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

Siddarth Chandrasekaran chandrasekaran.siddarth at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 16:16:18 EDT 2010


I'm going.

Siddarth



On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 4:11 PM, Jim Danz <danz at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
> 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
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> 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
> To: newsletter at eecs.harvard.edu
>
>
> CSE Newsletter
> September 27 - October 1, 2010
> Volume 9, Number 4
>
> Folks in the News:
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> *** 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/
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
> 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>
>
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> ______________________________________
>
> Knox T. Millsaps, Sc.D.
> 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
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>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Advertisements:
>
> Harvard Film Study Center / Radcliffe Fellow looking to hire an
> undergraduate Junior Research Partner who might be interested in working on
> a project requiring the following web developer skills -- Flash, PHP, MySQL,
> Java, and CSS. Ideally hoping to find a student who is well versed in CS,
> but also interested in creative / new media art who might be interested in
> the opportunity to work with someone from an arts background.
>
> There's info here http://www.radcliffe.edu/fellowships/junior_partners.aspx
> and  here http://www.radcliffe.edu/fellowships/research_partnerships.aspx
> about the program.  Project is listed at the bottom of the second link ("The
> Motherhood Archives").
>
> Contact Irene Lusztig: ilusztig at ucsc.edu
>
> ............................
>
> Harvard Film Study Center /
> Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellow
> 8 Garden Street
> Cambridge, MA 02138
>
> Assistant Professor, Film and Digital Media
> University of California, Santa Cruz
> 1156 High Street
> Santa Cruz, CA 95064
>
> ---
>
> 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
> behind the scenes to enable companies from Nike to IBM to “search smarter”.
> Endeca combines traditional search with data summarization and visualization
> techniques to help users discover new things about their data and get
> answers to questions they could not clearly articulate up-front. More than
> 250 million people around the world access information via Endeca solutions
> implemented for clients including:  Newegg, Boeing, Cox Newspapers, the U.S.
> Defense Intelligence Agency, Dell, Ford Motor Company, Hyatt, IBM, John
> Deere, the Library of Congress, Texas Instruments and Walmart.com.
>
> As an employee of Endeca, you will be faced with challenging problems
> everyday, from compiler design to building high performance scalable
> systems. You’ll work amongst a diverse group of engineers, many of whom are
> recent graduates from Harvard, MIT and other top tier institutions. Add that
> to a stimulating environment full of fun and forward-thinking individuals in
> an organization that’s driven to succeed, and you’ll wonder why you ever
> considered working anywhere else! Social groups at Endeca range in interests
> from rock climbing to cycling to wine tasting to poker, and we’re always
> planning fun activities like a huge Boston scavenger hunt or trips to the
> beach. Our offices are located in Kendall Square, just a stone’s throw from
> central Boston.
>
> An ideal candidate should demonstrate excellent teamwork skills and the
> ability to consistently deliver well designed and high-quality software.
> Responsibilities will include all aspects of the software life cycle,
> including definition, design, implementation, testing and delivery.
>
> Preferred Experience:
> - Object oriented design and development
> - Functional languages
> - Distributed systems
> - Database implementation
> - Compiler design
> - Systems programming
>
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