BSOE Graduate Student Newsletter
Weekly "pop-up" seminar on Salton Sea - Wednesdays at 11
UC Center Sacramento 2021-2022 STEM Solutions in Public Policy Award Competition
Cadence Diversity in Technology Scholarship Programs
University of California - President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Wells Fargo Campus Analytics Challenge
The Rockefeller University - Fellow Position
Computer/Engineering Career & Internship Fair
Data Management Talkes
Lessons We Learned Working with Open Source at Microsoft (Keynote for CROSS Research Symposium)
How to Win Friends and Build Software (Keynote for CROSS Research Symposium)
Panel Discussion on Community Health and Diversity in Open Source
Roundtable on Open Source @ UC Santa Cruz
Spirent PNT Global Services - Technical Staff Job Role
San Diego State University Computer Science Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position
CSE @ TAMU - College Station and Galveston
Kalamazoo College tenure-track position in CS
5 New UCLA Postdoc positions with hiring incentives
Job opportunity in Digital Media / Digital Studies
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.
Thursday, September 30th Deadline To Apply For Degree
If you plan to complete your MS or PhD this quarter (Fall 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.
Friday, October 1st 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.
Friday, October 1st 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.
Wednesday, October 13th Deadline to Add/Drop/Swap Courses
This is your last day to add, drop and swap courses. You will not be able to drop or withdraw from courses after this deadline has passed. If you are enrolled in a placeholder class, you MUST drop it by this deadline. More information on how to add, drop, and swap classes is available on the registrar website.
Sunday, November 28th 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.
Sunday, November 28th Late Add with Fee Deadline
Friday, December 10th 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.
Each Wednesday at 11 am (Pacific) we will likely be holding a one-hour
seminar on Salton Sea-related topics. We invite you to attend the seminar.
We're calling it a "pop-up" seminar because it is possible some weeks we
won't have a speaker. But when we do it will be extremely interesting.
For example, today our own Charlie Chesney will be discussing the future of
lithium mining and economic development in the Salton Sea region.
We meet in Zoom
We will have national and regional experts presenting to us and joining the
conversation throughout the quarter.
Please email Project Coordinator Azucena Beltran (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you
would like announcements about upcoming speakers.
At the request of the state Natural Resources Agency, UCSC is leading an
evaluation of water importation concepts for the long term restoration and
management of the Salton Sea. Located near the Mexican border, the Salton
Sea is California's largest lake and is shrinking due to water transfers
out of the region. Our project is looking at environmental, social,
economic, public health, cultural, engineering, diplomatic, and other
aspects of importation concepts for long-term restoration. 5 UCSC grad
students have been employed on the project.
We have an opportunity to invite the leading scholars and practitioners on
Salton Sea restoration to give presentations. We will learn about how the
state and region are dealing with cascading impacts on the region as the
sea shrinks away due to reduced inflows.
UC Center Sacramento is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 STEM Solutions in Public Policy Award.
This award will recognize one or more outstanding proposals for new California legislation from UC STEM graduate students. The winner(s) will receive $1,000 for research support and -- should their bill advance through the legislative process –travel expenses covering a trip to Sacramento to convene with Legislators and/or legislative staff.
Submissions will be accepted until midnight Pacific time on October 22nd, 2021 and applicants will be notified of their status in December 2021. Further information is available at UCCS STEM Solutions or on the UCCS website (uccs.ucdavis.edu).
We are excited to announce the opening of several Cadence scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. In addition to our annual Cadence Women in Technology Scholarship, we are offering a Black Students in Technology Scholarship and a Latinx Students in Technology Scholarship. As part of our mission to foster a culture of diversity and inclusion, we're offering a $5,000 scholarship to students in each of these groups currently pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s, or PhD degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, electronic engineering, or a closely related technical field.
Students should review each scholarship page for requirements and eligibility before submitting an application online by Monday, October 11, 2021! Recipients will be selected based on their academic merits, letters of recommendation, and passion for supporting diversity in technology. Students can email the contacts listed on the page with any questions.
More information at the links below:
- Women in Technology Scholarship
- Black Students in Technology Scholarship
- Latinx Students in Technology Scholarship
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
THE PROGRAM. The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program oﬀers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. The contributions to diversity may include public service towards increasing equitable access in fields where women and minorities are underrepresented. In some fields, the contributions may include research focusing on underserved populations or understanding inequalities related to race, gender, disability or LGBT. The program is seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their academic and research careers the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education in the United States.
