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Computer Engineering & Computer Science (CECS)

CECS Newsletter 4 for AY 2010/11

February 4 2011

by Dr. Alvaro Monge


Industry News


2011 Job Fairs
  • 2011 Job Fair takes place March 10 from 12:00 to 4:00pm in the 2nd floor of the University Student Union.
  • 2011 Engineering, Science and Technology Job Fair: Mark your calendars for the 2011 Engineering, Science and Technology Job Fair to take place on Thursday, April 7, from 12:00 to 4:00pm in the 2nd floor of the University Student Union.

Check the Career Development Center for the list of participating employers.

CECS Announcements

Free Tutoring for CECS classes

The Learning Assistance Center provides free tutoring for all students who need help in CECS 100, 174, 274, 277, 282, 228 and 201. The tutoring sessions will be on Fridays between 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in ECS Lab 404.

Advising resumes

Advising for both undergraduate and graduate students has resumed. If you have questions regarding your requirements or other matters regarding your undergraduate or graduate degree, students should visit their respective advisors.

  • Undergraduate Computer Engineering Majors are advised by Dr. Michael Chelian in ECS-544.
  • Undergraduate Computer Science Majors are advised by Dr. Alvaro Monge in ECS-547.
  • All CECS Graduate Students are advised by Dr. Shui Lam in ECS-549

Exchange program

The University of Applied Sciences in Mannheim Germany is offering an opportunity student exchanges. Participants would be able to take classes and to participate in paid research/development projects at John Deere Company located next to their campus. Some basic German skills are desirable.

Mannheim is a city in the South Western part of Germany 50 miles south of Frankfurt and 15 miles from Heidelberg.

Interested students please contact Dr. Englert.

Internships and Jobs


CSULB, programming part-time position

Dr. Marayong, an Assistant Professor with the CSULB Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is looking for an undergraduate Computer Science or Computer Engineering student to work with her graduate student on a research project. Interested students must have a very strong programming background (C++, MFC). This is a paid position for about 10-15hrs/week and open only to US Citizens or Permanent Residents.

Interested students should contact Dr. Marayong.

Programmer in 3D Modeling, Robotics Vision Systems

ZBE Inc is looking for a talented programmer for the development / implementation of a 3D multi-view reconstruction application, including motion analysis, as well as other duties.

Desired experience in:

  • Linux
  • 3D model construction or SLAM
  • Image processing
  • Robotics
  • ROS (highly desirable)
  • Open CV

The position comes with health and retirement benefits.

ZBE is a 30-year old technology company, located in Carpinteria, CA (next to Santa Barbara), with a track record of providing innovative, state-of-the-art products to our clients.

Qualified applicants should send resume via e-mail


IBM Software Engineer Co-op/Intern

IBM in Rochester MN Software Engineer Intern. A former CSULB Computer Science student working full time as a software engineer with IBM in Rochester MN notified the department about this opportunity. He informed us that the start and end dates are flexible and that there may be a few positions available. Interested students can read more and apply at the IBM in Rochester MN Software Engineer Intern web site.

Elemental-Labs: Web Programming Intern

Elemental-Labs, Inc. seeks a web programming intern with the following qualifications:

  • Passionate about making dynamic and/or interactive websites
  • Must exhibit a positive attitude and be a strong player
  • Creative, focused, results-oriented, self-motivated
  • Resourceful problem-solver with excellent debugging and strong communication skills
  • A passion for well architected, robust, maintainable, and extensible code with good coding standards
  • Patient and calm during periods of high stress
  • Knowledge of HTML5, Action Script 2.0 and 3.0, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, and relational databases such as MySQL and Oracle
  • Candidates should have experience and/or interest in open source object oriented languages such as PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, C#, C++ or Java

Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide a role on the team, work with Lead on implementation of core web features
  • Collaborate with designers, artists and others to implement and fine-tune web features
  • Work constructively with other leads to set and maintain priorities
  • Collaborate with lead on technical design, core tech and feature roll out
  • Interactive programming with HTML5, Action Script 2.0 or 3.0
  • Specialization in software engineering, computer science, physics, math or equivalent

To apply, students should send resume, cover letter and salary history along with any relevant sample works. This is a part-time contract position in Anaheim, California. Please include “Web Programming Internship” in the subject line and send it via e-mail to

Elemental-Labs, Inc. continually seeks talented individuals and interns with a wide array of capabilities, including Design, Development, Motion Graphics, and 3D, to expand our unparalleled team. Our office culture and work processes demand experienced, well-rounded and high energy people who can effectively communicate their vision and succeed within our team's dynamics.

Summer research opportunities

There are many summer opportunities for getting involved in research. A webpage at Xavier University has a list of summer internships. Below you'll find brief descriptions on several of them.

You should act quickly to apply as many of the deadlines are coming up.

Rochester Institute of Technology REU

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site in the Department of Computer Science at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is inviting applications for summer 2011. In our RIT REU program, the students will work in an interdisciplinary environment with special focus on data visualization and distributed high performance file systems.

The students will receive a stipend of up to $4,500 for 10 weeks, and a travel allowance up to $775. They will also stay free on campus with meals provided.

Application deadline: March 27th, 2011, 11:59 P.M. EDT Program duration: 10 weeks (June 6, 2011 – August 12, 2011)

For full information, visit the RIT REU program website.

