BSOE Graduate Student Newsletter
RCA Winter Quarter Initiatives to Support Graduate Students
*PLEASE NOTE THE UPCOMING UNIVERSITY DEADLINES*
TA Application for Spring 2021 - Opens January 11
2021 CCC Registry Virtual Career Event
Tutors wanted in various CSE topics ($30-40/hour)
Phi Beta Kappa Graduate Student Scholarships
eBay's Machine Learning Competition for Students
SDSC HPC User Training Series 2021
UC Center Sacramento GOLD Fellowship
Silicon Valley Startup Anello Photonics Looking for Navigation and Localization Algorithm Engineer
High Tech Photonics Start Up - Internship Spring 2021
Call for Papers: Eleventh International Conference on The Constructed Environment, University of Calgary
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 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.
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.
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.
An important opportunity has arisen to contribute to efforts to diversify the
graduate student population in Computer Science & Engineering while getting paid!
Some of you may be aware
of the Cal-Bridge program ( https://www.cpp.edu/calbridge/ ), which knits together
Physics and Astronomy and now Computer Science departments
in the California Community Colleges, and the Cal State and UC systems, to
identify promising students from diverse backgrounds and bring them into strong
mentoring and professional development settings, and then help them get into
Ph.D. programs. A number of these "Cal-Bridge Scholars" find themselves facing
challenges in specific courses, creating a need for tutoring. The Cal-Bridge
program is looking for graduate students that would be interested in joining
a pool of paid tutors that could be called upon when need arises. Tutoring pays $30-40 per hour depending on tutor qualifications.
We hope you will consider this opportunity to engage and contribute to
this promising program. More than ever, drawing the full community together
in support of diversity and inclusion in our field is of paramount importance,
and contributions to these efforts are increasingly recognized as central to the
health of our field.
If you would be interested in joining the Cal-Bridge volunteer tutor pool,
please fill out the fields of this Google form ( https://forms.gle/
Thanks for considering this, and we look forward to hearing from you!
Let me know if you have any questions.
UC Co-Director, Cal-Bridge
Are you a Phi Beta Kappa member? If so, you are eligible to apply for a fellowship from the Northern California Association of Phi Beta Kappa. Awards are $7,500 each and will be distributed in May. Every year at least one – and often two or three – UCSC graduate students receives one of these fellowships to support their dissertation studies and research, so this is a terrific opportunity!
To be eligible, a student must belong to PBK at the national level. This means that you must have paid your dues to the national organization and you must include your PBK number (available from national) on the application.
Applications must be submitted to the UCSC Upsilon chapter of Phi Beta Kappa for preliminary screening. We will then forward applications to the Northern California Association.
Application forms and instructions are available for downloading at the website for the Phi Beta Kappa Northern California Association site:
Please keep to the specified word limits – especially for the writing sample! Do not send entire chapters or articles.
Submission Deadline: The campus deadline is Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 5 pm. Please submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your referees should send their letters directly to email@example.com by the deadline.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the UCSC PBK office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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/
January 22 – March 12, 2021 & April 9 – May 7, 2021
Friday’s from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PST)
This High-Performance Computing (HPC) User Training series is open to all who are interested in advancing their knowledge and experience on HPC systems and concepts. The program was originally developed in 2019 to support UCSD undergraduates interested in furthering their knowledge of HPC concepts and hands-on training, as well as, building a team interested in competing in the annual Student Cluster Competition held at the annual International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis (SC). This program continues to focus efforts on building a team to complete in the annual SC Student Cluster Competition but also extends to any who are interested in attending.
UC Center Sacramento is pleased to announce the call for the Presidential Graduate Opportunities for Leadership Development (GOLD) Fellowship! This fellowship will offer a doctoral-level graduate student in any academic discipline an opportunity to spend a quarter, semester, or summer term in resident or virtually in Sacramento for the purpose of conducting public policy research. Applications will be accepted until midnight Pacific time on Monday, February 1, 2021.
- Develop tightly coupled localization and POSE estimation algorithms using a high-performance IMU ( Inertial Measurement Unit ) as backbone for sensor fusion.
- Integration priorities include traditional IMU + GNSS/RTK solutions, as well as IMU + Camera and IMU + LIDAR localization solutions.
- Develop simulations that analyze various accuracy tradeoffs.
- Generate Stanford diagrams for integrity and protection limits of the combined solution
- Implement real-time algorithms on top of embedded CPU that runs PXROS real-time operating system
- Orchestrate extensive test campaign to validate performance under a wide variety of test conditions
- Regularly publish academic papers and blogs on the results of work.
- MS/PhD in Computer Science or BS and 3-5 years experience with extensive research experience in localization algorithms
- Must demonstrate up to date knowledge in sensor fusion for localization
- Proven abilities in advanced theoretical mathematics
- Proven track record for publishing easy-to-read but informative papers
- Expert programming skills in C and Python
- Experience with real world hardware and testing
Interested candidates can contact below
CSO Anello Photonics
Use time to get experience and make some $$ working at high tech photonics start up.
Silicon valley start up in Integrated Photonics called Anello Photonics looking for interns for spring 2021.
With all classes on line and limited access to campus and labs why not use this time to get some great startup work experience with a startup working alongside some high tech professionals and also make some $$ along the way.
We are located in Santa Clara CA. We are looking for interns for the Spring of 2021 (i.e. starting in January) to work in our lab doing optical and system level testing of our photonics devices.
Qualifications: Looking for graduate level MS/ PhD students in physics, EE, Optics. Experience and or research working in a optical lab and with hands on optical testing experience, experience with lasers, fibers photo-detectors and other fiber optical solutions and fiber optics.
Interested students please send email to below.
Mario Paniccia PhD
Call for Papers: Eleventh International Conference on The Constructed Environment, University of Calgary
We are pleased to share with you the Call for Papers for the Eleventh International Conference on The Constructed Environment, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, 12–14 May 2021.
The Constructed Environment Research Network is brought together by a common shared interest in human configurations of the environment and the interactions among the constructed, social and natural environments. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.
The Eleventh International Conference on the Constructed Environment features research addressing the following annual themes and special focus: 2021 Special Focus—Building the Anthropocene