AWARDS AND APPOINTMENTS. Fellowships are awarded for research conducted at any one of the University of California’s ten campuses. The award includes a salary starting at approximately $54,540 depending on ﬁeld and experience, beneﬁts including health insurance and paid vacation/sick leave, and up to $5,000 for research-related and program travel expenses. Each award is for a minimum of 12-months and may be renewable for an additional term upon demonstration of academic/research productivity.
ELIGIBILITY. Applicants must receive a Ph.D. or terminal degree from an accredited university before the start of their fellowship. Successful applicants must present documents demonstrating that they are legally authorized to work in the United States. Individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are encouraged to apply.
APPLICATION. Apply online at: ppfp.ucop.edu
DEADLINE: November 1, 2021
President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
University of California
visit online: ppfp.ucop.edu/info/
Partner Programs with University of Arizona, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Colorado, Boulder, Georgia Tech, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, New York University, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Penn State, UC Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs, and the UC-affiliated National Labs. Please visit: https://ppfp.ucop.edu/info/
Students can compete individually (preferred) or submit as a team for a chance to win a significant cash prize as well as develop skills around a real-world application.
Link to challenge - https://www.mindsumo.com/
The deadline to submit will be October 13th at 12:00pm EST. This challenge will likely be best suited for those pursuing degrees in computer science, information science, data analytics, mathematics, or engineering. The challenge is open to undergrads, masters, and Ph.D. programs.
Please note: To be eligible to receive any prize, potential winners must have a valid U.S. tax identification number and meet all the eligibility requirements at the time the prize is awarded.
Feel free to reach out to me (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
The Center for Studies in Physics and Biology, at The Rockefeller University, expects to have a small number of postdoctoral fellowships available for appointments in September 2022. We are seeking theoretical physicists, mathematicians and computer scientists with a demonstrable interest in the interface between their discipline and biology. The Fellows are to be at that stage of career as to function as independent members of the Center, free to work alone or in collaboration with any members of The Rockefeller University faculty.
Event Location: Zoom (registration required)
The CROSS 2021 Symposium will take place from October 11-14! Registration is now open!
This remote event will provide an opportunity to learn about the research being done by CROSS fellows and affiliated faculty, interact with CROSS and other UC Santa Cruz faculty, graduate students, and affiliated researchers, and discuss future directions and collaborative research projects at UC Santa Cruz. Each day will include a plenary session, keynotes, and continue with topic-specific workshops.
We are excited to have keynotes by Sarah Novotny of Azure/Microsoft and leading open source community expert Deb Nicholson. We will also have roundtable discussions featuring community influencer's like Nithya Ruff of Comcast and Chassidy Cook of RedHat.
Full agenda here.
This year's workshops will cover a range of topics including sessions focused on the work of on-going and up-coming CROSS projects, along with other exciting research topics that could benefit from working in open source ecosystems. This year we will also once again highlight our Open Source Research Experience contributors with dedicated lightning talk sessions.
Registration is free. Links to join meetings will be provided after registration
Event Location: Handshake
Computer/Engineering Career Fair from 10 am - 4 pm. It will be hosted virtually via Handshake. Students need to register then sign up for 1:1 and group sessions.
Event Location: Remote
Event Location: Zoom (registration required)
Keynote by Stormy Peters, Director, Open Source Programs Office at Microsoft
Monday, October 11, 2021
(Symposium Registration required for access to talk)
Come learn about Open Source Programs Offices and how to change the culture of an organization, create open source software policies and implement a compliance toolkit. Learn how to incorporate open source software into strategic decisions and run entire projects in the open, including product management. Over the past decade, Microsoft’s approach to open source software has changed. Microsoft went from using no open source to leading some of the top open source software projects on GitHub. Along the way, Microsoft learned how to create an effective open source software policy, run entire projects in the open, including product management, strike a balance between open source expertise and business strategy, bring the best of our diversity and inclusion to open source and create easy to use compliance tooling. We are still learning, so we’d like to share our experiences and hear from yours!
Stormy Peters is Director of the Open Source Programs Office at Microsoft. She works with people and teams across Microsoft to help make sure Microsoft uses and contributes to open source software in a way that makes it possible for the world to achieve more through open source software. Stormy is passionate about open source software and educates companies and communities on how open source software is changing the software industry. She is a compelling speaker who engages her audiences during and after her presentations. She has given keynotes at 4,000+ person events such as OSCON, PyCon and LinuxConf Australia as well as talks to small groups. You can find videos of her talks online. Before joining Microsoft, Stormy held leadership positions in open source and developer roles at Red Hat where she was head of the Community Leads, the Cloud Foundry Foundation where she was VP of Developer Relations and Mozilla where she led Developer Relations. Previously, she served as executive director of the GNOME Foundation and at OpenLogic where she set up their OpenLogic Expert Community. Stormy graduated from Rice University with a B.A. in Computer Science.
