IN THE NEWS

Distinguished professor: Burnett breaks barriers, helps students overcome them
Margaret Burnett has been breaking gender barriers throughout her career — and helping others overcome them as well. In her first software development job, Burnett was the first female ever hired into a management-level position at a sprawling Procter and Gamble manufacturing facility. In 1992, Burnett and Cherri Pancake were the first tenure-track female faculty hired in computer science in the College of Engineering. Burnett was named a distinguished professor in 2016, the highest academic honor Oregon State University can bestow on a faculty member. OSU Stories

Graduate students attend Global Summit of Women
Three engineering graduate students recently accompanied Richard ’69 and Gretchen ’69 Evans to the 2016 Global Summit of Women in Warsaw, Poland. The three graduate students in attendance were recipients of Evans Family Fellowships for field work related to their graduate programs. Phylicia Cicilio, Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering, received a fellowship for fieldwork in rural Alaska to acquire and analyze data on the integration of diesel microgrids with renewable energy and energy storage. Ingenium

OSU EECS Minute: Professor Attila Yavuz
Meet Attila Yavuz, assistant professor of computer science at Oregon State University, who studies cybersecurity and applied cryptography. He grew up in Turkey very close to Troy, which is fitting since the Trojan horse is an iconic symbol in computer security. EECS

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Security software startup looks to hire in Portland
Fast-growing cybersecurity startup Cylance has quietly grown its Portland office of late. The company has more than 20 jobs posted on its website for the Portland office mostly in research and intelligence and product engineering. Its new office has capacity for 80 people. The Portland team is building the company’s next product, a security forensics product called Optics, set for release later this year. The product looks to reveal the sources of and events leading up to attacks. Portland Business Journal

Jive Software cofounder Matt Tucker returns to Portland with new startup: Koan
One of Portland's most successful tech entrepreneurs is back in town with his first new company in 15 years. Tucker is starting again as cofounder of a new company called Koan, focused on software for improving employee management. As Portland's tech ecosystem matures, veterans like Tucker are reappearing with fresh ideas and raising the prospect of another wave of startups in the city. The Oregonian

OPPORTUNITIES

MindSumo End of Summer CS Student Projects
Please review the latest computer science projects from MindSumo. MindSumo partners with employers to create projects that you can complete to get work experience, win prizes, and be hired for jobs and internships. Questions can be directed to aaron@mindsumo.com.

2016 IEEE Maker Project
This is your opportunity to show the world the work that has been keeping you up at night. So if you are tirelessly tinkering with a tech project that solves complex problems and has applications in the real world, and can use an extra $500, we want to hear from you. Top vote-getters in each category will be sent to our expert panel of judges who will select one finalist from each category. Deadline: September 17, 2016

CS 446/519: Networks in Computational Biology - Fall 2016
Are you interested in bioinformatics? Want to know what computational biology is all about? Check out CS 446/519! In this course you will:

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

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

America’s Greatest Makers Season 2
Calling all makers, inventors, designers, and engineers! Intel, legendary Executive Producer Mark Burnett, MGM Television and Turner Broadcasting are looking for the most innovative makers to join Season 2 of America's Greatest Makers. Do you have an amazing idea for the next big smart connected device? Apply now for the chance to make your dream a reality using Intel's latest technology including the Intel Curie Module and upcoming advanced developer platforms that can connect to a broad array of input and output devices (including cameras and displays). Winner walks away with $1 million dollars! What will YOU make? Application deadline: August 19.

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

NSA Mathematics & Computer Science Student Scholarship
$500 - Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree (AA,AS, BA,BS, MS, PhD) in the fields of computer science, computer engineering, or mathematics. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be a U.S. Citizen.

NSA Electrical Engineering Student Scholarship
$500 - Open to currently enrolled students pursuing a degree in the field of electrical engineering. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be a U.S. Citizen.

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.

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.

GRADUATE EXAMS

PhD Final Oral Examination – David Piorkowski
Wednesday, August 10, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 1007
Information Foraging Theory as a Unifying Foundation for Software Engineering Research: Connecting the Dots
Major Advisor: Margaret Burnett; Committee: Christopher Scaffidi, Scott Fleming, Anita Sarma, Committee: Peri Tarr; GCR: David Kling

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Kevin Stewart
Thursday, August 11, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, KEC 1007
Assessment of High Mobility Oxide Thin-Film Transistors
Major Advisor: John Wager; Committee: David Cann, Larry Cheng, Albrecht Jander, Douglas Keszler; GCR: Yun-Shik Lee

MS Final Examination – Varun Rajgopal
Thursday, August 11, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, KEC 1114
ScaleIO Storage Driver Based on CoprHD Southbound SDK
Major Advisor: Carlos Jensen; Committee: Bella Bose, Rakesh Bobba

PhD Final Oral Examination – Pratim Chowdhury
Monday, August 15, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, KEC 1007
Parametric Pumping of Spin Waves by Acoustic Waves
Major Advisor: Pallavi Dhagat; Committee: Albrecht Jander, Brady Gibbons, Emmanuelle Briot; GCR: Arijit Sinha

EVENTS

How To Land a Tech Job in Oregon
Wednesday, September 7, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM, Simple - 1615 Southeast 3rd Avenue #200, Portland, OR (Tickets $15 for students, $20 others)
Join Mac’s List at our next quarterly networking event to learn more about job opportunities in the technology sector. Our panel of Portland-area tech experts will share their perspectives on the rapidly growing industry, identify the most in-demand skills, and explain how to improve your chances of landing a job with a tech company. This special event kick-starts the 2016 Portland Tech Crawl and will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to network with technology firms.

