ANNOUNCEMENTS

Submit photos for the EECS graduation slide show
Graduating students: While your family and friends are patiently waiting for the EECS graduation celebration to begin at the LaSells Stewart Center, there's a slide show of photos that recaps your time here at Oregon State. Your club, research, studying, and casual group photos are all wanted for the slide show. Keep all photos appropriate for viewing, but submit as many as you have!

IN THE NEWS

OSU robotics club heads to Utah for Mars rover challenge
The premise of the competition, in Hanskville, Utah, is that humans are living on a Mars colony and send out rovers to do tasks so humans don’t have to be placed at risk. Corvallis Gazette-Times

Research aims to make artificial intelligence explain itself
Eight computer science professors in Oregon State University's College of Engineering have received a $6.5 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to make artificial-intelligence-based systems like autonomous vehicles and robots more trustworthy. EurekAlert!, OSU press releaseRobotics Tomorrow

OSU EECS Minute - Phylicia Cicilio, Microgrid Modeling
Graduate student Phylicia Cicilio describes her work on microgrid modeling. EECS (video)

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Internship and Co-op Hiring Make Gains in 2017
Employers are projecting to hire 3.4 percent more interns and 6.3 percent more co-ops in 2017 than they did in 2016, marking the first year since 2013 that employers have reported positive hiring projections for interns, co-ops, and full-time, entry-level hires, according to NACE’s 2017 Internship & Co-op Survey. National Association of Colleges and Employers

OPPORTUNITIES

Code Jam Kickstart
These single, online rounds of algorithmic puzzles are designed by Google engineers specifically for students. Kickstart is a great opportunity for students to develop their coding skills, get acquainted with the Code Jam competition arena, and potentially get noticed by Google recruiters, too. (Top participants may be contacted by a Google recruiter.)

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.

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. Must be a U.S. Citizen. 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

The emergence of virtual globe and their role in spatial data infrastructures
Monday, June 5 | 4:00pm to 5:00pm | LPSC 125
Raffaele De Amicis, Assoc. Prof., School of EECS, Oregon State University

GRADUATE EXAMS

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Hung Le
Tuesday, June 6 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM | KEC 1007
Structural Results and Approximation Algorithms in Minor-free Graphs
Major Advisor: Glencora Borradaile; Committee: Amir Nayyeri, Christian Wulff-Nilsen; Mike Rosulek; Eugene Zhang; GCR: Clayton Petsche

MS Final Examination – Dilruba Showkat
Tuesday, June 6 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | KEC 1007
HRI gender differences: information need, information processing style, self-efficacy, and tinkering
Major Advisor: Cindy Grimm; Committee: Margaret Burnett, Anita Sarma; GCR: Bo Zhao

MS Final Examination – Kelly Tray
Tuesday, June 6 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | KEC 1005
Dynamic Composite Load Signature Detection and Classification using Supervised Learning over Disturbance Data
Major Advisor: Ted Brekken; Committee: Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez, Julia Zhang; GCR: Yun-Shik Lee

MS Final Examination – Morgan Shirley
Wednesday, June 7 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM | KEC 1005
On the Structure of Unconditional UC Hybrid Protocols
Major Advisor: Mike Rosulek; Committee: Glencora Borradaile, Amir Nayyeri; GCR: Cleyton Petsche

MS Final Examination – Basim Iskandarani
Wednesday, June 7 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | KEC 2114
Ohm’s Law Game
Major Advisor: Mike Bailey; Committee: Yue Zhang, Eugene Zhang

MS Final Examination – Rui Liu
Wednesday, June 7 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM | KEC 1005
High Torque Density Cycloid Electric Machines for Robotic Applications
Major Advisor: Julia Zhang; Committee: Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez, Ted Brekken; GCR: Henri Jansen

MS Final Examination – Colby Whitaker
Wednesday, June 7 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | KEC 1007
High Frequency Hysteresis Characterization of Magnetic Nanoparticles
Major Advisor: Pallavi Dhagat; Committee: Matthew Johnston, Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez

PhD Final Examination – Xinyuan Chong
Friday, June 9 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM | KEC 1005
Surface-Enhanced Infrared Absorption Gas Sensing Incorporating Advanced Plasmonic Nanostructures and Nano-Composite Materials
Major Advisor: Alan Wang; Committee: Larry Cheng, Matthew Johnston, Chih-Hung Chang; GCR: William Warnes

PhD Final Examination – Rahul Gopinath
Friday, June 9 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | KEC 1007
On the Limits of Mutation Analysis
Major Advisor: Carlos Jensen; Committee: Alex Groce, Tim Budd, Anita Sarma, Eric Walkingshaw; GCR: Joseph Louis

PhD Final Examination – Seyed Soroush Ghorashi
Friday, June 9 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM | KEC 1114
Evaluating the impact of live programming on collaborative software development
Major Advisor: Carlos Jensen; Committee: Cindy Grimm, Ron Metoyer, Alex Groce; GCR: A. Morrie Craig

PhD Final Examination – Abhishek Agrawal
Monday, June 12 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM | KEC 1005
Scalable array transceivers with wide frequency tuning range for next generation radios
Major Advisor: Andreas Weisshaar; Committee: Arun Natarajan, Un-Ku Moon, Karti Mayaram; GCR: Zhenxing Feng

PhD Final Examination – Anirban Roy
Monday, June 12 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | KEC 1007
Semantic Image Segmentation Using Domain Constraints
Major Advisor: Sinisa Todorovic; Committee: Xiaoli Fern, Eugene Zhang, Fuxian Li; GCR: Leonard Coop

EVENTS

ROB 421/521 Applied Robotics Competition
Thursday, June 1 & Thursday, June 8 | KEC atrium
Approximately 30-40 students will set up robots and play Jenga against one another.

