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IN THE NEWS

Industry Veteran Nolan Johnson Joins I-Connect007 Editorial Team
I-Connect007 welcomes the recent addition of industry veteran Nolan Johnson ('85 BS CS) to its editorial team. In his new position, Johnson will take over as lead editor of SMT007 Magazine and PCB007 Magazine. I-Connect007

ACM Updates Code of Ethics for Computer Pros
Among the goals of the newly updated code is to give ACM members something to take to their employers if they are faced with an ethical dilemma. "So much has changed since ACM released its last code of ethics in 1992," said ACM President Cherri M. Pancake, in a statement. "Because computing is now inextricably linked into almost every aspect of society, the actions of computing professionals have more impact than ever before. It is imperative that everyone in our field act responsibly." Information Week

Camp at OSU combines mariachi music and science
This week, 30 eighth- through 12th grade students from Portland, Hillsboro and Forest Grove are participating in the third annual Mariachi STEAM Camp at Oregon State University. The camp combines music lessons with classes about robotics, physics, audio engineering and more. Heather Knight told students about how the performing arts can be used to make robots more sociable. Corvallis Gazette-Times

NW Cyber Camp comes to Oregon State
A week-long camp to introduce high-school students to cybersecurity was held on the Oregon State University campus last week. Although it was the first time the camp was held in Corvallis, it is the third year the camp has been operating. The location was not happenstance. NW Cyber Camp co-founder, Zander Work, just completed his freshman year at Oregon State where he made connections with faculty and graduate students in cyber security who helped teach the courses. Rakesh Bobba, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and the faculty organizer for the event said, “It was really fun. We would definitely like to host it at Oregon State again, and hopefully expand it to reach more students.” EECS News

OSU Engineering Expo 2018 - Polyvox
For their senior design project, Chris Bakkom, Richard Cunard, and Braxton Cuneo designed software for creating 3D art in virtual reality. This project began at the request of Dr. Kirsten Winters, who posited the idea of creating art via motion, with the initial hope of creating some form of artistic medium in a 3D virtual environment and allowing those with artistic inclinations a new means of expressing themselves. With this directive in mind, our team began developing the program which would become known as PolyVox. EECS YouTube

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Beaverton startup RFPIO raises $25 million, plans to double or triple its staff
RFPIO, a Beaverton startup whose software helps clients seek big contracts, said Tuesday it has raised $25 million to expand. Launched two years ago, RFPIO offers technology to help clients manage their bids for large contracts - requests for proposals, in the industry's lingo. The Oregonian

‘Brain gain’ helps Seattle land title of second best North American tech market
Seattle is the second strongest tech market in the U.S. and Canada, thanks to its growing population of young, brainy geeks, according to a new study. The numbers show that a lot of Seattle’s talent is coming from elsewhere as the number of new jobs outpace graduates from the region’s universities. Seattle was fourth among markets in terms of “brain gain,” meaning that the city draws in more talented folks than it loses. GeekWire

How to design an award-winning conference poster
A good academic conference poster serves a dual purpose: it is both an effective networking tool and a means by which to articulately communicate your research. But many academics fail to produce a truly visually arresting conference poster and so opportunities to garner interest and make connections are lost. (Note: OSU College of Engineering poster templates using PowerPoint should be used. Printing can be done through Student Media Services or COE.) LSE Impact Blog

OPPORTUNITIES

PhD Student/ Research Assistant openings in Northeastern's Energy Circuits Lab
Aatmesh Shrivastava, Assistant professor at Northeastern University specializing in ultra-low power circuit design and system architecture, has three openings for funded PhD students or Graduate Research Assistants. Selected students will get to work on next generation ultra-low power computing systems, self-powered implanted devices that can reside deep inside the body, etc.

Assist Travel grant for attending 2018 SACNAS conference
There is still an opportunity to attend the 2018 Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) conference in San Antonio on a travel grant. The deadline for applying is Aug 12th. The awards are available to advanced graduate students, postdocs, and early career faculty members.

