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KUDOS

Assistant Professor Yeongjin Jang is a co-author of the paper, "QSYM: A Practical Concolic Execution Engine Tailored for Hybrid Fuzzing," which won a distinguished paper award at the USENIX Security Symposium. In addition, Jang, a Georgia Tech alumnus, is a member of a team that won DEF CON 26 CTF, one of the top hacking competitions in the nation.

IN THE NEWS

Oregon State wins local rover competition
University teams from all over the world have been completing tasks all over the valley for the Canadian International Rover Competition (CIRC). Teams have designed their own space exploration vehicle and taken them out in the valley because the landscape reflects a very familiar planet far, far away. Drumheller Online

Rovers descend on southern Alberta's Mars-like badlands
If you take away the vegetation and the dinosaur bones, apparently the badlands around Drumheller are a decent stand-in for Mars. "It's sort of Mars-y, I guess," said Ben Davidson, from the Oregon State University contingent. "A little more vegetation than Mars would have, I guess." Despite his lukewarm endorsement of the geography, Davidson says the competition is an excellent way to think through the inevitable problems of building a rover. Yahoo!

Stephen Ramsey levels up in NIH program
In August, Stephen Ramsey, assistant professor of computer science in the College of Engineering, along with his collaborators, received an additional $351,443 in funding to develop a biomedical data translator, bringing the total funds this year to $788,443. The award is part of a program by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to  build a tool that brings together medical data from various sources to better understand health and disease and, ultimately, to diagnose and treat patients more quickly. EECS News

CASS teaches teachers mobile app development
Employees in the Center for Applied Systems and Software (CASS) in the College of Engineering are teaching a workshop for high school teachers to learn how to create mobile apps for Apple devices. “By teaching this workshop, we are enabling teachers to use this really awesome curriculum from Apple in their high schools. And then hopefully that will help interest more young people in computer science,” said Carrie Hertel, director of the Software Development Group for CASS. EECS News

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Twistlock moves headquarters to Portland, raises $33 million
Twistlock developed its security technology for a field of automated software deployment known as DevOps. Founded three years ago and formerly based in San Francisco, Twistlock's operations are now split among its Portland headquarters and offices in Israel and in New York. Twistlock employs 80 companywide, including 30 in Portland. Thorngren said local employment could double in the next year as Twistlock begins spending its new capital to expand the business. The Oregonian

How Oregon Works: Why automation is creating a bigger need for humans in the tech sector
Automation is triggering seismic shifts. Machines are getting smarter and capable of executing more tasks. That is eliminating software jobs that involve repetitive work and basic coding — an in-demand skill just a few years ago. The advent of smarter machines may be eliminating the need for some workers, but a wide range of tech executives, recruiters and educators interviewed by the Portland Business Journal agree it won't translate into a smaller technology workforce in the future. Portland Business Journal

Best cities for women entrepreneurs
Dell's 2018 Women Entrepreneur Cities Index lists the top cities in which women can thrive as business owners. The top city is New York City, followed by San Francisco, London, Boston and Stockholm. Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Singapore, Toronto and Seattle rounded out the top 10. The Business Journals

OPPORTUNITIES

ENGR 101 Design of Coffee
Register Today
The greatest sentence ever written in a syllabus: “A large part of this course will involve the consumption of coffee.” Yes, this is a real engineering course. Yes, this will earn you Oregon State credits. Enroll in ENGR 101 online through Oregon State Ecampus and become part of a hands-on learning environment where you’ll explore the different factors that contribute to the taste of coffee.

BeaverHacks - Fall 18
Sep 6 – 9, 2018
Join us for OSU Hackathon Club’s online hackathon on Sep 6. It’s a great opportunity to be part of a team and build something amazing! You end up with an awesome project to add to your resume and also demonstrate that you work well with others and can meet tight deadlines. For more info or to sign up, visit https://beaverhacks-fall-18.devpost.com.

ASEE Video Contest
For ASEE’s 125th Anniversary Celebration, we are asking students to create a video that shows where engineering education will be in 25 years! Undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students are encouraged to submit a 90-second video where you creatively explore these topics. The winning video will be shown at the 2019 ASEE Annual Conference in Tampa and the winning team (up to two people) will win a trip to the conference, along with $3000. Register by December 1 and submit by February 1.

