UofSC National Big Data Health Science Conference Student Case Competition 2023

The UofSC Big Data Health Science Student Case Competition will be on February 10-11, 2023 and provides enthusiastic teams of graduate and/or senior undergraduate students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge to the analysis of big datasets in healthcare.

The Annual Big Data Health Science Case Competition is held virtually before the University of South Carolina’s 2022 National Big Data Health Science Conference, which is taken place in February every year. This competition is designed to be a data science experience in healthcare for undergraduate or graduate students. Participating teams will be given the same business problem, datasets, and access to software to solve a challenging problem using a data analytics approach. Team members will work together to present their methods and analysis results at the Big Data Health Science Conference. A panel of industry and academic experts will judge the presentations based on teams’ use of the full analytics process, from framing the problem to methodology selection, data use, model building, and innovation.

MS/PhD Research Assistantship in Marine Science at UofSC with Full Funding

The Satellite Oceanography Laboratory at the University of South Carolina, Columbia invites applications from qualified students to our PhD. (Marine Science) in the School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment at the University of South Carolina (USC) to work on problems in Physical Oceanography/ Satellite Oceanography/ Ocean Modelling/Air-Sea Interaction/Tropical Ocean Circulation, and Dynamical  Processes. The Satellite Oceanography Laboratory is funded by many federal agencies: NASA/NOAA/ONR/National Academy of Sciences. Please visit these web pages:

Satellite Oceanography Laboratory http://satocean.geol.sc.edu/
The School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment http://www.seoe.sc.edu/

Bachelor's or Master's degree in Oceanography/Marine Science/Meteorology, Atmospheric science/Computer Science/Physics/Mathematics is required. Applicants should have strong mathematical and computer programming skills in Matlab/Python.

Full Funding is  available starting in Summer/Fall 2022 for these three projects:

  1. Study of the Arabian Sea Warm Pool dynamics using models and satellite observations
  2. Understanding the Gulf of Mexico the Loop Current dynamics
  3. Influence of Mesoscale and Submesoscale structures on the Mixed Layer Dynamics

Interested applicants are encouraged to send an unofficial transcript and current resume  to: Prof. Subra Bulusu.  NO GRE SCORES are required. Applications should be submitted prior to January 8 to receive full consideration for assistantships and awards for Summer and Fall semesters. 

Dr. Subra Bulusu
E-mail: sbulusu@geol.sc.edu
Phone: (803) 777-2572

RISC 2023 Summer Internship Application is Now Open

The Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS) at the University of Maryland, College Park, is now accepting applications for the 2022 Research for Intelligence & Security Challenges (RISC) Initiative internship program (May 30--August 4). 

Competitively-selected RISC interns ( RISCers) work in teams with mentorship from university faculty and government practitioners, tackling real security and intelligence problems hands-on. Work is primarily conducted virtually, with some opportunities for in-person collaboration and in-person project outbriefs presented the final week. Internship participation includes possible sponsorship for a security clearance and brings the opportunity to be considered for future employment with the U.S. government. 

Please distribute the attached student solicitation to outstanding U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students and encourage them to apply for this unique opportunity. The application site will close on Monday, February 6th, 2023

Want to learn more? We will host a series of RISC information sessions for interested students, including hearing from past RISCers. The first session will be held virtually on November 16th from 4:00-5:00 PM EST; additional details will be posted on the RISC 2023 page.


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Tenure-track position in Computer Science at Converse University

Converse University invites applications for a new tenure-track position in Computer Science within the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the assistant professor level to begin in August 2023. This department currently supports a major in Mathematics and minors in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Data Science. This position is a new faculty line to support a planned reinstatement of the Computer Science major program. The ideal candidate will contribute to our existing course offerings in Computer Science and will also be able to offer new courses overlapping with the Data Science minor. This position provides a unique opportunity to shape and further develop a Computer Science curriculum within an active and growing department. The teaching load is typically three courses per semester plus one course in January term. Additional responsibilities include contributing to the university's general education program, advising students, continued professional development, and providing service to the department, university, and community.

Preferred qualifications include a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Data Science, or a related field by August 15, 2023. Candidates with a master's degree and significant industry experience are also invited to apply. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts setting and provide evidence of excellence in teaching and research potential. Selected candidates must complete a background check that is satisfactory to the university and be qualified to teach in the US.

Full listing and links to apply here: https://converse.isolvedhire.com/jobs/649616.html

ESnet Student Program

Every year we offer graduate, undergraduate, and high school students to work with our scientists and engineers to address challenges in high-speed scientific networking. We bring in students in Spring, Summer, and Fall. Our program is a 12-16 week paid program that offers students the opportunity to gain hands-on research experience at Berkeley Lab's Scientific Networking Division. See Current Openings.

