Thursday, 24 July 2014

MindSumo Programming Challenges

Dear Students,

Please take a look at the  MindSumo [http://www.mindsumo.com] challenges linked below. MindSumo challenges are a great opportunity to get work experience by applying the skills you're learning in classes, win cash prizes, and prove yourself to potential employers. All you need to do to participate is sign up for MindSumo using the button in the top right on any page. To learn more, watch their 45 second video [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQ1ssyXoL_E].

Pearson Challenge: [https://www.mindsumo.com/contests/help-college-students-keep-their-math-skills-sharp] Propose an app to help college students keep their math skills sharp, $1000 in prizes

KiLife Tech Challenge: [https://www.mindsumo.com/contests/help-us-design-cutting-edge-wearable-devices-for-children] Develop cutting edge, wearable devices for children, $1000 in prizes

Any questions can be directed to aaron@mindsumo.com

Direct Links:

https://www.mindsumo.com

https://www.mindsumo.com/contests/help-college-students-keep-their-math-skills-sharp

https://www.mindsumo.com/contests/help-us-design-cutting-edge-wearable-devices-for-children

http://youtu.be/sQ1ssyXoL_E

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

WICS unFOCUS GROUP and SOCIAL EVENT!

Take a break to mingle with female students in your program and help lead new ideas to recruit future female students. Discussions will take place around future recruitment events and activities in an informal setting - no idea is a bad idea! Come prepared to share and discuss.

Monday, July 21
4:00 - 6:00 pm
DC3336 (CS Lounge)
Female students only; preferably in computer science

FREE dinner and gelato
* Dinner provided by Zoup: http://www.zoup.com/
* Gelato provided by Christopher's Gelato

RSVP by Sunday, July 20 to participate! Please indicate any dietary restrictions.


Can't make it in person? Consider Skyping!

Contact Heather Steinmetz for more information | h2steinm@uwaterloo.ca | DC2119 
| ext. 35144

Heather Steinmetz
Recruitment Coordinator
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
University of Waterloo
519-888-4567, ext. 35144

Monday, 14 July 2014

Cisco Information Session (July 14)

If you are graduating in the summer of 2015 or have recently graduated (within 12 months), this post is for YOU!

Cisco is looking to hire dozens of new graduates from Waterloo in the next year. If you have interest in software development/ technical marketing and have a great personality, drop by our info session and come talk to us!

Cisco will be on campus July 14th at DC1301 from 5-7PM with free food, swag and a tablet raffle!

Remember to bring your updated resume to enter the raffle draw! Visit cisco.com/careers for more detail.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Yachay Tech University (Ecuador): Lecturers in Mathematics and Logics

Yachay Tech University is undergoing an intensive recruiting process searching for the initial faculty team of lecturers and instructors. Currently, the main recruitment areas include: Mathematics and Logics as well as Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The initial faculty will have the possibility to apply for a permanent professorial position and postulate for research projects. In addition, all levels of experience will be considered.

Yachay Tech University <http://www.computeroxy.com/announcement,a591.html> is an emblematic university with international projection, strategically located in the heart of Yachay, City of Knowledge in the province of Imbabura, in Ecuador.

The goal is the establishment of a University of excellence in research and training of highly specialized human talent, and with the vision to become a regional center of science and technology.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Doctorate degree (PhD) or equivalent in the area.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in academic teaching and research activities.
  • At least 5 indexed scientific publications.

The applications MUST include a cover letter summarizing the candidate's interests, relevant experience and a detailed curriculum vita. Applications <http://www.computeroxy.com/announcement,a591.html>

Monday, 7 July 2014

UNB - Post-doctorate in Information and Network Security

The Information Security Centre of Excellence (ISCX), University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada is seeking a full-time postdoctoral fellow to work with the Centre to carry out research, design and development for the Intelligent Tools for an Automated Security Analysis and Risk Management for Large-Scale Systems project. The proposed toolset will incorporate a set of techniques for automated risk identification, security assessment and mitigation planning. Within this toolset a risk management methodology will be provided to support a process of identifying system threats and assessing the corresponding risks. The risk management toolset will also be equipped with means to trace and analyze roots of these threats for proper selection of follow-up mitigation strategies. This project is funded under the Atlantic Innovation Foundation program. For more information about ISCX, please see www.iscx.ca.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. and expertise in one or both of following research areas:
  • Information and Network Security, and network technologies and tools.
  • Machine learning and data mining techniques and tools.


The following skills and experiences are very helpful:
  • Development under Linux operating system
  • Malware detection and analysis concepts and tools


Successful applicants will assist in one or more of following tasks:
  • Developing novel learning and mining techniques for malware detection and analysis
  • Develop security data-mining approaches for risk mitigation, automated understanding and predictive analytics.
  • Preparing technical documents and writing and submitting the research results for publication.


The post-doc appointment is for two years and can be extended for two more year depending upon the availability of funding.

Applications will be considered until the available position is filled. To apply send your curriculum vita that includes: 1) Research experience; two representative publications; proof of language proficiency (international applicants); and, contact information (email, address, phone) of three references to:

Ali Ghorbani
Professor and Dean
Faculty of Computer Science
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, NB, E3B 5A3
Tel: (506) 458- 7265 Fax: (506) 453-3566

Email: ghorbani@unb.ca

UNB - Cyber Security Research Associate

The Information Security Centre of Excellence (ISCX) at the Faculty of Computer Science, University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton Campus invites application for a Research Associate in the field of Cyber Security. The successful candidate will work with the members of ISCX to conduct original research, design, and development for the Intelligent Tools for an Automated Security Analysis and Risk Management for Large-Scale Systems project. This project will be carried out in collaboration with IBM Security Division and is mainly funded under the Atlantic Innovation Foundation (AIF) program. For more information on the project and ISCX, please see www.iscx.ca.

