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Nanjing University Scholarship

Here is the link to the Nanjing Scholarship Announcement and Application Form, please help forward to the related person in your faculty who can send the information to all students in your faculty. http://www.scc.uwaterloo.ca/CampusLifeandEvents/CampusLifeandEvents-NJU-Scholarship.html I appreciate your help. Suping -- Suping Zhao BA, MA International Relations Specialist Waterloo International, Needles Hall University of Waterloo Tel: (519) 888-4567 ext. 35486 Fax: (519) 888-4355 http://www.international.uwaterloo.ca

2013 grad photos last call

The Math Yearbook deadline has been extended to March 15th and the class composite deadline to April 12th. This deadline applies to students who complete their degree requirements in either December 2012, April 2013 or August 2013. If you haven't already had your photos taken with us, please see our website to book your graduation portrait appointment (our schedule will fill up VERY quickly!); www.lifetouch.ca/waterloo Please direct any questions to Rebecca at waterlooquestions@lifetouch.com or 519-888-4567 ext. 37539. We hope to see you soon, Rebecca Wagner Lifetouch Photography Student Life Centre The University of Waterloo 519-888-4567 Ext. 37539 www.lifetouch.ca/waterloo

Next local ACM-style programming contest March 3

The next Waterloo-local ACM-style programming contest will be held on Sunday, March 3 in MC 3022. All members of the UW community are invited to try their programming skill in Scheme, C, C++, Java, or Pascal. For full details and online registration, please see: http://acm.student.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~acm00/ 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 3022. 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.

Fall 2013 Liaison Officer Hiring

Hello everyone, Once again it is time to start hiring for liaison officers for a four month contract for Fall 2013. Liaison officers often offer prospective students their first impression of uWaterloo. This is an incredible opportunity to travel across Ontario to share your experiences along with the uWaterloo experience to our fall class of 2014. We are looking for outgoing, charismatic student leaders who have loved their Waterloo experience. These individuals need to be mature, confident, positive, and have excellent speaking abilities. The ability to think on their feet, relate positively to a variety of different people, be a problem solver, and a team player are also important assets. Applicants also need to have a valid driver's license and be comfortable with independent travel to a variety of places in Ontario and across the country. The position is a contract beginning August 1st, 2013 and ending November 29th 2013. The first six weeks will involve an intensive tra…

Hold the date: 3 minute thesis competition Math Faculty heats at 3pm on Friday, March 1

This year UW is organizing a university-wide competition to profile grad student research. This Three Minute Thesis competition restricts graduate students to presenting their research in three minutes (no more) in plain English with the help of one static slide (no other props) before a panel of judges and members of the wider community The competition began in Australia, at the University of Queensland, but has now spread internationally. In Canada, UBC, Queen's, Western, McMaster and others have been involved over the past couple of years. 17 intrepid graduate students from the Faculty of Math have signed up for a two-hour heat to be held at 3pm on Friday, March 1 in DC 1304. Please attend to cheer the students and to (quickly!) learn about the breadth of research being done in our faculty. Refreshments will be provided.

Summer Research Internship at Columbia Business School

June 2–August 3, 2013
The ProgramThis is an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to conduct research projects in finance, economics, marketing, management, decision making, and data analytics.Students work one-on-one with leading faculty and researchers and apply analytical and quantitative skills in an intellectually stimulating environment.There are ample opportunities for intellectual growth and development.On-campus housing and a stipend for other expenses will be provided. RequirementsBachelor’s candidate, preferably in junior year.Studying economics, business, statistics, mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, or other quantitative/analytical fields.Enthusiasm for research and intellectual curiosity is essential.Familiarity with statistical software, computational packages, scripting languages, databases, or general programming languages. ApplyApplications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so apply ASAPFor more information, visit http://www.columbia.edu/~…

Computer Science Upper Year Course Information Session

Information on all fourth-year and optional third-year courses. Differences among courses explained. Advice on preparation for upper-year specialization (e.g. what courses to choose to prepare for graphics, AI). 

                    Monday, February 25                      3:30-~5:00pm, DC1302 
Refreshments will be provided.

March Break Open House: Call for Volunteers

Call for Volunteers! March Break Open House Tuesday, March 12 (PAC and SLC) Wednesday, March 13 (SLC) 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Volunteers will receive a CS t-shirt and free lunch! Assist as a volunteer and help set up displays, lead lab tours, and speak with parents and future students. To sign up as a volunteer, contact Florence Chan: In person: DC 2109 Email: cswcchan@uwaterloo.ca<mailto:cswcchan@uwaterloo.ca>

