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IN THE NEWS

Oregon State University Partners with NREL To Improve Wildlife Impact Minimization System
Kyle Clocker, a doctoral candidate and graduate research assistant with OSU’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Program, talked about how the university’s patented wildlife detection and deterrent system works. NREL

Experiencing a new reality
After moving to Oregon from Italy, Raffaele de Amicis’ life changed so much that he calls it his “second life.” Interactive computer graphics had been at the center of his career for 20 years, but his goals evolved when he came to Oregon State University, where he is an associate professor of computer science in the College of Engineering. EECS

Equal humans: a journey to belonging
Arwen Griffioen (BS CS '06, PhD CS '15) is instantly and enduringly enigmatic. From early in our conversation with the Oregon-born Data Scientist and Mother, we get a wonderful mix of dry wit, razor sharp expression and deep, reflective thinking. Mostly though, it’s her authenticity that shines through, as she reveals a challenging career journey in a male-dominated field. WORK180

Graduate Taj Morton
Taj Morton ('12 BS CS, '14 MS CS) received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science at Oregon State. He landed a software engineering job with Reliable Robotics Corp. where he is part of a team that is designing an autonomous airplane system. EECS YouTube

OPPORTUNITIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW! OSSN Git September
The Open Source Student Network is organizing a month full of Git during September! Get to know the most famous and commonly used version control system, start your online portfolio, learn to collaborate, contribute to your favorite project and get ready for the upcoming school year! During this month we will learn how to use Git, branching and creating a pull request through GitHub and/or Gitlab. Before RSVPing at https://events.mozilla.org/ossngitseptember, you have to register to https://ossn.club and complete your profile. There are two ways to participate:

  1. Find an event at your campus organized by your local club (So far there are no clubs from OSU. If your club wants to join the OSSN and organize an event, email cstevens@mozilla.com).
  2. Participate remotely to our online webinars (available when you RSVP).

NEW! Breaking the Code: The Un-Hackathon for a Cause Kick-Off
Friday, October 4 | 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Bumped, Portland | Free
Join the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) and our partner, Multnomah County, as we kick off our first a community-driven, collaborative design sprint. We aim to break barriers that exist between non-profit organizations that specifically serve people of color and the broad, local tech community. Sign up as a participant, coach, volunteer or an attendee to learn how to use design thinking during National Digital Inclusion Week to create solutions to empower a more inclusive community.

Computer Programming For Non-CS Majors
Fall 2019, CS 201, CRN 20627
Everybody has been saying it for years: Learn to code. It’s a cutting-edge skill needed in science, engineering, business, and many other disciplines. Now is your chance! This new online 3-credit course provides a friendly introduction to a variety of fundamental topics in computer programming relevant to anyone who wants to write or work with computer code in their work or studies. It teaches basic computational thinking and programming skills which will allow students to solve a variety of real-world problems. In addition, students will learn more advanced topics such as how some basic algorithms work and can be written in computer code. See the Course Catalog for details.

Apply now to be part of Oregon Bio 2019: Innovating and Scaling our Region's Growth
The Oregon Bio 2019 annual event, held on October 29, 2019 at the World Trade Center Portland Auditorium offers local researchers and entrepreneurs a forum to share their exciting bioscience developments. This one-day event features the Company Pitch Fest, Research Fast Pitch and our popular Bio on the Vine networking event. Apply for the Company Pitch Fest by September 16. Apply for the Research Fast Pitch by September 22.

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. 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. 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. Deadline: September 30.

Facebook Fellowship Program
The Facebook Fellowship Program is designed to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are engaged in innovative and relevant research in areas related to computer science and engineering at an accredited university. The program is open to students in any year of their PhD study and supports talented students from traditionally under-represented minority groups. Applications are evaluated based on the strength of the student’s research statement, publication record and recommendation letters. Winners of the Fellowship are entitled to receive two years of tuition and fees paid, a stipend of $37,000 each year and up to $5,000 in conference travel support. Application deadline: October 4.

Google Conference and Travel Scholarships
To help break down the barriers that prevent underrepresented groups in technology and business from attending leading conferences, we're excited to offer Google Conference and Travel Scholarships for selected conferences in the tech industry and related fields. Scholarships are available in North America for all traditionally underrepresented groups in technology and business (including, but not limited to: African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, persons with disabilities, women and veterans).

