Newsletter Week 10

Newsletter Week 10

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In this weeks newsletter:
• CSSA and Palantir Trivia Night (updated)
• Research in America: How to get in and do well
• Monthly Munchies (October Edition) (RSVP)
• EGN - looking for consoles and announcing tournaments (updated)
• Scholarships for Honours and Research Masters Students
• Space and Sci-Fi Trivia Night
• Girl Geek Coffee (RSVP)
• Infosys Internship
• BOLD Engineering Intern

Opportunities at Jane Street Webpage

Have you ever thought about working overseas? Jane Street is a US quantitative proprietary trading firm and we use functional programming in every area of the firm! We are currently hiring Software Developers, Quantitative Researchers and Quantitative Traders for our Hong Kong office - both internship and graduate opportunities are available.

You may click here to learn more about the roles and if you would like to apply to us, submit your CV on our online application form today!

Upcoming Events

CSSA and Palantir Trivia Night FB

This event has been moved back one week.

The CSSA is running a trivia night on Thursday the 17th of October! We'll have rounds focusing on games (board and video); ANU, CECS and CSSA; computer science, and a secret extra round. Bring people you know and read up on things! More information to come on the Facebook Page.

Time: Wednesday or Friday, 16th or 18th October 2013 (TBD)

Research in America: How to get in and do well FB

Considering graduate school or post doctoral possibilities in the U.S.? Associate Professor Michelle Strout of CSU will present the basics of the process, talk about grad student life in the U.S.A., and answer any questions about the process.

Come along if you're interested to know:
• What grad school in the US is like.
• Ph.D. program application time frame.
• What grad admission committees look for in applications.
• How Ph.D. students are funded in the US.
• Job opportunities in the US after obtaining a Ph.D.
• The Ph.D. job market time frame.

The talk runs from 6pm, with food provided at 7pm. Undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in academic opportunities at the end of their degrees are welcome to come along, have a bite to eat and learn more about US universities.

Time: Thursday, 17th October 2013, 18:00
Location: N101

Monthly Munchies (October Edition) FB (RSVP)

This event is aimed at postgrads, but interested undergrads are welcome! If you are an undergrad and keen to know what postgrad studies involve, then feel free to come and chat with us :)

The Computer Science Students Association (CSSA) and the Engineering Students Association (ESA) invite postgrad students to a catch up with your peers! Come and enjoy free finger food, cakes and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. Vegetarian options available.

This is a joint event between the CSSA and ESA, so bring your friends from all over CECS!

Please RSVP for catering purposes to or via the facebook event.

Time: Friday, 18th October 2013, 16:00
Location: N246 (Staffroom on Second Floor)

Higher Degree Extremely Rapid Presentations (HDERP) FB

The HDERP is back!

Postgrads, come and see what your peers are working on!
Undergrads, come and see what it's like to do research at ANU!

This event consists of three ten-minute lightning talks by PhD students, followed by a free lunch.

Thursday the 24th of October, A105, Ground Floor, RSISE Building (just walk into RSISE building and you can't miss it!).

Three PhD students will present their work:
1. A Bondgraph Modelling Approach to Formation Control Using Partial Measurements of Relative Position, or: Giving Eyes and Ears to a Swarm of UAVs - Geoff Stacey (ENG)
2. Efficient Generation of Some Classes of Graphs, or: Parental Testing in Graph Theory - Narjess Afzaly (CS)
3. Natural Computing for Complex Structured Data, or: Wands are Magic - Martin Henschke (CS)

Stick around after the talks for a free Subway lunch!

Time: Thursday, 24th October 2013
Location: A105, Ground Floor, RSISE

EGN Webpage FB

LoL tournament registration has now opened, DoTA, SC2 and Pokémon Showdown tournament registration will be opening soon. These forms are on the Facebook page.

We are also still looking for people to lend us consoles and games for EGN, if you are interested please complete the crowdsourcing form.

EGN has a theme: Halloween!

Time: Friday 25th October (end of week 12)

Save a place in your calendar or diary or even just write it on your whiteboard, because you definitely don't want to miss this night of boardgames, videogames, pizza and general fun!

