IN THE NEWS

All-female team to lead Association for Computing Machinery
Against a backdrop of an IT industry pushing hard to more fairly represent women in leadership positions, the Association for Computing Machinery has announced that an all-female board has been elected to head up the society. Leading the new team is incoming President Vicki Hanson, a Distinguished Professor of Computing at Rochester Institute of Technology, and Professor and Chair of Inclusive Technologies at University of Dundee. The new Vice President will be Cherri Pancake, Professor Emeritus and Intel Faculty Fellow in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University. Rounding out the board is new Secretary/Treasurer Elizabeth Churchill, Director of User Experience at Google. Network World

Ocean Electricity
Unlike other renewables technologies, the wave energy industry has yet to settle on a singular design of wave energy converter. Even as the industry converges, separate designs that are better suited for specific ocean conditions will continue to develop. The Pacific Marine Energy Center’s South Energy Test Site, located five miles off the coast of Newport, will provide for grid-connected testing and device certification in a highly energetic ocean environment. In addition, The Northwest National Marine center currently supports full-scaled wave energy device testing at its North Energy Test Site which can accommodate up to 100 kilowatts for grid emulation using its Ocean Sentinel buoy. The Energy Times

MotionMusic
Watch a demonstration of MotionMusic system, a senior project designed by Keaton Scheible, Sorawis Nilparuk and Tyler Gilbert and delivered to customer Jed Irvine.

EECS Minute: Applied Robotics 2016
Watch the final competition for the applied robotics class ... it's a fishing expedition! EECS

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

A Portland-incubated company collects $24M, prepares for major expansion
Cloud cost management startup Cloudability snagged $24 million from investors as it addresses the ever-growing amount of data its clients generate. Cloudability, which has grown to 70 people, makes software used by other companies to measure, then manage, their spending on cloud infrastructure. The company has hundreds of clients including Uber, GE and Atlassian. Portland Business Journal

HP targets a new industrial revolution, with the Pacific Northwest as its heart
The Vancouver, Wash., team — estimated at around 500 workers back in 2012— is moving into a pair of new offices on Southeast Tech Center Drive. The company doesn’t release details on site sizes, but the team includes marketing and engineering. These employees are focused on new areas of technology within three fundamental areas: 3D printing, the broad Internet of Things and wearables. Upstart Business Journal

SEMINARS/COLLOQUIA

Optimizing Cloud Resource Allocation and Reconfiguration
Tuesday, June 7, 3:30pm, 220 Deschutes Hall, University of Oregon
Lei Jiao, Nokia Bell Labs, Ireland
NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series.

Zooming in on ADC Efficiency
Monday, June 13, 4:00pm to 4:50pm, KEC 1001
Kofi A.A. Makinwa, Professor, Delft University of Technology

GRADUATE EXAMS

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Anirban Roy
Tuesday, June 7, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 1007
Interpreting Image Information Using Graphical and Deep Models
Major Advisor: Sinisa Todorovic; Committee: Eugene Zhang, Fuxin Li, Xiaoli Fern; GCR: Leonard Coop

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Yang Xu
Tuesday, June 7, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 1005
A Reconfigurable Charge-Domain Switched-gm-C Band-Pass Filter Using Semi-Passive Charge-Sharing Technique
Major Advisor: Un-Ku Moon; Committee: Arun Natarajan, Gabor Temes, Tejasvi Anand; GCR: Michelle Dolgos

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Siladitya Dey
Thursday, June 9, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM, KEC 1007
A Wide-band Continuous-time 1-3 MASH ΔΣ Modulator with VCO Quantizer
Co-Major Advisors: Terri Fiez, Kartikeya Mayaram; Committee: Gabor Temes, Arun Natarajan; GCR: Henri Jansen

PhD Final Oral Examination – Liping Liu
Friday, June 10, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 1005
Machine Learning Methods for Computational Sustainability
Major Advisor: Thomas Dietterich; Committee: Xiaoli Fern; Committee: Raviv Raich, Liang Huang; GCR: Robert Higdon

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Hossein Mirzaie
Friday, June 10, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 1001
Design and Fabrication of a Blocker Tolerant Delta Sigma ADC
Co-Major Advisors: Terri Fiez, Kartikeya Mayaram; Committee: Gabor Temes, Tejasvi Anand; GCR: Sharmodeep Bhattacharyya

MS Final Examination – Steven Hill
Friday, June 10, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, KEC 2057
The Pursuit of Hoppiness: Propelling Hop into the Genomic Era
Co-Major Advisors: David Hendrix, John Henning; Committee: Jennifer Parham-Mocello; GCR: James Hermes

EVENTS

EECS Graduation Celebration
Saturday, June 11, 7:30 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center
Every year, EECS student clubs organize a School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Graduation Celebration. This event is shorter and more personal than the University wide graduation and is tailored to the faculty and students of our department.

Open Source Bridge
June 21–24, Portland, Oregon
Open Source Bridge is an annual conference focused on building open source community and citizenship through four days of technical talks, hacking sessions, and collaboration opportunities. Participants include developers, hardware hackers, community organizers, and people involved in the business of open source.

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
Award for full-time students majoring in math, engineering, science, technology, medicine or natural resources. Must be at least one quarter American-Indian/Alaska Native or have tribal recognition, and be member of AISES. Must have minimum 3.0 GPA. Application deadline: June 15.

NSA Mathematics & Computer Science Student Scholarship
$500 - Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree (AA,AS, BA,BS, MS, PhD) in the fields of computer science, computer engineering, or mathematics. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Application deadline: June 30.

NSA Electrical Engineering Student Scholarship
$500 - Open to currently enrolled students pursuing a degree in the field of electrical engineering. 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.

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

4 Ways to Answer "What's Your Biggest Weakness" That Actually Sound Believable
A job interview is all about presenting your best self—which is why answering “What’s your biggest weakness?” is pretty difficult. There’s no other question that feels like more of a trap. If you’re too honest, you might scare the hiring manager and blow your chances of getting the position. But if you’re not honest enough, you’ll lose credibility. The Muse

Acing the Behavioral Interview
“The most accurate predictor of future performance is past performance in a similar situation.” This statement is the premise behind behavioral interviewing, an interviewing technique created in the 1970s by industrial psychologists. This style of interview is becoming popular with employers, and it can be a challenging experience. Ladders

8 Surprisingly Easy Ways You Can Wow the Person Interviewing You (According to Real, Live Hiring Managers)
Naturally, job candidates talk a lot during an interview. So does the interviewer (though in that case, less should be more). But there are a number of things interviewers wish they could say to job candidates before the interview ever takes place. The Muse

JOBS

Electrical Design CAD Drafter
I am looking for someone this summer for about a 2 month period that can do electrical design work in AutoCAD LT or Draft sight. This job will be responsible for drafting and designing electrical loop diagrams and schematics. This could be a great opportunity for one of your students to work side by side with a Systems Integrator in Bend, Oregon.

LifeMap Migration Internship - Cambia
As a LifeMap Migration Intern, you will: Participate in a team environment to migrate data from one system to another. Accurately inputs information into the system while maintaining productivity, accuracy and dependability requirements as established by department. Organize, keep current and readily accessible, all references, documents, policies and procedures. Look for ways to improve efficiencies. Track and report time spent on tasks as required.

Analyst Programmer - OSU Academic Technologies
The main responsibility of this Analyst Programmer level two position is to build and support web publishing and content management systems for the OSU campus community. Central Web Services utilizes both Drupal and Wordpress to enable our customers to deliver content. This position will primarily be responsible for development of, and support for, a customized Drupal distribution for the OSU Drupal community.

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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