GRADUATE EXAMS

NEW! PhD Final Exam – Sanket Jain
Tuesday, August 27 | 1:00pm to 3:00pm | KEC 1007
Integrated receiver architectures tolerant to co-channel and in-band self-interfering blocker signals for MIMO and digital beamforming applications
Major Advisor: Arun Natarajan; Committee: Matthew Johnston, Thinh Nguyen, Un-Ku Moon; GCR: William H. Warnes

NEW! PhD Final Exam – Sruti Srinivasa Ragavan
Thursday, August 29 | 10:00am to 12:00pm | KEC 1007
Variations foraging
Major Advisor: Margaret Burnett; Committee: Anita Sarma, Eric Walkingshaw, Cindy Grimm; GCR: David Kling

NEW! MS Final Exam – Chris Dizon
Friday, August 30 | 10:00am to 12:00pm | KEC 1007
Mini-Data Acquisition System for Small-Scale Wave Energy Testing
Major Advisor: Ted Brekken; Committee: Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez, Thinh Nguyen; GCR: William H. Warnes

NEW! PhD Preliminary Oral Exam – Tao Lyu
Friday, August 30 | 2:00pm to 4:00pm | KEC 1007
The Partitioning Technique of Power System to Improve The Observability of Sub-System for Multi-area State Estimation
Major Advisor: Mario E Magana; Committee: Ted Brekken, Jinsub Kim, Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez; GCR: Zhaoyan Fan

EVENTS

2019 Vancouver Tech Tour
Tuesday, September 17 | 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Co-Lab Coworking, Vancouver, WA | Tourist: $10, Student: $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 SW Washington during our second annual event. Vancouver Tech Tour will culminate back at Co-Lab Coworking with an After Party at 7:00 pm with more networking and prizes.

2019 PDX Talent Match
Thursday, September 26 | 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Portland | Job Seeker: free
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 submit their information through a resume portal. Should a job seeker be chosen by a participating company, TAO will forward an invitation to attend the PDX Talent Match networking event.

NW Electronics Design and Manufacturing Expo
Wednesday, October 2 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Tektronix Campus, Beaverton, Oregon | $5
The NW Electronics Design & Manufacturing Expo (NEDME) is the premier trade show and networking event for members of the high-tech industry in the Pacific Northwest. NEDME connects local businesses with engineers, entrepreneurs, buyers, and reps in a fun atmosphere that promotes innovation and learning. Attendance is only $5 and 100% of proceeds are donated to the Oregon Food Bank so the discount would be applied to the tech sessions, which are normally $15 per session. The event also includes lunch and we reimburse TriMet tickets.

2019 Eugene Tech Tour
Thursday, October 3 | 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Eugene, OR | Tourist: $10; Student: $5
Join the Technology Association of Oregon for the largest open house of tech companies in Oregon. Tourists will wind their way through the city to find out what technology companies are working on, experience their company culture, network with other tourists, and find out about jobs available in this fast-growing industry.

SEMI NW Breakfast Forum
Friday, October 4 | 7:30 am - 11:30 am | Qorvo, Hillsboro, OR | Student rate: $15 with discount code
The SEMI NW Breakfast Forum gives you the opportunity to listen to industry leaders who are at forefront of the 5G wave. Learn how the semiconductor industry’s ecosystem is going to change, both as a provider and a consumer.  And most importantly come together to engage with fellow colleagues to collaborate and share how your business will be impacted by the fifth generation of wireless technology. Students: use the code NMSTUDENT to register.

2019 Bend Tech Showcase
Monday, October 7 | 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm | OSU-Cascades Co-Lab | Student: $5; TAO Member: $10
Join the Technology Association of Oregon for the largest open house of tech company showcase in Central Oregon. OSU Cascades Computer Science Students are invited to arrive between 4 PM-5 PM & the event will be open to the General Public from 5 PM-8 PM. Attendees will hear from each company about who they are, what they do, what they are looking for in their employees, and jobs that they have open.

JOBS

Oregon State is utilizing Handshake as the central job and internship database. Please visit Handshake and create an account to access these opportunities. Let Handshake find the jobs for you with custom search alerts.

Step 1: Log in to Handshake and navigate to the “Jobs” page.
Step 2: Set the filter criteria you want (e.g., full time vs internship, keywords, location, etc.).
Step 3: Once you are happy with your filter, select the “Get Email Alerts” button on the right hand side. You should see a pop-up stating “Created Job Alert” and your saved search parameters will now show up in the “Job Alerts” list. Create as many filters as you want.
Step 4: Set your notification preferences by clicking the “Email Alerts On” link under your job alert and selecting the frequency and method for job notifications.

Don’t forget to check out the AfterCollege job site, tailored especially for our EECS students.

