Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Presentations

Hello world,

You are all invited to attend to this year’s summer research experience for undergraduates in applied intelligent systems presentations. Dont miss this opportunity to learn about all the cool projects that went on during the summer at our very own computer science department.

Where: CS Building, Rm. 308

When: Friday August 5th, 2011

Time: Noon

See you there!

ExciTES Summer Institute 2011 Volunteering

Hello fellow volunteers!

We will be in need of volunteers all throughout the ExciTES Summer Institute sessions.
Get involved! Participate! Collaborate with Engineering students, professors, and professionals!

The schedule is the following:
June 6-10, July 18-22, July 25-29, and August 1-5 always from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. 
You don’t have to volunteer the whole time, any amount of help is greatly appreciated!!

Keep in mind that all hours go towards the ISCEP (The International Society of Community Engagement Professionals)

For more information, contact Janet Quiroz


Janet Quiroz

Engineering Ambassador
The University of Texas at El Paso
College of Engineering
(915) 747-8727

Possible CS 4365/5354 Computer Vision for Video Games on Summer

A message from Dr. Kreinovich about a possible new class to be offered during the summer!

Dear Students,

This is just for your information.

There is a possibility that we may be teaching a 2-month summer class special topic class CS 4365/CS 5354 with a specific topic Computer Vision for Video Games.

The budget for this class has not yet been approved, we just want to let you know about this possibility, we will hopefully learn soon whether the class is approved or not. As soon as we know it we will let you all know.


ExciTES Summer Intern

Are you a full time, undergraduate student looking to do something ExciTING during the summer? The following opportunity might be just for you!

ExciTES Summer Intern (HR job code 0099)

Deadline for application submission is April 15, 2011 at midnight.

Responsibilities: facilitate engineering and science modules that are part of the larger ExciTES program which targets middle thru high school students. Other projects & tasks as assigned and directed by supervisor including trainings.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities: self-motivated to work and accomplish tasks. Ability to adapt quickly to change, and work effectively under ambiguous conditions with little supervision. Ability to work independently and as well as part of a team. Planning/organizing and teaching/classroom management skills desired.

Preferred: Undergraduate Education/Engineering/Computer Science major; must have been enrolled full-time in fall and spring semesters.

Desired overall GPA of 2.5 and above.

Pay and Benefits: ~$8.00/hr; 19-35 hrs/wk; flexible around your class schedule (seeking availability of students who are not taking summer school to handle the fast pace and volume of this program); no vacation/sick leave; this is a great way to springboard into your Engineering career.

Students are encouraged to anticipate possible interview on Friday, April 22.

Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE) Summer Research Internships

Dear Students,

For your information: The Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE) has summer research internships for undergraduates, graduate students and recent postgraduates.

The Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE) is a virtual organization dedicated to providing open, persistent, robust, and secure access to biodiversity and environmental data, supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation. DataONE is pleased to announce the availability of summer research internships for undergraduates, graduate students and recent postgraduates.

Program Structure
Up to eight interns will be accepted in 2011, each paired with one primary mentor and, in some cases, secondary mentors. Interns need not necessarily be at the same location or institution as their mentor(s). Interns and mentors are expected to have a face-to-face meeting at the beginning of the summer, and interns are encouraged to attend the DataONE All-Hands Meeting in the fall to present the results of their work. DataONE will pay all necessary travel expenses.

