In this page, you will find a pointer to some research and job opportunities in relation with social information networks and their applications.

You are welcome to contact the instructor to know more or get involved with one of them.

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PhD student position in Paris: distributed systems for hybrid reality

A PhD position is open for a collaborative project on hybrid reality between LIP6 and Orange Labs. The student will address issues concerning scalability in hybrid reality systems such as handling spatial queries on large sets of moving objects. The distributed algorithms designed by the student are intended to be implemented in a working service prototype.

Although the primary application is an hybrid reality system – ie a realtime mirror world combined with a shared augmented reality system – the project is expected to contribute to the nascent field of distributed computational geometry. And as more and more realtime location data are available from smartphones (GPS, gyroscopes, etc...) scalability issues in spatial querieswill become critical, making then distributed solutions imperative.

We are looking for an autonomous and ambitious student with a strong background in distributed computing. Previous experience with computational geometry or spatial databases algorithms is a plus but not a requirement.

Application: send a CV and contact information of two references to

Advisors: Pierre Sens (LIP6) and Joaquin Keller (Orange Labs)

Monthly salary: ~1900euros (US$2700)

Université P&M Curie, LIP6 - REGAL Team. 4, place Jussieu. 75252 Paris
Orange Labs. 38-40 rue du Général Leclerc. 92794 Issy les Moulineaux

any student

GameChanger Media, a NYC tech startup focused on the amateur sports market.

We actively hiring talented software engineers and are especially interested in those who might also have a passion for sports.
This is GameChanger:

This explains the job opportunity and our tech stack:
Remote Software Engineer

Start-up firm is seeking software engineer to add parts to an existing platform. You would need to work with the existing team and integrate parts into existing platform. This is a remote position so you would not work in an office. The platform is a social networking website where users can play in sports and entertainment pools. Please visit to see current release. Some components of the platform are:

· Pool functionality. Pool creation on a per user basis with commissioner selecting features for a given pool. Auto pick to replace user pick feature.
Normalized schema for feed data, edit database module, draw data from contracted feeds, and draw data from RSS feeds. Ability to change data feeds without additional coding.
· Trending formula listing pools and auto updating of pools in season.
· Smart news and smart trivia/polls.
· User registration with city search, profile page and invite functionality.
· Admin-manage pools, manage polls/trivia, manage sponsors, manage users, manage content (social based-by zip, age, pools entered, etc.), alerts for pool or data issues.
· Search, statistics, CMS for content, upcoming events and calendar.
· Ability for users to create content such as pools, trivia, articles, etc. with admin ability to select and post winners.
· Social networking components like chat, email, message boards, e-vites and user voting.
· Integration with social networks.
· Advertising system (social based).
· Sponsor functionality (social based).
· Affiliate (Sponsor) functionality via cookies and pixel tracking.
· Implement existing HTML/CSS design. Build inner pages and HTML slicing of additional design.
· Mobile platform (for all major carriers)-GPS check in, QR code, SMS, email, printed coupon code.
· Testing, improvements and maintenance.

Compensation: New developer would be paid a fixed fee to develop a part or multiple parts. If successful, developer would be compensated in future with base + profit- share and possibly equity.
I'd like to take this opportunity to make sure you are aware of the
ACM-W Scholarships for Attendance at Research Conferences. ACM-W
awards at least 20 scholarships per year, in 6 award cycles, to
women students interested in attending research conferences. Ten
awards are up to $600 for intracontinental conference travel, and
ten are up to $1200 for intercontinental conference travel.
Usually the majority of applicants are from Ph.D. and
M.S. programs, but we are very interested in encouraging
undergraduates to continue in CS by helping them have the
experience of attending a research conference. Note that the
attendee does not have to be presenting at the conference! Please
encourage your women students to check out the scholarship program
at, and
please contact me if you have any questions. Thanks!

Valerie Barr
Undergraduate and graduate female students

Working Mother Media is holding our second annual Advancement of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Leadership Summit on March 16 at Pfizer Headquarters in New York City. We would like to offer Columbia the opportunity to send up to five women, free of charge. These can be students or faculty members.

You may be interested to know that Dr. Janine Clayton, Deputy Director, Office of Research on Women’s Health from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will be our opening keynote speaker. The room will be filled with women currently holding middle-management positions or higher in STEM careers.

