Associate Professor or Professor – Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning)

first_imgAssociate Professor or Professor – Computer Science (ArtificialIntelligence and Machine Learning)Job Description SummaryThe Department of Computer Science at Florida PolytechnicUniversity invites applications for an Associate Professor orProfessor with broad teaching capacity that supports bothundergraduate degrees and with research specialization thatsupports Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. The ComputerScience department is home to the largest undergraduate program inthe University which delivers an ABET accredited degree in ComputerScience with specialization areas in Game Development, CyberSecurity, Software Engineering, and Autonomous Systems. Successfulapplicants must be capable of teaching a range of classes in thecurriculum, at all levels, and ideally would contribute toinstruction focused in at least one of the following areas:graphical interactive programs, Cyber-Security, Autonomous Systems,Software Engineering, and Distributed/parallel computing.This position is part of a strategic expansion of the departmentthat will add approximately eight faculty to the current thirteenfaculty members that comprise the department faculty. Thedepartment also delivers a Masters of Science degree in ComputerScience and the expansion of the faculty will be critical togrowing the size of this graduate program.Ideally, applicants will provide evidence of prior success inteaching (both undergraduate and graduate) and research with anestablished record of independent research funding, publicationhistory in high quality, peer reviewed journals, and supervision ofgraduate and/or undergraduate students.Job DescriptionMINIMUM QUALIFICATION: Cover letterCurriculum VitaeStatement of Research InterestsStatement of Teaching PhilosophyList of at least 3 professional references (names and contactinformation)Unofficial copy of the Ph.D./M.Sc. transcript Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related fieldSix years of experience as a faculty member or as anindependent researcher. Curriculum development and significant teaching experience atall collegiate levels.Funded research experience as a Principal Investigator.Demonstrated ability to identify project opportunities andindependently develop proposals that are subsequently funded.Experience with students’ academic mentoring and as a thesisadvisor.Experience in program assessment and execution of a continuousimprovement plan. Active participation in professional activities andorganizations. Prior professional US experience with progressiveresponsibility.Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively withdiverse campus community. ABOUT FLORIDA POLY:Florida Polytechnic University opened for classes in 2014-15 and isthe twelfth university in the Florida State University System. TheUniversity was created as an exclusively STEM-focused publicuniversity that offers high-value undergraduate and graduatedegrees and that has intentional industry connections with a focuson economic development of the high-tech I-4 corridor. Dedicated topreparing students for the competitive STEM workforce, FloridaPolytechnic University blends traditional subject matter masterywith problem solving and laboratory experiences to provide studentswith learning opportunities applicable to both the workplace and acareer of lifelong learning. The University delivers its courses insmall class sizes, emphasizes a positive student to facultyexperience, and is dedicated to both its teaching and researchmission.Faculty are employed at Florida Poly via renewable, term definedappointments, codified in a collective bargaining agreement, thatsubstantially mirrors tenure systems with reappointment andprogression in rank upon completion of a significant review ofaccomplishments.Lakeland, home to Florida Polytechnic University’s ultra-moderncampus, is located along the I-4 High Tech Corridor halfway betweenTampa and Orlando. Our central Florida community combines smalltown comfort with big-city culture. Florida’s High-Tech Corridor ishome to 11,000 high-tech businesses, and Polk County alone has morethan 600,000 residents, four universities and one state college.Lakeland is just a 45-minute drive from Walt Disney World,Universal Studios, professional sports teams, and thrivingperforming art centers. With no income tax in Florida, and homevalues increasing by approximately 10% over the past year, Lakelandand Central Florida continue to rise among the best places to liveand work.EXPECTED STARTING SALARY: Commensurate with experience andqualificationsAPPLICATION DEADLINE DATE:center_img Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to workin the United States. This proof must be provided prior toemployment at the University. An appointment is not final untilproof is provided. This position requires a background check, which may include alevel II screening as required by the Florida Statute§435.04.Diversity Statement:Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal accessinstitution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provideequal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities toall (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants foradmission, students, and others affiliated with the University)without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex,religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status,veteran status or genetic information.Special Instructions Regarding Attachments:Required attachments are listed on each posting. Please besure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field beforecontinuing through the application. Once your applicationhas been submitted, no changes may be made and additionalattachments will not be considered.An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable duringthe application process. For positions requiring a degree, theofficial transcripts are required upon hire.Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United Statesrequire a equivalency statement from a certified transcriptevaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of anaccredited institution within the USA. This report must be attachedwith the application and submitted by the applicationdeadline.All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date ofthe job announcements.This position requires a background check, which may includea level II screening as required by the Florida Statute§435.04. DESIRED / PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Positions are open until filled (or recruitment cancelled).Review of applications will begin immediately and continue untilthe positions are filled. APPLICATION PROCESS: All Applicants are required to submitthe following in PDF format during the application process:last_img read more

