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KUDOS

Computer science freshman Theresa Mai received OSU's Waldo-Cummings Outstanding Student Award. She is an undergraduate researcher in Professor Margaret Burnett's research group. The award is among the most prestigious honors bestowed by Oregon State University as recipients are chosen on the basis of academic excellence and superior extracurricular achievements during their college careers. Selection of awardees is based on academic/internship pursuits, diversity of extracurricular activities, contributions/innovations made to the community (OSU and/or local), awards and honors received, and personal accomplishments including overcoming obstacles.

IN THE NEWS

In Ford's future, two-legged robots and self-driving cars could team up on deliveries
Ford and startup Agility Robotics are partnering in a research project that will test how two-legged robots and self-driving vehicles can work together to solve that curb-to-door problem. Agility’s Digit, a two-legged robot that has a lidar where its head should be, will be used in the project. The robot, which is capable of lifting 40 pounds, can ride along in a self-driving vehicle and be deployed when needed to delivery packages. For Agility, this project is a turning point — or certainly an acceleration — of its very new business. The robotics startup spun out of Oregon State University in late 2015 with an aim to commercialize research from the Dynamic Robotics Laboratory on bipedal locomotion. TechCrunch

OPPORTUNITIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW! Vote for Graduation Celebration Awards
At this year's EECS Graduation Celebration, three members of the EECS department faculty and staff will be given one of the following awards:

  • Innovative Teaching Award: Awarded to a faculty member who bring a new edge to the classroom and make learning fun.
  • Professor of the Year Award: Awarded to a professor who inspires students, is amicable and helpful, and takes pride in their teaching.
  • Outstanding Staff of the Year Award: Awarded to a staff member who go above and beyond to help students, even when preoccupied with other duties.

Decide who wins which award! Voting closes on May 31. Vote now

ITIC x OSU Advantage Accelerator
Calling all who are associated with OSU companies created by faculty, students, staff and alumni as well as all startups or spinouts utilizing OSU technologies and members of the broader Oregon State University community. The Industrial Technology Investment Corporation (ITIC) and the OSU Advantage Accelerator are offering you the opportunity to gain a minimum investment from ITIC of $250,000 USD. Open to current OSU student, graduates, professors, staff or a friend of OSU community. Applications are due by midnight on Wednesday, June 19.

MindSumo Challenges

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.

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.

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.

GRADUATE EXAMS

NEW! PhD Final Exam – Henrique Cunha Dantas
Tuesday, May 28 | 9:00am to 11:00am | KEC 1007
Data Driven Approaches For Decoding Volitional Movement Intent From Bioelectrical Signals
Major Advisor: V John Mathews; Committee: Alan Fern, Fuxin Li, Xiao Fu; GCR: Julie Tucker

NEW! PhD Preliminary Oral Exam – Reza Ghaeini
Tuesday, May 28 | 11:00am to 1:00pm | KEC 1007
Improving and Understanding Deep Models for Natural Language Comprehension
Major Advisor: Xiaoli Fern; Committee: Prasad Tadepalli, Liang Huang, David Hendrix; GCR: Len Coop

NEW! PhD Final Exam – Jose Manuel Picado Leiva
Tuesday, May 28 | 1:30pm to 3:30pm | Weniger Hall, 149
Representationally Robust and Scalable Learning over Relational Databases
Major Advisor: Arash Termehchy; Committee: Prasad Tadepalli, Alan Fern, David Maier; GCR: Hector Vergara Arteaga

NEW! MS Final Exam – Kyle Gulan
Wednesday, May 29 | 10:00am to 12:00pm | KEC 1007
Charging Analysis of Ground Support Vehicles in an Electrified Airport
Co Advisors: Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez, Yue Cao; Committee: Ted Brekken; GCR: Megumi Kawasaki

NEW! PhD Preliminary Oral Exam – Phylicia Cicilio
Wednesday, May 29 | 12:00pm to 2:00pm | KEC 1007
Reliable Microgrid Design and Planning with Dynamic Loads
Major Advisor: Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez; Committee: Ted Brekken, Rakesh Bobba, Kendra Sharp; GCR: Brady Gibbons

NEW! MS Final Exam – Mikkel Hansen
Wednesday, May 29 | 2:00pm to 4:00pm | KEC 1005
A Microwave Signal Correlator using Parametric Pumping of Spin Waves
Major Advisor: Pallavi Dhagat; Committee: Albrecht Jander, Huaping Liu; GCR: Ethan Minot

