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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 JOB POSTINGS: CUPE Local 3901 Posting
Fri, May 27 2016


Available Appointments: The Department of Computer Science invites applications to teach the following courses in the Fall 2016 academic term.


Position A - Part time Hourly Appointment

Section Size Total when Combined: 93
Total Semester Hours: 3
Number Combined Sections: 3

CPS109 - Computer Science I
An introductory programming course designed to introduce fundamental Computer Science concepts such as abstraction, modelling and algorithm design. Emphasis is placed on producing correct software. This course uses Java as its programming language.


Position B - Part time Hourly Appointment 2 Positions

Section Size Total when Combined: 60 Section Size Total when Combined: 90
Total Semester Hours: 3 Total Semester Hours: 3
Number Combined Sections: 2 Number Combined Sections: 3

CPS118 - Intro. Programming for Scientists
This course is an introduction to computer science, computers and programming for science students. Topics covered include: algorithmic thinking, computational approaches to solving problems, programming fundamentals such as elementary data structures, arrays, and basic constructs provided by high-level programming languages: sequencing, selection, iteration, and functions. Additional topics may include: numerical computation, GUI interface, and case studies of scientific computing. This course uses MATLAB as its programming language.


Position C - Part time Hourly Appointment

Section Size Total when Combined: 36
Total Semester Hours: 3
Number Combined Sections: 1

CPS513 - Introduction to Multimedia Computation
Introduction to computing and programming for non-computer science majors. This course introduces the student to computers and the mind set of computing how to solve problems by developing algorithms and writing programs. The programming language is Python, and the problems are taken from the domain of multimedia (manipulation of images and sounds).


Position D - Part time Hourly Appointment

Section Size Total when Combined: 40
Total Semester Hours: 3
Number Combined Sections: 1

CPS607 - Autonomous Mobile Robotics
An introductory course in the design and implementation of autonomous vehicles. Topics will include the nature of autonomy and autonomous behaviour. Issues involving sensing and actuation will be discussed. Students will be introduced to the constraints and issues involved in building systems designed to interact with an environment independently. Students will be expected to construct working robots.


Position E - Part time Hourly Appointment

Section Size Total when Combined: 160
Total Semester Hours: 3
Number Combined Sections: 4

CPS721 - Artificial Intelligence I
This course provides introduction to several important AI problems and techniques, including knowledge representation and reasoning, constraints satisfaction, search, natural language understanding, planning, uncertainty, belief networks, learning.


I sition F - Part time Hourly Appointment

Section Size Total when Combined: 40
Total Semester Hours: 1
Number Combined Sections: 1

CP9102 - Doctoral Seminar
The purpose of the Doctoral Seminar is to provide students exposure to the latest research, issues and findings related to the discipline of Computer Science. The seminar will consist of invited and talks by experts from industry, academia and graduate students themselves. Students will have an opportunity to improve their writing and critical thinking skills through assigned work associated with the seminar topics. All students are required to attend and actively participate in seminars every semester for a total of six semesters. A doctoral candidate must give two publicly announced research seminars on his/her thesis research. The student's supervisor(s) and at least one other member of the student's Dissertation Supervisory Committee must attend this seminar. The quality of the student's presentation will be graded on a Pass/Fail basis. Each student will be required to pass each research seminar presentation.


Package A - Part time Hourly Appointment
2 Different Sections, must be able to teach two different sections
Section Size Total when Combined: 93
Total Semester Hours: 3
Number Combined Sections: 3

CPS506 - Comparative Programming
A survey of major programming paradigms, with emphasis on the functional paradigm. Discussion of data typing, program decomposition, scoping rules, control structures parameter passing. Programming languages will likely include commercially important functional languages such as Haskell, Clojure and Erlang, with examples of others as time permits.


Rating Criteria - Weight (%)
1. Education 20% 2. Experience 30% 3. Currency 20% 4. Teaching skills 20% 5. Interactive skills 10%


2. Combinations
The teaching needs listed above on current expectations of enrollment for the Fall 2016 semester. Should these estimates change significantly, the particular combination of courses will be subject to change.

3. Types of Appointments
A full workload sessional (two semesters) is for 30-32 hours; a half sessional appointment (one semester) is for 15 to 16 semester hours; a reduced-workload half sessional appointment is for 9-14 semester hours; and a part-time hourly appointment (one semester) is for 1-9 hours in any one semester.


4. Qualifications for Positions
A minimum of a PhD in Computer Science is preferred or related discipline with five years of University teaching experience.


Application Process
Candidates who wish to apply for these appointments must provide, in writing or email, to lfortune@ryerson.ca, the following:
" Cover letter of application which highlights information relevant to the appointment, including any specific experience teaching the course(s) posted and a currency report.
" Indicate clearly your preference regarding type of appointment, the course or number of sections of the same course or position number.
" An update curriculum vitae, including your current email address, the address to which the letter of appointment should be sent, any period during the applicant cannot be contacted;
" Provide any other relevant information concerning your candidacy.


Application Deadline
Written or emailed applications must be received by the Department of Computer Science of no later than 4pm on Thursday, June 9, 2016.


expand/collapse SEMINAR: Internet of Things, building blocks, challenges and research directions
Thu, 26 May 2016



Tuesday May 31st, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. Dr. Fatima Hussain will be presenting "Internet of Things, building blocks, challenges and research directions".