Engineering Job Club (Online Version)
Sign up for Engineering Job Club, a weekly email series that breaks the process down into manageable chunks. This series will help you set reminders, stay motivated, and work toward landing that engineering position you want, all on your own schedule. Series begins April 8th, but students are welcome to jump in at any time. Register today in Handshake: Engineering Job Club

Student Jobs

EECS Undergraduate TA (On Campus)
This recruitment will be used to hire a number of part-time Student Technical Assistant positions. This position preforms a wide variety of work that supports the quality of education in the 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. Courses supported during the academic year are: CS101, CS160, CS161, CS162, CS175, CS261, CS271, CS290, CS195, ECE111, ECE112, and ECE271/2. There may also be a potential need for assistance with special topics courses as well.

EECS Ecampus TA
This recruitment will be used to hire a part-time Student Support Services position. This position preforms a wide variety of work that supports the quality of education in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department Online Education post bachelor’s degree program. The position may include activities such as mentoring, assisting with grading, holding office hours remotely, helping with recitation, and posting on discussion boards.

IT Support Technician - OSU College of Engineering
This position is responsible for maintaining the workstations of various engineering staff members, managing surplus inventory, and other miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Student Materials Management Crew Member
We are currently hiring for a Student Materials Management Crew Member with an interest and skills in computers. Training is provided, however some experience with a variety of computer hardware and operating systems is helpful. This position would start in September. Note that an applicant would have to apply for both the Computer IT position and the Materials Management Crew Member position.

EECS Undergraduate Special Project Assistant: (Pooled Posting)
The undergraduate assistant performs hands-on experience in a research lab environment, to complement regular curriculum and enhance knowledge for future job placement. This person will receive lab orientation and safety training. This position will assist PhD students and/or professor in conducting research in robotics, artificial intelligence, computer science, graphics research functions, and electrical and computer engineering research functions. In addition, the assistant will receive mentorship on design, implementation and test multiple Electrical Engineering and Computer Science research areas.

OPEnS Lab Student Pool
The OPEnS Lab seeks undergraduate researchers to work in a hands-on technology-rich makerspace to produce next generation sensing technologies for environmental research. These hires will use 3D printers, microcontrollers, and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to conduct technical research and development to produce and test new instrumentation. These positions are expected to be temporary to fill gaps in staffing or assist with large deployments. Time commitment per week is negotiable (typically between 10 and 20 hrs academic terms and up to 40 during summer or non-enrolled terms). Hires will produce and test prototypes of the hardware and software.

COE Tutor
College of Engineering Academic Tutors provide one-on-one support in specific subject areas, assist students in developing study strategies for particular courses, facilitate study group sessions, and provide test review sessions. Training and orientation are required to prepare students for this peer support position.

Internships

CS Internship - 2nd Level Operations - Ericsson
We are now looking for two (2) Second Level Operations Interns who will assist in the coordination, management, execution and reactive maintenance activities that require a higher level of support than offered by the 1st level Operations. The interns will ensure that the services provided to customers are continuously available and performing to Service Level Agreement (SLA) performance levels. You will help with Assurance support activities. Incident management. You will assist with Problem management. Root Cause Analysis Activities. System administration. And you will work with Billing operations.

CS Internship - Ericsson
We are currently looking for two (2) Integration Engineer Interns to analyze, prepare, implement and verify the configuration and integration of a node, network and/or system. Your scope of work could include the scenarios of introduction, upgrade expansion, functionality and capacity. Plan the implementation of the product configuration / integration work. Execute product configuration. Execute integration and migration work. Prepare system test, module test and accept test. Work to identify and drive improvements. Post project activities. E2e technical understanding. Execute test. Scripting & coding. Triage of Defects and Defect Fix. Knowledge sharing and collaboration skills.

Full-Time Positions

NEW! Electronics Design Engineer - NASA Humanoid Robot Power Systems - Jacobs
As an Electronics Design Engineer - NASA Humanoid Robot Power Systems you will: Report directly to the Electronics and Electrical Section Manager as part of group of over 30 other Electronics and Electrical Engineers. Work directly with NASA Johnson Space Center in designing the next generation of humanoid robot. Join the Valkyrie humanoid robot team in NASA’s Robotic Systems Technology Branch. Build on the success of the existing Valkyrie and Robonaut 2 humanoid robots and advance NASA’s ability to project a remote human presence and dexterous manipulation capability into challenging, dangerous, and distant environments both in space and here on earth. Contribute directly to the design of the next NASA humanoid robot with an emphasis on creating new, integrated electrical system designs for power distribution, battery and battery management systems, and electromechanical power conversion for high performance robot actuation.