NEW! PhD Final Exam – Ahmad Bassil Zoubi
Wednesday, May 29 | 2:00pm to 4:00pm | KEC 1007
Lamb wave mode decomposition and its applications in structural health monitoring
Major Advisor: V John Mathews; Committee: Raviv Raich, Jinsub Kim, Fuxin Li; GCR: John Parmigiani

NEW! MS Final Exam – Priyal Shah
Thursday, May 30 | 12:00am to 1:00pm | KEC 1007
Botnet Detection Using Anomalous IDS-Driven Correlation
Major Advisor: Jesse Walker; Committee: Rakesh Bobba, Yeongjin Jang

NEW! MS Final Exam – Jeffrey Noe
Friday, May 31 | 10:00am to 12:00pm | KEC 1007
Acoustic Localization
Major Advisor: Huaping Liu; Committee: Ted Brekken, William Warnes

NEW! PhD Final Exam – Qiwei Wang
Friday, May 31 | 10:00am to 12:00pm | KEC 1007
Multi-channel stochastic resource allocation and dynamic access scheduling
Co Advisors: Bella Bose, Thinh Nguyen; Minor Advisor: Liang Huang; Committee: Alan Wang, Arun Natarajan; GCR: John Parmigiani

NEW! PhD Preliminary Oral Exam – Xingyi Li
Friday, May 31 | 11:00am to 1:00pm | KEC 1005
Leveraging Structures of the Data in Deep Learning
Co Advisors: Xiaoli Fern, Fuxin Li; Committee: Raviv Raich, Prasad Tadepalli, GCR: Brett Tyler

NEW! MS Final Exam – Cheng Gao
Friday, May 31 | 3:00pm to 5:00pm | KEC 1007
Large scale tensor decomposition algorithm using block-randomized stochastic proximal gradient
Major Advisor: Xiao Fu; Committee: Jinsub Kim, Fuxin Li; GCR: Yelda Turkan

NEW! MS Final Exam – Behnam Saeedi
Tuesday, June 4 | 8:00am to 10:00am | KEC 1007
Overview of The Jetson Artificial intelligence Tool Chain (JAI-TC)
Major Advisor: Don Heer; Committee: D Kevin McGrath; Committee: Bill Smart

NEW! PhD Preliminary Oral Exam – Abdelkader Aljerme
Tuesday, June 4 | 2:00pm to 4:00pm | KEC 1007
Kalman Modeling of Multipath Wireless Channel
Major Advisor: Huaping Liu; Committee: Bella Bose, Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez, Tejasvi Anand; GCR: David Porter

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Robotics Seminar Series: Socio-Emotive Intelligence for Longterm Human-Robot Interaction
Friday, May 31 | 10:00am to 11:00am | Rogers 226
Hae Won Park, Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series.

IEEE Distinguished Lecture: Hyperspectral Unmixing: Insights and Beyond
Friday, May 31 | 12:00pm to 1:00pm | LINC 314
Wing-Kin (Ken) Ma, Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series.

Heuristic Search: Something Old and Something New
Monday, June 3 | 4:00pm to 4:50pm | LINC 200
Robert Holte, Professor Emeritus, Computing Science Department, University of Alberta

EVENTS

Edwards Distinguished Lecture Series
Tuesday, May 28 | 6 p.m. | Kearney 312
Building a Pyramid – Quarrying and Building in Ancient Egypt,” by Hassan Latif. Reception to follow.

ACT-W Conference
June 28-29 | Portland, Oregon | $65; students $35
Presented by ChickTech, the nation’s leading nonprofit in growing and retaining the number of women and girls in technology, ACT-W is an annual 2-day action-packed event where talented women and allies can build skills, grow their community, and accelerate their career path. Now in its 5th year in Portland, ACT-W is a welcoming, inclusive, and hands-on experience. Join us and 600+ individuals for speaking sessions, hands-on workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, a career fair, and so much more. Celebrating supporters of diversity, inclusion, education, and growth, there’s something for everyone, regardless of how technical you are.

JOBS

Oregon State is utilizing Handshake as the central job and internship database. Please visit Handshake and create an account to access these opportunities. Let Handshake find the jobs for you with custom search alerts.

