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Ryerson Computer Science
Ryerson CompSci
Department of Computer Science
The Department of Computer Science is located at The Centre for Computing and Engineering - 245 Church Street. Moriyama & Teshima designed the new Centre for Computing and Engineering on the urban campus of Ryerson University in the heart of downtown Toronto, Canada. The building features a sculptural treatment of the Church Street facade that dramatically changes throughout the day as the sun and ambient light varies. At times reflective and at time transparent, the building is a distinctive symbol of Ryerson. The facility brings together a number of departments including Aerospace, Civil Engineering, Computing Science and Electrical and Computing Engineering. Design started in February 2002 and the facility opened to students in the fall term of 2004.
Computer Science News & Announcements
expand/collapse MSc Student - Zainab Al-Zanbouri - Runner-Up Ryerson 3-Minute Thesis 3MT Competition
Mon, 06 Apr 2015

Congratulations to MSc Student Zainab Al-Zanbouri, for placing as a runner-up, with her presentation on "green computing", in the 3-Minute Thesis 3MT Competition.

Ryerson 3-Minute Thesis 3MT Competition is a university-wide competition for graduate students in which participants present their research and its impact in three minutes or les sto a panel of non-specialis tjudges, using only one static slide.

expand/collapse Interactive Ontario - Networking Event - A networking mixer for the digital economy
Wed, 1 Apr 2015

Interactive Ontario's popular networking events take place the second Wednesday of each month.

In collaboration with a variety of organizations and companies, IO brings you brief presentations on forward-thinking topics in IDM, followed by food, drinks and the chance to converse with fellow IDM producers and professionals from other industries. Your ticket includes a drink ticket, hors d'oeuvres, presentations and plenty of networking.

Interact: Social Media Sensations

April 8, 2015
Bar Italia - 582 College Street, Toronto
Hosted by Interactive Ontario http://www.interactiveontario.com/
Ryerson students can register for free IO member passes at

expand/collapse MSc Student - Ssowjanya HariShankar wins *Best Paper Award* - 29th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications
Tue, 31 Mar 2015

Ssowjanya HariShankar, supervised by Dr. Isaac Woungang, has just won the *Best paper award* of the 29th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-2015) held in Gwangju, Korea, March 24-27, 2015.

expand/collapse Dr. Alexander Ferworn and 4 graduate students will be participating in "Operation Border Citites"
Tue, 17 Feb 2015

February 25: Dr. Alexander Ferworn and 4 guraduate students have been asked to attend a Provicial public safety exercise to be held in Windsor. They will be supporting search operations for the OPP using technology developed in the NCART lab of the Department of Computer Science.
They will be participating in "Operation Border Cities" at an undisclosed location in the greater Windsor area employing their UAVs, bin ident modelling and canine search technology.
Photos coming.

Computer Science Events
expand/collapse Greater Toronto Area Linux User Group
Ongoing Monthly

Monthly meetings held at
George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre
245 Church Street, Room ENG211
Ryerson University
Please visit: http://gtalug.org/ for more information.
expand/collapse Computer Science Visited by Dr. Moridi, M.P.P.
Wed, 04 Feb 2009

On Wednesday February 4th, Dr. Reza Moridi (MPP, Richmond Hill) the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities visited Ryerson's Department of Computer Science and gave a seminar to the students of our highly successful Masters program concerning the future of post-graduate education in Ontario. He also provided many fascinating and informative anecdotes from his life and career.
During his, visit, he had the opportunity to speak with many of our graduate students who told him of their experiences within our program and their desire to continue their studies in a suitable doctoral program. Dr. Moridi reiterated the Liberal government"s support for expanding graduate education within Ontario and was very interested in our strategy for launching a doctoral program in Computer Science in support of Ryerson"s graduate program expansion.
Computer Science Job Postings
expand/collapse JOB POSTING: Software Developer, PhD University Graduate
Thu, 2 Apr 2015

Location: Kitchener, ON, Canada - Montreal, QC, Canada
Software Engineering, Full-time

