Thursday, 12 December 2013

USC Teaching Faculty Positions (Lecturers)

Dear Colleague:


I'm writing to let you know that the Computer Science department at the University of Southern California has four open lecturer positions.

These are full time, benefits eligible faculty positions on the non-tenure track. These are primarily teaching positions; all candidates  are expected to have a strong commitment to teaching.  Lecturers will  spend the majority of their time on teaching and teaching-related duties  with reduced obligation for research and University service.

I'd appreciate it if you could bring these positions to the attention of your graduating PhD students and postdocs. A description of the positions, including how to apply, is at:

           http://www.cs.usc.edu/about/faculty-jobs/?#Teaching

Thanks.

Gaurav
--
Gaurav S. Sukhatme
Professor and Chairman
Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California
Editor-in-Chief, Autonomous Robots
http://robotics.usc.edu/~gaurav

Monday, 9 December 2013

Spring 2014 NSERC USRAs for Co-op Students

CS Deadline for co-op USRA:  January 10, 2013

USRA applications for a spring co-op work term should be completed on the NSERC web site by January 10th. Deadline is more flexible for non co-op students. Email Margaret Towell at mtowell@uwaterloo.ca  if you are working on an application.

You will need a supervisor who has a research project you can work on.  Talk to some profs who are working in research areas of interest to you by checking out the bios and web pages of people in those areas:   https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/research/research-areas

NSERC USRA application forms:
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/OnlineServices-ServicesEnLigne/Index_eng.asp

When you have found a supervisor who has a project and they are willing to take you on, login to the online Form 202 Part 1 for students. Please upload your unofficial transcript as not doing so will delay the application.

For instructions and details on the NSERC Undergraduate Research Student procedure, please see the GSO  web page for links and information about the NSERC USRA at:
https://uwaterloo.ca/graduate-studies/awards-funding/external-awards/nserc-undergraduate-research-awards-usra

Eligibility to hold a USRA:
  • Cdn and PR students 
  • must have completed at least one year of undergraduate study 
  • a minimum overall average of at least 80% or higher if in year 2 or 80% over the last 2 years if in years 3 or 4. 
  • students must make a full-time commitment to the USRA and cannot register in courses at the same time 
  • students who have completed degree requirements may apply for a USRA if they will hold it in the term immediately after degree completion.     

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Professor of Informatics at Sherbrooke University

The Université de Sherbrooke invites applications for a full time tenure-track position in the Department of Computer Science of its Faculty of Science.

A detailed description of this position can also be consulted on the Université's website by going to http://www.usherbrooke.ca/emplois and then following the links "Travailler à l'Université" , "Emplois disponibles" and "Professeure ou professeur" (Faculté des sciences no 01904).

Master of Management in Operations Research (MM in OR)

Upcoming application deadline- February 15, 2014

The Master of Management in Operations Research (MM in OR) program at the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia is program designed for individuals with backgrounds in engineering, mathematics, economics, or other quantitative fields.  The 16-month program offers a unique blend of technical coursework, practical consulting skills, and real-world problem-solving experience that positions students for success in today's competitive business world.

MM in OR students work closely with internationally renowned faculty, business leaders, and outstanding peers to develop and realize their goals in a professional business environment. A highlight of the program is the Industry Project. Every student receives generous financial support by completing an intensive 5-month applied project with an industry partner that addresses a significant operational issue. Working closely with faculty and project leaders, students use the latest decision tools and technologies to make concrete recommendations to executives of some of the most prominent companies in Canada.

The MM in OR program is an ideal alternative to an MBA for technically-oriented students looking for a professional business degree that utilizes their quantitative skills. MM in OR students have excellent employment potential, and graduates go on to rewarding careers in such fields as consulting, logistics and operations analysis, and supply chain management.

For further information, please visit our web site http://www.sauder.ubc.ca/mmor or contact us by email: info@coe.ubc.ca or by phone: 604-822-3359.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

PostDoc Fellowship at the University of Lethbridge

Applications from outstanding candidates are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship in algorithm design and optimization at the University of Lethbridge. The research will broadly target the development of advanced algorithms to solve challenging problems in communication networks, facility location and discrete optimization. The position is for one year, but may be extended for up to a second year, subject to the availability of funds. The preferred start date for the fellowship is on or before April 1, 2014.

The fellow will join the Optimization Research Group in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department. The group consists of faculty and graduate students at the masters and PhD level whose research areas include telecommunication, transportation and logistics, scientific computation, and bioinformatics. The group members work in a relaxed and collegial atmosphere and maintain strong research collaborations within the group, across Canada and internationally.

Lethbridge is located in Southern Alberta, close to the border with British Columbia. It is only 1.5 hours drive from the Rockies and the Waterton Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city has excellent schools providing French immersion, francophone and international baccalaureate programs, and there are numerous opportunities for extra-curricular activities at the university and the newly built arts centre. Lethbridge has hosted several high profile events including live performances from the Cirque du Soleil and Elton John.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in Computer Science or a related field, obtained in the last five years. Extensions are considered in case of maternity leave or other special circumstances. Proof of degree completion must be provided prior to the start date of the fellowship. To apply, please submit a letter of intention, a CV, a research statement, the contact information for three referees, and a sample of your publications, to the e-mail address below. Please use the subject "PDF application" in your e-mail.  Applications are accepted until the position is filled. Applications received by January 31, 2014 will receive full consideration.

PhD at SUNY-Buffalo

UNIVERSITY at BUFFALO - COMPUTER SCIENCE & ENGINEERING (CSE) DEPARTMENT

The Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department at the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) is one of the first Computer Science degree programs in the world (established in 1967) and one of the largest. With more than 35 full-time faculty members and over 850 graduate and undergraduate students, our graduate program offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, and consistently ranks among the top 60 best programs in the United States.

CSE faculty are experts in their fields, and perform world-class and cutting-edge research. They include award-winning researchers and teachers (including 9 NSF CAREER Award recipients), members of prestigious editorial boards, and fellows of the ACM, IEEE, and AAAI. They have founded and direct major centers and laboratories devoted to big data analytics, biomedical computing, biometric systems, cloud computing, smartphones, robotics, computer security and information assurance, high performance computing, networking and distributed systems, multimedia databases and information retrieval, computer vision and information visualization, pattern recognition, machine learning, data mining, VLSI and computer architecture, and computational theory. CSE faculty were ranked 21st nationwide for attracting federal funding to perform state-of-the art computer science research in a recent survey by NSF.

