Friday, 30 October 2015

Master of Management in Operations Research (MM in OR)

Applications for the MM in OR program at UBC’s Centre for Operations Excellence (COE) are now open – don’t miss out on your opportunity for admission to our September 2016 cohort!

This program is designed for individuals with strong analytics and quantitative backgrounds, who are looking for a technical and professional graduate degree that will position them for immediate employment in the job market and open doors to PhD programs at top schools.

Recommended Academic Background: An undergraduate degree in a quantitative field such as engineering, economics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, or business.

What You’ll Learn: Data science, business intelligence, operations research, applied mathematics and statistics, and industrial engineering. 


Potential Careers: Data scientist, operations analyst, management consultant, logistics analyst, business analyst, supply chain manager, researcher in a PhD program, and more.

Employment Outcome: Within 6 months of graduation, our students achieve 100% job placement, with average starting salaries between $60,000 and $80,000. Other graduates have gone on to PhD programs at top schools like Stanford and Wharton.

To learn more about the MM in OR program visit our website at: http://www.sauder.ubc.ca/Programs/Master_of_Management_in_OR

To apply to the MM in OR program please use this online form: http://appform.topapply.com/applicationformmodule/index/sauder

If you have any questions or would like more information about the MM in OR program, contact us at info@coe.ubc.ca.


Online business simulation workshop volunteers needed

The Nspire Discover Series organization at Waterloo is looking for individuals with knowledge in computer science to help us develop a workshop in the coming weeks. As part of our workshop, we are looking to integrate finance with computer science by implementing an online business simulation and helping students use trading algorithms. 

We are planning on teaching students how to use coding to help solve business problems, and trade stocks. Nspire is looking for individuals who are willing to help us run this event by supporting us with their knowledge of computer science and/or finance.

For additional information, please contact: r2si@uwaterloo.ca.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Wednesday, Oct 28: 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, etc.)


Date: Wednesday, October 28
Time: 3:30-5:00 pm
Location: DC 1302

* Refreshments will be provided*

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

York CVR Vision Science Summer School

The Centre for Vision Research (CVR) at York University offers a one-week, all-expenses-paid undergraduate summer school on vision science.  This year's program will be held June 6-10, 2016.

The program includes talks by CVR faculty on current research topics in vision science, as well as hands-on experience in CVR laboratories. The curriculum reflects the wide range of research areas at CVR, which includes research on human visual perception, computer vision, visual neuroscience, 3D film, immersive environments, and disorders of vision.

The program will accept 24 undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in scientific research.  It is intended mainly for students who are planning to apply to graduate school in the fall of 2016, and who are interested in investigating vision science as a possible area of research.  Citizens of all countries are eligible.

The program provides on-campus accommodations, breakfast and lunch each day, and reimbursement for transportation costs.

Application instructions are available on the summer school website, www.yorku.ca/cvrss.  The application deadline is February 15, 2016, and applicants will be notified of decisions by March 1, 2016.

For further information, see the summer school website, www.yorku.ca/cvrss, or write to Dr. Richard Murray (rfm@yorku.ca).

Poster available at www.yorku.ca/cvrss/poster2016.pdf.


