IN THE NEWS

OSU EECS Minute - Patricia Walsh
Patricia Walsh is the author of Blind Ambition: How to Envision Your Limitless Potential and Achieve the Success You Want. Patricia has a degree in computer science from Oregon State University, becoming one of the first blind engineers at Microsoft. In 2017 Patricia Walsh was selected for the College of Engineering Council of Outstanding Early Career Engineers. EECS (video)

Small devices for big impacts
Think small. A human hair, perhaps, which is about 100 microns in diameter. Think smaller, maybe a bacterium which is about 2.5 microns long. Think even smaller, less than one micron, and you will be imagining the size of the devices that Alan Wang is developing. EECS

A Quick Study: How Oregon State Accelerates Learning with NVIDIA GRID
Running a graphics-intensive application like AutoCAD or SOLIDWORKS takes some big-time compute power. Delivering those same kinds of apps to 10,000 students anywhere in the world takes Ph.D.-level smarts. That’s just what Oregon State University’s College of Engineering was able to pull off thanks to NVIDIA GRID. “Poor application performance hinders study,” says Todd Shechter, director of IT for the College of Engineering at Oregon State. NVIDIA Blog

Learning the meaning of perseverance
At age 19, Sharada Bose (BS CS '84, MS CS '88) moved from India to Corvallis, Oregon, having never been in the U.S. before. It was 1981, and she recalls being amazed at the cash registers in Fred Meyer, thinking they were computers. It was her lack of knowledge that inspired her to pursue computer science. It was the start of a journey at Oregon State University that propelled her into a 24-year career with HP, and a second career as the chief operating officer at Way.com, a Silicon Valley start-up. Her accomplishments were honored this year by an award from the College of Engineering to the Academy of Distinguished Engineers. EECS Watch a video of Sharada Bose's talk, "Straight from Silicon Valley."

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Siemens says Mentor Graphics will keep its name, business and Wilsonville HQ after $4.5 billion sale
Mentor was the smallest of three companies dominating the EDA market, behind Synopsys and Cadence Design Systems. CEO Wally Rhines said Mentor intends to remain one of the "big three" and maintain its role in the industry even as it seeks new market opportunities through Siemens. The Oregonian

OPPORTUNITIES

Accepting Applications for 2017/2018 COE Ambassadors!
Ambassadors are undergraduates paid to serve as representatives for the College of Engineering (COE). Examples of activities that ambassadors are responsible for include supporting the COE in recruitment events on and off campus, participating in professional conferences, attending alumni/industry events, providing tours to students, parents, and VIPs who visit campus, and presentations at high schools throughout the state. When applying you will be required to complete a Qualtrics Survey where you will attach a resume and cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position. The application is due by 8:00 AM on April 17th.

Volunteers Needed – Wave Lab Open House
Are you interested in learning more about the Wave Lab? Volunteer for the Spring Family Weekend Open House and you can become an expert wave lab tour guide. The Wave Lab is hosting an open house Saturday May 6th from 1-4 PM and we need tour guides. The tour is a short 20 minute laboratory tour and training is provided along with posters situated at each station, and typically tour guides provide tours in pairs. Tour guides will receive a wave lab t-shirt. There are two volunteers shifts 12:30 to 2:30 PM and 2:00 to 4:30 PM. Tour guide trainings are scheduled from 11:00-12:00 AM May 2nd and 2:00 – 3:00 PM on the 3rd, or at other times by request. If you are interested in volunteering for the Mom’s weekend Open House please sign-up here: http://signup.engr.oregonstate.edu/view-2017-spring-family-weekend.

OSU Chapter - Association for Computing Machinery’s Council on Women in Computing (ACM-W) 
Anyone interested in supporting the advocacy of women in CS is invited participate in the chapter's bi-weekly meetings on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30pm in KEC 1005, starting this spring. Everyone is encouraged to participate; membership is free and not required to participate in the meetings. Questions? Contact faculty advisor Jennifer Parham-Mocello or chair Stephanie Allison Hughes.

