The Dartmouth Computer Science Research Symposium is an annual exhibition of the research being conducted in the field of Computer Science here at Dartmouth. It not only provides a means of communicating research interests and goals to fellow department members, but to the greater Dartmouth community as well. Students and faculty are given an opportunity to present their research either in the form of a presentation, in a comprehensive poster session, or in the form of working demonstrations. CSRS serves to strengthen the solidarity of our department, provide critical presentation experience, and widen perspectives of Computer Science among both students and faculty.

Every year the symposium features a keynote talk given by a distinguished member of the field from outside Dartmouth College.

This year, our keynote speaker is Michael Mitzenmacher of Harvard.  His talk is entitled Some Open Questions Related to Cuckoo Hashing.  Please see the Program page for more details.

Michael is a Professor of Computer Science in the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. Michael has authored or co-authored over 100 conference and journal publications on a variety of topics, including Internet algorithms, hashing, load-balancing, erasure codes, error-correcting codes, compression, bin-packing, and power laws. His work on low-density parity-check codes shared the 2002 IEEE Information Theory Society Best Paper Award. His first textbook on probabilistic techniques in computer science, co-written with Eli Upfal, was published in 2005 by Cambridge University Press. (See more here.)


In memory of Patrick Tsang, we will be presenting a Best Student Talk award and a Best Student Poster award. These awards will be determined by faculty committee and announced at the end of the day by PhD Program Chair Prasad Jayanti.


  • The 2009-2010 CSRS will take place on January 9, 2010 in Kemeny 008. Things get started promptly at 9:00 am. Please see the Program for more details. To see how to get there, check out the FAQ page.
  • The program is up. If you haven't sent in your talk/poster title and abstract, please do so.
  • We're still accepting entries for the poster session. For poster submission guidelines, click here.