Our graduates are highly sought after by academia and industry, and have been hired by major IT companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Google, Amazon, Facebook, and VMware. Our world-known graduates include: Carl Kesselman (co-inventor of Grid Computing), Robin Li (founder of baidu.com -- Chinese Google), Bruce Shriver (past president of IEEE Computer Society), and Max Nikias (provost of University of Southern California). Our Ph.D. graduates often obtain very competitive faculty positions at top 100 research universities.

The CSE department is located in a brand-new $75-million, state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory building. This building also features a cybertorium or smart auditorium, outfitted with the most sophisticated communications devices and smart technologies. Flexible research labs, classrooms, and meeting areas foster interdisciplinary work. 

UB CSE has unique funding and research opportunities for Ph.D. students, with most admitted students receiving financial aid through TA, RA, or different fellowship programs. Please see the attached brochure and visit us at http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/ for more information, and feel free to send any inquiries to cse-gradinfo@buffalo.edu. The online application deadline for graduate studies at UB CSE is December 31st, 2013, and all supporting documentation is due January 15th, 2014. 

About SUNY-Buffalo: The University at Buffalo (UB) is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York (SUNY) system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB’s more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities. (http://www.buffalo.edu)


About Buffalo/Niagara Area: The second-largest city in New York State, Buffalo is one of the most livable, lively, and comfortable places in which to live, work, and play. It’s an easygoing, inviting mix from great music and food to spirited professional sports teams, renowned architecture and cultural institutions, and top-notch entertainment. Situated at the eastern end of Lake Erie where the Great Lakes empty into the Niagara River, Buffalo is in easy reach of the Canadian lakeshore and Niagara Falls, the most accessible of the world’s natural wonders. The Buffalo Niagara region offers all of the amenities of a major urban area—without the headaches. The average workday commute is less than twenty minutes, which is the lowest out of fifty major U.S. cities. Affordable housing is widely accessible throughout the region, and a reasonable cost of living makes the good life possible on any budget. Most neighborhoods offer easy access to shopping, recreation,   dining, and excellent schools. (http://www.visitbuffaloniagara.com/)

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth College

The Dartmouth College Department of Computer Science invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions at the level of assistant professor. We seek candidates who will be excellent researchers and teachers in the areas of machine learning, computer graphics/digital arts, and theory/algorithms, although outstanding candidates in any area will be considered. We particularly seek candidates who will help lead, initiate, and participate in collaborative research projects both within Computer Science and involving other Dartmouth researchers, including those in other Arts & Sciences departments, Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and Tuck School of Business.

The department is home to 17 tenured and tenure-track faculty members and two research faculty members.  Research areas of the department encompass the areas of systems, security, vision, digital arts, algorithms, theory, robotics, and computational biology. The Computer Science department is in the School of Arts & Sciences, and it has strong Ph.D. and M.S. programs and outstanding undergraduate majors. The department is affiliated with Dartmouth's M.D.-Ph.D. program and has strong collaborations with Dartmouth's other schools.

Dartmouth College, a member of the Ivy League, is located in Hanover, New Hampshire (on the Vermont border). Dartmouth has a beautiful, historic campus, located in a scenic area on the Connecticut River. Recreational opportunities abound in all four seasons. With an even distribution of male and female students and over one third of the undergraduate student population members of minority groups, Dartmouth is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women and minorities.

To create an atmosphere supportive of research, Dartmouth offers new faculty members grants for research-related expenses, a quarter of sabbatical leave for each three academic years in residence, and flexible scheduling of teaching responsibilities.

Applicants are invited to submit application materials via Interfolio.  For the machine learning position, apply at http://apply.interfolio.com/23502; for the computer graphics/digital arts position, apply at http://apply.interfolio.com/23489; for the theory/algorithms position, apply at http://apply.interfolio.com/23503.  Upload a CV, research statement, and teaching statement, and request at least four references to upload letters of recommendation, at least one of which should comment on teaching. Email facsearch14@cs.dartmouth.edu with any questions.

Application review will begin November 1, 2013, and continue until the positions are filled.

PhD and MSc positions in HCI at Queen's University's Human Media Lab

The Human Media Lab at Queen's University (www.humanmedialab.org) is inviting applications for PhD and MSc students in Human-Computer Interaction. The positions are fully funded for 4 years for PhD students, and 2 years for MSc students. We are looking for outstanding students with a degree in Computer Science or a related discipline and a strong background in HCI.

The Human Media Lab specializes in developing and evaluating advanced disruptive user interface prototypes. Work at the lab involves conceiving of designs, engineering and implementing hardware and/or software interfaces, and empirically evaluating prototypes of computers of the future. Our recent emphasis has been on Organic User Interfaces (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organic_user_interface): Computers that use non-flat or flexible displays. Prior work includes flexible smartphones (www.hml.queensu.ca/paperphone), tablet pcs (www.hml.queensu.ca/papertab) and spherical and cylindrical form factors (www.hml.queensu.ca/telehuman).

Projects

As part of this project, you will be working on systems involving flexible displays and 3D printed electronic objects, with the goal of creating user interfaces that have a three dimensional shape enveloped by a display, and capable of conveying real-world haptics to users (see www.hml.queensu.ca/morephone for an example). The study of the effects of haptics and the functionality of these objects will be an integral part of the research.

You will be supervised by Prof. Roel Vertegaal, and collaborate with some of the world's top interaction designers, including Yves Behar of Fuseproject (Jawbone, XO laptop), the world's premier flexible display firm Plastic Logic, as well as with top haptics engineers at industrial partner Immersion, Inc. You will collaborate with other students at the lab in a creative, forward-looking process with the aim of disseminating work at top conferences and in the popular press.

Partners

These positions are supported by Immersion, Inc. (www.immersion.com), Fuseproject (fuseproject.com), Plastic Logic (www.plasticlogic.com) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Criteria

PhD applicants must hold an MSc in Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Science or strongly related field. MSc applicants must hold an honours degree (BSc) in Human-Computer Interaction or Computer Science. All applicants are expected to have a strong interest and multidisciplinary background in a combination of human factors, empirical psychology, computer science, industrial design or electrical engineering. Successful candidates will have published at top HCI conferences, such as ACM CHI, UIST, TEI, ITS or CSCW.

Funding

The Human Media Lab will provide full support for a period of four years for PhD positions, and two years for MSc positions. The level of support will be highly competitive with that offered by other Canadian universities, and may consist of a combination of research assistantships and teaching assistantships.

