Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

first_imgMS degree in Computer Science Concentrations: Software Systems, Data Science, STEMEducation, Cyber Security Review of applications will begin immediately and continue untilthe position is filled. Preference will be given to those qualifiedcandidates who apply by January 22, 2021.Applications must be submitted electronically through the UTCFaculty Career Site.The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largestschool in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diversestudent body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduatestudents through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blendof private and public school traditions and is a driving force forachieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positivechange, and enriching the community. Since its founding asChattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation forexcellence built on an unusual blend of the private and publictraditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years,the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part ofthe state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey toexcellence – boldly embracing a passion for excellence in allthings and focused on changing lives and transforming communities.The UTC commitment – each and every day – is to earn the trust andconfidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference inour community and in the lives of our students.Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located inSoutheast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction offour interstate highways. The city has received nationalrecognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown andredevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastestinternet in the country. Home to the first Gig Internet in theUnited States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that linksevery home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies likeUnum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke and Amazon.com havechosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as theTennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites,the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bringthousands of people to the area, as do events like the RiverbendFestival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum forChildren, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is thehome to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions,The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs. People who lovethe outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bassfishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the beautifulSmoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety offlora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a longand rich past with regard to diversity, which includes NativeAmerican heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rightsmovement. Chattanooga is also just a two hour (or less) drive fromAtlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/TitleIX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants willreceive equal consideration for employment and will not bediscriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin,religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation,gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protectedveteran status.Qualifications : BSCpE degree in Computer Engineering Cover letter / letter of interest that addresses the requiredqualificationsCV including up-to-date personal contact information (e-mail,phone, etc.)Unofficial transcripts of all degreesTeaching statementResearch statementDiversity statementContact information (including names, titles, e-mail addresses,and phone numbers) for three professional references who will berequested to write confidential letters of recommendation Application Procedures:Applicants must submit all the following information within ouronline application system for consideration: Tracks: Computer Science, Business Concentrations: Computer Science, Data Science, CyberSecuritycenter_img PhD in Computational Science, Computer Scienceconcentration PhD degree in Computer Science or a closely-related field.Individuals who are “all but dissertation” (ABD) will beconsidered; however, the degree must be awarded within twelvemonths of the first semester of employment.Proven experience in computer science.Ability to teach introductory/advanced courses in computerscience.A strong interest in working with graduate and undergraduatestudents.Ability and experience to actively seek external researchfunding and publish scholarly work in peer-reviewed journals and/orconferences appropriate to the field.Ability and willingness to participate in professional serviceand community engagement activities.Willingness to engage in a variety of instructional modalities,including online instruction.Ability to assist in the accomplishment of University, College,and departmental goals and strategic plans.Willingness to engage in assisting the UTC campus in itsability to reach additional goals as specified in UTC’s StrategicPlan, including a demonstrable commitment to diversity andinclusion.Excellent written and oral communications skills. MS degree in Data Analytics (a joint program with the RollinsCollege of Business) BS degree in Computer Science Description:The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at theUniversity of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Engineering andComputer Science invites applications for a tenure-track positionin Computer Science of Instruction beginning August 1, 2021.The Department of Computer Science and Engineering offers degreesat the BS, MS, and PhD levels as follows: The successful candidate will be expected to teach and conductresearch in Computer Science.Qualifications:A successful candidate will possess the followingrequirements:last_img read more

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A case of Jim’ll fix it?

first_imgStop the Week salutes British Baker ’Reporting in’ columnist Jim Winship, who last week starred in BBC1’s long-running current affairs satire Have I Got News for You.The director of the British Sandwich Association made a surprise appearance during the show’s legendary ’guest publication’ round, this time focused on a sandwich industry trade title.Presenters poked fun at a story titled “Salmon and cucumber sandwich provides reassurance in uncertain times of the recession”, which offered readers access to “a full page of facts and figures from the British Sandwich Association on the recession’s impact on the sandwich economy”. Host Gregg Wallace, who was co-presenting with Jon Torode of Masterchef fame, quoted from the story: “It ends with the line: ’for further information please contact Jim Winship on 01632 960875 or 07700 900985’. To be honest, Jim, I think one hotline number is probably enough!” To which panellist Richard Herring fired back, “Not now that it’s been on the telly!”For those of you worried that Jim may have spent the last week fielding crank calls and endless sandwich puns, rest easy. “Fortunately they changed my number!” he tells us.last_img read more

