Assistant Professor – Computer Science

first_imgThe department’s faculty members are expected to teach,supervise, and advise students in both the undergraduate andgraduate programs, and to establish a successful research programrelated to his/her field of interest.Candidate will participate in shared governance, usually indepartment, college, and university committees and other serviceassignments.Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experienceunderstanding the needs of a student population of great diversity– in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language andacademic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teachingstrategies, and advisement. letter of interestcurriculum vitaestatement of teaching interests/philosophyresearch plansdiversity statementthree references with contact information Department SummaryThe Department of Computer Science offers BS and MS in ComputerScience. We also offer MS in Data Science (jointly with Dept. ofMath/Stat), MS in Bioinformatics, and BS in Software Engineering(jointly with Dept. of Computer Engineering). http://www.sjsu.edu/cs/Required QualificationsThe Department of Computer Science at San José State Universityinvites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-trackposition. We are a team of dedicated teacher-scholars recognizedfor our commitment to excellent teaching, to engaging students inresearch projects, and to promoting diversity, equity, andinclusion in Computer Science and in STEM disciplines morebroadly.Applicants must have earned their Ph.D. in Computer Science or aclosely related field and have demonstrated excellence in teachingand scholarship.We highly value experience with and commitment to service insupport of diversity, equity, and inclusion in Computer Scienceand/or STEM in general. Therefore, we strongly encourageapplications from candidates who have a record of such activities,whether or not this service was formally required by previouspositions.Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity tothe educational goals of a multicultural population as might havebeen gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and othercomparable experience.Preferred QualificationsPreference will be given to candidates with teaching, research,and/or industry experience in the following areas: DataVisualization, Computer Science Education, Data Science, MachineLearning, Artificial Intelligence, and related areas.Responsibilities Compensation – Commensurate with qualifications andexperience. See Benefits Summary for details.Starting Date- August 2021Eligibility – Employment is contingent upon proof ofeligibility to work in the United States.Application ProcedureClick Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Applicationand attach the following documents: For full consideration apply by November 30, 2020, thoughapplications will be considered until position is filled.Inquires may be directed to: Melody Moh, Professor and ChairMelody.Moh “AT” SJSU.EDU Subject: RecruitmentThe UniversitySan José StateUniversity enrolls over 35,700 students, a significantpercentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, thisposition is for scholars interested in a career at a nationalleader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic ServingInstitution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American PacificIslander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students arefirst-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university iscurrently ranked third nationally in increasing student upwardmobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversityof its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community canbenefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.San José State University is California’s oldest institution ofpublic higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop.1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one ofthe most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’spublic university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, anduniversity-industry experiences to prepare students to address thebiggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campusCalifornia State University (CSU) system.Equal Employment StatementSan José State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, nationalorigin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexualorientation, genetic information, medical condition, maritalstatus, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to allSan José State University students, faculty, and staff as well asUniversity programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations aremade for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note thatall San José State University employees are considered mandatedreporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and are required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Additional InformationA background check (including a criminal records check) must becompleted satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered aposition with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete thebackground check may affect the application status of applicants orcontinued employment of current CSU employees who apply for theposition.Advertised: October 19, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific DaylightTimeApplications close:last_img read more