Looking for ResiSTORE Volunteers! (Formerly IEEE Store / Robotics Club Store)
There are many reasons to volunteer! They range from after-hours access to the store for your own projects to learning about Electronics (from customers and fellow volunteers), to input into the future of the store itself. Student volunteers are critical to the operation of the store. Volunteering is fun, easy, educational, and it looks great on scholarship applications and resumes! A typical volunteer may work in the store for only one or two hours per week, although more is certainly welcome.

Graduate Showcase and Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition
Thursday, May 4 | LaSells Stewart Center
As part of OSU’s inaugural Graduate Student Appreciation Week (May 1-5), the Graduate School is hosting a university-wide Graduate Showcase and Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. These two events provide an opportunity for graduate students from all colleges and majors to demonstrate and celebrate their scholarship, research and creative activities in a supportive environment. The 3MT offers $2,000 in cash prizes and a chance to represent Beaver Nation at the statewide 3MT competition. All Graduate Showcase and 3MT submissions are due by April 12.

Intel AI Deep Learning Technical Seminar
Wednesday, April 19 | 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM | KEC 1001
Learn the fundamentals of Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence focused on newly optimized frameworks for Intel Architecture like Neon, Caffe, and Theano from professional and academic experts. Register now to save your seat! Limited availability.

Volunteer for the 2017 Undergraduate Expo
The College of Engineering needs volunteers to help on May 18th and 19th!
The Engineering Expo is only possible with the help of hundreds of volunteers. We need your help setting up furniture, posting signs, distributing supplies and materials, answering questions from exhibitors and attendees. Volunteer for 2 hours and receive a free T-shirt!

Spring 2017 HWeekend - Impact Oregon!
HWeekend returns April 22-23! This free hardware development competition, sponsored by the College of Engineering, College of Business, and InnovationX, brings students of all levels and majors together with industry and faculty mentors to create something new. Students work together in teams to create a marketable project they can demonstrate and pitch to judges at the end of the weekend. The theme for this event is Impact Oregon! Come together with a group of friends to make something that is uniquely Oregon or could help Oregon citizens. Applications are closed, but you can still participate by showing up on Friday, April 21 at 4:00 p.m. in Austin Hall to pitch your idea for a product. More info: webpage, video.

Oregon State University & NVIDIA - A GPU Deep Learning Workshop
Tuesday, April 18 | 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM | CH2M HILL Alumni Center
Attend to learn the latest techniques on how to design, train, and deploy neural network-powered machine learning in your applications. You’ll explore widely used open-source frameworks running on NVIDIA’s latest GPU-accelerated deep learning platforms. NVIDIA GPUs are the world's fastest and most efficient accelerators delivering world record application performance. This Deep Learning workshop will introduce students to GPU Accelerated Frameworks such as Caffe, Google TensorFlow, Python and Torch using a Hands-on lab approach. After the course, researchers will be able to use Deep Learning to help solve many big data problems such as computer vision, speech recognition, and natural language processing. Seating is limited to the first 40 people.

Target Women in Technology Symposium 2017
May 18 - 20 | Target Headquarters in Minneapolis, MN
Join us for a 3-day technology symposium focused on celebrating inclusion in engineering. You will have the opportunity to participate in professional development activities, attend tech talks with passionate Target engineers and leaders, and compete in a hackathon for prizes. Over the course of the symposium, you will learn about technology at Target and how we're changing the world of retail through tech. Attendees will be guaranteed an interview for Target's Summer 2018 Software Engineering Internship. Target will pay for all reasonable travel and hotel accommodations. Application deadline: April 14.

Complete a business minor in the summer
Stand out among your peers by adding a minor in business to your résumé. Oregon State now offers students the opportunity to complete a minor in business and entrepreneurship in just two short summers. This exclusive opportunity allows you to focus on your major course work during the academic year and on business courses during summer. Classes in the business and entrepreneurship minor are offered both on campus and online during summer term, providing you the opportunity to mix and match to best meet your needs. And summer business classes are either four or eight weeks in length, allowing you the chance to travel, work and play in the summer. Students who enroll in summer classes on campus in Corvallis also have the added benefit of paying in-state tuition (some exceptions apply). Talk to your academic advisor today to find out how you can earn a business and entrepreneurship minor during summer term.