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Holcomb announces $25M in relief funding for Indiana renters

first_img Twitter Previous articleGov. Holcomb warns young Hoosiers to wear face masksNext article14-year-old boy driving vehicle involved in motorcycle crash in South Bend Brooklyne Beatty Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Holcomb announces $25M in relief funding for Indiana renters WhatsApp WhatsApp IndianaLocalNewscenter_img Google+ (“Canyon Drive” by Joe Wolf, CC BY-ND 2.0) $25-million in relief funding will be issued to renters throughout Indiana struggling to pay rent due to the pandemic.Governor Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday the Indiana COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program will provide up to $500 in assistance for four months, totaling a maximum of $2,000 for eligible renters.Assistance will be available to all Indiana residents except those who live in Marion County, as a local $15-million CARES Act-funded program will provide aid to those residents.To be eligible, renters must meet the following criteria:Lost their job, or part of their income, due to COVID-19.Current household income, including unemployment, is less than the household income on March 6.Have not received rental assistance from another source.Approximately 12,000 Indiana households could be helped. Payments will be made directly to the landlord, and the landlord must agree to participate.Applications will be accepted online beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 13 at indianahousingnow.org. Google+ By Brooklyne Beatty – June 25, 2020 0 523 Twitter Facebook TAGSassistancecoronavirusCOVID-19fundinggovernor eric holcombIndianapandemicprogramreliefrental last_img read more

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News story: Ocean Prefect report published

first_imgThe MAIB report on the two separate groundings made by Ocean Prefect while approaching Ahmed Bin Rashid Port on 10 and 11 June 2017 is now published. The second grounding resulted in a breach of the ballast tanks which required the vessel to dry dock in Dubai for repair. There were no injuries or pollution.The report contains details of what happened and subsequent actions, read more. Press enquiries during office hours 01932 440015 Press enquiries out of hours 020 7944 4292center_img Press enquirieslast_img read more

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Press release: Turner masterpiece at risk of export