Event Location: Zoom (registration required)
Keynote by Deb Nicholson
2021 CROSS Research Symposium Keynote
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
(Symposium Registration required for access to talk)
Abstract: Every kind of work or endeavor involves community, but open source embraces this a little more heartily than other fields. Working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders -- especially with your competition -- often requires some adjustments and new habits from folks who are coming from other fields. This talk will look at open source communities; how to set them up for success, how to work effectively with communities set up by others and how to help the next generation of open source practitioners make their very own brand-new mistakes in their open source community adventures.
Bio: Deb Nicholson is a free software policy expert and a passionate community advocate. After years of local organizing on free speech, marriage equality, government transparency and access to the political process, she joined the free software movement in 2006. She recently served as the General Manager at the Open Source Initiative which stewards the Open Source Definition and works to raise awareness and adoption of open source software. She’s won the O’Reilly Open Source Award and the Award for the Advancement of Free Software for her efforts to broaden the free software movement. She is also a founding organizer of the Seattle GNU/Linux Conference, an annual event dedicated to surfacing new voices and welcoming new people to the free software community. She lives with her husband and her lucky black cat in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Event Location: Zoom (registration required)
Panel Discussion on Community Health and Diversity in Open Source, Moderated by Carmen Robinson, Program Director for Student Excellence, Engagement, and Inclusion
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
(CROSS Symposium Registration required for access to talk)
Abstract: As noted by the Community Health Analytics Open Source Software (CHAOSS) working group, "diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the health of open source communities." Despite this understanding, open source communities continue to struggle to break down barriers and become more accessible to a more diverse pool of contributors, maintainers and leaders. This panel will focus on how diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion can impact the overall health and sustainability of open source communities and touch on effective methods that will help open source project lead the way on increasing inclusion and diversity in tech. The panel includes: Chassidy Cook (RedHat), Christina Dacanay (ml5.js). Carlos Espinosa (UCSC), and Dorothy Santos (Processing Foundation.)
Roundtable on Open Source @ UC Santa Cruz, Moderated by Nithya Ruff, Executive Director, Open Source Program Office , Comcast; Chair of the Linux Foundation Board; Member of CROSS Advisory Committee
Thursday, October 14, 2021
(Symposium Registration required for access to talk)
Abstract: This panel will identify and explore the roles open source can play in amplifying the impact of research at UC Santa Cruz and to identify challenges and opportunities and what kind of university-wide programs might help. The panel includes: Kristina Golubiewski-Davis (Digital Scholarship Commons), Tim Harris (Computational Genomics Platform), Carlos Maltzahn (CROSS), Jason Nielsen (Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics), and Warren Sack (Film & Digital Media.)
Please see links below for more information:
PhD University Grad Systems/Infrastructure Engineer (USA) - graduating Dec 2021 - Spring 2022Pinterest Labs Research Intern (USA) graduation starting Dec 2022
Spirent Positioning Technology designs, manufactures, and supplies advanced satellite navigation test and simulation systems, many of which comprise radio frequency signal generators and computer systems running complex application software; all designed in-house. These systems are sold all over the world to high-profile organizations and inevitably there are occasional problems experienced by the users such as component failures, software bugs, documentation issues, or the customer may simply need guidance and advice.
You will join a team of global support engineers, dedicated to fulfilling the varied and challenging post-sales technical support requirements of our international customers. In this role, you will work as part of a global support team to provide customers and end-users in the Americas commercial market space with the product and technical support. The role will be primarily working from home with occasional visits to Spirent's San Jose, CA office location and customer site locations, particularly in the San Francisco Bay area, with some other domestic and local travel.
Why Spirent... Because together we can shape tomorrow
Spirent offers unique career opportunities where you can set your innovative spirit free. Spirent is its people and when you join Spirent, you will work alongside some of the best subject matter experts in the industry. Success is important to us and so is having a work/life balance. We believe that you should be able to pursue your career aspirations in an innovative and creative environment, as well as explore your personal passions.
· Respond to incoming Service Requests from customers, sales engineers, and sales team via online networks, email, and telephone.
· Analyze reported problems, replicating and demonstrating them if needed using appropriate dedicated support equipment.
· Suggest, prepare, and deliver solutions to customers for both hardware and software problems.
· Occasional visits to customer premises to troubleshoot and diagnose issues, as well as provide advice and guidance for post-sales technical support and questions.