Speaker: Dr. Fatima Hussain

Day and Time: Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 11:30am -12:30pm
Location: Room ENG 288 Computer Science Department, George Vari Centre for Computing and Engineering, Ryerson University 245 Church St., Toronto, ON, M5B 2K3

Organizer: IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE), IEEE Magnetics Chapter, IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement/Robotics and Automation Joint Chapter and Computer Science Department Ryerson University

Contact: Dr. Maryam Davoudpour

Abstract: The Internet of Things (IoT) is a novel paradigm that is rapidly growing in modern wireless telecommunications. IoT means a world-wide network of interconnected objects uniquely addressable, sustainable and enhance able. It is defined as integration of several technologies, and communications solutions based on standard communication protocols. The main strength of the IoT idea is the high impact it will have on several aspects of everyday-life and behavior of potential users. This promising technology comes with great challenges and leads to numerous research directions for industry as well academia.

Biography: Fatima Hussain received her PhD and MASc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering with specialization in "Wireless Communication" from Ryerson University, Canada. She holds MEng. and BSc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering with specialization in "Controls System" and "Telecommunication Systems", respectively from University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan. She is acting as a reviewer for IEEE Access journal and IET Journal from couple of years. She is working as a post-doctoral fellow in NCART lab, Ryerson University, on a design and implementation of "Smart Parking System".

expand/collapse Cross-disciplinary project could advance archaeology research
Wed, 18 Jun 2016



2016 - Research and Innovation - Ryerson University:
One of the robots designed in the cross-disciplinary project between Ryerson's computer sciences and history departments was displayed at the Ontario Centres of Excellence Discovery conference.

Reasearch and Innovation @RyersonResearch on twitter

expand/collapse Congratulations to the CS Winners of the Dennis Mock Student Leadership Award
Mon, 16 May 2016



David Tenty and Adrian Popescu have been honoured this year with the 2016 Dennis Mock Student Leadership Award. The Department of Computer Science wants to recognize and congratulate the achievements of David and Adrian as strong student leaders in our program. The department has been truly lucky to have such engaged and dedicated leaders who have been instrumental in advocating for their fellow students and the needs of their program.

Congratulations David and Adrian!

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: Blue Prism / RPA Consultant - Manager / Senior Consultant
Mon, 24 May 2016



EY's people in more than 150 countries are committed to operating with integrity, quality and professionalism in the provision of audit, tax, transaction and advisory services. We strive to help all of our people achieve their professional and personal goals through an inclusive environment that values everyone's contributions, appreciates diversity of thought, fosters growth, and provides continuous opportunities for development. Recognized as one of Canada's top employers, EY continually strives to be a great place to work.
We currently have career opportunities for Manager / Senior Consultant in our Toronto IT Advisory Services team. The individuals will work directly with clients to transform their business challenges into technology solutions. The goal is to support our clients' efforts to make their business units more effective and efficient and, where required, provide services in connection with the development and implementation of technology solutions. Our experience is also important to the analysis of specific business requirements for alignment with technology architecture, technology infrastructure design, and vendor selection decisions that support the line of business IT organizations of our clients. This position falls within our IT Advisory team, which helps our clients enhance the effectiveness of Operations functions by assisting them as they shift their emphasis from transaction-level control, processing and reporting to more value driven, decision support and analytics. Click here(https://ey.taleo.net/careersection/gexp01/jobdetail.ftl?job=TOR002BO) for the detailed job description.
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
Ryerson University News
expand/collapse Up close and personal at Princess Margaret Hospital
Tue, 17 May 2016

Biology student gets first-hand learning opportunity through Office of Co-operative Education... more
expand/collapse Lisa Barnoff appointed dean, Faculty of Community Services
Fri, 13 May 2016

Director of School of Social Work brings a collaborative leadership style and a commitment to advocacy... more
expand/collapse School’s not quite out for the summer
Fri, 13 May 2016

Doors Open Toronto, NXNE, Farmer’s Market among summer events on campus. ... more
expand/collapse ‘I still like teaching,’ says longtime employee
Tue, 10 May 2016

Veteran employees recognized at President’s Breakfast... more
expand/collapse Preserving heritage through robots
Fri, 06 May 2016

Ryerson to help research Egyptian archaeological site through interdisciplinary projects... more
expand/collapse Pam Sugiman appointed dean of the Faculty of Arts
Fri, 06 May 2016

New dean’s priorities include enhancing undergraduate and graduate education, teaching and student life ... more
expand/collapse The clothes make the man
Tue, 03 May 2016

Research project and exhibition “Refashioning Masculinity” explores how fashion constructs identity... more
expand/collapse Sick, not weak
Fri, 29 Apr 2016

Ryerson communications student becomes mental-health advocate... more
expand/collapse Healthful eats, fruitful careers
Thu, 28 Apr 2016

Ryerson Eats interns support the local and sustainable food culture on campus through projects and initiatives ... more
expand/collapse The world comes to Hot Docs
Tue, 26 Apr 2016

Ryerson grads explore Toronto’s diversity with multimedia documentary project... 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