Opportunity for students to attend cybersecurity conference at JHU/APL June 17

The GovConnect conference seeks college sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in cybersecurity to apply for free admission to its showcase event:

   GovConnects' 6th Annual Cyber Conference: Migration to the Cloud:
   Vulnerabilities and Challenges/ Opportunities and Solutions
   Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Kossiakoff Center, 
   Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 9:00-5:00

Resumes are currently being accepted by GovConnects for a one day internship that provides free attendance.  Participation options: 8:00am–12:00noon or 12:00noon — 4:00 pm.
GovConnects, a program of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce, is the organizer of this event. Over 300 industry and government professionals are expected to attend the all-day conference. Student interns will be provided with breakfast and lunch. Parking is free and there is no charge for internship participants.
Keynote speakers are Dmitri Alperovitch, Co- Founder and CTO of CrowdStrike Inc., and LTG (R) Rhett Hernandez, Chair, Army Cyber Institute.  The conference has multiple paths of interest including breakout sessions in Mobile IT, Insider Threat, Health IT, and FedRAMP. Interns will be able to attend a breakout session of choice and have access to the who's who of the conference cyber speakers. Tech Talks will feature new products and ideas pitched by companies and judged by a panel of industry experts including representatives from Leidos, Ciena, Honeywell, Dell Federal, and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab.
Cyber 6.0 is an excellent opportunity for technical candidates (For example, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Engineering, but not limited to these fields.) to meet and interact with industry and federal government officials. Conference sponsors have agreed to review internsÕ resumes for potential employment eligibility, if interested.
Several sponsors have current programs in place that support technical students close to graduation in obtaining federal clearances.
The opportunity to attend the conference, gain valuable information about the trends/forecasts for cybersecurity issues and technology, and meet companies, speakers and potential employers is a day well spent!
If you are interested in attending, explore the conference details and send your resume to Tom Sabia, Conference Intern Coordinator at   or

Neal Ziring on Career Opportunities in Cybersecurity, 1pm Fri 5/15, UMBC

Career Opportunities in Cybersecurity and
the Information Assurance Directorate

Neal Ziring
Technical Director, Information Assurance Directorate
National Security Agency

1:00pm-2:00pm Friday, 15 May 2015

ITE-325b (CSEE Dept Conference room)

Mr. Ziring will discuss career opportunities in cybersecurity and what NSA's Information Assurance Directorate does.

Neal Ziring is a technical director in the Information Assurance Directorate (IAD) at NSA. The IAD provides cryptographic, network, and operational security to protect and defend national security systems. Previously, Mr. Ziring was a technical director for the Vulnerability Analysis and Operations Group, which provides technology evaluations, defensive operations, and secure configuration guidance for the DoD and the IC. During that time, he served as security architect for two major NSA mission systems programs, collaborated with NIST on the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP), and led analyses of cloud computing and IPv6. Before joining the NSA in 1989, he worked at AT&T Bell Labs. He has a BS in EE and an MS in Computer Science from Washington University.

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 tntp.org.

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: http://www.usaeop.com/programs/apprenticeships/cql/

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 http://www.arl.army.mil

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 mail.mil

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: https://www.csee.umbc.edu/?p=18210.


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.

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