IN THE NEWS

Professors from Oregon State University and University of Texas at Austin to be Honored for Excellence in Semiconductor Research
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), in consultation with the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), today announced the winners of its 2017 University Research Award: Dr. Gabor C. Temes, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Oregon State University (OSU), and Dr. Sanjay Banerjee, professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Microelectronics Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin). “The University Research Award was established to recognize lifetime achievements in semiconductor research by university faculty,” said Ken Hansen, president & CEO of SRC. Semiconductor Industry Association

As technology marches forward, future of robots raises ethical questions
Cassie, a silver robot with ostrich-like legs, lives at Oregon State University and demonstrates what technology might look like in the future. The technology developed on the Oregon State campus could shape the future, but with that technology comes the need to explore issues surrounding its existence. "There's already all kinds of legal and ethical questions every day somewhere in the world," said Julie Adams, associate director of the Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute. The Oregonian

Reflect anchors a new generation of Portland startups
CEO Alex Bilmes and CTO Brad Heller ('09 CS) started to explore ways to offer data visualization as a service where developer teams could quickly and easily add native capabilities to software applications. Reflect is representative of the latest round of Portland tech startups with high growth potential. Portland Business Journal

OSU Open Source Lab - Student Sponsorship Campaign
We invite you to become part of our rich community of engaged learners and next generation open source leaders. Your donations will give these students the chance at life-changing experiences and opportunities and ultimately help expand the pipeline of graduates with DevOps and open source software experience. CREATE Oregon State

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Average Starting Salary for Class of 2016 Held Steady
The overall average starting salary for a Class of 2016 bachelor’s degree graduate stands at $50,359, according to results of NACEs Spring 2017 Salary Survey, the final report for the class. Among bachelor’s degree graduates from the Class of 2016, those who majored in the various computer science fields received the highest average starting salaries for the Class of 2016. Engineering graduates, who are consistently high earners, are the second highest paid group of majors. National Association of Colleges and Employers

Oregon job growth accelerates, unemployment edges up
Oregon added 8,500 jobs last month, according to data out Tuesday from the Oregon Employment Department, a big jump from just 2,600 new jobs in May. Nearly every major Oregon industry added jobs in June, led by leisure and hospitality, construction and manufacturing. The Oregonian

Portland's tech community grows more diverse, slowly
Portland's tech scene grew modestly more diverse last year, according to a city-funded study out Thursday, but there are signs the industry is looking beyond its historically narrow pool of job candidates to fill open positions. The Oregonian

Seattle is paying the most for its engineers
Demand for the nation's more than 1.8 million software engineers has hundreds of companies scrambling for talent in machine learning and data sciences. Machine learning and data science skills rank as the most in-demand, though both specialties have the least experienced workforces — at less than five years — because they are emerging fields. USA Today

Portland startup Bright.md reports $8 million investment
Bright.md says it will spend its new capital developing artificial intelligence software and increasing its marketing. The company said it employs 17, all in Portland, and plans additional hiring. The Oregonian

OPPORTUNITIES

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!

Get your company to nominate you on the first-ever National Intern Day
Every day, hard-working interns across the country put in dozens of hours at thousands of companies. WayUp, an internship and job recruiting site, will honor dedicated interns on July 27 with the first-ever National Intern Day. The intern in each category with the most nominations by July 27th will get to choose the prize of their choice.

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.

GRADUATE EXAMS

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – John Walker Orr
Friday, July 28 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | KEC 1007
Towards Narrative Understanding
Major Advisor: Prasad Tadepalli; Committee: Tom Dietterich, Xiaoli Fern, Alix Gitelman; GCR: Matthew Campbell

EVENTS

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? Speakers are from the local Bend community with representatives across many verticals - we want to hear from you! Proposals should be submitted online by June 30, 2017.

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

5 Ways to Make the Best First Impression Ever (That Are Totally in Your Control)
Here are some of my tips how to schmooze with any employers or network with other professionals and hopefully walk out with business cards that could turn into valuable connections. WayUp

7 words smart job candidates avoid in cover letters
A couple of starter pieces of advice are important. The one firm rule for a cover letter is to keep it short: No more than two or three short paragraphs. And don’t revisit every single big job you’ve had, because they can see that on your resume. The cover letter exists purely to distill your achievement and put then in a new light. Ladders

Everything You Need to Know to Rock Your Next Whiteboard Test
A whiteboard interview is a portion of a tech job interview meant to test your communication and problem solving skills. You’ll be given a code problem or task and a whiteboard, of course, to work out your code and go over your solution. Skillcrush

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.

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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