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50th anniversary lecture - Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow, a blogger, journalist and science-fiction author, will be giving a free public lecture as the last event of our 50th anniversary celebrations.

Dead canary in the coalmine: We just lost the web in the war on general purpose computing

Monday, December 4, 2017 at 7 p.m. Location:The Theatre of the Arts, Modern Languages Building (ML 135)

This event is free, but you must order tickets to attend.

Spring 2018 Co-op Job - Farallon Capital Management LLC in San Francisco

For those of you are thinking about spring 2018 co-op jobs, Farallon Capital Management LLC in Silicon Valley is looking for Data Science interns to work on a paid internship. 
Please go to for more details. Questions can be sent to Hannah Siegel hsiegel at faralloncapital dot com.

Communications Security Establishment Jobs

CSE is hiring mathematicians with a strong research and development background to work on teams solving challenging applied problems in the fields of cryptology, data mining and computational statistics. They are looking for creative people who have graduate degrees in a science discipline (mathematics, computer science, physical science, life science, applied science, engineering, etc.) and have demonstrated the skills necessary to use both sophisticated mathematical techniques and state-of-the-art computers to perform innovative applied research and development. There are also opportunities for undergraduate students either for co-op terms or full-time positions. Areas of mathematical expertise which are particularly applicable include group theory, finite field theory, data mining/machine learning, linear algebra, combinatorics, number theory, probability and statistics.

All jobs are located in Ottawa and applicants must be Canadian citizens.

You can find more information at at https…

Hackathon for Global Cyber Challenge Competition (GCCS) 2017 in India

You're invited to participate in the Global Cyber Challenge Competition being held as part of Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS), 2017 being held in New Delhi from November 22 to 24. GCCS, which is the biggest ever Event of its kind anywhere in the world.  
Global Cyber Challenge is one of the most important part of this Conference.  It compromises 2 parts:  Peace-a-thon (application development on any of the 13 given topics.Capture the Flag.1. It was planned to close Peace-a-thon event at midnight on November 12. However, in view of the fact that some students could not participate in this event due to examination and other administrative reasons, it has been decided to extend the submission date till 08:30 hours IST on November 16, 2017. The earlier requirement of submission of a Concept Note before actually taking part in coding has been dispensed with.  Now, a team of up to 3 members can participate in this contest directly from anywhere by registering on following 2 URLs:

MIT Masters Info Session - Friday Nov 10 at Noon

Are you interested in doing a deep dive in Data Analytics or Finance

Join an MIT Sloan admissions representative and learn about two of our specialized masters programs. These programs are tailored for highly quantitative students interested in pursuing graduate education and careers in data science, analytics or finance. Hear how innovation, collaboration, and global impact are at the heart of the MIT Sloan mission. Learn about MIT Sloan, program components, and the application process for each program.  

Please register in advance for the event here!

Date:  Friday, November 10, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
University of Waterloo Tatham Centre
Room 1112

Feel free to reach out to Kimberly Ebeling with questions.
Note:  This event is for Waterloo students only.

Job Posting: Web Designer

A Web Designer is needed for a contract position to create a user-friendly website. The ideal candidate would be able to manage this project while attending school or while on a co-op work term. The Web Designer must be experienced and be able to show examples of their work. This position is not a co-op position.

Although there are many qualified Web Designers who have graduated from the University of Waterloo, this contract position is intended to assist current students by providing them additional experience in web designing as well as to provide them additional income while they are enrolled at the University of Waterloo.

The fee is to be negotiated after the scope and performance criteria have been established. There will be limited travel and only within Kitchener-Waterloo. The length of time for the project will be decided after the scope and performance criteria have been established.

Please contact, if you are interested in this position.

Societal Computing Ph.D. program at Carnegie Mellon University

A unique Ph.D. program in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon
Computing technology is changing us. We are creating a computational environment that is shaping our society. But are these the changes we want? Do we just stand back and watch, as commercial interests and governments build technologies around us?

The faculty and students in the Societal Computing Ph.D. program in the School of Computer Science answer decisively that waiting passively is not an option. Building on a decade of world-leading research, we are shaping a new scientific discipline that is changing the world.

We are asking the right questions. We are finding answers.

Societal Computing is the branch of computer science that designs computational technology to shape tomorrow’s digital world and uses computational methods to understand the societal challenges a digital world poses.
Our field is defined by the fundamental question it seeks to answer:
How can we design computing technologies to address societa…