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IN THE NEWS

Puppet buys prominent Portland startup Reflect
Puppet, one of Portland's biggest tech companies, is buying one of the city's smallest. Puppet is acquiring Reflect [co-founded by alumnus Brad Heller (BS CS '09)], a startup whose technology converts business data into intuitive charts and graphs. Puppet, whose technology automates management of large computing system, said the deal will help its clients make better use of their online tools. The Oregonian

2018 HC Thesis Fair
Kevin Bishop, an Honors College student majoring in electrical and computer engineering, won the Lightning Talk competition in the Engineering category at the 2018 HC thesis fair for his project, “A CMOS-Based Microfluidic Cell Counter,” mentored by Dr. Matthew Johnston. Honors Link

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Small Business Innovation 2018: A closer look at the Startup of the Year (Video)
Attendees at the May 31 Small Business Innovation Awards were rapt as they learned how Agility Robotics has created an entity that's both cool and very functional. It could eventually be deployed for rescues during fires, or, for those stuck under rubble, after earthquakes. The Albany, Ore.-based company's Cassie is a two-legged robot that's being sold to universities and industrial clients to be used to further the research of legged locomotion. Portland Business Journal

Daimler to open autonomous driving R&D center in Portland
The facility will be located at the company's Swan Island headquarters. It will develop automated driving technology as well as seek to uncover customer benefits and explore the societal impacts of self-driving vehicles. The center will also work on software, sensors, machine learning and simulation. Portland Business Journal

EBay Portland's new general manager renews vows to boost local profile, plans to hire dozens
Gail Frederick, vice president of developer ecosystem for eBay Inc., was promoted this month to general manager of the online retailer’s Portland office. The downtown location has about 200 employees. The local office concentrates on the company’s mobile technology and the eBay app, which has 390 million users. Frederick noted that the company is building out part of its office to accommodate another 65 people. “Portland is a great place to find tech talent, especially in mobile and emerging technology like spatial computing and AR and VR and back-end engineering,” she said. Portland Business Journal

OPPORTUNITIES

The Last Slice Game
Do you have what it takes to deliver the famous Bitcoin pizza in this retro arcade-style game? The Last Slice will put your skills to the test as you play through 3 levels of pizza-delivering mayhem. The goal is simple. Deliver the Bitcoin pizza and collect your tip, now worth $10,000.
http://lastslicegame.com/
https://twitter.com/windowsdev/status/999393037334728704
https://github.com/TheLastSliceGame/TheLastSliceGame

NCSA GPU Hackathon Call for Team Applications
General-purpose Graphics Processing Units (GPGPUs) potentially offer exceptionally high memory bandwidth and performance for a wide range of applications. A challenge in utilizing such accelerators has been learning how to program them. These hackathons are intended to help overcome this challenge for new GPU programmers and also to help existing GPU programmers to further optimize their applications - a great opportunity for graduate students and postdocs. Any and all GPU programming paradigms are welcome. We are looking for teams of 3-8 developers, ideally graduate students and/or postdocs, with a scalable application to port to (or optimize on) the GPU accelerators available at the University of Illinois, including the Blue Waters system at NCSA and systems supported by the IBM-Illinois Center for Cognitive Computing Systems Research. Collectively, the team should know the application intimately. Application Deadline: June 18, 2018.

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.

Help Wanted: AnitaB.org Student Board Member
Do you know or are you a student who is interested in promoting our mission and supporting women technologists? Submit a Student Nomination for the AnitaB.org Board of Trustees! Two student members serve on our Board to help us cultivate the next generation of nonprofit board leaders while also helping us connect, inspire, and guide women in technology. Learn more about how you can nominate a student (or yourself) for this position. Nominations for 2018 are open until June 15, 2018.

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

AfterCollege Engineering & Technology Student Scholarship
$500 - Open to currently enrolled students pursuing a degree in a field of engineering, technology and/or mathematics. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Application deadline: June 30.

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. Application deadline: June 30.

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. Application deadline: June 30.

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Geometric Representations of Graphs: Representation Extension versus Simultaneous Representations
Presented by Jan Kratochvil, Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics, Charles University, Czech Republic
Tuesday, June 12 | 3:30 p.m. | 220 Deschutes Hall, University of Oregon
NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series.

