Prime numbers research breakthrough
An new 'out of the blue' research paper about the "Twin Prime Conjecture" by Dr. Yitang Zhang of the University of New Hampshire and published in the journal Annals of Mathematics, has used techniques developed by CMS University professor John Friedlander and colleagues at Rutgers and the Institute for Advanced Study. Read the New York Times article or read more here.
CMS professor's Ph.D. student honoured.
Nilesh Bansal, a DCS PhD candidate supervised by CMS professor of computer science, Nick Koudas, was honoured as the Technology Achiever of the Year, recognizing his extraordinary success as co-founder of Sysomos, an advanced social media monitoring and analytics platform.
For more information on the award and the awards ceremony, see: http://web.cs.toronto.edu/news/current/bansal_iccc2013.htm
Graduating CMS student receives 3 top UofT awards!
A CMS undergraduate student, Mengtian Bao, has been awarded the Governor General's Silver Medal, the John Black Aird Scholarship and the Rose Shinin Award for 2013. The Governor General's Silver Medal is awarded annually to undergraduate students with the highest academic standing upon graduation; only three such medals are awarded across the University of Toronto. The John Black Aird Scholarship is given to the top graduating student at the University of Toronto. The Rose Sheinin Award is given to the top female graduating student at the University of Toronto.
Mengtian Bao is graduating from the Specialist Program in Mathematics, (Statistics Stream) in CMS. This coming fall, Mengtian plans to pursue graduate studies in the Mathematical Finance Program at Columbia University. Read more here.
CMS Chair, Professor David Fleet discusses teaching computers to see.
Professor David Fleet, computer science, discusses his research on artificial vision systems with CIFAR's Knowledge Circle.
CMS Professor talks to Global news about the new Memoto camera.
Professor Graeme Hirst, computer science, talks to Global news about privacy concerns and the new Memoto camera which captures 'every moment of your life'.
The following graduating CMS students or recent alumni will be starting graduate programs in Fall 2012.
We wish all of them every success in this exciting next stage oftheir careers.
Important Announcement for all CMS Students
The Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences is proposing changes to the computer science and mathematics programs, to become effective Fall 2012.
Students who expect to be in computer science program at UTSC in Fall 2012 are invited to a meeting to discuss these changes on Monday, October 17, 2011, 4-5pm, in IC-220.
Students who expect to be in mathematics programs at UTSC in Fall 2012 are invited to a meeting to discuss these changes on Monday, October 17, 2011, 4-5pm, in IC-220.
2011 Putnam Math Competition
Students who would like to write the 2011 Putnam Math Competition (Sat, Dec 3, 2011, 10am-6pm at UTSC) should email Raymond Grinnell firstname.lastname@example.org not later than Tuesday, Oct 4. Detailed information about the competition can be found by Googling 'Putnam Math Wiki'
The Underground's Professors of the Year
Everyone knows that first-year calculus is a killer course, but CMS's Dr. Grinnell makes it all OK.
CS@UofT Ranked #1 in Canada & #10 Worldwide
The University of Toronto's Computer Science (CS) departments have
been ranked as the #1 CS departments in Canada and #10 worldwide in the
2011 QS World University Rankings by Subject: CS & Information Systems.
QS ranked the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as the #1
CS department overall, followed by Stanford University. The full listing
can be found here.
U of T Venture Competition
The U of T Computer Science Venture Competition is a new initiative aimed to facilitate venture activities of undergraduate and graduate students in Computer Science at the University of Toronto. If you are a Computer Science student at any of U of T's campuses and have an idea you wish to pursue that you believe is of commercial value then read on.
What is the U of T Computer Science Venture Competition?
Simply put, it is a competition that aims to provide "no strings attached" funds (in the form of a gift) to successful applicants in order to pursue their startup idea over the summer. The award funds have to be utilized exclusively as a stipend over the summer so that you can devote all your time to pursuing your idea.
Why U of T Computer Science Venture Competition?
University of Toronto houses many talented students with great ideas that can lead to successful technology companies. This Venture Competition will provide some funds to bootstrap your startup venture.
How Does it Work?
Submit a one page description (maximum) of your idea by Mar 31 2011. Include the problem you aim to solve and what you plan to do over the summer. Also submit the resume of each member of the team. The applications will be accessed based on commercial and technical merits of your concept and strength of your team.
