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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 SEMINAR: Michael Hoffman : Principal Investigator at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Mon, 08 Feb 2016


Speaker: Michael Hoffman
Principal Investigator at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Assistant Professor in the Departments of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto

Day and Time: Thursday, February 11, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Room LG04, George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre
Ryerson University, Toronto, M5B 1Z4
Please check before the seminar

Contact: llivi@scs.ryerson.ca

Abstract: First, we will discuss Segway, an integrative method to identify patterns from multiple functional genomics experiments, discovering joint patterns across different assay types. We apply Segway to ENCODE ChIP-seq andDNase-seq data and identify patterns associated with transcription start sites, gene ends, enhancers, CTCF elements, and repressed regions. Segway yields a model which elucidates the relationship between assay observations and functional elements in the genome. Second, we will discuss a new method to discover transcription factor motifs and identify transcription factor binding sites in DNA with covalent modifications such as methylation. Just as transcription factors distinguish one standard nucleobase from another, they also distinguish unmodified and modified bases. To represent the modified bases in a sequence, we replace cytosine (C) with symbols for 5-methylcytosine (5mC), 5-hydroxylmethylcytosine (5hmC), 5-formylcytosine (5fC). Similarly, we adapted the well-established position weight matrix model of transcription factor binding affinity to an expanded alphabet. We created an expanded-alphabet genome sequence using genome-wide maps of 5mC, 5hmC, and 5fC in mouse embryonic stem cells. Using this sequence and expanded-alphabet position weight matrixes, we reproduced various known methylation binding preferences, including the preference of ZFP57 and C/EBPßfor methylated motifs and the preference of c-Myc for unmethylated motifs. Using these known binding preferences to tune model parameters enables discovery of novel modified motifs.

Biography: Michael Hoffman is a principal investigator at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Assistant Professor in the Departments of Medical Biophysics and Computer Science, University of Toronto. He researches the application of machine learning techniques to epigenomic data. He previously led the National Institutes of Health ENCODE Project’s large-scale integration task group while at the University of Washington. He has a PhD from the University of Cambridge, where he conducted computational genomics studies at the European Bioinformatics Institute. He also has a B.S. in Biochemistry and a B.A. in the Plan II Honors Program at The University of Texas at Austin. He was named a Genome Technology Young Investigator and has received several awards for his academic work, including a NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award.


expand/collapse Privacy and Big Data Institute event - Feb 11 2016
Fri, 05 Feb 2016



The Privacy and Big Data Institute, in partnership with Computer Science and the Faculty of Science, is hosting a guest speaker, Dr. Inmar Givoni, VP of Big Data at Kobo Inc.

Dr. Givoni will share her experience leading a team in applying machine learning and big data techniques to inform and direct the vision for the next generation of digital publishing.

The event is on February 11, in SLC-514 from 12-1pm. Refreshments will be provided.

Seating is limited so please RSVP at privacy@ryerson.ca

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expand/collapse Gaze Inside The Mind Of Artificial Intelligence With This Neural Network Visualizer
Thu, 28 Jan 2016


Masters candidate at Ryerson University Adam Harley has built an interactive visualization that helps explain how a convulutional neural net, a type of artificial intelligence program used for analyzing images, works internally.

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expand/collapse Hour of Code teaches new form of literacy
Fri, 18 Dec 2015


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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.
Computer Science Job Postings
expand/collapse JOB POSTING: HRI Software Engineer - Humatics
Fri, 05 Feb 2016



Humatics (http://site.humatics.com) - an MIT-connected HRI/sensor tech startup is hiring a senior software engineer.

We need someone with a demonstrated track record building software that enables more productive interactions between humans and robotic systems. If you join us now, you'll be getting in at the ground floor of a company founded to build integrated hardware and software systems that optimize and enrich human-robot interaction. Click here (https://goo.gl/RI9XNh) for the detailed job description.

