Friday, 8 December 2017

CS/Data Science/Digital Hardware option transfers NOW OPEN

The CS Undergraduate Advising Office has opened applications for CS transfers for Fall 2017. The online application is available at and will be open from Tuesday, December 5 until Sunday, December 31, 2017, at 11.59 p.m.

We're accepting applications for:

  • Transfer from Math to CS - at a minimum, must have taken CS 136 or be taking it in Fall 2017.
  • Transfer from CS to BCS (Data Science) - must have taken STAT 231 or be taking it in Fall 2017.
  • Transfer from CS to CS/Digital Hardware
  • Adding a Joint CS to an out-of-faculty plan
  • Transfer from outside of Math to CS (pending approval from Math)
Answers to common questions about the transfer process can be found in the CS FAQs (particularly #2 and #151).

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

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.

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.

Monday, 27 November 2017

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.

Friday, 24 November 2017

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 .

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

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: 
  1. Peace-a-thon (application development on any of the 13 given topics.
  2. 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:
2. Capture the Flag Contest will continue to be held on November 14 & 15 into time slots of 8 hours each viz. 07:00 hours IST to 15:00 hours IST and 15:30 hours IST to 23:30 hours IST on each of these 2 days.

The Top 10 teams from India in each of the 2 above categories of Contests and 5 teams each from abroad will be flown into Delhi from the Grand Finale to be held on November 20 & 21. Expenditure on travel, stay etc. shall be bear by the Government of India.  Ultimate winners are proposed to be awarded by the Honourable Prime Minister during the Inaugural Ceremony of GCCS, 2017.

If you have any questions then please direct them to geetanjli.agrawal at  

Monday, 6 November 2017

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. 

Thursday, 2 November 2017

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.