“Keeping you in the loop since 2005”
KRLX looking for volunteers6 March 2006
KRLX-FM, Carleton’s student-run radio station, has two available IT / media-related positions. They are looking for volunteers to fill the positions of “New Media Director” and “IT Director.” If interested, email email@example.com.
2005 Turing Award Winner: Peter Naur6 March 2006
Peter Naur has long been known as the driving force behind defining the programming language Algol 60. He was recently granted the Turing Award, which is considered by many to be the equivalent of a Nobel Prize for computing. Naur’s name is the ‘N’ in Backus-Naur Form (BNF), a meta-language used to define programming languages. For more information, see http://www.acm.org/2005_turing_award. (As far as the editors of the Sentinel know, Peter Naur bears no relation to Carleton CS prof Richard Nau.)
1 March 2006
Carleton alum Ethan Sommer ’03 is currently working for the IT department at Gustavus Adolphus College. He tells us that they have an opening for a “User Services” position, and he’s love to see a Carl get the job. Click above for more info about the position.
Artamus Looking for Summer Programmer23 February 2006
Derrick Bilderbeek from Armatus tells us that he’s looking for a student programmer for the summer (10 weeks). The programming will be in C# or VB.NET, which he expects should be easy to pick up with a background in Java. The student can work from home or vacation spot. Here’s a short description of the project, from Derrick: “For exchange traded funds a program is written in Excel. The calculation is currently very inefficient (VBA in Excel). This code needs to be written in C# or VB.NET with a .NET grid or Excel as front-end. Also it must be easy to make graphs from the data.” If you’re interested, email Dave Musicant (firstname.lastname@example.org) before March 30 indicating that you wish to be considered. Dave will then send the list of names off to Derrick.
23 February 2006
Are you interested in working on cutting edge projects with cool
technologies, and getting research experience at the same time? Would you like to do something this summer that will boost your resume and prepare you for either graduate school or a job once you graduate? Have you wondered what interdisciplinary research (say, combining computer science with chemistry or media studies or sociology) would be like? If you answered “yes” to any or all of these questions, then click above! There are several research opportunities available for this coming summer in Computer Science.
Senior Comps Presentations22 February 2006
It’s that time of year again—Comps extravaganza time! Come and find out what this year’s seniors have been up to for the past two terms, and learn about some really interesting solutions to two particularly vexing computer science problems. The event is in Boliou 104 on Saturday, February 25, from 10:00 to noon, with lunch immediately following. Here are the details for the two talks:
- 10:00-11:00am: “A Smart Firewall” — Seth Meyer, Chris Rupp, Mark Sielaff, Jon Sulman
- 11:00-noon: “Making Visual Interfaces Easier with ELVIS” — Luke Maurer, Tyler Odean, Anna Ritz, Taylor Valore
Hope to see you there!
Computer Science Ice Cream Social21 February 2006
Dan Lew, one of computer science majors, says: “You are invited to a computer science ice cream social, this coming Friday (the 24th), from 8-10 PM. If you’re a CS major, professor, staff, or prospective then come and make yourself a tasty ice cream sundae and have a good time. I will be holding the get-together at my house, Prentice house (otherwise known as the Q&A house). It’s at 107 Division st., down the hill and across the street from the town houses. It’s got a rainbow flag in the window. RSVP’ing is not required, though it’d be nice to know generally how many people will come, so email me if you expect to show up.”
Epic Systems Hiring on Campus20 February 2006Epic Systems, based in Madison, WI, is back on campus looking to hire Carleton computer science students. There will be an information session on Monday, March 6, at 4:30 PM in Sayles-Hill with interviews the following day. Epic has hired many of our graduates in the past — this is a fabulous job opportunity.
Summer Internships and Full-Time Jobs at MITRE Corporation20 February 2006
Carleton alum Charles Schmidt ’97 tells us that the Crypto and IA Research department at the MITRE Corp. has openings for a summer intern and a number of full time workers. The department works in computer security, but applicants do not need any prior experience in this area. They are looking for people who can learn quickly and who have good research skills. Most of their work involves performing research into the security of various products and technologies and providing reports and recommendations. The department also performs original research in areas like network protocol analysis and hardened security systems. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Summer Internships with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory16 February 2006
Carleton alum Nat Beagley ’94 is looking for interns for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington. He is part of PNNL’s Statistical Sciences Group, whose website indicates “We regularly develop and/or apply data mining methods, multivariate analysis techniques, classification/clustering, simulation, error/uncertainty propagation, prediction, experimental design, time series analysis, and sample survey design. For more information about our group, please visit http://www.pnl.gov/Statistics/.” Beagley indicated in his email to us that “a lot of our projects are statistics based but we also do a lot of computational data analysis so students with a computer science background or interest/experience working with data (data mining, visualization, natural language processing, etc…) are also encouraged to apply.” Interested? Check out the above web page on the group itself, or the internship web page at http://science-ed.pnl.gov/undergrad/fellowships.stm.