UC Davis iiData Conference

Greetings students,
I am a representative for the first annual iidata Data Science Convention hosted on May 21, 2016 at the UC Davis Conference Center. iidata is a convention catered to college undergraduates to further their knowledge and to create a central space for people to explore this contemporary field. iidata was founded on the ambition of several passionate students trying to spread the wonders of data science.
iidata is planned to have the following events:
(i) Workshops:R, D3, SQL, and Machine Learning
(ii) Research Exhibition,
(iii) Timed Programming Competitions
(iv) Guest Speakers: Learnable, Intel, CHHS, Square, Baidu
We are hoping to invite students from your university to attend our event. If you are interested in this convention please contact us via email (teamiidata@gmail.com) or visit our website for further information @ iidata.net.
Predictive Modeling Competition Application DUE – May 1
Timed Analysis Competition Application DUE – May 15
General Registration: iidata.net/register
Thank you for your time,
The iidata Team

COS Student Research Day

As of now, 37 poster titles have been submitted for the SRD. Our capacity is about 60, so if you plan to show a poster, get your titles to me soon before all the spaces are taken!
For our new faculty colleagues, if you are at an early stage of setting up your research program, I encourage you to show a poster of work in progress or of planned research. The SRD is a good way to let other faculty and students learn of your projects. Over the years many collaborations have sprung from connections made at the SRD. Also, a poster does not have to be made specifically for the SRD – one that was presented recently at a conference is fine.
I would appreciate getting titles by Friday, April 29. Submission information follows (note the alternate email for submissions):
The TWELFTH Annual College of Science Student Research Day (SRD) will be held Friday, May 6, 2016 from 10:00am to 1:00pm in the breezeway of Duncan Hall. This is our annual showcase of posters presented by students performing original research with COS faculty (i.e. on projects which could eventually lead to a publication or presentation in a research conference). The SRD is the primary opportunity to display the impressive range of research projects involving faculty and students in our College.
Poster Title Submission:
If you wish to submit a poster to the SRD, all that is needed from you is a title and list of authors. See the attached MS Word form and enter the information requested. Please use this form and follow the format given so your information can simply be cut and pasted into the final program. Be sure to indicate the student authors by underlining their names.
Submissions will only be accepted from COS faculty advisors, NOT from students. This needs to be done so we can verify that the advisors have approved submissions. Posters that have recently been presented at a scientific conference are welcome.
I have set up a special gmail account to accept submissions – please return your titles using this address so I can keep track of them:
Submissions will be accepted until all slots fill up, so send in your poster titles as soon as possible. I will send a notice when we fill the program. We will have the same number of poster slots as the last several years, and usually fill all of them. If you do not hear from me by Friday, April 29, send a message to make sure I didn’t miss your submissions! I hope to send a draft program out by Monday, May 2.
IMPORTANT: if you plan to print your poster in the COS Computer Center (basement), it must be submitted by 4:00pm May 2. Here is information on the services available for SRD posters and on submission of poster files:
If anyone has any questions about our services, they can find the information on our web page http://www.sjsu.edu/science/faculty/ncs/posterprinting/
but to summarize, the requests should:
– be sent to cos-posters-group@sjsu.edu or brought down to our office (DH 33) on a thumb drive
– be either ppt or pdf format
– be sized correctly – be sure the document is sized as a poster and not as an 8.5×11″ document
– no solid dark colored backgrounds – the ink saturates the paper and results in the poster having a puckered texture
Any posters not submitted to the Computer Center by May 2 will have to be printed at other locations (sorry the COS cannot subsidize printing costs). Please plan ahead!
A flier for the COS SRD is also attached. Feel free to invite students from your classes, colleagues from on and off campus, and anyone else who may be interested in the research of COS faculty and students!
Contact me with any questions.
roy okuda

Discussion of Actuarial Science Careers April 28

Dear Brad,
Would you please send an email to all our major with concentration EAS
about the coming actuary talk?
Date: April 28 (Thur)
Time: 4:30–5:30 pm
Place: MH324
Speakers: Brenda Dong and Mhary Alcaide
(both are former SJSU students)
The meeting will feature both speakers discussing
their career path and general info of actuary.
There are plenty time for questions.
Those who arrive on time will get a drum stick ice-cream.



Careers in Teaching Panel Discussion Mon. Apr. 25

On Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 11:17 PM, Tim Hsu wrote:
Hi math folks: Just wanted to let you know, if you hadn’t heard already, about Monday’s Careers in Teaching panel discussion. Also, if you have students you think might be interested, please let them know or remind them about it.
Hi math/stats majors and grad students:
Thinking about teaching math when you graduate, in high school, middle school, or college? Come to Math Career Day and hear from experienced teachers about how to prepare for a career in teaching, how to get yourself certified as a teacher, and how to get your first teaching job. Plus: We reveal the mysteries of the single-subject credential and the master’s degree in math!
Date: Mon Apr 25
Time: 3:00-4:15pm
Room: MH320
Seating is limited, so to reserve your seat, please email tim.hsu@sjsu.edu (or just reply to this email). Hope to see y’all there!

SJSU Math Club

Hi Math Clubbers,
Hope you all had a great Spring Break.
You can like us on Facebook now:
facebook.com/SJSUMathDiscussionClubThere will be an introductory Python class in the Math Club room tomorrow, Thursday, April 7th, at 12:00 PM. It will be led by Ahmed Ahmed of the soon-to-exist Data Science club. We will also have our regular weekly meeting at 3:00 PM.
Finally, we need a couple people to represent us at the Admitted Students Resource Fair next Saturday, April 16th, at 8:00 AM. Contact me for more details.