Khoury GSA

Khoury Graduate Student Association (KGSA)’s mission is to support and maintain a community among graduate students in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University. Our intended audience is primarily PhD students in Khoury College, but Master’s students will also be welcome to participate. Just like other GSA organizations in other departments, we intend to serve as both a social space, and as a democratic body that will advocate for the interests of Khoury graduate students with the college administration.

Contact us via or the Khoury PhDs Slack #gsa channel: we are always happy to meet new people and hope to get more members! To get added to the Slack, use the <NEU‑username> email. Learn more about us and check out our calendar on this website.

First Help

If you have a question regarding the PhD program, the following resources usually can help:

If the question remains, email the Khoury administration:

This goes to Laura Adrien, Kellie Melchin and Amal Ahmed. Normally, Laura will take care of it if she is in the office; otherwise the other admins will take it. For sensitive or time-critical questions, the admins suggest pinging Laura and/or Kellie via MS Teams.

To solicit common wisdom, post your question on the Khoury PhDs Slack #everyone channel.

Social Events for Khoury PhD Students

Currently active (as of October 2021). See the calendar for more details
  • Game Nights (#game-nights on Slack) are held every other Friday, in the evening. They usually involve playing board games (provided by the college and attendees), but other activities include movies, visiting the Museum of Fine Arts, etc. We used to organize dinner but that has not resumed after the pandemic. The host is Kutub Gandhi.

  • Book Club (#book-club on Slack) is held every other Wednesday 5 PM and entails reading books and discussing them. Currently, the focus is on science fiction. The host is Daniel Melcer.

Currently defunct (as of October 2021)
  • Social Hours. Pre-COVID, Social Hour was held every week, in ISEC or WVH. The college provided a small budget to order food and drinks (e.g., pizza, doughnuts, bagels, cookies, fruit, coffee, etc.), allowing PhD students across different labs to take a break, gather, and socialize. (There is currently work on restarting this social hour. Reach out to the kgsa if you are interested in helping)

  • Undistinguished Lecture Series. An event where a student gives a talk on any topic they desire, as long as it is not their research. This was typically held at the beginning of a Game Night. A fun end-of-semester tradition was to play “slideshow karaoke.”

Khoury GSA Website