Step 1: Log in to Handshake and navigate to the “Jobs” page.
Step 2: Set the filter criteria you want (e.g., full time vs internship, keywords, location, etc.).
Step 3: Once you are happy with your filter, select the “Get Email Alerts” button on the right hand side. You should see a pop-up stating “Created Job Alert” and your saved search parameters will now show up in the “Job Alerts” list. Create as many filters as you want.
Step 4: Set your notification preferences by clicking the “Email Alerts On” link under your job alert and selecting the frequency and method for job notifications.

Don’t forget to check out the AfterCollege job site, tailored especially for our EECS students.

Engineering Job Club (Online Version)
Spring term is here and if you’re graduating, one more thing just got added to your to-do list: find a job. Wondering how to fit that in with classes, capstone projects and everything else? Sign up for Engineering Job Club, a weekly email series that breaks the process down into manageable chunks. This series will help you set reminders, stay motivated, and work toward landing that engineering position you want, all on your own schedule. Series begins April 8th, but students are welcome to jump in at any time. Register today in Handshake: Engineering Job Club

Student Jobs

Student Web Developer Assistant - School of EECS
The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is seeking a Undergraduate or Graduate student for this hourly position. The student in this position will be expected to work between 5 to 20 hours per week. This position is responsible for maintaining and developing new features for the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science website for Industry and Partners events.

Student Information Technology - College of Engineering
This position is responsible for the monitoring conditions of the computer labs, stocking and maintaining the printers, and enforcing lab rules. Doing rounds to monitor the state of the labs.
Interacting with students in need. Stocking and maintaining printers. Communicating with coworkers. Willingness to work shifts as late as midnight.

Content Marketing - Five Wire
Seeking senior EE student, graduate student or recent graduate for technical content creation. Having recently launched the Five Wire embedded systems debugging tool we are interested in hiring students to create content and experiment with the tool to show its full depth of abilities. The Five Wire is a hardware and software combination that provides a logical analyzer, live logic display, waveform generator, pattern generator, and protocol analyzer to automate and run tests.

Student Information Technology (ECS Student Worker) (Pool)
This position will be recruiting for two part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) Student Information Technology (ECS Student Worker) position for the Enterprise Computing Services department. This position provides design, analysis and programming for a web services API infrastructure for data propagation, as well as the analysis and development of other tools and product integrations. This position functions within a team-based management environment.

Student IT Assistant - College of Agricultural Sciences
This position's primary task is to provide hands-on and over-the-phone end-user support to Roots customers in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Secondary tasks include assisting other support technicians, responding to tickets in the helpdesk ticket queue, system builds/rebuilds, and duties and projects as assigned by the helpdesk Manager.

Internships

NEW! ECE internship - Power Development Solutions
Power Development Solutions, LLC, or simply PDS, in Hillsboro, OR is looking for a summer intern. We are looking for an intern who would be up to the task of developing new sensors and perhaps integrating them into a distributed network of zigbee satellite modules. The sensors themselves use interfaces such as I2C, SPI, RS-422, RS-232, SDI-12 and One- Wire. We are looking at using a simple processor platform similar to the Arduino for remote zigbee interfacing.

NEW! CS Quality Assurance Internship - DAT
The QA summer intern should be in the midst of pursuing a B.S. Degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering to help with automating testing. (recent graduates are also welcome to apply). Depending on the level of knowledge and experience, this person will learn either the current Cucumber/Ruby automation framework or the Load and Performance Test Framework that uses JMeter and runs within AWS. Candidates are expected to eventually write and run tests for one or more of the following products: OnTime, Power, TE, Digital Freight Marketplace, or RateView.

NEW! IT - Systems Engineer/Security Intern - DAT
DAT is currently looking for an Information Security Intern for their Corporate IT Department. The Information Security Intern will support DAT’s Information Security Program, including maintaining adequate security controls and processes to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets. The intern serves as a supporting resource to daily monitoring activity to information security management.

NEW! Product Development Internship - DAT
Looking for a Computer Science student or 2019 graduate with mobile development experience to fill our engineering intern position. They will contribute to our mobile apps team and assist with Android and iOS work as needed. Some mobile development experience, good verbal and written communication skills, Team player and willing to help in any area as needed.

