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EECS Weekly News: May 10 2016

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Vote for the EECS Grad TA of the Year
The purpose of the Robert Short Teaching Assistant of the Year Award is to promote excellence among the teaching assistants in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Eta Kappa Nu administers a poll for students to vote for the TA that they feel is the most deserving to win. The award will be presented at the June 2016 graduation ceremony. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_6eZ5Y0d7ii44n7Vc_0JrWWzpYAzXAQ4X5XyGtOJSRc

Phishing attack
OSU’s information security office has received a number of reports of a targeted phishing email attack requesting users respond to an “Urgent OSU Online Services Re-Validation” by logging on to a web page. The link provided in the email is a very well-done replica of a legitimate OSU “InfOSU” web page. If you received that email, please do not follow the instructions in it. If you accessed that site and entered any login credentials, please contact your IT support team for advice.

Register for the EECS Graduation Celebration
GRADUATING?
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. Be a part of the celebration!
REGISTRATION
Graduating EECS students from Oregon State wanting to participate in the School of EECS Graduation Celebration MUST register before MAY 31.

IN THE NEWS

Tom Dietterich Interview: AI technologies may be essential to the survival of humanity
Interview questions include IoT and Artificial Intelligence markets are both skyrocketing. What is the connection between these technologies and do they reinforce each other? Let’s talk about the limits of artificial intelligence. Or, to put it differently, why do we see a kind of dullness alongside super-human performance when it comes to understanding emotions? In 2015 Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and others have warned that AI can potentially be more dangerous than nuclear weapons. How would you assess the risks of AI? Internet of Things Executive Handbook

After year of work, OSU electric car team places second in inaugural EcoMarathon
Last summer, a team of dedicated Oregon State University engineering students began work on a brand-new electric racing car named the Beaver Bolt. They worked through the school year to complete the vehicle, which debuted in its first big race April 23-24. The team placed second in the Shell EcoMarathon in Detroit, Michigan, competing against 13 other teams. The Beaver Bolt traveled with an efficiency of 8600 mpg equivalency (414 km/kWH). During the event, team members also gave back to fellow competitors. Senior electrical engineer Brian Bove used his down time during the marathon to assist other competitors with electrical issues, without which help they may have missed the chance to race. Life@OSU

Pride in our communities
Oregon State’s Pride Week [was] May 2-7, and Pride Center peer facilitator Shannon Sandy encourages the entire campus community to come out, participate in fun events and learn. “The events at Pride Week encourage communication and education. Students and faculty can share their experiences and some of the issues they’ve faced,” says Sandy, a sophomore majoring in computer science. OSU Stories

Impacting industry
When Iftekhar Ahmed learned about the field of computer science from his elder brother, he knew he didn’t want to do anything else. After receiving his undergraduate degree in computer science and engineering from Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh, he realized his dream was to pursue a career in research. To fulfill that dream, he made his way Oregon State University to work with Professor Carlos Jensen. EECS Ingenuity

Y Combinator alumnus CoreOS raises $28M for expansion
CEO Alex Polvi (BS CS '07) co-founded the San Francisco-based startup in 2013. The company’s tech allows development teams to focus on building applications in so-called containers without regard for the underlying IT infrastructure. The company’s goal is to bring “Google’s infrastructure to everyone else,” or what the company calls “GIFEE.” Silicon Valley Business Journal

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Jive Software will lay off 100 in realignment plan
Overall, Jive said it intends to reduce its work force by about 14 percent this spring. But the Silicon Valley company indicated the cuts will fall less heavily on its downtown Portland office, which is no longer Jive's headquarters but remains its largest site. The Oregonian

OPPORTUNITIES

Order of the Engineer Ceremony
Friday, June 10, 1:00 p.m., LInC 100 (tentative, subject to change)
The Order of the Engineer is a group of engineers in the United States who have declared their responsibility to the public and to the profession. If you are an engineering senior or grad student you are eligible to attend a public ceremony declaring the your "Obligation as an Engineer" and receiving a ring that will be worn to remind you of your commitment to the profession. Ring fittings will be held on Wednesday, May 11th, 11 AM – 12:30 PM and Thursday, May 12th, 11 AM – 12:30 PM in the Owen Hall Atrium.

