Self-driving cars are on the way, and they’re the future of Lyft, according to the company’s chief technology officer and Northeastern alumnus Chris Lambert. Within five years, Lambert said, a fully autonomous fleet of cars will provide the majority of Lyft rides across the country, while car ownership in major U.S. cities will be largely […]
By Shandana Mufti When Bill Mayo (BSCS ’88; MBA ‘94) attended Northeastern as a computer science student in the 1980s, it was a different place. The computer science program was still a young one. The co-op program was a major draw, but other opportunities that today’s students expect and enjoy – like the Venture Mentoring […]
By Shandana Mufti Receiving and accepting job offers for life after graduation always brings a sense of relief. Prachi Bhansali (MSCS ’16) recently felt that relief after accepting a position at Google, where she will be working after she graduates in December. “My department is amazing,” she wrote in an email interview. “The courses I […]
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Thanks to a group of students from Northeastern University, you can now locate all your favorite food trucks in Boston using an interactive map.
CCIS graduates are taking on leadership roles throughout the computer science and tech fields, whether as professors, startup founders or company heads. Take for example Chris Lambert (BSCS ’07) who currently serves as CTO of ride-sharing app Lyft. “The college when I joined was very different than the college when I left,” Chris says of […]
By Shandana Mufti Among Netflix’s original programming is Chelsea Does, a series starring comedian Chelsea Handler. The documentary series follows Handler as she explores topics and experiences that she’s not entirely familiar with, including marriage, drugs and Silicon Valley. The Silicon Valley episode features a familiar CCIS face: alum Tony Scherba (BS, Computer Science/Business ’11), […]
Emine Yilmaz earned her Ph.D. in computer science at Northeastern in 2008. Now, she’s an associate professor at University College London (UCL) in London. And though she’s moved an ocean away and gone from attending classes to shaping and leading them, she’s taken the lessons – and lesson styles – from Northeastern with her. “I […]
Carla Brodley, the dean of computer science at Northeastern University, said that for computer science students, it is all about whether they can pass the technical interview, which may include a coding test, as part of a hiring process. “It’s not clear to me that higher-ranked schools prepare you better,” said Brodley.
Students can earn Northeastern degrees from campuses in Boston, Seattle, Charlotte and Silicon Valley. They can also choose to bypass enrolling at a campus and take classes online. That’s what Mary Logvin, who lives in Orlando, chose to do when she registered in the Information Assurance graduate program. “I was lucky enough to work for […]
There’s a lot of data out there. And that data is often easier to collect than it is to sift through, organize and analyze. That’s where Tanya Cashorali and TCB Analytics come in. The 2008 Northeastern grad just left her job to launch her own consulting company to help various companies and institutions understand the […]
“I’m unemployable,” says CCIS grad Praful Mathur. “I learned that at Northeastern when I was doing my co-ops. I just cannot maintain a steady job. I’m forced into entrepreneurship.” Entrepreneurship has proved to be a lucrative fate for Praful, class of 2011, who is currently working on his second company. While at Northeastern, Praful built […]
In the six years since he graduated from CCIS in 2009, Matt Horan hasn’t strayed too far geographically from Northeastern or Boston, working first at Berklee College of Music and then moving to New York City. He’s also held on to the lessons he learned through his four years at Northeastern. “Ever since my freshman […]
While studying at Northeastern, 2015 grad James Klein seized upon the opportunities offered by co-op to push his boundaries by accepting offers across the country in Palo Alto, and across the Atlantic Ocean, in Paris. “We went to 10 different countries while I was there, and being paid to do that was amazing,” Klein says […]
Renting in Boston is no joke. On top of dealing with pushy brokers, tyrannical real estate management companies and one of the country’s most expensive rental markets, there are also the hassles involved with finding a decent roommate who won’t steal your leftovers or start trombone practice at midnight. That’s where Sumu steps in. The […]
View CCIS By the Numbers for 2014-2015. What a year it has been! Can’t wait to see what this year brings.
The terms hacker, programmer, engineer and computer scientist get thrown around a lot, and they’re all too frequently mixed up as a broad definition of anybody who’s working on software.
On June 1, Ian Gorton began his new role as director of computer science programs at Northeastern University–Seattle. Gorton has 25 years of experience working in the software industry, academia, and government labs in the United States and Australia, and he comes to Northeastern from the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute.
Four hundred and thirty-two CCIS students graduated and joined the ranks of Northeastern alumni this month. Among them were 107 undergraduates and 325 graduate students. “CCIS graduates are headed off to companies across the country, from startups to established companies like Google, Amazon and Facebook,” CCIS Dean Carla Brodley says. “Many have accepted jobs with […]