Rohde & Schwarz Engineering Competition
April 1 - 25
Better, faster, further! Develop the future of video distribution! Rohde & Schwarz is searching for the champions of signal processing and software optimization worldwide. Build a team of electrical and software engineers. Compete against others and show your expertise. The participants of the competition will enhance (for the highest performance) the software-based DVB-T2-Coder, based on the open source GNU Radio project. Join in and win up to $3,000 per team. All finalists will be invited to the finals in Munich, Germany.

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Enabling the Next Generation of Energy-Efficient Serial Links
Monday, April 10 | 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM | LPSC 125
Tawfiq Musah, Research Scientist, PHY Research Lab, Intel Corporation

UO CIS Colloquium: NLP as a Key to Healthcare Transformation
Presented by Wendy Chapman, University of Utah
Thursday, April 15 | 3:30 p.m. talk, refreshments following talk | 220 Deschutes Hall, University of Oregon
NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series.

GRADUATE EXAMS

PhD Final Examination – Michael Hilton
Monday, April 17 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | KEC 1007
Understanding Software Development and Testing Practices
Major Advisor: Danny Dig; Committee: Margaret Burnett, Carlos Jensen, Ron Metoyer; GCR: Todd Palmer

EVENTS

App Club - Cambia Seminar
Tuesday, April 11 | 12:00-1:00 PM | KEC 1001
Cambia Health Solutions will be conducting interviews on campus in April for Software Development Engineer Associates and Software Quality Engineer Associates. To learn more about the open positions and hiring timeline, please attend a pizza reception where representatives from Cambia will answer your questions.

Computational Physics at Los Alamos National Laboratory: Monte Carlo Methods and Code Development for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Safeguards Applications
Thursday, April 13 | 2-3 pm | Radiation Center C104
Dr. Mike Rising, Research and Development Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory
Please join us as OSU nuclear engineering alumnus Dr. Mike Rising shares about his research at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He will be overviewing the work of LANL’s Monte Carlo Methods, Codes and Applications group as well as discussing the newest features developed and integrated into the general purpose Monte Carlo code MCNP6. He’ll be specifically covering features that are intended and can be used for nuclear nonproliferation applications, including new correlated fission event generator models, a set of new general purpose MCNP6 post-processing tools, and a detector response function toolkit currently under active development are the primary focus of this presentation. An example use of all of these new features and tools for a real-world experimental configuration is demonstrated.

CCE Distinguished Lecture Series, Hot Technologies 2017
Thursday, April 13 | 3:30 p.m. | Memorial Union Horizon Room
Hot Technologies 2017, presented by James Spellos, CMP, president, Meeting U. A light reception will be held at 3:30 p.m. and the lecture will begin at 4:10 p.m.

ASME Intel Recruiting Event
Thursday, April 13 | Rogers 230 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Intel is hiring a Manufacturing Techical Supervisor for their Hillsboro facility. They are looking for engineers including BS/MS ECE. Join the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing's ASME club on April 13 at 6 pm in Rogers 230 to learn more. Engineering students graduating in spring are welcome. Students are invited to bring a resume and an appetite for pizza. Register for the event the ASME club's Facebook page: @OSUASME

MIME Distinguished Speaker Series: Louis L. Whitcomb
Friday, April 14 | 10 a.m. | Rogers 226
Dr. Whitcomb, Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, will discuss developments and sea trials of the Nereid Under-Ice (NUI) underwater robotic vehicle, which he developed with collaborators at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. http://mime.oregonstate.edu/distinguished-speakers-2017-whitcomb

Oregon State University & NVIDIA - A GPU Deep Learning Workshop
Tuesday, April 18 | 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM | CH2M HILL Alumni Center
Attend to learn the latest techniques on how to design, train, and deploy neural network-powered machine learning in your applications. You’ll explore widely used open-source frameworks running on NVIDIA’s latest GPU-accelerated deep learning platforms. NVIDIA GPUs are the world's fastest and most efficient accelerators delivering world record application performance. This Deep Learning workshop will introduce students to GPU Accelerated Frameworks such as Caffe, Google TensorFlow, Python and Torch using a Hands-on lab approach. After the course, researchers will be able to use Deep Learning to help solve many big data problems such as computer vision, speech recognition, and natural language processing. Seating is limited to the first 40 people.

