Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Summer 2016 REU SITE of Florida International University Research Experience

SURF THE WAVES with ASSET: Advanced Secured Sensor Enabling Technologies

Funded by NSF and DoD (PIs: Pissinou and Iyengar)

The Summer 2016 REU SITE of Florida International University Research Experience for Undergraduates in Advanced Secured Sensor Enabling Technologies spans ten weeks, May 27-July 22, 2016, offers research and professional development opportunities for 10 undergraduate students.

Available research projects share the theme of advanced secured sensor enabling technologies and span several exciting areas such as
    * Trajectory Privacy Preservation in Mobile Sensor Networks,
    * Privacy & Secure Social Sensor Networks,
    * Mobile Video Authenticity Verifications
    * Search Rank Validation for Social Media
    * A Software Library for Visualizing Large Scale Sensor Network Applications,
    * Trajectory Sensor Stream Cleaning,
    * Resource Management for Security & Surveillance over a Sensor Network,
    * Self-configuring, non-cooperative Mobile Sensors and many others

Why REU at FIU? 
Students will be paid $5,000 for doing some cutting-edge research! 

  • Students will work with world-renowned faculty. 
  • Out-of-town students are provided with campus housing, meal stipend and travel expenses. 
  • Students will work on cutting-edge research in the area of Advanced Secure Sensor Enabling Technologies, in team-oriented projects where each student gets to learn from his or her team-mates and building critical social interaction and communication skills. 
  • Provide students with a collegial partnership experience with faculty and peers. 
  • Improve oral and written comprehension and communication of technical knowledge. 
  • Spark an interest in continuing relevant research in graduate. 
  • And of course, students will spend a summer in Miami with its excellent Beaches and warm waters

Details about REU-ASSET including an online application, can be found at

The application deadline is April 5, 2016 or until positions are filled.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Johns Hopkins Center - Summer Research Teams

Subject: Undergraduate Spots on Supported Summer Research Teams

The Johns Hopkins Center for Speech and Language Processing is hosting the 2016 Jelinek Summer Workshop on Speech and Language Technology (JSALT). We are seeking outstanding members of the current junior class to join a summer research workshop on language engineering from June 13 to August 5, 2016.

The 8-week workshop provides an intense intellectual environment.  Undergraduates work closely alongside more senior researchers as part of a multi-university research team, which has been assembled for the summer to attack some problem of current interest.  The teams and topics for summer 2016 include:

* Detecting Risk and Protective Factors of Mental Health using Social Media Linked with Electronic Health Records
* Remote Monitoring of Neurodegeneration through Speech
* Building Speech Recognition System from Untranscribed Data

We hope that this stimulating and selective experience will encourage students to pursue graduate study in human language technology, as it has been doing for many years.

The summer workshop provides:

* An opportunity to explore an exciting new area of research
* A two-week tutorial on current speech and language technology
* Mentoring by experienced researchers
* Participation in project planning activities
* Use of cloud computing services
* A $5,500 stipend and $2,240 towards per diem expenses
* Private furnished accommodation for the duration of the workshop
* Travel expenses to and from the workshop venue

Applications should be received by TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016. The applicant must provide the name and contact information of a faculty nominator, who will be asked to upload a recommendation by March 22, 2016.

Apply online here:

Questions can be directed to Prof. Philipp Koehn

Applicants are evaluated only on relevant skills, employment experience, past academic record, and the strength of letters of recommendation.  No limitation is placed on the undergraduate major.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Computer Science jobs and panel discussion on automotive industry with MPP Catherine Fife!

Computer Science positions (vehicle controls and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS))

Location: Engineering 5 Student Design Centre

Time: Monday, Feb. 8th 2016 at 2:15p to 3:15p

There will be food and representatives from General Motors for student employment opportunities. They are looking specifically to hire Computer Science students in the area of vehicle controls and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

The automotive industry is changing and is important for Ontario. It also is an industry known to have a large gender gap in its workforce. It is also a lot more than just engineering-its marketing, economics, environment and more. Lets come together and talk about the importance of the automotive industry in Ontario, the changing technology in the field, and how we can address the gender gap to ensure a diverse and creative workforce. 

You can also check out all the automotive student teams on campus and see the 2016 Camaro that will be turned into a Hybrid.

Come to UWAFT’s panel Q&A with MPP Catherine Fife! Catherine is serving her second term as MPP for Kitchener-Waterloo, is Finance and Treasury Board critic for the NDP, and sits on the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs and Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization all-party caucus. 

Also on the panel will be Ross McKenzie, managing director of WatCAR, Stefanie Bruinsma, power-train engineer for GAIA, and Daniel van Lanen, project manager for UWAFT.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Microsoft Open Source Challenge

About the Challenge

Suppose you could use the latest software from one of the best research laboratories in the world? Microsoft Research has over fifty projects that span the range of computer science from artificial intelligence to visualization, from cryptography to programming models. They are all showcased on our Open Source Portal.

In these projects, the researchers have created open source tools and made them available for all. The objective of this challenge is to make the tools widely known and available and to elicit exceptional ideas from bright students around the world. Microsoft Research's open source tools are ready to solve your problems and the problems in science and society today.
  • Experience the power of open source from a top research lab.
  • Join students all round the world in solving problems with Microsoft's open source tools.
  • Win big prizes, or the opportunity to interview for an internship at Microsoft Research.