Who is on the Committee?
A group of angel investors and venture capitalists. This group is totally open to everyone (and if you like to be part of it, send email to email@example.com). This committee is also supplying the funds for the awards of this competition.
What is the Value of the Awards?
The awards are equivalent to your stipend in the case of graduate students and to an NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award in the case of undergraduate students. You will have funding to pursue your venture ideas for one summer. You will also be provided desk space and computing facilities at the U of T campus of your choice.
How do I pursue my venture if I receive an award?
All work has to take place at U of T utilizing U of T premises and computing. Any commercial activity taking place subsequently is bound by the University of Toronto policies for intellectual property disclosure.
What happens at the end of the summer?
The committee will assess your work based on a final presentation and will provide feedback. If requested and there is further interest the committee can assist in making introductions to investors. Committee members themselves may also participate in the future rounds of financing.
Nortel Institute Undergraduate Scholarship
A $5400 scholarship is open to applicants in 2nd or 3rd year in Engineering, Arts & Science, UTM, or UTSC. Applications will be accepted until November 30, 2010.
The Emerging Communications Technology Institute (ECTI) is pleased to offer the Nortel Institute Undergraduate Scholarship. Past winners have included students from Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Engineering Science, Computer Science, International Development Studies, History, Economics, Biology, and Anthropology.
ELIGIBILITY: The Nortel Institute Undergraduate Scholarship is open to students in second or third year in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, the Faculty of Arts and Science, the University of Toronto Mississauga, and the University of Toronto Scarborough. It is open to Canadian citizens and to landed immigrants who are residents of Ontario.
VALUE: $5400 in 2010
CRITERIA: Applicants will be considered on the basis of financial need, academic merit, and a 500-word essay on The Future of Communications and How Telecommunications Technology Can Benefit Society. Candidates must also submit two current letters of reference.
DEADLINE: November 30, 2010
APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE at http://uoft.me/nortelscholarship
APPLICATION FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED to
Admissions and Awards
172 St. George St.
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M7
Applying for Graduate School Workshop
This workshop is for any interested students who were not able to attend the first
Applying for Graduate School workshop that was offered on September 14th.
Are you considering attending graduate school once you complete your undergraduate
degree? If so, please join Kristen Tippin from the Academic Advising and Career Centre
and Shelley Eisner from the Office of the Dean and Vice-Principal for a workshop on
what you need to know in order to apply for both graduate school and graduate funding.
Workshop Title: Applying for Graduate School
Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2010
INTERESTED IN WORKING FOR IBM? Career Seminar Announced
FREE Technical and career seminar - Web 2.0 demos with databases.
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: University of Toronto - Scarborough Campus. Room SW143
Come to this FREE event and participate in your future!
Students from all years of study and teachers are welcome, and it is also open to the public. There will be goodies to give away!
This is the first in a series of DB2 on Campus seminars at U of T in Scarborough. Topics for this presentation include (introductory level):
- Preparing to get a job at IBM: Skills you need
- Learn from managers and interns what they do at the Toronto Lab.
- Learn about getting IBM DB2 certification for free.
- Web 2.0
- Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
- XML and pureXML
- DB2 Express-C (Free Database: http://www.ibm.com/db2/express)
- Cloud computing
If you are interested in attending this event, please sign up here:
For further detals, please login to intranet to see the announcement.
CMS Reception for Computer Science High School Applicants
CMS will hold a reception on Saturday March 6th 3:30-4:30p.m. in the Ralph Campbell Lounge for the top high school applicants to our CS program for the upcoming academic year. The reception is part of the March Applicant Showcase. The reception will be preceded by a CMS presentation 1-2:30p.m. in SY-110, and campus tour 2:45-3:30p.m.
For more details, please contact Dr. Richard Pancer.
N.Y. Times' 9th Annual Year in Ideas
CMS faculty member Graeme Hirst co-authors paper garnering top spot in the New York Times' 2009 Ideas list. An article on the Hirst and Lancashire paper recently appeared in the Toronto Star. Click Here to view the article. [December 2009]
Tracking Web Chatter
CMS researcher Nick Koudas tracks web chatter to uncover trends [Jan 2009]