first_imgThe painting was owned by several major collectors and uniquely held the auction record for a Turner painting three times in the 19th century. Turner sold it in 1807 to Sir John Leicester – the leading collector of British art who subsequently put it on public exhibition with his other paintings by the leading British artists of the era. It was subsequently acquired by other major collectors including Thomas Wright, Joseph Gillott and Lord Wantage, with descendants of the latter loaning it to Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum between 1997 and 2017.The decision to defer the export licence follows a recommendation by the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest, administered by The Arts Council. They made their recommendation on the grounds that the painting is of outstanding aesthetic importance, and has an outstanding significance to the study of Turner’s work supported by a history of ownership by leading collectors of British art.Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest member Lowell Libson said: Turner is one of Britain’s greatest ever artists, whose studies of British life still resonate with the public today. ‘Walton Bridges’ is a wonderful example of his distinctive style and his fascination with the landscapes of 19th century Britain. It has so much significance for artistic and historical reasons that it is right that we do all we can to save this masterpiece for the benefit of the nation. Walton Bridges Signed lower right: J M W Turner R A Oil on canvas, measured 92.7 x 123.8 cm.; 36 x 48 inches Believed to be the first Turner landscape to be completed in open air Piece held the auction record for a Turner painting three times in the 19th century A multi-million pound painting by JMW Turner – one of Britain’s most celebrated artists – is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found.The oil on canvas ‘Walton Bridges’, believed to have been painted in 1806, has been blocked from export by Michael Ellis, Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, to provide an opportunity to keep it in the country.The painting, which was sold at auction in July 2018 for £3.4 million, shows the double-span bridge that ran across the River Thames between the locks at Sunbury and Shepperton in Surrey. It had been erected in 1788 to replace a wooden structure, depicted by Canaletto, which had fallen into decay.It is understood to be the first Turner completed in the open air and followed his move to Sion Ferry House in Isleworth in 1804/5.The piece led to a major series of Thames river scenes during a prolific period where Turner worked in sketchbooks and painted in watercolour and oil, collecting material for exhibited pictures.It is believed that Turner exhibited the painting at his own gallery on London’s Harley Street in 1806, which he used for personal and specifically English subjects, presented in series, rather than larger, grand manner pictures which he showed at the Royal Academy.Michael Ellis, Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, said:center_img The decision on the export licence application will be deferred until 28 February 2019. This may be extended until 30 June 2019 if a serious intention to raise funds to purchase it is made at the recommended price of £3,484,000 (£2,800,000 hammer price, £570,000 Buyer’s premium, plus VAT of £114,000).Organisations or individuals interested in purchasing the painting should contact the RCEWA on 0845 300 6200.Offers from public bodies for less than the recommended price through the private treaty sale arrangements, where appropriate, may also be considered by Michael Ellis. Such purchases frequently offer substantial financial benefit to a public institution wishing to acquire the item.ENDSNotes to editorsDetails of the painting are as follows: This beautiful evocation of the unusual and picturesque double bridge crossing the Thames by the market town of Walton was made at a time when Turner was mostly living at nearby Isleworth rather than in London. At that time, around 1806, Turner was frequently sketching in oil, watercolour or pencil from a boat which he rowed along this stretch of the Thames. This calm elegiac painting of gentle water-bound commerce and agricultural activity would have contrasted greatly with the turmoil in Continental Europe during this phase of the Napoleonic Wars. It is the absolute antithesis of his ‘Battle of Trafalgar’ (Tate Britain) which was painted at the same time. This is a superb example of Turner’s work from the early years of his success and fame. Turner’s view is from the south-west, looking downstream. The river curves gently round to the left, passing under the main section of the bridge; the other section seen on the right, its profile somewhat lower, crosses a marshy stretch believed to have been the original bed of the river.Walton lies behind the ridge and trees further to the right. Cattle have come down to graze on the bank and drink from the shallows on the left. To the right, barges have pulled in to the side of the river. Smaller, luff- barges that plied the upper Thames, they are powered by oarsmen or by sail. Furling their sails or with mast lowered, these barges are being prepared to pass under the bridge, pulled by horses that a boy is watering at the river’s edge on the far right.The warm golden lighting indicates late afternoon or early evening in summer, with shadows lengthening on the river banks and the sun low in the sky, partly veiled by high cloud.An image of the painting is available on Flickr.The Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest is an independent body, serviced by The Arts Council, which advises the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on whether a cultural object, intended for export, is of national importance under specified criteria.The Arts Council champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. It supports a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. www.artscouncil.org.uk.A Buyer’s Premium is an additional percentage charge on the hammer price, which is charged by the auctioneer to cover their expenses.last_img read more

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New Arboretum director hosts meet and greet

first_imgArnold Arboretum neighbors, colleagues, friends, and supporters are invited to meet the arboretum’s new director, William Friedman, and hear his plans for the arboretum. The arboretum will host two “meet the director” events, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. and Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. Space is limited and registration is required.Friedman, also the Arnold Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, has established the Director’s Lecture Series in which nationally recognized experts will examine an array of contemporary topics related to Earth’s biodiversity and evolutionary history, the environment, conservation biology, and key social issues associated with current science. Lectures are free and registration is required.last_img read more

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Baumer Hall to host plasma drive to benefit South Bend community