McAfee Advanced Threat Research Lab Opening
Wednesday, August 22 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 pm | McAfee ATR Lab, 5505 NE Moore Ct, Hillsboro, OR
The Advanced Threat Research (ATR) group is about to officially open their research lab here in Hillsboro, and wanted to extend an invitation for you to join them to see the work being done at the lab. Examples include Exploitation of Medical Devices; consumer electronics/IoT exploits; Adversarial Machine Learning, with a focus on vision based ADAS hardware; Cortana and Defender bypasses; Software defined radio based attacks on automotive systems; PLC and Industrial control system exploitation; soon to expand into full automotive research. All participants planning to attend should register with D.Kevin_McGrath@McAfee.com.

2018 Tech Tours: PDX Talent Match
Wednesday, Sept 19 | 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Portland | Job Seeker: FREE
The week of Tech Tours Technology Association of Oregon invites job seekers and tech companies to participate in PDX Talent Match, an exclusive hiring fair designed to initiate personal introductions between local talent and technology companies who are actively hiring in the Portland-Metro area. Interested job seekers should submit their information through the Talent Match: Job Seeker Resume Portal by Friday, August 31st. Should a job seeker be chosen by a participating company, TAO will forward along an invitation to attend the PDX Talent Match networking event. Submitting a resume through the Talent Match Job Seeker Resume Portal does not guarantee an invitation to the Talent Match Networking Event.

PhD Student/ Research Assistant openings in Northeastern's Energy Circuits Lab
Aatmesh Shrivastava, Assistant professor at Northeastern University specializing in ultra-low power circuit design and system architecture, has three openings for funded PhD students or Graduate Research Assistants. Selected students will get to work on next generation ultra-low power computing systems, self-powered implanted devices that can reside deep inside the body, etc.

Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium
This exciting event will take place on September 13th, 2018 and is open to all undergraduates. Two presentation options are available: 3-minute lightning talks and poster presentations. Those selected to give 3-minute lightning talks will be required to attend a practice session on either September 6th or 7th between 9am-12pm. Additional details about this practice session will be distributed to those who are selected. The deadline to apply is August 21st at 11:59pm. Once we have received all applications, we will provide additional details about the exact timing and location of the symposium.

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

AfterCollege Engineering & Technology Student Scholarship
$500 - Open to currently enrolled students pursuing a degree in a field of engineering, technology and/or mathematics. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Application deadline: September 30.

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
$500 - Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics from a group underrepresented in their field of study. Underrepresented groups may be defined by: gender, race, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, nationality and other non-visible differences. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Application deadline: September 30.

AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship
$500 - Open to currently enrolled students in an accredited program, working toward a degree (AA, AS, BA, BS, MA, MS, MFA, PhD, MD, JD, etc.) in any discipline. Minimum 2.5 GPA. Application deadline: September 30.

Watershed Characteristics Web-based Tool Development and Support - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
As a part of the Safe and Sustainable Water Resources National Research Program, EPA researchers have developed the StreamCat and LakeCat datasets. These contain an extensive collection of landscape metrics for about 2.6 million streams and 378 thousand lakes and associated catchments within the conterminous US. StreamCat and LakeCat data are currently stored on an EPA ftp site as csv files and available to the public. While these two datasets provide an important tool for researchers and managers to understand and characterize the Nation’s rivers, streams, and lakes, there is no user-friendly interface and so data are not easily accessible to non-specialists. To make the data more accessible to both technical and non-technical users, EPA would like to develop web-based software applications that will allow for simple interactive queries, easy-to-use batch retrievals, and basic tools that could be used for data analysis. This would likely involve development and/or use of a server database and web services. This effort could make use of a variety of programming languages and platforms, so we are looking for a candidate with a broad range of skills and a willingness and desire to learn new ones, though knowledge of Python, Java, Javascript, and PHP is desirable.