I am attaching a flyer describing the program. You can also learn more about it on our web site,, on the conferences site.

before the event on March 16th
Village Health Works
Web Design and Development Intern

If you wish to apply, please review our website ( and send a cover letter, resume, and examples of your work to resumes@villagehealthworksorg. Please put "Web Design Internship" in the subject.
any student
open ended
Feb. 10th
CIS LLC -a midtown fin.s-ces firm is looking for interns : a web interface
designer with UX/UI skills and a social network developer experienced in
social network marketing.

Contact for this posting
Any student
Open ended

Yahoo!’s Key Scientific Challenge program
Ph.D students
January 24th -- March 11th, 2011

the Technovation Challenge
Female undergraduate students
January 2011

DevFest 2011
Any student
Events start on January 29th

Internship @ Slangwho

Any student
Open-ended deadline but interviews are now being made

NYC Turing Fellows Program

New York City is a growing center for technology, media, and entrepreneurship. The NYC Turing Fellows Program seeks to match outstanding computer science, engineering, and mathematic students with paid summer internships at leading NYC startups. In addition, these students will benefit from a summer curriculum consisting of networking and mentoring events and be entitled to receive a $5,000 fellowship prize upon completion of the program. An exclusive group of NYC startups – including Foursquare, Tumblr, Squarespace,, SecondMarket, Yipit, and others – are supporting and participating in this program.

Interested students should apply at The application deadline is February 11, 2011. A group of up to 25 Semi-Finalists will be invited to NYC on March 4th and 5th to explore different summer internship opportunities with participating startups. Students will be reimbursed for travel expenses and housing will be provided.

To learn more, please view our website, FAQ, or press release.

Any students
Feb. 11th

Other important announcements:

  • Dear WICS,

NYU Women in Computing is looking for volunteers that can help out on April 8th @ NYU for our annual NYC Girls conference.
More than 200 hundred girls and teachers from 25+ high schools in NYC will be attending this event!
The day will include programming challenges, interactive workshops, and distinguished speakers from Google, Columbia, NYU and Princeton.

Everyone is welcome to attend and volunteer for this event (Students, faculty,
alumni, and staff), and we're looking for student speakers and volunteers.
We are especially in need of student volunteers, who will sit with the girls during the conference to interact and answer questions from his/her table.

Here are the reasons why you would want to help out:
- inspiring/cutting-edge research talks, demos
- presentation by Google. Topic is not decided yet but last years was on how Google's technology helped people's lives in 2010 Haiti earthquake.
- free food (lunch!)
- No physical labor involved: you just have to sit in a designated table and interact with the girls, WHILE you yourself listen to these amazing talks
- exposure to your peers, researchers from Princeton and NYU, Deans, Professors, Googlers, find friends, talk to high school girls
- lots of fun!

Please sign-up to volunteer using this online form:

The conference goes on from 8am to 4:30pm. Any time commitment (from an hr to an entire day) is appreciated!
This year's program hasn't been decided yet, but will be updated on this website
If you have any questions please email us at

Hope to see you at the event!


Angjoo Kim
President of Women in Computing @ NYU

  • site visit to Yahoo! Research HQ in Times Square:
    "Hi everyone,

    Hope you had a great break! We are excited to announce that we are planning a site visit to Yahoo! Research HQ in Times Square again on Friday, February 11. In addition to the site tour, members of their team will be giving our group presentations on their research projects, and lunch will be provided. It should be a great opportunity to learn more about possible career opportunities after graduation (especially for Ph.D. students). If you are interested in attending, please respond to by next Thursday, February 3.



    Elizabeth Kierstead
    Columbia University 2011
  • OurCS workshop for undergraduate women
    "Dear colleagues,

    I wanted to let you know that we, at CMU, are having the second
    OurCS workshop for undergraduate women in Computer Science:

    Carol Frieze, the director of women@scs, is the organizer.

    And the keynote speakers are Tracy Camp, Barbara Liskov, and
    Jeannette Wing.

    This event exposes the undergraduates to a variety of hands-on,
    including theory, research, which they concretely experience during
    the workshop. The website has all the details, including pictures
    from the past very successful OurCS.

    It would be great if you pass this information to the women
    undergraduate at your institutions, and encourage them to attend.
    And please also pass this invitation to any other of your

    Manuela M. Veloso
    Herbert A. Simon Professor
    Computer Science Department
    Carnegie Mellon University"