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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 Computer Science: Code Camp 2015
Fri, 28 Aug 2015

This summer, the Department of Computer Science introduced a new workshop, "Code Camp 2015", designed for their incoming students. Too often students with no programming experience have difficulty grasping fundamental concepts because they are simultaneously tasked with learning the syntax of a programming language, such as Java.

The intent of the free workshop is to introduce key concepts in a visual manner using a visual programming language (i.e., MIT's App Inventor) and to reinforce these concepts by developing apps.

The workshop runs from August 24 to 28th and has been enthusiastically received with enrolment at full capacity. The workshop is coordinated by Dr. Kosta Derpanis.

Photo Three upper year computer science students (from left to right in the photo: Zachary Harris, Alden Ozburn, and Dante Camarena) lead the workshop, with support from a computer science IT administrator (Yousif Nakkas, far right).

expand/collapse 13th IAPR International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR 2015) - Best Student Paper Award - Adam Harley
Thu, 27 Aug 2015

Best Student Paper Award to Adam Harley for a very significant contribution in the field of document analysis and recognitions entitled:

Evaluation of Deep Convulutional Nets for Document Image Classification and Retrieval - Authors: Adam Harley, Alex Ufkes and Konstantinos Derpanis

Presented at the 13th IAPR International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR 2015) held in Nancy, France on August 23-26, 2015

Congratulations Adam!
expand/collapse 13th International Conference on Privacy, Security, and Trust (PST 2015) - Dr. Miri Technical Program Chair and Keynote Speaker
Thu, 24 Jul 2015

Dr Miri is a Technical Program Chair and a keynote speaker at the 13th International Conference on Privacy, Security, and Trust (PST 2015).
For more information see http://pst2015.yasar.edu.tr/

expand/collapse Fatema Rashid - Computer Science Holds Its First Doctoral Thesis Defence
Thu, 16 Jul 2015

Fatema Rashid - Secure Data Deduplication in Cloud Environments

For more information: Faculty of Science News

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: 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 Zone incubator helps student startups launch
Wed, 05 Aug 2015

Networking platform RU Connect gets boost from the Launch Zone... more
expand/collapse Brand refresh to be unveiled this fall
Wed, 29 Jul 2015

Initiative captures how university equips students to transform society... more
expand/collapse Exploring online communities at Social Media & Society conference
Mon, 27 Jul 2015

Leading international researchers discuss changing digital landscape ... more
expand/collapse hitchBOT back on the road
Fri, 24 Jul 2015

Ryerson’s very own hitchhiking robot embarks on first United States adventure... more
expand/collapse Stage event PUSHes Parapan athletes’ stories
Wed, 22 Jul 2015

PANAMANIA theatre pieces tell Paralympic stories in the athletes’ own voices... more
expand/collapse The boys with the temporary tattoos
Mon, 20 Jul 2015

Fashion Zone entrepreneurs develop longer-lasting, customizable temporary tattoos... more
expand/collapse Digital learning for 21st century literacy
Fri, 17 Jul 2015

Summer workshop offers an accessible entry to computer coding... more
expand/collapse Parkinson’s choir tests limits of disease
Wed, 15 Jul 2015

Ryerson initiative with Royal Conservatory of Music explores link between singing and mobility... more
expand/collapse Sign and dine
Mon, 13 Jul 2015

Unique restaurant offers employment to the deaf and a rich experience for diners ... more
expand/collapse Bridging the gaps in medical science
Fri, 10 Jul 2015

Ryerson, St. Michael’s Hospital celebrate collaboration at iBEST Symposium... more
Computer Science Seminars