BSOE Graduate Student Newsletter
DARPA I2O Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Writing Resources for Graduate Students
NEW Graduate Certificate in Writing Pedagogy - Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning - Winter 2021
2020-2021 SFAC Funding Call
Slug Support Pantry Fall Hours
Resources for Remote/Online Teaching - For Graduate Students
STEM Scholarship and Fellowship Deadlines | PathwaysToScience.org
eBay's Machine Learning Competition for Students
Assistant Professor Position at SJSU
Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Computer Engineering: San Jose State University
Computer Science Tenure Track Positions - UC Davis
Computer Science Lecturer - University of Nebraska at Omaha
Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Computer Science: Trinity College
Please note the following upcoming university deadlines, and ALWAYS check the Academic and Administrative Calendar for important dates and deadlines. Bookmark this year's Academic and Administrative Calendar and refer to it regularly.
Friday, December 18th Leave of Absence Fall Deadline
Deadline to petition for leave of absence (LOA) beginning the next quarter. LOA forms must be approved/signed by your faculty advisor and submitted to the BSOE Graduate Advising office by the posted deadline. LOA application forms are available on the Graduate Division's website.
This I2O RA is specifically focused on supporting research by computer science postdoctoral fellows to drive innovation in specific research areas detailed in the RA. The research topics were selected from I2O PM submissions. I2O provides this funding opportunity to address challenges to the career planning processes of PhD graduates and the faculty hiring process of U.S. institutions of higher education that are emerging due to the pandemic. This RA is intended to mitigate these adverse impacts and enhance the health of the U.S. computer science research workforce moving forward.
Participation is open to individuals who are U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents: (1) who have received a PhD degree no earlier than June 2019 or (2) who will have received a PhD prior to the date of award, and (3) who will be appointed to a postdoctoral position at a U.S. institution of higher education (hereafter referred to as "university") during the 2021-22 academic year. This RA permits submission of the initial Technical Volume to be made prior to the formal appointment of the postdoctoral fellow. During the full proposal stage, the Principal Investigator at the university must be identified. Award is contingent on formal appointment of the identified eligible individual to a postdoctoral position prior to the time the award is made.
Whether you're writing your dissertation or working on a homework assignment, there are a number of writing support resources available to you as a UCSC graduate student. For a full list of these resources, please check out the Graduate Division's website.
NEW Graduate Certificate in Writing Pedagogy - Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning - Winter 2021
This five-part workshop series provides graduate student educators with research-based approaches to teaching writing in their disciplines. The aim of the program is to provide a theoretical and practical toolkit for teaching disciplinary writing that transfers to multiple contexts: when teaching as a TA for departmental disciplinary communication (DC) courses; when teaching courses of one’s own design, as a GSI as well as in future teaching positions; and when writing in one’s own disciplinary contexts.
The program is organized around a learning community that explores the following topics:
- evidence-based approaches to writing pedagogy, including understanding the significance of disciplinary and writing threshold concepts;
- writing assignment and assessment design; and
- equity-minded, student-centered approaches to both teaching and assessing writing.
With an interdisciplinary community of peers, graduate student participants will (re-)design a writing assignment, a rubric for evaluating disciplinary writing, and an active learning activity that invites students to practice a key disciplinary writing skill.
*PLEASE NOTE: This certificate program is a professional development opportunity that does not satisfy the requirements to teach as a GSI in the Writing Program at UCSC. Please consult with the Writing Program to determine your eligibility to teach UCSC Writing courses.
Program Dates & Information
In Winter 2021, this program will be offered virtually through a series of asynchronous and synchronous activities. Synchronous sessions will be held on five Fridays during the Winter quarter at 10:00am-12:00pm (Pacific Time):
January 15 (week 2)
January 29 (week 4)
February 12 (week 6)
February 26 (week 8)
March 12 (week 10)
How to Participate
Registration for this program will open at 9:00am (Pacific Time) on Monday, November 30 and will close at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) on Sunday, December 6. Graduate students in any discipline are encouraged to register. We especially invite and encourage participation from graduate students who teach/TA for disciplinary communication (DC) courses in their departments.
