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UBC MMinOR information session

Dear students,

The Sauder School of Business would like to invite you to participate in an online information session for the Masters of Management in Operations Research. This is a great way to learn about one of the masters programs available to you at UBC. We have attached the official invite for you with dates, RSVP information etc. The online info-session is THIS FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1, from 230-330pm. The best email to reach us at is:


Master of Management in Operations Research Online Information Session – Friday November 1, 2013 
Dear students,

You are cordially invited to join in an upcoming online information session on our UBC Master of Management in Operations Research (MM in OR) program: Friday, November 1, 2013 2:30 m - 3:30 pm (Pacific Standard Time) 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm (Eastern Standard Time) 
The 16-month UBC MM in OR program trains students to become professional business analysts by providing rigorous technical fundamentals, practical consulting …

IBM PhD fellowship deadline is October 29th

CS Grads: Please consider applying for the IBM PhD Fellowship that "honors exceptional Ph.D. students who have an interest in solving problems that are important to IBM and fundamental to innovation in many academic disciplines and areas of study." Details can be found at . Note that nominations should be submitted directly by a faculty member and you do not need to go through the grad office. thanks, S. Keshav Graduate Director Cheriton School of Computer Science

NSERC CGSM Scholarship Competition for 2014-2015

Deadline on-line:  8:00 pm December 1, 2013

Attention 4a and 4b students applying for Graduate Studies in 2014, please find information below about the NSERC CGS-Masters Competition.

Before you complete your application:
1. Check and ensure that you are ELIGIBLE to apply.
2. Start talking to some faculty members about getting 2 references.
3. Check to see how and when transcripts must be ordered


NSERC CGSM Scholarship Competition for 2014-2015
On-line Deadline:   December 1, 2013  8:00 pm
Via NSERC's on-line Research Portal

The web page below and its right hand menu will give you lots of information about the application procedures.  In particular, the sample CGS-M application and the instructions are easily available here. Be sure to read the instructions for the free form pages and follow them to the letter.…

Rotman International Trading Competiton

The Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC) is an annual event where competing teams of students and faculty from across the globe participate in a unique three day conference. This year it will be held from Thursday February 20th, 2014 to Saturday February 22nd, 2014. RITC presents teams with challenges that are pertinent to current market trends. While past competitions have been very successful, they continually improve on past cases and introduce new ones. After adopting the Rotman Interactive Trader (RIT) platform in the 2006 competition and receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback, they strive further utilize RIT's newly added features to offer more variety in their trading cases and a better trading experience. Not only will you have an opportunity to utilize your skills, knowledge, and acumen, but you will have the opportunity to meet and network with faculty and students from around the globe! We are looking for a team of students (5) who want to go and repr…

Clark University Entry-Level Tenure Track Position

I would like to call your attention to an entry level tenure track position in Computer Science opening in the Math/CS department at Clark University (to start fall 2014).  I would be very grateful if you could please bring this to the attention of the School of Computer Science at Waterloo, and/or to relay it to any qualified individual that you think might be interested.

Details can be found at,

We are interested in qualified applicants with expertise in applications in the areas of Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Vision, Computational Geometry, or Network Algorithms.

Clark has a number of interdisciplinary groups and programs in the social and natural sciences. Among others these include a group in Motion Planning, an Active Matter group, Geographical Information Science, and a growing Environmental Science program, as well as a computational cluster. Thus we are particularly interested in the the branches of CS listed ab…

Montana State Computer Science Tenure-Track Position(s)

The Montana State University Computer Science Department is seeking to hire one (possibly more) tenure-track positions in either

(1) the broad area of big data - inclusive of data science, data management systems, analytics, social media, computational science, visualization, intelligent systems, security, etc.

(2) computer science education – someone who can research and implement best practices that attract, retain and graduate significantly larger numbers of students

Vacancy Ad:

Our Department:

If you would pass this information along to anyone who might enjoy working at a Carnegie Very High Research University (RU/VH) in beautiful Bozeman, Montana, I would greatly appreciate it.



John Paxton
Professor and Department Head
Computer Science Department
Montana State University

IOS Scholarship for Women in Technology

Job Number: 29421172
Santa Clara Valley, California, United States
Posted: Sep. 17, 2013
Weekly Hours: 40.00
Job Summary The iOS Scholarship for Women in Technology is an opportunity for women to win a $10,000 scholarship to help pay for their education in the technology field.

Key Qualifications Applicants must be in at least their sophomore year of college pursuing a bachelor’s degree, or enrolled in a master’s degree or PhD program in computer science or a related field. To apply for the iOS Scholarship for Women in Technology, applicants must submit their resume and app proposal (discussed below) to this posting as a single PDF by November 15, 2013.
Description The iOS Scholarship for Women in Technology is an opportunity for women to win a $10,000 scholarship to help pay for their education in the technology field. 
Applicants for the scholarship will also be considered separately for an internship at Apple with the Apple iO…

Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth College

The Dartmouth College Department of Computer Science invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions at the level of assistant professor. We seek candidates who will be excellent researchers and teachers in the areas of machine learning, computer graphics/digital arts, and theory/algorithms, although outstanding candidates in any area will be considered. We particularly seek candidates who will help lead, initiate, and participate in collaborative research projects both within Computer Science and involving other Dartmouth researchers, including those in other Arts & Sciences departments, Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and Tuck School of Business.

The department is home to 17 tenured and tenure-track faculty members and two research faculty members.  Research areas of the department encompass the areas of systems, security, vision, digital arts, algorithms, theory, robotics, and computational biology. The Computer …

Two CS faculty positions at Oakland University

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT Tenure-track Faculty Positions The Department of Computer Science and Engineering needs to fill two tenure-track assistant professor positions. Both positions will begin on August 15, 2014. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a closely related field by the appointment date. Candidates must show exceptional promise in both research and teaching. Desired areas of interest include software engineering, algorithms, programming languages and parallel computing. Only applicants whose research and teaching interests fall under these or very closely related areas will be considered. Applications should be submitted by November 15, 2013. Applicants should upload a letter of intent, a statement of research, a statement of teaching, resume, and information of three references at The teaching statement should include a list of…

Scholarship Opportunity from CIBC and Student Life Network

The Student Life Network, in collaboration with CIBC, is currently offering a $20,000 scholarship for a current Canadian student.
The scholarship is not merit based and is open to all students. In addition to the $20,000 for school it contains a whole host of other awards that make a student¹s life easier.  
Students can register to win the scholarship here:
Last year, we offered a similar opportunity. Taylor Esselment from Hagersville, Ontario won a $20,000 GIC to help her pay off Computer Science her student debts. A re-cap video of our team telling her that she won can be viewed here:

Kim Quinlan Customer Service Representative
Tel: 416.461.0207 ext. 232 Twitter: @StudentLifeNet Facebook:���…

Portfolio Management Accelerated Track for Senior Associates

Hedge Fund seeking top PhDs and MS graduates with strong engineering/math aptitude for unique entry-level systematic portfolio management opportunity.  Learn statistical arbitrage and algorithmic trading techniques from senior portfolio managers. Job Responsibilities (include, but not limited to the following): We are seeking individuals with outstanding academic background to join us as Senior Associate, Accelerated Portfolio Management Track. The successful candidates will work under the guidance of our highly successful portfolio managers and Chief Investment Officer. After gaining enough experience, Senior Associates will be promoted to Portfolio Manager, and begin to manage their own investment portfolio to generate profits. This is a unique entry level opportunity for high caliber individuals looking for an accelerated track to a highly rewarding career in systematic trading. Successful applicants will receive compensation commensurate with their experience and acade…

Inaugural SCS Colloquium: Thursday, October 17 at 3:30pm in DC1302

To fourth year CS students:If you are interested in pursuing graduate students then come out to the inaugural colloquium of the newly revived SCS Colloquium series this Thursday (October 17).The idea of this series is to foster scientific community, discussion and buzz in the School. It will feature local and visiting speakers, with talks aimed at a general CS grad/faculty audience.I hope to see you all at the talk, and at the reception in the Fishbowl afterwards!MarkSCS ColloquiumSpeaker: S. Keshav
Cisco Systems Research Chair in Smart Grid
David R. Cheriton School of Computer ScienceDate and Time: Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 3:30pm - 4:30pmLocation: DC1302Title: Information Systems and Science for EnergyAbstract:The generation, distribution, and consumption of energy lie at the foundations of modern civilization. Traditional energy systems are centralized and carbon-intensive, with minimal energy storage, infrequent monitoring, and inefficient models of consumptio…

Looking for Student to Help Create Social Anxiety App

The psychology department of Wilfrid Laurier University is looking to hire a student to help create an app for individuals with social anxiety. This would be a paid position, running a maximum length of 3 weeks. The app would need to be up and running by the end of the 2013 Fall semester.

The student must be capable of programming and writing code for an app. If you are interested in the position or would like any further information, please contact Kalen Orme by October 25th, at

Fall Open House: Call for CS volunteers

Call out for computer science volunteers!
Help future students learn about computer science by sharing information about our programs, student life, and more! Assist as a tour guide and show families around our academic buildings.
WHAT:Fall Open House WHEN: Saturday, November 2, 2013, 10 am – 4 pm WHERE: Davis Centre
Volunteers will receive a free lunch and t-shirt!
Volunteer orientation: Wednesday, October 30 | 4:30 – 5:30 pm | DC1302. Snacks will be provided. 
To participate: Contact Nick Murphy, Volunteer Liaison Email: cs-ur-co@uwaterloo.caTwitter: @nickmurphyUW #CSFOH2013 Math volunteers can sign up with Gayle Goodfellow:

The Hour of Code is Coming

This December, to celebrate Computer Science Education Week, we’re organizing a massive campaign to encourage 10 million students (and adults) to try an Hour of Code. This will be the largest initiative of its kind, ever.

Please help us recruit your local school, community organizations, or even your company to participate.
Learn more.
What’s the Hour of Code? It’s an introduction to computer science designed to demystify “code” and show that anyone can learn the basics. There will be a variety of hour-long tutorials everyone can do - on a web-browser, tablet, smartphone, or even with no computer at all.
How can you help?At your local school: Share this handout with your teacher or the principal. At your company: Share this handout with your manager, or the CEO. In your community: Use this handout to recruit a local group - boy scouts club, church, university, veterans group, or labor union. Or host an Hour of Code “block party” for your neighborhood. Calling all studen…

Osler's Kiss My App Programming Contest

Osler’s Kiss My App contest is asking full-time college and university undergrads from across Canada to design an iOS app that will help thousands of patients that come through our doors every year.What’s the catch? There isn’t one! A sweet $10,000 prize, excellent resume padding and good karma await the winning student or team at the end of the contest.This is where you come in.We know that faculty and student associations are tapped into the crazy deep talent pools at Canadian colleges and universities. We need you to help us spread the word.Forward this email. Post on Facebook. Send a tweet. Hire a skywriter. Do whatever you can to get students at your school involved!Start by visiting the Kiss My App site to get full details on the contest.

CS Student Projects from Kayak, Groupon & MongoDB

MindSumo just added 3 awesome new challenges from Kayak, Groupon and MongoDB. These challenges are geared specifically toward CS students and have cash prizes and job/internship interviews as rewards.Kayak Challenge: Create an application to find the restaurants and hotels nearest to an airport.Groupon Challenge: Help Consumers find deals by merchants they knowMongoDB Challenge: Help MongoDB track our productivity

Tenure-Track Position at Concordia, Montreal

I would be grateful if you can please circulate our ad for one tenure-track position at any rank. We will consider ALL applications but we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise and research in systems and networks with an emphasis on topics such as cloud computing, future Internet architectures, infrastructure-less networks or big data management.The ad is available Thanks,
Sudhir Mudur

Learn how the Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering Program can launch your finance career – Online Info Session Oct. 2

Dear Students,If you are interested in careers in industry after you graduate, the Berkeley MFE wants to speak with you. The Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering program invites you to join us online on October 2 to join executive director Linda Kreitzman, admissions staff, and current students for an information session and Q&A. During our session, Linda Kreitzman will conduct on-the-spot resume reviews and let you know how to prepare for a career in finance. You will also learn about admission to the Berkeley MFE, career paths in finance, and how we work with students to tailor their careers post-MFE. For more information and to RSVP, you can go to our website ( or see our full event listing here: We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events. If you have questions about the Berkeley MFE, please do not hesitate to contact us. Kind regards,The Berkeley MFE Admissions Team
+1 (510) 642-4417

Tenure-track faculty position in Computer Science at U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD)

I am a PhD grad from Waterloo in 2011 and I'm now an Assistant Professor at the US Naval Academy.You do NOT have to be in the US military for the position below or take part in any kind of military training; in fact, you don't even have to be a US citizen! We are simply seeking the most-qualified candidates, and I'm sure there are a few excellent PhD students or postdocs at Waterloo who might be interested.If anyone has further questions about the department or what it's like here, they can reach out to me. If they have specific questions about the job search, they should contact Prof. Luke McDowell, Formal job ad follows. Thanks,
Dan Roche Subject: Tenure-track faculty position in Computer Science at U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD) The U.S. Naval Academy's Computer Science Department has an opening for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. The Naval Academy is an undergraduate institution located in his…