BSOE Graduate Student Newsletter
2021 CCC Registry Virtual Career Event
2020-2021 SFAC Funding Call
UCSC Career Success - Winter Quarter
RCA Winter Quarter Initiatives to Support Graduate Students
*PLEASE NOTE THE UPCOMING UNIVERSITY DEADLINES*
Resources for Remote/Online Teaching - For Graduate Students
TA Application for Spring 2021 - Opens January 11
2021 CCC Registry Virtual Career Event
eBay's Machine Learning Competition for Students
Computer Science Tenure Track Positions - UC Davis
Two Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Computer Science Positions: San Diego State University
Ocean Fellowship 2021 by TBA21–Academy
Recruiting Tech Fellows for Congress Through 2/5 (Stipend + Benefits)
December 2020 Google Technical Student Newsletter
Open Faculty Positions at the University of Toronto
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.
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.
For students who need help with job applications, we are offering written resume and cover letter feedback. Click here for more information: https://careers.ucsc.edu/
We will continue to send our weekly undergraduate, graduate and jobs newsletters throughout the quarter. If you are hosting a program related to career development and would like it to be featured in the newsletter, please submit the information here.
Link to infographic: ay-infographic_47932088_1.pdf
- Talking Mental Health in the Academy, in a Pandemic
- What Grad Students Need To Hear
- For Grad Students Only: Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job
- Women and the Academic Career: What Works, What Doesn’t
*PLEASE NOTE THE UPCOMING UNIVERSITY DEADLINES*
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.
Monday, January 11th Graduate Student Enrollment & Fee Payment
If you have not paid your registration fees or enrolled in the minimum number of courses by this date, you will be charged a $50 late fee. Please keep in mind that pending aid (Fellowship, GSR, TA) will not credit your account until you are enrolled in at least 5 units.
Monday, January 11th Graduate Student Part-Time Status
This is the deadline to apply for reduced course load and fees. Part-time status forms must be approved/signed by your faculty advisor and submitted to the BSOE Graduate Advising office by the posted deadline. Part-time application forms are available on the Graduate Division's website.
Friday, January 15th Deadline To Apply For Degree
If you plan to complete your MS or PhD this quarter (Winter 2021), the degree application needs to be submitted to BSOE Graduate Advising office. This is also the deadline to pay for filing fee, if applicable. More guidelines for graduating are available on the Graduate Advising website.
Monday, January 25th Deadline to Add/Drop/Swap Courses
This is your last day to add, drop and swap courses. Please remember there is a 48 business hour turnaround for any enrollment codes once received. You will not be able to drop or withdraw from courses after this deadline has passed. More information on how to add, drop, and swap classes is available on the registrar website.
Monday, January 25th Grade Option
This is your last day to change your grading option for any courses you are enrolled in.
IMPORTANT: The system defaults to Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading. Instructions for how to change your grading option to letter grades (ABC) can be found here.
Tuesday, February 16th Late Add with Fee Deadline
Friday, March 19th Leave of Absence Winter 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.
- Sign up for the newsletter here: Navigate to the bottom of the webpage to see the sign-up information.
- 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.
For the TA Application/Preference form and detailed information regarding TAships please see:
You can select up to 7 preferences and they can be from any of the BSOE departments. However, please note - departments will give priority to students in their own department so select wisely.
Please review this link for an unofficial course listing for Spring 2021 (dates/times may change). Before listing a course as a preference to TA, please check with course listing to make sure there will be no time conflict between your courses and the course you would like to TA. Please access the document using your @UCSC email address.
New Grads please note the following: If you were guaranteed a TAship as part of your admission offer, please complete the application/preference form found on the websites listed above. Only include courses from the department you were admitted to as courses in other departments are not guaranteed.
If you do not hear from our office by February 19, 2021, you can assume that you were not selected and we encourage you to apply again for Fall 2021.
We are only accepting applications
1. Full-time graduate student enrollment (10+ units).
2. Unfunded, has not been offered or accepted another TA, GSI (TF or Assoc-In), or GSR position already for the same quarter.
3. Does not have other employment that would require exception for >50% employment.
4. For international students - meet at least one of the following minimum requirements used to measure English fluency to determine eligibility for TAships:
- 89 overall and 26+ on the speaking portion of the internet-based TOEFL, or 8+ overall for IELTS;
- 71+ on the Versant exam;
- Successful completion of LAAD 210 or the Grad Prep Program, if required; or
- Waiver on file for exemption from language exam (this does not include TOEFL waiver for admission purposes).
- Unfortunately, if you do not meet any of the minimum requirements, we are unable to consider you for the current openings.
2021 CCC Registry Virtual Career Event for graduate students and any others who are interested in jobs with the California Community College system. The virtual event will run for four weeks and includes all jobs at the CCC’s, not just faculty. We will also have several informative workshops available.
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.
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 Computer Science Department at San Diego State University has two assistant professor tenure-track positions starting in Fall 2021. One position is in Database and the other in Software Engineering.
Interested people can learn more about the positions at:
The candidates should have PhD in Computer Science or closely related fields by the time of hire. Questions about the position may be directed to COS-CS-Search@sdsu.edu.
