Computer Science

Program Information

The study of computer science enriches a liberal arts education by fostering skills in problem-solving, logical reasoning, organizing information to make it easier to understand and manipulate, expressing ideas precisely and effectively, and managing complexity. The computer science department is committed to providing a firm foundation in computing to our majors and minors, and to help students at all levels learn about the discipline, discover an interest in it, explore, and thrive.

Faculty

Alyce Brady (Chair), Rosemary K. Brown Professor in Computer Science . BA Bowdoin College MS, PhD Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Pam Cutter, Associate Professor of Computer Science. BS State University of New York at Fredonia PhD University of Georgia

Sandino N. Vargas Perez, Assistant Professor of Computer Science. BS Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra MS, PhD Western Michigan University

News

  • A generous gift from a Kalamazoo College alumna and her spouse will support the institution’s students and its strategic plan, Advancing Kalamazoo College: A Strategic Vision for 2023, by funding the Judith and William Bollinger Endowed Professorship in Computer Science. “We are deeply honored and grateful to the Bollingers for this wonderful gift,” Kalamazoo College […]
  • More than 250 students were recognized Friday during the annual Honors Day Convocation for excellence in academics and leadership. Students were recognized in six divisions: Fine Arts, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, Humanities, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences, and Physical Education. Recipients of prestigious scholarships were recognized, as were members of national honor […]
  • Kalamazoo College today awarded one faculty member and one staff member with two of the highest awards the College bestows on its employees. Professor of History James E. Lewis Jr. was named the recipient of the 2020-21 Lucasse Fellowship for Excellence in Scholarship, honoring his contributions in creative work, research and publication; and Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics Office Coordinator Kristen Eldred was granted the W. Haydn Ambrose Prize, recognizing her outstanding […]
  • Péter Érdi, the Luce Professor of Complex Systems Studies at Kalamazoo College, recently visited Johannesburg, South Africa, where he served as the keynote speaker at the sixth International Conference on Soft Computing and Machine Intelligence (ISCMI) and spoke at the Biomath Forum at the University of Pretoria. The annual ISCMI conference Nov. 19 and 20, […]
  • Family Weekend served as the backdrop for the Honors Day 2019 convocation. More than 250 students were recognized Friday, Nov. 8, for excellence in academics and leadership in six divisions: Fine Arts, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, Humanities, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences, and Physical Education. Recipients of prestigious scholarships were recognized, as […]