Volunteer at the Undergraduate Engineering Expo
The 2016 Undergraduate Engineering Expo is just around the corner! We’re still looking for students who are willing to volunteer for set up on May 19th and for the event on May 20th. Everyone who volunteers for 2 or more hours will receive a free t-shirt! Sign up today at the OSU Engineering Volunteer site: http://engineering.oregonstate.edu/volunteer

Writing Center--Online Writing Lab Opportunities
Writing is an important part of all academic programs, and everyone needs feedback on their writing. However, circumstances may make it impossible for students to visit the brick-and-mortar Writing Center. We therefore offer free, online consultations through our Online Writing Lab (OWL). Our trained peer tutors are ready and eager to assist students with any writing assignment from any subject, at any stage of the writing process. The Online Writing Lab is available to both undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines. Through electronic, individualized feedback, we want to engage in an active dialogue to help students express their ideas clearly and purposefully. We also strive to provide writers with convenient, practical feedback, as well as strategies for drafting, composing, and revising.

Academic Coaching - Available now!
Academic coaching is a free resource on campus designed to help you achieve your goals. Academic coaches can help you identify and implement personal solutions to challenging issues or areas of performance. The goal of coaching is to help you reach your full potential and achieve optimal performance. Coaching is for students of all GPAs, majors, and interests. Schedule an appointment today!

SEMINARS/COLLOQUIA

2016 Distinguished Professor Lecture: "Womenomics" and Gender-Inclusive Software: What Software Practitioners Need to Know
Tuesday, May 24, 2:00 PM, Memorial Union Horizon Room
Margaret Burnett, Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

GRADUATE EXAMS

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Zhenqiang Su
Performance Improvement in Indoor Localization Systems
Friday, May 13, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, KEC 4107
Major Advisor: Huaping Liu; Committee: Alan Wang, Jinsub Kim, Glencora Borradaile; GCR: Leonard Coop

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Praveen Kumar Venkatachala
Voltage Domain Timing Skew Correction Technique for High Resolution Time-Interleaved ADCs
Friday, May 13, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 1005
Major Advisor: Un-Ku Moon; Committee: Raviv Raich, Arun Natarajan, Gabor Temes; GCR: William H Warnes

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Tao He
Dynamic Error Calibration in DACs for Continuous-Time Delta-Sigma Modulator
Monday, May 16, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, KEC 4107
Major Advisor: Gabor Temes; Committee: Un-Ku Moon, Arun Natarajan, Thinh Nguyen; GCR: Maggie Niess

PhD Final Oral Examination – Younghoon Whang
Tuesday, May 17, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, KEC 1007
Transmission and Combining for Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request in Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Systems
Major Advisor: Huaping Liu; Committee: Ben Lee, Thinh Nguyen, Jinsub Kim; GCR: Leonard Coop

EVENTS

Story of a mathematician, world champ drag racer and National Medal of Science winner
Wednesday, May 11, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Snell International Forum
The College of Science invites you to a lively presentation by renowned mathematician Richard Tapia, “Using Mathematics to Enhance My Personal Life." Dr. Tapia is a University Professor in Rice University’s Computational and Applied Mathematics Department and is internationally recognized for his research in these fields. He also held the world record for drag racing in the late 1960s.

Robotics Seminar Series
Friday, May 13, 10-11 am, Rogers Hall 226
This week Dr. Holly Yanco will be presenting a talk entitled "Human-in-the-Loop Coordination with Robot Systems." The talk will discuss best practices for controlling both individual robots and groups in a variety of applications. Coffee and pastries served.

Spring 2016 Optics Workshop
Saturday May 14, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, KEC 1003
Sessions include "Fast and Furious: Extreme Electron Dynamics in Condensed Matter," "Papers Overviewing Optical Activities at Oregon State University," "Photophysics of organic semiconductors on the single molecule level," "High Speed Sensors to Monitor Energetic Materials" and more.

Boeing Resume Workshop
Tuesday May 17, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Austin Hall 126 (Roberts Family Event Room)
As part of our team at Boeing, your work will make a difference from day one. Join us and help shape the future of aerospace — and your career. Get advice on creating a notable resume. All majors/class years welcomed!

Boeing Business Intern Program Information Session
Tuesday May 17, 5:00 - 6:30 pm, Kelly Engineering Center 1001
Join Boeing and be part of a diverse team that does amazing things. At Boeing, our employees share a relentless passion to always set new and higher standards in everything we do. Join us to learn more about how you can play a role in shaping the future of aerospace.