Science Pub Portland: Designing Robots
Tuesday, April 18 | 7:00 p.m. | Empirical Theater at OMSI
Designing Robots to Walk and Run
With Jonathan Hurst, PhD, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State University
Designing passive dynamics, which are generated by the mechanical hardware, and software control algorithms together in tight integration can drastically improve the performance of a machine as measured by efficiency, agility, and robustness to disturbances.

Intel AI Deep Learning Technical Seminar
Wednesday, April 19 | 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM | KEC 1001
Learn the fundamentals of Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence focused on newly optimized frameworks for Intel Architecture like Neon, Caffe, and Theano from professional and academic experts. Register now to save your seat! Limited availability.

Computer Science Virtual Career Fair
Wednesday, May 3 | 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)
This online chat will connect you directly with organizations from the comfort of your home, office, smartphone or tablet. Our online, cloud-based platform makes it easy and fun for you to participate. After signing in, you'll be able to explore the available information and opportunities, and participate in 1-on-1 text-based chats with representatives from participating organizations. Share your background and experience, and get all your questions answered.

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

Employers Prefer Candidates With Work Experience
Nearly 91 percent of employers responding to NACE’s Job Outlook 2017 survey prefer that their candidates have work experience, and 65 percent of the total group indicate that they prefer their candidates to have relevant work experience. The group of respondents having this preference has dominated over the last several years. National Association of Colleges and Employers

4 Small Talk Tips That'll Instantly Make Your Interviewer Like You More
It’s an inevitable part of every job interview. Whether you exchange pleasantries for a few minutes before the hiring manager jumps in with questions or you want to fill the silence during that shared stroll to the conference room, you need to be prepared to engage in some professional — and, ideally, impressive — small talk. The Muse

10 mistakes that could wreck your thank-you note and cost you the job
In today’s fast-paced world of online job ads, mobile apps and social media networking, does something as old-fashioned as a post-interview thank-you note still mean anything? In a word, yes. However, there’s a right way and a wrong way to craft the perfect thank-you note. Monster

JOBS

Career Expo Spring 2017
The Career Expo is taking place in just a few weeks, and we can’t wait! We have planned over a week of events for students to develop their professional skills, culminating in our multi-location career convention and two virtual fairs. The career expo provides students with the opportunity to interact with hundreds of employers who want to hire OSU students. This term, the Career Development Center is hosting the following events:

Accepting Applications for 2017/2018 COE Ambassadors!
Ambassadors are undergraduates paid to serve as representatives for the College of Engineering (COE). Examples of activities that ambassadors are responsible for include supporting the COE in recruitment events on and off campus, participating in professional conferences, attending alumni/industry events, providing tours to students, parents, and VIPs who visit campus, and presentations at high schools throughout the state. When applying you will be required to complete a Qualtrics Survey where you will attach a resume and cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position. The application is due by 8:00 AM on April 17th.

AgBiz Web Developer
AgBiz Logic, based out of the Applied Economics Department at OSU, is seeking to hire two undergraduate or graduate students as web developers. Minimum requirements: enrolled as a full-time student, knowledge of Linux environment, Django, python and javascript. Preferred qualifications: PostgreSQL and nginx. The successful candidates must be based on the OSU campus, available to work 20 hours per week, and 40 hours per week during the summer. Closes April 24.

Student Information Technology (COSINE Helpdesk)
Members of the Cosine helpdesk are the first line of technical support for the Colleges of Science, Liberal Arts, Education and a few departments in the College of Agriculture at Oregon State University. Cosine is responsible for all aspects of IT support for its customers. The helpdesk is staffed by approximately ten part-time student workers and the help desk supervisor. There are five other full-time Cosine employees who support the back-end infrastructure.

