Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

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first_imgPosition SummaryThe Department of Computer Science and Engineering ( CSE ) atUniversity at Buffalo (UB) invites candidates to apply for thepositions of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or FullProfessor. We are particularly looking for candidates who canoperate effectively in a team environment and in a diversecommunity of students and faculty and share our vision of helpingall constituents reach their full potential.The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at thegraduate and undergraduate levels, mentor graduate students, advisestudents at all levels and maintain an active research program. Thesuccessful candidate for an Associate Professor or Full Professorposition should have a record of scholarly accomplishments,teaching experience and a sustained externally funded researchprogram. All areas of research expertise that complement theexisting research strengths in the department will be considered.Preference will be given to candidates in the following areas: (1)Software Systems broadly defined (including Database Systems,Distributed Systems, Programming Languages, Operating Systems,);(2) Emerging Computing Systems broadly defined (including EdgeComputing, Cloud Computing, High Performance Computing, MobileComputing, Computer Networks, and Quantum Computing). Other areasincluding Cybersecurity, Cyber Physical Systems, Data Analytics andInternet-of-Things will also be considered.The Department of Computer Science and Engineering ( CSE ) offersBS degrees in computer science (accredited by the ComputingAccreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org), and incomputer engineering (accredited by the Engineering AccreditationCommission of ABET, https://www.abet.org), a combined 5-year BS-MSprogram, a minor in computer science, a Certificate inData-Intensive Computing, and several joint programs (BS inComputer Science/ MBA, BS in Computational Physics, BA in SocialSciences Interdisciplinary – Cognitive Science Concentration, BS inBioinformatics and Computational Biology – CSE concentration) aswell as MS and PhD programs in Computer Science &Engineering.The department currently has over 40 tenure-track faculty, 12teaching faculty and approximately 1,200 undergraduate majors, 550masters’ students and 160 PhD students. Over twenty junior facultymembers have been hired since 2010, and we are continuing toexpand. Two members of our faculty currently hold key universityleadership positions, and eight members of our faculty are IEEEand/or ACM Fellows. The department is well known for offeringexcellent collaborative and nurturing environment for faculty.Recently, a cohort of five junior faculty received the CAREER awardsin 2019, setting a national record.Our faculty members are actively involved in cutting-edge researchand successful interdisciplinary programs and centers devoted tobiometrics; bioinformatics; biomedical computing; computational anddata science and engineering; computer vision and multimediasystems; database systems; document analysis and recognition;programming languages; high performance computing; cybersecurity;embedded, networked and distributed systems; machine learning andartificial intelligence; connected and autonomous vehicles andsustainable transportation; and theory of computation. Our facultyhas excellent publication records over the years. Since 2015, thedepartment has moved up its rank to be among the top 40 oncsrankings.org, and is among the top 25 in two recent years (2017and 2019). During the same period, our research expenditure hasgrown from $4.5 million (for AY 2015-2016) to $6.3 million (AY2019-2020).The University at Buffalo (UB), a member of the prestigiousAmerican Association of Universities, is the largest and mostcomprehensive university in The State University of New York ( SUNY) system, with about 22,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduatestudents and 1600 fulltime faculty. The School of Engineering andApplied Sciences has 7,300 students enrolled across 9 academicdepartments.Buffalo is a city with a rapidly growing economy, eclecticneighborhoods, world-class art galleries and museums, a vibranttheater and music community, the Lake Erie waterfront, a city-widesystem of parks designed by renowned landscape architect FrederickLaw Olmsted, and major and minor league sports teams. Theawe-inspiring Niagara Falls is just 20 minutes away. The departmentis located on the UB North Campus in suburban Amherst, an area thatcombines outstanding public schools and servicesOutstanding Benefits PackageWorking at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. Thereare personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirementplan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthymix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort tosupport your work-life effectiveness.About UBThe University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive publicresearch university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifiesambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities toachieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultureschallenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed.Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to furtherknowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates whoare valued for their talents and their impact on global society.Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo .The University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equalopportunity employer (AA/ EOE ).Minimum QualificationsCandidates must hold a doctorate in computer science, computerengineering or a closely related field. PhD must be conferred priorto appointment.Preferred QualificationsFor more information, click the “How to Apply” button.last_img read more