Intellectual Challenges for CS Students

I’m reaching out to you because I have awesome opportunities to share with the Computer Science students at Waterloo and would greatly appreciate your help to get the word out. My name is Aaron, and I'm a recent graduate working at MindSumo. <http://ht.ly/fewut> Our company’s goal is to connect students to potential employers through technical challenges. <http://ht.ly/fewut> We just added two new challenges specifically for Computer Science students with prizes and internships offered from Box.net and Kayak. Box’s challenge <https://www.mindsumo.com/contests/71> asks students to write an algorithm to improve the speed and accuracy for a search function and has $1000 in prizes. Kayak’s challenge <https://www.mindsumo.com/contests/72> offers about $600 in prizes and requires students to submit code or pseudocode that will work in conjunction with a weather API to determine the warmest locations for travelers planning their vacations. I know that Waterlo…

MGC Info Session - Class of 2013

The Math Grad Committee is hosting a graduation information session on: Monday February 11th 2013, from 5pm-6pm in MC 4021  Learn about the steps that you need to take in order to graduate!! There will be a speaker from the Tatham Centre, Lifetouch Photography and from Alumni Affairs.  There will also be free pizza and pop for all who attend!We hope to see you all there!

PostDoc/Programmer for NSF Project on Influence in Science

An NSF funded project at the University of Chicago, “Tracing Influence & Predicting Impact in Science,” invites applications for a Postdoc Scholar or Programmer position. The Postdoc or Programmer will be associated with the Knowledge Lab in the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago (www.uchicago.edu), one of the leading research universities in the United States. Each position will be for 3 years, contingent on annual reappointment.

This project develops new measures and models that assess and predict the impact of academic research on science, technology, and the public. Building on progress in the measurement of scientific and technological novelty, as well as phylogenetic models of evolution, advances in computational language understanding, and the increasing electronic availability of historical and contemporary scientific texts, this project creates computational tools to identify scientific claims, embed them in their historical, conceptual, and geographical c…

Programmers for Metaknowledge Network

The Metaknowledge Network, a multi-university research network, invites applications for two Senior Programmers. Both programmers will be based at the associated Knowledge Lab within the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago (www.uchicago.edu), one of the leading research universities in the United States. Each position will be for 3 years, contingent on annual reappointment.

Metaknowledge research is an exciting new interdisciplinary field that blends Big Data, complex systems methods, and computational social science with insights from sociological, anthropological, historical, and philosophical approaches in order to develop "knowledge about knowledge." The Network will bring together domain scientists (e.g., biology, physics, social science) with computer scientists who have a history of building novel computational tools for complex data extraction, modeling and analysis. Network researchers will develop new tools to investigate the knowledge-making process…

PostDocs for Metaknowledge Network

The Metaknowledge Network, a multi-university research network, invites applications for two Postdoctoral Scholar positions. Both postdoctoral scholars will be based at the associated Knowledge Lab within the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago (www.uchicago.edu), one of the leading research universities in the United States. Each position will be for 3 years, contingent on annual reappointment.

Metaknowledge research is an exciting new interdisciplinary field that blends Big Data, complex systems methods, and computational social science with sociological, anthropological, historical, and philosophical approaches in order to develop "knowledge about knowledge" (see J.A. Evans and J.G. Foster, Science  331, 721 (2011)). The Network will investigate the knowledge-making processes that give current knowledge its shape and limits, and thereby develop new approaches to go beyond those limits and address new questions. Recent metaknowledge projects by Network schol…

Network Administrator Job profile and description

The network administrator is responsible for setting up, installing and monitoring networks (LAN and WAN). The incumbent will perform a wide variety of evaluation, maintenance, installation, and training tasks to ensure computer network performance meets company and user requirements. Generous remuneration commensurate with experience, 2 weeks’ vacation to start, benefits and semi-annual bonus package.  Primary Duties and Responsibilities Acting Situation Manager to repair and reform unplanned events that adversely affect the network or computing environment.Network administrator supports, manages, and ensures operating capability of both the LAN and WAN networks (both wireless and wired) are up for all hours of operation.Ensuring hardware, software, and network upgrades, installs, re-installs, changes and relocations are efficiently completed as required.Installing, configuring, and maintaining PCs, customer workstations, servers, network cabling, WiFi systems and both Global and cus…

Paid Summer Internships for Underrepresented Students via CRA-W/CDC DREU

(DREU was known as the DMP from 1994-2008)
Application Deadline  February 15, 2013 The CRA-W/CDC Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU) Program matches promising undergraduates with a faculty mentor for a summer research experience at the faculty member's home institution. The objective of the DREU is to increase the number of women and students from underrepresented groups, including ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities, entering graduate studies in the fields of computer science and engineering.  The DREU experience is invaluable for students who are considering graduate school, providing them with a close-up view of what graduate school is really like and also increasing their competitiveness as an applicant for graduate admissions and fellowships.

Funding for the student consists of $7000 for the summer (10 weeks), plus relocation travel assistance when appropriate.  Additional funds may be available to support student conference travel, either d…