Thursday, 8 March 2018

DataFest - May 4,5,6 2018

DataFest is a celebration of data in which teams of undergraduates work around
the clock to find and share meaning in a large, rich, and complex data set.

The students are assisted by roving consultants who are graduate students, faculty,
and industry professionals. After two days of intense data wrangling, analysis, and
presentation design, each team is allowed a few minutes and no more than two
slides to impress a panel of judges. Prizes are given for:
> Best in show
> Best visualisation 
> Best use of external data

Each individual in the winning teams will receive $500.

Friday, May 4 – 3:00 p.m. to Sunday, May 6 – 5 p.m.

M3 1006

by April 10, 2018
Please note: all members of your team need to register. The competition has a limited

Availability of 100 students and the teams will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information, visit:

Monday, 5 March 2018

Interested in research experience at Florida International University this summer?

The Summer 2018 REU SITE of Florida International University Research Experience for Undergraduates in Advanced Secured Sensor Enabling Technologies spans ten weeks, May 29- August 4, 2018, offers research and professional development opportunities for 10 undergraduate students.

Available research projects share the theme of advanced secured sensor enabling technologies and span several exciting areas such as

  * Trajectory Privacy Preservation in Mobile Sensor Networks,
  * Privacy & Secure Social Sensor Networks,
  * Mobile Video Authenticity Verifications
  * Search Rank Validation for Social Media
  * A Software Library for Visualizing Large Scale Sensor Network Applications,
  * Trajectory Sensor Stream Cleaning,
  * Resource Management for Security & Surveillance over a Sensor Network,
  * Self-configuring, non-cooperative Mobile Sensors
and many others

Details about REU-ASSET including an online application, can be found at . The application deadline is April 6, 2018 or until positions are filled.

Please note that you must be a US citizen to be eligible for this opportunity. 

Friday, 2 March 2018

Fancy a change to win from a pool of $25,000 in cash prizes?

The second annual Waterloo Datathon is on May 12, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in M3 1006.

  • $25,000 in cash prizes
  • The chance to showcase your skills tackling a meaningful, real-world problem
  • The opportunity to participate in The Data Open and win $100,000 in cash prizes
  • Possible interviews with Citadel & Citadel Securities
For more information and details about registration, go to the Event page

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Want to help bring computer programming to kids?

Kids Code Jeunesse is a Canadian not for profit organization dedicated to empowering children, teachers, and parents with the skills we all need to thrive in a technology-driven society. By bringing digital learning experiences into the classroom and in communities, we teach Canadians how to be better thinkers and better creators in a digital world.

Kids Code Jeunesse is on a mission to shake-up the digital education landscape for Canadians one classroom and one community at a time, and we need your help to do it. KCJ is a dynamic and extremely supportive work environment where all ideas and opinions are welcomed. We are looking for enthusiastic and innovative team players who want to help us empower Canadians to be better thinkers and better creators in an increasingly digital world.

KCJ is currently looking for multiple positions: 1) a community developer, someone who will be able to grow their network and promote the organization within the community and 2) instructors who would be willing to lead workshops in Python and HTML/CSS at local venues for children aged 7-14. Both positions are paid

You can find more information about the Community Developer position here. If you have any questions about this position or the instructor role, then please contact Maddie Cugno at (416) 316-7200 or

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Horizons Fellowship

The Horizons Fellowship supports 200 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become multidisciplinary leaders using technology. Our fully-funded program provides real-world technology courses geared towards high-achieving college students.

Horizons students have gone onto work at a variety of amazing companies - Google, Facebook, Visa, The Stanford Research Institute, Slack, Yelp, Amazon, McKinsey, Bloomberg, J.P. Morgan, EA Games, and more.

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Students have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan, state schools, community colleges and more. The world is becoming multidisciplinary in nature. We've had computer science majors, math majors, economics/business majors, biology majors, english majors, and art majors all take our program.

Interested students can start an application here!

Monday, 12 February 2018

Change to drop deadline for 50% tuition refund - it is now February 23

The drop deadline for a WD with 50% refund has been moved to Friday, February 23 from Tuesday, February 20.
This was prompted by the Quest upgrade because the system is unavailable from February 16 at 4:30 pm until February 22 at 8:00 am (EST). 

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Lunch & Learn with Richard Brisson on Feb 27 - Experiences as a Crypto-Mathematician at CSE

CryptoWorks21 would like to invite you to the lunch and learn session with Richard Brisson on Tuesday, Feb 27 at noon in QNC1501.  It will be a 45-minute presentation followed by a question/answer period.  The session will finish no later than 1:30pm.

Please RSVP by Feb 16th

Experiences as a Crypto-Mathematician at CSE

This talk will focus on the speaker's experience as a crypto-mathematician and, to a lesser degree, as a manager during his career at CSE which spanned from 1980 to 2011. A diversity of (unclassified or declassified!) topics to be discussed will include CSE itself yesterday and today, understanding the essence and scope of CSE's mandates, understanding the Canadian Intelligence and Security organizations, the various fields of mathematics which are of potential benefits to cryptology, the benefits of computational mathematics and optimization, understanding the bigger picture in terms of emerging technologies and organizational priorities, factors that motivate and inspire a crypto-mathematician in his or her career at CSE, the breadth and depth of analysis/development/research, the global reach of the 5-Eyes partnership and cooperation, recruitment and development of new technical job descriptions while in management, on-the-job training and mentoring, NSA's Cryptologic Mathematics Program, Integration Opportunities, etc. As well, a few thoughts will be shared about today's CSE and cyberspace. Finally, the speaker will talk about his cryptologic hobbies especially since he retired from CSE in 2011, as well as sharing a developing story about CSE and its cryptologic artifacts. Logistics permitting, Mr. Brisson will bring a WW2 German Enigma to display while saying a few words its significance in history and the movie "The Imitation Game".