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IN THE NEWS

WiseDoc makes formatting research papers easy
Bo Wu and Akash Kannegulla are the co-creators of WiseDoc. The solution is a cloud-based service that helps academics quickly and easily format their content to the required specifications of journal publishers. The idea for WiseDoc came to Wu and Kannegulla after they themselves struggled with formatting their research as Electrical Engineering PhD students at Oregon State University. Recently, they entered and won the 2018 “Shark Tank” pitch competition hosted by the Willamette Innovators Network. As a prize, they are invited to present at the 2018 Willamette Angel Conference in May. OSU Advantage Accelerator

Setting Goals with Presidential Scholars
OSU’s Presidential Scholars have big plans for the future: tonight – this year – and for their lives. They’re exploring and growing, thanks to generous supporters of the university’s most prestigious scholarship program for Oregon students. Hear what ECE student Kevin Bishop has to say. OSU Foundation (video)

AI Researchers Boycott Nature Machine Intelligence Journal
Researchers working on artificial intelligence (AI) are rallying behind a statement calling for a boycott of Nature Machine Intelligence, a closed-access journal that will only be launched in January 2019. Professor Thomas G. Dietterich, distinguished professor at Oregon State University (OSU) and past president of the Association for the Advancement of AI, has posted a statement on OSU’s website calling on researchers in the field of AI to withhold submissions to Nature Machine Intelligence, as well as decline offers to review or edit for the new journal. Asian Scientist

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Here are Portland's most innovative small businesses for 2018 (Photos)
On the surface, Agility Robotics builds machines that enable research and development at the academic, corporate and military levels. But at its core, the Albany company is making robots that have a heart. Its legged robots could save lives, "by scouting ahead into unknown spaces and serving as a mobile sensor platform that can go where people go ... (the) robotic legged locomotion will enable live, real-time sensing with human-like mobility." It's this forward-looking thinking that has earned Agility Robotics one of 16 Small Business Innovation Awards from the Portland Business Journal. The awards honor 15 small businesses and one enterprise that'll be named Startup of the Year. Portland Business Journal

Viewpoint Construction Software sells for $1.2 billion, biggest deal in Portland tech history
A Silicon Valley company bought Portland-based Viewpoint Construction Software for $1.2 billion in cash Monday. The buyer is Trimble, which makes technology for the construction, agriculture and transportation markets. Viewpoint said its Portland office will remain the center of its operations and the company will "continue to hire aggressively." Viewpoint said it will operate with a large degree of independence within Trimble and retain its executive team and employees. The Oregonian

Jama Software imagines 'predictive' technology for product designers
The Portland company makes product design software that customers use to build computer chips, bulldozers, software and - yes, rocket ships. (Clients include SpaceX.) In working with several hundred clients, Jama says it has noticed a pattern - successful projects often start off messy. Jama is introducing new technology that builds on that observation, using patterns from past product development to predict whether a new project is going well. The Oregonian

Shares of nLight pop in its public debut, company raises $96M
nLight makes high-performance lasers used in industrial, microfabrication, aerospace and defense markets. It serves 300-plus customers, including industrial giants Samsung, Suzhou Quick Laser Technology Co., BAE Systems and Raytheon Co. Portland Business Journal

OPPORTUNITIES

New course for Fall 2018: ECE 599 - Advanced Power Electronics
My name is Yue Cao, and I am an incoming assistant professor in the Energy Systems Group. This is continuation of ECE 431/531 and will cover additional topics and/or explore further on previously touched topics. The course will also be supplementary to or co-requisite of other courses such as ECE 438/538 and ECE 432/532, which will be offered in the subsequent quarters. A tentative course description: Advanced topics in power electronics control and modulation, circuit topologies, power quality, inductor and transformer design, power semiconductor devices, gate drives, and thermal design. Numerous application examples such as dc-ac multilevel inverters, switched-capacitor dc-dc converters, resonant converters, wideband gap (SiC and GaN) devices, etc. The course is currently listed for MW 2-4 PM under CRN 19268. I welcome your registration once it is open.

Volunteer at the 2018 Undergraduate Engineering Expo!
This year the Engineering Expo is happening on Friday, May 18. The College of Engineering needs student to help on May 17 and 18 with setting up, event activities, and tearing down. Volunteer for two or more hours and receive a free Expo t-shirt! We need your help to make this year’s Expo a success! Interested in volunteering? Sign up at: http://signup.com/go/QLtgcSE.