GRADUATE EXAMS

PhD Final Exam – Scott Harpool
Monday, August 27 | 7:00am to 9:00am | KEC 1007
Renewable energy in the Pacific Northwest - technical and economic analysis of 100% renewable portfolios
Major Advisor: Annette Von Jouanne; Committee: Ted Brekken, Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez, Alex Yokochi; GCR: Solomon Yim

MS Final Exam – Alexander Grasley
Monday, August 27 | 2:00pm to 4:00pm | KEC 1007
Imperative Programming with Variational Effects
Major Advisor: Eric Walkingshaw; Committee: Martin Erwig, Arash Termehchy; GCR: Adam Branscum

EVENTS

McAfee Advanced Threat Research Lab Opening
Wednesday, August 22 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 pm | McAfee ATR Lab, 5505 NE Moore Ct, Hillsboro, OR
The Advanced Threat Research (ATR) group is about to officially open their research lab here in Hillsboro, and wanted to extend an invitation for you to join them to see the work being done at the lab. Examples include Exploitation of Medical Devices; consumer electronics/IoT exploits; Adversarial Machine Learning, with a focus on vision based ADAS hardware; Cortana and Defender bypasses; Software defined radio based attacks on automotive systems; PLC and Industrial control system exploitation; soon to expand into full automotive research. All participants planning to attend should register with D.Kevin_McGrath@McAfee.com.

EcoInformatics Summer Institute Symposium
Thursday, August 23 | 2-4 PM | KEC 1001
REU students in the EISI program will present their final summer projects, based on field work and modeling of plant-pollinator networks and stream networks in the HJ Andrews Forest.

9th Annual PDX TechCrawl 2018
Thursday, September 6 | 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM | $10
For one evening, PDX tech companies open their offices to (tech) crawlers who eat and drink their way from office to office. It's a great way to learn about all the awesome work happening with tech companies in Portland, check out their offices, learn about their jobs.

BeaverHacks - Fall 18
Sep 6 – 9, 2018
Join us for OSU Hackathon Club’s online hackathon on Sep 6. It’s a great opportunity to be part of a team and build something amazing! You end up with an awesome project to add to your resume and also demonstrate that you work well with others and can meet tight deadlines. For more info or to sign up, visit https://beaverhacks-fall-18.devpost.com.

PDX Women in Tech: How to Study for a Technical Interview
Tue, September 11 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT | AWS Elemental, Portland | Free
Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition. It is hard to know what to expect and even harder to prepare for it. Each company evaluates its candidates differently. Luckily, some upfront investment and preparation can really go a long way in helping you distinguish yourself from the rest of the candidates. In this seminar guided by an engineering leader at Elemental, we will cover some common interviewing practices for technical interviews and what you may be able to do to get ready.

2018 Bend Tech Tour
Monday, Sep 17 | 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Downtown Bend & Beyond | Individual Tourist: $10; Student Tourist: $5
Tourists will wind their way through the city to find out what cool technology host companies like are working on, experience their company culture, network with other tourists, and find out about jobs available in the fastest growing industry in Oregon during our second annual event. The event will culminate with a Tech Tour party at 7:00 pm with more networking and prizes.

2018 Vancouver Tech Tour
Tuesday, Sept 18 | 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Vancouver, WA | Individual Tourist: $10; Student Tourist: $5
Tourists will wind their way through the city to find out what cool technology host companies like are working on, experience their company culture, network with other tourists, and find out about the 350+ jobs available at these companies during our second annual event. The event will culminate with a Tech Tour party at 7:00 pm with more networking and prizes.

2018 Tech Tours: PDX Talent Match
Wednesday, Sept 19 | 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Portland | Job Seeker: FREE
The week of Tech Tours Technology Association of Oregon invites job seekers and tech companies to participate in PDX Talent Match, an exclusive hiring fair designed to initiate personal introductions between local talent and technology companies who are actively hiring in the Portland-Metro area. Interested job seekers should submit their information through the Talent Match: Job Seeker Resume Portal by Friday, August 31st. Should a job seeker be chosen by a participating company, TAO will forward along an invitation to attend the PDX Talent Match networking event. Submitting a resume through the Talent Match Job Seeker Resume Portal does not guarantee an invitation to the Talent Match Networking Event.