For more details, please visit: https://www.google.com/about/careers/
expand/collapse JOB POSTING: SmartSimple: Jr. Analyst
Tue, 31 Mar 2015

Department: Implementation
Reports to: Small Project Team Lead
Location: Toronto Canada
Employment Type: Full-time Permanent
Hours: 37.5 per week
Job Grade: TBD

Since 2002, SmartSimple has been providing organizations with an innovative, cloud-based software solution that automates a wide range of administrative processes in multiple vertical markets, including grants, research and claims management. Our system is used by tens of thousands of people every month, working in more than 100 countries around the world. Our company is technologically advanced, culturally diverse and continuously growing with offices in Toronto, New York City and Dublin.

The Jr. Analyst will spend three (3) months in the Small Project Team. As a configuration resource for the Small Project Team (SPT), the Jr. Analyst assists in the execution of small-scale project related work. Under the direct guidance of the Small Project Team Lead and with the mentorship of senior technical staff they will be responsible for platform configuration of client systems. After this time, and the successful completion of two projects, you will be assigned to the pre-implementation or post-implementation team upon completion of the training according to your demonstrated strengths and technical ability. This is a non-client facing, highly technical role.

This position is an ideal entry level role for a recent computer science graduate looking to establish a solid career with a proven Cloud Provider.

Specific Job Responsibilities:
- Work with Small Project Team Lead to review and analyse options within SmartSimple software and determine best way to configure and/or modify software for client systems based on the client Statement of Work (SOW) requirements.

- Collaborate and obtain guidance on the design of client systems from the Business Configuration and Implementation Specialists, Project Managers, or Solutions Architects in the course of work. Get approval for system changes/modifications prior to commencing any configuration work.

- Work in close collaboration with the Project Manager to investigate and help solve client issues. This involves detailed troubleshooting of client systems before escalating issues to the Sr. PM or Development team.

- Review and test configured system functions to ensure adherence to client requests and SOW requirements.

- Assist with performing integrated system testing when new features are applied to a client system.

- Flag and report potential problems or out-of-scope requests from clients to the Project Manager.

Specific Job Requirements:
- Ability to grasp concepts quickly with strong analytical and problem solving skills, and attention to detail.

- Clear, concise and effective communication ability.

- Working knowledge of databases, data modelling concepts and best practices. Ability to read a data model and perform data mapping.

- Experience with application configuration within a project environment for example. Configuration of fields, creation of workflows, tweaking, implementation. Full project lifecycle (conception to production).

- Basic knowledge of 'Software as a Service' solutions (SAAS) and experience of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC). Ability to work independently and within a team environment to achieve project goals.

- Basic knowledge of Java, JavaScript, HTML, XML and CSS a definite asset.

For more details, please visit: http://wwww.smartsimple.com/
Ryerson University News
expand/collapse Toronto through the students’ eyes
Mon, 27 Apr 2015

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expand/collapse Mastering the elevator pitch
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expand/collapse Baby, you can drive my (electric) car
Wed, 22 Apr 2015

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expand/collapse Looking past the postcards
Mon, 20 Apr 2015

Experiential Sociology course shows students the reality of the Bahamas... more
expand/collapse Students honoured for leadership at Dennis Mock Awards
Fri, 17 Apr 2015

Annual awards celebrate graduating students for extracurricular achivements... more
expand/collapse Pan Am coming to campus
Wed, 15 Apr 2015

University hosting thousands of international visitors ... more
expand/collapse A science program that’s out of this world
Mon, 13 Apr 2015

Student Spaceflights Experiments Program will take science projects to space... more
expand/collapse Everything is elementary for Watson
Fri, 10 Apr 2015

Cutting-edge artificial intelligence system now part of Ryerson’s big data curriculum... more
expand/collapse Stories worth telling
Wed, 08 Apr 2015

Ryerson students explore a different side of Canada at SSHRC Storytellers competition... more
expand/collapse ’Je suis Charlie,’ says Sun Media cartoonist
Mon, 06 Apr 2015

Sue Dewar talked freedom of expression at School of Journalism’s 2015 Atkinson Lecture... more
Computer Science Seminars