation’s CS Bits & Bytes Newsletter is featuring the research of Daniela Oliveira this month partly “in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.” Oliveira, as assistant professor, is from Brazil.

Video: Robot Team Tests New Walk, New Rules at RoboCup

  Bowdoin’s competitive robotics team, Northern Bites, played recently at the annual 2012 RoboCup U.S. Open, held in the Sidney J. Watson Arena. Though Bowdoin didn’t come up tops in the competition, team advisor and professor of computer science Eric Chown said he was pleased with the team’s performance. Adding to their challenge of programming […]

Computer Science Major Helps Make Advances Against Viral Attacks


Jesus Navarro ’13 started out playing video games as a kid. Then he began fixing the video games when they broke. Then he became interested in building computers. Today, he’s breaking new ground in computer security.

Bowdoin Computer Scientist Oliveira Receives NSF CAREER Award for Virtual Machine Research

  Assistant Professor of Computer Science Daniela Oliveira has received the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award, a five-year, $404,000 grant that will support innovative research into operating systems’ defense against attacks using virtual machines with help from undergraduate students. “This grant will allow the realization of the dream I had since I arrived in Bowdoin […]

Northern Bites Battle Bugs in RoboCup U.S. Open

Armed with brand new robots, Bowdoin’s Northern Bites gave it their best shot at the 2012 RoboCup U.S. Open, held at Sidney J. Watson Arena over the weekend, but a few bugs and some new rules posed challenges for the robot soccer team.

Bowdoin Hosts 2012 RoboCup US Open April 21-22

  Bowdoin will host the 2012 RoboCup U.S. Open for the Standard Platform League Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22. For the fourth straight year, the event will be held in the Sidney J. Watson Arena. Teams from Bryn Mawr, Carnegie Mellon, Penn, Texas and Worcester Polytechnic are expected to compete along with Bowdoin’s Northern […]

Northern Bites Bows Out of World Championships

After going undefeated into the sweet 16 of the 2011 RoboCup World Championships in Isantbul, Turkey, Bowdoin’s Northern Bites was knocked out by consecutive losses to Texas and the Nao Devils of Germany. “We started out great – had a wicked shot on goal from half field, but the Texas goalie dove and made a […]

Northern Bites Advance in RoboCup World Championship Games

In Istanbul, Turkey, for the RoboCup World Championship games, Bowdoin’s Northern Bites, beat the Austrian Kangaroos, 1-0, to advance to the round of 16. “Our goal was a beauty,” says Professor of Computer Science Eric Chown, the team’s advisor. “We had a player at midfield near the sideline facing completely away from the goal and […]