ANNOUNCEMENTS

HP and Intel® Design Challenge: Vote for Oregon State!
The EECS team of students is one of three finalists in the HP and Intel® Design Challenge to create an innovative product that would improve the quality of life in space for astronauts. The team, composed of Behnam Saeedi, Scott Laughlin, Jacob Dawes, and Hanna Anderson worked with astronaut Don Petit to come up with an idea and design for a tape dispenser. Help our EECS team win this challenge by voting for them! Voting ends today, 4/3.

OSU Chapter - Association for Computing Machinery’s Council on Women in Computing (ACM-W)
OSU has received NCWIT and Google’s seed fund of $3,000 to establish the OSU chapter of 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. Join ACM-W for pizza and a kick-off meeting on Wednesday, April 5! Questions? Contact faculty advisor Jennifer Parham-Mocello or chair Stephanie Allison Hughes.

IN THE NEWS

Red Hat Honors Instructors Who Champion Open Source Education in the U.S.
Carlos Jensen is one of 21 professors honored by Red Hat for incorporating open source into his academic work. Red Hat’s recognition is aimed at honoring the work of instructors coming from universities and colleges across the U.S. who are committed to teaching the open source development process to their students. The instructors who are honored have proven their commitment to teaching open source through: running a POSSE workshop; creating an open source program at their institution; contributing materials to the growing open source curriculum base; or speaking about teaching open source at conferences like the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing and the SIGCSE (Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education) Technical Symposium. Red Hat

Inside & Outside
Project Chiron is a kit that turns a mechanized wheelchair into a self-driving wheelchair to help those with ALS. It's being developed by Bill Smart, mechanical engineering associate professor, and his graduate student Benjamin Narin (BS ECE & CS '16). Engineering Out Loud (podcast)

Actor turned engineer
Many engineers knew early on that they were destined for their chosen career. Maybe they liked to build things, or they appreciated the mathematical order that permeates the discipline, or they have an intrinsic talent for solving problems. Vishvas Chalishazar had all of those qualities. He wanted to be a professional actor. College of Engineering

How a Silicon Valley startup founded by Cincinnatians raised $25M
Turvo announced the launch of its logistics software platform as well as the $25 million round led by Activant Capital. Turvo's platform allows shippers, brokers and carriers to share shipments and documents, send messages and assign tasks to people both inside and outside of organizations. Turvo was founded by Eric Gilmore, Jeff Dangelo, and Sai Nagboth (MS CS '03). Cincinnati Business Courier

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Mentor, Siemens make deal official
It is the end of an era for the Silicon Forrest with the sale of one of its biggest names. As expected, the $4.5 billion deal between Wilsonville-based Mentor Graphics and German industrial giant Siemens has closed. In an open letter to customers, Mentor CEO Walden Rhines and Siemens PLM Software CEO Tony Hemmelgarn said the two organizations are now working to combine operations. Siemens, they noted, wants to retain the culture established at Mentor. Portland Business Journal

OPPORTUNITIES

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. More info: webpage, video. Application deadline: April 5.

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.

Take Your Web Development Skills to the Next Level
CS 295 Web Management will focus on: Front-end solutions; Back-end solutions; Planning a Framework or CMS Project; Setting Up a Hosted Server Account; Installing, configuring, and adding content to the CMS; Designing a responsive theme using a child theme; Adding Dynamic Functions and Ecommerce; Promoting the Site; User and AI Testing; and Reporting analytics. See the Syllabus for more detail: http://people.oregonstate.edu/~vanlondp/cs295/ (CRN 59189, 10:00am to noon Tues/Thurs)

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.

Digital Photography for Engineering Students
Art 263 Section 3 | Tues & Thurs 16:00-17:00 | Fairbanks 104
This course covers the technical and practical aspects of photography with an emphasis on developing visual language skills and developing an individual creative voice. This section is targeted specifically toward engineering students. In this studio course, you learn how to take advantage of digital photography in the realm of engineering through assignments, class projects, hands-on experiences, and studio practice.

2017 Hack for a Cause
April 7 - 9 | Downtown Athletic Club, Eugene | Students $10, Professionals $20
Attention students, developers, and professional with any type of talent you would like to share with the world: Finally, A HACKATHON RIGHT HERE IN EUGENE! We're challenging you to use your powers for good and improve downtown livability in the most creative way possible. Oh yeah...and you only get 48 HOURS to do it! We are currently SEEKING challenges for 2017.

GRADUATE EXAMS

MS Final Examination – Songtao Wang
Wednesday, April 5 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | KEC 1007
Characteristics of FSO Channel in the WIFO Project
Major Advisor: Thinh Nguyen; Committee: Alan Wang, Arun Natarajan, Roberto Albertani

MS Final Examination – Richard Kramer
Monday, April 10 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | KEC 1007
Optimization of Interactive Live Free Viewpoint Multiview Video Streaming Bandwidth
Major Advisor: Thinh Nguyen; Committee: Bella Bose, Ben Lee, Attila Yavuz

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant
This grant program is open to doctoral students in their fourth year or beyond, studying computing topics at universities in the United States and Canada, who are from under-represented groups (women, African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and/or people with disabilities). The program allows students to apply for a research grant of up to $20,000 to support their dissertation research; grant recipients will also get to take part in a two-day career workshop at Microsoft Research Redmond this fall. Grant applications for 2017 will be due on April 7.