Thursday, 22 October 2015

Rakuten full-time / internship recruitment

Rakuten, an E-commerce conglomerate in Japan, is coming to University of Waterloo on Nov. 3rd to hold an info session for a full-time / internship recruitment. 
Sign up now for the event from the URL below! 

~~~~~~~~~~~Event Info~~~~~~~~~~~~
[Date] Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015
[Session Time] 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
[Location] Tatham Centre - 2218 A and B
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

==What is Rakuten?==
An Internet company that operates more than 40 services such as online shopping, travel, banking, with big data of more than 90 million people (500 million people including Viber users)
Ranked among the Top 20 of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 3 consecutive years 
CEO Hiroshi Mikitani was selected as a member of e-G8 Forum among top web companies such as Google and Facebook
Dynamic presence overseas with Slice, Ebate, Buy.com, Linkshare in the United States, Kobo in Canada, and also Play.com in UK as their subsidiaries. 
Actively hiring young engineers around the world including Canada, India, China, Singapore, the United States, etc. 
Rakuten recruitment website: http://global.rakuten.com/corp/careers/

==Job Categories==
-Software Engineer
Planning, designing and developing of new Web services, Maintenance and operation of existing Web services, Mobile or Smartphone Development.
-Infrastructure Engineer
Development and operation of infrastructure systems, such as servers, networks and database.

==Education/Skills==
BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science or related majors 

==Selection process after the event===
2: Online Programming test/ Online video Interview
3: Online or Face to face interviews
4: Offer meeting


Please direct any inquires at topcareer.international.us@4th-valley.com

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Internship opportunity in Paris on analysis of Linux kernel source code

Mitacs Globalink is an internship program that provides funding for Canadian students to do 3-6 month internships in France (and a few other countries).  Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible; undergraduates must have at least a B average and must have completed their second year of studies prior to the start of the internship.

The Inria Whisper team would like to offer an internship in the area of software engineering, targeting the Linux kernel.  The Inria Whisper team develops the Coccinelle program matching and transformation tool for C code that has been extensively used for finding bugs and performing evolutions on the Linux kernel.  Over 3000 patches in the Linux kernel mention Coccinelle.  The project would depend on the interests and background of the intern, but would be in the general area of using or extending Coccinelle to better understand properties of Linux kernel code, and to improve the Linux kernel's development.

Interns should have good programming skills, and should be familiar with C code (or a related language such as C++).

Mitacs Globalink: http://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/globalink
Coccinelle: http://coccinelle.lip6.fr/

Contact: Julia.Lawall@lip6.fr

Deadline: November 20

APEX Business-IT Global Case Challenge

Case competition for undergraduates held in Singapore between 03 - 06 May next year and hosted by Singapore Management University.

More About Our Competition
Going into our eighth year, we have seen a participation of over 45 universities across 21 countries. Our case competition intertwines the fields of IT and business, challenging the brightest minds on resolving real-life business issues through the enablement and implementation of information technology. The event not only hosts the top talent of undergraduates around the world, but also brings together the business-IT faculty members across different universities, as well as a judging panel of highly experienced judges who hold top-management positions in their respective fields. You can find out more from our website: 
www.apex.smu.edu.sg

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Is our software gender-inclusive? How can software developers and UX practitioners know?

Gender inclusiveness in the software workforce is receiving a lot of attention these days, but it overlooks a potentially critical factor—the software itself. Research into how individual differences cluster by gender shows that males and females tend to work differently with software that aims to help people solve problems (e.g., tools for debugging, for end-user programming, for game-based learning, and for visualizing information). However, many features of problem-solving software are (inadvertently) designed around the way males tend to problem-solve.

In this talk, I’ll explain 5 facets of gender inclusiveness in software and how they tie to a large body of foundational work from computer science, psychology, education, communications, and women’s studies. I’ll also present emerging work on our GenderMag method, an inspection method that encapsulates these 5 facets into practitioner-ready form.  Emerging empirical results suggest that GenderMag is remarkably effective at enabling software practitioners to pinpoint gender inclusiveness issues in their own software.  

Speaker Bio
Margaret Burnett's (http://web.engr.oregonstate.edu/~burnett/) research on gender inclusiveness in software — especially in software tools for programming and problem-solving — spans over 10 years. Prior to this work, most gender investigations into software had addressed only gender-targeted software, such as video games for girls. Burnett and her team systematically debunked misconceptions of gender neutrality in a variety of software platforms, and then devised software features that help avert the identified problems. She has reported these results in over 30 publications, and has presented keynotes and invited talks on this topic in 7 countries. She serves on a variety of HCI and Software Engineering committees and editorial boards, and also serves on the Advisory Board of the  National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Academic Alliance.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Game Design Event!