Peering into the crystal ball

first_imgWhile political pundits labor overtime trying to predict the outcome of the approaching midterm national elections, students at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) have taken up the challenge of determining what’s happening among voters.They are taking a course with two HKS professors with decades of campaign and White House experience between them, David Gergen and Elaine Kamarck.Gergen, professor of public service and director of the Center for Public Leadership, served as a White House adviser to four presidents: Republicans Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan, and Democrat Bill Clinton.Kamarck, a lecturer in public policy, came to the Kennedy School in 1997 after a career in politics and government. In the 1980s, she was one of the founders of the New Democrat movement that helped elect Clinton. She served in the White House from 1993 to 1997, and in 2000 became senior policy adviser to Al Gore’s presidential campaign.In September, the students divided into small groups that were asked to forecast the number of seats that would change hands in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives.“Our group came to the consensus that the Democrats were probably going to lose the House,” said Richmond Blake, a second-year master’s in public policy student who canvassed for Barack Obama during his successful 2008 presidential campaign.In examining the current political landscape, Blake said he was troubled by the fact that so many of Obama’s signature pieces of legislation attracted so few Republican votes and feared that could lead to their being repealed. “That is something we have talked a lot about in this class,” he said.Gergen and Kamarck co-teach “Contemporary Issues in American Elections” only during voting years, giving students a chance to deeply explore the unfolding dynamics of party politics in real time.“We wanted to teach a class not just about the elections that were going on but about American politics at a given point in time,” said Kamarck. The course combines U.S. history with political science and current events. It is solid preparation for students headed into public policy roles, and it fulfills a core HKS mission, said Kamarck, “to create well-educated, effective actors in the world.”While the bitter partisanship that has characterized much of the current campaign may seem particularly divisive, and many observers wonder if something important has been lost in the Democratic process with such a polarized electorate, Kamarck argues that, essentially, it’s par for the course.“American elections have always been like this. Anyone who encounters an intense election for the first time thinks, ‘God this is so terrible.’ We had an election in 1860 that resulted in a war — now that is an ugly election.”During a class on Monday (Oct. 18), Kamarck offered students an intimate look at the creation of the Democratic Party. She explored important realignments in party structure, including the electorate’s movement to the left in 1934 and the Reagan revolution of the 1980s, which heralded a new era of conservatism and a desire for smaller government.Now, Kamarck asked, did Obama’s win in 2008 signal another major party realignment — a fundamental move to a more liberal mindset — or was something else at play? The consensus was that only time will tell.David Chalian, political director of PBS NewsHour, was a guest in the audience, invited by Charlie Gibson, a television network broadcaster and a fellow this fall at HKS’s Shorenstein Center for the Press, Politics and Public Policy, who has been sitting in on the class.Chalian said the Obama camp had likely underestimated how much “anti-Bush, antiwar frustration existed in 2008.”After class, Gibson said the only part of his former job he missed was covering election nights. This time around, he said, it was fascinating to see the Democrats distance themselves from the major legislation passed during Obama’s first two years, including health care reform, financial reform, and the economic stimulus package.“This is a very, very conservative-minded electorate at the moment, but I think it’s also anti-incumbent, and I think it’s an angry electorate because there are 27 million people unemployed in this country,” said Gibson. “I think you are going to see an angry public that votes.”Kamarck argued that the loosely organized, rebellious tea party is simply a faction of voters that fits squarely in the tradition of the small government. Its supporters are angry at the Republican Party, she said, “for abandoning small government under George Bush,” and they don’t like most of the Democratic reforms.The economy is important in this election cycle, she affirmed. “We are in for a long period of economic adjustment,” said Kamarck. “Either Obama is going to control that, or he is going to be controlled by it.”last_img read more

SMC screens ‘Band of Sisters’

first_imgSaint Mary’s College will screen the film “Band of Sisters,” directed by Mary Fishman, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Carroll Auditorium. A panel discussion and a question and answer session will follow the film. Molly Gower, professor of Religious Studies and one of the event’s coordinators, said the decision to screen the film on Saint Mary’s campus came from the popularity of a screening held at Notre Dame last spring. “It’s a film that communicates really important pieces of Catholic history and theology that a lot of students don’t know about in a way that is very easy to watch and easy to learn from,” Gower said. “It’s a documentary, but you don’t feel like you are watching PBS. It focuses on personal stories and the way individual women live.” The “Band of Sisters” website said this film centers on the remarkable journey of Catholic nuns living in the United States today and their mission as citizens of the world post-Vatican II. The film shares the stories of over a dozen sisters, their perspectives on being faithful citizens, and the inspiring ways in which they are leaving their mark on the world. The Saint Mary’s website said the film “takes up issues of Catholics as citizen of the modern world, with special attention to the notion of the universal call to holiness.” Gower said she offered extra credit to students in her Catholic Social Thought class who attended the screening at Notre Dame last spring and was pleased with how much they enjoyed and learned from the film. “From my perspective in the classroom, it did so much to help students understand pieces of history and theology that are really important,” she said. “The film gave students a context for understanding Catholic Social Thought.” Gower said the idea of screening the film at Saint Mary’s was exciting because of how meaningful the film was to many students who saw it in the spring. “We got excited about screening the film at Saint Mary’s as a gift to the students,” she said.     Gower said she sees this event as an opportunity for students to better understand the history of the Holy Cross community in which they live. Though the Congregation of Holy Cross is not specifically focused on in the film, students will better understand a piece of Holy Cross history and how its mission ties into the lives of many Catholic sisters in America, she said.   “The film is an important part of understanding what it means to be Catholic in America today and what it means especially to be studying at an institution sponsored by the sisters,” Gower said.    Explicit connections with the film to the Holy Cross sisters will be offered through the panelists perspectives after the film, according to Gower. The panel will include Mary Fishman, producer and director of “Band of Sisters,”; Sr. Elena Malits, Holy Cross sister and professor emerita of religious studies at Saint Mary’s; Sr. Jessica Brock, novice, attorney and musician:; Sr. Betty Smoyer, former Saint Mary’s campus minister and Kathleen Sprows Cummings, associate professor of American Studies at Notre Dame. “One thing we hope will come out in the panel discussion is the relationship between the history and theology that you learn about in the film and how it connects to the sisters of the Holy Cross and to the history and mission of Saint Mary’s College,” Gower said.   This event is sponsored the College’s Department of Religious Studies, the Department of Humanistic Studies,  the Center for Spirituality, the Program in Gender and Women’s Studies, the Program in Justice Education and the Cushwa-Leighton Library. “Band of Sisters” is 86 minutes long and will be followed by 30 minutes of panel discussion and an open question session at the end. Contact Samantha Grady at [email protected]last_img read more

