IN THE NEWS

Podcast: Targeting Cancer with 3D Modeling and Simulation
In this Engineering Out Loud podcast, University of Oregon [sic] Associate Professor Eugene Zhang and Assistant Professor Yue Zhang describe their research to help medical doctors better target cancerous tumors by using 3D modeling and simulation. insideHPC

Faculty Friday: Andy Ko
Andy Ko (CS '02) is an associate professor and Chair of the University of Washington Information School’s Informatics program and the University’s interdisciplinary Human-Computer Interaction and Design program. University of Washington

Students and researchers in Oregon first in line to capture U.S. images of eclipse
A team of students from Oregon State University and Linn-Benton Community College will board OSU’s research vessel Pacific Storm early in the morning of Aug. 21 and venture 30 miles offshore, then launch a high-altitude balloon that will soar some 80,000 feet into the atmosphere. There is a method to the team’s madness in going out into the ocean to capture the images, according to Levi Willmeth, who began designing some of the instrumentation for the project as a student at LBCC before transferring to Oregon State’s College of Engineering. OSU press release

Oregon State shares expertise on electrical systems resilience
Oregon State University in collaboration with Portland State University held a one-day course on June 30, 2017 for power systems engineers and related professionals concerned with solutions to the threat of Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquakes and tsunamis. Videos from the Oregon State speakers are available on a playlist at the OSU EECS YouTube Channel. EECS

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

The 5 Hottest IT Jobs in 2017— and What It Takes to Get Them
While there is no definitive list, several industry rankings provide a snapshot of IT jobs currently in demand. Unsurprisingly, they are clustered around the biggest trends in tech: artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, data security, virtual and augmented reality and more. BizTech

OPPORTUNITIES

REU Summer Grad Info Session
Wednesday, August 16 | 2:30-3:30 PM | Furman Hall 101
Is an advanced degree right for you? Join the Graduate School and fellow classmates for ice cream and a presentation covering: What is graduate school? Is an advanced degree right for me? What are the basics admissions processes and requirements? How do I pay for my graduate education? Plus time for Q&A! If you plan to attend this event please RSVP to graduate.inquire@oregonstate.edu.

Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium
Thursday, September 14
If you have done or are doing research, this is a great opportunity to present! The symposium is open to OSU undergraduates in all academic colleges and of all class standings. We welcome first year students to apply! We also encourage students to apply who are conducting research this summer or have conducted research prior to this summer. The deadline to apply is August 21st at 11:59pm.

CS 446/546 – Networks in Computational Biology
MWF 1:00–1:50 PM | Weniger 201 | Fall 2017 | Instructor: Stephen Ramsey
Are you interested in computational biology?
Check out CS 446/519! In this course you will:

  • get to do a research project related to analyzing a large network
  • learn about tools for analyzing and modeling networks
  • use Python and R packages for data & network analysis
  • improve your skills in data science
  • learn about networks in biology – no biology background required

Non-CS students who are proficient in programming are welcome!

Google Actions Challenge
Turn inspiration into action by building apps for the Google Assistant on Google Home, select Android devices, and the iPhone. Enter to win more than 20 prizes including a trip to Google I/O 2018. Your app must be approved by August 31 to be eligible, so start building! Entry info and contest guidelines are at g.co/actionschallenge.

LGBT Engineering Conference
October 20-22 | Palo Alto, CA
LGBTQ Engineering student? You can attend the Out for Undergrad: Engineering Conference in Palo Alto. The due date for the priority round of applications is April 28, but applications will be accepted until May 14. Each year, we select a diverse class of top-performing LGBTQ students from around the country. We invite them to attend our industry-focused conferences: weekend-long summits where we work with LGBTQ professionals to educate students about job opportunities in highly competitive industries — and inspire them to pursue challenging, ambitious careers.

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.

Google Travel and Conference Grants
To help break down the barriers that prevent underrepresented groups in computer science from attending leading tech conferences, we're excited to offer Google Travel and Conference Grants for selected conferences in Computer Science and related fields. Grants are available in North America for all traditionally underrepresented groups in technology (including, but not limited to, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, persons with disabilities, women and veterans). Upcoming deadlines for North America:

  • Society of Women Engineers - WE 17 (Deadline: August 18, 2017)
  • O'Reilly Security Conference 2017 (Deadline: August 18, 2017)
  • Society of Hispanic Engineers Conference (SHPE) 2017 (Deadline: September 1, 2017)
  • Neural Information Processing Systems Conference (NIPS) 2017 (Deadline: September 10, 2017)

GRADUATE EXAMS

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Pedram Payandehnia
Friday, August 11 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | KEC 1005
Power Efficient Filters and Data Converters Design
Major Advisor: Gabor Temes; Committee: Un-Ku Moon, Arun Natarajan, Matthew Johnston; GCR: Sharmodeep Bhattacharyya