Interate
August 13, 15, 20, 22 | 4 – 6 pm | Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Institute, Metolius Room (HP campus)
The OSU Advantage Accelerator is offering Iterate, a four session workshop where budding entrepreneurs learn how to work with their business idea. The program is delivered in a hybrid format. Materials to read and review are online so we can spend the vast majority of the workshop time working on the business ideas. And, It’s free to all participants! This is great for faculty who have been toying with broader impacts of their research. Grad students and post docs will learn some new skills as well.

Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium
This exciting event will take place on September 13th, 2018 and is open to all undergraduates. Two presentation options are available: 3-minute lightning talks and poster presentations. Those selected to give 3-minute lightning talks will be required to attend a practice session on either September 6th or 7th between 9am-12pm. Additional details about this practice session will be distributed to those who are selected. The deadline to apply is August 21st at 11:59pm. Once we have received all applications, we will provide additional details about the exact timing and location of the symposium.

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

Watershed Characteristics Web-based Tool Development and Support - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
As a part of the Safe and Sustainable Water Resources National Research Program, EPA researchers have developed the StreamCat and LakeCat datasets. These contain an extensive collection of landscape metrics for about 2.6 million streams and 378 thousand lakes and associated catchments within the conterminous US. StreamCat and LakeCat data are currently stored on an EPA ftp site as csv files and available to the public. While these two datasets provide an important tool for researchers and managers to understand and characterize the Nation’s rivers, streams, and lakes, there is no user-friendly interface and so data are not easily accessible to non-specialists. To make the data more accessible to both technical and non-technical users, EPA would like to develop web-based software applications that will allow for simple interactive queries, easy-to-use batch retrievals, and basic tools that could be used for data analysis. This would likely involve development and/or use of a server database and web services. This effort could make use of a variety of programming languages and platforms, so we are looking for a candidate with a broad range of skills and a willingness and desire to learn new ones, though knowledge of Python, Java, Javascript, and PHP is desirable.

Fall Data Science Fellowship Opportunity - UK
The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship. Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome.

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

ACM SIGSOFT Webinar: The Changing Landscape of Refactoring Research in the Last Decade
Wednesday, August 1 | 9:00am to 10:00am | Free
Presented by Danny Dig, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Oregon State University.
In the last decade refactoring research has seen exponential growth, with thousands of peer-reviewed research papers. I will attempt to map this vast landscape and the advances that the community has made by answering questions such as who does what, when, where, why, and how. I will muse on some of the factors contributing to the growth of the field, the adoption of research into industry, and the lessons that we learned along this journey. This will inspire and equip you so that you can make a difference, with people who make a difference, at a time when it makes a difference.

Learning to Learn: Overview of My Research Work at OSU and beyond
Friday, August 10 | 10:00am to 11:00am | KEC 1001
Hashem Nehrir, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Montana State University-Bozeman
This informal presentation will give a quick overview of Dr. Nehrir’s research work starting from what he did at Oregon State on real-time computer control of electric machines and on Synchronous Machine Modeling for inclusion in power system stability programs to diverse research projects in over three decades at Montana State on residential load modeling and control for distribution system peak load shaving, alternative energy power generation system modeling and control, microgrid power management, and on smart grid resiliency. He will focus on the value of his education at Oregon State, where he “learned how to learn.”

