ANNOUNCEMENTS

Vote for the EECS Grad TA of the Year
Each year Eta Kappa Nu administers a poll for students to vote for the TA that they feel is the most deserving of the Robert Short Graduate TA of the Year award. The purpose of the award is to promote excellence among teaching assistants while encouraging students to pursue a career in academia. The award will be presented on stage at the June 2017 EECS graduation celebration. Please vote!

IN THE NEWS

Students head to world engineering competition in June
Five students in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science will be heading to Germany this summer to compete in the 2017 Rohde & Schwarz Engineering Competition. Their performance in the U.S. preliminary round earned them a spot at the world league competition. Aaron Schraner, an electrical and computer engineering student, was motivated to compete since he participated last year on a team from the Oregon Institute of Technology that won the 2016 regional competition. Based on his experience there, he recruited Karen Harper for additional electrical engineering knowledge. All the other team members are in computer science: Braxton Cuneo, Erich Kramer, and Andy Tolvstad. EECS News

OSU College of Engineering establishes institute for robotics, intelligent systems
Oregon State University’s College of Engineering has established a new research institute to advance the theory, design, development and deployment of robots and intelligent systems able to interact seamlessly with people. It’s called the CoRIS Institute, short for Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems. Institute director Kagan Tumer’s leadership team includes three associate directors: Julie A. Adams, for deployment and policy; Alan Fern, for research; and Bill Smart, for academics. Adams and Fern are professors of computer science, and Smart is an associate professor of mechanical engineering. Robotics Tomorrow

OSU EECS Minute - Henrique Dantas, Motor Signal Decoding in Humans
Ph.D. student Henrique Dantas is conducting research that uses machine learning to correlate biological signals from an amputee's limb with a prosthetic device. The goal is to eventually create a mechanical hand that decodes brain signals in real time, thereby creating a prosthesis that is more natural and graceful than current what current technology offers. EECS (video)

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

New Relic CEO Lew Cirne: Q&A on growing a company, Portland tech and diversity
When San Francisco entrepreneur Lew Cirne founded New Relic almost nine years ago, he made a very unusual decision. Instead of tapping the deep pool of technical talent near his home in the Bay Area, Cirne put New Relic's software engineering office in Portland. New Relic grew into one of the city's largest tech employers, with more than 300 working at its downtown office. And the software those Portland engineers built helped transform the startup into a major business software company, with a market capitalization of $2.3 billion. The Oregonian

Meet the winners of the 2017 Oregon Tech Awards
Makers of next-gen batteries and diversity recruiting software, along with a longtime member of the Portland hardware scene, were all honored Thursday night at the annual Oregon Technology Awards. The Oregon Technology Association event gathered more than 500 members of the community at the Oregon Convention Center. Portland Business Journal

Puppet will open offices in Seattle, Singapore as it expands
Portland technology company Puppet said Thursday it will open offices in Seattle and Singapore, boosting its research capability and reach into Asia as it expands its product portfolio. Currently, nearly all of Puppet's engineering is at its headquarters in downtown Portland. As Puppet's technology increases its focus on large data hosting companies, though, chief executive Sanjay Mirchandani said it makes sense to have some engineers close to those businesses. The Oregonian

OPPORTUNITIES

Start Smart
Wednesday, May 17 | 4 - 7 p.m. | Johnson Hall 221 | Free
This workshop is for students in Engineering and Business (focus especially for women but men are encouraged to join!). Students attending will learn how to determine what employers are paying for the job you want when you graduate, and how to negotiate to be paid what you are worth doing that job. Participants will learn about salary resources they can use and have the opportunity to discuss negotiation dynamics in roundtables with professional women from industry and academia at the conclusion of the session. FREE Dinner will be provided! This event is offered in partnership through the COE’s Program for Women & Minorities, the COE Leadership Academy, and the COB Career Success Center. This is the final option to participate in this workshop this academic year. Register

Benny's Business Closet - Spring Sale
Friday, May 19 | 9AM-2PM | Austin Hall Marketplace (1st floor lobby)
Benny’s Business Closet is a student-run professional clothing closet that sells low-cost, gently-used attire to OSU students. Students can purchase a full suit for as little as $20 and we accept both cash and credit.

Startup Weekend San Antonio
Friday - Sunday, June 2 - 4 | Geekdom, San Antonio, TX | $25 until May 22; $50 thereafter
This posting is especially aimed at our online postbacc students in San Antonio, or anyone who will be in the area. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event that brings together San Antonio designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all domains to do amazing things. Come join fellow entrepreneurs, developers and designers as we help take your "Big Idea" to a reality. You will have an opportunity to pitch your idea or join the team that you think you can contribute to. During the weekend, you will have access to mentors that will help you develop an MVP, find customer validation and help with you pitch, just to name a few things.

OSU Linux Users Group Hosts Nordstrom
Tuesday May 16 | 6pm to 7:30pm | KEC 1005
The OSU Linux Users Group is hosting Nordstrom (yes that Nordstrom) to speak about DevOps engineering and their e-commerce technologies. Free pizza and snacks will be provided, as well as Nordstrom technology swag. If you are interested then please RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/pzIdrG2JVCNimz8y2. The event is open to both students and faculty and is free to attend (even if you don't RSVP).