GRADUATE EXAMS

MS Final Examination – ShiWen Li
Tuesday, June 12 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM | KEC 1007
Investigation of Infrared Absorption of Carbon Dioxide in Metal–Organic Framework Material
Major Advisor: Alan Wang; Committee: Matthew Johnston, Chih-hung Chang; GCR: Jennifer Parham-Mocello

MS Final Examination – Sara Alhamar
Tuesday, June 12 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | KEC 1007
The Impact of Network Topology on Software-Defined Network performance
Major Advisor: Bechir Hamdaoui; Committee: Anita Sarma, Attila Yavuz; GCR: Maggie Niess

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Sruti Srinivasa Ragavan
Wednesday, June 13 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | KEC 1007
Variations foraging
Major Advisor: Margaret Burnett; Committee: Anita Sarma, Cindy Grimm, Eric Walkingshaw; GCR: David Kling

MS Final Examination – Ziad Eldebri
Thursday, June 14 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | KEC 3057
Domain Specific Architecture (DSA) for Cryptography: Implementation, Verification, and Benchmarking
Major Advisor: Don Heer; Committee: Dave Allstot, Matt Shuman

MS Final Examination – Yifan Shen
Thursday, June 14 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | KEC 3114
Using Glyph Designs to visualize displacement vectors calculated in Finite Element Simulations
Major Advisor: Yue Zhang; Committee: Eugene Zhang, Tejasvi Anand

PhD Final Examination – Karl Smeltzer
Friday, June 15 | 10:00am - 12:00pm | KEC 1007
Design and applications of variational representations
Major Advisor: Martin Erwig; Committee: Eric Walkingshaw, Eugene Zhang, Committee: Margaret Burnett; GCR: Yelda Turkan

MS Final Examination – Danielle Brown
Monday, June 18 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | KEC 1007
Sliding Mode Control of Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Converters
Major Advisor: Mario Magaña; Committee: Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez, Raviv Raich; GCR: Zhenxing Feng

EVENTS

EECS Graduation Celebration
Friday, June 15 | Ceremony starts at 3:30 p.m. | Gill Coliseum
This event is just for Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering graduates. Students who have graduated or will be graduating in Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018, Summer 2018, or Fall 2018 are welcome to participate. Students can choose to participate in the June 16 university-wide commencement, the EECS Graduation Celebration, or both. Diplomas are only awarded at university commencement. his is a cap and gown ceremony. Graduation caps and gowns can be purchased from the Beaver Store, or borrow one from a friend. Be sure to order an orange tassel. Graduate students must also purchase a hood.

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

My Advice to Recent College Graduates: Plan, Negotiate and Network
With commencement season in full swing, I wanted to share some of what I have learned and what resonates most with students. LinkedIn

The Handy Checklist That Guarantees You'll Start Your New Job on the Right Note
Starting a new job is exhilarating. And the opportunities are endless—a new chance to make an awesome first impression, new responsibilities to help you grow, new professional connections who could turn into friends, even a new (and clean) desk. But before you head to bed thinking all the fantasies, there are a few things you should do the night before your first day—that is, if you want to seriously impress and earn the respect of your new boss. The Muse

What a recruiter actually cares about seeing on you resume
There are a few key strategies that can make your resume more effectively do what you intend it to: Catch someone’s eye, clearly communicate your qualifications, and help move you on to the next stage of the hiring process. You’re selling yourself and the value you can bring to an organization. Ladders

JOBS

Student Programmer/Developer - OSU Institutional Analytics & Reporting
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. This is a full- time position during summer 2018 working in the department of Institutional Analytics and Reporting.

Info Tech Assistant - Intercollegiate Athletics
Provides technical support to Athletics faculty and staff. Responsible for the installation, maintenance, and support of computer hardware and software. This position provides on-site support for customers but may also include answering phone calls, emails, and handling walk-ins.

COE Tutor
College of Engineering Academic Tutors provide one-on-one support in specific subject areas, assist students in developing study strategies for particular courses, facilitate study group sessions, and provide test review sessions. Training and orientation are required to prepare students for this peer support position.

