JOBS: Google Visibility Day, 1-5pm Wed 4/22

Two UMBC alumni who now work at Google will present a Google information session and two technical talks this coming Wednesday afternoon in the Library Gallery. It's a chance for both undergraduate and graduate students to learn about internship and full-time opportunities at Google. The Googlers are:

  • Blazej Bulka is a currently a Senior Software Engineer at Google NYC. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UMBC in 2009.
  • Robert Banz is a Site Reliability Manager at Google. He received a BS in Computer Science from UMBC in 1995 and worked for UMBC's Department of Information Technology for many years before joining Google.

There will be an opportunity to network and ask questions between talks and an informal happy hour after the talks starting at 5:00pm at Flat Tuesdays in the Commons. Faculty, staff and frinds are welcome to attend the talks and happy hour.

  • Noon-1:00pm Google Culture and Careers, Presented by Blazej Bulka and Robert Banz

    Google culture and mission presented by two UMBC graduates who work at Google. Brief history of Google, products and projects, and first-hand relation of how it is to work for Google. The second half of the talk will describe various career opportunities (both for full-time positions and internship), including information about the interview process.

  • 2:00-3:00pm Engineering Reliability at Google, Presented by Robert Banz

    Keeping Google services up and running efficiently, reliably, and at scale.

  • 4:00-5:00pm Research and Work at Google: Graduate Student Opportunities, Presented by Blazej Bulka

    How to do research and utilize skills learned in graduate school at Google.

  • 5:00- Happy Hour at Flat Tuesdays, The Commons

Let Google know you are interested in opportunities and plan to attend some of the sessions by filling out this form.

Jobs: Baltimore City Teaching Residency, apply by 4/13

Baltimore City Teaching Residency – Final Deadline Extended to April 13

Baltimore City Teaching Residency trains UMBC graduates from a wide variety of majors and backgrounds to become exceptional, certified teachers for Baltimore City students in high-need communities.  It’s an honor and a tremendous responsibility, which is why we hold the highest standards of effectiveness of any teacher preparation program in America. 

Our 1-year program provides teacher training and certification while you work as a fulltime teacher, thus earning full salary and benefits.

Do you have what it takes to join this elite group of educators?

Click here – our final application deadline is Monday, April 13.  Have questions? Email anhthi.mouradov at

Our training program includes:

  • 6-week pre-service training (Summer 2015, 5 days per week, fulltime hours)
  • Weekly TNTP Academy training seminars (throughout the 2015-16 school year)
  • Expert coaching to ensure your success throughout your first year teaching
  • Extensive help and resources to secure your fulltime teaching position for the 2015-16 school year and beyond


Job: Internship at MITRE's Human Language Technology department

The MITRE Human Language Technology department is looking to add a talented intern to work on a research project aimed at developing automated methods for detecting dropped pronouns in informal Chinese text. The intern will contribute to the development and evaluation of algorithms and documentation of results in a technical report. Depending upon results, the report will be submitted to a peer-reviewed scientific publication.

Start: April – mid-June (flexible)

Duration: 8-10 weeks

Location: Annapolis Junction MD preferred, McLean VA/Bedford MA possible

For more information, see here.

Job: Internship opportunities at Army Research Lab

The College Qualified Leaders (CQL) program offers interested students (undergraduates and graduates) the opportunity to spend the summer working on research in a Department of Defense laboratory. These are paid internships.

The Multilingual Computing Branch (MLCB) at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), based in Adelphi, Maryland is looking for talented computer science and engineering interns this summer. Interns will work closely with ARL researchers on current projects to develop cutting-edge natural language processing and machine learning software. The MLCB has several ongoing projects in computational linguistics/natural language processing, including active projects in machine translation, human-robot communication, and social media analysis.

Interested applicants should have a strong academic record and be willing to take the initiative on projects.

Proficiency in Java, C++, Python, Scala, or similar languages is desired. Proficiency in natural language processing, speech processing, machine learning, or pattern recognition is a plus. Proficiency in multiple natural languages is a plus. Two references are required. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.

The CQL program is not restricted to the summer months and, thus, it may be possible for the intern to continue working with ARL during the school year.

Interested students should apply via the following URL:

It is strongly recommended that interested students apply soon, as the window of opportunity for researchers to select summer interns is rapidly closing.

For more information about ARL, please visit

Note that additional CQL positions may also be available for students in other disciplines and/or at other locations (e.g., Aberdeen Proving Ground).

Job: Health Informatics Data Scientist

Job Opening: Health Informatics Data Scientist

#machinelearning #datascience #informatics #healthIT #datamining

Where? Bethesda, MD


Incumbent will serve as the Data Scientist for the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda MD. NICoE is a DoD institute dedicated to providing cutting-edge evaluation, treatment, and research for service members dealing with complex interactions of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and psychological health (PH) conditions. The Clinical and Research Informatics group at the NICoE maintains a large-scale database with millions of longitudinal clinical data points.

A PhD or a Master’s degree in computer science or related fields is required. Knowledge of fundamentals of machine learning, data mining and statistical modeling are required. Proficiency in standard data analytics toolkits such as WEKA, R, Python, Matlab, MALLET, SciPy, RapidMinder, and/or Orange is required. Experience in manipulating and analyzing large data sets using existing technologies such as Hadoop, MapReduce, or GPUs is a valuable skill set.

