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SEPTEMBER 27, 2013, 12 Noon @ The Graduate Center, Room 6112
How to see 2 million Instagram photos? Visualizing patterns in art, films, mass media, and user-generated content.
Speaker: Professor Lev Manovich, The Graduate Center, CUNY

OCTOBER 11, 2013, 9 AM to 5 PM @ The Graduate Center, Room 4102
Workshop on Sequence Analysis and Traminer.
Speaker: Mr. Alexis Gabadinho, Scientific Collaborator at the University of Geneva

OCTOBER 25, 2013, 12 Noon @ The Graduate Center, Room 6112
Featurizing Text: Converting Text into Predictors for Regression Analysis.
Speaker: Professor Robert Stine, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

NOVEMBER 22, 2013, 12 Noon @ The Graduate Center, Room 6112
Optimal Dissemination on Graphs: Theory and Algorithms.
Speaker: Professor Hanghang Tong, City College, CUNY

Every two years IEEE Intelligent Systems acknowledges and celebrates 10 young stars in the field of AI as “AI’s 10 to Watch.”  This year, that list includes CUNY’s very own Professor Heng Ji! Her research interests focus on natural language processing, especially on cross-source information extraction and knowledge base population. Ji has a PhD in computer science from New York University. She received a Google Research Award in 2009, an NSF CAREER award in 2010, and the Sloan Junior Faculty award and IBM Watson Faculty award in 2012.

Read more about the list of innovators, and more about Dr. Heng Ji, who is currently transitioning to a new position at Renesslaer Polytechnic University as the Edward G. Hamilton Development Chair and Associate Professor.

Postdoc Opportunities

July 26th, 2013 | Posted by Suzanne in jobs - (0 Comments)

*** Postdoctoral position at Institute AIFB, KIT, Germany ***

Several fully funded Doctoral Researchers & one Postdoctoral Researcher position @ Institute AIFB, KIT, Germany. Researchers are hired as scientific staff, for two years, with renewal possible.

For detailed information concerning skills, application documents and the application procedure, click here.

*** Postdoctoral position at TTI-Chicago ***

A postdoctoral position is available at TTI-Chicago on topics at the intersection of machine learning and speech processing. The ideal candidate will have completed (or be about to complete) a PhD degree in computer science, electrical engineering, machine learning, statistics, speech and language technologies, or a related field, and strong mathematical and experimental skills. The main duties of the postdoc will be his/her research activities in collaboration with his/her supervisor and other collaborators at TTI-Chicago and beyond; opportunities for teaching and advising may also be available if desired.

To apply, or for additional information, please contact Prof. Karen Livescu at kli…@ttic.edu. To learn more about related research at TTI-Chicago, click here.

The projected starting date is Fall 2013, with some flexibility. There are no restrictions on citizenship. The position is open until filled.

Location: CUNY Graduate Center
Time: Sat 10-6pm and Sunday 12-6pm
Room: 5409

**Please be sure you have registered below. The building is open, but we will be in an area that requires you check in with security, and show a valid form of ID**

Data Anywhere Workshop: participants will learn how to configure and secure a UNIX server for hosting open (or private) data sets. Step-by-step instructions will be provided for installing a variety of software packages and participants will become familiar with web applications such as nginx, mongodb, and flask. Also, we’ll be covering a bit of Python, and covering some basics of nosql.

This is an intensive workshop is open to participants of any level, including zero! Most important is the desire to learn. The workshop is open to the CUNY community.

More info on Data Anywhere can be found on occupydatanyc.org

Register by submitting the form here.

Free beer, pizza, swag & shots of BLACK VODKA (whatever that is)!

This presentation by Monty Widenius, father of the MySQL & MariaDB databases, will cover:

  • Brief intro – the MySQL/MariaDB story
  • MariaDB new features (that are not in MySQL)
  • Comparisions to MySQL
  • MariaDB and NoSQL
  • What we are working on just now in MariaDB
  • Why MariaDB is guaranteed to be free
  • How you can be part of developing MariaDB

At AppNexus on 23rd st, NYC
RSVP and more info

BIG thanks to all the student organizers, staff and faculty that helped to make our first student workshop a success!

Justification Logic, Many Agents and Complexity

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Justification Logic, Many Agents and Complexity presented by Antonis Achillieos

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teaparty1Students, alumni, and CUNY affiliates welcome!

There will be basic tea party fare: sandwiches, salads, sweets, tea & lemonade. Also, if you submit your LIR train tickets to the DSC by the 28th, we can cover the cost of travel. You can email me, Stephanie, or Lisa to help out with that process.

This event is generously hosted by Annelies, a former CUNY Women in STEM Co-chair and GC alum. Please RSVP with her by email, and for the address at annelies [dot] kamran [at] gmail [dot] com.

CUNY Women in STEM Tea Party
Date: Saturday, May 25th
Time: 2PM
Place: Brookhaven, NY 11719

The Interactive Technology & Pedagogy doctoral certificate program is seeking an advanced doctoral student to receive a one-year Grad “A” fellowship. Supported by the fellowship, the student will serve as the Managing Editor of the ITP program’s online, open access Journal of Interactive Technology & Pedagogy (jitp.commons.gc.cuny.edu). The Managing Editor oversees the workflow of articles and short pieces submitted to JITP, posts articles on the website, leads meetings of the Editorial Collective, works closely with issue and section editors, and works with the journal’s web development team to prepare each online issue of the journal.

Grad “A” fellowships offer a stipend starting at approximately $21,000 per year, tuition remission for students in their first 10 semesters of graduate work, and NYSHIP health benefits. Grad “A” fellows are expected to work a total of 450 hours over two semesters. This fellowship will be renewable pending funding availability.

Strong open source and computer tech skills are required, including familiarity with WordPress and other multimedia software. Prior experience with academic/public journal editing is helpful, though not required. Priority for consideration for the fellowship will be given to students who are enrolled in or have completed the ITP program.

All GC doctoral students are encouraged to apply by sending a letter of interest and a resume via email to: itp@gc.cuny.edu. The application process will remain open until May 17. We expect to award the fellowship before the end of May. The fellowship would begin formally in late August, but potential fellows should be available to train with our current Managing Editor earlier in the summer for approximately 10 or 12 hours.

Leila Walker
Assistant to Dr. Stephen Brier
Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue Room 7301
New York, NY 10016
(212) 817-7289
lwalker1@gc.cuny.edu

Congratulations to Professor Elizabeth Sklar of Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center. She recently won a Fulbright Scholar award for here work, “Exploring a human/multi-robot team approach to information management for multi-sensor surgical devices“.

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