1984’s Andrew Gower on Coping with Rats & Big Brother

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first_img 1984 is the London play that just won’t quit and is now at the Playhouse Theatre for a third West End run, this time with an entirely new cast. Adapted from George Orwell’s chilling and prophetic 1949 novel, Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s stage version currently stars Liverpool-born actor Andrew Gower as Winston Smith, the Ministry of Truth employee who suffers a bleak trajectory as he learns to succumb to Big Brother. Broadway.com spoke to the lively West End newbie about chilling after an emotionally charged performance and facing down the novel’s notorious Room 101—oh, and those rats.You’re too young to have been around in 1984 itself.Hah! That’s right, I was minus 4 then [Gower is now 27]: not even a twinkle in anyone’s eye.Did you know much about the novel when this offer came your way?I hadn’t read the novel, and when I then went to read it, I made a conscious decision not to actually finish it. I read up to a certain point—and the appendix—but I didn’t actually read the final pages.That’s interesting: why was that?I think I felt that I wanted to remain in a sort of Winston Smith head space so that I would know the story without having read the very end. In every other respect, and for every other big moment, the book has been like our bible, basically.I suppose it frees you up to form your own view of the character.Yes, and in fact at my first audition, [co-directors] Rob [Icke] and Duncan [Macmillan] were very interested to see how I would approach [the material] not having read the book. The fact is, there are so many people who have seen the film or read the book or both and they have such a concrete image of it all in advance, whereas I think it was important for me to go on a journey, discovering both the character and the book as I went along.The material is certainly timely.What’s extraordinary is how genuinely timeless Orwell’s writing is. So many current events or how they are reported in the press seem to fit what is described in the book, so you’re always finding bits of the novel jumping out at you. Something will happen, and I will think, “that’s very thought police, that’s very double-think”: it’s as if Orwell has created a language to speak to us right now.Which must explain why a production first seen in London at the Almeida early in 2014 keeps coming back—and has toured internationally as well.From day one of rehearsals, every single member of the cast was basically referring to how poignant 1984 is for us today. There are so many reasons why [the production] has had a prolonged run, and I can’t imagine why that shouldn’t continue given the demand of people who either know the story already or want to discover it for themselves.How would you describe Winston?I see him as a man who is forever trying to find an answer to his problem when there is never an answer but only further questions. The book doesn’t give you answers and I don’t think the play should either, beyond the fact that Winston starts the play not really knowing who he is and is constantly trying to find an identity and in a way only realizes by the end end how happy he has been.That awareness comes at a terrible price.Yes, Winston ultimately is a tortured soul trapped in a world in which he doesn’t fit in. He’s stripped back to a non-person, back to a blank canvas.There are so many images associated with the novel—not just the fearsome Room 101, but the rats that exist to torture Winston.It’s funny you mention that because when I first told my parents I was doing this, my dad hadn’t read the novel but my mum had and the very first thing she said was “rats!” She’s English but lives in Turkey and is coming over this summer to see me in the play.So not one, then, for the squeamish.I wouldn’t let [the rats] put you off a performance, but I suppose you can always stand up and leave [laughs].You graduated from drama school [the Oxford School of Drama] six years ago but are only now making your West End debut.Yeah, which is funny because when I left drama school, I always envisaged that my career would be on stage; I never saw it going down the route of TV and film, so for this to be only my third theater job and in something so incredible and illustrious is really amazing.I saw you described in one of your TV roles as exhibiting a characteristic nervous energy in that part—is that how you see yourself as an actor?Well, it’s always nice to hear what people pick up on, but for me it has to do with how you access emotions once you’ve found the character. On [BBC supernatural drama] Being Human, for instance, I might be playing a vampire but the job is still about presenting a character with whom the audience can form a connection—who feels real. To me, it’s always about the search for identity.Is this show hard to switch off after each performance?At the moment, I’ve been stopping off at Whole Foods and buying myself a super green juice and watching highlights of the football on TV. Last night’s performance, for instance, was quite raw and bloody so it took me a while. It’s important to get back home and switch off and turn on some trashy television. View Comments Andrew Gower in ‘1984’(Photo: Manuel Harlan)last_img read more

Intertain sets target date for LSE listing

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first_img Luckbox raises CAD $3.8m ahead of TSX IPO June 12, 2020 Related Articles Share Luckbox outlines final TSXV roadmap July 29, 2020 Sportech highlights new client wins under lockdown June 26, 2020 Andrew McIver,Issuing a corporate statement Intertain Group Limited (Intertain), has announced that it expects its full listing on the London Stock Exchange under new entity ‘Jackpotjoy Plc’ to take place on Wednesday 25 June.The company had first announced its intention to migrate its corporate listing from the Toronto TSX to London’s LSE in August 2016.Presenting plans to its investors, Intertain’s governance led by new CEO Andrew McIver stated that the strategic decision was made in order to bring the company closer to its main European markets thus making Jackpotjoy assets more attractive to long-term igaming investors.Ahead of its London exchange listing, Intertain governance has allowed investors to exchange their Toronto TSX shares with a new common share issuance in Jackpotjoy Plc, setting a 20 January deadline in which to fulfil the transactions.Updating investors Andrew McIver, Intertain’s President and CEO, commented on the planned LSE listing; “We are excited to have reached this milestone in the implementation of our UK strategic initiatives, including the London listing of Jackpotjoy plc.  We believe that these initiatives will provide a platform to further develop Intertain’s core assets for the long term benefit of the company, its shareholders and other stakeholders.”Canaccord Genuity Corp has acted as financial advisor for Intertain Group’s LSE listing. StumbleUpon Submit Sharelast_img read more