first_imgBaumer Hall, the newest men’s dorm on campus, is sponsoring a plasma drive called “Domers R Donors” to be held  Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the LaFortune Student Center ballroom.Maggie Eastland | The Observer Those who have tested positive for coronavirus in the last three months and have been symptom free for 14 days are eligible to donate, Baumer Hall president and first year Patrick Buck said.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, those who have contracted and recovered from COVID-19 have antibodies in their blood, specifically in their plasma, that can help treat people in the early stages of the virus.“The hope is that anyone [who is eligible] will donate their plasma so that their antibodies can be used at local South Bend hospitals to help people who are fighting off the pandemic,” Buck said.Anyone who is eligible to donate can sign up by calling 574-204-4466, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., to reserve a time slot.Since Baumer Hall was built in the summer of 2019, the hall has not yet established a signature charity event. The Dillon Hall community was housed last year in Baumer during the renovation of their home dorm.The idea for this charity event originated with Robert Duncheskie, a sophomore in Baumer Hall who said he wanted to make a difference despite the rising case numbers.“As we’re a new dorm, we don’t have a traditional charity event,” Buck said. “We’re always encouraging our guys to come up with stuff, and [Duncheskie] took the lead on this and put in a ton of work.”In an email, Duncheskie said he was inspired to find a way to make a positive impact when Notre Dame’s positive cases began to rise dramatically and many students feared getting sent home earlier this semester.“I wanted to find a way to make the most of out of this unfortunate situation,” Duncheskie said. “I knew that there had to be a way to turn the pandemic into a positive change.”Duncheskie said the event is an exciting step for the Baumer community.“The Baumer Hall community is excited to sponsor this event, as it will be one of the dorm’s first major events since its creation,” he said.Both Buck and Duncheskie said the event is important to help those in need and support the local community.“Our local community is in serious need of plasma donations considering the number of new cases we see every day,” Duncheskie said. “The more plasma that is donated, the more that we can help the people of our community in this ongoing fight against COVID.”Buck said the plasma drive is a way of putting the University’s call to be a “force for good” in action.“This is a really great way to be that positive force,” Buck said. “Fifteen or 20 minutes of your time donating plasma is literally going to save somebody’s life. It’s a really easy thing to do for a person who’s tested positive for COVID. It’s a great way to give back to our South Bend community and help the local people here.”Tags: baumer hall, charity, coronavirus, domers are donors, Plasma drivelast_img read more

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We Rank the Dads of Broadway From Best to Worst!

first_imgIt’s almost Father’s Day, and you know what that means—it’s time to pull out all the stops to show your dad you’re his biggest fan. But Father’s Day isn’t just an opportunity to make a giant replica of your dad out of beef jerky. It’s also time to pay homage to our honorary fathers: The dads of Broadway! From the loyal and protective Jean Valjean in Les Miz to the uh, totally preoccupied Mr. Wormwood, some of Broadway’s current dads deserve Father of the Year trophies, while others should be tarred and feathered. We’re ranking them all below! How does your favorite Broadway dad measure up? 10. Charles from Pippin He might be good at riding a unicycle, but King Charles is constantly dismissive of his son Pippin. If there’s one thing we know about kids, it’s that they need constant attention! Get it together, Charles. View Comments 9. Walter from A Raisin in the Sun Walter has big dreams for his family, but he’s not the most rational guy when it comes to spending his money. Good thing you’ve got your mom around to bail you out, Walter. 2. Mufasa from The Lion King This kind and majestic ruler is a model father for Simba. It’s a shame that pesky stampede had to go and ruin everything. 7. Sultan from Aladdin The Sultan seems like a nice enough guy, but he’s got some seriously outdated opinions about a woman’s place in the kingdom. Don’t worry—his daughter Jasmine is more than happy to set him straight. 1. Jean Valjean from Les Miserables Even though JVJ isn’t Cosette’s biological dad, he’ll go to the ends of the earth for her. He confines her to her house and she’s not allowed to talk to anyone or go outside, but at least she’s safe, right? 4. Josh from If/Then Without giving away too many spoilers, Josh is a great guy and seems like a great father, but he just isn’t around that much. Give us more evidence and we’ll move you higher up on the list, Josh. 8. Hertz from Rock of Ages Sure, he’s planning to tear down the Sunset Strip and his mustache is pretty annoying, but as far as his parenting is concerned, he’s not the worst dad on the list. 11. Mr. Wormwood from Matilda This telly-watching, swindling used-car salesman is the worst father on Broadway, hands down. If you were Matilda, you’d dye his hair green, too. 5. The Three Dads from Mamma Mia! Just like the guys in Full House, potential dads Sam Carmichael, Bill Austin and Harry Bright are a package deal. Sure, they weren’t around for Sophie’s formative years, but that wasn’t their fault, now was it? 3. Father from Violet Violet’s dad tries his best to be a good father, and hey, that axe thing was an accident. But we’re subtracting a few points, because the whole ordeal does make his daughter’s life pretty complicated. 6. Mr. Price from Kinky Boots He’s done everything he possibly can to provide for Charlie, but he shouldn’t have automatically assumed his son would want to take over the family business. What if he’d wanted to become a softball player, or a drag queen?last_img read more