SRNL Associate Engineer

The Savannah River National Laboratory’s Nuclear Nonproliferation Division is looking for master- or bachelor-level electrical or computer engineers with some background in embedded systems. Link to the job posting

The individual will support design and development of portable control and instrumentation systems for niche applications.  The individual will be responsible for all phases of product life cycle from initial design, development, production oversight, and ongoing support through the product’s retirement.  The individual will also interface closely with research scientists to transition laboratory scale, proof-of-concept prototypes to fieldable equipment. The design work for our projects will encompass board-level design and commercial component integration through system interconnect documentation.  The software development tasking will include both embedded control and instrumentation as well as Windows-based user interface applications.  The individual should be a creative thinker with ability to offer unique solutions to  complex problems.   

I have two experts on staff in the above that will mentor any new team member through our processes and applications.

Please forward this to applicable students.  Candidates that graduate by 01-JUN-2023 will be considered. The job posting currently closes on 31-OCT-2022.

My team is willing to come to USC to meet students, to answer questions, and to give a short presentation about our group and the types of work we perform.  Please let me know if you would desire this interaction and could accommodate.

Patterson Nuessle

Group Leader, Nuclear Effluent Analysis

Savanah River National Laboratory

Earthquake Forecasting Post-doc in ML at the USGS

Earthquake Forecasting Post-doc in ML at the USGS

The U.S. Geological Survey invites applications to a Mendenhall research post-doctoral fellowship opportunity to apply machine learning techniques to earthquake forecasting. The goal of this opportunity is to develop machine-learning approaches to improve earthquake forecasting capabilities – namely, to better predict the rate, locations, and sizes of future earthquakes.

The confluence of newly available, modern high-resolution seismic catalogs – composed of millions of earthquake locations, times, and sizes – along with recent advances in supervised and unsupervised machine learning, particularly deep learning techniques, provide a unique opportunity to mine seismic catalogs for deeper levels of earthquake predictability than have previously been found. In their proposal, applicants should describe methods and architectures amenable to extracting relevant features from catalogs of earthquake times and locations, and to generating stochastic representations of future activity.   

This post-doctoral opportunity for recent graduates in computer science, geophysics, seismology, statistics, or related fields. The fellowship provides 2 years of salary and benefits, as well as funding to support the proposed research project.

More information on the opportunity (Mendenhall #21-44) is here: https://on.doi.gov/3Ru1Wz7

Candidates are encouraged to contact the research advisors to discuss project ideas. Note that due to federal regulations, non-citizens can be hired for these fellowships only in rare circumstances. Qualifications are here: https://on.doi.gov/3edWmm5

Applications are due November 1, 2022.
Proposed Duty Station(s): Pasadena, California; Moffett Field, California; Seattle, Washington; Golden, Colorado.

Undergraduate Research opportunity in AI and Machine Learning

The Machine Learning and Evolutionary Lab of CSE/USC is looking for two undergraduate RAs for doing exciting research on applying deep learning and machine learning to solve the materials discovery problem. You will be guided by the experienced deep learning experts with access to the most advanced GPU servers. This precious research experience of AI on your resume will help you stand out in your future job market and application for graduate schools. Our research has been reported by public media (ScienceDaily) and published in top journals (Advanced Science). Check our papers published in 2022 here

Expected candidates:  excellent programming skills in Python, responsive and dedicated, 10 hours/week or more, GPA>3.2, enthusiasm for research. 

If you are interested in this opportunity, email Dr. Hu (jianjunh@cse.sc.edu)  your resume with phone and email information with the following email subject:Undergradute RA opportunity + phone + email+(Freshmen/Sophomore/Junior/Senior).   In the email, explain why you are the ideal candidate for this opportunity. 

Success stories:  Dr. Hu is supervising 5 undergraduate RAs.  Our team has got Magellan Scholarship winners.  Three of the undergraduate RAs have published/submitted an official journal paper. More details check http://mleg.cse.sc.edu 

SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program

Join the SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program on August 31, 2022, at 1 p.m. as we review eligibility requirements, program benefits, and give insight into the 2022 application. Attendees will also learn how to start an application and be provided with application tips.

The SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program offers STEM students who are currently pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D. a full scholarship, internships, annual stipends, and guaranteed employment with the Department of Defense.

For more information on the SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program, visit www.smartscholarship.org. To register for the webinar directly, visit https://lmigov.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_QEhshVkVTme5Rk8AqB5rvw.