Application Process

The deadline for applications is January 15th, 2014. Please send a strong application including CV, visual project portfolio, and references to roel[at]cs.queensu.ca. Please attach a project proposal covering your motivation and research interests, and additional material strengthening your application. Tag your email with the subject line "Graduate Application".

About the Human Media Lab

The Human Media Lab is one of Canada's premier laboratories for high-tech research in Human-Computer Interaction. It employs a growing team of 12 students, postdocs and assistants that is housed in our new headquarters, designed by world-famous designer Karim Rashid (http://www.hml.queensu.ca/hml-by-karim-2/). The Human Media Lab is part of the School of Computing, one of the top five departments in Computing in Canada. Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada is ranked as one of the top 4 universities in Canada. The City of Kingston is located in the beautiful Thousand Islands region of Ontario, equidistant to Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa (http://goo.gl/maps/Wgpng).

Other links

Information about Queen's School of Computing's formal application procedure: http://www.cs.queensu.ca/students/graduate/ http://www.queensu.ca/sgs/prospective-students/application-process

For an Discovery Channel documentary on the HML facilities, visit http://watch.discoverychannel.ca/#clip670943

For more information about Organic User Interfaces visit http://www.organicui.org
Information about Queen's University and living in Kingston, Ontario: http://www.queensu.ca/ http://tourism.kingstoncanada.com/

Monday, 2 December 2013

Assistant Professor Positions at Simon Fraser University


The School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level. A Ph.D. in Computer Science or related discipline is required, with a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching. The School is seeking to fill positions in computational biology and big data science to support its recently established Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) positions. The School is searching for candidates in the areas of algorithms, data mining, genomics, machine learning and systems. Exceptional candidates in other related areas will also be considered. 

Simon Fraser University is consistently one of the top-ranked comprehensive universities in Canada, and the School of Computing Science is one of the leading Canadian computer science departments. The School currently has approximately 200 Ph.D. and M.Sc. students, more than 1200 undergraduate majors, and 53 faculty members. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.hml 

The application deadline is January 15, 2014. Applications may be considered beyond this date, or until the position is filled. For additional information see www.cs.sfu.ca. The positions are subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors. 

To apply, submit your curriculum vitae, your research and teaching statement, and the names and email addresses of three referees at: 

http://www.cs.sfu.ca/about/job-opportunities.html 

School of Computing Science 
Simon Fraser University 
8888 University Drive 
British Columbia, Canada, V5A 1S6 

cs-faculty-search@cs.sfu.ca 

Tenure-Track Position in Computational Biology or Bioinformatics at U of T

The Department of Computer Science and the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research at the University of Toronto invite applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Computational Biology or Bioinformatics. The appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2014.

We seek an emerging researcher with an exceptional research record and excellent teaching credentials. The successful candidate is expected to pursue innovative research at the highest level; to establish a strong, externally funded research program; to have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching; and to participate actively in the Donnelly Centre and Department of Computer Science. Successful candidates will also have the opportunity to take advantage of the University's strengths in biology and bioinformatics—and computational, medical and biological sciences more broadly—and to facilitate further interaction with other units. To facilitate such interactions, the successful candidate will hold a joint appointment between the Department of Computer Science (51%) and the Donnelly Centre (49%). The candidate may also be nominated for a prestigious Tier II Canada Research Chair. For further information on these federally endowed Chairs see www.chairs.gc.ca.

The Department of Computer Science is an international leader in research and teaching, with recognized strength in most areas of computer science. The Donnelly Centre is an interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Toronto with the mandate to create a research environment that encourages integration of biology, computer science, engineering and chemistry, and that spans leading areas of biomedical research. Toronto is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, one of the most desirable in the world in which to work and live, and a major centre for advanced computer, medical and biological
technologies with strong ties to the University.

Applicants should apply online at http://academicjobsonline.com/ajo/jobs/3641, and include curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a research and teaching statement, and the names and email addresses of at least three references. Other supporting materials may also be included. Although we expect applicants to have a PhD and postdoctoral training in the computational sciences (computer science, computational biology and quantitative biology), exceptional candidates with recent or imminently-expected PhDs will be also considered.

Evidence of excellence in research and teaching is required. Salaries are competitive with our North American peers and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To receive full consideration, applications should be received by January 10, 2014.

For more information on the Department of Computer Science see: www.cs.toronto.edu and for the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research see: www.thedonnellycentre.utoronto.ca. For questions regarding this position, please contact Sara Burns at recruit@cs.toronto.edu.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Tenure-track Positions at U of T

The University of Toronto invites applications for three tenure-stream appointments in Computer Science at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointments will be with the tri-campus Graduate Department of Computer Science and its affiliated undergraduate departments:
  • Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, University of Toronto Mississauga: specific areas of interest include operating systems, networks, distributed systems, database systems, computer architecture, programming languages, and software engineering.
  • Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough: all areas of Computer Science.
  • Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto St. George: all areas of Computer Science that touch upon Big Data in the broadest possible sense-including but certainly not limited to theoretical foundations, algorithms, systems, software, applications and cross-disciplinary research. The candidate may also be nominated for a prestigious Tier II Canada Research Chair. For further information on these federally endowed Chairs see www.chairs.gc.ca.

All appointments will begin on July 1, 2014.

The University of Toronto is an international leader in computer science research and education. Successful candidates are expected to pursue innovative research at the highest level; to establish a strong, externally funded research program; to have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching; to contribute to the enrichment of undergraduate programs in their department; and to participate actively in the Graduate Department of Computer Science.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in computer science or a related field by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter. Evidence of excellence in teaching and research is required. Salaries are competitive with our North American peers and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should apply online through AcademicJobsOnline, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3615, and include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, research and teaching statements, and the names and email addresses of at least three references, who will upload confidential letters.

To receive full consideration, applications should be received by January 10, 2014.

For more information about Computer Science on the three campuses of the University of Toronto, see our websites (St George: web.cs.toronto.edu; UTM: www.utm.utoronto.ca/math-cs-stats; UTSC:
www.utsc.utoronto.ca/cms), or contact Sara Burns at recruit@cs.toronto.edu.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. The University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Lecturer Position at U of T

The Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto seeks an enthusiastic and innovative teacher for a full-time teaching-stream appointment in the field of Computer Science. The appointment will be at the rank of Lecturer and will begin on July 1, 2014.

