Friday, 27 March 2015

Wednesday, 11 March 2015



AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A 10-WEEK RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS is available in the area of Machine Learning. The program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and is offered by the Information Characterization & Exploitation (ICE) Laboratory at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) in Melbourne, Florida.

Machine Learning (ML) gradually evolved as a branch of Artificial Intelligence with its theory and applications positioned at the juncture of Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics and, even, Physics. Nowadays, ML’s role in successfully addressing hard, real-world technological challenges has become ever more current and central. Moreover, its presence and importance now permeates several aspects not only of cutting-edge technology such as computer vision, stock market prediction and big data analytics, but also our daily life through voice-driven searches on our smart phones or movie recommendations on video streaming services to name only a few.  

The program currently accepts applications in order to form a very diverse, multi-disciplinary cohort of nascent researchers for this summer. Minorities, women and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Without exceptions, applicants must be:
=> Majoring in an Engineering or Science discipline
=> US citizens or permanent residents
=> Undergraduates in good academic standing

=> Exposure to the exciting world of Machine Learning and its applications
=> Participate in a one-week crash course to familiarize yourself with Machine Learning
=> Work with experienced student mentors and experts in the field
=> Participate and contribute to cutting-edge Machine Learning research
=> Take part in visits to our local industry
=> Paid travel and accommodation expenses
=> Receive a competitive stipend for per diem expenses
=> Visit Central Florida venues such as Disney attractions and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
=> Meet new people
=> Make new friends

Application Deadline: March 31, 2015

For more information, visit our Web site at or contact:

Dr. Georgios C. Anagnostopoulos
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Florida Institute of Technology
150 West University Boulevard
Melbourne, Florida 32901-6975
Phone 321-674-7125 | Fax 321-674-8192

Monday, 9 March 2015

UW Algorithmic Trading Competition

Bloomberg has teamed up with UWFA and MFSA to host the first ever Code B: UW Algorithmic Trading Competition.  This is the perfect opportunity to show off your programming prowess and financial acumen.  Become the first UW Algorithmic Trading Champion and show us what you can build and how much money you can make in just 17 hours!  Registration is completely FREE, but hurry the last day to sign up is Wednesday March 18th by 3pm!

What is Code B?
Enter the world of high frequency trading where the smartest algorithms and best trading platforms make the most money.  At Code B, students compete to create the best trading platforms and algorithms from scratch using any programming language (Python, Java, C++etc.) with the goal of generating the most wealth by playing the market.

When is it?
The competition runs from 5pm Friday March 20th to 1pm Saturday March 21st.  The event will kick off with a Bloomberg Tech Talk. Hacking will take place in the studios of EV3; the new environment building on campus.  Tons of food and swag will be provided.  Several rounds of competitions will determine the winners Saturday morning.

Prizes for the top teams include Playstation 4’s and Parrot Drones.  Teams are predominantly scored based on their net worth at the end of the competition, however there may be additional prize categories including “Best Design”.

Want to Learn More?
Come to our information session on March 10th at 5pm in RCH 110 where Bloomberg representatives and UWFA/MFSA executives will speak more about the event and answer any questions.

Don’t forget to register at:<>

Or check out the Facebook event at:

SoCS March Graduate Open House

Are you interested in learning more about the Graduate Programs offered by the School of Computer Science, at the University of Guelph?

The SoCS invites you to join us for our March Graduate Open House.

Date: Thursday, March 19th, 2105
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Location: Reynolds Building Room 114

The SoCS Graduate Open House will give prospective students:

·   an opportunity to meet with faculty to discuss their interests and areas of research in Computer Science
·   explore whether graduate studies is right for you
·   meet current Computer Science graduate students and hear why they picked the University of Guelph and what research they are currently working on
·   learn more about graduate studies, the University of Guelph and, School of Computer Science

R.S.V.P YES in the subject line to:

Friday, 6 March 2015

Looking for talented interns

About us
Mass Follow is revolutionizing the crowdfunding and the money transfer game with one app out of time. We’re looking for talented interns to grow the movement and want to prove they build something great. 

Your are:

·         Developers with iOS, Android, and/or Windows experience
·         Deep understanding of Java, OOP, .NET/C# (for Windows, and Objective-C (for iOS)
·         Develop enterprise apps that connect and interface with backend systems
·         Preferably in Computer Science, IT, Engineering, Mathematics, or similar)
Within a year, you will be able to point to at least one big nationwide campaign website or application and say, “We built that!”

Rob Nour, MBA, CMA
Tel: 647-405-4913

Thursday, 5 March 2015

March Break Open House - Volunteers needed

CS Students
Saturday, March 14th, 2015
-          8:30 am – 4:30 pm
-          Lead tours
-          Provide information
-          Share your experiences
-          Free lunch
-          Free t-shirt
-          Come out for a full day of fun
Contact: Ashley at for more details!

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

IODE Gladys Raiter Bursary for Graduate Study

To honour the memory of his wife Gladys, a member of the IODE Queen Anne Chapter in Kitchener, Norman Raiter bequeathed funds to the IODE chapter to establish the Gladys Raiter Bursary for Graduate Study.

This Bursary is awarded based on academic standing and financial need. Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree from a recognized Canadian university. Value of bursary is $5000 in two installments.

applications will be considered:

  • whose family resides in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, for study locally or elsewhere in Canada,
  • who is enrolled in a graduate degree program at University of Waterloo or  Wilfrid Laurier University.
Deadline: April 30th, 2015
Phone: 905-522-9537

Monday, 2 March 2015

Fun. Food. Prizes.

YOU are: a natural problem solver, someone who loves to code, interested in enhancing the new student portal, and looking to make your life at UWaterloo a bit easier.
WE are: testing our student portal development framework and are looking for enthusiastic developers to code away.
We invite students with different technical backgrounds and skill levels to come together to build cool, informative widgets in the new student portal. We'll have mentors and resources onsite to help you, plenty of food and drinks... there's really no better way to spend a Saturday on campus.
Currently, only students in the faculties of Arts, Engineering, Environment, and Math have access to the portal. Please ensure you have access prior to registering.
Saturday, March 21
CPH 1346 (Carl A Pollock Hall)
Register today, as an individual or with a team of friends, to reserve your spot. We'll keep you well fed and hydrated - let us know if you have any dietary restrictions when you register.