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Lecturer – School of Computing, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

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The School of Computing at Clemson University invites applicants for a Lecturer position beginning August 2017. Responsibilities will include teaching (primarily for undergraduate classes), student advising, participation in departmental and university committees, and other typical faculty responsibilities. Teaching assignments will be determined based on school needs and candidate interests. The ability to teach courses in operating systems, networks or software engineering is desirable, though not required.  Lecturers are eligible for promotion to the rank of Senior Lecturer.More information and application procedures may be found at:http://ift.tt/2kGptO8Clemson University does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status or genetic information. Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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Big Data, Data Science, and Civil Rights

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The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) has been working hard on various white papers over the past couple of months and slowly releasing them. You can see all of them here.Today, we highlight another paper, called Big Data, Data Science, and Civil Rights by Solon Barocas, Elizabeth Bradley, Vasant Honavar, and Foster Provost.Government, academia, and the private sector have increasingly recognized that the use of big data and data science in decisions has important implications for civil rights. However, a coherent research agenda for addressing these topics is only beginning to emerge and the need for such an agenda is critical and timely. Big data and data science have begun to profoundly affect decision making because the modern world is more broadly instrumented to gather data—from financial transactions, mobile phone calls, web and app interactions, emails, chats, Facebook posts, Tweets, cars, Fitbits, and on and on.According to this paper, the necessary research agenda should …

Assistant or Associate Professor – Cybersecurity, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

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TENURE-TRACK POSITION — CYBERSECURITYThe Computer Science and Software Engineering Department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Computer Science faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank beginning as soon as 1/8/2018. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Qualified candidates with industry experience are encouraged to apply. This position, sponsored for the first three years by Northrop Grumman Corporation, will be named the Northrop Grumman Professorship for the duration of the funding.Duties include teaching undergraduate and master’s level courses, enriching the curricula with new courses in computer security, conducting research, and providing service to the department, the university, and the community. A doctorate in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or a closely related field is required. Particular areas of interest include: software security, malware an…

Democratizing Design for Future Computing Platforms

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The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) has been working hard on various white papers over the past couple of months and slowly releasing them. You can see all of them here.Today, we highlight one paper in particular, called Democratizing Design for Future Computing Platforms by Luis Ceze, Mark D. Hill, Karthikeyan Sankaralingam, and Thomas F. Wenisch.Information and communications technology (ICT) is changing our world. And yet, even more transformative advances are possible. With advances in machine learning and cloud computing, future ICT improvements will likely exceed past advances, bringing improved quality of life and enhanced competitiveness for the USA as world leader.Past ICT gains have been facilitated by synergistic improvements in hardware, commonly called “Moore’s Law.” Moore’s Law enabled ICT hardware performance and cost-performance to double every two years to provide a foundation for the ICT wonders we all experience. Unfortunately, the technology trends fueling Moo…

Instructor and Coordinator for Women in Computer Science (WiCS), New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, Socorro, NM

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The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT) invites applications for a non-tenure-track Instructor position to teach introductory courses and coordinate Women in Computer Science (WiCS) activities within the department.Responsibilities include teaching two freshman/sophomore courses per semester (fall, spring, and summer), which includes integration of best practices for engaging women and other underrepresented groups in computer science, sharing course materials with other instructors, focus on excellence in instruction and engagement of students, assessment of learning, and continuous improvement; building and maintaining WiCS mentoring, internship, research programs to enhance female engagement and success in computer science; developing and distributing material for promoting WiCS including print, online, and social media forms; respond to inquiries about NMT WiCS programs; visiting schools to introduce WiCS via engagi…

Assistant Professor, Term, Computer Science, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

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Job Summary:The Department of Computer Science at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a full-time, one-year non-renewable term position at the Assistant Professor rank to begin this August for the 2017-2018 academic year.Job Responsibilities:The successful candidate will be expected to teach a wide variety of course at both the undergraduate and graduate level, including introductory courses and upper-division or graduate courses in the candidate’s area of specialty.Minimum Requirements:A Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field. Ph.D. candidates that have completed all requirements other than the dissertation (ABD ) will be considered if the expected date of earned degree is prior to August 2017. A strong record of teaching at the university level and an understanding of and commitment to support the mission of the University of San Francisco are required.Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:For information on how to apply, please visit the following l…