2018 Eugene Tech Tour
Thursday, Sept 20 | 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Eugene, OR | Individual Tourist: $10; Student Tourist: $5
Tourists will wind their way through the city to find out what cool technology host companies like are working on, experience their company culture, network with other tourists, and find out about jobs available in the fastest growing industry in Oregon during our second annual event. The event will culminate with a Tech Tour party at 8:00 pm with more networking and prizes.

JOBS

Student Information Technology - OSU College of Engineering
This recruitment will be used to fill two part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) Student Information Technology positions responsible for helping students troubleshoot computer issues at a student run help desk. Troubleshooting computer issues; communicating technical problems; working in a team environment to resolve complex issues; learning new technical concepts.

Student Information Technology - OSU College of Engineering
This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) Student Information Technology position responsible for the monitoring conditions of the computer labs, stocking and maintaining the printers, and enforcing lab rules. Doing rounds to monitor the state of the labs; interacting with students in need; stocking and maintaining printers; communicating with coworkers.

Student Tutor - OSU-Cascades
Specific areas desired are: College Algebra and Calculus, English Composition, General/Organic Chemistry, Biology/Biochemistry/Genetics, Statistics, and Physics. Tutor students in one-on-one and small group settings, enrich student understanding of time management and campus resources, and foster an atmosphere of fun and learning, serves as a role model to students, always conducting him/herself in the utmost professional manner, and maintaining appropriate boundaries. Assist students with the development of study skills, teach study skills that assist students in preparation for course work. Mentor students in the areas of academics. Provide and maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning and retaining material studied. Maintain accurate and timely records of student contact and maintain confidentiality.

Ecampus Tech - OSU Extended Campus
Course Development Student Worker works closely with various members of the Multimedia team of the Course Development and Training Unit of Ecampus to help with the process of creating and maintaining web multimedia resources for online courses through a variety of tasks. Evaluate and investigate web technologies, solutions, and vendors to create prototypes, and proofs-of-concept which could be used by the Multimedia team in courses and internal applications. Develop and maintain front-end web applications and services provided by the Multimedia team to Extended Campus.

EECS TA (CS 16X) (Pooled Posting)
This recruitment will be used to hire a number of part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week for undergraduate students) Student Support Services positions for the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at OSU. This position preforms a wide variety of work that supports the quality of education in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the university. Positions may include activities such as mentoring, checking off work, holding office hours, helping with recitation, and/or helping with 2 hour labs with direct guidance from the supervisor.

EECS TA (ECE 1XX/2XX) (ENGR 2XX) (Pooled Position)
This recruitment will be used to hire a number of part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week for undergraduate students) Student Support Services positions for the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at OSU. This position preforms a wide variety of work that supports the quality of education in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the university. Positions may include activities such as mentoring, checking off work, holding office hours, helping with recitation, and/or helping with 2 hour labs with direct guidance from the supervisor.

MIME Student Information Support
Performs a variety of tasks related to computing operations, user support and installation, or programming and analysis. Examples include helpdesk support, computer lab monitor/technology support, classroom technology, digital media, web design/development, computer technology support, or web assistance.

Student programmer/developer at Oregon State University
OSU Institutional Analytics & Reporting (IAR) team offers a unique opportunity for a student developer to work in a fast-paced environment to assist in further development of GRS which is the legacy OSU grant reporting system accessed by over 2,500 users. IAR is working on the development of new functionality for determining current and future funding status of grants. This is a production application intended for deployment to support Principal Investigators/researchers (PIs) and Co-PIs at OSU in fall 2018. Apply at https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/61098.

Analyst Programmer - OSU Department of Biomedical Sciences
This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately three months from the appointment begin date. The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS, a part of the National Institutes of Health) is supporting our team at OSU (PI Stephen Ramsey in CVM and PI David Koslicki in COS) to build a software “biomedical reasoning tool” through a type of award mechanism called an Other Transaction (award number 1OT2TR002520). The project, being a software development project, will require an Analyst Programmer to work on software coding, testing, design, and documentation.