Underground Electrical Engineer
Prepares and verifies less complex engineering deliverables. Performs research and develops recommendations for equipment and/or materials selection. Collects, assimilates, and manages data for engineering work. Prepares engineering calculations following standard methods and principles. Understands and adheres to budget, schedule, and quality requirements.

EE - Underground Transmission Line Engineer
Prepares and verifies less complex engineering deliverables. Performs research and develops recommendations for equipment and/or materials selection. Collects, assimilates, and manages data for engineering work. Prepares engineering calculations following standard methods and principles. Understands and adheres to budget, schedule, and quality requirements.

Schmidt Futures Associate Product Managers Program
Schmidt Futures is now accepting applications from graduating seniors or recent college graduates for our fall 2020 cohort of Associate Product Managers (APMs). APMs are an entrepreneurial group of technologists who are motivated to change the world. The program brings together talented young leaders with technical training in computer science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, fields that are central to solving the world’s most pressing problems. The Schmidt Futures APM program is modeled after a program first developed at Google as a way to give new computer science graduates unusual freedom and leeway in creating high impact projects. Deadline to apply is October 1.

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. The Systems Development Engineering position requires interacting with, leading, mentoring, and bringing together a diverse group of community members, including a variety of student team members.

Faculty Positions

Cybersecurity Instructor-Online CS Post Bacc Program
Available Instructor positions are fixed-term, non-tenure track, 9 month and 12 month part-time and full-time. This program is fully online and does not require Instructors to live within the vicinity of the Corvallis campus. Candidates would be expected to attend a 1-week initial in-person training and then come to the Corvallis campus for 1 week every 6 months.

Instructor-Online CS Post Bacc Program
Available Instructor positions are fixed-term, non-tenure track, 9 month and 12 month part-time and full-time. This program is fully online and does not require Instructors to live within the vicinity of the Corvallis campus. Candidates would be expected to attend a 1-week initial in-person training and then come to the Corvallis campus for 1 week every 6 months.

Tenure track CS position at Occidental College
The Department of Computer Science at Occidental College invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant or Associate level in Computer Science. We seek a computer scientist with a strong interest in building Occidental’s newly formed Computer Science major and who can contribute to its connections to other disciplines. While all areas of computational science will be fully considered, we prefer candidates with research interests in hardware, software systems (such as operating systems, databases, and networking), computer graphics, data science/statistics, security, or another area not currently represented in the department. We especially welcome faculty interested in collaborating with the social sciences, the humanities, and the arts, and who may contribute to existing and developing partnerships with other departments such as Black Studies, Music, and Media Arts and Culture. Deadline for full consideration is September 30, 2019.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor-(Cybersecurity) - OSU EECS
The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for a full-time 1.0 FTE, 9-month, tenure track Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean. This position in any area of Cybersecurity is to begin Fall 2020. Applicants must hold a doctorate degree in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or closely related field. The successful candidate is expected to initiate new funded research as well as expand, complement, and collaborate with existing research programs in the School, the College of Engineering, and beyond.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Computer Science) - OSU EECS
The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University invites applications for one or more full-time (1.00 FTE), tenure-track, 9-month tenure-track, 9-month Assistant, Associate, or Full professor positions in the Computer Science areas of software engineering, programming languages, data-intensive systems, and theory to begin Fall 2020. Applicants must hold a doctorate degree in Computer Science or closely related field by the start of employment. The successful candidate is expected to expand, complement, and collaborate with existing research programs in the School, and to perform duties related to teaching, student advising, and professional service.

Instructor Pool 2019-2020 - OSU EECS
The College of Engineering for School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for 9-month part-time instructors to teach on a term by term basis for the 2019-2020 academic year. These appointments are fixed-term, non-tenure track, with the possibility of renewal at the discretion of the School Head. Some of these appointments may be reviewed for renewal or transition to an instructional position on an annual basis at the discretion of the School Head. Instructors may be needed to teach courses in E-campus, undergraduate and graduate areas.

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (Artificial Intelligence)
The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University invites applications for full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant, Associate, or Full professor positions in Artificial Intelligence to begin in Fall 2020. Applicants must hold a doctorate degree in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Science, or a closely related field.

Computer Science Instructor Pool - OSU-Cascades
OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon invites applications for one or more fixed-term, non-tenure-track full or part-time Instructor positions to teach on a term by term basis for the 2019-2020 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. Instructors may be needed to teach on campus undergraduate courses in the following areas: Computer Science, Software Development, Web Development.

 


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