· Liaise with UK-based engineers to analyze and resolve complex customer issues in software and/or hardware, recording, and documenting resolutions.
· Compile and maintain records of customer issues, product defects, etc., using internal tools (Salesforce).
· Assist Professional Services (PS) team with the delivery of PS engagements if required.
· Provide level 1 hardware repair and calibration services for positioning, navigation, and timing customers in the Americas region.
· Assist in the distribution of software and hardware upgrades to customers.
· Perform calibrations/integrations at customer sites on key product range when required.
· Provide feedback to product management and development teams on customer use cases.
· Generate special test scenarios from customer requests.
· Maintain literature available through the support website.
· Produce technical documents/knowledge base articles.
· Provide customer training on Spirent products either remotely via meeting platforms, or at customers' sites, as required.
· Bachelor's degree in a technical/engineering discipline or equivalent work experience.
· Desirable, but not required for graduate students: 5 years of related work experience in a high technology organization with some customer-facing, post-sales technical support experience.
· Effective communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal.
· Direct and recent experience using standard RF and other test equipment such as power meters, spectrum analyzers, frequency counters, and oscilloscopes.
· Problem-solving abilities.
· Flexible and dedicated approach.
· Ability to work and lead autonomously, exercising sound judgment in selecting methods and techniques, to reach desired outcomes.
· Must be able to effectively manage multiple priorities.
· Willingness to travel within the Americas region and occasionally further afield, for around 15-20% of the time.
· Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical manuals and drawings, national and international standards (such as Interface Control Documents (ICDs), general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or regulations.
· Ability to write reports and business correspondence, effectively present information, and respond to questions from managers, clients, customers, and the employees of the company.
· Knowledge of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) position, navigation, and timing concepts, including constellations and segments, navigation data, orbital parameters of space vehicles, and GNSS reception challenges are highly desired.
· Experience with Precision Time Protocol (PTP) testing and assurance is a plus.
· Experience with tools such as Salesforce, Jira, and Agile is recommended.
Link to LinkedIn add: https://www.linkedin.com/
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The Computer Science Department at the San Diego State University is hiring a tenure-track assistant professor starting in Fall 2022. Strong candidates in all fields of computer science will be considered, with a particular emphasis on software engineering. A long version of our advertisement can be found at https://engineering.
Applicants need to apply via https://apply.interfolio.com/
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University is pleased to announce openings for multiple positions at our College Station and Galveston campuses.
College Station: CSE_CollegeStation.pdf
We are looking for prospective faculty with a high aptitude and interest in undergraduate teaching, a commitment to the liberal arts, a promise of scholarly excellence, and a desire to engage undergraduates in scholarship and professional activities. If you know of any graduating (or recently graduated) PhD students with a strong interest in teaching computer science at the undergraduate level, please see the job opportunity here.
Kalamazoo has several features that might attract new faculty: an inclusive, supportive pedagogical environment, interesting and engaged students, a curriculum that supports student internships, service learning, and study abroad, location in the city of Kalamazoo with its surprising array of cultural activities (many liberal arts colleges are relatively isolated in small towns), Western Michigan University virtually across the street, and many opportunities for outdoor activities across all four seasons.
The full job ad is available online at https://www.kzoo.edu/search/
The UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center seeks applicants for 5 postdoctoral positions, open to all fields including STEM. This two-year postdoctoral fellowship includes a hiring incentive. Scholars whose teaching, scholarship and/or mentoring has ties to Latinx experiences are encouraged to apply.
The application deadline is fast approaching – November 1.
As part of the UCLA HSI Infrastructure Initiative, the Chicano Studies Research Center will administer the selection of twenty UCLA Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellows over the next four years (five fellows per year, with the first cohort reviewed during 2021-22 to start in 2022-23).
These positions will be funded through the Office of the Chancellor and Executive Vice Chancellor/Provost, and each fellowship may be renewable for an additional year (2023-24 for the first cohort). The purpose of the fellowship program is to advance excellence through a commitment to diversity and scholarly research that addresses Latinx life and Latinx experiences.
Applicants must obtain the sponsorship of a tenured UCLA faculty member who is willing to serve as a primary mentor. UCLA Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellows will be eligible for all of the President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program professional development and hiring incentive programs. Fellowships are open to postdoctoral scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields. The application review process will be done in partnership with UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PPFP). Please follow the application directions on the PPFP website. Deadline to apply: November 1, 2021.
The position is a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Digital Studies. We're looking for someone with experience in digital media production, and when we say "digital media" we're open-minded about which specific media someone has experience in.
The official ad is on our HR website here:
But the version in the MLA job list is more detailed: