Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunity at Oklahoma State University

The NSF REU program at Oklahoma State University (OSU) is a ten-week summer program for undergraduate students. Participants in the program will contribute to research projects in big data analytics, including computer vision, visualization, social media data analytics, anonymity, and machine learning. Field trips, talks by external speakers, and workshops are included. Eligibility:
  •  Undergraduate students from 2-year and 4-year colleges
  •  U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  •  Travel to OSU and back to home institution
  •  $5,000 stipend
  •  Housing
  •  Meals
Application deadline: March 1, 2018 Dates: May 29, 2018 through August 3, 2018 Website: http://www.cs.okstate.edu/reu Questions? Contact: Dr. Eric Chan-Tin (chantin@okstate.edu) Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Graduate Research Assistant Position at the Moore School of Business

Dear Students, We are looking for a graduate student to work with us on a funded research project. This project provides the opportunity to work on a realistic application that could enhance your resume and experience in business analytics. Below is a brief description of the project. If you are interested, please email us your resume, transcript, and a brief statement explaining why you are interested. Project Title: Investigating the Effect of User Generated Content on Hotel Demand, Pricing and Competition The objective of this work is to investigate the effect of user generated content (UGC), in the form of online reviews, on hotel demand and pricing, relative to close competition. The intended outcomes of this research is not only to contribute to the literature on social media and revenue management but also provide hoteliers with insights on the effect of star ratings as well review sentiment on demand. Project Requirements: To achieve our research objectives, we need a student to systematically collect data, primarily scraping review data from popular online review platforms such as TripAdvisor, Expedia and Hotels.com. We plan to collect data from at least 100 properties over 3 years or more. Since the data will contain both numerical ratings as well review text, it will constitute a large-scale dataset, and the proper storing and cleaning of the data will be necessary before analysis. We estimate that the amount of work required will span over 8 months. The student worker will be compensated with an hourly pay. Required skills:
  • Experience with web scraping – such as Python, R, PHP, Java
  •  Experience with handling large-scale datasets – such as R, SQL, SAS, Stata, Matlab
  •  (Optional) Experience with statistical software – such as R, SAS, Stata
  •  (Optional) Experience with text mining – such as R, SAS, JMP
  •  Good written and oral communication skills
Pelin Pekgun, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Management Science Department Darla Moore School of Business 1014 Greene Street • Columbia, SC 29208 E: pelin.pekgun@moore.sc.edu O: 803-777-2648 Ram Janakiraman, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Marketing Business Partnership Foundation Research Fellow Marketing Department Darla Moore School of Business 1014 Greene Street • Columbia, SC 29208 e: ram@moore.sc.edu o: 803-777-0534 businessanalyticslens.com

Facebook is Hiring

My name is Rodney Tabares, I’m a University Recruiter with Facebook on the Software Engineers team focused on expansion schools. I will now have the privilege to recruit Software Engineer Interns and University Grads from the University of South Carolina. Here are the job descriptions: What makes a good candidate: we look for students who’ve taken data structures and algorithms classes, internship or industry experience, participated in hackathons, projects - built an app(s), and who participate in computing clubs. Rodney Tabares University Recruiting (SWE) | Facebook 1 Hacker Way | Menlo Park | CA 94025 M: (650) 304-5039 E: rtabares@fb.com Apply here: https://www.facebook.com/careers/university/

Web Scraping Assistance for Marketing Research Project

OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN HANDS ON EXPERIENCE IN A MARKETING RESEARCH PROJECT AND ENHANCE YOUR CV Faculty in the marketing department, Darla Moore School of Business, is seeking to get ad-hoc research assistance from the students in the Computer Science Department. The job description is provided below: Job: Scrape websites to collect data for the marketing research project Essential requirements for the job:  
  • Ability to write code either in R or Python (or any other language of your choice) to scrape websites and then store data in a user friendly format
  • Since it is a research project, which will eventually get published in a top journal, completeness and accuracy of the data collected is extremely important
  • Good GPA and work ethic
Time period: In our assessment, given your studies, the job might take a month or two to finish More details will be provided once you are selected. If you are interested, please email your CV at: Manpreet.Gill@moore.sc.edu Your contact person is: Manpreet Gill Room 495 Marketing Department Darla Moore School of Business University of South Carolina Phone: 803-777-9995

Kay Group is seeking on behalf of its customer a full-time, PLC specialist

The customer is a subsidiary of a premier global supplier of material handling equipment for the plastics industry for over 20 years. Their newest location, in the Charlotte Metro, will focus on serving the plastics industry for North/South America and Canada. This is a very unique and exciting opportunity for the ideal candidate to start on the ground floor with an amazing company. Position Description: The position involves building the customer material handling product lines and installing them into clients’ facilities. The candidate will:
  • Be Responsible for the installation, calibration, and troubleshooting of our automated material handling equipment.
  • Create PLC programs, repair, service and maintain PLCs.
  • Modify existing programs from customer requirements and specifications.
  • Interface PLC with third party equipment.
  • Provide direct assistance to customer personnel to resolve equipment issues.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in Electrical Engineering Department to troubleshoot electrical/programming related issues.
  • Provide technical support in developing and improving processes.
  • Provide guidance to electrical and mechanical technicians in programming, repair, installation and maintenance of equipment.
  • Managing others as well as providing mentoring oversight to entry level techs may be required.
  • Other typical activities include wiring of electrical systems, troubleshooting of systems, and electrical and mechanical repairs
  • Must have experience in reviewing and checking designs, field modifications and redlines of electrical drawings, and data prepared by other control engineers.
  • Knowledge of and experience in PLC programming, HMI interface devices, and troubleshooting. Omron PLC experience a plus however we are willing to train the right candidate
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as presentation skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software. (Excel and Word a must)
  • Effective time management skills are required as position will require working on several projects concurrently.
  • Must be able to work independently or on project teams with other disciplines.
  • Enjoy working in an environment of constant growth and learning.
  • Ability to pass security and drug screening.
  • Overtime work, domestic and international travel will be required at times.
  • Must be able to legally work in the US
Education: Electrical, electronics, industrial instrumentation, mechanical, computer or process/controls technology degree. Coursework in analog and digital control systems and PLC programming highly preferred. Contact: Interested candidates please email tal.Kasher@kay-group.com Subject line: PLC Specialist. Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Undergraduate Research in Educational Data Mining at George Mason University

REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Educational Data Mining website: http://cs.gmu.edu/~reu application deadline: February 15th, 2018 PI: Dr. Huzefa Rangwala Co-PI: Dr. Mark Snyder Field of research: Computer Science; Sub-Field: Educational Data Mining, Machine Learning, Visualization, Learning Technologies Point of contact: Dr. Mark Snyder, 703-993-5624, msnyde14@gmu.edu Project Description The primary goal of this interdisciplinary REU Site program is to expose ten high quality undergraduate students to advanced topics in analytics, data mining, and visualization techniques as applied to data from the education domain. Students will participate in projects with the central theme of improving instructional technology design, enhancing academic curricula and modeling learning experiences. From an analytical methodology standpoint, projects will investigate approaches to model the dynamic knowledge state of a student throughout a sequential academic program. Projects will also model the learning behavior of younger students in informal settings by analyzing the server logs of the Scratch framework or Online Engineering Communities. Projects will also model the learning habits of practitioners while interacting with online programming environments.

USC Senior Awards

The University of South Carolina’s Honors and Awards Commission is accepting applications for the Outstanding Senior awards. Students selected to receive an Outstanding Senior award will also be considered for the university’s top two undergraduate honors – the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award and Steven N. Swanger Leadership Award. Outstanding Senior recipients will be recognized March 29 at 3 p.m. in the Russell House Ballroom. The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award and the Steven N. Swanger Leadership Award will be presented at the annual University Awards Day, which will be held April 19, 2018, at 2 p.m. on the historic Horseshoe. (Rain location is the Russell House Ballroom.) Recipients will be notified prior to these ceremonies. Outstanding Senior Students who receive the university’s Outstanding Senior award have demonstrated major achievement in the categories of service, leadership, academics and research. Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award The Sullivan is the university’s highest honor student honor and is presented each year to one graduating female and one graduating male for outstanding achievements, campus leadership, exemplary character and service to the community. The award, given at 15 colleges and universities across the country, is named for the 19th-century New York lawyer and philanthropist. The Steven N. Swanger Leadership Award The university’s second-highest undergraduate honor, the Steven N. Swanger Leadership Award, is named for a former president of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), which co-sponsors the university’s Awards Day. It is given to a graduating senior for exemplary leadership and for making significant contributions to the Carolina community. Students must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for senior awards:  
  • Must graduate from an undergraduate degree program at USC Columbia between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2018.
  • Must have completed at least 75 academic credit hours.
  • Must exemplify scholarship, involvement, citizenship and leadership in academic and co-curricular activities.
  • Must submit all information in this online application only and electronically sign the honor statement.
  • Students who have requested a privacy indicator on their records must sign the waiver to release award information.
Apply Here

NSF - REU in Sensing and Smart Systems at Florida Atlantic University

Exciting ‘Internet of Things’ Undergraduate Research Opportunity NSF REU Site in Sensing and Smart Systems Florida Atlantic University’s Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering (I-SENSE) hosts an intensive summer research program in sensing and smart systems for talented undergraduate students across the country. Closely related to the Internet of Things, smart systems represent an emerging class of distributed systems that provide real-time awareness of conditions, trends, and patterns to support improved decision-making, and often, automation. The on-campus research will focus on I-SENSE’s three main program areas: Infrastructure Systems, Marine and Environment and Health and Behavior. YOUR FLORIDA EXPERIENCE
  • This paid, nine-week program focuses on training, mentoring, research and an overall experience for students that prepares them for graduate studies or careers in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) disciplines.
  • Participants will typically work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with one hour for lunch.
  • Undergraduate researchers are paid $550 along with a $120 meal allowance, per week.
  • Participants will be housed in apartment-style dormitories on FAU’s Boca Raton, just three miles from the beach.
  • Those working in the Marine and Environment area will spend a portion of their time each week on FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute campus.

Accenture Women's Career Consortium Application Deadline

As part of Accenture’s commitment to a gender parity and creating a strong, smarter and more innovative workforce, we are proud to once-again host the Accenture Women’s Career Consortium. Do you, or does someone you know, have a passion for tech? A drive to make an impact? And a desire to work on the leading-edge while learning and growing in an inclusive, fast-paced and fun environment? Then Accenture might be the place for you! Apply by Friday, December 29th for your chance to join us at one of our Accenture offices for two-days of interactive information sharing, networking and interviews for entry-level technology consulting opportunities. Why the Accenture Women’s Career Consortium? An exclusive and exciting two-day event to learn about consulting and innovation at Accenture Get to know us! Meet local leaders and consulting professionals while experiencing our culture first-hand Further your personal and professional development with business insights and career advice Don’t delay, apply today! Accenture_WCC_JobDescriptionFY18FT.pdf

Data Scientist at Constant Analytics

Constant Analytics, Inc. is an award-winning, referral-only, boutique analytics practice focused on marketing measurement and optimizations. We provide valuable insights to influence and guide our clients' strategic marketing investments. You will serve as a key member on our data engineering team who uncovers and provides these insights to our clients - some whom are Fortune 500 companies. You will have ownership of statistical modeling tasks, along with these responsibilities:
  • Corralling and standardizing large data sets
  • Analyzing outbound data sets for business decisions
  • Preparing periodic marketing performance reports
  • Coordinating data feeds and automating processes where needed
  • Working alongside all levels internally, plus partner agencies
  • Strong knowledge of SAS® programming language
  • Strong knowledge of relational database technologies
  • 2 years of professional experience building statistical models (or a Degree in a quantitative discipline with real-world application)
  • A task-oriented disposition with a passion for detail, timeliness and accuracy
Highly qualified candidates should possess one or more of the following:
  1. Proficiency with the SQL (experience with Proc SQL meets requirement)
  2. Familiarity with marketing measurement concepts: incrementality, marginal ROI, synergy, halo, etc.
  3. Awareness of digital advertising mechanics: bid management, Atlas, Dart, attribution, tagging, etc.
  4. Experience in an entrepreneurial setting with significant autonomy and accountability
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Putting Your Major to Work: Career Paths after College

Putting Your Major to Work: Career Paths after College is a great resource for comparing majors and their associated career paths. The Career Paths after College graph is especially nice. For example, we learn that for young (25-34) Computer Science majors the most common job title (30%) is "Software Developer" and all the 5 most common job titles have "Computer" in the title, and the salaries shown below. Meanwhile, for young Electrical Engineering majors the most common job title is also "Software Developer" (15.5%), followed by Electrical Engineer (12.4%). Why? Because Computers are where the jobs are. BTW, the EE majors get paid less as Software Developers, of course, and they also have to learn to code on their own time after graduation. See also, Where the STEM Jobs Are (and Where They Aren’t).

Department of Energy Graduate Fellowship: $36K/year stipend

Established in 1991, the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems. The program fosters a community of energetic and committed Ph.D. students, alumni, DOE laboratory staff and other scientists who want to have an impact on the nation while advancing their research. Fellows come from diverse scientific and engineering disciplines but share a common interest in using computing in their research. More than 425 students at more than 60 U.S. universities have trained as fellows. The program's alumni work in DOE laboratories, private industry and educational institutions. https://www.krellinst.org/csgf/ The deadline is January 17, 2018. The CS track is at https://www.krellinst.org/csgf/about-doe-csgf/math-cs-track

Instructor or Assistant Professor Position in Computer Science

Institution: Voorhees College, Denmark, SC Category: Full time faculty in Computer Science or Cyber Security Position Requirements Applicants must hold at least a Master Degree in computer science or a closely related field. Candidates with teaching experience or capability for teaching excellence in introductory courses and familiarity with the programming language are a plus. Start time January 2018 To apply: https://www.voorhees.edu/our-college/divisions/human-resources/faculty-… submit: a) Voorhees Employment Application form b) Letter of interest, c) Current curriculum vitae, d) At least three references with full contact and e-mail information Submit applications to Dr. Joseph De Soto at jdesoto@voorhees.edu Contact: Dr. Joseph De Soto at 803-780-1059(O) Joseph De Soto MD, PhD, DSSc, FAIC Department Chairperson, Science, Technology, Health and Human Services Professor of Biology and Public Health Division of Academic Affairs www.voorhees.edu Review of applications begins immediately. For best consideration, application materials should be received by January 15, 2018. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.