Register here (starting November 30)
The program is limited to 30 graduate students in any discipline. By registering in this program, participants commit to:
- actively participating in the five scheduled synchronous sessions in Winter quarter;
- completing asynchronous tasks, including short reading assignments;
- completing three projects, including a (redesigned) writing assignment, a rubric, and an active learning activity--materials that are great for a teaching portfolio as well as current and future teaching contexts;
- preparing a brief presentation of the above projects for sharing with other participants;
- providing feedback on and engaging with peers’ projects and ideas.
The 2020-2021 Student Fee Advisory Committee Funding Call is now open, and applications are due January 11, 2021 at 5:00 pm. Information about how to apply can be found at the SFAC website. We strongly encourage student submissions.
SFAC will be hosting three workshops to help units across campus develop their proposals, the first of which is this Sunday, December 6 at 2pm. More information about the workshops is in the attached flyer.
Graduate students will have access during all the open hours. The Basic Needs team has designated grad only pantry hours specifically on Tuesdays 3:45 - 6:00 pm. Grads should enter via the patio so that we can keep the front door of the coffee shop closed to avoid other students trickling in.
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- Teaching with Zoom
- Getting Started in Canvas
- Introductions to YuJa, Gradescope, and Hypothesis
- Supporting Student Resilience & Trauma-Informed Teaching Strategies
- Supporting Student Learning in Remote Environments
- Facilitating Timely Conversations about Race & Racism (hosted by the Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and CITL)
- Remote Assessments & Academic Integrity
- ...and more
- Online Education Slack: Join this digital space to ask questions and get answers about remote/online teaching.
- Online Education Drop-in Hours: For questions related to remote/online instruction, especially questions related to navigating Zoom, Canvas, YuJa, and more, drop in to Online Ed's open virtual office hours at 2:00-3:00 on weekdays. (Zoom link here)
- CITL Consultations: We're available by appointment to discuss your questions related to teaching practices and course/assessment design. Email CITL at email@example.com to schedule a virtual meeting.
- Canvas Readiness Checks: If you're an instructor of record and would like someone to check your course in Canvas to make sure everything is working correctly, request a course readiness check with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although it may seem early, fellowship deadlines are right around the corner – with many deadlines in October and early November for funding for the 2021/2022 academic year. Below are links to our database of STEM funding opportunities.
Graduate fellowships and tips on applying: https://pathwaystoscience.org/
Video tutorial on how to use our advanced search page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
If you have questions, I’d be happy to help. Please email me at email@example.com
For the second year, eBay is running a ML Challenge. The prize of the competition is an internship at eBay for the winning student or team.
The announcement attached describes the competition in more detail, but in a nutshell:
The question we invite you to address is how to identify two or more listings as being for the same product by putting them into the same group. We call this Purchase Level Equivalency (PLE). That is, if a buyer purchased two items from two different listings in a single group, they would assess that they had obtained two instances of the same product.
The competition started August 24. It is being hosted on EvalAI.
Please feel free to ask any questions. We have set up a mailbox dedicated to this competition at MLChallenge@ebay.com.
Event Location: Zoom
Come celebrate with fellow FG graduate students in making it through the end of a crazy quarter! We'll be playing games virtually and raffling off gift cards. We'd love to see you all there!
RSVP Link: https://forms.gle/
Rochester Institute of Technology Full-Time Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Department of Computer Science
The Department of Computer Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for full-time tenure-track assistant professor positions starting in Fall 2021. We are looking to hire in all areas of computer science that strengthen our department. Applications are due January 2.
Successful applicants are expected to contribute to the scholarship of the department and college through externally funded research and through teaching and mentoring of BS, MS, and PhD students.
The Department: Computer Science (http://cs.rit.edu) is the largest department at RIT. Our student-centered programs are home to nearly 1,400 students pursuing BS, MS, BS/MS, and PhD degrees. Student employment rates upon graduation are over 98%, often with leading technology companies. Our innovative problem-based introductory programming sequence has been continuously updated, in part through research projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The BS in Computer Science program at RIT is ranked 52nd in the U.S. News and World Reports 202 ranking of Best Undergraduate Computer Science Programs.
