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EECS Weekly News: July 18, 2016

IN THE NEWS

“Smart manufacturing” initiative to aid Pacific Northwest business and industry
Last month the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, of which OSU is a part, was announced as a major new manufacturing hub to spur advances in smart sensors, digital process controls, and many other efforts to improve the efficiency of U.S. advanced manufacturing. “In general terms, this initiative plans to reduce energy use in U.S. manufacturing, making it more efficient and competitive,” said Carlos Jensen, an associate professor of computer science in the OSU College of Engineering, and an OSU co-principal investigator in this initiative. OSU press release

OPPORTUNITIES

Electrical engineering 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.

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.

GRADUATE EXAMS

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Xinyuan Chong
Tuesday, July 19, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, KEC 2057
Carbon Dioxide Infrared Absorption Sensing Enhanced by Metal-Organic Framework
Major Advisor: Alan Wang; Committee: Larry Cheng, Matthew Johnston, Chih-Hung Chang; GCR: William Warnes

PhD Final Oral Examination – Benjamin Buford
Thursday, July 21, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, KEC 1007
Modeling, Fabrication, and Characterization of Magnetic Thin Films for Integrated Inductor and MRAM Applications
Major Advisor: Albrecht Jander; Committee: Pallavi Dhagat, Andreas Weisshaar, Yun-Shik Lee; GCR: Christine Kelly

PhD Final Oral Examination – Mehiar Dabbagh
Friday, July 22, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 1007
Energy-Efficient Resource Management Techniques for Cloud Data Centers
Major Advisor: Bechir Hamdaoui; Committee: Bella Bose, Attila Yavuz, Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez; GCR: James Strother

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

7 Career Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid
If I could jump into a time machine, here are the seven things I would go back and do differently. The Muse

4 Ways to Do a Reference Check on Your Future Company and Make Sure It's on the Up and Up
While most people skip this step, a “reverse reference check” gives you an added edge when interviewing and negotiating with a company. You might also save yourself the headache of accepting an offer to an organization that’s not the right match for you. The Muse

10 Job Search Mistakes of New College Grads
But no matter how well-positioned these young people are, they -- and all job seekers -- will have a better chance of success if they avoid these common job hunting mistakes. Monster

JOBS

Student EE Position - Pulse Electronics
Pulse Electronics is an international firm engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of electronic components. We're currently seeking a student/temporary position that can support our design and manufacturing engineers on a project in our RF/Antenna division in Vancouver, Washington. We're looking for someone with/studying for an EE that would like some direct experience and a great letter of recommendation.

Student Information Technology - OSU COSINE Helpdesk
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. 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 (Security Analyst) - OSU Department of Information Services
Security Analyst duties: Monitor and respond to tickets in the help desk queue for the security office. Use tools to monitor and alert on occurrences of suspicious activity. Write scripts and routines to help improve efficiency with work flow. Participate in job/role based training throughout the year to improve skills and techniques. Communicate with different IT groups across campus. Help design awareness programs for students and employees.

Information Technology Specialist - U.S. Forest Service
The Information Management (IM) staff is responsible for expanding, compiling, and formulating the raw collected data into useful information from which the analysts and scientists can create reports and scientific studies. Information Management is also responsible for analyzing, developing and maintaining systems and applications to assist with FIA data collection, storage, analysis and presentation. This includes but is not limited to developing and managing large-scale database systems, handheld data recorders, and online data tools.

Analyst Programmer - OSU Enterprise Computing Services
This position is expected to be guided by an analyst/programmer III in providing analysis and programming support for administrative information systems. This position functions within a team-based management environment. These outcomes are designed to enhance and/or improve departmental and campus processes, and provide the best possible customer service experience. The incumbent will work with administrators and users through the processes of analysis, design, coding and testing to provide appropriate enhancements and maintenance for the Middleware Applications, APIs as well as other software packages necessary to the business of higher education.

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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