EECS Graduation Celebration
Friday, June 16 | 3:30 p.m. | LaSells Stewart Center | Free
This is a cap and gown ceremony and is just for Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering graduates. You can choose to participate in the university-wide commencement, the EECS graduation celebration, or both! Students who have graduated or will be graduating in Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017, Summer 2017, or Fall 2017 are welcome to participate. Registration is required by May 31.

Rockwell Automation on the Move
June 28-29 | Red Lion Hotel Jantzen Beach, Portland
Rockwell Automation on the Move is coming to Portland, Oregon. Come learn how smart, safe, and sustainable solutions can turn your marketplace challenges into advantages.

  • Network with peers and subject matter experts
  • Learn from technical sessions, hands-on labs and workshops
  • Explore the latest technology from Rockwell Automation and our PartnerNetworkTM Members

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

7 Things You Should Start Doing Today to Be Successful Tomorrow
We know if we want to achieve something, we have to do something. But maybe the actions you take aren’t getting you the results you want. So, here are seven things you should start doing for yourself today, because they’ll give you the success you want tomorrow. The Muse

Surprise, LinkedIn Endorsements Do Matter! Here's What You Need to Know
LinkedIn has implemented machine-learning algorithms to make visible the endorsements that are most applicable to the person viewing your profile. People visiting your profile will see endorsements made by mutual connections, colleagues, and people who are knowledgeable about the skill. The Muse

What to do when a co-worker takes credit for your work
Getting recognition for your accomplishments is essential to accelerating your career trajectory and increasing your salary. But coming across like a whiner when someone throws you under the bus isn’t great for your career, either. It’s one of those tricky office-politics situations that must be handled delicately. Monster

JOBS

Collaboratory Developer - OSU School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
This position performs a wide variety of work that supports the quality of education in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the university. Collaboratory Developers work to create new and targeted solutions for education, industry, and research. These positions can include multiple aspects including: electronic design, coding, mechanical design, web coding, hardware fabrication, store clerk sales, and tutorial development.

Student Developer - CASS-SDG
You will be working in a development environment. Each day, developers receive their assignments from the full-time development staff mentor. 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. Required: basic computer experience; development experience in one or more of the following languages: C#, C++, SQL, HTML, XML, or JAVA; at least 9 months of schooling left.

Student Analyst - CASS-SDG
You will be working in a development environment. Each day, analysts 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. Required: basic computer experience; experience or understanding of basic project management and testing methodologies; has worked on or understands building software system requirements; at least 9 months of schooling left.

Enterprise Website Migration Internship - Cambia
Enterprise website migration intern will help us prepare for the coming migration of our health insurance websites to a new technology platform. This opportunity allows a student to apply theory and coursework on best practices to frame an experience for millions of shoppers, employers, members and health care providers. This position will lead the creation of a guiding document that outlines the transition plan and can be broken down from feature to task for implementation and the development of assets to aid design, development, QA and UAT teams during implementation.

Test Technician - PMIC
An established materials testing laboratory is seeking a skilled technician to assist in testing advanced materials used in the aerospace industry and in other applications. The candidate should have a basic understanding of the physics of materials and have experience using laboratory test equipment. The candidate will operate in a laboratory environment to prepare specimens, perform testing, and process test data. The candidate must have good technical skills, be able to keep good records, pay attention to detail, be able to thoroughly follow instructions, and have mechanical assembly aptitude. The candidate must be able to read and interpret mechanical drawings and work instructions.

EE Opening in Intel lab
Responsible for physical failure analysis of packaged/ un-packaged semiconductor product or test chip material employing results to establish root cause. Assists engineering in assessment of process health and defect identification. Owns TEM prep and/or hands-on physical analysis, including sample preparation for probing or TEM imaging. Assignments are semi-routine in nature but require a wide array of laboratory techniques and skills. Judgment required to resolve nonstandard problems. Normally receives general instructions on work from engineers.

Software Quality Associate - Cambia
General Functions and Outcomes: Work with teammates to prevent and detect defects throughout the product lifecycle. Evaluate the appropriateness of software solutions for customers and the enterprise, and enable delivery team productivity. Participate on project scrum team. Manage personal work backlog using agile practices. Apply industry-standard methods to develop, automate and execute unit, component and system-level tests. Review specifications, software designs, code and tests. Report test results, submit defects and verify defect fixes. Write test plans and build test cases with direct involvement from business customers.

Partial list of jobs posted in the past week through LinkedIn (these are just a few of the hundreds of jobs listed). Sample jobs:

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