We have enhanced our research presence while maintaining our commitment to excellence in student instruction. Our faculty publish in top-tier venues, and contribute to leading conferences and journals. Funded research is carried out in the areas of artificial intelligence, computing education, data science, distributed systems, graphics and visualization, pervasive computing, programming languages, security, and theory. Students at all levels participate in research projects, including through NSF-sponsored undergraduate research programs. Our PhD students have made meaningful contributions to their respective areas, and gone on to secure good positions in industry and academia. Faculty are encouraged to develop new courses and teach in their area of interest and have a low teaching load with capped class sizes.
The College: Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences at RIT is one of the most comprehensive computing colleges in the nation. The college is housed in modern facilities in Rochester, NY, that include leading programs in computer science, game design and cybersecurity. As home to the country’s first undergraduate programs in software engineering and information technology, as well as the recently opened Global Cybersecurity Institute, Golisano College has long been a leader in computing education and research. Faculty, staff and students have access to specialized studios, labs, and equipment that are among the most complete and current of any university in the world. Moreover, Golisano College graduates go on to work at the world’s leading tech firms and have developed groundbreaking technology like the Kinect for Xbox 360 and game-changing innovations like jQuery. The college is home to the departments of Computer Science, Computing Security, and Software Engineering, as well as the School of Information, the School of Interactive Games & Media, and a college-wide PhD program, providing abundant opportunities for research collaboration within and beyond the college.
Additional Details: The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources.RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu.
The Department of Applied Data Science at San Jose State University is recruiting tenure-track assistant professors for Fall 2021. The position announcement is currently posted at https://jobs.sjsu.edu/sj/
The Computer Engineering department at San Jose State University is recruiting for two tenure track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor for Fall 2021. The position announcement is currently posted at: https://jobs.sjsu.edu/sj/en-
The College of Engineering announces four open tenure-track positions, at any level (assistant/associate/full), in the Department of Computer Science. Applications are encouraged from candidates with a strong background in any current or emerging area that will align with one of our department’s disciplinary interests in:
ML, NLP and Vision: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03850
Quantum Computing: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03853
Theoretical Computer Science: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03838
We seek candidates with potential or demonstrated excellence in research that complements or extends existing research strengths in the Department of Computer Science and elsewhere on campus, and the potential to attract extramural funding. We also seek evidence of, or potential for, commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion for historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities. Finally, we seek evidence of a commitment to excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
For fullest consideration applications must be completed by December 15, 2020; there is some possibility that applications that arrive as late as January 20, 2021 might be considered. Application packages should be submitted online at https://cs.ucdavis.edu/jobopportunities.
Please see the announcement here: JointAdShort.pdf
The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is inviting applications for a lecturer position in Computer Science, with primary responsibilities for teaching courses in the systems area (systems programming, digital design, computer architecture, operating systems, etc.). The position starts in Spring 2021. We are looking for prospective applicants who have completed (or are about to complete) a graduate degree (MS or PhD) in Computer Science or related fields. We especially welcome applications from women and underrepresented minorities.
UNO is an urban metropolitan school in Omaha, the largest city in Nebraska. The UNO Computer Science department currently has 23 full-time faculty and is looking to grow to accommodate increased enrollments in the CS degree programs. You can find more details about Omaha and UNO in our general instructor ad in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
The Department of Computer Science at Trinity College is seeking applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to start in the fall of 2021. We are looking for candidates with teaching and research interests in applied areas associated with data analytics, such as database and information systems, data mining and knowledge discovery, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, but other related areas will also be seriously considered.
Trinity College is a coeducational, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college located in, and deeply engaged with, Connecticut's capital city of Hartford.
We are committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. Trinity is an AA/EOE and warmly encourage women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals and people with disabilities to apply.
For details, please see https://www.trincoll.edu/cs/open-faculty-positions. Consideration of applications will begin on December 15, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.