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

Metrology for 5G Millimeter-Wave Communication Systems
Tuesday, May 16 | 11:30am to 12:20pm | KEC 1001
Dylan Williams, Communications Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Milne Lecture Series in Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science
Tuesday, May 16 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | LINC 128
Public Lecture: On Computational Thinking, Inferential Thinking and Data Science
Michael I. Jordan, Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor, UC Berkeley Departments of Statistics and Computer Science

Milne Lecture Series in Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science
Wednesday, May 17 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Dearborn 118
Communication-Avoiding Statistical Inference
Michael I. Jordan, Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor, UC Berkeley Departments of Statistics and Computer Science

Robust and Efficient Online Decisions for Managing Uncertainty in Future Smart Grid
Thursday May 18 | 3:30 p.m. talk, refreshments following talk | 220 Deschutes Hall, University of Oregon
Xiaojun Lin, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University
NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series.

GRADUATE EXAMS

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Anh Pham
Wednesday, May 17 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | KEC 1114
Learning under weak labels: Dynamic Programming and Theoretical View
Major Advisor: Raviv Raich; Committee: Xialoi Fern, Sinisa Todorovic, Jinsub Kim; GCR: Yigit Menguc

PhD Final Examination – Amirhosein Azarbakht
Thursday, May 18 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM | KEC 1005
Longitudinal Analysis of Collaboration in Forked Open Source Software Development Projects
Major Advisor: Carlos Jensen; Committee: Ron Metoyer, Cindy Grimm, Drew Gerkey; GCR: Yelda Turkan

PhD Final Examination – Shubhomoy Das
Thursday, May 18 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM | KEC 1114
Incorporating User Feedback into Machine Learning Systems
Major Advisor: Weng-Keen Wong; Committee: Thomas Dietterich, Prasad Tadepalli, Alix Gitelman; GCR: John Dilles

PhD Final Examination – Dustin Austin
Friday, May 19 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Bexell 103
Atomic Layer Deposition of Multi-Insulator Metal-Insulator-Metal Capacitors
Major Advisor: John Conley; Committee: Thomas Plant, Larry Cheng, David Cann; GCR: Karen Shell

EVENTS

OSU Linux Users Group Hosts Nordstrom
Tuesday May 16 | 6pm to 7:30pm | KEC 1005
The OSU Linux Users Group is hosting Nordstrom (yes that Nordstrom) to speak about DevOps engineering and their e-commerce technologies. Free pizza and snacks will be provided, as well as Nordstrom technology swag. If you are interested then please RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/pzIdrG2JVCNimz8y2. The event is open to both students and faculty and is free to attend (even if you don't RSVP).

Start Smart
Wednesday, May 17 | 4 - 7 p.m. | Johnson Hall 221 | Free
This workshop is for students in Engineering and Business (focus especially for women but men are encouraged to join!). Students attending will learn how to determine what employers are paying for the job you want when you graduate, and how to negotiate to be paid what you are worth doing that job. Participants will learn about salary resources they can use and have the opportunity to discuss negotiation dynamics in roundtables with professional women from industry and academia at the conclusion of the session. FREE Dinner will be provided! This event is offered in partnership through the COE’s Program for Women & Minorities, the COE Leadership Academy, and the COB Career Success Center. This is the final option to participate in this workshop this academic year. Register

21st Century Instruments, Open Sensing, and Enchanted Objects
Thursday, May 18 | 4:30PM | LINC 228
Chet Udell will be doing an OSU SPARK presentation on the intersections of music and engineering. This will entail live Optron performance, media excerpts, and TED-talk style presentation. OSU SPARK is a "yearlong celebration of the interdisciplinary, collaborative and ingenious work that’s possible when the arts and science come together."

Benny's Business Closet - Spring Sale
Friday, May 19 | 9AM-2PM | Austin Hall Marketplace (1st floor lobby)
Benny’s Business Closet is a student-run professional clothing closet that sells low-cost, gently-used attire to OSU students. Students can purchase a full suit for as little as $20 and we accept both cash and credit.

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 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

4 Completely Avoidable Mistakes You're Making When You Meet New People
Being certain that you’re sending the right message the second you meet someone isn’t always easy. Fortunately, being aware of some common mistakes—and then doing your best to stay away from them—can boost your chances of starting things off on the right foot. The Muse

How to write resume bullets that will make hiring managers pay attention
Not to be a downer, but most job postings receive an average of 250 applications per role. This might seem like a depressing number, but it’s important to keep the competition in mind. Why? Because it reminds you that it is worth putting that extra time into your application (even if you’d rather be doing something else). USA Today College

Important business skills for new graduates
Whether you’re launching a career as a writer, engineer, teacher, or just about anything else, there are certain business skills that every professional needs to have in order to be successful. The good news is, you probably already have some—and the rest are easily learned. Bonus points: These business skills can also help you in the future when you’re looking to get a promotion or boost your appeal to potential employers. 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 Support Technician Level 1 - OSU College of Business
Duties: maintaining computer labs, opening and closing facilities, responding to requests for technical help, basic printer maintenance, documenting support requests, troubleshooting basic hardware and software problems while working directly with vendors and customers as necessary, following designated escalation procedures for high level issues, monitoring status of CRC systems and resources.