PCOSW seeks nominations for the 2018 University Mentoring and Professional Development Award
This award, presented each September at University Day, recognizes a classified employee, professional faculty, or faculty member who excels in mentoring, supporting, and encouraging OSU employees, especially women and those from under-represented groups. The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 4. To access the nomination form link, please visit http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/pcosw/awards-scholarships

Registration Open for 2018 OSU Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) Event
CUE provides undergraduates with an excellent opportunity to showcase their research or creative activities. OSU undergraduates in all years of study, all academic disciplines, and all stages of research or creative work are eligible to present. Students can present solo or group projects. While most students present research posters, we invite students with artistic/creative projects and Ecampus students to apply as well. Please encourage students that you mentor/advise to present! The event will be held on Thursday May 24, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, in the MU Ballroom. Details and the registration link are available at: communications.oregonstate.edu/events/cue. The deadline for registering for CUE is May 14 at 5:00 PM.

Google Code Jam Kickstart
Ready to solve fun, challenging problems? Throughout the year, Code Jam hosts online Kickstart rounds that give participants the opportunity to test and grow their coding abilities, while getting a glimpse into the programming skills needed for a technical career at Google. Participate in one — or join them all!

2018 Oregon Science Startup Forum: Learn to Fund Your Business
Saturday, April 28 | 9am to 5pm (breakfast and lunch provided) | Linus Pauling Science Center | $25 for students, postdocs, unemployed; $50 for general registration
The Oregon Science Startup Forum is a one-day course in science entrepreneurship, hosted by the Portland Section of the American Chemical Society. Hear the startup experiences of science entrepreneurs from around Oregon. Learn from investors, intellectual property lawyers and experts in turning science into businesses. Equip yourself with specific steps to start a successful science business.

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

President’s Commission on the Status of Women Scholarships
Applications for PCOSW scholarships and event co-sponsorships for Summer and Fall term projects are now being accepted. The President’s Commission on the Status of Women provides funding to faculty, students, and staff who are pursuing professional development, research, outreach, or creative projects related to women’s issues. Scholarships average $500. Applications are due Friday, May 4, with notification in Week 7. Please visit http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/pcosw/awards-scholarships for detailed guidelines, qualification requirements, and application links. Questions? Contact Karen Holmberg at karen.holmberg@oregonstate.edu.

2018-19 Oregon Space Grant Consortium Scholarship and Fellowship Program
The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) is pleased to provide students attending our member colleges and universities opportunities to apply for scholarship and fellowship awards that support their academic goals and recognize their achievements. Opportunities are open to new and continuing students in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and STEM education disciplines. The scholarship and fellowship program supports the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) objectives of fostering and encouraging career goals in STEM and STEM education. Women and underrepresented minorities in the STEM fields are strongly encouraged to apply. Application Deadline: May 25, 2018.

Apriorit Computer Science Scholarship Program for College Students
Apriorit offers a $1000 educational technology grant for high school seniors and college freshmen who have been enrolled at a college or university for a computer engineering or computer science program this year. We want to support young people passionate about IT and planning to build their career in this field. Application deadline: July 1, 2018.

GRADUATE EXAMS

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Md Amran Siddiqui
Friday, May 4 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | KEC 1007
Explaining and Incorporating User Feedback into Anomaly Detection
Major Advisor: Alan Fern; Committee: Thomas Dietterich, Prasad Tadepalli, Raviv Raich; GCR: Debashis Mondal

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Ahmed ElShater
Tuesday, May 8 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM | KEC 1007
Power Efficient Scalable Frequency High Resolution Analog-to-Digital Converters
Major Advisor: Un-Ku Moon; Committee: Gabor Temes, Tejasvi Anand, Arun Natarajan; GCR: Ravi Balasubramanian

EVENTS

School of Nuclear Science and Engineering Faculty Candidate Seminar
Wednesday, May 2 | 4-5 p.m. | Radiation Center Room C104
Craig Marianno, Ph.D., will give a lecture on “Estimating Doses to Urban Search and Rescue Dogs following a Contamination Event.”

SWE TEA
Saturday, May 5 | 2:00 - 4:00 pm | Johnson Hall 221 | $15
Join the Society of Women Engineers Student Chapter at the 2nd annual SWE Tea, an event that provides an opportunity for students to gather with their family, peers, and professionals in the community to celebrate women in engineering. The event will offer food, a keynote speaker, silent auction, and a College of Engineering campus tour. All students and families are encourged to attend!

Fundamentals of Process Improvement: Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certification
Friday, May 11 | 9am-12pm | MU Multipurpose Room 13 | Free
Enhance your teamwork and leadership skills in a hands-on workshop from the premier business methodology used by Fortune 500 companies. Hosted by the US Navy as part of Navy Visibility Day. Please note: Students are required to pre-register to navy.lss@uwgny.com. This is so that the US Navy is able to manage the number of attendees as well as prep the completion certificates ahead of time. This is not a drop-in event. Students must be available for the full duration of the event.