On the go

first_imgBetween schoolwork and classes, a typical day in the life of a Harvard student is undoubtedly busy — but throw in playing on two sports teams and you’ve got a schedule rivaling that of Harvard President Drew Faust.Freshmen Morgan Powell and Mariah Pewarski are among a small group of Harvard students balancing life and school with two sports — in their case, lacrosse and field hockey.Though they admit it’s difficult to have a social life, and that practices and games consume most of their days, they wouldn’t have it any other way.“I did a couple of sports in high school, so I learned how to balance schoolwork and the practices, and not having weekends, really,” said Powell, a native of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.Same with Pewarski. She played field hockey and lacrosse throughout middle and high school in Garden City, N.Y., and said that she’s used to balancing the demands of school with the rigors and time commitment of sports.“I was prepared for the sacrifices that come with playing sports on a high level and getting my schoolwork done,” she said.Both women devoted spring break to practices. They attend morning classes to accommodate practices, too, which typically run from 3:30 p.m. to around 7 — every day. And they’re mindful of getting enough rest, with bedtimes before midnight, depending on workload.Because field hockey is a fall sport, and lacrosse is in spring, Powell and Pewarski are always in season. But they consider themselves lucky. After all, they’re never bored, and they even make time for volunteer work.Powell, who is considering fashioning a nutrition concentration, fell in love with the subject after doing community service with underprivileged children. “I love working with children and getting them off on the right foot in life with nutrition. I saw how much they looked up to me and how much of an impact I’ve had on their life.”The sometimes baker and self-confessed “band geek” (she plays trumpet!) will head home this summer in hopes of a nutrition and exercise physiology internship at a local college, and she’ll also take up her old waitressing job at Lillian’s, a popular restaurant for Saratoga Springs’ horse-racing set.“I volunteer at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter and I am also participating in Relay For Life,” said Pewarski, who’s undecided about her concentration. “I recently have been leaning toward economics, but I haven’t abandoned the idea of going into science or math.”And unlike other freshmen who arrive at Harvard, settle in, and make friends on their own time, Powell and Pewarski arrived to a built-in support group and a pack of best friends for life — their teammates.“You find most of your friends in the athletic world,” said Powell. “It’s definitely difficult having a social life outside of sports, but for the most part it’s a good balance. Sports keep me grounded.”Said Pewarski: “A large portion of my schedule that I can’t fail to mention is the time I spend with other people I have met at Harvard not through sports. I have four roommates from all over the country, who all have many diverse interests. I spend a lot of time with them, whether it is on study breaks with my entryway, meals, BerryLine runs, or just time spent in our room.”The intensity and discipline of athletics in no way diminishes the fun these young women are having.“What I love about sports is the time I get to spend with my teammates and the experiences I receive from traveling with a team,” said Pewarski. A memorable experience from her field hockey season was visiting California for a few games and meeting a Harvard field hockey alumna who now works at Facebook, and who gave the team a tour of its headquarters.“Sports helped me to become a driven person in life,” said Powell. “A lot of what you do in sports translates into real life. You learn a lot of things you wouldn’t learn in a book.”last_img read more

Riverfront sanctuary hits market in suburb favoured by richlisters

first_imgMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoTonnes of space in the kitchen.The passageway then passes a powder room, laundry and staircase to the upper level, before reaching a timber-floored dining room and kitchen at the rear of the floor.Taking the limelight, the elegant white kitchen has stone benchtops, ample storage space, modern appliances and a long window behind the stove area.The kitchen also has a large walk-in pantry, along with a waterfall edge island bench with pendant lighting.From the cooking and dining spaces, glass and timber bi-fold doors open to a deck with a built-in barbecue and ceiling fan hanging from its dark polished timber roof.This outdoor area takes advantage of the spectacular river views, while also bordering an infinity edge pool.Floating stepping stones in the pool then lead across to another covered timber deck that sits to the far right of the level. 74 Botticelli St, Fig Tree PocketA STUNNING five bedroom riverfront home in the same Brisbane suburb that richlister Clive Palmer has just bought into has just hit the market.The home at 74 Botticelli St,Fig Tree Pocket, is situated along the banks of the Brisbane River on an elevated 1,573sq m block.cIt combines contemporary design, ample space and practicality for comfortable family living.A rendered front gate gives the property plenty of appeal, with a timber walkway then passing lovely established gardens to the main entrance.Inside, a wide timber passageway sits between a living room and an office, both of which are carpeted with the office having a feature green wall. Glass expanses frame river views. The home is tastefully done. Wonderful spot to entertain friends and family.Moving inside from this deck is a carpeted family room, which then connects to the dining room, as well as a media room.Upstairs, three bedrooms sit to the front of the house. All have built-in wardrobes while one has a private front balcony.Also upstairs are another central bedroom and a family bathroom, along with the main bedroom, which sits to the rear of the level.Spanning the width of the floor, the opulent main bedroom offers a relaxing space to retreat and includes a walk-in wardrobe, a luxurious open ensuite with twin vanities and a spa bath, and bi-fold doors to a spacious parents’ retreat with timber floors, a stone fireplace, ceiling fan and views to the river and backyard through expansive walls of glass.last_img read more