Open House for Centers, Institutes and Shared Facilities

by Office of the Vice President for Research

On behalf of the Associate Vice President for Research Development (AVPRD) Office, we invite scholars, creators and researchers to attend the upcoming Open House for Centers, Institutes and Shared Facilities on Sept. 10 from 1-5 p.m. in MUB Ballroom A.

The open house will immediately follow the President’s Welcome Back Picnic at the Rozsa Center. People are welcome to bring their lunches over from the picnic and finish them in the ballroom.

The event will feature two-minute “Tech Talks” from center, institute and shared facility directors, providing attendees with an opportunity to learn about the mission and research interests of Michigan Tech’s variety of research areas and facilities.

After the introductions, guests will have the opportunity to tour the centers, institutes or shared facilities that interest them; meet with other members and users; and learn more about how these organizations can support their work.

The afternoon will conclude with an informal reception at Rovano Plaza (the outdoor area next to the Library) from 4-5 p.m. where researchers and directors can continue conversations.

For more information or a calendar invitation, please contact Brent Burns at bburns@mtu.edu.

Thank you for considering attending this important event, which is intended to help you network with others on campus and assist you with gaining access to the resources and assistance that Michigan Tech’s centers, institutes and shared facilities provide.

On-Campus Student Job Openings, Aug. 31, 2021

College of Computing Social Media Assistant
This work-study student position will help the communications director increase social media engagement on College of Computing social media channels. Contact Karen Johnson with questions. Apply on Handshake.

INTERNAL POSITIONS

Hourly Paid Research Assistants
The Security and Privacy Lab has openings for hourly-paid research assistants. The student will eork on working on IoT security, mobile security, or cloud computing security. The student is expected to be eager to solve problems, and familiar with programming (C is preferred). Interested, please send resume to Dr. Bo Chen.

Undergraduate Paid Research Positions
Dr. Junqiao Qiu is seeking undergraduate research assistants who are 1) enrolled in CS or a closely related discipline at Michigan Tech, and 2) U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. RAs will work on a research project about GPU-accelerated FSM/graph computations with advanced speculation. For details and to apply, email your resume to Dr. Qiu (junqiaoq@mtu.edu). The positions run from September 2021 through mid-April 2022.

Graduate Research Position
Dr. Sidike Paheding, Applied Computing, is seeking a fall 2021 graduate student to assist with a research project. Pay rate: $15/hour, 10 hours/week, September 2021 through December 2021, with an extension possible. The research assistant will have  experience in the Unity development platform and Virtual/Augmented Reality; knowledge in machine learning/AI is a plus. To apply, email Dr. Paheding.

Research Assistant
The Aerosol-Biosphere-Climate Interaction (GMES) is looking for a student with Python programming background to work on a newly-funded NASA project. The student will lead the development of a scalable Python script to create a structured dataset by merging ground-based and satellite observations of air pollutants. The following libraries are expected to be used: numpy, pandas and others for reading/writing Hierarchical Data Format. The student will gain experience in applying NASA’s space and ground observation assets to address changes in the atmospheric composition and associated impacts on air quality and climate. Contact Dr. Xin Xi if you are interested.

EXTERNAL POSITIONS

Staff Writer, Computer Science (Quanta), Simons Foundation, full-time. Reporter to identify and cover newsworthy developments in machine learning, quantum computing, computational complexity, algorithms, cryptography and other areas of theoretical computer science.

Snehamoy Chatterjee Awarded R and D Contract from US DHHS

Dr. Snehamoy Chatterjee (GMES/ICC-DataS) is the principal investigator (PI) on a project that has received a $288,343 research and development contract from the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

The project is titled “Mine Health and Safety Big Data Analysis and Text Mining by Machine Learning Algorithms.”

Aref Majdara (ECE/ICC) is a co-PI on this potential two-year project.