We seek candidates who have a record of excellent teaching, possess the intellectual curiosity to pursue novel and innovative methods of thinking and teaching, and are interested in establishing a long-term teaching career with the Department. Candidates from all areas of Computer Science are invited to apply. Particular attention will be given to candidates with an interest in or experience teaching Software Engineering. Candidates must have a graduate degree (PhD preferred) in computer science or a related field by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter.

Responsibilities include undergraduate teaching, managing teaching assistants, developing course materials, and curriculum development. In addition, each faculty member has some responsibility for student recruitment and departmental administration.

Appointments at the rank of Lecturer may be renewed annually to a maximum of five years. In the fifth year of service, Lecturers shall be reviewed and a recommendation made with respect to promotion to the rank of Senior Lecturer. Senior Lecturers hold continuing appointments at the University. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should apply online at http://recruit.cs.toronto.edu/, and include curriculum vitae, a list of publications, statement of career goals and teaching philosophy, teaching dossier, and the names and email addresses of three to five referees who may be contacted to provide a letter of reference. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Sara Burns at recruit@cs.toronto.edu.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant group of Lecturers who are engaged in pedagogical and curricular innovations, development of new teaching technologies, and research in computer science education. For more information about the Department of Computer Science, please visit our home page at www.cs.toronto.edu.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Palantir Scholarship for Women in Technology

There’s a little more than a month left for current undergraduate and graduate students to apply for our scholarship for Women in Tech. If you know any current students that would be interested, please be sure to let them know about the opportunity! International students are eligible to apply. Applications are due 12/31.

If you’re interested in sharing the opportunity on social media, feel free to:

Questions about the scholarship? Reach out to scholarship@palantir.com

Google Scholarships

At Google, we believe information should be universally accessible.  Our education and scholarship programs aim to inspire and help students become future leaders in computing and technology by breaking down the barriers that prevent them from entering these fields.  If selected, scholarship recipients will each receive a $5,000 CAD scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year and be invited to attend the all-expense paid Annual Google Scholars' Retreat at the Googleplex this summer.  Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of applicants' academic background, leadership, and demonstrated passion for computer science.
 
Please see below for a list of open scholarships.  All scholarship applications are due on December 2, 2013.
 
Google Anita Borg Scholarship is open to current female undergraduate or graduate students who will be studying at a university in the United States or Canada for the 2014-2015 academic year.
 
Generation Google Scholarship is open to current undergraduate or graduate students from an underrepresented background in computer science who will be studying at a university in United States or Canada for the 2014-2015 academic year.
 
Google Lime Scholarship is open to current undergraduate or graduate students with disabilities who will be studying at a university in United States or Canada for the 2014-2015 academic year.
 

For complete details on all of our scholarships, please visit www.google.com/students/scholarships.

Position at PumpUp

PumpUp is a local startup based in the VeloCity Garage that came out of the University of Waterloo. We're looking for a full stack web developer (our app is HTML5), here is a link to our hiring page with more details on the position. Ideally the student is about to graduate or recently had graduated.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Call out for volunteers! CS4U DAY

Help students in grades 8 - 12 learn about computer science at Waterloo. Lectures and hands-on activities will be led by our talented faculty.


Event details:
Wednesday, December 4
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Volunteers will receive a free CS t-shirt and lunch - 20 volunteers are needed!

An volunteer orientation session will be taking place on Wednesday, November 27 from 4:30 – 5:30 pm in DC1304.

For more information, please contact Nick Murphy
Email: cs-ur-co@uwaterloo.ca

Accelerated Masters (BMath/MMath or BCS/MMath)

Get a head start on your Masters degree with the fast track option by taking two graduate courses in your fourth year. All computer science and math programs are eligible. Waterloo students only.

Enroll in the fast track option is you have
  • A flexible fourth year schedule
  • Demonstrated experience as a Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA)
  • Involvement in professional research 
All of our URA position are available online: cs.uwaterloo.ca/ura


For more information on the fast track option, visit cs.uwaterloo.ca/future-graduate-students/applying-admissions

CS Graduate Ambassador Program

Considering graduate studies in CS at Waterloo? Speak with one of our Graduate Ambassadors to learn more out about programs, research, projects, student life, and more! They are looking forward to your questions. cs.uwaterloo.ca/gap

Thursday, 14 November 2013

FounderExpo Event in Kitchener-Waterloo

FounderExpo gathers student entrepreneurs from universities and gives them the opportunity to pitch to VCs one on one. Whether students have an existing businesses, a prototype built, or a simple idea, FounderExpo provides them with the opportunity to pitch a VC for a seed investment. VCs and mentors from OMERS, MaRS, the BDC  and other funds will be in attendance.

What: FounderExpo Kitchener-Waterloo
When: Monday, Nov 25 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EST)
Where: Google Waterloo offices at 151 Charles Street West




Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Women's Self-Defense Workshop (available to women only)

Sunday, November 17
7 – 9 pm
CIF Studio


Practice the basics of self-defense and learn and escape tactics in situations of sexual harassment. Exercises will be practiced in pairs so bring a friend or make a new one!


Register to secure your spot!

You++ Mini Conference, Hosted by WISTEM

Saturday, November 16
10 am – 2 pm
QNC Atrium

Tickets: $5.00 (Reserve a spot). Includes lunch and admission entry.

Upgrade both your technical and soft skills; learn about technology's role in today's global politics from guest speaker Sheldon Fernandez, co-founder & VP of Engineering at Infusion, and CTO of PersonIf; build your networking skills; and attend a Visual Basics for Applications (VBA) workshop led by an upper-year CFM student.


BYOL (Bring your own laptop) or email to have one provided.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

W14 Digital History Course




Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering Program Online Information Session for Students from Canada, November 13

Dear students,
 
If you are interested in careers in industry after you graduate, the Berkeley MFE wants to speak with you. 
 
The Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering program invites you to join an upcoming online information session for students in Canada.  During our session, you will meet Berkeley MFE Executive Director Linda Kreitzman and admissions staff, who will answer your questions and conduct resume reviews.  Submit your resume prior to the session for an on-the-spot assessment of your skills!
 
For more information and to RSVP, see the details below:
 
Berkeley MFE Information Session for students in Canada
November 13, 2013
10:00 AM Pacific (West Coast) time: Online information session and Q&A with executive director Linda Kreitzman and MFE staff; resume reviews. 
Please RSVP at bit.ly/1arXlR0.
 
We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events.  If you have questions about the Berkeley MFE, please do not hesitate to contact us. 
 
