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Syllabus for Google J-Term Course on Mobile Computing

Class Title: WebApp development for the Mobile Cloud World
Class Description
In this class, you will learn the basic skills and tools that are necessary to build a Web Application for the mobile devices that dominate the modern era.
You will study the important theoretical and practical concepts at the base of Cloud Computing, and learn the [ >> more ]

November 16th, 2015 · Tags: Interterm

Two new SDS courses to be offered next semester

The Stats and Data Science program will offer 2 new courses next semester, for those interested.

Statistical and Data Sciences 136: Communicating with Data

Subject: Statistics and Data Sciences
Section 01
CRN: 41608
Ryan Crouser

Spring 2016
M W 2:40 PM-4:00 PM
Credits: 4

The world is growing increasingly reliant on collecting and analyzing information to help people make decisions. Because of [ >> more ]

October 29th, 2015 · Tags: Courses

Fall 2015 Presentation of the Major in Computer Science

The presentation of the Computer Science major & minors will be held on Monday, October 26th in Ford 240 from 12:10-1:00 PM. Chinese food will be served.

October 22nd, 2015 · Tags: Courses, CS Lunch, Events, Presentation of the Major

Reminder: SDS235, Visual Analytics, will count for CS major

Just a reminder for CS majors that SDS235 (see will count for the CS major.  It currently has only 6 registered students, which will  make for a great environment to learn and program.

September 8th, 2015 · Tags: Courses

New SDS Course to be offered this fall

SDS 235: Visual Analytics

Subject: Statistics and Data Sciences
Section 01
CRN: 21183
R. Jordan Crouser
Fall 2015
M W 2:40 PM-4:00 PM SAB-RD 301
Credits: 4
Visual analytics techniques can help people to derive insight from massive, dynamic, ambiguous and often conflicting data.  During this course, students will learn the foundations of the emerging, multidisciplinary field of visual analytics and apply [ >> more ]

September 3rd, 2015 · Tags: Courses

New data-science program recruiting new/imminent graduates

Interested in becoming a data scientist?
MassMutual, a 160-year-old, Fortune 100 company based in Springfield, MA, has recently formed a data science development program located in Amherst, MA. Our first cohort is a dynamic team that’s actively engaged in a variety of projects. We are now seeking a second class of 5 recent or imminent graduates [ >> more ]

December 18th, 2014 · Tags: Courses, Grad School, Internships, Jobs

Reminder from Galen: Intro to Java, J-Term course

Hey CS-ers!
While official registration for my non-credit j-term Intro to Java class has ended, anyone who wants to join can just email me at to get in.
The class is held on 2nd week of j-term (Jan 12 – 16, 1 – 3 PM). Please get back to me as soon as possible if you want to take the class.
Have a great winter break,
Galen Long

December 15th, 2014 · Tags: Courses, Interterm

A message from Galen Long

Hey CS-ers!
If you’re interested in taking my non-credit Intro to Java course over the 2nd week of j-term (Jan 12 – 16, 1 – 3 PM), you can register on the interterm website starting today (December 5th).
Email me at if you have any questions.
I hope to see a lot of you in class,
Galen Long


December 5th, 2014 · Tags: Interterm

Schedule of CS courses for 15-16 have been posted…

Spring 16:
Fall 15:

November 25th, 2014 · Tags: Courses

Announcing the J-Term Introduction to Java Course

Hello CS mailing list-ers!
I’m Galen Long, a senior CS major and veteran TA. This j-term (Jan 12-16, M-F 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.) I’ll be teaching Intro to Java, a course to prepare students who’ve taken 111 for 212.
During Intro to Java, we’ll learn basic Java syntax by coding a bunch of simple programs. Additionally, we’ll practice [ >> more ]

November 14th, 2014 · Tags: Courses, Help