GRADUATE EXAMS

PhD Final Exam – Lei Zheng
Wednesday, August 1 | 2:00pm to 4:00pm | KEC 3057
Modeling and Design of Interconnects and Passive Components for Millimeter-Wave Integrated Circuits in Silicon
Major Advisor: Andreas Weisshaar; Committee: Arun Natarajan, Karti Mayaram, Gabor Temes; GCR: John Parmigiani

EVENTS

ACM SIGSOFT Talk: The Changing Landscape of Refactoring Research in the Last Decade (Webinar)
Wednesday, August 1 | 9 AM PT | Free
Presented by Danny Dig, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Oregon State University. Robert Dyer, Assistant Professor at Bowling Green State University will moderate the questions and answers session.
In the last decade refactoring research has seen exponential growth, with thousands of peer-reviewed research papers. I will attempt to map this vast landscape and the advances that the community has made by answering questions such as who does what, when, where, why, and how. I will muse on some of the factors contributing to the growth of the field, the adoption of research into industry, and the lessons that we learned along this journey. This will inspire and equip you so that you can make a difference, with people who make a difference, at a time when it makes a difference.

Clean and Sustainable Water Technology Initiative workshop
August 6-7 | Oregon State University | Free, but advance registration is required
Water is the foundation of life. But across the globe, water quality is being compromised as communities struggle with population growth, climate change, industrial and agricultural pollution, and other pressures. Ensuring a safe supply of this precious resource is a growing need worldwide, a need that could become the source of increasing geopolitical conflict. This workshop will bring together scholars from a diversity of disciplines — including academic faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers — whose work is directed toward maintaining, preserving, and improving clean and sustainable sources of water for human use.

2018 Bend Tech Tour
Monday, Sep 17 | 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Downtown Bend & Beyond | Individual Tourist: $10; Student Tourist: $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 Oregon during our second annual event. The event will culminate with a Tech Tour party at 7:00 pm with more networking and prizes.

2018 Vancouver Tech Tour
Tuesday, Sept 18 | 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Vancouver, WA | Individual Tourist: $10; Student Tourist: $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 the 350+ jobs available at these companies during our second annual event. The event will culminate with a Tech Tour party at 7:00 pm with more networking and prizes.

2018 Eugene Tech Tour
Thursday, Sept 20 | 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Eugene, OR | Individual Tourist: $10; Student Tourist: $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 Oregon during our second annual event. The event will culminate with a Tech Tour party at 8:00 pm with more networking and prizes.

JOBS

Ecampus Tech - OSU Extended Campus
Course Development Student Worker works closely with various members of the Multimedia team of the Course Development and Training Unit of Ecampus to help with the process of creating and maintaining web multimedia resources for online courses through a variety of tasks. Evaluate and investigate web technologies, solutions, and vendors to create prototypes, and proofs-of-concept which could be used by the Multimedia team in courses and internal applications. Develop and maintain front-end web applications and services provided by the Multimedia team to Extended Campus.

Website and application development opportunity
Local entrepreneur who is currently building a brand needs some help with website and application development. The website is unique and would be a great challenge for students to take on such a project.

EECS TA (CS 16X) (Pooled Posting)
This recruitment will be used to hire a number of part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week for undergraduate students) Student Support Services positions for the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at OSU. This position preforms a wide variety of work that supports the quality of education in the Electrical and Computer Engineering 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.

EECS TA (ECE 1XX/2XX) (ENGR 2XX) (Pooled Position)
This recruitment will be used to hire a number of part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week for undergraduate students) Student Support Services positions for the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at OSU. This position preforms a wide variety of work that supports the quality of education in the Electrical and Computer Engineering 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.

MIME Student Information Support
Performs a variety of tasks related to computing operations, user support and installation, or programming and analysis. Examples include helpdesk support, computer lab monitor/technology support, classroom technology, digital media, web design/development, computer technology support, or web assistance.

Student Information Technology (web ordering/LIMS system)
This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) Student Information Technology position for the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing at Oregon State University. The student will manage the code base for the web ordering/LIMS system. Significant experience in PHP, MySQL, and web development in general (patterns, security, HTML/CSS/JavaScript). Some experience with source code management, ORM libraries, and creating pipelines. Secondary skills: Python programming and Linux system administration (Apache, MySQL).