Kind regards,
 
The Berkeley MFE Admissions Team
+1 (510) 642-4417
mfe@haas.berkeley.edu

Monday, 4 November 2013

MindSumo: Prizes, Jobs & Internships for CS Students from RetailMeNot, SIG & More

We recently added several more great opportunities for computer science students to test their skills, win cash prizes and prove themselves as job and internship candidates.

Can you please forward these opportunities to your CS students? All they need to do to participate is sign up at www.MindSumo.com

RetailMeNot Challenge: Help our users figure out if coupons are still valid
Susquehanna International Group Challenge: Uncover the highest quality GitHub repositories
New Kayak Challenge: Help stranded travelers find nearby attraction
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Microsoft Tech Talk

Hi!

Microsoft is hosting a Tech Talk discussing their creation of Xbox 360’s web browser! The talk is presented by Arnab, a senior software engineer in the Platform engineering team at Xbox. He will be talking about the application development model for the Xbox 360, and the unique challenges that went into creating a browser for the 360. Don't miss the event on Thursday November 7th from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm in Festive Room – SCH.

Come prepared for a deep dive into IE9 on the Xbox 360.

Bring your resume for a chance to win a Surface RT.  See you on November 7th!

Harris Rasheed
Microsoft Student Partner

Friday, 1 November 2013

UofT: Molecular Genetics Information Sessions

The Molecular Genetics Dept at U of T (http://www.moleculargenetics.utoronto.ca/index/) is hosting two graduate information sessions on November 15 and 19  that are open to all undergraduates and/or MSc students interested in exploring graduate opportunities at U of T.  Our department encompasses almost 100 different labs and we're particularly interested in recruiting undergraduates with diverse science backgrounds including biology, biochemistry, chemistry, mathematics, bioinformatics and computer sciences.

For anyone not interested in traveling to TO, there's also a link to a pre-recorded session:  http://j.mp/mogen-uoft

Many thanks,

Bri Lavoie,
MoGen recruitment committee co-chair




Join us to learn more about MoGen’s M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs and the world-class research opportunities we offer our students. Or watch a pre-recorded session at http://j.mp/mogen-uoft

Graduate Studies Information sessions
Fri Nov 15, noon-1 pm (Moved to November 22 due to a conflict.)
CCBR Red Room
160 College St

Wed Nov 19, 3-4 pm
MSB 2173
1 King's College Circle


Application information: http://j.mp/apply2mogen

Thursday, 31 October 2013

UBC MMinOR information session

Dear students,

The Sauder School of Business would like to invite you to participate in an online information session for the Masters of Management in Operations Research. This is a great way to learn about one of the masters programs available to you at UBC. We have attached the official invite for you with dates, RSVP information etc. The online info-session is THIS FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1, from 230-330pm. The best email to reach us at is: info@coe.ubc.ca

Cheers!




 Master of Management in Operations Research Online Information Session – Friday November 1, 2013 

Dear students,

You are cordially invited to join in an upcoming online information session on our UBC Master of Management in Operations Research (MM in OR) program: Friday, November 1, 2013 2:30 m - 3:30 pm (Pacific Standard Time) 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm (Eastern Standard Time) 

The 16-month UBC MM in OR program trains students to become professional business analysts by providing rigorous technical fundamentals, practical consulting skills, and real-world problem solving experience. The program is an ideal alternative to an MBA for technically-oriented students looking for a professional business degree that utilizes their quantitative skills. 

Please RSVP with your name, email address and current program of study (or job title) to info@coe.ubc.ca by noon on Thursday Oct. 31. You will receive instructions on how to log in. 


  

Friday, 25 October 2013

IBM PhD fellowship deadline is October 29th

CS Grads:

  Please consider applying for the IBM PhD Fellowship that "honors exceptional Ph.D. students who have an interest in solving problems that are important to IBM and fundamental to innovation in many academic disciplines and areas of study." Details can be found at http://www.research.ibm.com/university/phdfellowship/ . Note that nominations should be submitted directly by a faculty member and you do not need to go through the grad office.

thanks,

S. Keshav
Graduate Director
Cheriton School of Computer Science

NSERC CGSM Scholarship Competition for 2014-2015

Deadline on-line:  8:00 pm December 1, 2013

Attention 4a and 4b students applying for Graduate Studies in 2014, please find information below about the NSERC CGS-Masters Competition.

Before you complete your application:
1. Check and ensure that you are ELIGIBLE to apply.
2. Start talking to some faculty members about getting 2 references.
3. Check to see how and when transcripts must be ordered

______________________________________________________________

NSERC CGSM Scholarship Competition for 2014-2015
On-line Deadline:   December 1, 2013  8:00 pm
Via NSERC's on-line Research Portal https://portal-portail.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/

The web page below and its right hand menu will give you lots of information about the application procedures.  In particular, the sample CGS-M application and the instructions are easily available here. Be sure to read the instructions for the free form pages and follow them to the letter.

https://uwaterloo.ca/graduate-studies/awards-funding/external-awards/tri-council-cihr-nserc-sshrc-canada-graduate-scholarships

Ordering Transcripts:
https://uwaterloo.ca/graduate-studies/awards-funding/transcripts-scholarship-competitions#Tri-council%20CGS-M

References:
These must be able to support your application and referees need to be familiar with your work.  See the tips for selecting referees who can provide a strong refernce.

Q & A Session for NSERC CGSM applicants:
Wednesday, November 6th
DC 2585
10:30 - noon
Bring your questions/concerns and get feedback about your application.


NSERC CGSM Consultations
Wednesday Nov 20, 2013
Book a 15-minute appointment for us to review your draft application before final submission.  This will help you to submit a clean application. Once submitted, the application cannot be edited.
Email for appointment: paula.roser@uwaterloo.ca

NOTE: The NSERC CGS-M application will also be used to rank applicants for the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS).  No separate OGS application is required.

Contacts for more information:
Margaret Towell  mtowell@uwaterloo.ca
Paula Roser  paula.roser@uwaterloo.ca

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Rotman International Trading Competiton

The Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC) is an annual event where competing teams of students and faculty from across the globe participate in a unique three day conference.  This year it will be held from Thursday February 20th, 2014 to Saturday February 22nd, 2014.

RITC presents teams with challenges that are pertinent to current market trends. While past competitions have been very successful, they continually improve on past cases and introduce new ones. After adopting the Rotman Interactive Trader (RIT) platform in the 2006 competition and receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback, they strive further utilize RIT's newly added features to offer more variety in their trading cases and a better trading experience.