Analyst Programmer - OSU Department of Chemistry
This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (approximately 20 hours per week) limited duration Program Analyst position for the Department of Chemistry at Oregon State University (OSU). This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately 11 months. This position will help to develop a test and evaluation framework for testing a Real-time Operating System. In this project, the lab aims at building a test plan that includes a comprehensive set of test cases, and details on how to test/evaluate RTOS and to perform security test based on the generated test cases to ensure that the implementation of the RTOS complies with requirements and specifications.

Development Engineer - OSU Department of Chemistry
The Electrical/Electronic Development Engineer provides support in maintenance, repair, materials, and calibration of scientific instruments in the instructional and research laboratories or Oregon State University, Chemistry Department, and other Departments within the University. The Development Engineer has a diverse understanding of electronics in both Analog and Digital Devices. The teaching labs utilize 50-year-old, tried and true, electrical devices as well as modern analytical equipment. The position involves standard tasks such as replacing power cords and fixing hot plates. In addition, they will be required to troubleshoot and repair analytical equipment such as Gas chromatography, x-ray analytical tools, and Mass spectrometry, Atomic Force Microscopes, and other high tech equipment and components.

Bridge Product Manager - OSU Academic Technologies
The Product Manager is a new position that is part of a team that provides operational support for Learn@OregonState, OSU’s integrated learning ecosystem for credit, professional, extension and open education. Product managers’ portfolios include one or more systems; their job is to advocate for the faculty, students and staff who use the system, understanding their needs and representing their interests. This position is responsible for an employee training management system (TMS) called Bridge that OSU is in the early stages of implementing. The Bridge product manager will establish new business processes for multiple groups and stakeholders. This position also gathers quantitative and qualitative information from the user base to identify and resolve issues, and to effectively leverage the platform. Based on feedback and analysis, this position recommends and executes strategies for improvement and optimization. The position plays a key role in evaluating campus-wide requests for features and functionality.

Analog/Mixed Signal IC Design Engineer - Voxtel
Voxtel is actively seeking an Analog/Mixed Signal IC Design Engineer to contribute to the research and development of integrated circuit solutions related to Voxtel’s innovative imaging technologies. This position requires participation in all aspects of sensor and readout integrated circuit design (ROIC) development including design specification, transistor level design, physical layout, top-level assembly/verification, and electrical/optical bench debug and characterization. Due to the nature of the Voxtel’s programs, US citizenship or legal permanent US residency status is mandatory for consideration.

Assistant Director of IT - District Office - West Linn - Wilsonville Public Schools
The Assistant Director of Information Technology (Front-End Engineer) uses current web technologies (HTML5, php, CSS, SQL, javascript, etc) and other coding technologies to create and manipulate systems and interoperability frameworks to best fit the needs of the school district. The Assistant Director also provides leadership to the district Information Technology (IT) staff, helping the CIO to coordinate on-site IT staff and associated communication. The Assistant Director helps in the maintenance and management of the district network systems. He/She will ensure that district websites and web-based tools meet web accessibility guidelines.

Middleware Systems Administrator (Information Systems Specialist 6) - Oregon Department of Justice
The Department of Justice, Child Support Technology Team has been charged with implementing and maintaining a new case management system that's based on a Java EE and IBM stack. This enterprise-level opportunity is currently in its Pre-Pilot rollout phase. You'll be asked to: Configure or modify Java application servers and other middleware applications to support changed or re-engineered business processes; Integrate business applications with the web; Diagnose and respond to information system failures; Collaborate with vendors and technology team members regarding system problems and resolve or escalate as needed; Monitor and evaluate application performance and implement modifications or adjustments; and, Perform Microsoft Active Directory administration.

Tenure-track assistant or associate professor - University of Iowa Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Iowa invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor position in the area of Cyber-Physical Systems or Internet of Things. The successful candidate will be expected to participate actively in the university-wide multidisciplinary Informatics Initiative encompassing research and education. The faculty candidate will complement existing University of Iowa expertise and help form the core of this initiative. The University of Iowa offers an exceptional environment for interdisciplinary collaboration with centers and institutes that include the Iowa Informatics Initiative, Aging Mind and Brain Initiative/Center on Aging, Water Sustainability Initiative/IIHR – Hydroscience and Engineering, Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging, Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, and Prevention Research Center.


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