CP421A – Data Mining (Winter 2022)

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CP421A – Data Mining (Winter 2022)

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Author pmnationtalk
Date October 11, 2021
Deadline October 22, 2021
Type Full Time
Company Wilfrid Laurier University
Salary $8,414.99 - Annual
Location Waterloo, ON
Category Miscellaneous
Client Wilfrid Laurier University
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Date: Oct 10, 2021
Location: Waterloo, CA
Company: Wilfrid Laurier University
Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Science
Department: Physics and Computer Science
Campus: Waterloo
Employee Group: WLUFA
Requisition ID: 2223
Position Title: CP421 A – Data Mining
Term: Winter 2022 (Jan. 1 – Apr. 30)
Days/Times:  T R 11:30 AM-12:50 PM
Hours per week/Hours Total: 3 per week/36 total
Anticipated Class Size: 100
Additional Course Requirements: None
Posted on: October 7, 2021
Posting ends: October 22, 2021

Position Summary:

The course is aimed at an entry level study of information retrieval and data mining techniques. It is about how to find relevant information and subsequently extract meaningful patterns out of it. While the basic theories and mathematical models of information retrieval and data mining are covered, the course is primarily focused on practical algorithms of textual document indexing, relevance ranking, web usage mining, text analytics, as well as their performance evaluations. At the end of the course student are expected to understand the following:

  1. The common algorithms and techniques for information retrieval (document indexing and retrieval, query processing, etc).
  2. The quantitative evaluation methods for the IR systems and data mining techniques.
  3. The popular probabilistic retrieval methods and ranking principles.
  4. The techniques and algorithms existing in practical retrieval and data mining systems such as those in web search engines and recommender systems.
  5. The challenges and existing techniques for the emerging topics of MapReduce, portfolio retrieval and online advertising.

Qualifications – Required: Master’s

Qualifications – Discipline: Computer Science

Qualifications – Professional Designation: PhD would be an asset

Salary: $8,414.99

Application Deadline: October 22, 2021

Submit with Application:

Required for All Applicants

  • CV (required)

Required for External Applicants

  • Names and Contact Information for Referees
  • Evidence of Good Teaching


  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Dossier
  • Sample Course Outline (2-pages maximum)

Applicants will be required to submit proof of academic credentials for highest degree prior to being awarded a contract. It is highly recommended that applicants include this verification with their application.

To Apply: Address Applications to:

DO NOT CLICK THE “APPLY NOW” BUTTON TO APPLY TO THIS POSITION. Please submit the application via the email below.

PTAC Hiring Committee

Department of Physics & Computer Science

Faculty of Science

Wilfrid Laurier University

Waterloo, Ontario

[email protected]

This appointment is in accordance with the Contract Teaching Faculty and Part-time Librarians Collective Agreement, for which the Wilfrid Laurier Faculty Association (WLUFA) is the exclusive bargaining agent.  All applicants are assessed using both the “Appendix H: Assessment of CTF Candidates under 13.6.1” in the collective agreement and the program specific rubric. Candidates should review these documents and ensure the information required is easily accessible in the application.

Please Note:

All Laurier employees and students are required to comply with the University’s Covid-19 mandatory vaccination policy. Prior to attending Laurier’s campuses in-person, you must provide proof of your vaccination status. If you are not fully vaccinated and do not have an approved exemption based on medical/disability or religious beliefs/creed grounds, you will be expected to receive your second dose of the vaccine by no later than October 8, 2021. Prior to becoming fully vaccinated, you will be required to participate in and comply with the University’s rapid testing program and follow all recommended additional health and safety protocols. Details about the mandatory vaccination requirements can be found on Laurier’s website at https://www.wlu.ca/news/spotlights/2021/aug/laurier-to-require-proof-of-vaccination-next-steps-for-students-and-employees.html.

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