Not only will you have an opportunity to utilize your skills, knowledge, and acumen, but you will have the opportunity to meet and network with faculty and students from around the globe!

We are looking for a team of students (5) who want to go and represent the University of Waterloo as the undergrad team.  This is a trading competition but is heavily slanted towards topics involving algo trading and that sort of thing.  We have had an undergrad team there for the last couple of years and have done well in past.

If you are interested in submitting an application either individually or as a a team of four individuals, please submit a short (1/2 page) informational statement as to why you want to go and please provide bios (with student numbers)  for each student.  You may construct your team from any faculty.  This may all be submitted to the Math Business Office (M3 2001) during regular business hours (Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.) by October 29, 2013.  Please note that if you need to submit them after hours please email us at mathbus@uwaterloo.ca and we shall ensure that there is an envelope left outside our office pinned to our bulletin board so you can slip it under the door.  The next day when we return we shall email you so that you can rest assured we have received it.

Please note that though you may submit a team it may be modified to incorporate other individuals if we perhaps see a better fit for the competition.

For more information and a great video please check out http://ritc.rotman.utoronto.ca<http://ritc.rotman.utoronto.ca/>/.

All the best and wishing you great success on your midterms,

Math Business and Accounting

Clark University Entry-Level Tenure Track Position

I would like to call your attention to an entry level tenure track position in Computer Science opening in the Math/CS department at Clark University (to start fall 2014).  I would be very grateful if you could please bring this to the attention of the School of Computer Science at Waterloo, and/or to relay it to any qualified individual that you think might be interested.

Details can be found at,

  http://jobs.acm.org/jobseeker/job/14969864/

We are interested in qualified applicants with expertise in applications in the areas of Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Vision, Computational Geometry, or Network Algorithms.

Clark has a number of interdisciplinary groups and programs in the social and natural sciences. Among others these include a group in Motion Planning, an Active Matter group, Geographical Information Science, and a growing Environmental Science program, as well as a computational cluster. Thus we are particularly interested in the the branches of CS listed above which have the potential to interact with these areas.

If there are any questions, please let me know.

Sincerely yours,

  -- Frederic Green.

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Professor                     web: http://babbage.clarku.edu/~fgreen
Math/CS, Clark University     phone: (508) 793-7410 (office)
Worcester, MA 01610                  (508) 793-7343 (dept. office)
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Monday, 21 October 2013

Montana State Computer Science Tenure-Track Position(s)

The Montana State University Computer Science Department is seeking to hire one (possibly more) tenure-track positions in either

(1) the broad area of big data - inclusive of data science, data management systems, analytics, social media, computational science, visualization, intelligent systems, security, etc.

(2) computer science education – someone who can research and implement best practices that attract, retain and graduate significantly larger numbers of students

Vacancy Ad: http://www.montana.edu/jobs/faculty/14-137

Our Department: http://www.cs.montana.edu/

If you would pass this information along to anyone who might enjoy working at a Carnegie Very High Research University (RU/VH) in beautiful Bozeman, Montana, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks.

Cheers,

John Paxton
Professor and Department Head
Computer Science Department
Montana State University

Friday, 18 October 2013

IOS Scholarship for Women in Technology

Job Number: 29421172
Santa Clara Valley, California, United States
Posted: Sep. 17, 2013
Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

The iOS Scholarship for Women in Technology is an opportunity for women to win a $10,000 scholarship to help pay for their education in the technology field.

Key Qualifications

Applicants must be in at least their sophomore year of college pursuing a bachelor’s degree, or enrolled in a master’s degree or PhD program in computer science or a related field. To apply for the iOS Scholarship for Women in Technology, applicants must submit their resume and app proposal (discussed below) to this posting as a single PDF by November 15, 2013.

Description

The iOS Scholarship for Women in Technology is an opportunity for women to win a $10,000 scholarship to help pay for their education in the technology field. 
  • Applicants for the scholarship will also be considered separately for an internship at Apple with the Apple iOS Engineering team
  • For more information about internships at Apple, go to www.apple.com/jobs/us/students.html
  • Winners will be notified by December 16, 2013.  

App proposal

Beyond just your resume, as part of your application you will also need to submit a detailed proposal for a new iPhone or iPad app that you’d like to develop. Be creative and consider all the technologies available to you on iOS. Your proposal should include a description of the following things:
  •     What is the purpose of the app? 
  •     What problem is the app solving? 
  •     Who is the target user for the app? 
  •     Describe the major user-level features of the app. 
  •     Describe the overall user interaction with the app. 

Feel free to include mockups of the user interface (screenshots or functional mockups) if that would help illustrate how the user would interact with it.  Please limit your proposal to no more than two pages and include it in the same file as your resume. Maximum file size is 2MB (PDF format is preferred). If you have any questions, please email iOSscholarship@apple.com

In order to be eligible to receive the scholarship, you must also accept a summer internship, if offered.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth College

The Dartmouth College Department of Computer Science invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions at the level of assistant professor. We seek candidates who will be excellent researchers and teachers in the areas of machine learning, computer graphics/digital arts, and theory/algorithms, although outstanding candidates in any area will be considered. We particularly seek candidates who will help lead, initiate, and participate in collaborative research projects both within Computer Science and involving other Dartmouth researchers, including those in other Arts & Sciences departments, Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and Tuck School of Business.

The department is home to 17 tenured and tenure-track faculty members and two research faculty members.  Research areas of the department encompass the areas of systems, security, vision, digital arts, algorithms, theory, robotics, and computational biology. The Computer Science department is in the School of Arts & Sciences, and it has strong Ph.D. and M.S. programs and outstanding undergraduate majors. The department is affiliated with Dartmouth's M.D.-Ph.D. program and has strong collaborations with Dartmouth's other schools.

Dartmouth College, a member of the Ivy League, is located in Hanover, New Hampshire (on the Vermont border). Dartmouth has a beautiful, historic campus, located in a scenic area on the Connecticut River. Recreational opportunities abound in all four seasons. With an even distribution of male and female students and over one third of the undergraduate student population members of minority groups, Dartmouth is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women and minorities.

To create an atmosphere supportive of research, Dartmouth offers new faculty members grants for research-related expenses, a quarter of sabbatical leave for each three academic years in residence, and flexible scheduling of teaching responsibilities.

