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Google Scholarship Opportunities

As part of Google's ongoing commitment to advancing computing and technology, we are pleased to provide scholarships to students studying computer science. Google's scholarship programs award students from diverse backgrounds who are studying computer science to encourage them to excel in their studies and become active role models and leaders in the field. If selected, recipients will each receive a $5,000 scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year and be invited to attend the all-expense paid Annual Google Scholars' Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA this summer. Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of applicants' academic background and demonstrated passion for computer science.
Please see below for a list of open scholarships and upcoming deadlines:
Google Anita Borg Scholarship Deadline to apply is February 18, 2013Google HSF Scholarship…

Coop and permanent job opportunities at Relay

We're looking for super-smart hackers to join Relay and help build the future of mobile communication.About UsThe mission - to help people have fun with their friends any time, wherever they are. Relay is an entertainment-focused messaging platform that makes it easy to share fun, visual entertainment (pictures, videos, animated GIFs etc.) with friends while chatting in real time. Relay is headquartered in downtown Toronto. Check out a demo here: take on responsibility and get things done.Pick up and employ new technologies quickly.Build software fast.Have an eye for beautiful visual design and user interaction.Domain experience in any of the following is a huge plus: iOS, Android, Java, Big DataWhy Join UsGreat Team: Relay was founded by two Waterloo grads with engineering backgrounds from Google and Amazon. We are backed by top notch funds and angel investors including: Peter Thiel (Valar Ventures), The Social + Capital Par…

Internships at IBM Research, India

We are looking for summer interns in the Programming Technologies and Software Engineering group at IBM Research, India. Some information on our current projects is in the attached flyer.
(See attached file: PTSEIBMResearchIndia.pdf) *Skill Set / Level:*We are seeking applications from Ph.D. or Master students in Computer Science (or related field). Candidates with knowledge of one or more in compilers, program analysis, software verification, web technologies, mining and analysis of software engineering artifacts are welcome to apply. *Stipend and Relocation:* The interns will be paid a stipend that is competitive with what other leading companies pay in India. IBM Research-India will also cover expenses related to travel to the work location and provide logistical support for accommodation. In the case of PhD interns, additional monetary support will also be provided for accommodation. *Location:*Internship positions are available at New Delhi and Bangalore. Interested students…

Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing

Attention Undergrads: Delve into the cutting-edge laboratories at the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing during an innovative summer program that puts you at the forefront of science and technology. The Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing (USEQIP) is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to work with the tools to harness and exploit the quantum world. You’ll learn from leading experts in the field at the Institute for Quantum Computing — one of the world’s largest research facilities devoted to quantum information processing. The mixture of lectures and over 25 hours of experimental workshops offered at USEQIP are aimed at undergraduate students of engineering, physics, chemistry, computer science and math, though all interested students are invited to apply. Twenty students will be accepted to the two-week program (from May 27th to June 7th 2013), with all travel, meal and housing costs funded by the Institute for Quantum Computing…

Notice of photos for female faculty, grad & undergrad students

On Friday, January 25 at 3:30 pm in the CS lounge (DC3336), the School of Computer Science will be organizing a photoshoot of our female faculty, grad and undergraduate students in CS to help promote WICS and the Big CSters program. If you and/or your friends in the program are available to assist, please come out to participate this Friday. Snacks will be provided. Contact Heather Steinmetz ( for more information. Heather Steinmetz Recruitment Coordinator David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science University of Waterloo 519-888-4567, ext. 35144

Volunteer Job with Sustainable Waterloo Region

Hey students, Do you have a passion for local action and the environment? If so, volunteer your technical skills to an organization that thrives on sustainability. Sustainable Waterloo Region is currently seeking a Database & Systems Coordinator. Job description attached.If you are interested, please apply torecruitment@sustainablewaterlooregion.caCheers, Bianca -- Bianca Rocha | Human Resources Generalist (Recruitment) Sustainable Waterloo Region Tel: 519-603-2223<tel:519-603-2223> | Cell: 519-989-8529<tel:519-989-8529> 329B-121 Charles St. W | Kitchener | Ontario | N2G 1H6 Web<> | Facebook<> | Twitter<> | Blog<>

Summer Associate Positions with TD Securities Technology

What do you want to do this summer? Summer opportunities are currently available for students graduating in December 2013, or spring/summer 2014 with an undergraduate degree in computer science or computer engineering. Submit your application by January 20th to be part of a high-calibre technology team where change is rapid and everyone contributes. Top performers have the chance to return to school with a full-time offer in hand for the full-time rotational program following graduation. If you are looking for a summer internship within a downtown financial district location, take a look at the TD Securities Summer Technology Associate role now posted on the Waterloo Career site; apply at Please direct any questions to: Kim Pedlar | Manager, Talent Acquisition | TD Securities T: 416 307-7906 | Cell: 647 920-1318

