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Four open faculty positions at Stony Brook University

Dear Department Chair, As part of the inaugural mission of the new Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) at Stony Brook University (SBU), we are advertising four new faculty positions: two endowed chairs and two junior faculty. For this search, each IACS faculty member will have a joint appointment with our institute and either the Computer Science or Applied Mathematics & Statistics departments at SBU. We would appreciate it if you could circulate the attached advertisement to all those you feel might be interested in and appropriate for the open positions. Of specific interest is research in, for example, programming models, algorithms, or numerical representations that advance scientific productivity or broaden the benefit and impact of high-performance and data-centric computing.The IACS ( was established in 2012 with an endowment of $20M and the intent to make sustained advances in the fundamental techniques of computation and in high…

Full-Time Programming Opportunities with PDT Partners New York City

We are a quantitative research and algorithmic trading group that recently launched as an independent hedge fund manager – this allows us to offer a highly-collaborative, research and technology-oriented environment with the excitement of a startup. We will be on campus on Thursday, October 3rd to interview for the following open roles: Open roles for computer scientists and engineers: Algo-Trading Monitoring Specialist (00214284) Systems Administrator (Linux/Unix) (00214290) Systems Programmer (00214258)If you’re interested in any of these opportunities, apply now via JobMine. DEADLINE: Friday, September 27th at Midnight!Based on the belief that rigorous scientific investigation can unveil inefficiencies in financial markets, PDT was created to develop and systematically trade quantitative strategies. PDT was founded by Peter Muller in 1993 as a proprietary quantitative trading group within Morgan Stanley and became an independent investment manager in 2013, with offices in New York…

Next Waterloo ACM-style Programming Contest

The next Waterloo-local ACM-style programming contest will be held on Saturday, September 28 in MC 3022. All members of the UW community are invited to try their programming skill in Scheme, C, C++, Java, or Pascal.

For full details and online registration, please see:

The contest will run from 1 pm sharp until 4 pm, and will be followed by pizza. There will be a practice contest in the morning to allow contestants, especially those competing for the first time, to get their account setup and become familiar with the contest environment.

Contestants participating in the practice contest should arrive by 10:30 am in MC 3022. For out-of-town participants, it is possible to participate remotely using a web-based system, but local participants
are encouraged to attend in person if possible.

If you have any questions, please contact Troy Vasiga (

The C3 Conference is here - Apply by Thursday Sep 26th, 11:59pm

Want to get involved in awesome new initiatives?

If so, the C3 Conference is for you!

The C3 Inspire Team is bringing together the brightest and most energetic students from all programs across UW and WLU for you to CONNECT, COLLABORATE and CREATE new business or social change ideas with. It doesn't matter if you have an idea or not, we are looking for awesome, passionate people like you to join us. The C3 Conference is completely FREE, and will be happening on Sunday, October 6th.

You'll get a chance to hear 3 inspiring speakers, work on ideas in 3 breakout sessions led by experienced professionals, and have 3 chances to network with the other awesome delegates. You will be joined by successful young entrepreneurs who will share their experiences and offer their advice.

As you may have questions along the way, we have experts from various industries like Accounting, Telecom and eCommerce available for you to consult with.  We know that making an impact in society is hard work so …

Tech Opportunities with the D. E. Shaw group

There are some financial firms where technology doesn’t take a back seat.
Headquartered in New York City, the D. E. Shaw group is a highly successful investment and technology development firm with an international reputation. Students with strong technical backgrounds are often drawn to our approach, which combines insights from quantitative fields, software development, and finance.We offer a stimulating work environment and colleagues from the best science and engineering programs in the world. Our team includes Putnam Fellows, International Math Olympiad medalists, patent holders, and hundreds of people passionate about CS, EE, physics, and math. 
The work environment at the firm is incredibly stimulating and enriching, but surprisingly casual for the financial industry. Our culture doesn't fit the typical corporate mold: though we’re competitive people, we’re not competitive with each other; you’ll see more jeans than suits in our offices; and we value the academ…

Google @ UWaterloo

Hello uWaterloo students!

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. It's an enormous goal to accomplish and we need great people to help us achieve it.

Come learn about Google and meet our Googlers at these exciting events!