To be considered for the position the applicant should have a PhD degree in Computer Science. Some postdoctoral research experience is an asset. Good oral and written communication skills and the ability to work on a team project are essential.

This is a full-time position, available as of October 1, 2014 and will initially be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for three more years. Salary will depend upon the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.

Interested applicants should submit a covering letter, along with a resume, and the name, address, phone and e-email addresses of three academic references. Review of applications will begin in August 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application packages should be directed to:

Dr. Ali Ghorbani, Dean and
Director of Information Security Centre of Excellence
Faculty of Computer Science
University of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 4400
Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3
Email: ghorbani@unb.ca (with subject line marked as “ISCX Research Associate Position”)

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Applicants should indicate current citizenship status.

THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK IS COMMITTED TO THE PRINCIPLE OF EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.

Advancement Services & Database Manager (Cresent School)

Founded in 1913, Crescent is an independent school for boys from grades 3 - 12, located on a park-like 30 acre campus in midtown Toronto.  Our students are encouraged to strive for excellence, and to develop their talents in the areas of academics, arts and athletics. Faculty and staff alike model Crescent’s core values of respect, responsibility, compassion and honesty as we foster the development of our graduates to men of character from boys of promise.

We invite applications for the position of: Advancement Services & Database Manager

Reporting to the Director of Advancement, you will join the Advancement Team with the important responsibility for ensuring the quality of Crescent School’s Advancement database and the fundraising and friend raising research extracted from that database. You are a quick learner and team player with programming skills, the ability to analyze data and financial information and an interest in the technological side of business. You are also a strategic thinker generating new and innovative ideas of how to streamline processes for better efficiency, as well as overseeing the day to day management of the Advancement Office’s database.

Your responsibilities will include both the execution and management of:

  • Maintaining and updating all constituent information within Raiser’s Edge
  • Producing complex queries and exports in support of various Advancement, Alumni, Finance and Admissions activities
  • Recording all gift intentions and gift entries in Raiser’s Edge and preparing and mailing all gift receipts and reminders to constituents on a timely basis
  • Liaising with Finance to produce projections, reports, and documentation as requested, including the annual audits of Crescent School and The Crescent School Foundation
  • Preparing data reports for the purposes of analysis – both fundraising and financial, and merges for Crescent’s direct mail, invitations and communication pieces
  •  Reporting on financial progress of all campaigns
  • Recommending procedures and solutions for accuracy, integrity and efficiency of the database program
  • Helping to develop additional databases, as needed, for programs like Mentoring and others
  • Providing Raiser’s Edge support and advice to the Advancement Team

As an ideal candidate you will possess:

  •  University or College Degree or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of and preferably experience in the institutional advancement field, or a related field
  • Proficient experience in Raiser’s Edge 7 software, excellent computer and database management skills, proficient in MS Office applications, notably MS Excel
  • Understanding of HTML and an on-line constituent database an asset
  • General or web programming skills
  • Experience with Financial and data analysis
  • A general interest in technology
  • Blackbaud certified would be an asset
  • Understanding of the independent school environment an asset
  • Knowledge and practices compliant with CRA rules and regulations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a service orientation, ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work, deal with interruptions, spontaneous requests and manage several tasks simultaneously
  • Demonstrated tact, diplomacy and discretion
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proactive resourcefulness, flexibility, the ability to problem-solve and work under pressure.

Accommodation for job applicants with disabilities is available upon request.

For further information about Crescent School and employment opportunities please visit our website at www.crescentschool.org.

We thank all candidates in advance. Only those being offered an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Tenure track position in computer games and virtual worlds (Concordia University)


The Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science (ENCS) at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for a tenure‐track strategic hire position in the area of Computer Games and Virtual Worlds for appointment in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSE). The CSE department has an active research group in 3D Graphics in addition to a highly popular Computer Games degree option at the undergraduate level. The goal of the strategic hire program is to augment existing research capacity in the department through high profile interdisciplinary research in collaboration with members of Concordia’s Technoculture, Art and Games Research Centre (TAG). The successful candidate will receive an attractive research support and teaching package. For additional information about ENCS, CSE and TAG see www.encs.concordia.ca, www.cse.concordia.ca and www.tag.hexagram.ca.

Applicants must have a PhD in computer science, software engineering or computer engineering or a related area and also possess research and development expertise in the area of computer games, 3D graphics and virtual worlds. A successful candidate is expected to provide academic leadership, establish a strong externally funded research program, demonstrated abilities to work in collaborative multidisciplinary settings and teach/develop both undergraduate and graduate courses. Strong commitment to the supervision of graduate student research and to excellence in teaching are essential.

Relevant industrial experience is an asset. Excellent communication skills are required. Membership or eligibility for membership in a Canadian professional engineering association, preferably in the province of Quebec, is required.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Concordia is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of asexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification.

Applications should consist of a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement concerning teaching and research interests, and the names of at least three referees. This appointment is expected to commence in the summer of 2015. Review of the applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only short‐listed applicants will be notified.


Electronic applications are preferred and should be sent no later than December 1, 2014 to:

Dr. Sudhir Mudur, Chair
Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
mudur@cse.concordia.ca