Monday, 21 September 2015

Upper Year Course Information Session

Students are invited to attend an information session relating to choosing their upper year courses, hosted by Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Charlie Clarke. 

Students will hear: 
  • Information on all fourth-year and optional third-year courses.
  • Differences among courses 
  • Advice on preparation for upper-year specialization (e.g. what courses to choose to prepare for graphics, AI)
Date: Wednesday October 28
Room: DC 1302
Time: 3:30-5:00

*refreshments*

Information for future UW graduate students!

As a graduate student, you’ll be working with the world’s largest centre of mathematicians and computer scientists...

For more details, visit: https://uwaterloo.ca/math/future-graduate-students

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

University of Rochester open house for prospective graduate students

The Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at the University of Rochester is hosting an Open House for prospective graduate students on Saturday, September 26, 2015.  The global demand for professionals and academics with advanced training in the statistical sciences is extremely strong and continues to grow.  This event will provide students potentially interested in graduate study in biostatistics and statistics with an opportunity to learn about our programs, to meet with current students, faculty, and program alumni, and to gain some perspective on the many career opportunities this exciting field has to offer.

For more information, students may contact our Graduate Coordinator, Cheryl Bliss-Clark at URBiostat@urmc.rochester.edu or 585-275-6684, or visit our website,



Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Next Waterloo-local ACM-style programming contest

The next Waterloo-local ACM-style programming contest will be held on Sunday, September 27 in MC 3022 and MC 2061. All members of the UW community are invited to try their programming skill in Scheme, C, C++, Java, or Pascal.

The results of this local contest will be used to select the UW teams for the international ACM competition. We will send three teams of three to the East Central North America Regional in Windsor on October 30-31. If we do well there, one team will advance to the World Finals in Phuket, Thailand on May 15-20, 2016.

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.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Capital One Canada is hiring!

Come find out what it is like to work for one of Canada’s Best Workplaces as nominated by the Great Place to Work© Institute Canada (2015) – the second year in a row – and one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2014).

        Location: Fed Hall - Multi-Purpose Room A & B
        Date: September 15, 2015
        Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
        Who: We are hiring students for the following roles:

        o   Business Analyst
        o   Data Scientist
        o   Data Scientist co-op (both KW and Toronto locations)
        o   Software Engineer (both graduate and co-op positions in Toronto)
        o   Test Engineer (both graduate and co-op positions in Toronto)



Technica all-ladies hackathon!

Technica is an all-ladies hackathon at the University of Maryland. For 24 hours, you will be immersed in everything tech so that you can explore, learn, and create awesome projects. Mentors and sponsors will be hacking alongside students to build stronger connections between the amazing ladies of our tech world.

The event will hold workshops detailing certain programming languages, hardware, and design, therefore attendees do not need any previous experience to attend! 

The hackathon will take place at Ritchie Coliseum, located 9 miles away from D.C., a 3 minute drive from the College Park Metro stop, and includes free parking!

For more information, contact Amber Mirza. 

http://gotechnica.org/ 

Amber Mirza
amirza12@terpmail.umd.edu
University of Maryland 2017
B.S. Computer Science
Association for Women in Computing, Vice President

Argumentation Mining and Natural Language Processing course for Fall 2015

In Fall 2015, the Cheriton School of Computer Science will be offering an Argumentation Mining and Natural Language Processing CS 499R reading course.

This course would be of interest to fourth-year students who are considering graduate studies at Waterloo next year or who might be interested in NLP, particularly in combining knowledge-based NLP with Machine Learning. No experience in Argumentation Mining or Natural Language Processing is necessary.

Faculty and graduate students will be participating in the course as a reading seminar and will be available to mentor students in preparing and presenting the readings.

 Requirements:
  •      Students should have taken CS486, or be taking it concurrently, so they have some knowledge of various forms of Artificial Intelligence.

  •       An A-minus or better overall average is preferred.


For more information, contact Chrysanne Di Marco during office hours on Friday (Sept 11) from 10:30-3:00 (DC 1308) or send cdimarco@uwaterloo to arrange an appointment.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Startup Conference

Business Today is a student-run non-profit founded by Steve Forbes at Princeton University in 1968 which seeks to bridge the gap between influential business leaders and top undergraduate students.  

Specifically, the Start @ a Startup Conference is centered on connecting talented college students with 30 elite emerging companies through an immersive weekend experience in the heart of New York City that will take place this October 10th and 11th. Students will have the opportunity to meet in small groups with leading executives, as well as learn from remarkable keynote speakers. In the past, we have had great speakers from Dropbox, Sequoia, and many others. This year, we are excited to welcome founders from Yik Yak, Stripe, Asana, and PlanGrid as keynote speakers! Students will also have the chance to set up one-on-one interviews with the companies that most pique their interest.  Plus, travel, accommodations, and all expenses are covered by us! Just a reminder of our great lineup this year:

Keynotes:
Tyler Droll, Founder @ Yik Yak
Dustin Moskovitz, Founder @ Asana (and co-Founder of Facebook)
Patrick Collison, Founder @ Stripe
Tracy Young, Founder @ PlanGrid

Panelists:
Marco Zappacosta, Founder @ Thumbtack
Apoorva Mehta, Founder @ Instacart
Chris Lambert, CTO @ Lyft
Robert Cromwell, Founder @ Inkling

See the attached flyer for more information or read more about the event and this year's participating companies at startup.businesstoday.org.  I have also included a brief section below that could easily be forwarded to your students. We would love to have students from University of Waterloo at the conference this year, so please let me know if you have any questions!  Thanks!

Sincerely,
Peter Holt

Assistant Director of Student Relations