Assistant/Associate Professor Position on Scientific/High-Performance Computing

University of Massachusetts, Boston The Computer Science Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for Fall 2013 for a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor in Scientific/High-Performance Computing. We offer an ABET-accredited BS in Computer Science, a BS in Information Technology, an MS with an emphasis on software engineering, and a Ph.D. in computer science. Current faculty interests include bioinformatics, computer and human vision, data mining, databases, networks, security, software engineering, system modeling, and theoretical computer science. -- Jun Suzuki Associate Professor of Computer Science University of Massachusetts, Boston jxs@cs.umb.edu @JunSuzukiBoston

Job Openings - The University of Texas at Dallas - Department of Computer Science

The Computer Science Department at the University of Texas at Dallas has multiple open faculty positions (all ranks) starting from Fall 2013. If you have Ph.D. students who are graduating in 2013, please encourage them to apply for the assistant professor positions. All areas will be considered with a slight preference for machine learning, big data, software engineering, and cyber security.. Our ad is reproduced below. Best wishes, Gopal Gupta -------------------------------------------- Gopal Gupta Erik Jonsson Professor and Department Head Department of Computer Science University of Texas at Dallas -------------------------------------------- TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS IN COMPUTER SCIENCEhttp://cs.utdallas.eduThe Department of Computer Science of The University of Texas at Dallas invites applications from outstanding applicants for multiple tenure track positions in computer science. Candidates in all areas of Computer Science will be …

Recruitment for Waterloo Banking Project

The Waterloo Banking Project is now recruiting!

Join our team to gain great experience developing a financial institution and get satisfaction from helping your fellow students.

Apply to become a staff member at Waterloo Banking Project for this winter term.

Fill out the online staff application at and send in your resume by Friday 11 January.

To find out more or apply, go to:

Feb 1 Deadline for 2013 Google U.S./Canada PhD Fellowship Applications

CS PhD students: I have just received instructions from Google on how to submit applications for Google PhD Fellowships. To apply, you must be nominated by the School, and the School can nominate at most two students. To be eligible, you must have completed your graduate coursework in the PhD program and be embarking on or continuing your graduate research in the fall of 2013. More details are at: apply for this fellowship, please use the new CS scholarships online application site at: will evaluate your completed applications on January 30th. Therefore, you should complete your online application, especially the names of your two or three referees, as soon as possible, so that we can solicit letters of reference in time.thanks, S. Keshav Graduate Director Cheriton School of Computer Science

GRAD PHOTOS - Computer Science Class of 2013

Lifetouch Photography, located on campus in the SLC, will be taking graduation portraits to appear in the Computer Science Class of 2013 composite until March 1st. You may have seen class photos from previous graduating classes hanging in the halls of your department.

Lifetouch will be taking graduation photos of CS students until March 1st. This deadline applies to students who complete their degree requirements in either December 2012, April 2013 or August 2013.

If you haven't already had your photos taken with us, please see our website to book your graduation portrait appointment (our schedule will fill up VERY quickly!);

Please direct any questions to Rebecca at or phone number 519-888-4567 ext. 37539. We hope to see you soon,

Rebecca Wagner
Lifetouch Photography
Student Life Centre
The University of Waterloo
519-888-4567 Ext. 37539

Googler Office Hour

Google has an "Googler Office Hour" event on campus next week that is not listed on CECA's website. I'm passing it along in case you know any students that might be interested in a more in-depth look into Google: Googler Office Hours When: Tuesday, January 15th, 11:00am-1:30pm Where: TC 1112 There is an RSVP form here:

COACH: First HIPE Career Development Workshop

HIPE- Health Informatics Professional Engagement SeriesThe HIPE series promotes informal exchange between EPs and HI leaders. Leaders offer their insight into and experience about issues, trends and opportunities in the field. HIPE sessions are an excellent opportunity for EPs to ask questions and network with both their peers and industry leaders.
Join us for our first HIPE Career Development Workshop!Emerging Professionals in Health Informatics are invited to the first HIPE Career Development Workshop in downtown Toronto at 6:00pm, Jan. 17, 2013. Entitled Maximizing Resources and Effective Strategies for the Online Job Application Process, the workshop will provide a holistic approach to COACHs Emerging Professionals on strategies thatimprove your online profile, maximizing opportunities for career advancement. This workshop is an interactive session designed to help participants better understand the on-line application process. Participants will have the opportunity to interact…

Graduate Research Workshop on Adaptivity and Personalization

Would you please let your department/school/faculty's PhD students and advanced master students know of the International Graduate Research Workshop (IGRW 2013) on adaptivity and personalization (please see available in Edmonton during March 23-24, 2013? Also, small travel awards will be available for those students from Canadian institutions. Thanks a lot. Fuhua (Oscar) Lin Chair School of Computing and Information Systems Faculty of Science and Technology Athabasca University, Canada Phone: +1-866-5398664

Information Session on Graduate Studies in Math

There will be an information session on graduate studies in the Faculty of Mathematics for second-, third- and fourth-year students. It will be held on Thursday, January 17th, 2013 from 4:30-6pm in MC2066.