Applicants are invited to submit application materials via Interfolio.  For the machine learning position, apply at http://apply.interfolio.com/23502; for the computer graphics/digital arts position, apply at http://apply.interfolio.com/23489; for the theory/algorithms position, apply at http://apply.interfolio.com/23503.  Upload a CV, research statement, and teaching statement, and request at least four references to upload letters of recommendation, at least one of which should comment on teaching. Email facsearch14@cs.dartmouth.edu with any questions.

Application review will begin November 1, 2013, and continue until the positions are filled.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Two CS faculty positions at Oakland University

OAKLAND UNIVERSITY
COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
Tenure-track Faculty Positions
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering needs to fill two tenure-track assistant professor positions. Both positions will begin on August 15, 2014. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a closely related field by the appointment date. Candidates must show exceptional promise in both research and teaching. Desired areas of interest include software engineering, algorithms, programming languages and parallel computing. Only applicants whose research and teaching interests fall under these or very closely related areas will be considered.
Applications should be submitted by November 15, 2013. Applicants should upload a letter of intent, a statement of research, a statement of teaching, resume, and information of three references at http://academicjobs.oakland.edu/postings/790. The teaching statement should include a list of undergraduate and graduate courses that the applicant will be willing to teach as well as outlines of two courses that the applicant would like to introduce. Information about the current courses offered by the department is available on departmental website at http://www.cse.secs.oakland.edu.
The department is currently offering BSc. Degrees in Computer Science and in Information Technology, MSc. degrees in Computer Science and in Software Engineering and Information Technology, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Informatics.
For information about the department and Oakland University, please visit the respective homepages.
Oakland University is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented minorities in the STEM fields.

Scholarship Opportunity from CIBC and Student Life Network

The Student Life Network, in collaboration with CIBC, is currently offering a $20,000 scholarship for a current Canadian student.

The scholarship is not merit based and is open to all students. In addition to the $20,000 for school it contains a whole host of other awards that make a student¹s life easier.  

Students can register to win the scholarship here: http://canadasluckieststudent.com/ref/q

Last year, we offered a similar opportunity. Taylor Esselment from Hagersville, Ontario won a $20,000 GIC to help her pay off Computer Science her student debts. A re-cap video of our team telling her that she won can be viewed here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zi4knWo6tTo.


Kim Quinlan
Customer Service Representative

Tel: 416.461.0207 ext. 232
Twitter: @StudentLifeNet

Portfolio Management Accelerated Track for Senior Associates

Hedge Fund seeking top PhDs and MS graduates with strong engineering/math aptitude for unique entry-level systematic portfolio management opportunity.  Learn statistical arbitrage and algorithmic trading techniques from senior portfolio managers.
 
Job Responsibilities (include, but not limited to the following):
We are seeking individuals with outstanding academic background to join us as Senior Associate, Accelerated Portfolio Management Track. The successful candidates will work under the guidance of our highly successful portfolio managers and Chief Investment Officer. After gaining enough experience, Senior Associates will be promoted to Portfolio Manager, and begin to manage their own investment portfolio to generate profits. This is a unique entry level opportunity for high caliber individuals looking for an accelerated track to a highly rewarding career in systematic trading. Successful applicants will receive compensation commensurate with their experience and academic achievement.
Job Qualifications:
-       Ph.D. or M.S. degree from a top tier institution in a highly analytical field, such as Mathematics, Operations Research, Optimization, Electrical Engineering, Financial Engineering, Computer Science and Physics
-       Interest/background in finance, demonstrated by coursework in economics or finance
-       Solid programming skill (C++/Python/Perl) is a strong plus
-       Ability to work independently and innovate
-       Understanding of optimization theory and algorithms (including dynamic programming, large-scale linear and non-linear programming, interior point methods, genetic algorithms, simulated annealing and robust optimization) is a plus
-       Strong work ethic and drive to succeed
Job description:
 
PositionPre-trade quantitative researcher
 
Position Description: Working in a strong team which builds and implements statistical models for equity, futures, and FX markets. The position assumes conducting research, development and maintenance of mathematical/statistical models that can be used in the trading process and for post-trade analysis. These models are utilized as trading tools or to assess the performance of institutional clients through peer group comparison, performance analytics and cost attribution. The position will include maintenance and enhancements of existing transaction cost models (ACE and SCE) as well as statistical analysis of empirical execution data to help improve analytics and trading strategies. Only those with solid technical and modeling skills are encouraged to apply.
 
Responsibilities of the pre-trade researcher include:
  • working closely with the entire financial engineering group to conduct formal quantitative analyses from the research question formulation to presentation of outcomes, typically including written summaries and/or business recommendations;
  • formal modeling of risk, return, and trading cost profiles for equities and other asset classes;
  • maintenance and support of existing models and products;
  • project-specific guidance to other team members in performing analyses and maintenance;
·         identifying issues and areas in need of statistical analysis.
 
Educational and Professional Requirements: 
  • Ph.D. or M.S. in a quantitative field (e.g. applied mathematics, physics, computer science, etc.) Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.
  • A strong desire to develop and integrate quantitative skills within the required scope of designing and implementing analytic solutions.
  • Ability to translate research into usable, value-added tools and information.
  • Strong ability to effectively communicate quantitative topics and concepts.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of C/C++ a must.
  • Knowledge of Perl, R/S-Plus or other scripting languages preferred
  • Familiarity with Unix environment and general Unix tools preferred.
  • Familiarity with SQL or other databases desired.
  • Strong knowledge of applied statistics and probability theory.
·         Relevant research or professional experience in financial and market microstructure modeling is a plus but not needed
·         Highly self-disciplined, detail- and results-oriented.
 
Sr. Quantitative Algorithmic Developer for Systematic Trading Strategies
Main Function
 