*   March 15 – Application period opens
*   April 8 – Deadline for receipt of applications at midnight Pacific time
*   April 15 – Notification of acceptance. Scheduling of face-to-face kickoff meetings based on availability of interns and mentors
*   May 23 – Program begins*
*   June 27 – Midterm evaluations
*   July 29 – Program concludes
*   October 18-20 – DataONE All-Hands-Meeting, New Mexico (attendance encouraged)

* Allowance will be made for students who are unavailable during these date due to their school calendar.
The program is open to all undergraduate students, graduate students, and postgraduates who have received their masters or doctorate within the past five years. Given the broad range of projects, there are no restrictions on academic backgrounds or field of study. Interns must be at least 18 years of age by the program start date, must be currently enrolled or employed at a university or other research institution and must currently reside in, and be eligible to work in, the United States. Interns are expected to be available approximately 40 hours/week during the internship period (noted below) with significant availability during the normal business hours. Interns from previous years are eligible to participate.
Financial Support
Interns will receive a stipend of $4,500 for participation, paid in two installments (one at the midterm and one at the conclusion of the program). In addition, required travel expenses will be borne by DataONE. Participation in the program after the mid-term is contingent on satisfactory performance. The University of New Mexico will administer funds. Interns will need to supply their own computing equipment and Internet connection. For students who are not US citizens or permanent residents, complete visa information will be required, and it may be necessary for the funds to be paid through the student’s university or research institution. In such cases, the student will need to provide the necessary contact information for their organization.
Project Ideas
Projects cover a range of topic areas and vary in the extent and type of prior background required of the intern. The interests and expertise of the applicants will, in part, determine which projects will be selected for the program. Off-list projects are also eligible, in which case potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the organizers and/or potential mentors with their ideas prior to applying. The titles of this year’s projects (see below for more detailed descriptions) are:
1. DATA MANAGEMENT: Best practices of data management for public participation in science and research
2. DATA MANAGEMENT: Online learning modules related to best practices throughout the data lifecycle
3. EDUCATION: Accessing and analyzing environmental data in the classroom
4. SOCIOLOGY OF SCIENCE: Understanding how scientists analyze data
5. DATA SCIENCE: How much ecological data is out there?
6. DATA SCIENCE: Tracking the reuse of 1000 datasets
7. PROGRAMMING: Subsetting and publishing “dynamic” scientific datasets
8. PROGRAMMING: Scientific workflow provenance repository and publishing toolkit
9. PROGRAMMING: Integrating loosely structured data into the Linked Open Data cloud
10. SCIENCE COMMUNICATION: Developing video animations for DataONE community engagement

Please visit for details!

To Apply
Application materials should be sent to<> by 11:59 PM (Pacific time) on April 8th, and should include a cover letter, resume and letter of reference all in PDF format. The applicant should send the cover letter and resume, while the letter of reference should be sent directly by its author.

1.  The cover letter should address the following questions:
*   What DataONE Summer Internship projects are you most interested in and why?
*   What contributions do you expect to be able to make to the project(s)?
*   What background do you have which is relevant to the project(s)?
*   What do you expect to learn and/or achieve by participating?
*   What are your thoughts and ideas about the project, including particular suggestions for ways of achieving the project objectives?
*   How will participation in this program help you achieve your educational and career objectives?
*   Are there any factors that would affect your ability to participate, including other summer employment, university schedules, and other commitments?
2.  The resume should include the applicant’s educational history, current position, any publications or honors, and full contact information (including phone number, e-mail address, and mailing address).
3.  The letter of reference should be sent directly to<> and should be from a professor, supervisor, or mentor.

Evaluation of applications
Applications will be judged by the following criteria:

*   The academic and technical qualifications of the applicant.
*   Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills.
*   The extent to which the applicant can provide substantive contributions to one or more projects, including the applicant’s ideas for project implementation.
*   The extent to which the internship would be of value to the career development of the applicant
*   The availability of the applicant during the period of the internship.

Intellectual Property
DataONE is predicated on openness and universal access. Software is developed under one of several open source licenses, and copyrightable content produced during the course of the project will made available under a Creative Commons (CC-BY 3.0) license. Where appropriate, projects may result in published articles and conference presentations, on which the intern is expected to make a substantive contribution, and receive credit for that contribution.
Funding acknowledgement
The Summer Internships are supported by The National Science Foundation: “INTEROP: Creation of an International Virtual Data Center for the Biodiversity, Ecological and Environmental Sciences” (NSF Award 0753138) and “DataNet Full Proposal: DataNetONE (Observation Network for Earth)” (NSF Award 0830944).
For more information
If you have further questions or problems about the application process or internship program in general, please send e-mail to<>.