We will have an overview of what Graduate Studies is all about, including a brief description from each unit:

Applied MathematicsCombinatorics & OptimizationComputational MathematicsComputer SciencePure MathematicsStatistics and Actuarial Science For those who need to know what Graduate Studies is all about in the Faculty of Math. Talk to department representatives.Ask important questions. Refreshments/snacks will be served.

York CVR Vision Science Summer School

The Centre for Vision Research (CVR) at York University offers a one-week, all expenses-paid undergraduate summer school on vision science. This year's program will be held June 3-7, 2013. The program includes talks by CVR faculty members on current research topics in vision science, as well as hands-on demonstrations in CVR laboratories. The curriculum reflects the wide range of research areas at CVR, which includes basic research on vision in humans and animals, covering both neuroscience and behaviour, as well as applied topics such as computer vision, virtual reality, visual perception in low-gravity environments, and vision in clinical populations. For an idea of the topics to be covered, see last year's schedule at The program will accept 24 undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in scientific research. It is intended mainly for students who are planning to apply to graduate school in the fall of 2013 for…

Faculty position in CS at Illinois

Dear Colleague I'm writing to let you know that the Computer Science department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has several open tenure-track positions. In particular, we are now running these searches: (1) We have several open-rank positions in CS, seeking applications across all areas of the discipline, but with particular emphasis in the areas of (i) software engineering and programming languages; (ii) "big data"; and (iii) scientific computing. (2) We also have one unique joint senior position, shared with CS and the Dept of Advertising, in the emerging area of Computational Advertising. The attached documents describe each open slot in detail (open rank faculty positions, associate or full professor position). I'd appreciate it if you could bring these positions to the attention of the your graduate students, post-docs, and faculty. We especially welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value d…

Faculty position at USC Computer Science

Dear Colleague, I'm writing to let you know that the Computer Science department at the University of Southern California has two open tenure-track positions. While we are interested in exceptional candidates in all areas of Computer Science, our priorities are as follows: 1. One junior faculty position in *Autonomous Systems*. For this position, we seek candidates who are specialists in one or more areas of robotics. Candidates specializing in computer vision, multi-agent systems, and virtual humans are also of interest. 2. One junior faculty position in *Computing at Scale*. For this position we seek candidates who are specialists in one or both of the following: security and big data. I'd appreciate it if you could bring these positions to the attention of your PhD students, postdocs, and faculty. The attached document describes the positions in detail, and more information is available at: Gaurav -- Gaurav S. Sukhatme Pro…

Faculty position at Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University ( invites applications for a Probationary Tenure Track position at the Assistant Professor level in the Faculty of Computer Science ( that currently has 30 faculty members, approximately 425 undergraduate majors and 240 master's and doctoral students. The Faculty partners with other Faculties in the University to offer the Master of Electronic Commerce, Master of Health Informatics and Master of Science in Bioinformatics programs, and is an active participant in the Interdisciplinary PhD program. Dalhousie University is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia (, which is the largest city in Atlantic Canada and affords its residents outstanding quality of life. The Faculty welcomes applications from outstanding candidates in Computer Science. An applicant should have a PhD in Computer Science or related area and be comfortable teaching core computer science courses, particularly Software Engineering. E…

Ontario Genomics Institute's 2013 Summer Research Fellowship

The Ontario Genomics Institute (OGI) Summer Research Fellowships in Genomics, Proteomics, Bioinformatics or related ethics and policy research are available to undergraduate students again in 2013. The deadline for applications is March 4, 2013. OGI Summer Research Fellowships offer undergraduate students studying at Ontario universities unique opportunities to engage in meaningful, real-life research in the areas of genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics or related ethical, economic, environmental, legal or social issues (“GE3LS”). Under the direction of a supervisor in academia or industry*, Fellows will conduct research in one of these areas in a laboratory or other appropriate academic or industrial setting. *OGI will provide assistance with finding a supervisor for anyone interested in applying for an industrial fellowship. These Fellowships not only provide students with the opportunity to gain research experience, but also include a mandatory orientation session at OGI, parti…

NYC Turing Fellowship

University of Waterloo students are invited to apply to the third annual NYC Turing Fellowship, a program that matches outstanding computer science and engineering students (undergraduates and graduates) with paid summer internships at leading NYC startups. The program provides exposure to the rapidly growing NYC ecosystem and the opportunity to meet with some of the best entrepreneurs, founders, and technologists in the country. Students also benefit from a summer curriculum consisting of networking and mentoring events (last year included: Yankees Game, MoMA tour, and “Tech Talks” with Dennis Crowley of Foursquare and Esther Dyson). Details: Participating startups include, ZocDoc, SecondMarket, Knewton, and more. We are now accepting applications on a rolling basis. The final deadline is February 8th but we strongly encourage students to apply early. A group of up to 45 Semi-Finalists will be invited to NYC on Saturday, March 2nd (expenses paid) to interview with particip…