Mixed Signal and Analog Engineer Intern - Kepler Computing
Kepler Computing (A startup founded by a team of ex Intel vets, and renowned scientists, focusing on AI, and on extending Moore’s law) is looking for an intern, part-time or full-time candidate to work on modeling and simulations for an exciting new device. As a Mixed Signal, and Analog engineer on the team, you will be exposed to various aspects of circuit design, including modeling of new device features in SPICE and Verilog, Circuit Simulations, and layout, using Foundry PDK (65-28 or 10nm), and Cadence tools.

Process Engineering Intern - Analog Devices
Candidate shall be working close with module engineers to support assigned projects (i.e. process startup on new tool, running experiments to troubleshoot an issue, analyze data etc.). Participate in development activities related with More than Moore. Support Engineering in sustaining ( Monitor health of line thru SPC review) in a semiconductor cleanroom. Write and edit training materials.

Full-Time Positions

Developer Support Agent (Tier 2) - Salesforce
Responsibilities: In your role as a Success Agent, you are the first point of contact for customers experiencing technical challenges. Job responsibilities include but are not limited to: Assisting customers in troubleshooting their custom code, integration, and implementation of Salesforce products. This involves debugging, troubleshooting, and ensuring issues are fully resolved. Developing and maintaining technical expertise in assigned areas of product functionality. Demonstrating exceptional analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving expertise. Providing feature explanation and Salesforce coding best practices. Managing customer expectations and the customer experience to maximize customer satisfaction. Actively maintaining and participating in job-related training activities.

Analog Design Engineer - ON Semiconductor
As an Analog Design Engineer at ON Semiconductor you will be responsible to design, simulate, and evaluate various circuits in a mixed-signal environment. Also, you will need to work closely with their mentor and an experienced analog design team to contribute to the development of the industry’s best imaging sensing solutions. The environment will be highly dynamic and very fast paced. All team members will be fully empowered to make decisions within the scope of their job function and will be expected to relentlessly focus on overcoming obstacles inhibiting progress towards achieving project goals.

Software Devloper - Gridworks
Gridworks in Portland is looking to hire a software developer and will continue to hire over the next few months. Critical need for skills includes web development (Java, CSS, HTML, Python), but full stack experience would probably be even better. See their postings at: https://www.gridworks.us/jobs.

Analyst Programmer - OSU Web and Mobile Services
This position is a full-stack, lead developer for the suite of applications that compose the OSU Digital Experience Initiative. This initiative encompasses modern services built on scalable and robust frameworks, APIs and practices that enhance the overall experience of interacting with the university. This position is at the top of the escalation chain for development and maintenance of WAMS products.

Naval Nuclear Laboratory
The Naval Nuclear Laboratory is a Prime Contractor solely dedicated to the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory is the U.S. Navy's trusted partner for superior nuclear propulsion technology, design, testing, training, and support. We are actively hiring electrical and software engineers over the next three years, among other disciplines.

Control Systems Engineer - Continuous Composites
Continuous Composites is on the forefront of additive manufacturing technology using a novel, continuous fiber-based, 3D printing process. Our engineering team is looking for an experienced and talented control systems engineer to further this technology, working in a dynamic, fast-paced, challenging, and cross-functional work environment. You will design and implement control systems that utilize PLCs, DC servos, stepper motors, various sensors, and data communication between various devices. You will also be responsible for embedded system programming using various microcontrollers.

Faculty Positions

Computer Science Instructor Pool - OSU-Cascades
OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon invites applications for one or more fixed-term, non-tenure-track full or part-time Instructor positions to teach on a term by term basis for the 2019-2020 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. Instructors may be needed to teach on campus undergraduate courses in the following areas: Computer Science, Software Development, Web Development.

Assistant Professor - Oregon Institute of Technology
Oregon Institute of Technology, a premier public polytechnic university in the Pacific Northwest, and the Business & Technology Department (Management) invite applications for the position of Assistant Professor in the Information Technology/Cybersecurity program. The Information Technology Faculty position is focused primarily on teaching responsibilities in multiple areas of the Information Technology program. Candidate must demonstrate knowledge in C#.NET or Python, HTML / Java Script, SQL Server, Windows operating systems, exposure with networking systems and Windows Server, Systems Analysis Methodologies such as SCRUM or AGILE, experience managing large-scale information systems projects. This position will be in Klamath Falls Oregon with some online courses required in load. Education: Master’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related discipline. Experience: Three to five years of relevant industry experience in applying a systems development methodology to technology projects. Teaching: Evidence of prior teaching in higher education in networking and/or cybersecurity.

 


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