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Video Odds & Ends: Sara Bareilles Teams Up With Leslie Odom Jr. & More

first_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories videos you may have missed today. Sara Bareilles Teams Up With Leslie Odom Jr. Waitress scribe Sara Bareilles was asked by This American Life to imagine what President Obama might be thinking about the current election and Donald Trump, but can’t say publicly. She enlisted Hamilton Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. to perform the song below and Velvet smoke did not disappoint! Seriously. View Comments Mary-Louise Parker Shows Off Her Maple SyrupMary-Louise Parker is currently starring in Heisenberg on Broadway and she stopped by The Late Show on October 27 to discuss Simon Stephens’ latest play and more. The Tony winner revealed she spends most of her free time on a farm, tending to her goats and tapping trees to make maple syrup. As you do! The production is playing at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Star Files New Trailer for Lesli Margherita FilmNaughty language alert! We have the latest trailer for musical comedy Opening Night, which stars Lesli Margherita, Topher Grace, Taye Diggs, JC Chasez and more. Directed by Isaac Rentz, the film follows a failed Main Stem star who ends up as a stage manager; it will be available on VOD from November 18. P.S. Here’s a first listen to Alessia Cara singing the Lin-Manuel Miranda track “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana. Lesli Margherita Santino Fontana’s Latest Crazy Ex-Girlfriend NumberCheck out this sneak peek at the newest song from the second season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Much as we love Tony nominee Santino Fontana, we’re not sure we’ll be drinking with him anytime soon…The show airs Fridays at 9PM/8PM Central on The CW. Leslie Odom Jr.last_img read more

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Bali follows East Java in turning away MV Viking Sun cruise ship over coronavirus fears

first_imgThe Bali administration has decided to abort a plan to welcome the MV Viking Sun cruise ship and its passengers to the resort island on Sunday, as authorities prioritize public health amid the coronavirus outbreak. The 800 tourists from the United States and Australia aboard the cruise ship, which was initially scheduled to dock at Bali’s Benoa Port on Sunday, will therefore not be able to set foot on the island. Bali Governor I Wayan Koster announced the decision following a meeting with relevant authorities in the provincial capital of Denpasar on Friday.  Previously, authorities in East Java turned away the MV Viking Sun and its 1,395 passengers and crew when it sought to dock at Tanjung Perak Port in the provincial capital of Surabaya on Friday.Surabaya Mayor Tri “Risma” Rismaharini claimed to have received information that two passengers aboard the ship were suffering from a cold and fever. The passengers recently traveled to New Caledonia and Australia, which have recorded confirmed COVID-19 cases.The Norwegian-flagged cruise ship was allowed to moor in Tanjung Emas Port in Central Java’s provincial capital on Thursday, but only to restock its supplies. The passengers were prohibited from disembarking. Denpasar Mayor Ida Bagus Rai Dharmawijaya Mantra said authorities in Bali had also taken the decisions of the Central Java and East Java administrations into account when they decided to turn the cruise ship away. Although health officials have already been deployed at the port to inspect all passengers entering the island, Rai Mantra said that they did not want to jeopardize the health of locals by granting entry to the cruise ship passengers. “We hope the decision will make our residents feel safe,” he said on Friday.The MV Viking Sun previously docked in Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara, on Monday, where health authorities screened all passengers and crew upon arrival. The ship’s captain stated in the ship’s maritime declaration of health that everyone aboard the ship had been declared healthy.According to state-owned port operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Pelindo III), the MV Viking was initially scheduled to dock at Benoa until Mar. 10 and sail to Lombok the next day, before returning to Surabaya on Mar. 14. After that, the ship would sail to Sri Lanka, where it is scheduled to arrive on Mar. 20.Topics : “We had to make a decision on whether we would allow [the cruise ship] to dock or not, and decided to scrap [the plan],” Koster said.The governor said that authorities wanted to protect the island from the novel coronavirus, which causes the COVID-19 disease, saying that they had to be careful and prioritize public health so as to prevent any possible negative impacts on Bali’s tourism. The resort island, which has experienced a decline in foreign tourist arrivals following the coronavirus outbreak, has not recorded any COVID-19 cases to date.“As the best tourist destination in the world, we are very prone to health issues. Thus, we have to be careful,” Koster said, “We don’t want to chase a small amount money if it could have a major negative impact on tourism, the backbone of Bali’s economy.”last_img read more

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