Google group on “Workflows”,
Supported by Technical Area in IEEE TCSC on “Workflow Management in Scalable Computing Environments”,

Summer Formal 2011: First Summer School on Formal Techniques

Are you a graduate student interested in summer school and formal techniques?

Then this opportunity is for you!

May 23-27, 2011

Menlo College, Atherton, California USA

Formal verification techniques such as model checking, satisfiability,
and static analysis have matured rapidly in recent years.  These
techniques are widely applicable in computing as well as in engineering,
biology, and mathematics.  This school will focus on the principles and
practice of formal verification, with a strong emphasis on the hands-on
use of verification technology.  It primarily targets graduate students
who are interested in using or developing verification technology in
their own research.

We have NSF support for the travel and food/accommodation for students from
US universities, but welcome applications from graduate students at non-US
universities as well.

The lecturers at the school include

* Leonardo de Moura (Microsoft) and Bruno Dutertre (SRI International):
Satisfiability Modulo Theories
* Jason Baumgartner (IBM):
Hardware Verification: Model Checking and Equivalence Checking
* David Monniaux (VERIMAG):
Static Analysis
* Ken McMillan (Microsoft):
Abstraction, Interpolation, and Composition
* Neha Rungta and Peter Mehlitz (NASA Ames):
Software Verification with Java PathFinder
* Natarajan Shankar (SRI):
Interactive Theorem Proving

More information on the school can be found at
Students are invited to apply for admission to the school by visiting this
web site.  We especially welcome applications from women and
under-represented minorities.  Applications must be received by Mar 31, 2011.

Tom Ball, Lenore Zuck, and Natarajan Shankar
Summer Formal Steering Committee

AHPCRC Summer Institute

Hello Everyone!

For those of you who would like to gain some experience during this Summer, please consider the AHPCRC Summer Institute. The objective of this program is to provide training and hands on experience in the use of computational techniques for science and engineering students, and to prepare those who choose to pursue graduate studies in technology areas dependent upon computational science and engineering.

Through this program you will have the opportunity to gain research experience by working with one of the AHPCRC research groups at Stanford University. Participants receive a stipend of $4,000, travel allowance, dormitory accommodations, and meals at Stanford University.

For additional information please contact:

Thank you,

The objectives of the Institute are to provide training and hands on experience in the use of computational techniques for science and engineering students, and to prepare those who choose to pursue graduate studies in technology areas dependent upon computational science and engineering.
The program curriculum combines short courses in computational engineering methods concentrating on structural mechanics, fluid dynamics, and computer programming for parallel clusters, with a research experience working with one of the AHPCRC research groups at Stanford University.

Participants receive a stipend of $4,000 for the eight-week period.  Participants receive a travel allowance and dormitory accommodations, including meals, at Stanford University.  Students local to Stanford may opt for a higher stipend in exchange for the travel, room and board.

Prerequisites: Students MUST be US citizens.  This program is intended for undergraduate students who anticipate graduation Spring 2012 or later. It is expected that all students in the Summer Institute will have completed freshman calculus and will have some computer programming experience.

Applications should include the following information:

  • An application form (Word format).
  • A one page statement including career and research objectives and computer experience.
  • A current transcript of coursework.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Two letters of recommendation (recommendations from AHPCRC affiliated faculty are given preference, but not required).

This information should be emailed to or directed to the following address by March 11, 2011 (late applications cannot be assured of full consideration):

AHPCRC Summer Institute
Stanford University

ME Building 530 Room 122

440 Escondido Mall

Stanford, CA 94305-3030

Tel: 650-721-1396 Fax: 650-723-8816

Stanford University is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

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