The Quantitative Strategies Trading team is a proprietary trading desk that builds black box algorithmic systematic trading models. These automated algorithmic trading strategies are built using C++ running on Unix/Linux and are deployed within the firm’s data centers as well as multiple co-location sites. Excellent, cutting-edge technology is the key to the desk’s profitability. Low-latency speed/performance is a competitive advantage for the strategies – with financial market data event to trading order submission being measured in microseconds. These systematic strategies send millions of orders per day, so scalability and stability is vitally important.
As the group expands into more trading financial products and markets we have a need to hire highly skilled C++ developers who can develop/code high speed trading products under tight deadlines. It would also be an advantage for the candidate to be experienced with and able to understand trading models in order that they can be implemented in our systematic strategy framework.
It is likely that in his or her role, the candidate will be developing new equity systematic trading infrastructure and many other areas associated with high speed/high frequency, low latency trading. Candidates will be responsible for the maintenance of the high performance trading infrastructure in the form of our low-latency systematic trading and market data drivers. In addition, the candidate will be comfortable working in a rapidly changing environment with short deadlines and a need for high quality reliable deliverables.
Personal Requirements
Basic Qualifications:
·         Bachelors Degree in Mathematics, Engineering or Computer Science
·         7+ years C/C++ development experience on Unix/Linux
·         7+ years knowledge of equity trading and financial market data interfaces
·         7+ years understanding of code optimization and high performing trading, low latency applications
Preferred Qualifications:  
·         PhD/Masters -Advanced degree in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or Computer Science
·         Team Player capable of developing industrial, high performance strength software components
·         Experience of developing financial market interfaces or market data handlers
·         Good knowledge and understanding of systematic algorithmic trading
·         Ability to convert quantitative algorithm trading design into code
·         Unix/Linux Shell scripts
·         Python scripting
·         US equities and futures market microstructure
·         Experience of developing against US equities and futures APIs
·         FIX 4.x/5.x protocol
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Quantitative Data Analyst for Model Validation Testing (Algorithmic Trading)
 
This financial company is a private institutional investment management complex consisting of an international team of researchers, traders and technologists who constantly work toward even greater quantification and automation in the development of its trading processes. Continuously evolving for ever-greater efficiency enables us to trade today the way others will tomorrow.
 
We are seeking a Quantitative Data analyst for Model Testing to implement and maintains various quality tests and production systems on our quantitative trading models. These trading models are building blocks of our trading strategies.
 
Job Responsibilities (include, but not limited to the following):
- Work with Trading/Research departments in designing and formulating the model validation rules and production procedures
- Implement the rules and procedures in an object-oriented framework, via Perl, Python or
C++
- Provide level 2 support of issues regarding model tests and production
- Collect and analyze statistics on trading models and devise approach to improve the test/production procedures
- Produce reports on models regarding their status in the validation or production process
- Design and implement user interface (web based) to interact with Trading/Research departments on model submission and validation
 
Job Qualifications:
- Be Interested in applying technology to real situation, comfortable working in fast paced working environment, detail oriented and capable performing task under time pressure
- Possess effective problem solving both independently or as a member of a team
- Have good communication skills: must be fluent in English, spoken and written
- Possess a background in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Physics, with minimum  Master’s degree. Proof of a good academic record (such as GPA or other relevant test scores)
- Have experience working under Linux environment, familiar with Vi or Emacs for editing files under the command line
- Have experienced with programming in C/C++, familiar with common algorithms and data structures (binary tree, sorting, etc), Object Oriented programming and design patterns.
Familiar with compilers, debuggers under Linux (gcc, g++, gdb).
- Have experience with scripting languages, such as Perl, Python, and shell scripting
- Possess knowledge of basic statistics/probability, familiar with concepts such as   correlation, standard deviation and how to calculate
- Interface with database (such as MySQL)
 
 
Credit Risk Manager for Regulatory Risk Management
Education Level: Master's Degree or PhD Degree
Description
 
Job Description:
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
 
·         Develop advanced credit risk capital, stress testing and loss forecasting models for banking products, and wholesale and retail credit portfolios.
·         Utilize SAS, SQL, VB, C/C++ and MS Excel to perform advanced statistical analysis and develop mathematical models to predict credit quality migration, obligor default risk, loss severity and portfolio risk. 
·         Utilize knowledge of risk assessment, risk monitoring and risk models and techniques to develop, test, document, and enhance portfolio models, visualization and diagnostic tools for testing model robustness, stability and performance. 
·         Research and analyze financial loss data, and issue special reports identifying risk drivers, estimating financial risk and measuring model risk.   
·         Perform reliability analysis and quality control of modeling datasets and model results.  Develop and maintain technical documentation for methodologies and applications; including project plans, model descriptions, mathematical derivations, data analysis, process and quality controls.  Support the implementation of analytical tools by reporting functions, and the migration of models to the production environment. 
·         Facilitate cross-functional dialogue with business and clients to improve risk reporting and internal and external regulatory compliance. 
·         Actively participate in the analysis and interpretation of results, incorporating feedback as appropriate into models and metrics. 
·         Provide timely and accurate response to clients, management and regulators.  Participate in discussions with model validation, internal and external audits and regulatory reviews. 
·         Prepare and deliver training materials, presentations and reports on credit risk analytics for technical and non-technical audiences.
 
Qualifications:
 
·         Master’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Finance, Engineering or Science; and three (5) years of experience in the job offered or a related position. 
·         Professional experience must include having developed or performed the following items: 
·         Advanced mathematical and statistical financial modeling, data analysis and visualization, hypothesis testing and numerical implementation of risk models and statistical tests using SAS, SQL, VB, C/C++ and/or MS Excel tools; 
·         5 years experience in modeling banking products, risk analytics for wholesale and retail credit portfolios, survival models, credit quality migration, loss severity, credit risk or related areas; 
·         Working knowledge of credit data reliability analysis, data quality controls, processing of large datasets and databases, and data segmentation;  Project coordination across analytical, reporting, and production teams; 
·         Developing and maintaining detailed technical documentation for models, model validation and model controls, project plans and processes; 
·         Working knowledge of regulatory requirements and industry practices for credit risk models and stress testing;  Data extractions from databases and large datasets, data quality controls and integration of multiple datasets; 
·         Algorithms to process and analyze large and complex datasets utilizing SAS in Unix and Windows environments, and SQL, VB, MS Excel and/or C/C++; 
·         Statistical analysis, data modeling, hypothesis testing and data visualization;  
·         Multi-dimensional segmentation of data for modeling purposes; 
·         Model driver identification, model design, data regressions and risk model fitting;  Statistical significance test design, hypothesis testing and model performance metrics; 
·         Writing and reviewing technical model documentation for risk models; 
·         Measurement of credit risk and credit risk analysis; and Implementation, testing, validation and documentation of models for risk management purposes.   Excellent communication skills.

 To answer your questions below:
(1)     can have either Java or C++ but need to be strong in one or the other
(2)    should have experience Data Mining SAS
(3)    needs to have 3-5 years of experience as the position is VP level
(4)   should have a masters or PHD in a related field
(5)    Retail/ Econometric or credit model experience is a plus
(6)   Does not need to come from banking industry
Jason Vu
 
The Leverage Group
139 East 23rd Street
New York, NY  10010
Ph. 201-839-6319
permanent email:  hungvu@hotmail.com