Microsoft Research and NSF Big Data Hubs Collaboration Passes the One-Year Mark

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The cloud computing partnership between the Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs) and Microsoft Research has just passed the one-year anniversary mark. In June 2016, Microsoft dedicated $3 million in cloud computing credits to support the BD Hubs and the associated Big Data Spokes (BD Spokes) projects.The four Big Data Hubs – split by region into NortheastSouthMidwest, and West – apply data science resources to address regional challenges like agriculture, healthcare, and smart cities. Each Hub is partnered with a set of Spokes, multi-sector teams that focus on research themes with real world impact.The cloud computing credits were given to the hubs as part of the Microsoft Azure for Research program, an effort that engages research and funding agencies through Azure grants and training worldwide. The BD Hubs and Spokes used the cloud computing credits to support their research projects – uses that include the aggregation and analysis of medical data, communication between c…

Instructor Position in Computer Science, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio

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The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Cleveland State University invites applications for a non-tenure-track instructor in computer science. The position begins on August 21, 2017. Responsibilities include teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level, student advising, and curriculum development for both lecture and lab courses. The teaching requirement is between 12 and 16 credit hours (four or five courses) per semester. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Opportunities for summer teaching with additional compensation might also be available.Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field.
Ability to teach and interact with both undergraduate and graduate students.
Good communication skills.Preferred Qualifications:Earned doctoral degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field.
Teaching experience.
Industrial experience.
Ability to con…

Postdoc Associate, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida invites applications for a Post Doctoral Associate in the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (http://ift.tt/29Rtk4A).The chosen candidate will conduct research for the DARPA Transparency Program. The research encompasses developing the next generation of effective and efficient dynamic information flow systems (DIFT). He/she will work in conjunction with other groups from the DARPA Transparency Program and lead graduate students. The candidate will publish peer-reviewed top-tier conference papers/journal articles and is also expected to travel and present technical material in DARPA meetings.This position provides an excellent opportunity for transitioning to a professor’s role by providing experience in: (a) overseeing and supervising PhD Students, (b) leading a project, (c) connections and exposure to funding agencies, University professors, and US companies that participate in the program.Desirable …

ACM Turing 50 Year Celebration Live Stream

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The Association for Computing Machinery‘s (ACM) celebration of 50 years of the A.M. Turing Award is tomorrow and Saturday (June 23-24th, 2017) in San Francisco, CA.You can watch the live stream of the celebration here starting at 8:30 AM Pacific Time. Day 1, Friday, June 23Impact of Turing Recipients’ Work (8:55 – 9:15AM) Speaker: Barbara Liskov (2008 Turing laureate) Advances in Deep Neural Networks (9:15 – 10:30AM) Deep neural networks can be trained with relatively modest amounts of information and then successfully be applied to large quantities of unstructured data. Their capabilities, in some domains, rival those of human beings. How are deep neural networks changing our world and our jobs and how may things further change going forward?Moderator: Judea Pearl (2011 Turing laureate)Panelists: Michael Jordan, Fei-Fei Li, Stuart Russell, Ilya Sutskever, and Raquel UrtasunRestoring Personal Privacy without Compromising National Security (11:10AM – 12:25PM) Panelists will explore how …

Smart Wireless Communication is the Cornerstone of Smart Infrastructures

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Contributions to this post were made by CCC Council member Jennifer Rexford and Mary Ann Weitnauer.  Today’s wireless networks cannot meet the demands of emerging smart infrastructure, such as Smart Cities, Smart Grids, Smart Health, and Smart Transportation. We are desperately in need of wireless networks that have more agility, reliability, security, scalability, and partnerships.Recently, the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) in collaboration with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) released white papers describing a collective research agenda for intelligent infrastructure. We will be blogging about each paper over the next few weeks.Today, we highlight a newly release intelligent infrastructure paper called Smart Wireless Communication is the Cornerstone of Smart Infrastructures.Some of the specific needs in advanced wireless technologies and the recommendations to address them include:Scaling to a large number of devices: The number o…

Lecturer, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

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Data Science Lecturer Pool
The Data Science Program at the University of California, Berkeley is recruiting a pool of qualified temporary lecturers to teach undergraduate courses. Positions may be available as early as fall 2017, but applications will be accepted through June 19, 2018 to fill ongoing needs. For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, go to http://ift.tt/2rS20BqFor questions, please contact Professor Cathryn Carson clcarson@berkeley.edu.UC Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer.

