Experiences with CS+X Majors and Curricula

As computing engages with other disciplines, it is important to create bilingual students who deeply understand computer science as well as another discipline. A panel of higher educational professionals from MIT, Northeastern University, Georgia Tech, the University of Pittsburgh, and Columbia University discuss their experiences in mixing computer science into other domains at the level of a degree program. Panel includes: Eran Ben-Joseph, Head, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning and Professor of Landscape Architecture; Carla E. Brodley, Dean, Khoury College of Computer and Information Sciences at Northeastern University; Charles Isbell, Executive Associate Dean, School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech; Rob A. Rutenbar, Senior Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Pittsburgh; and Jeannette M. Wing, Avanessians Director of the Data Science Institute and Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University.
In fields far beyond engineering and science — from political science and urban studies to anthropology and linguistics — some of today’s most exciting new research is fueled by advanced computational capabilities. The MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing will create the next generation of highly trained computational thinkers and doers who can offer the world the cultural, ethical, and historical consciousness to use technology for the common good.

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