Business Intelligence Developer at Lexington Medical Center

Rated as one of the Top 25 Best Hospitals to Work for in the U.S., the heart of LMC is our 557 bed modern state-of-the-art facility. Winning the prestigious, "Summit Award" from Press Ganey for outstanding patient satisfaction, "Consumer Choice Award" from the National Research Corporation, all contributing to our reputation for giving our patients the highest quality care. Lexington Medical Center was voted one of South Carolina’s “Best Places to Work” for 2019!

We are located in heart of the Midlands, right outside of Columbia, SC, and one of the most successful integrated healthcare systems in the Southeast. As the third largest employer in the Midlands, we invite you to be a part of our ongoing success and join our LMC Family.

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Director of Decision Support this individual will create and facilitate the adoption of advance analytics applications by delivering high quality analytic dashboards and reports to address specific data needs using business intelligence tools. The role includes data modeling, application design, and application development to deliver effective analytics using visual displays of performance data. The application design process requires an advance understanding of healthcare workflows and healthcare data to translate role-based use cases into actionable analytics solutions. This individual will work with the customer to ensure they know how to use the data application to enable performance improvement. The Developer will also be responsible for the extraction/translation/load of data, quality assurance of the application configuration, and product documentation.


Minimum Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems or Information Technology

Minimum of 3 years of experience in designing and building analytic dashboards and reports using Business Intelligence tools like Tableau, Qlik, TIBCO Spotfire, Power BI etc.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Builds analytic dashboards and reports to support internal and external analytic needs
  2. Writes queries and stored procedures, builds tables and optimizes database operations
  3. Analyzes and translates business requirements and specifications into technical design
  4. Works with vendor support to address platform issues or limitations
  5. Logs change requests and issues related to dashboard/report enhancements and modifications
  6. Documents and maintains dashboard and report solutions
  7. Assist with audits and data validation activities to promote and ensure data accuracy and quality
  8. Participates in Data modeling and data element, calculation, metric and statistical definitions
  9. Performs all other duties as assigned by authorized personnel or as required in an emergency

Marquita Gaines

Workforce Coordinator - Human Resources
(803) 936-7215 Office
Lexington Medical Center
2720 Sunset Boulevard
West Columbia, SC 29169

Dr. Sur Looking for Undergraduate Researcher

Professor Sur at the CSE department is looking for undergraduate researchers for multiple exciting projects on wireless health monitoring, autonomous cars and drones, mobile physical security, 5G and 6G networking, etc., funded by the National Science Foundations, Texas Instruments, USC ASPIRE, and Vista Medical. This is a paid position. Please see this flyer and the website https://syrex.cse.sc.edu for more details.

Students working with Professor Sur have been recognized nationally and internationally for their research projects with numerous awards and fellowships, including Magellan Scholar Awards from the USC VPR office, IEEE MTT-S Undergraduate Fellowship, and Best Poster Awards.

If you are interested, please contact sur@cse.sc.edu with your CV, background, and research interests.

UofSC DoIT Looking for Undergraduate Developer

Research Computing at UofSC DoIT is looking for a self-initiative undergraduate to join in a web/mobile app development project. The duties include designing and developing a website, communicating with project partners, reporting progress weekly.

  • Experience with HTML, JavaScript, Java and SQL, preferably React.js, React Native, Java Spring Boot and PostgreSQL
  • Knowledge with web development
  • Good communication skill
  • GPA 3.0 and above
  • Immediate start is a big plus

We are paying $15 per hour, 10-15 hours per week for the semester with the potential for continuing internship for the summer. Should you be interested, please forward resume to zhouj@mailbox.sc.edu.

UofSC Upstate Seeking Adjuncts

Thank you for any assistance you can provide,

Tim Ellis

Interim Chair, Division of Mathematics and Computer Science

800 University Way | Spartanburg, SC 29303 w: 864.503.5292


Adjunct Instructor at East Carolina University

The Department of Computer Science at East Carolina University is looking for an adjunct instructor to teach SENG 6265: Foundations of Software Testing in Fall 2022. The expected class size for this graduate class is 30. The instruction delivery is 100% online. This is a 3 credit-hour course.

Minimum qualifications: At least 18 graduate course credit hours beyond a master’s degree in computer science or software engineering from an accredited university. Prior teaching experience is desirable.

Pay range is $5,000 - $6,000. Actual pay depends on academic qualifications and professional experience.

If interested, please contact Dr. Nic Herndon at herndonn19@ecu.edu.