Student Research Assistant - Department of Mathematics & Statistics - Faculty of Science

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, April 25, 2014
Date of Posting: 
April 7, 2014
Student Research Assistant - Department of Mathematics & Statistics - Faculty of Science
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

$10.74 per hour (vacation pay included)

May 5, 2014 to August 22, 2014 (16 weeks)

Dr. Gordon MacDonald, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, is looking for a student research assistant to work on a research project with the goal of creating a more efficient matrix multiplication algorithm.

The Research Assistant will:
• help design and implement a genetic search algorithm to find possible alternate algebraic expressions for entries of the product of two n by n matrices which use fewer than n cubed multiplications.
• review the literature concerning the three known algorithms for more efficient matrix multiplications and look for commonalities which will allow us to reduce the size of the search space.

• The successful candidate must have strong ability in both Linear Algebra and Computer Programming. 
• Students must have completed UPEI's Math 261 and CS 151 and CS 152 (or equivalents). Students must include their grades in these courses with their applications, and by applying, give consent for the Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics to verify these grades through UPEI's online course management system.

Priority to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume, grades and reference list, to be received no later than the closing date, via the link below. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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