DevOps DayCamp
Saturday, May 12 | 9:30 am - 3:30 pm | 1001 Kelley Engineering Center | Free, including lunch
DevOps DayCamp is a follow-up event to DevOps BootCamp Fall Kickoff. The hands-on workshop is designed to teach participants DevOps, a program development process that includes building, testing, and releasing software. If you didn't attend BootCamp in the Fall, it will be helpful if you become familiar with the content that was covered there (found in the DevOps website). Bring your laptop. Free pizza lunch!

Robot Film Festival
Tuesday, May 15 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM | Courtyard Corvallis by Marriott, 400 SW 1st Street | Free
Dr. Heather Knight, OSU Robotics and Computer Science Professor
50-minute selection of short films from past Robot Film Festivals. The annual Robot Film Festival was founded in 2011 and celebrates positive storytelling about robots; bringing together interdisciplinary communities of filmmakers, technologists, tinkerers and artists. Having traveled to NYC, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, and Los Angeles, this summer's festival will take place July 14, 2018 in Portland at the McMenamins Mission Theater. Get a first taste here at da Vinci Days STEAM Series!

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

The Best Email to Send Your New Boss Before Your Job Starts
It’ll ensure you’re prepared and get you started making that great impression as a proactive go-getter before you even walk through the door. “It’s a chance to reestablish your commitment and excitement and reaffirm that you made the right choice,” says Muse Career Coach Leto Papadopoulos. You’re telling them, “I can’t wait to be there and this is the job I want.” The Muse

Don’t Tell Recruiters These Things If You Want The Job
Every interaction with a potential employer should not only be professional and also dictate that you are purposeful and thoughtful about everything you say. Whether it’s just a quick text through Canvas or a phone call to discuss salary expectation, choose your words wisely to ensure your own success. Here are six phrases that you should never say to a recruiter if you want a competitive job offer. Fast Company

7 Resume Tips for the Inexperienced
You want to capture the hiring manager's attention, and quick: often, they merely skim the document before deeming it worthy or not. It can be difficult to balance your experiences and qualifications, but there are many ways to spruce up your resume without going overboard. Business News Daily

Engineering Job Club (Online version)
Spring term is here and if you’re graduating, there’s one more thing that just got added to your to-do list: Find a job. Wondering how you’re supposed to fit this in with classes, capstone projects, and everything else going on? Sign up for Engineering Job Club, a weekly email series that breaks the entire process down into manageable chunks. The series will help you set reminders, stay motivated, and work toward landing that engineering position you want, all on your own schedule. Register in Handshake today! Series starts April 9th, but you’re welcome to jump in at any time. Engineering Job Club sign-up

JOBS

Student Information Technology - OSU Client 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. Fields support requests via walk-in, email or over the phone. Researches, troubleshoots and answers computing questions; instructs where needed. Builds and repairs computers; troubleshoots operating systems and application errors.

Web & Mobile Manager - Orange Media Network
Orange Media Network, the award-winning student media program on campus, is looking for a User Experience Specialist for the 2018-2019 academic year. Our organization includes The Daily Barometer newspaper, three magazines, the KBVR radio and TV stations, and a Web & Mobile department. This 10 hour a week position will work to maintain the Orange Media Network website and provide quality control. Qualified applicants will have extensive HTML/CSS and JavaScript experience, as well as strong teamwork and communication skills. The job description and application are available here: http://sli.oregonstate.edu/omn/getinvolved at the bottom of the page under ‘Web & Mobile.’ If you have any questions feel free to email us at omn.engagement@oregonstate.edu.

COSINE Helpdesk Student
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. Fields support requests via walk-in, email or over the phone. Researches, troubleshoots and answers computing questions; instructs where needed. Builds and repairs computers; troubleshoots operating systems and application errors. Documents requests and reports issues.

Student Information Technology - OSU Library
With a grant from the university, OSU Library is looking for a student web developer for the project of creating an online copyright wizard during the summer 2018. Under supervision, the hired student will: Design and develop the user interface of the wizard. Develop the front-end of the wizard (e.g., form) that exchanges data and information with the back-end database. Test the web application and brainstorm for improvement. Attend weekly meetings and engage in online communication with the team.

Math Learning Center Tutor
This recruitment will be used to fill part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) Student Support Services (Math Learning Center Tutor) positions for the Mathematics Department. Students go to the learning center to acquire help with math homework, complete exams, and to work on assignments. Tutors are employed to help tutor Mathematics students. Tutor Mathematics students in classes below MTH 254.

EECS Peer Mentor
This recruitment will be used to hire up to ten (maximum of 20 hours per week) Student Support Services/Peer Mentor positions for the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Oregon State University. This position preforms a wide variety of work that supports the quality of education in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the university. As a peer mentor the student will be expected to assist with mentoring current EECS students by allowing them to gain a fellow student’s perspective on ways to make the most out of the opportunities and classes available to EECS majors.

Teaching Assistant - OSU-Cascades
This recruitment will be used to fill multiple part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) student Teaching Assistant positions at Oregon State University Cascades (OSU-Cascades) in Bend. This position will support academic faculty and specific courses at OSU-Cascades by grading, admin support and other tasks as needed by the supervising instructor.

Research Assistants - OSU-Cascades
This recruitment will be used to fill multiple part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) Student Technical Assistant positions at Oregon State University Cascades (OSU-Cascades) in Bend. Duties include research support through book/literature reviews and synthesis and publication research, data collection and/or analysis, and other related tasks. Other duties are performed specific to the funding and research topic.

Student Analyst, CASS Software Development Group
You will be working in a development environment. Each day, students receive their assignments from the full-time development staff. These assignments are relative to the projects currently being done by the CASS. Students are expected to keep up with these assignments and to be able to finish them in a reasonable amount of time. They should be able to work in a team environment comprised of students and staff members.

Student Developer, CASS-Software Development Group
This position is responsible for reporting to work at scheduled time and reporting to their scheduled CASS manager. You will be working in a development environment. Each day, students receive their assignments from the full-time development staff mentor.

FAIS Intern - City of Corvallis
Perform duties such as assist the work group with evaluation and implementation of automation solutions and projects for the treatment plants and SCADA systems; support human machine interface work stations, automation servers, industrial control systems, automation networks, wireless systems, security systems and databases; assist with research, development, testing, deployment and maintenance of industrial control system hardware and software, automation network domain hardware and software, data management applications and databases, and security systems and procedures; assists with troubleshooting control systems, automation networks, and database problems; and implementing corrective actions.

Cambia Consumer Solutions Strategy and Partnership Internship
The CCS Strategy and Partnership Intern will be an integral member of the team performing the following duties: Support the development of a business case and execution plan to work with Cambia’s Consumer Solutions team and external business partners. Assist in implementing the end-to-end strategic plan to execute on partnerships. Research companies as part of the evaluation process. Prepare contract-related documentation. Work with consumer experience, research, product and technical teams to understand requirements and capability needs. Support Cambia information security, privacy and legal teams and policies to protect and safeguard business and consumer information, including HIPAA and PII.

iOS Developer and Summer Intern
We are looking for a self-motivated iOS Developer to join our startup team. As a leading Developer, you will be working directly with Jia, a team of designers and hundreds of app testers to build an app based on the Rejection Therapy card game.

Cloud Tech Residency - Google
Google is excited to launch our inaugural 16 month rotational program within Cloud! We’re on a mission to completely change the world of enterprise computing. As a Cloud Tech Resident, you’ll not only have a front-row seat for the action — you’ll also be helping shape and execute strategies to help customers “go Google” for their core business. Our 3 month training will offer residents immediate growth and development opportunities through project-based learning. Our three 4 month project rotations will provide residents with on-the-job experience in different client-facing roles within Cloud Customer Engineering, Professional Services (PSO) and Cloud Support.

Software Engineer (C++ / Python) - Rogue Wave Software
Rogue Wave Software is looking for a talented JUNIOR, MID OR SENIOR LEVEL developer to join a team of dedicated engineers maintaining, enhancing, and modernizing C++ class libraries. Come and join our growing software company as we help organizations simplify complex software development, improve code quality and shorten cycle times. Develop high-performance C++ classes covering a wide range of domains (data structures, databases, networking, concurrency, security, analytics). Maintain and enhance end-to-end build and test automation and deployment systems. Port products across a range of platforms and compilers (Linux, Windows, Solaris, AIX, HPUX). Provide task estimates and accurately report progress as part of an Agile process.

Analyst Programmer - OSU Enterprise Computing Services
The person selected will act as an applications architect and lead a small team composed of full time and student developers in the overarching design and growth of a web services API infrastructure. This position suits a programmer/analyst with extensive development experience with intertwined enterprise-class production systems and those looking for a change from frequent corporate travel. The ideal candidate is an organized and procedural individual with a strong sense of responsibility and accountability and the ability to dig deeply into technical puzzles and challenges. You will actively evaluate and support new technologies and be the lead in the technical planning and deployment of API’s.