Designing the Future
Ken Black, Vice President, Digital Design Future, Nike
Thursday, May 19, 6 p.m., Stirek Auditorium, Austin Hall
As a designer in a corporate world, Ken Black has learned that looking at everything as a design challenge can have its advantages. Black’s approach is based on his belief that we are all designers and leveraging our collective diversity of expertise and thinking leads to amazing innovations and business solutions. Throughout a diverse career he has had the
opportunity to apply this approach as a designer, a general manager and an entrepreneur.

2016 Distinguished Professor Lecture: "Womenomics" and Gender-Inclusive Software: What Software Practitioners Need to Know
Tuesday, May 24, 2:00 PM, Memorial Union Horizon Room
Margaret Burnett, Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

Brown and Caldwell Electrical / I&C Scholarship
At Brown and Caldwell, we are committed to advancing the growth of high-value engineering services within the environmental industry. We offer a $5,000 Electrical Engineering / Instrumentation & Controls Scholarship to support students who are pursuing a career in this field. Deadline: May 13.

Oregon NASA Space Grant Scholarships and Fellowships
The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) is pleased to offer scholarships and fellowships for community college and undergraduate students in the STEM fields and graduate students enrolled in an MAT program in STEM education. Scholarships and fellowships are open to students attending OSGC member institutions. Application deadline is May 20.

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

5 Times You're Selling Yourself Short Without Even Realizing It
We all do it—sometimes even subconsciously. Even if you consider yourself to be a fairly confident and self-assured person, it’s all too easy to sell yourself short without even realizing it. After all, none of us want to seem overly aggressive or arrogant. The Muse

11 Sloppy LinkedIn Mistakes That You're Too Qualified to Make
A LinkedIn profile’s an awesome opportunity to shine beyond the traditional resume. Between your job history, publications, endorsements, and connections, potential employers scan your information to see what you can bring to the team that no one else can. But if your profile is riddled with typos or you don’t have an adequate picture, an employer isn’t going to see you as a viable candidate. The Muse

JOBS

CS Advisors Program - Codecademy
We’re currently recruiting high-performing undergraduate CS students experienced in web design for our Advisors program. This is a paid, part-time, remote position that offers a fantastic way for undergraduate students to get involved in teaching Codecademy users, collaborate with like-minded developers, and get experience at a well-known startup early on in their career.

Student Developer - OSU Applied Economics
SEBA (Student-Engaged Business Assessment) program is based out of the Applied Economics department at OSU. We are seeking a student who is familiar with Java and a working knowledge with Excel to collaborate with data analyst of large nursery operation to develop a program to integrate data between spreadsheets. For more information, visit https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/24042.

Student Intranet project - 2 Towns Ciderhouse
2 Towns Ciderhouse would like to start using an Intranet to improve our internal communication. Our CEO approved my reaching out to OSU's EECS program to see if there might students interested in this project in exchange for internship credits or as a term or thesis project. I've designed a survey that will gauge what kinds of features our employees would like to have available, if that's useful.

Summer undergraduate research assistants (URAs)
URAs needed for Assembly Planning research. Computer science students are sought this summer to join a research group under the direction of Prof. Matt Campbell working on an AI system to plan the assembly of complex industrial products. URAs will work in lab in Rogers Hall for the summer with a team of 4 researchers and three industrial partners (GE, CAT, and ESI North America). Your summer efforts will include working with virtual reality, complex 3D models, and the .NET environment. URAs are expected to work from 10 to 30 hours per week. To apply, send you resume to matt.campbell@oregonstate.edu

Signal integrity intern - Intel
Enterprise Server Platform Signal Integrity Department (EPSI) is looking for a undergraduate intern who wants to be a part of innovative team paving the path for High Performance PC development. As an intern, your responsibility will include but not limited to: Learn industry leading high speed signal analysis and measurement methods. Contribute to product signaling innovations and designs. Perform 2D/3D modeling of interconnect structures.

Engineering Intern - HP
The HP Internship Program is ranked among the top 25 in the world by Glassdoor. Site Intern Coordinators are available to plan and communicate intern activities as well as serve as a point of contact for managers, mentors, and interns. Summer activities include an intellectual property workshop, financial advice, community service, and a technical site tour and executive event, as well as numerous social and professional networking opportunities. The internship culminates in a site wide project fair where interns are given the opportunity to showcase the accomplishments they have made over the summer.