San Diego State University is a public research university with 36,000 students. SDSU faculty obtained $144 million in grants this year. SDSU recently opened the state-of-the-art $90 million dollar Engineering complex as part of the drive to become a top 50 public research university.
SDSU is an equal opportunity/Title IX employer.
Link to ad: DatabaseAd.pdf
Link to ad: SoftwareEngineerAd.pdf
The Ocean Fellowship Program is a funded research opportunity offered by TBA21–Academy and held at Ocean Space in Venice, Italy. The 2021 edition is closely affiliated with the exhibition The Soul Expanding Ocean #1: Taloi Havini, to be held at Ocean Space from March 20 to October 17, 2021. The fellowship also forms an integral part of The Current III (working title: The Mediterraneans: “Thus waves, come in pairs,” after Etel Adnan), a transdisciplinary and transregional exercise in sensing, listening, thinking, and learning with—by connecting and supporting situated projects, collective pedagogies, and voices along the Mediterranean shores across the fields of art, culture, science, conservation, and activism.
The program supports six fellows and two mentors to conduct individual and collaborative research as well as investigations with an awareness of oceanic worldviews and marine histories; an understanding of the changes in ocean management and recognition of indigenous marine governance and leadership; non-binarism as a philosophy; equality and social justice. This year, the Fellowship brings attention to story-telling as a method, as an "action" to portray and convey a territory, a mindset, and a substance, encouraging intergenerational exchange, building resilience in communities, and strengthening citizenship.
For the 2021 edition of the Ocean Fellowship, we are proudly partnering with Artis, who is supporting one fellow artist or researcher from Israel whose work addresses aesthetic, social, and political questions that inspire reflection and debate around oceans with an emphasis on the Mediterranean.
Budget and duration
March 1–5, 2021: Introductory Group Session (online) for all Fellows
Mentors are expected to engage digitally throughout the whole term of March 8–October 17, 2021. A meaningful presence of the Mentors in Venice is required to accompany their group of Fellows (to be determined on a case-by-case basis).
Please send the material in one single pdf file by January 10, 2021, to oceanfellows@tba21-academy.
We're recruiting for our 2021 Congressional Innovation Scholars Program, placing technologists to serve as tech policy advisors to top Members of Congress (offices like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and the House Judiciary Committee).
The program pays a $60,000-annual equivalent stipend and other benefits and fellows have done incredible work like:
- Working on the House Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Subcommittee report on Big Tech
- Passing the OPEN Government Data Act into law
- Securing changes to defense procurement policy to allow startups to better compete with big government contractors
We’re recruiting through 2/5/21 and there's more information here: https://www.techcongress.io/
We have two upcoming calls about the program for more information: https://bit.ly/
We’d like to invite you to join us for our upcoming virtual event series this January! Tune in to any of the sessions below to hear from Googlers, some sessions will feature live Q&A! Click the links below to register for the event(s) and add them to your calendar.
Tuesday, January 12th @ 4:00PM PT / 6:00PM CT / 7:00PM ET
We recently sat down with 3 former PhD interns at Google to learn more about the technical PhD intern application process and their internship experiences in Software Engineering, Research, and Data Science. Register to hear that conversation and learn more about Google’s recruitment process for these PhD internships.
Google recruiters will also be available to answer your questions live via chat!
Jan 25th - 29th @ 4:00PM PT / 6:00PM CT / 7:00PM ET
Here at Google, in building a workforce that is more representative of our users and a workplace that creates a sense of belonging for everyone, we are building a better Google - together. Employee Resource Groups are a key piece to building our culture. Currently, we have 16 Employee Resource Groups (ERG's) with over 35,000 members globally! We're excited to highlight 5 of these groups - The Black Googler Network (BGN), The Hispanic/ LatinX Googler Network (HOLA), The Women Googler Network (Women@), The Google American Indian Network (GAIN), and The Disability Alliance Network (DA).
Starting on Jan 25th we’ll be posting a video each day throughout the week where we’ll hear from members of these Employee Resource Groups as they share how they work together to make an impact within their communities and on Google's overall culture.
For additional events and resources please visit CareersonAir.withGoogle.com.
Naval Horizons is a video series designed to introduce STEM college students to cutting-edge science and technology topics that impact the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.
Participants are invited to watch the videos, select one topic and share ideas on the current state of the art and a futurist vision of the Navy and/or Marine Corps in the year 2040. Participants also have the option to submit a statement of interest that will be used to connect them with one of our many Department of Navy scientists and engineers to learn more. Submissions will be evaluated on a rolling basis and the first 3,000 submissions to meet the evaluation criteria will be awarded a stipend.
Information about eligibility, the due date, and a link to the website is provided below –
o Must be undergraduate or graduate students at
o Must be Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) majors
o Must be enrolled at an accredited college/university
o Must be a U.S. citizen
o Must be at least 18 to apply to this program
·Due date: January 15, 2021 at noon EST.
We are hiring in computer systems this year. Areas of interest include, in the broadest
-Systems, including Data Systems (https://academicjobsonline.or
-Distributed Systems (https://academicjobsonline.or
Review of applications will begin on January 12, 2021, however the
positions will remain open until January 28, 2021.