Google Tech Lightning Talks When: Fri Sept 20 from 11:30am-1pm Where: TC 2218 What: uWaterloo Lightning Tech Talks: Come hear from three uWaterloo alumni at Google on the exciting technology and massive data scale they work with everyday. Our speakers will discuss Android development, cutting edge ad format development, and the Associate product manager role. RSVP: Please sign up for the tech talk on this RSVP form. We’ll have plenty of pizza, caffeine, and some *awesome* raffle prizes, so please don’t miss this event!

Ship Wars - limited spaces available When: Thurs Sept 19 from 6pm-9:00pm Where: Google Waterloo, 151 Charles Street W, Waterloo, Ontario N2G 1H6 What:  Feel the power as you program your …

WICS: Lunch with Mary Lou Soffa

On Friday, September 20th Mary Lou Soffa will be visiting the University of Waterloo for our Distinguished Lecture Series. Her seminar will take place at 3:30pm and more information can be found at the following link WICS is hosting a lunch with her on that day in MC 5158 from 12:00-2:00. You are all invited to attend. This is a great opportunity to both meet Prof. Soffa and enjoy lunch with other women from the school. There is no need to RSVP. I hope to see you at the lunch! Kate Kate Larson Associate Professor Cheriton School of Computer Science University of Waterloo Waterloo, ON, Canada

Waterloo DECA Kick-off Event

Interested in a career in business? Want to solidify your communication, teamwork, and presentation skills? UW DECA is a club that focuses on building students' "soft" skills to help them excel further in their pursuits. We aim to achieve this through various business case competitions and training events. Please see our website for more details! 
Next Wednesday, September 18th, we are hosting our club kick-off event and we would love to see you there! Learn more about our club, mingle with our executive team and enjoy free pizza.
UW DECA is also hiring Junior executives - please see if you are interested.
Best Wishes,
Waterloo DECA Executive Team

Seeking CS Students for Groupon, Zappos, Addepar Projects

I'm Aaron, the community manager at MindSumo. We help employers host skill-based projects for students, who can then compete for cash prizes and entry-level jobs/internships. Over 500 employers use MindSumo, and we have awarded over $100,000 in cash prizes to date.

Would you be willing to forward these 3 opportunities below to your computer science students?

Groupon Challenge: What is the best way to leverage HTML5 in our mobile apps?
Zappos Challenge: Write an application to help customers find the right price.
Addepar Challenge: Can your dev tool boost engineering productivity?

IBM Research-Austin hiring multiple mobile researchers

IBM recently unveiled MobileFirst, a major initiative to develop mobile-related technologies and products that include security, analytics, mobile app development, and cloud-based backend services.  MobileFirst is already causing dramatic shifts in the focus of our product and research teams, and the Austin Research lab has been asked to lead key portions of IBM's mobile research agenda.

IBM Research-Austin has multiple openings for systems researchers who can help us drive IBM's mobile research agenda.  We are helping develop IBM's mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) platform, and exploring topics related to runtimes for mobile backend services, mobile analytics, and mobile services (e.g., location, identity, data with varying consistency and availability requirements, and security).  We are also building novel mobile applications and services for industries such as healthcare, energy, education, and agriculture.

Ideal candidates will have experience performi…

Palantir Lobby Day

Palantir Technologies Information Session

Thursday, September 19th 5pm-7pm Tatham Centre 2218 A and B  Food will be catered by Burrito Boyz Enter raffle to win a prize!  Please join Palantir Technologies, to learn how we are revolutionizing the analysis of hard and important problems that face our world today. We build the technology that allows people at the world's most critical institutions to make sense of their data.We solve the technical problems, so they can solve the human ones. Combating terrorism. Tracking disease outbreaks. Finding missing and exploited children. We believe that with the right technology and enough data, people can still solve hard problems and change the world for the better. View a live demo of our data fusion platforms, and learn how you can be a part of our mission.
We are hiring!

Information Session on Graduate Studies

Thursday, September 19 4:30 – 6:00 pm DC1302 (Information session on scholarships at 2:45 pm in DC1302)
Second, third and fourth year students are invited to learn about graduate studies in Computer Science and other math programs by attending this information session led by our faculty members.

Scholarship information will be presented at 2:45 pm.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Contact for more information.

Heather Steinmetz Recruitment Coordinator David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science University of Waterloo 519-888-4567, ext. 35144