• Poling Bork: guiding students in their career path

    Dr. Poling Bork, a COSC Senior Laboratory Instructor and Mentor, develops an essential function in the department, guiding students to find themselves in a successful career path.

    She explains the importance of mentorship to students while sharing relatable life events during her long-term experience at Brock.

    You can access the full article at this link.

  • COSC Students doing great in the International Collegiate Programming Contest

    Several students from Brock Computer Science recently took part in the East-Central North America Regionals of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (, competing against teams from Ontario, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana. Congratulations to all of our teams for their strong showing in this competition: Brock Badgers (Joel Gritter, Kindeep Kargil, and Aditya Rajyaguru), Golden Badgers (Quinn Flavel, Rikveet Hayer and Joel Liju Jacob), and Honey Badgers (Muttaz Fattal, Sam Langdon, and Brandon Wanji Wanmeni).

    COSC would like to proudly recognize the students’ time and efforts to prepare for the contest, representing Brock University and the Department of Computer Science.

    Due to their high placement, the Golden Badgers have advanced to the North America Division Championships to be held on April 22nd, where they will compete against other high-placing teams from other regions of North America. This is a huge achievement for this team. Best of luck!

  • Faculty Focus: Prof. Ombuki-Berman

    Prof. Beatrice Ombuki-Berman featured on Brock’s Faculty Focus.

    She shared interesting events in her life that truly exemplified how encouraging words helped her break barriers throughout her studies and career.

    You can access the Faculty Focus article at this link.

  • In Memory of John R. Futers


    It is with an incredibly sad heart, that we share the news of John Futers’ passing. He was an integral part of the Department of Computer Science both as a TA, Course Coordinator and Instructor, since 2005. John was one of the most diligent individuals we had the honour of knowing. He cared about the students, went above and beyond within his role of Course Coordinator (where the department depended on him greatly) and would drive from his home specifically to meet up with students as needed. He had a great sense of humour and we could tell by his conversations, loved his family. John truly was one who lived his life to the fullest and he will be missed by many here in Computer Science.

    John Futers’ obituary

    The Livestream Service will happen tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10:55 am.

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  • Brock CSC – Git Workshops

    Brock Computer Science Club is hosting two Git Workshops!

    Tired of accidentally losing code? Having trouble working on group projects? Git is widely used in the industry for version control and is an essential skill to master for all Software Development. The CSC will be hosting a workshop covering the basics of both Git and GitHub on Tuesday, January 26 from 1-2 pm over the Brock CSC Discord (
    • Please sign up for the Git Basics Workshop here
    • A second workshop exploring advanced Git and GitHub topics such as conflict resolution, merging, branching strategies, etc… It will be hosted next week on Tuesday, February 2 from 1-2 pm also over Discord. Sign up for the advanced Git Workshop here
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  • Opening of Two Assistant Professor Positions

    The Department of Computer Science is pleased to announce the search for two probationary tenure-stream assistant professor positions. For more information please see the advertisement.

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  • COSC student Joel Gritter wins the Co-op Student of the Year 2020 Award

    This award is a recognition of excellence in job performance, academic achievements and extra-curriculum involvement, based on a student’s contributions to their co-op employers, co-op education at Brock and the community-at-large. The ideal candidate should have passion about what they do, have perseverance and strives to not only achieve, but to surpass all expectations, to confront all challenges with a positive attitude. Joel has consistently exemplified the excellence of all the qualities we expect of our co-op students in his own way.


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  • Co-op gives Computer Science student career boost

    Congratulations Joel Gritter!! Your hard work and determination have paid off!

    Co-op gives Computer Science student career boost



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  • Tensorflow Workshop

    Are you interested in machine learning and AI? 

    Next week, the CSC hosts a machine learning workshop on Thursday, November 5, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. This interactive workshop is beginner-friendly and introduces some commonly used technologies and methods. Be sure to sign up at

    This workshop will focus on Tensorflow. Tensorflow is a robust framework developed by Google and is commonly used in industry and research for machine learning applications. We will provide a hands-on introduction to using Convolutional Neural Networks for image classification. 

    Our goal is to get new users an experiential opportunity to learn and use ML tools. You can think of it as a “Hello World” for machine learning with TensorFlow and Python. Zero experience with Tensorflow and minimal coding experience is required. We will have practical code examples during the workshop, and we will explain the involved details.

    The workshop will use Google Colabs so that everyone has access to the same development environment during the workshop. Do not forget to make sure you have a Google account set up before joining.

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  • New COSC Website is available

    A new COSC website has been launched. It is up and running!

    With a new layout, this new website extends all resources and content which have been available to all students, staff, and faculty.

    The old website has been archived at Please refer to the archived content when referring to resources that might not be available on the new COSC website.

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