Welcome to the computer science community at Harvard!
This page contains some information for new comers to CS at Harvard. It describes some CS-wide events, and provides pointers to potentially useful email lists and websites.
There is a CS Community Wiki at http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/community/.
During the academic year we hold a Computer Science colloquium, on Thursdays at 4pm.
The colloquia are preceded by an ice-cream social, Thursdays at 3:30pm, on the 2nd floor of Maxwell Dworkin. This is a good opportunity to meet and chat with others in the CS community.
A forum to coordinate and communicate social events.
A weekly newsletter with Computer Science-related announcements
Announcement of SEAS infrastructure downtime.
Computer Science is physically located in the Maxwell-Dworkin building. This email list is a general purpose "talk" list for people in Maxwell-Dworkin.
There are a number of other, often area-specific, email lists that you may wish to join. You can browse the following web pages for these email lists.
For New Graduate Students
You should be added by the Academic Office to one of the following email lists, as appropriate. However, you should probably ensure that you are on the correct list.
new Postdocs, Researchers, Visiting Scholars, and Faculty
This following lists contains announcements relevant to CS researchers, postdocs, and visiting scholars and faculty, such as invitations to meet with visiting speakers.
For New Faculty
There are several lists that you should be on, and it probably pays to ensure that you are on these lists. (Note: not all of the lists below may be relevant for you, such as the junior faculty and ladder faculty lists.)
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Junior faculty)
- email@example.com (Ladder faculty)
Harvard Computing Society (HCS)
The Harvard Computing Society (HCS) is a student group dedicated to promoting interest in computing and information technologies among members of the Harvard community, with great wit and panache.
Harvard Computing Contest Club (HC3)
Undergraduate club dedicated to computing competitions.
Ice Cream Social
Each Thursday (during regular term time) at 3.30 the SEAS graduate Student Life Committee hosts an ice cream social/gathering.
The ABCD Group is an informal association of system managers, programmers, researchers, students, administrators, and faculty at Harvard University and its affiliated institutions in the Boston area. The group's primary objective is to promote communication over a broad range of computer related topics and issues.
SEAS IntranetCommunity-based site focused on administrative and policy aspects of the School.
Center for Research on Computation and Society
The Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS) brings computer scientists together with a broad range of researchers to tackle fundamental computational problems arising from societal issues, such as privacy and security, digital copyrights, and file sharing.
Berkman Center for Internet and Society
The Berkman Center for Internet and Society's mission is to explore and understand cyberspace; to study its development, dynamics, norms, and standards; and to assess the need or lack thereof for laws and sanctions.