IN THE NEWS

Cybersecurity Camp for Local High School Students Receives Widespread Community Support
PDX Cyber Camp 2017 is a week-long summer cybersecurity camp designed to give students hands-on, introductory experience in one of today’s hottest fields. Expert speakers at this year’s camp include Rakesh Bobba, assistant professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Oregon State University. PRWeb

Senior design team wins national award
Three Oregon State University students working with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory received the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) Startup Allocation based on their senior design capstone project. Taylor Alexander Brown (computer science), Heidi Ann Clayton (computer science), and Xiaomei Wang (finance), also won the CH2M Multidisciplinary Collaboration Award at the 2017 Undergraduate Engineering Expo at Oregon State for their project called Coal and Open-pit surface mining impacts on American Lands (COAL). EECS

Happy birthday to us! Celebrating CoreOS at four years
Alex Polvi (CS '07) and Brandon Philips (CS '07) co-founded CoreOS with the fundamental idea of securing the backend of the internet via automated operations. Since its inception, CoreOS has created and maintained major projects in the open source community, starting with Container Linux and etcd - projects that were necessary for the world of containers to become an easy-to-use, practical reality. Also, if you are interested in helping CoreOS further our vision of secure, reliable, container-based infrastructure, CoreOS is hiring. In fact we have 30 job openings as of today! CoreOS

OSU EECS Minute - 2017 Graduates
Congratulations to the 2017 graduates of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University! This year's class of approximately 800 undergraduate and graduate students was largest in the history of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. EECS (video)

2017 Graduate: McKay Lindsay
McKay Lindsay (BS ECS 16, MS ECE '17) talks about his experience as a student at Oregon State. EECS (video)

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Where the Jobs Are: 2017
The key word used in describing electrical engineering job trends this year is “high,” according to Angela Keller, vice president of recruiting at the U.S. recruiting firm Randstad Engineering: “High growth, high salaries, high demand, high competition among hiring companies.” Particularly hot areas for American engineers include embedded systems engineering, control engineering, robotics, and design validation, Keller says. IEEE Spectrum

Vevo, music video titan, grows Portland engineering outpost
Portland software engineers are doing great things almost no one understands. IT automation? Online video encoding? Cloud optimization? E-discovery? Portland tech has you covered. Alongside those esoteric niches, though, a number of Portland software developers are working on something a little more straightforward: music videos. The Oregonian

As other tech hubs grow, will Portland fall behind?
Among regional technology centers, the rich are getting richer. So says Jed Kolko, chief economist at the Indeed Hiring Lab, who wrote this week that many of the nation's tech jobs are concentrated in just eight metro areas. Though the aggregate numbers and recent news are not encouraging, there are hopeful signs. The Oregonian

Samsung ends Intel’s 2-decade-plus reign in microchips
Mobile devices and data are the keys to understanding Samsung’s ascent as the new industry leader, even as its de facto chief is jailed, battling corruption charges, and it recovers from the fiasco last year over the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. Manufacturers are packing more and more memory storage capacity into ever smaller mobile gadgets, as increased use of mobile applications, connected devices and cloud computing services drive up demand and consequently prices for memory chips, an area dominated by Samsung. Washington Post

OPPORTUNITIES

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.

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Time-based signal representation and its applications to data conversion, filtering, and control
Pavan Hanumolu, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Wednesday, August 2 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | KEC 1005

GRADUATE EXAMS

MS Final Examination – Satpreet Singh
Tuesday, August 1 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | KEC 1007
Visualization and Analysis of Sensor Data for detecting Microclimate Cold Air Pools
Major Advisor: Weng-Keen Wong; Committee: Raviv Raich, Stephen Ramsey, Rebecca Hutchinson; GCR: Matthew Campbell

PhD Final Examination – Sherif Abdelwahab
Friday, August 4 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | KEC 1007
Architectures and Algorithms for Dynamic Overlay Networks
Major Advisor: Bechir Hamdaoui; Committee: Ben Lee, Amir Nayyeri, Attila Yavuz, Belinda Batten; GCR: Maggie Niess

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?

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

10 Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile in Under 5 Minutes
While LinkedIn can be an effective networking tool, it’s no easy task to distinguish yourself from the half a billion other users who are also trying to stand out. But just a few small improvements can have a big impact. The Muse

The Most Underrated Leadership Quality
Communicate clearly. Be a mentor. Lead by example. Learn from previous mistakes, Celebrate your team’s achievements. These are all frequently shared leadership tips. And while they’re all things leaders need to do to be successful, I believe there’s one overlooked, underrated quality – emotional intelligence. Andrew Bolwell

Good to Know: Work-Life Balance "Tests" Are a Thing Now in Interviews
Barstool Sports CEO Erika Nardini admitted in a recent New York Times interview that she reaches out to candidates on Sundays, “...to see how fast [they’ll] respond.” That same week Business Insider reported that Vena Solutions CEO Don Mal asks candidates if they’d “...leave [their] family at Disneyland to do something that was really important for the company?” The Muse

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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