[hcs-d] Fwd: [Cs-undergrads] [Newsletter] CSE Newsletter, 27 Sept - 1 Oct, 2010

Jim Danz danz at fas.harvard.edu
Mon Sep 27 16:11:40 EDT 2010


Due to poor planning, I have a #@!% class during the colloquiums this term.
 Is anyone planning on going to Arora's talk?  I'd love to hear how it is.
 Also, these things aren't video-taped, are they?

Jim

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From: Tristen Hubbard <tristen at eecs.harvard.edu>
Date: Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 8:58 AM
Subject: [Cs-undergrads] [Newsletter] CSE Newsletter, 27 Sept - 1 Oct, 2010
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CSE Newsletter
September 27 - October 1, 2010
Volume 9, Number 4

Folks in the News:

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*** Weekly Calendar for September 27 - October 1, 2010

Monday, September 27
* Science and Cooking
   Time   : 7:00p - 9:00p
   Place  : Science Center D
   Topic  : Olive Oil & Viscosity
   Speaker: Carles Tejedor, Via Veneto
   Website: https://www.seas.harvard.edu/cooking

Tuesday, September 28
* Berkman Center Talk
   Time   : 12:30p - 1:30p
   Place  : Berkman Center, 23 Everett Street, Second Floor
   Topic  : I'm in the Database, but Nobody Knows
   Speaker: Cynthia Dwork, Microsoft Research
   RSVP   : RSVP required for those attending in person (
rsvp at cyber.law.harvard.edu
   * The event will be webcast at
http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/interactive/webcast, live at 12:30p ET and
archived on the site.

Wednesday, September 29
* SEAS Chalk Talk
   Time   : 11:45a - 1:00p
   Place  : MD G125
   Speaker: Assistant Professor Neel Joshi, Harvard Chemical and Biological
Engineering, core member of the Wyss Institute         for Biologically
Inspired Engineering
   Website:
http://www.seas.harvard.edu/news-events/calendars/community/chalk-talk/view

Thursday, September 30
* Computer Science Colloquium Series
   Time   : 4:00p - 5:30p (Ice Cream will be served at 3:30p in the Second
Floor Lounge)
   Place  : Maxwell Dworkin G-125
   Topic  : Probabilistically Checkable Proofs: The First Two Decades
   Speaker: Sanjeev Arora, Professor of Computer Science, Princeton
University
   Contact: Gioia Sweetland, gioia at seas.harvard.edu

* SciFi @ SEAS
   Time   : 5:00p - 7:00p
   Place  : Cruft 309
   Feature: Transformers (with an intermission)
   Contact: Rebecca Kramer, graduate student in the Microrobotics Lab
   Website: RSVP via Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=118365361514614&ref=mf

Friday, October 1
* Electrical Engineering Seminar Series
   Time   : 3:00p - 4:00p (Cookies and Coffee will be served at 3:45p)
   Place  : MD G125
   Topic  : On the Scaling and Computational Efficiency of MCMC Algorithms
   Speaker: Natesh S. Pillai, Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics,
Harvard University
   Website: http://lu.seas.harvard.edu/seminars/

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Announcements:

The Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART)
scholarship-for-service Program fully funds undergraduate and graduate
degrees in a wide range of technical areas, including all fields of
Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and
Mathematics.

A SMART brochure is attached and the application web page is at
www.asee.org/SMART. The application deadline is December 2010 for the 2011
school year. SMART provides:

· Full Tuition – to any accredited U.S. University

· A very generous stipend while in school

- $25,000 for undergraduates

- $33,000 for masters candidates

- $33,000 to $41,800 for doctoral candidates

· Book allowance – $1,000

· Health Insurance

· Paid Summer internships

· All required student fees

· Travel fees for internships

Summer internships at the facility/laboratory are required. In return for
fully funding their education, students are required work as a civilian
employee at a Service (Army, Navy, Air Force) or DoD Agency (NSA, DIA,
DARPA, etc.) laboratory, or similar activity, for a period equal to the time
the program paid for their school. Students must be U.S. Citizens, able to
obtain a DoD Security Clearance, and be willing to work in a defense
facility/laboratory upon graduation.

There will be approximately 300 new awards this year. A list of SMART
fellows from previous years is listed by University at:

http://www.asee.org/fellowships/smart/schools/scholar%5Fdirectory/list%5Fby%5Fschool/

Interested students should visit: www.asee.org/SMART
<http://www.asee.org/SMART>. There are links to the application portal
and other program related information. Additional applicant and SMART
related questions can be answered via:

Email: smart at asee.org <mailto:smart at asee.org>

Phone: (202) 331-3544
______________________________________

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Professor and Chairman
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
700 Dyer Road, Room 338
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, CA 93943-5100 USA
www.nps.edu/mae <http://www.nps.edu/mae>
Phone: (831) 656-2586, 656-3382
Fax: (831) 656-2238
millsaps at nps.edu <mailto:millsaps at nps.edu>


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Attention SEAS juniors and seniors! Join us for an information session with
Endeca Technologies, a Cambridge-based software company looking for talented
engineers to tackle some of today’s toughest problems in Computer Science.

When: Wednesday, October 6th from 5-6pm
Where: Maxwell Dworkin 119
Who: Students looking for software development opportunities - full time and
interns
Food: FREE Burritos from FELIPE’S TAQUERIA

Endeca’s software powers over a quarter of Fortune 100 companies working
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planning fun activities like a huge Boston scavenger hunt or trips to the
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An ideal candidate should demonstrate excellent teamwork skills and the
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including definition, design, implementation, testing and delivery.

Preferred Experience:
- Object oriented design and development
- Functional languages
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- Database implementation
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