Analyst Programmer - OSU IT Infrastructure Services
This position serves as a key member of the Identity & Access Management (IAM) team. The position contributes to the vision of the future IAM state at OSU and is responsible for managing one or more key IAM systems. Additionally, this position serves as a team lead the Infrastructure Integrations team, overseeing automation processes and integration of key systems. He or she is responsible for implementing the vision and strategy set by Information Services leadership and ensures that services are effectively and appropriately delivered to meet the diverse and dynamic needs of Oregon State University.

Computer Science and Engineering Instructor pool - OSU-Cascades
OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon invites applications for one or more fixed-term, non-tenure-track full/part-time Instructor positions to teach on a term by term basis for the 2018-2019 academic year. The intention of this pool is to collect applications for current or future opportunities and does not necessarily imply a position is available at this time. Some of these appointments may be reviewed for renewal or transition to an instructional position on an annual basis at the discretion of the Dean. Instructors may be needed to teach on campus undergraduate courses in the following areas: Computer Science and Engineering.

EE Project Engineer - Samata Consulting
Are you a highly-motivated self-starter who takes ownership, follows up, and is technically sound? Are you looking for a position where you can use your superb Project Management, Organization, and Interpersonal skills? We’re are Consulting Engineers who provide Electrical Engineering services with technical expertise and excellent client satisfaction, located in Portland, OR. Responsibilities: Complete Electrical Engineering and Construction projects by planning, organizing, and controlling all elements of projects. Reviews project plans and proposals to develop project objectives. Oversees and coordinates technical aspects of project, providing technical expertise. Maintains project integrity and reputation through compliance with state and federal regulations.

Software Development Engineer - CASS
The Center for Applied Systems & Software (CASS) is seeking a Systems Development Engineer. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. This position is involved in enterprise software and systems engineering and requires considerable independent judgment. The individual in this position, and the student software development team that they manage, provide custom software solutions that support academic and non-academic units at OSU, as well as state agencies and other clients.

Electrical Engineer-Entry Level - Boeing
The Boeing Company is now hiring Entry Level Electrical Engineers. Boeing Commercial Airplanes is committed to being the leader in commercial aviation by offering airplanes and services that deliver superior design, efficiency and value to our customers and a superior flying experience to their customers. This Entry Level opportunity is located in Everett, Washington. We are looking for energetic, creative, and self-driven Electrical Engineers to work on Commercial Aircraft Electric Systems. The candidate will work in a collaborative, exciting environment supporting new products, improving existing products, and/or supporting our fleet of airplanes in service. The job offers the opportunity to be mentored by senior engineers and work with world class experts across functions (design, suppliers, manufacturing, and in-service support).

Network Admin / Programmer - Gene Tools
A small biotech company in Philomath, Oregon, is looking for a full-time, in-house person to administer networks and perform general IT duties. The custom nature of our research equipment necessitates some programming as well. Responsibilities and Duties: network administration; manage information technology and computer systems; plan, build, organize, control and evaluate IT and electronic data operations; ensure security of data, network access and backup systems; coordinate outside consultants; assist in-house users.

Computer Science Instructor - Renton Technical College
As a Computer Science Instructor, you know what it takes to become a full-stack developer. You bring your passion for coding to the classroom by teaching multiple programming languages, software development, database design, and web applications in our certificate and associate degree programs. You collaborate with colleagues in RTC's Information Technology area of study to make sure that students learn both hardware and software in our newly updated curriculum. You demonstrate a commitment to student success through equitable teaching and learning excellence; a vision for creating a progressive Computer Science program that supports industry needs; and an aptitude for building inclusive relationships with the community.

Software Engineer, PhD University Graduate - Google
Are you a PhD student graduating between now and December 2018 interested in software engineering at Google? Well you are in luck! PhDs who are completing their program and are available to start by December 2018 are encouraged to apply now!

Engineer - Non-Volatile Product Yield Enhancement - Micron Technology
As a Product Yield Enhancement (PYE) Engineer for Micron Technology, Inc., you will work with a team responsible for taking next generation devices from design to mass production. You will focus on driving test yield and product reliability at product introduction which allows for rapid production ramp and early time to market. Your primary areas of responsibility will use a combination of electrical and physical characterization techniques combined with statistical analysis to identify physical defects introduced by process level. Additionally, you will be responsible for communicating and coordinating backend yield improvement activities with Management, Product, Process, and Test Engineering.

Java/AEM Developer - CBT Nuggets
Work with internal teams on designing and developing web applications using the Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) platform. We are looking for someone with heavy Java Skills. The AEM part is a like to have, but the biggest needs are: Java, Apache, JavaScript, OSGi, JCR.

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