to the overall development of the School. A Ph.D.
in Computer Science, or equivalent, is required,
with evidence of excellence in teaching and research. Rank and salary will be commensurate
with experience, and appointments are expected
to commence during the 2009 calendar year.
With over 70 faculty members, the University
of Waterloo’s David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science is the largest in Canada. It enjoys
an excellent reputation in pure and applied research andhouses a diverse research program of
international stature. Because of its recognized
capabilities, the School attracts exceptionally
well-qualified students at both undergraduate
and graduate levels. In addition, the University
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has encouraged the creation of many spin-off
companies including iAnywhere Solutions Inc.,
Maplesoft Inc., Open Text Corp and Research in
Motion. Please see our website for more information: http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca.
Applications should be sent by electronic mail
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Chair, Advisory Committee on Appointments
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
200 University Avenue West
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
An application should include a curriculum
vitae, statements on teaching and research, and
the names and contact information for at least
three referees. Applicants should ask their referees to forward letters of reference to the address
above. Applications will be considered as soon as
possible after they are complete, and as long as
positions are available.
The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including
women, members of visible minorities, native
peoples, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however,
Canadian citizens and permanent residents will
be given priority.
Washington university in saint louis
Tenured Faculty Positions
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) and the School of Medicine
( WUSM) are jointly searching for multiple tenure-track faculty members with outstanding records
of computing research and long term interest in
scientific and/or biomedical problems. Appointments may be made wholly within CSE or jointly
with the Departments of Medicine or Pathology &
A key initiative in the CSE department’s strategic plan is Integrating Computing and Science.
As part of that initiative, we expect to make synergistic hires with a combined research portfolio
spanning the range from fundamental computer
science/engineering to applied research focused
on science or medicine. Specific areas of interest
include, but are not limited to:
˲ Databases, medical informatics, clinical or
˲ Theory/Algorithms with the potential for biomedical applications
˲ Analysis of complex genetic, genomic, pro-teomic, and metabolomic datasets
˲ Image analysis or visualization with the potential for biomedical applications
˲ Computer engineering with applications to
medicine or the natural sciences
˲ Other areas of computational biology or computational science
These positions will continue a successful,
ongoing strategy of collaborative research between CSE and the School of Medicine, which
is consistently ranked among the top 3 medical schools in the United States. CSE currently
consists of 24 tenured and tenure-track faculty
members, 71 Ph.D. students, and a stellar group
of undergraduates with a history of significant
research contributions. The Department seeks to
build on and complement its strengths in biological sequence analysis, biomedical image analysis,
and biomedical applications of novel computing
Washington University is a private university
with roughly 6,000 full-time undergraduates and
6,000 graduate students. It has one of the most
attractive university campuses anywhere, and is
located in a lovely residential neighborhood, adjacent to one of the nation’s largest urban parks,
in the heart of a vibrant metropolitan area. St.
Louis is a wonderful place to live, providing access to a wealth of cultural and entertainment
opportunities without the everyday hassles of the
We anticipate appointments at the rank of
Assistant Professor; however, in the case of exceptionally qualified candidates appointments at
any rank may be considered. Qualified applicants
should submit a complete application (cover letter, curriculum vita, research statement, teaching
statement, and names of at least three references) electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other communications may be directed to Prof.
Michael Brent, Department of Computer Science
and Engineering, Campus Box 1045, Washington
University, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO
Applications will be considered as they are
received. Washington University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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guarantee with respect to preserving
the privacy of citizens? How can we
control what happens to the information we divulge about ourselves? What
would be the equivalent of an impossibility result in privacy, in the way that
we have for reliability?
Do you have time these days to ac-
tually do research of your own?
Yes, I do. Every program and division director has that opportunity,
and I think it’s really important, because it keeps you current, it keeps
you abreast of what’s happening, and
it keeps you engaged. I try to devote
the equivalent of at least one day a
week to research—talking and emailing with my students, and working at
nights and weekends. I also make it a
point to try to go back to Carnegie Mellon at least once or twice a month.
let’s talk about computational
thinking, the term you coined to describe computer scientists’ unique
way of approaching, understanding, and solving problems.
Computational thinking encompasses all the benefits of computational models and methods and tools
and the abstractions that we use. It’s
not just our metal tools, it’s our mental tools—that’s a phrase I like to use.
What sort of reception has it got-
There’s been an incredible ground-swell of support and enthusiasm from
around the world, from all sorts of
cultures and institutions. And there’s
been a lot of interest recently in com-
putational thinking with respect to
education. Many colleges and universities are revisiting their undergraduate curricula and realizing that an introductory computer science course,
an introduction to Java programming,
is hardly the best we can offer.
i understand you’re also focusing
on the K– 12 level.
Absolutely. The Computer Science
and Telecommunications Board,
through a partnership with NSF,
is going to be planning a series of
workshops to address exactly that
question: what are effective ways
of learning, or teaching, computational thinking by, or to, children.
Leah Hoffmann is a brooklyn, ny-based science and