Student Analyst, CASS Software Development Group
You will be working in a development environment. Each day, students receive their assignments from the full-time development staff. These assignments are relative to the projects currently being done by the CASS. Students are expected to keep up with these assignments and to be able to finish them in a reasonable amount of time. They should be able to work in a team environment comprised of students and staff members.

Student Developer, CASS-Software Development Group
This position is responsible for reporting to work at scheduled time and reporting to their scheduled CASS manager. You will be working in a development environment. Each day, students receive their assignments from the full-time development staff mentor.

Developer Intern - Pacific Source
Work on targeted development projects as part of a team working to build, test, and deploy data solutions. The particular work involved in this assignment includes refactoring of TSQL stored procedures into C# equivalent classes which rely upon a shared data access layer. Work will be performed in close collaboration with existing developer staff. The desired output is production-ready code. The team works using a basic Agile development approach built around two week sprints and thrice weekly standups.

Internships at HP Corvallis
HP Corvallis is seeking Software interns for Summer or Fall ’18. These can be full time or flexible, part time positions so students can get work experience while continuing classwork. Interested applicants need to have a graduation date of Dec ’18 or later, and have working knowledge of C++, Java, C and Groovy development, test and release environments and languages. Please send resume to barbara.mcmanus@hp.com if interested.

Job opportunity: Technical Services Engineer at Biotronik
*Employer is accepting OPT/CPT*
The Technical Services Engineer will be part of a multidisciplinary team responsible for primarily providing field personnel, customers, and patients timely and accurate information regarding the specifications and functions of BIOTRONIK’s portfolio of products. This position requires the combined skillsets of a Pacemaker device technician, technical writer, and Customer Service agent.
While a background in the medical field, sciences, or engineering is necessary for this role, we will provide extensive and in-depth industry-specific training to ensure a high level of product understanding and proficiency in cardiac rhythm management. Note that this position is a customer-facing, sales-support position and excellent customer service skills are required to succeed.
Apply in Handshake: https://oregonstate.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1589801/share_preview

Analyst Programmer - OSU Enrollment Management Information Technology
The Analyst Programmer 1 (AP1) is responsible for assisting with performing system upgrades, testing, and maintenance, developing reports, overseeing security maintenance, creating technical documentation, and providing technical support to the departments serviced by Enrollment Management IT. This position is responsible for systems support on the Ellucian Banner modules utilized by each of the departments serviced by Enrollment Management (EM), in addition to providing support for other business-critical technical systems.

Transmission Engineer - Portland General Electric
Portland General Electric is seeking a Transmission Engineer. The team consists of Civil Engineers, Mechanical Engineers and Electrical Engineers - however, 90% of what they do is more related to civil engineering concepts (steel design, foundation design, geotechnical analysis, etc.). For this position, they require a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Civil Engineer preferred, but not required, from ABET accredited engineering program. For more information, and to apply, search “Transmission Engineer” on PGE’s job page at: https://pgn.igreentree.com/CSS_External/CSSPage_Welcome.ASP?T=20180604093222&

Electrical / Chemical Engineer - UMPQUA Research Company
The journey to Mars needs new ideas and thought processes. We are looking for an eager individual who wants to be in a position to put forth their ideas and then make them happen. At our facilities in Myrtle Creek we have machining capabilities, CAD personnel, and a full-scale water analysis laboratory for use in system development and testing. Our staff includes chemists and Chemical Engineers, along with drafting personnel. We need an Electronic Engineer to replace a long-term member of our team. Knowledge in chemistry / Chemical Engineering is a plus. This is a permanent position with long term opportunities to participate in the challenge of reaching Mars.

Computer Science and Engineering Instructor pool - OSU-Cascades
OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon invites applications for one or more fixed-term, non-tenure-track full/part-time Instructor positions to teach on a term by term basis for the 2018-2019 academic year. The intention of this pool is to collect applications for current or future opportunities and does not necessarily imply a position is available at this time. Some of these appointments may be reviewed for renewal or transition to an instructional position on an annual basis at the discretion of the Dean. Instructors may be needed to teach on campus undergraduate courses in the following areas: Computer Science and Engineering.

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