'Explainer in Chief' Retires

Distinguished Professor Tom Dietterich, who is considered one of the founders of machine learning, is retiring this year from Oregon State University, where he spent his entire career of 31 years.

Finding tech opportunities in rural Oregon

David Martinez expected he would have to move to a big city to get a job in computer science, but he got creative and found the perfect fit.

An unexpected dream

Oregon State was the conduit by which Nadia Payet found her way to Google from a tiny island in the Indian Ocean.

Channeling undergraduate enthusiasm

Undergraduates design and build low-cost portable PCR machines to detect viruses.

Ripples upon ripples

Oregon State researchers collaborate with national labs to advance wave energy research.

Our collaborative community, the innovative approaches we take to research and education, and the cultivation of leaders make our program truly outstanding.

Engineering News

OSU News Release

Agility Robotics evolves from OSU research, aims to revolutionize robot mobility

Feb 9, 2017
OSU has spun off one of its first businesses from the university's robotics program, a company focused on legged locomotion that may revolutionize robot mobility.… Read full story.
OSU News Release

OSU to be founding partner in national robotics initiative

Jan 23, 2017
OSU will be a founding academic partner in the newest Manufacturing USA Institute, a $3 billion federal and private company initiative designed to enhance advanced manufacturing.… Read full story.

Upcoming Events


Generating Focused Random Tests for Large Software Systems

Amin Alipour Oregon State University The main goal of automated test generation is to improve the reliability of a program by exposing faults to developers. To this end,…

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination Baigong Zheng

Approximation Schemes in Planar Graphs There are growing interests in designing polynomial-time approximation schemes (PTAS) for optimization problems in planar graphs. Many NP-hard problems are shown to admit PTAS…
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Business and engineering students create gadgets and gizmos

Feb 8, 2017

Gadgets and Gizmos was the theme for the first HWeekend of 2017 on January 20-22, jointly sponsored by the College of Business and the College of Engineering. In just one weekend, forty-seven students from business and engineering designed, built, and pitched their idea for a marketable product including temperature based alarm clock, a computer controlled… Continue reading

Professor Burnett wins another award!

Feb 5, 2017

Professor Margaret Burnett has been on a roll lately, to put it mildly. Her most recent award is the 2017 Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award announced this month by the Education Committee of the Computing Research Association. This follows a string of awards from national organizations including the CHI Academy, the National Center for Women… Continue reading

Student wins Lattice Hackathon Contest

Jan 30, 2017

Graduate student Ziad Eldebri was the winner of the Lattice Hackathon Contest hosted by Lattice Semiconductor. He was awarded the grand prize of $5,000 and a trip to the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Eldebri competed against other students across the country to create an original idea on how to improve a… Continue reading

In the News

Professor John Wager was named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Assistant professor Rebecca Hutchinson is featured in the Center for Teaching and Learning's series about successful teaching.

Carlos Jensen has been appointed associate dean of undergraduate programs for the College of Engineering to develop policies and practices that improve academic and co-curricular programs.

NVIDIA founder, president, and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang ('84 BS EE) is driving the company's foray into artificial intelligence and deep learning.