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

6 Things to Ask in an Interview
Having a list of questions prepared will benefit you for a number of reasons: You can use your questions to further show off and validate the skills that you may have already touched on earlier in the interview. You can demonstrate your interest and enthusiasm for the role and the company. You can find out more about the company and decide whether they are a good fit for you. Career Experts

The Free LinkedIn Tool That'll Make it So Much Easier to Connect With Awesome People
How many times have you heard the saying, “It’s not what you know but who you know?” Hundreds, right? Whether or not that’s your go-to philosophy, tapping your network can help you land a job. But building relationships does even more than uncover job prospects: It’s one of the key skills needed to succeed in your career. The Muse

JOBS

Design Lab Undergraduate Research Assistant - School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
This position is for a lab Computer Science Guru functioning as a web developer in the Design Lab. The developer will be in charge of writing Python scripts assisting with research, maintaining the Design Engineering Lab research site, and helping solve computer-related questions in the lab. We are looking for someone to fill this position long-term, hopefully throughout her/his undergraduate career.

Web Services Assistant - Oregon State University Libraries & Press
This recruitment will be used to fill two part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) Student Information Technology positions with the Emerging Technologies & Services Department in the Oregon State University Libraries & Press. This is an opportunity to help support the web needs of the OSU Libraries and Press. Duties include web-page maintenance, web page development, assist with usability testing.

Analog/Mixed Signal Design Engineer - Intel
As an Analog/Mixed Signal Design Engineer, you will be part of a team designing IO and memory interfaces on advanced process nodes and have an opportunity work on a diverse set of blocks and tasks in all phases of the design. The successful candidate's minimum qualifications will include the following: BS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent with a minimum of 2 years of experience in analog mixed signal or high speed design; direct experience with analog and mixed signal circuits like amplifiers, comparators, high speed digital circuits etc.; exposure to analog/mixed signal circuit design flow, layout and running post-layout simulations; good understanding of Verilog, PNR and static timing analysis.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science (2 positions) - Western Washington University
We are a growing department looking for new tenure-track faculty excited by the prospect of shaping our department's future and contributing to its sustained excellence. All areas of specialization will be considered but preference will be given to candidates focused in one of the following areas: Embedded Systems, Cloud Computing, Internet Technologies, Security, Graphics. The ideal candidate will teach existing courses at the undergraduate and graduate level and develop a research program that involves students.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Science Education (2 positions) - Western Washington University
These positions will be joint appointments between WWU's CS Department and the Science, Math and Technology Education (SMATE) Program at WWU. The ideal candidate will help to expand SMATE’s reach by incorporating computer science into Western’s science and mathematics teacher preparation programs. The teaching load will be distributed between courses offered in computer science and courses offered in SMATE. An active research program in computer science education is expected.

Rail Yard Automation Software Engineer (Technical Career Path) - Union Pacific
This position will provide support for the Hump Process Control (HPC) engineers while learning and understanding all technical details of the HPC system. The position will lead the technical design, development, and implementation of yard modeling and optimization tools. This position will also support the architecture design, development, and implementation of an acceptance test lab and advanced simulation environment for the HPC and FPC systems. Primary focuses are software engineering activities including: Gathering and defining technical requirements; planning software development activities; providing technical leadership of onshore and offshore software development teams; performing software development in C, C++, and/or Java; supporting the implementation, monitoring and maintenance of deployed systems while ensuring systems meet functionality, reliability and performance goals.

Energy Management Systems Engineer (Technical Career Path) - Union Pacific
This position will perform the technical effort of testing Energy Management systems, create and execute test plans and cases, and oversee lab testing efforts. The position will also define functional requirements, specify system interfaces, analyze performance, work with vendors, maintain back office systems, and manage the deployment and health of the Energy Management system. The position is responsible for working with multiple vendors and departments to develop, implement, operate and improve the system. Energy Management systems are deployed onboard locomotives to aid the engineer in the safe and fuel efficient operation of the train (managing fuel, speed, force) by modeling train dynamics over the territory, determining proper speed profile, computing train physics in real time and providing automated control of the locomotive throttle and brake system.

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff is hiring for over 500+ jobs across the U.S.
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, is looking to fill 500+ job vacancies across the U.S. in cities such as New York, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, and many more. Our U.S. region comprises over 6,000 employees in more than 100 offices working on hundreds of high profile projects across multiple market sectors including advisory; buildings; environment; industrial and energy; and transportation and infrastructure.

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

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