Academic and Career News
Women in STEM Careen Pannel11/15/2016
Women in STEMCareer Panel
Do you have career questions?Not sure what you can do with your degree?Want to talk to women who have been there?This is your chance to ask!ALL interested students are welcome!
7-8 pmWednesday, November 30, 2016Burns 249, Burns Wellness CenterCollege of St. ScholasticaHosted by the Northwoods Women in Science (NWIS) and St. Scholastica Biology DepartmentQuestions? Email Rachel Portinga at firstname.lastname@example.org
Digi-Key Presentation at UMD11/08/2016
Digi-Key PresentationNovember 175:00-7:00 ~ Griggs CenterPizza & Pop providedCampus interviews will be held November 18Looking to hire upwards of 3 full-time software engineersSalary starting at approximately $66,000/yearAlso looking for:6 Summer coop/intern software engineers @ $25 per hourAuthor: cfordComments
2 UMD CS Teams Compete at DKC311/02/2016
On October 21st, 2016, UMD Computer Science students participated in the Digi-Key Collegiate Computing Competition. Teams from thirteen universities took part. Participants solved word problems, short programming problems, and long programming problems. Chris Dressen said, "It was a great experience working together with other fellow Computer Science students in a team setting to accomplish a particular set of goals put on by Digikey. I believe that DKC3 was a fantastic learning experience that was a lot of fun at the same time." UMD Computer Science sent two teams. Team Undefined LtoR: Jake Pulkkinen, Ruta Wheelock, Maz Jindeel, and Jake Onsgard. Team Undergraduate Sabbatical LtoR: Chris Dressen, Joe Kachelmeier, and Cody Seavey.
Inclusive Game Design Lecture11/02/2016
Dpt. of English, Linguistics & Writing StudiesPresentsInclusive Game DesignByJanelle PewapsconiasNeeched Up GamesFriday, November 4, 2016Humanities 403, 1:00 pmJanelle Pewapsconias, a Little Pine First Nation game developer who runs , will share her work and discuss games as pathways to health in Indigenous communities, in conversation with Elizabeth LaPenseé, Michigan State University.If students or faculty would like to meet with Janelleplease contact Professor David Beard, Dpt of English, Linguistics & Writing Studies at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 218-726-8442More about Janelle:http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/saskatchewan-woman-creates-indigenous-board-game-1.3321789Also check out:Comments
Professor Pedersen Presents 2 New Papers11/01/2016
Ted Pedersen, professor, Department of Computer Science, co-authored two papers that were presented at workshops held in conjunction with the annual conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing. The first, "Why Do They Leave: Modeling Participation in Online Depression Forums", was presented at the 4th International Workshop onNatural Language Processing for Social Media . Authors include Farig Sadeque, Ted Pedersen, Thamar Solorio, Prasha Shrestha, Nicolas Rey-Villamizar and Steven Bethard. The second paper, "Analysis of Anxious Word Usage on Online Health Forums”, was presented at the Seventh International Workshop on Health Text Mining and Information Analysis. This paper authors include Nicolas Rey-Villamizar, Prasha Shrestha, Farig Sadeque, Steven Bethard, Ted Pedersen, Arjun Mukherjee and Thamar Solorio.Author: cfordComments
CS October Tea Time!10/21/2016
You're Invited toOctober's CS Tea TimeTuesday, 10/251:30 - 2:30 PM* Chat with your friends* Meet New People* Dr. Peterson and Jon Beaulieu will announcea Game Programming ContestCoffee & Cookies Near HH 338Tech Talks in HH 314 @ 1:30, 1:45. 2:00, and 2:15!
Tea times are short, informal occasions for the whole department -- undergrads, graduates, faculty and staff -- where we can get together to chat, get to know each other, maybe talk about something technical, and importantly, have refreshments. Come for the treats, and stay for the fun. We'll have assorted cookies/bars along with coffee & tea. Come hungry, and bring your friends! Food will be outside HH 338.
Tea Time Program:In HH 314, Dr. Peterson will give a short introduction to a game programming/design contest the LARS lab will be holding. Your assignment (should you choose to accept it): design and/or program a turn-based game for use in a high school programming contest. You'll design a playable game that high schoolers will try to play by writing AI solutions. Winners will have their games used in the UMDCYL this spring and will also recieve a gift. More details will be provided during the talk.Dr. Peterson's intro talks will be in HH 314 at 1:30, 1:45, 2:00 and 2:15. Jon Beaulieu will be in HH 338 after 1:45 to discuss the details with interested parties.PS: Tea Times will be roughly monthly for the rest of the year. We're interested in starting a student committee to help organize them and find interesting programming for each event. If you'd like to help put on Tea Times, contact Dr. Peterson at email@example.com.Author: cfordComments
SMART Scholarships Open10/17/2016
SMART ScholarshipsScience, Mathematics & Research for TransformationFreshman through Ph.D.* Cash award paid at a rate of $25,000 - $38,000 per year depending on prior educational experience* Full Tuition and related education expenses* Health insurance allowance* Book allowance* Summer Internships (multi-year participants)* Post-Graduation Career OpportunitiesApply At:Comments
Colloquium - SCSE Academy of Science Inductee Mark Luker10/05/2016
COMPUTER SCIENCESCSE Academy of Science Inductee Colloquium"IT Collaborations for Research and Education"Mark LukerNITRD (Retired)(Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy)Friday, October 14, 20162:00-2:50MWAH 195Abstract
Information Technology for R&E has grown from nascent to revolutionary over the last five decades. Much of this progress has involved pioneering collaborations of university faculty, staff and students with their counterparts in industry, often with the stimulation and partial support of the Federal government. How can such loose collaborations find direction and purpose? This talk will explore a recent example in the field of Big Data.BiographyAfter arriving at UMD in 1976, Mark developed undergraduate and graduate programs in computer science and spearheaded the formation of the Department of Computer Science. Mark also served as Acting Dean of CSE, and in CIO roles at UMD, the University of Minnesota System, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Mark also served the IT community at the national level, as Program Director of NSFNet (precursor of the Internet) and as Vice President of EDUCAUSE. During 2009-10 Mark managed grants and outreach in the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program of the Department of Commerce. Then until his retirement in 2015 Mark was Deputy Director of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program within the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, which coordinates IT research programs across the Federal agencies and advises the White House on related policy matters.Author: cfordComments
Doug Dunham,Professor & Artist, Presents in Austria, China, Finland and Slovenia10/05/2016
Douglas Dunham, Professor, Department of Computer Science, attended four conferences in July, August, and September, giving talks at each one. Each talk was based on joint research with John Shier. The first paper, "Artistic Patterns: from Randomness to Symmetry," was presented at "Symmetry Festival 2016" in Vienna, Austria, in July. It has been published in the journal "Symmetry: Culture and Science," Vol. 27, No.4, pp. 392-402. The second paper, "Periodic Fractal Patterns," was presented at the 17th International Conference on Geometry and Graphics in Beijing, China, in August. It has appeared in the conference proceedings. The third paper, "Repeating Fractal Patterns with 4-Fold Symmetry," was presented at the "Bridges Finland" conference in Jyvaskyla, Finland, in August. The paper appeared in the conference proceedings . Two prints designed by Dunham and Shier, "Finnish Fractal Flag" and "Fractal p4 Circle Pattern," were selected to be displayed at the conference art exhibit. The prints were donated to the University of Jyvaskyla. The fourth paper, "Artistic Fractal Patterns" was presented at the Third ESMA (European Society for Mathematics and the Arts) Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in September. The paper will appear in the conference proceedings.Author: cfordComments