We are happy to announce the official dates of our DIY or Die Trying Fall 2015 (with GI Jam)! This multi-day event hosted by The Games Institute is open to the public and is designed to appeal to a wide variety of playful people.

Whether you have an idea for a game design in the works, or if game design has never crossed your mind, there is room for everyone! All levels of expertise and preparation are welcome. Join us from Friday, October 16th - Sunday, October 18th to learn, make, and play!

This term, we will have two rooms in the Mathematics and Computing building (MC) dedicated to this event. If you have not attended a GI Jam in the past, check out the event page on the GI website or contact us for more information: https://uwaterloo.ca/games-institute/events/diy-or-die-trying-fall-2015-gi-jam

Please note that registration is required for this event. Sign up today on our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/diy-or-die-trying-with-gi-jam-tickets-18720296912


We look forward to gaming with you soon!

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

DIY or Die Trying Fall 2015 (with GI Jam)!

We are happy to announce the official dates of our DIY or Die Trying Fall 2015 (with GI Jam)! This multi-day event hosted by The Games Institute is open to the public and is designed to appeal to a wide variety of playful people.

Whether you have an idea for a game design in the works, or if game design has never crossed your mind, there is room for everyone! All levels of expertise and preparation are welcome. Join us from Friday, October 16th - Sunday, October 18th to learn, make, and play!

This term, we will have two rooms in the Mathematics and Computing building (MC) dedicated to this event. If you have not attended a GI Jam in the past, check out the event page on the GI website or contact us for more information: https://uwaterloo.ca/games-institute/events/diy-or-die-trying-fall-2015-gi-jam

Please note that registration is required for this event. Sign up today on our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/diy-or-die-trying-with-gi-jam-tickets-18720296912


We look forward to gaming with you soon!

Seeking participants for a criminology research study

Dr. Owen Gallupe from the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of 
Waterloo is leading a study examining the effect of the sight of rewards on task 
performance and is looking for undergraduate students to participate in a one time, 30 
minute experiment. This study has implications for incentive programs to promote good 
behaviour in prison settings. All participants will be provided with a $20 gift card to local 
businesses for their participation in this research.

Participation will include a simple mental task followed by a short questionnaire.

You must be at least 18 years of age to participate in this study. The experiment will be 

conducted in the Psychology, Anthropology, and  Sociology (PAS) building, room 2084 or 
2085. Your identity will remain strictly confidential. All information you provide will be treatedas anonymous.

If you would like to participate, have additional questions, or would like additional 

information to assist you in reaching a decision about participation, please contact Pat 
Lalonde by email at  p2lalond@uwaterloo.ca. You can also contact ogallupe@uwaterloo.ca or 519-888-4567 ext. 33361.

If you choose to participate, Pat Lalonde (p2lalond@uwaterloo.ca) will work with you to find a suitable time. 

If you participated in our previous study, you cannot participate in this one.

Friday, 9 October 2015

GIRLsmarts4tech workshop for Grade 7

Women in Computer Science (WICS) and SAP are jointly running a workshop on computer technology, held at the University of Waterloo on Saturday, October 24, 2015.

GIRLsmarts4tech is a day-long workshop aimed at encouraging young women to explore computer technology. Attendees will learn about various aspects of computer science, such as game design, user interfaces, and applications of computer science to other disciplines (e.g., music, science). This workshop is intended for Grade 7 girls who have little to no programming experience.

GIRLsmarts4tech has run very successfully for several years in Vancouver as a joint initiative between SAP and the University of British Columbia. The October workshop will be the first offering of GIRLsmarts4tech in Waterloo. Depending on student demand, we hope to make this an annual or semi-annual event.

Additional information about the workshop and registration can be found on the GIRLsmarts4tech Web page. (https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/wics/events-activities/girlsmarts4tech)

If you or your students have any questions about the event, please contact us at gs4t@uwaterloo.ca.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

SUSTAINABILITY AND GEOTHERMAL ENERGY STUDIES IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING talk

The WISE Lecture Series presents our next speaker, Dr. Anand Puppala:

https://wise.uwaterloo.ca/calendar/sustainability_and_geothermal_energy_studies_in_geotechnical_enginee

Friday October 9, 2015
2-3PM
CPH 4333

“SUSTAINABILITY AND GEOTHERMAL ENERGY STUDIES IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING”

Dr. Anand Puppala
University of Texas at Arlington, USA

free admission  |  open to the public


Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping at Western University scholarship

Last year the Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping at Western University, introduced a specialized scholarship. Because of the great success we had with this program last year, we are once again offering this scholarship to students within Canada, both fourth year Under Graduates and Graduate students, who have some experience with MRI scanners who would like to apply to join us for this event that is being held: February 18th - 21st, 2016 at Western University London, Ontario to work on our 3T,7T and 9.4T scanners under the direction of some of the finest research scientists Canada has to offer in this field of study.

Applications are currently open and additional information may be found at http://cfmm.robarts.ca/cfmm-winter-school/winter-school-2016/ or by emailing cfmm-winterschool@robarts.ca.