EVENTS

OSU Chapter - Computing Machinery’s Council on Women in Computing (ACM-W) Kickoff Meeting
Wednesday, April 5 | 5:30-6:30 pm | KEC 1005 | Free
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. Join ACM-W for pizza and a kick-off meeting! Questions? Contact faculty advisor Jennifer Parham-Mocello or chair Stephanie Allison Hughes.

PDX Women In Tech Technical Leadership Q&A with Selena Deckelmann
Thursday, April 6 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM | Cedexis Inc, Portland | Free
Join us for a Q&A session with Selena Deckelmann, Head of Firefox Security Engineering at Mozilla with nearly two decades of experience in tech as a contributor, leader, advocate and organizer. Come prepared for an open and honest dialog.

Beaver Barcamp 17
Saturday, April 8 | 9am-6pm | Kelley Engineering Center | Free
Beaver BarCamp is an informal conference where everyone is encouraged to participate and the sessions are not predetermined. It provides a collaborative environment that promotes the sharing of ideas and projects and is a fun, casual event filled with discussions, demos and interaction with attendees. One of the best aspects of BarCamp is that attendees both provide the sessions and choose the schedule, allowing for greater flexibility and freedom.

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

3 tips for speaking on camera
You might feel confident in your ability to speak in front of your peers or senior leaders, but what about when you’re on video? Speaking well on camera is about more than just making sure your hair is just right — here are three strategies to maximize your on-screen impact. Portland Business Journal

4 Soft Skills That Every Technologist Needs by 2020
Soft skills are things like collaboration, leadership, and critical thinking. Some companies even prioritize these skills more than pure tech talent when looking for their next great hire. This means that you gain even more negotiating power with potential employers when you bring strong soft skills to the table. The Muse

How to Follow Up on a Job Application: An Email Template
Sending your resume into the job search ether—and hearing nothing—can be disheartening. But, you don’t have to sit on pins and needles waiting for a response. If you’ve applied for a job and haven’t heard from the hiring manager in a week or two, go ahead and follow up. The Muse

JOBS

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.

Student Information Technology (Library Programmer)
The OSU Libraries & Press, Emerging Technologies & Services Department is hiring a student programmer to assist in the completion of a couple of projects during Spring term of 2017 through Summer term of 2017. Develop a new travel approval online workflow system. Build a travel reimbursement system that interfaces with existing campus systems. Provide support to the analyst programmers in the Emerging Technologies & Services Department.

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.

Engineering Internship - Tillamook People's Utility District
The ideal candidate will be at least 18 years of age and have completed their junior year in a power related Electrical Engineering program. Projects will include, but are not limited to: Phase Balancing; Analyze existing feeder balance and use modeling software to determine potential locations for improvements; SCADA.

Software Engineer - Conservation Biology Institute
We are looking for a software engineer to create and contribute to amazing software used across a wide range of projects, from client-facing web mapping and data visualization applications, to scaling our mapping, data, and science delivery platforms. On a given day, you could be hand-crafting a beautiful data visualization tool, developing cutting-edge map server technology, or working closely alongside CBI’s clients and stakeholders to develop and refine conservation-oriented applications. We are committed to open source development and are actively working toward building reusable components in the open. We rely heavily on Python, Javascript, HTML, CSS, Amazon Web Services, distributed version control (git and mercurial), and relational databases (MySQL, Postgresql). We often deal with multiple aspects of data processing, analysis, and visualization, ranging from desktop GIS to building cutting-edge geospatial servers to development of custom web-based data interpretation tools.

Analog Circuit Researcher - Keysight Laboratories
To be successful as an Analog Circuit Researcher at KeysightLabs, you should have: A strong understanding of transistor physics and EM theory and their impact on circuits. Experience with 2-D and 3-D electromagnetic simulation of on-chip structures and derivation of a model for use in circuit simulators is highly desired. Experience with mixed-mode simulation of analog and digital blocks -- mixed-signal or behavioral modeling of analog circuits. An ability to write Verliog or VHDL models of analog circuits. Experience with AMS and System C is a plus. Experience with one or more of: PLLs, CDR circuits and data converter architectures. Experience with custom high-speed digital data paths is a plus. Experience with device modeling, thermal design, IC package design is desirable.

DSP Researcher - Keysight Laboratories
To be successful as a DSP Researcher at Keysight Labs, you should have: Experience in the design of DSP blocks, using a high-level language for rapid investigation of design trade-offs. The ideal researcher will have experience in design of DSP algorithms and blocks associated with digital communications, high performance data converters or similar mixed-signal ICs. Experience with design of digital systems and generation of RTL for synthesis through transistor level artwork. Familiarity with gate level synthesis and place/route flows is highly desired. Strong understanding of DSP elements and algorithms. Insight into how to design efficient algorithms which provide enough performance at low cost. Understanding of how choices at high levels affect the outcome of the synthesized digital flow from architecture to GDS generation, overall gate count and power consumption. Experience with verification via an automated regression test suite. Experience in creating such a framework is a big plus.

Full stack web developer - Madison Ave. Collective
The Madison Ave. Collective is a strategic design and development agency in Corvallis, and we have an opening for a full-time, salaried full stack web developer. If the right person were available, they could potentially begin part-time now and join our team full-time after graduation.

Open positions at energy startup
Flonium focuses on developing energy-storage products, and lately we've also started working on developing renewable energy (e.g. solar PV) solutions. We're very excited about our products and solutions, as well as ramping up of business-opportunities in this relatively "new" field of emerging energy technologies/initiatives. We have a number of open positions (ranging from software engineering, to power-systems engineering, to project management).

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.

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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