SUPER program at University of North Texas

The College of Engineering of the University of North Texas at Denton, TX is offering to qualified undergraduates from throughout the country the opportunity to conduct research projects in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Energy Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering for eight weeks during the summer under the banner of SUPER (Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research).

The program pairs undergraduate students with faculty mentors and graduate students, and allows them to work on current research projects. The program description and an application form can be accessed at the SUPER website.

TRUST-REU at UC Berkeley

The 2011 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Cyber Security and Trustworthy Systems (TRUST-REU 2011) is accepting applications. The deadline is March 1 2011. Visit the |TRUST: Education and Outreach website for complete information, including links to several other programs.

The Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST) will sponsor 12 undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds and cultures, to participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience located at TRUST partner campuses: UC Berkeley, Cornell University, Stanford University, Vanderbilt University.

Additional programs in connection with TRUST:

  • WISE 2011: Women's Institute in Summer Enrichment Sponsored by the Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST)
  • REU 2011: The TRUST Research Experiences for Undergraduates (TRUST-REU) in Cyber Security and Trustworthy Systems, was established to promote access to graduate education among undergraduates who have been educationally or economically disadvantaged and who may not have exposure to the academic environment of a research university. The program offers a research experience in cyber security and trustworthy systems through an eight-week summer program.
  • SECuR-IT: Summer Experience, Colloquium and Research in Information Technology. The Summer Experience, Colloquium and Research in Information Technology (SECuR-IT). This is a ten-week paid internship with academic seminars, sponsored by TRUST partners UC Berkeley, Stanford University and San Jose State University with internships located in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area. SECuR-IT is a MS or PhD level internship program.
UC Berkeley program on Nanotechnology

The Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E3S) at UC Berkeley has undergraduate summer research positions on Nanotechnology available.

In addition to daily engagement in the lab, summer interns:

  • attend seminars on nanoscience, nanotechnology, and E3S related topics
  • participate in educational laboratory tours and field trips.
  • receive one on one advice regarding graduate school and the application and fellowship process
  • participate in a GRE prep course provided by Kaplan
  • develop a research paper & present their research in a poster session

Selected students will receive a $4,000 stipend, round trip travel costs (up to $600), room and board at the UC Berkeley International House and college course credit.

Deadline: March 1, 2011

SISMAT program at Dartmouth College

The Institute for Security, Technology, and Society at Dartmouth College invites student applications for the 2011 Secure Information Systems Mentoring and Training (SISMAT) program.

Student applications are due February 21 2011. The student application guidelines provide more information.

SISMAT has three parts:

  • a two-week, full-day seminar “crash-course” in security during the summer held at Dartmouth in Hanover, NH;
  • an internship in an information security-related field (we recruit internship sponsors and help match students with internships); and,
  • a mentored research project the following semester at students' local institution

The program is offered at no cost to students or the participating institutions, and housing and a meal allowance is provided during the 2-week stay at Dartmouth.

Students may want to watch a promotional video made by a former participant.

Hope College REU

The computer science department at Hope College in Michigan, has an REU Program. The application deadline is February 25th. The research projects include:

  • Algorithms for Graph Pebbling
  • Human Computing Games for Graph Problems
  • Modeling Bacterial Metabolism and Genetic Regulation
  • Assistive Technology with Android on Mobile Phones
  • Building an online survey system
University of Alabama REU

The Summer 2011 offering of The University of Alabama (UA) Research Experience for Undergraduates in Software Language Engineering (REU-SLE) spans 9 weeks (June 1 to August 3) and offers research and professional development opportunities for 10 undergraduate students. Available research projects share the theme of software language engineering, where “software language” is defined broadly to include programming languages, domain-specific languages, modeling languages, schemas, protocols and perhaps less obviously, application programming interfaces, class libraries, frameworks, and other implicitly defined languages.

The application deadline is March 15, 2011.

Montclair State Univ. REU

The Department of Computer Science and the Center of Imaging and Optics at Montclair State University are pleased to organize a 8 week intensive undergraduate research program in Imaging and Computer Vision where students will work individually and collaboratively on a wide variety of imaging and computer vision problems benefiting from a group of experienced research mentors. In 2011, the REU site will take place between May 23 and July 15. Four faculty mentors from within the CS and Math departments will provide supervision.

The deadline to apply is March 26, 2011

DePauw University REU

DePauw University in Indiana is hosting a research experience for undergraduate students (REU) during the summer of 2011. This program is open to students at colleges and universities that do not have graduate programs in computer science. This allows students to do research work who might otherwise not have the opportunity.

This year, list of projects include persuasive technologies, developing an IDE for a functional programming language, and parallel processing. The program runs from June 1st to August 5th.

Applications are due on March 15th.

Further details about the program and an electronic application form can be found at the DePauw University REU website.

NASA Internships

Students may apply for NASA's summer research opportunities through the agency's new Student On-Line Application for Recruiting Interns, Fellows and Scholars (SOLAR) System. Undergraduate and graduate students in STEM fields can search and apply to a variety of NASA opportunities. Through this website, students can register, complete one application, and apply to up to 15 specific research opportunities. We encourage qualified students to begin their application as early as possible. The deadline is March 1, 2011.

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