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang banned for 8 years for breaking anti-doping rules

first_img Associated Press Chinese swimmer Sun Yang banned for 8 years for breaking anti-doping rules Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Chinese swimmer Sun Yang banned for 8 years for breaking anti-doping rules.center_img February 28, 2020last_img

Badgers, Werwie off to strong start

first_imgIn transitioning between the fall and spring season, the UW women’s golf team has found a way to maintain its consistency. The spring season got off to a strong start with its win at the BYU Entrada Classic, making it the second win this season and sixth victory in school history.“In the fall, one of our strengths was that we were fairly consistent and we had decent depth, and I have seen the same things show to be true so far this spring. Our strength is really truly in our consistency and our depth. We tend to drive the ball very accurately, keep the ball in play and are a pretty steady golf team most of the time we are out there,” head coach Todd Oehrlein said.In the BYU Classic, the Badgers were led by redshirt freshman Alexis Nelson, also seeing strong performances by Kris Yoo, Lindsay Danielson, Alyssa Elliot and senior Carly Werwie to push them past Oklahoma State by five strokes for the win.“I thought I played well; I just had five bad holes the whole tournament that really hurt me. Other than that, I thought I hit the ball really well, and I thought I gave myself really good opportunities to put some low numbers out there. I feel good going into these last couple of tournaments,” Werwie said.Beyond BYU, Oehrlein has been impressed with the team’s nine tournament rounds of play.“I’m happy with where we are at given the time of year, but none of that is going to mean anything if we don’t continue to improve, continue to make it better from this point forward, and that has to be our focus,” Oehrlein said.Although a great start for the team, the girls and coaches are looking forward to the next round of tournament play at the Indiana Invitational starting April 4. The team is banking on continuing its strong play and hard efforts to improve on its early-season play.“The BYU tournament was an excellent event for us, good competition, good tournament, good field and I was really proud of how we played, but that one is done now, and we kind of just have to move past it and get ourselves ready for the next tournament, ” Oehrlein said.Despite what the Midwestern weather can bring, Werwie feels the mindset of the team is really good going into the final stretch of the spring season and has full confidence in the team to pull out another victory at Indiana.“I would say we are fully capable of winning this tournament. It’s a tough course, but I think we see the potential that we have, and we are really excited that it is all starting to click for us,” Werwie said.Werwie providing veteran leadershipThe Badgers are continuing to work towards building a championship caliber level team around young talent.This year’s squad has only one senior in Werwie, signaling the vast potential the program has moving forward.“We have a neat group in that I think we have a whole team full of players that are very committed, very dedicated and are all on the same page. Right now, having everybody on the same page with the same goals, has really made a big difference,” Oehrlein said.Werwie has proven to be a valuable asset to the team given her insight into the game.“Carly has been a great all around kid for us; she has been a great role model and has just been really helpful to all the younger kids,” Elliot said. “She has worked really hard to get where she is; she is very competitive, and that’s great for the younger kids to see, and she puts a lot of time and effort into everything she has done. We hope to bring in more players like that, that have that competitive drive.”Despite her senior standing, Werwie admits to feeling no extra pressure of being the senior of the team. She feels she is surrounded by a great group of leaders regardless.“We get along really well, and it makes it fun; it’s not stressful,” she said.After building a fun yet competitive environment, the Badgers look forward to continued success throughout the rest of the season and into the future.“We have a ways to go yet, and I am proud of the way they are working, I am proud of their approach right now. Their practices are productive; they have purpose. It is nice to see progress, but there is a lot of season left,” Oehrlein said.last_img read more

Princess leads 10th Inspire Run and Ride

first_imgHRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha led more than 500 people in jogging and cycling to aid those suffering mental illnesses at the 10th annual Inspire Run and Ride.Cyclists cross the start line at Khao Chee Chan during the 10th annual Inspire Run and Ride, Saturday, Jan 7.The Jan. 7-8 event near Silver Lake Vineyard and Khao Chee Chan raised funds for the princess’ Funds for Health Promotion foundation, which aids those with depression or other problems, specifically women who no longer have the will to live.  The program hopes to help them bounce back and live a normal happy life.A competitor enters the finishing area after completing the testing but scenic cycle ride.On the first day, 500 men and women cycled 50 and 90-kilometers, in separate age and gender categories.  The second day saw marathons and walking event in which HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha participated.last_img read more