MS Final Examination – Charles Hill
Tuesday, August 15 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | KEC 1007
The Sum of its Parts: Investigating the Component Pieces of GenderMag
Major Advisor: Margaret Burnett; Committee: Carlos Jensen, Anita Sarma; GCR: Bryony Dupont

PhD Final Examination – Islam Almusaly
Thursday, August 17 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | KEC 1005
Custom Keyboards for Inputting Programs on Touchscreen Devices
Major Advisor: Carlos Jensen; Committee: Ronald Metoyer, Eric Walkingshaw, Kenneth Funk; GCR: Len Coop

EVENTS

REU Summer Grad Info Session
Wednesday, August 16 | 2:30-3:30 PM | Furman Hall 101
Is an advanced degree right for you? Join the Graduate School and fellow classmates for ice cream and a presentation covering: What is graduate school? Is an advanced degree right for me? What are the basics admissions processes and requirements? How do I pay for my graduate education? Plus time for Q&A! If you plan to attend this event please RSVP to graduate.inquire@oregonstate.edu.

Ignite TAO: Bend v1
Thursday, Aug 17 | 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm | OSU Cascades | TAO Member or Non Member - $5; Student - $3
Ignite is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by local people who have a burning idea and the guts to get onstage and share their personal and professional passions. Quick, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, and global - Ignite is all of these and more. Ignite TAO: Bend will focus on topics around all kinds of tech. What new products, services or research can really take technology to the next level?

Portland Mini Maker Faire
Saturday & Sunday, September 16 & 17 | 9:30am-5:30pm | OMSI, Portland, OR
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

Ignite TAO: Southern Willamette Valley
Friday, September 29 | 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm | Symantec, Springfield, OR | TAO Members - $5; Non-Members - $5 (early-bird through Aug. 31); $10 (as of Sept. 1)
Ignite is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by local people who have a burning idea and the guts to get onstage and share their personal and professional passions. Quick, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, and global - Ignite is all of these and more. Ignite TAO: SWV will focus on topics around all kinds of tech. What new products, services or research can really take technology to the next level?

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

10 ridiculously smart questions you should ask in a job interview
In a crowded job market, the last thing you want to be is forgettable. Yet people do it every day with this one mistake: not asking any questions in a job interview. Here’s how to show the person interviewing you how you’re different and why you stand apart from the rest. Ladders

The top 10 behaviors that will launch your career
No matter where I’ve worked, I’ve noticed a recurring pattern of what creates success at work and have worked on a list over the past nine years. Ladders

JOBS

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant - OSU Department of Physics
The Undergraduate Teaching Assistant assists instructors in undergraduate level Physics courses as directed. Duties may include proctoring exams or grading homework, mid-term and final exams. More advanced students may run discussion or laboratory sections.

Full-time/Internships - Samsung Research
We are a growing team of interdisciplinary team of researchers, scientists and engineers located in Mountain View, CA geared towards creating cutting edge products at the intersection of science, technology and design. While we are open to expertise in many fields, we are specifically searching for:

  • Computer Vision Researchers
    with proven track record in object recognition, object tracking, SLAM, sensor fusion, deep learning, 3D sensors, applications in AR/VR etc.
  • Software Engineers
    with background in building applications across platforms such as web, smartphones, tablets and others.
  • Low-level software hackers
    who aren’t afraid to edit the kernel or build their own OS, but also know how to work at the application layer.
  • Electrical Engineers
    who can combine serious hands-on EE chops with physical prototyping and software development skills.

Analog/Mixed Signal IC Design Engineer - Himax Imaging
This role involves design and execution of circuits related to CMOS Image Sensor, such as 10-12bit ADC, DAC, Programmable Gain Amplifier, Reference Generators, Low noise amplifier etc. The candidate will work closely with System Architects and Senior Design Engineers to translate product specifications into circuit requirements and perform tradeoff analysis. The candidate will work in a team that has expertise in device physics, analog/digital circuit design, and image processing.

Solution System Engineers - Symantec
Recruiting for system engineer positions in the sales organization. One position is working with the endpoint, email and encryption products and the other is working with the network proxies, SSL visibility and malware analysis appliances.

Analog Circuit Designer - Cypress Semiconductor
Cypress Semiconductor is looking for entry level engineers to help us design our next generation of MCU PSoC products. Work will include chip/block design tasks such as simulation and pre-manufacturing verification and silicon validation tasks such as characterization and system level test. Work environment is focused on technical excellence with access to state of the art tools and equipment. Individuals meeting requirements, who are high performers and work well in a strong team environment are encouraged to apply.

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

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

 


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