Student Information Technology (Data Analyst) - OSU Academic Technologies Office
The Data Analyst will provide support for TAC assessment and research projects by treating data derived from them. This Data Analyst will make use of quantitative and qualitative research analysis tools, such as R, Nvivo, and Qualtrics. Much of our analysis work will occur in Summer 2017 and this position will remain through the 2017-18 academic year.

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.

Software Development Engineer Intern - Amazon
Amazon University Recruiting is hiring innovative minded Software Development Engineer interns into our technical development teams throughout the US and Canada. Our interns and co-ops write real software and partner with a select group of experienced software development engineers, who both help and challenge them as they work on projects that matter to our customers. You’ll be given the opportunity to have direct impact on the evolution of Amazon's technologies and lead mission critical projects early in your career. Your design, code and raw smarts will contribute to solving some of the most complex technical challenges in the areas of distributed systems, data mining, optimization, scalability, and security -- just to name a few.

Data Visualization Internship - Cambia
The Data Visualization Intern will function as a highly skilled technical resource, capable of leading and supporting advancements in data analysis and visualization. Join a team where employees are encouraged to speak up and share innovative ideas. The Ops BI team is currently seeking a summer intern to review all Tableau dashboards and make recommendations about best practices. As an integrated member of our analytic team, you will have the opportunity to apply your data skills to: Audit dashboards for datasource stability/duplication, user access/permissions, formatting best practices and consistency. Work with dashboard owners to revise their dashboards to comply with recommendations; may help make revisions. Access, process, analyze, and visualize data from many different sources, and turn data into information. Recommend new visualization styles to improve dashboard usability and extend customers’ ability to understand analyses. Create data visualizations using Tableau.

ECE Internship - FLIR
Responsibilities will include process development/documentation, production support, and new product development for all levels of our airborne gimbal products. Focus will be primarily on creating automated PCBA tests but other projects and responsibilities include: design and implement automated tests for electromechanical sub-assemblies; assess and improve PCBA tests for increased coverage and debug; analyze and improve PCBA electrical failure analysis process and equipment; assist in the launch of new products. Preferred qualifications: Senior level Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering student. Labview experience a plus.

Innovation Force Software Developer/Entrepreneurship Internship - Cambia
The intern hired will be a member of Cambia’s Innovation Force, a small focused team that analyzes and creates elegant solutions to complex problems in the healthcare industry. Responsibilities include rapid prototyping of solutions to specific problems and iterative refinement of solutions with consumer response. The position requires frequent interaction and effective communication within a diverse multi-disciplinary team.

Electrical Engineer – Industrial Networks - IndustrialENET
IndustrialENET is a systems house specializing in critical infrastructure protection. Our industrial video surveillance and management systems provide seamless management of digital video, audio, and data across IP networks. We are experiencing strong growth in our markets and need to add to our Engineering Services Group. The successful candidate will design, program, commission, and maintain complex industrial network and video surveillance systems. Some travel will be required.

Analyst Programmer - OSU Enrollment Management
This position will support the administration of the Customer Relationship Management system (currently Banner Relationship Management) for the Enrollment Management division. In addition to the CRM this position provides expertise in the validation, testing, usage, and optimization of business-critical technical systems and processes in the Enrollment Management unit. Responsible for resolving non-routine problems as they arise, serving as a resource to Admissions, Institutional Research, Registrar, and Financial Aid. Helps to translate technical information to non-technical people, and provide training when the need arises.

Web Developer - OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications
EESC collaborates with Extension and AES faculty and staff on projects that range from multimedia educational design and publishing to technology adoption, news and media relations, impact reporting, marketing, and accountability efforts. The Web Developer’s role is to collaboratively design, develop, test, and maintain web and content management systems that increase the public’s access to and engagement with educational resources and information from the OSU Extension Service and AES. This position is part of EESC’s Web and Content Strategy team.

Esri Portland R&D Center
There are multiple openings at Esri's growing Portland R&D Center, including: Software Developer - iOS and macOS Apps, Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET), User Experience (UX) Architect, Scrum Master, Software Engineer - Runtime SDK, Test Automation Engineer - Runtime, Software Developer - C++, DevOps Engineer – Developers Website.

PCB Hardware Design Engineers - Micron
We currently have about 6 open positions in the hardware design team which can be filled in Boise ID, Folsom CA, or Longmont CO. As a Hardware Design Engineer within the SSD product group at Micron Technology Inc., you will be responsible for designing solid state drives suitable for high volume manufacturing. Your responsibilities will include circuit design, circuit simulation, design documentation, circuit layout supervision, design verification, component selection, circuit reliability studies and sustaining.

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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