Student programmer/developer at Oregon State University
OSU Institutional Analytics & Reporting (IAR) team offers a unique opportunity for a student developer to work in a fast-paced environment to assist in further development of GRS which is the legacy OSU grant reporting system accessed by over 2,500 users. IAR is working on the development of new functionality for determining current and future funding status of grants. This is a production application intended for deployment to support Principal Investigators/researchers (PIs) and Co-PIs at OSU in fall 2018. Apply at https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/61098.

Research assistantship position for 2018/2019 M.S. graduates in the area of analog/RF IC design
The expected opening is in the Analog & Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuit (AMSIC) Research Laboratory (http://www.ece.neu.edu/~monabajo), and includes the standard stipend and tuition coverage for the Ph.D. program at Northeastern University. It will be associated with a new sponsored research project involving the design of integrated circuits for wireless brain signal measurements and processing. A start at the beginning of the spring 2019 semester (Jan. 8, 2019) is preferred.

PHP WordPress Junior Web Developer Intern
All Pro Webworks is a Multi-State Web Development and Design company with offices in Salem Oregon and Issaquah Washington. Our clients range from small single employee businesses to multi-corporation conglomerates. We are looking for a PHP WordPress Junior Web Developer Intern or someone who can quickly learn PHP and WordPress. Our main office is in Salem, but we would consider allowing the intern to do remote work.

Analyst Programmer - OSU Office of the Registrar
The Analyst Programmer position will serve as an integral member of the Office of the Registrar’s Functional Support Team. This position will be responsible for the development, implementation, management, enhancement and integration of software applications. Responsibilities will include analyzing, designing, programming, documenting and implementing applications that support and integrate with Ellucian Banner, Ellucian Degree Works, Appworx, Evisions FormFusion, Courseleaf Suite, College Scheduler and other software specific to our industry.

IT Systems Specialist - OSU College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
The Information Technology (IT) Systems Specialist serves as a member of the core team of scientists and students studying the Earth as an integrated system through an interdisciplinary approach and state-of-the-art technology and facilities, field experiments, theoretical investigations, numerical modeling and simulations. The IT Systems Specialist has specialized Information Technology knowledge to make recommendations for the course of action in the College. This position conducts research on new and emerging technologies and their application to Earth System Science. Through management of research and instructional computing for the College, the IT Systems Specialist assists faculty, staff and students in the quest for scientific understanding of the Earth’s systems, environmental challenges, the study coastal zones, and ocean and atmosphere processes and interactions.

Information Technology Consultant - OSU Student Health Services
The Information Technology Consultant (ITC) will support Student Health Services (SHS) by installing, configuring and maintaining desktop computer systems and related software. The position will coordinate user support activities through the diagnosis of software problems and the repair of hardware and will act as a liaison between SHS staff and the EMR software vender. The ITC will keep the Associate Director of Information Services informed of problems encountered and coordinate with the Associate Director of Information Services to provide support services when necessary.

Opportunity with Slalom Consulting
One of our bold moves as a company is to expand our investment in early career talent. Slalom is ready to grow and develop our own consulting talent, and we are looking to connect with great early career talent, from fresh graduates to those with 1-3 years of professional experience. There are many benefits, but the core intent is to drive diversity of experience, build the next generation of experts and leaders, provide new mentorship opportunities for our people, and shape more dynamic team structures. Analysts will attend a Slalom Consulting Boot Camp as part of their onboarding, which is currently designed for 8-days. Following boot camp, we’ll work to get analysts staffed at local clients as quickly as possible to support real-time growth. Analysts will also be enrolled in an ongoing learning roadmap, which will include Slalom core classes, cohort discussion and virtual sessions, and will be complimented by learning opportunities in the local market.

Aerospace Teaching Lab Engineer - University of Colorado Boulder
The Ann and H.J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department is accepting applications for an Aerospace Teaching Lab Engineer. This position will implement strategies designed to support hands-on labs, maintain and development necessary lab equipment, and lab management as part of the Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences curriculum strategy. This position will work with faculty and staff to create, maintain, and improve lab modules for hands-on undergraduate and graduate courses. Software support and lab experiment testing will be a primary function of this position. This position will also be expected to manage student lab assistants, provide instructional and outreach support, and maintain and create necessary documentation of data-acquisition hardware and software.