Successful candidates will be expected to conduct research and development of state-of-the-art machine learning techniques that can be used to better understand the complex effects of concussion and mTBI. Applicants are expected to have a strong background in machine learning, data mining, and statistical modeling for predictive analytics. In addition, candidates are expected to have expertise in different data types including categorical, temporal, spatial, imaging, semi-structured, and unstructured data.

Requirements? Candidate must be a US Citizen.

Interest? Contact Jesus J. Caban, PhD at   jesus.j.caban.civ at

Two technical talks by Amazon senior staff, 4-6:30pm Tue 3/3

Senior Amazon staff members will give two technical talks on next week on Tuesday, March 3, in the UC Ballroom on topics of great practical interest and utility.

  • Lydia Fitzpatrick, Senior Technical Program Manager for Amazon Mobile Business will give a talk on “Web Performance Optimization” from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.
  • Leo Zhadanovsky, Senior Solutions Architect for Amazon Web Services will present an “Introduction to Amazon Web Services (AWS)” from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. The talk with introduce cloud computing and  discuss the various Networking, Compute, Database, Storage, Application, Deployment and Management services that AWS offers. It will demonstrate how to launch a full three tier LAMP stack in minutes, as well as how to setup a simple web server on AWS.  The presentation will also discuss several use-cases, demonstrating how customers such as Enterprises, Startups, and Government Agencies are using AWS to power their computing needs.

The talks will be preceded and followed by an open networking opportunity with Amazon Human Resource representatives. Amazon is interested in students for internships and full-time position who are majoring in Information Systems, Business Technology Administration, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Cybersecurity.

Postdoc or Research Professor in Computational Photonics

The Computational Photonics Laboratory has one or two post-doctoral/research professor positions available.  Please click for more information:


JOBS: JHU/APL Summer Intern and Full-Time Info. Session, 12pm Jan 28

Information Session for Internship/Co-op Full-Time positions

JHU/APL Summer Intern Program and Full-Time Information Session

JHU/APL is hosting an information session at UMBC Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm in Commons 331. PIZZA Lunch Provided.

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) is a nonprofit, university-affiliated R&D center investigating some of the nation’s most complex science and engineering problems. Scientists and engineers work at the leading edge of technology in over 600 programs, ranging from defense systems engineering to space science and biomedicine.

Come and learn about the exciting opportunities at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab for both intern and full-time opportunities for technical, engineering, physics and math in solving challenging technical problems. Note that positions require a 3.0 GPA and U.S. Citizenship – most positions will require obtaining a security clearance. See job postings in UMBCworks: Full-Time – see job i.d. #9270652, Intern – see job i.d. #9270651.

If you are pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems/Technology, Cyber Security, Mechanical, Aero-Astro, Systems Engineering, Materials, Applied Math or Physics, please come visit us and/or submit your resume on-line.

Two tenure-track positions for Computer Science at UMBC

Apply Now!


The UMBC Computer Science and Electrical Engineering department seeks to fill two tenure-track faculty positions for its Computer Science program and is especially interested in candidates whose research areas include security and data analytics and related fields. Apply by January 15, 2015 for full consideration.

UMBC has a large and vibrant computing community with nearly 100 faculty and more than 3100 students enrolled in computing programs that include computer science, cybersecurity, computer engineering, electrical engineering, information systems, human-centered computing, intermedia and digital arts, and bioinformatics.

Our location in the Baltimore-DC corridor puts us in the center of one of the largest concentrations of federal agencies and research and development centers and many industrial research labs, including the new Cybersecurity Federally Funded R&D Center. We benefit from an excellent computing infrastructure that includes several high-performance computing clusters and participation in the National LambdaRail network.

The CSEE Department also has three new positions for full-time lecturers. The College of Engineering and Information Technology has a position for a full-time lecturer or Professor of the Practice to focus on the needs of incoming computing majors through teaching, advising, and helping develop programs in computing. This person will work closely with faculty in the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department and Information Systems Department. UMBC’s Information Systems department is accepting applications for three tenure track faculty positions in data science, software engineering and human-centered computing.

Internship with educational nonprofit developing game


Innovate Our World, an Ellicott City, Maryland educational nonprofit, is seeking one or more avid, experienced gamers who can help us on the business side to bring our new Moon game from tech demo status to a successful launch on Steam.

The upcoming 8th Continent game will give players a number of entertaining scenarios racing, exploring, and building on the Moon that will help meet IOW’s educational mission. We envision growing the 8th Continent like Kerbal Space Program through early engagement of the user community. Starting as a single player online game (and Oculus friendly), you will have strong input into how the game evolves and grows to meet player demand.

Candidates should have strong gaming experience, comfortable with emerging technologies, demonstrated success with crowdfunding, ability to use Steam and other forums to gain support, and strong social media skills.

Opportunity starts as an volunteer/internship and could evolve into a compensated position for the right person. Can be done on a part-time/remote basis in conjunction with school or work. Contact Ron (ron AT to discuss. The opportunity begins ASAP.

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