Thursday, 2 February 2017

Google University Programs

Hello Everyone!

The Google University Programs team has some exciting YouTube Live events coming up in February and we would love for you to join us.

What's YouTube Live, again?
It’s just like watching a YouTube video, except we’ll be broadcasting live from our offices and you can chat in and ask us questions in real time. This also means you have to tune in live at the time of the event to participate. We sincerely hope to see you all there...who knows, there may be a few surprises!

Sounds cool! How do I tune in?
  1. FILL OUT THIS RSVP FORM and select the events you’d like to attend
  2. Find the link to join in the email sent a few days before each event. Make sure to check your spam folder!

So what’s going on in February?
  • How to Communicate in Technical Interviews & What to do When You're Stumped
    • Tues, Feb 7th @12PM PST/ 1PM MST/ 2PM CST/ 3PM EST
  • What is ‘Project Work’ and What Does it Look Like on a Resume?
    • Mon, Feb 13th @12PM PST/ 1PM MST/ 2PM CST/ 3PM EST
  • Job Opportunity Spotlight: The Software Engineer, Tools & Infrastructure New Grad Role
    • Thurs, Feb 16th @12PM PST/ 1PM MST/ 2PM CST/ 3PM EST
  • How to Transition Your Academic Skills to the Tech Industry
    • Thurs, Feb 23rd @12PM PST/ 1PM MST/ 2PM CST/ 3PM EST
  • Diversity and Inclusion at Google
    • Tues, Feb 28th @12PM PST/ 1PM MST/ 2PM CST/ 3PM EST

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Next local ACM-style programming contest March 4th!

The next Waterloo-local ACM-style programming contest will be held
on Saturday, March 4 in MC 3003. All members of the UW community are
invited to try their programming skill in Scheme, C, C++, Java, Pascal,
Python, or Scala.

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 3003. 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.

AI researcher / engineer position

SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD., a producer of globally known games such as FINAL FANTASY and DRAGON QUEST, is looking for AI researcher / engineer to work at their headquarters in Tokyo. Japanese language is NOT required, but of course welcomed. 
[Company profile] 
SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD. with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, is a holding company leading the Square Enix Group with a diverse range of content and service businesses.
The Square Enix Group publishes, distributes and licenses entertainment content around the world under its internationally renowned brands including SQUARE ENIX® and TAITO®.
The Square Enix Group includes a global network of leading development studios located in North America, Europe and Japan. The Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, DRAGON QUEST® , TOMB RAIDER® and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®.
[Job category]
-About the position
We are looking for an AI Researcher to work with us in Tokyo, and help us create new and unique experiences. The ideal candidate should have a good understanding of academic AI and/or game AI and the motivation to tackle and solve hard problems in algorithm and system architecture. 
Read AI papers/articles in English and research/test state-of-the-art AI systems 
After validation of a prototype, integrate new technology into an actual game
Document and present results in conferences, papers or articles.
-About the position
We are looking for an experienced AI Engineer to work with us in Tokyo on our next projects, and help us create fun and engaging experiences. The ideal candidate should have experience with modern game AI decision making and navigation models, with a clear understanding of their tradeoffs and impact on performance. Familiarity with state-of-the-art game AI techniques (i.e. AI directors, player modeling, robust buddy AI, etc.) is preferred.
Work closely with fellow programmers and design staff to implement behaviors for enemies, buddy characters and other NPCs
Research and prototype additional AI systems as necessary to deliver a modern AAA gameplay experience
Review and critique code design and implementation from other programmers
Document and present information about AI improvements and new techniques

[Work Location]
Tokyo, Japan 
For New graduate
Base Salary
-Bachelor: more than JPY 216,000
-Master: more than JPY 229,500
For 1st year, once a year. For 2nd year on, twice a year.
Overtime Allowances
Provided in accordance with the company rules.
For Mid-Career
Annual income : JPY4,500,00010,000,000
depending on their competency and performance records
[Selection process] 
1. CV & Project report Screening
2. Aptitude test
3. Skype/Phone interview (2 times)
4. Final interview in Japan or Skype
[Application deadline]
February 21st, 2017
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to your application. 
TOP CAREER International
TOP CAREER International/Fourth Valley Concierge Corporation
TEL: +81-3-3263-6847

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Is Grad School Right for Me?

  • Not sure whether or not grad school is the right path for you?
  • Join us in a collaborative workshop to recognize and discuss reasons for pursuing or not pursuing grad studies
  • Hear from a panel of graduate students in English, Public Health, Engineering, Computer Science, and Climate Change and ask them questions

Register now at

Computer Science job - summer 2017

The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR) is currently recruiting for a computer science summer student position. We would greatly appreciate your help in circulating this job posting. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to direct them to me. Thank you for your time!
Leslie Newcombe, Research Assistant
Centre for Global Health Research, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital
30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario  M5B 1W8, Canada
T: +1 416 864 6060 ext. 77557 | F: +1 416 864 5256 | E:

Reminder to OGS applicants

A reminder to OGS applicants:

Transcript request ordering deadline:  January 27th at 4:00 pm

Note: Only students who did not apply for a Tri-Agency award at Waterloo must submit a
separate OGS/QEII-GSST applicant transcript request.

Transcript Ordering Form:

OGS Application Deadline:  February 1, 2017 electronically or in hard copy to:

Margaret Towell
Graduate Supervisor
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
University of Waterloo

Upper Year Information Session - Winter 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Students are invited to attend an information session relating to choosing their upper year courses, hosted by Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Dan Brown.
Students will hear:
  • Information on all fourth-year and optional third-year courses.
  • Differences among courses
  • Advice on preparation for upper-year specialization (e.g. what courses to choose to prepare for graphics, AI)
Refreshments will be provided
Additional information and videos related to upper year CS course descriptions is available online via the undergraduate students portal.
DC - William G. Davis Computer Research Centre
200 University Avenue West
WaterlooON N2L 3G1