Electrical Engineer - Zamp Solar
This engineer will split time between working on Zamp Solar projects and providing electrical engineering support to PulseTech, our partner company. An initial responsibility in this role will be helping to retroactively analyze and then improve upon a proprietary PulseTech circuit that is incorporated into all of our products. Designs, tests, and implements electrical systems in a hands on, fast paced work environment.

Security Engineer - Securonix
Securonix is seeking for FULL-TIME security professionals to provide implementation and integration services for Securonix. Strong customer interaction, written & verbal communication and troubleshooting skills. Knowledge of networking topology, TCP/IP protocol, network configuration and components (firewalls, routers, proxies, etc.). Knowledge of MySQL, Tomcat and Linux. Experience with Hadoop Technologies and concepts including SOLR, Kafka, Spark , HBase, HDFS. Knowledge of SIEM, DLP, IAM and leading security products in most enterprise environments. Implement UEBA and SIEM use cases and detect advanced threats with different data sets like Proxy, VPN, Firewall, DLP. Experience in Cyber Security technologies and concepts such as insider threat, malware, lateral movement, beaconing, ransomware, data theft, fraud.

Info Technology Consultant-ClinicalApps & TechSupport - OSU Student Health Services
The Information Technology Consultant (ITC) will support Student Health Services (SHS) by installing, configuring and maintaining desktop computer systems and related software. The position will coordinate user support activities through the diagnosis of software problems and the repair of hardware and will act as a liaison between SHS staff and the EMR software vender. The ITC will keep the Associate Director of Information Services informed of problems encountered and coordinate with the Associate Director of Information Services to provide support services when necessary.

Assistant Director of IT - District Office - West Linn - Wilsonville Public Schools
The Assistant Director of Information Technology (Front-End Engineer) uses current web technologies (HTML5, php, CSS, SQL, javascript, etc) and other coding technologies to create and manipulate systems and interoperability frameworks to best fit the needs of the school district. The Assistant Director also provides leadership to the district Information Technology (IT) staff, helping the CIO to coordinate on-site IT staff and associated communication. The Assistant Director helps in the maintenance and management of the district network systems. He/She will ensure that district websites and web-based tools meet web accessibility guidelines.

Aircraft Integration & Test Technician - Vahana
Project Vahana intends to open up urban airways by developing the first certified electric, self-piloted vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) passenger aircraft. As Aircraft Integration and Test Technician, your role will be to support the integration and test engineering team in testing and integrating avionics, structures, electric motors, batteries, electrical harnesses, actuators and other components for our unmanned aircraft. You have a proven track record of assembling complex electrical and mechanical systems and have an extraordinary ability to maintain a safe and organized workspace while doing so. You are skilled at aircraft wiring lay out, installation and troubleshooting. You understand the importance of quality control while working in a dynamic flight test environment.

Integration Engineer - Vahana
Project Vahana intends to open up urban airways by developing the first certified electric, self-piloted vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) passenger aircraft. As an Integration Engineer your role will be to work on a team to test a full scale electric aircraft. This includes integration and testing of subsystems to take each aircraft from design to reality to flight. At each phase safety, aerospace standards, and quality must always be in mind. You have an understanding of aircraft systems and the hardware that merges them into a cohesive system. You have assembled complex systems and have an extraordinary ability to maintain an organized workspace while doing so. You understand the importance of quality control in an flight test environment. You can think on your feet and, above all, work creatively in a collaborative and fast-paced environment.

New Opportunity for December 2018 CS Grads - Google
Google is actively recruiting students that are graduating in December of 2018 and is seeking applications for mid-year graduates who are interested in working full-time as software engineers after graduation. Apply online at google.com/students.


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