Other Events Webpage

Scholarships for Honours and Research Masters Students Webpage (RSVP)

The Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre is offering up to $50,000 pa (tax free) industry-sponsored scholarships for PhD research in capital markets, algo trading and health informatics.

Up to 15 scholarships are available in 2014.

Exciting travel opportunities... conduct your research overseas!

We are seeking applicants completing 1st Class Honours / Masters degrees in one or more of:

• Health Analytics / Informatics / Biostatistics / Epidemiology
• Finance / Capital Markets
• Econometrics / Actuarial Studies / Applied Mathematics /Statistic

• Information Technology / Data Mining / Machine Learning / NLP / Signal Processing / Algorithms

To find out more, you are warmly invited to attend our upcoming information night:

Time: Wednesday, 9th of October 2013, commencing at 16:00
Location: Billich Gallery, 106 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney CBD
Catering: Food and Drinks will be flowing throughout the evening
RSVP: by Tuesday 1st of October

Space & Sci-Fi Trivia Night (Ticket, Flyer)

Are you fascinated by space or a science fiction fan? Want to have fun and learn some more about the universe and humanity's (and popular culture's) quest to explore it? Here is your chance to test your knowledge of space and sci-fi trivia at the annual AIAA Space & Sci-Fi Trivia Night!

The United Nations declared World Space Week to celebrate space and commemorate the 1957 launch of Sputnik 1 and the 1967 signing of the Outer Space Treaty. This year also commemorates 50 years of women in space.

More information is on the flyer.

Time: Wednesday 9th October, 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Fellows Bar & Café, ANU University House
Price: $7 per person (Ticket)

Girl Geek Coffee FB (RSVP)

The Canberra Girl Geek Coffee (GGC) group is having their next meetup at UC in a couple of weeks. They invite female comp sci and engineering students to join them for a free muffin and drink.
If you would like to catch a bus together from ANU to UC, please comment on the event so we can sort that out :)

Time: Wednesday 15th October, 16:00 - 17:00
Location: Zierholz @ UC [Google Maps:]
RSVP: by Friday, 11th October

Other News

CompCon Webpage Twitter FB

CompCon 2013 has happened. A blurb of how it went will be in next weeks newsletter. Till then, you can check out the live tweets which happened during the talks, some of which happened at alarming rates of 1.1 tweets per minute.

Infosys Internship Webpage

Quick facts about the internship:
• Opportunity to work on high-impact, strategic projects.
• Comprehensive compensation package that includes a monthly stipend, return airfare, visa fee, accommodation, transportation, health club membership and medical insurance.
• Interactions with business leaders and access to senior management through multiple industry workshops.
• Opportunity to participate in business plan competition, coding competition, cultural workshops and training modules.

BOLD Engineering Intern Webpage

Google aspires to be an organization that reflects the globally diverse audience that our search engine and tools serve. We believe that in addition to hiring the best talent, a diversity of perspectives, ideas and cultures leads to the creation of better products and services. This diversity of our employees and partners serves as the foundation for us to better serve our diverse customers and stakeholders all over the world.

Google is also invested in increasing the pipeline of future computer scientists and software developers, particularly those who are historically underrepresented in the field. Many aspiring computer scientists could benefit from a program that bridges the gap between academic study and a professional internship. Google wants to inspire these students to continue in the field with such a program.

With this in mind, Google announces the Engineering Practicum Internship in Australia for Summer 2013. Current bachelor students majoring, or intending to major, in Computer Science or a closely related field will be selected to participate. Students who are a member of a group that is historically under-represented in the technology industry are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to women and students with disabilities.

We invite you to join us for the 2013 Engineering Practicum Internship program!

Regular Events

Wednesday Night Board Games FB

Take a Ticket to Ride and Come Settle in our Dominion at CSSA board games night! CSSA board games night is Articulate. Other board game nights are Absolute Balderdash.

Time: Wednesdays, 19:00 - Late
Location: CSIT N101

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