Student Web Programmer / Office Assistant - OSU Student Affairs
This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (a maximum of 10 hours per week) Web Programmer/Office Assistant position for the Student Affairs Communications & Marketing. Working with a small team to create and manage websites related to the student experience. Creating web content for various sites using HTML and CSS. Implementing accessible design. Entering website content and data into Drupal. Providing office support by assisting with occasional projects. Closes April 18.

Student Information Technology Pool (IT Consultant) - OSU Information Services
Members of the IS Service Desk are the first line of technical support for Community Network clients and students, staff & faculty at Oregon State University. Client Services is responsible for all aspects of IT support for its customers. Client Services is a diverse organization made up of 50+ student employees and 20 full-time staff working in three primary functional areas: Service Desk, Community Network and Campus Labs.

Data Pipeline Engineering Intern - HP
Are you a highly motivated, innovative person who wants to work on the cutting edge of the commercial printing industry? The HP PageWide Web Press team is driving the transition from traditional offset printing to digital. We are looking for talented engineers to join us in delivering the most reliable, supportable, and productive digital presses in the industry. The successful candidate MUST be currently pursuing a Bachelor's, Master's or PhD degree and have the following qualifications: Completed three years of engineering coursework; Major focus in Electrical and Computer Systems; Printed circuit assembly design skills; Ability to understand and follow written technical instructions; Software development skills; Expected degree completion Spring or Summer 2018.

College Inventory Student Worker - Intel
This internship would be best suited for an undergraduate computer science student. This position will be involved with electronic component inventory management.

Computer Vision Engineering Intern
The Overwatch Imaging Computer Vision Engineering Intern will design and implement software for real-time, onboard image processing to transform raw UAS imagery into customer intelligence. Major Areas of Responsibility: Object Detection Algorithm Development; Representative Imagery Collection; Image Processing Software Programming.

Intern Fusion Data Latency - Exploration - Autodesk
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic team of Software Development Engineers at the Autodesk PDG Group at Portland, Oregon. You will get to co-develop Fusion 360, Autodesk’s new, innovative CAD, CAM and CAE tool. Fusion 360 connects the entire product development process in a single cloud-based platform that works on both MAC and PC.

IT Project Coordinator - OSU Graduate School
The IT Project Coordinator works with Graduate School leadership, staff and stakeholders to assess, define, strategically re-design, coordinate the implementation and validation of key Grad School processes. Further, this position identifies project priorities and determines the best tools meet to process requirements, budget considerations and campus partner impacts. The IT Project Coordinator will work with the Graduate School IT team and other OSU IT teams to implement and maintain projects in Salesforce and other university systems. They will also provide user training and support, maintain system documentation and supervise / mentor 2 student employees. Closes: April 23.

Full Time Postdoctoral Position in Biostatistics/Data Science - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
We seek capable and self-motivated individuals who have earned a doctoral degree or foreign equivalent in an interdisciplinary, data-driven field, with educational emphasis in statistics/bioinformatics/data science/machine learning /statistics. Additional qualifications include: a superior academic performance, proficiency in R, Python, experience with handling of BIG data and an ability to be self-directed with broadly-defined limits on assignments; excellent communication skills, both oral and written; and a demonstrated ability to interact efficiently with diverse people in a highly multidisciplinary environment. The applicant is expected to show excellence in independently conducting analyses of high dimensional data (such RNA sequence and proteomic data) including but not limited to applying methods for normalization and quality control (QC), statistical modeling, machine learning algorithms.

Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering | Sonoma State University
The Department of Engineering Science within the School of Science & Technology (SST) at Sonoma State University (SSU) is seeking a highly motivated teacher/scholar at the Assistant Professor level to start in August 2017. The Department of Engineering Science offers a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering with specializations in electronics and communications and a master's degree with specializations in communications and photonics, and computer hardware and software systems. The successful candidate will teach electrical engineering courses and laboratories at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Application deadline: April 17.

Partial list of jobs posted in the past week through LinkedIn (these are just a few of the hundreds of jobs listed). Sample jobs:

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