Software Engineer (Programmer) Intern - Open Dental Software
Open Dental is a rapidly growing dental software company founded in 2003 and located in Salem, Oregon. The ideal candidate for the Software Engineer (Programming) intern position will meet the following requirements: Computer Science/Computer Engineering major, Junior standing or greater; willing to work full time during the summer.

Engineering/Creative Technology Internships - The Lodge @ Wieden+Kennedy
The Lodge is the creative technology group at W+K -- we're a team of creative minded engineers and designers that work on projects ranging from mobile apps, to VR, platforms, installations, robotics, fabrication, electronics and more. We're searching for candidates for a 3-month internship this summer -- specifically curious, creative engineers that want to make things and are willing to write code to get it done. A strong interest in a non-CS topic and the application of CS to that domain is ideal. Bottom line is we're looking for flexible, curious graduating seniors that want to come up with great ideas, prototype them, and hopefully carry them to completion.

Junior Application Developer - Jibe
Jibe is looking for a recent college graduate with a Computer Science degree to join our Technology Service team as an Application Developer. This is a tremendous opportunity to accelerate a career in consulting and gain valuable industry experience. This is a dynamic, hands-on training program designed to quickly absorb highly sought after skills using the latest technologies and releases.

Electrical Manufacturing Engineer Intern - FLIR
Main responsibilities will include process development/documentation, production support, and new product development for all levels of our airborne gimbal products. Sample projects and responsibilities include: Design and implement automated tests for electromechanical sub-assemblies. Assess and improve PCBA tests for increased coverage and debug. Convert proprietary C application from WinXP to Win7. Analyze and improve PCBA electrical failure analysis process and equipment. Assist in the launch of new products.

Autodesk Summer Internship Positions
As a summer intern in Autodesk's Product Development Group, you will work as part of the Strategy & Research team to develop software prototypes that demonstrate the use of existing and emerging technology to solve problems in design for a wide range of customers. Project topics focus on design intelligence and decision-making within a multi-disciplinary design collaboration environment. The aim of the various projects is to develop methods that will automate tasks within and between design and manufacturing. Some of the projects will include work within additive manufacturing and advanced materials. The student interns will work with the Autodesk technical team to define, design, implement, demonstrate, and present their work and results over the course of the internship.

Intern, Analog - Mixed-Signal (ADC) IC - Nokia
In this role, you will be responsible for designing innovative Analog and Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits for use in an Analog-Digital Converter (ADC) that will be used in the delivery of a disruptive transceiver chipset. Disruptive RF design techniques are warranted to address the proliferation of 5G, to be supported by cost-effective hardware. As a member of the NET RFIC team, you will be an active contributor to team goals and, therefore, have a proven track record of professionalism. You enjoy working independently but, with an introspective critical viewpoint of conventional design techniques. As Intern, Mixed-Signal (ADC) IC you will effectively communicate your design ideas to fellow designers and to Lead Architect.

Business Systems Analyst - Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA)
Seniors looking to jumpstart their career will find an excellent opportunity in our Business Systems Analyst entry level program starting immediately after graduation. During the program you will get to work in the IT department full time, Monday through Friday, alongside a team that is developing cutting edge technology. Completion of this entry level program could lead to full time work. If you are an Engineering, Computer Science, or Business Information Systems major equipped with the knowledge and enthusiasm to begin your career with our team then apply soon. This position will be filled June 13, 2016.

Process Engineer - Hitachi
The Process Engineer I main objective is to provide process engineering support to SED's various demonstration labs, customer activities, and development programs. The employee must be willing to travel to Japan for a 1-3 month training assignment if necessary. This is a developmental position. Engineer is initially spending approximately 75% of their time in training and under close supervision while typically receiving detailed instructions for most tasks. Position is expected to acquire job skills, learn company policies and procedures, perform routine tasks, enhance process development skills and acquire hardware proficiency.

Junior Software Engineer - Kronos
You will take on junior level responsibilities in a tightly knit lean/agile team practicing XP. We build distributed cloud-based & on-premise enterprise solutions for the clinical & hospital vertical. We work on the Windows platform, and our tools are C#, JavaScript, Microsoft ASP.NET, and SQL. You will be mentored intensively and given a constantly growing level of responsibility as your programming and design skills rapidly develop.

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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