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NIH Data Commons Webinar: Friday 6/23 12-2PM ET

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Intrigued by our post a few days ago about the National Institute of Health‘s new Data Commons Pilot Phase and wanted to learn more? Then you are in luck!The NIH Common Fund and the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) program cordially invite you to view an informational webinar for the NIH Data Commons Pilot Phase Research Opportunity Announcement RM-17-026 on Friday, June 23, 2017 from 12-2 PM US EDT.The purpose of the announcement is to invite applications from applicants who have an interest in performing high impact, cutting-edge scientific and computing activities necessary to establish an NIH Data Commons. The goal of the NIH Data Commons is to accelerate new biomedical discoveries by providing a cloud-based platform where investigators can store, share, access, and compute on digital objects (data, software, etc.) generated from biomedical research and perform novel scientific research including hypothesis generation, discovery, and validation. Applicants are encouraged to develop in…

Dean, School of Science & Mathematics, The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

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The Citadel invites nominations and applications for the position of Traubert Dean of the School of Science and Mathematics. Candidates must have an earned doctorate and be committed to promoting teaching and scholarship among students and faculty at a predominantly undergraduate institution.If interested, please see complete position advertisement at http://ift.tt/24oHliH

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NIST Awards $38.5 Million to Accelerate Public Safety Communications Technologies

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The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $38.5 million to 33 research and development (R&D) projects aimed at advancing broadband communications technologies for first responders.The multiyear grants are intended to help modernize public safety communications and operations by supporting the migration of data, video and voice communications from mobile radio to a nationwide public safety broadband network, as well as accelerating critical technologies related to indoor location tracking and public safety analytics.NIST reviewed 162 proposals from a diverse pool of national and international applicants across industry, academia and public safety organizations. The 33 selected projects span five key technology areas that have the potential to greatly enhance public safety communications and operations:Mission Critical Voice (moving from traditional radios to cellular systems)Location-Based Services (conducting indoor positionin…

Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

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The Department of Computer Science at Vassar College invites applications for a two-year position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning Fall semester 2017.Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Applicants who have demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply.A commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research is expected.  The Ph.D. in Computer Science required. Strong candidates in all areas of Computer Science are encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory, intermediate, and upper level courses. The expected teaching load will be one lab course and one non-lab cou…

New NIH Data Commons Pilot Phase

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The National Institute of Health (NIH), under the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) program, will be launching a Data Commons Pilot Phase to test ways to store, access, and share FAIR biomedical data and associated tools in the cloud.A data commons is a way to share and provide access to digital objects, like the data generated during biomedical research, or the software and other tools needed to use the data. A commons would help NIH extract more value from the digital products of biomedical research by making them available to more researchers. Using a cloud-based data commons model will empower researchers to find and interact with data directly in the cloud without spending time and resources downloading large datasets to their own servers.The NIH Common Fund issued Research Opportunity Announcement RM-17-026 to support several awards as part of an NIH Data Commons Pilot Phase Consortium.Letters of Intent are required, and are due June 30, 2017 at 5:00 PM ET. The Data Commons Pilot Phas…

J.B. Speed School of Engineering Dean, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

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University of Louisville J.B. Speed School of Engineering Dean THE SEARCHThe University of Louisville (UofL) is seeking an accomplished, collaborative, entrepreneurial and strategic leader to serve as the next dean of one of its largest academic units, the J.B. Speed School of Engineering (the Speed School). Since 1925, the Speed School has been a national leader in educational excellence, research, and technology transfer. Enrolling approximately 2,700 students (roughly 600 in graduate programs), the Speed School is growing. The next dean will take over a healthy and well-respected school with the challenges and opportunities that come with that growth. The next dean will be expected to execute a vision for the future of the Speed School to become the preeminent provider of high-quality, accessible, and experiential-based engineering education and a national leader among public, metropolitan engineering institutions in research, scholarship, and creative activity.The Speed School’s 110 …

Professor and Department Chair of Computer Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

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The Computer Science Department at Colorado State University invites applications for a department chair.  Additional details can be found at http://ift.tt/2sEJnjJ.CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer.

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Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Nevada, Reno, University of Nevada, Reno

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Dr. Shamik Sengupta, the Director of the new Cybersecurity Center (CSC) at UNR (http://ift.tt/2t602tO) is looking to hire one Postdoctoral Researcher who will assist Dr. Sengupta in cybersecurity research, grant writing, and establishing a strong cybersecurity program for the Center. The position is initially for 1 year with the possibility of extending another 1-2 years depending on satisfactory performance and funding availability.For more details on the position and application submission, please visit: http://ift.tt/2swPVkN.Contact Information for this Position: Dr. Shamik Sengupta (ssengupta@unr.edu)In the last five years, the College of Engineering has witnessed an unprecedented growth in student enrollment and number of faculty positions. The College is positioned to further enhance growth of its students, faculty, staff, facilities as well as its research productivity and its graduate and undergraduate programs.The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes …