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Three sections of CS 489 in Winter 2016 term

In W16, the Cheriton School of Computer Science will be offering three sections of CS489, Topics in Computer Science:
- Big Data Infrastructure, with Dr. Jimmy Lin - Complexity of Computational Problems, with Dr. Eric Blais - Computational Audio, with Dr. Richard Mann
A short description of each course follows. Note that each course description also contains a link to a fuller description.

CS489 - Big Data Infrastructure, Dr. Jimmy Lin This course provides an introduction to infrastructure that makes data-intensive computing (aka "big data") possible, covering abstractions, frameworks, and algorithms. We'll discuss processing of many types of data (textual, relational, graph, etc.) as well as different styles of computation (batch, online, etc.). We'll be working extensively with MapReduce, Spark, noSQL, and other emerging open- source frameworks for distributed processing.
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CS489 - Comple…


APPLICATIONS DUE ON JULY 31! UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES CONFERENCE (UROC)October 2 - October 4, 2015 | Davis Centre | University of WaterlooAre you curious about Computer Science research, but not sure where to start? Experience the life of a graduate student in 3 days by participating in research workshops with other top undergraduate students in Canada.
Eligibility UROC is open to all undergraduate students in Canada, and is fully funded (i.e., we pay for travel, lodging and meals). To be eligible, you must be in the third or fourth year of your program, and open to the possibility of pursuing graduate studies in Computer Science.Apply now Complete an online application at by Friday, July 31, 2015.
Questions? Contact Heather Steinmetz |

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Mentor Volunteer

YWCA Cambridge is a non-profit organization working with and for women, girls and their families and a member of a world-wide network of female leaders. We work with and for women and from a woman’s perspective. We believe that strong girls make strong women. We believe this strength can foster a community that is capable of change, specifically around the systemic challenges that keep women underpaid and under-represented.
YWCA Cambridge facilitates the only girl-led STEM-based program for girls in the country! The approach at the YWCA Girls’ Centre is based on three main principles; all of our girls programs are:
Why girls only programming?
The STEM Mentoring Program is for girls 9-13 years old, and all mentors will be self-identifying women, with a career or education in, or currently in school for Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics. We know that when girls are given opportunities, access to resources and support they are better positio…

"Infra sound is all around us" presentation

Title: “Infra sound is all around us” Speaker: Richard Mann, Computer Science Date: Thursday July 9, 2015, 6:00 pm Location: MC 4060
Infra sound refers to sound waves below the range of human hearing.  Infra sound comes from a number of natural phenomena including weather changes, thunder, and ocean waves.  Common man made sources include heating and ventilation systems, industrial machinery, moving vehicle cabins (air, trains, cars), and energy generation (wind turbines, gas plants).
In this talk I will present equipment I have built to measure infra sound and analyse some of the infra sound I have recorded.

PwC Consulting Summer Event

This is a great opportunity for you to network with our representatives as well as gain more information about the management consultancy program and the nearing recruitment season.
The event will comprise of a panel discussion with speakers ranging from various levels (Partners, Managers, and Associates), an office tour as well as an evening of networking!
Day: Tuesday 21st July, 2015
Time: 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Downtown Toronto – PwC Tower, 18 York Street
We are passionate about speaking with people from a range of degree backgrounds, especially those in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Commerce programs.
Due to the high volume of interest for this event only students in their 3rd or 4th year of study with a GPA of (B+) 75 % or higher will be confirmed to attend.
Our consulting practice includes: ·Finance: Help clients reduce costs, improve controls, embrace enterprise performance management and realize value of recent business transactions like a merger or …