Apply with resume, samples of previous work and one academic or professional reference to jacky@cjru.ca. Students must be enrolled in part-time or full-time post-secondary classes in Toronto.

expand/collapse JOB POSTING: Mobile/Web Developer (Junior Level, full-time)
Thu, 02 Feb 2016

Location: Wolfville (NS) or telecommute (Eastern or Atlantic Time Zone only)
*Start Date*: April 1st, 2016
*Salary*: $46,000 - $51,000 /year (depending on qualifications and experience)
*Vacation pay*: Yes (2 weeks)
*Health benefits*: Yes
*Application Deadline*: Feb 26th, 2016

*Description*: We are looking for a recent Computer Science graduate and highly talented junior mobile/web developer to join our technical team on the East coast. Our company atmosphere is collaborative, passionate, and fun. We are always innovating and creating new technologies and tools for ourselves and our clients. Come and work with a great team - we learn from and share knowledge with each other every day. The ideal candidate should be a recent graduate in Computer Science and have:
Experience in native and hybrid mobile development including PhoneGap.
Expertise in HTML / JavaScript / CSS.
Experience with Java, Android OS and Android Studio IDE.
Some experience with C# and .NET framework would be a big asset.
Experience with PHP/MySQL would be another big plus.
Basic skills debugging and profiling client-side code.
Experience testing and debugging in multiple browsers/operating systems.
Plenty of attention to detail.
Excellent oral and written communication skills for effective communication.
A desire to learn and grow with us.

Responsibilities include:
Work on our in-house software product TrailMark Office (LAMP stack) and TrailMark Mobile (Android, Windows Embedded 6.5)
Help to develop our new hybrid mobile app (PhoneGap).
Collaborate with other developers to create highly functional, reusable code.
Participate in all software development phases: from design, through implementation, debugging, and testing.
Test, debug and refine software to produce the required product. Please send us your resume including two references via email with the subject line "Mobile/Web Developer" to joerg.tews@trailmarksys.com
expand/collapse JOB POSTING: Research Assistant: Applied Analytics Project
Fri, 29 Jan 2016

Location: Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
Research Assistant

*Preferred Qualifications:*

- *Proficiency in Python programming,*
- *Experience in web scraping and using APIs,*
- *Experience in MySQL,*
- *Experience in Machine Leaning and/or Neural Networks is a plus.*

*Specific Responsibilities include:*

- *Acquire data from the web and some APIs,*
- *Create a database to store the data,*
- *Automate the data transfer and storage,*
- *Perform data cleansing, parsing, integration, and editing.*


For more details, please contact: Ozgur Turetken, Ph.D.,Professor and Director, Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management, E-mail: turetken@ryerson.ca
expand/collapse JOB POSTING: Student Developers and Designer Needed
Fri, 11 Sept 2015



STUDENT DEVELOPERS AND DESIGNER NEEDED: Want to combine your love of audio with dynamic cloud storage and mobile innovation? We need four GTA-area students to help build an innovative audio application here at Ryerson.

iOS Engineer: 1 position (September-April 12-18 hours per week)
Requirements:
Experience with Object Oriented Programming
Experience developing User Interfaces
Experience interacting with Networking APIs
Senior year undergrad or grad students in computer science
Accessible development experience
Solid knowledge of digital audio fundamentals
Team leadership skills
Demonstrable commitment to project execution
Reliability
Strong communication skills
Bonus: Swift, iOS, Audio DSP

Server Engineer: 2 positions (September-April 12-18 hours per week)
Requirements:
Experience with Object Oriented Programming
Experience in Database Programming
Solid knowledge of networking fundamentals (HTTP, JSON, REST, Scalability, Security)
Ability to work in a team
Reliability
Bonus: Node.js, MongoDB, Digital Audio Fundamentals

UI Designer: 1 position (September-December 12-18 hours per week)
Requirements:
Adobe Creative Suite
Experience in accessible design
Senior undergrad or graduate student
Ability to work in a team
Ability to interpret feedback and manage deadlines

To apply:

Apply with resume, samples of previous work and one academic or professional reference to jacky@cjru.ca. Students must be enrolled in part-time or full-time post-secondary classes in Toronto.

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expand/collapse ‘I am an academic with a disability, not a disabled academic’
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expand/collapse University announces 2016 employee awards
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expand/collapse A space where visitors change the mood with a touch
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expand/collapse Alumnus scores big on Dragons' Den
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expand/collapse Coming full circle
Mon, 18 Jan 2016

Three students find respect, healing and the opportunity to make a difference at unique social work program... more
expand/collapse Student leaders build bridge to Career Centre
Fri, 15 Jan 2016

Work-study students connect Ryersonians with career-building skills... more
expand/collapse Design inspiration
Wed, 13 Jan 2016

New issue of Ryerson University Magazine shows how designers are shaping the future... more
Computer Science Seminars
expand/collapse Machine Learning and Big Data for eReading
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Inmar Givoni, VP of Big Data at Kobo
Ryerson SLC 514

Abstract
expand/collapse Michael Hoffman - Principal Investigator at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Michael Hoffman, Principal Investigator at Princess Margaret Cancer Center, University of Toronto
Room LG04 ENG

Abstract