ANNOUNCEMENTS

EECS Graduation Celebration Registration closes May 31
Don't forget to sign up for the EECS graduation celebration, which is being held on Friday, June 16th at the LaSells Stewart Center. In addition, the deadline to vote for your favorite faculty and staff is on May 31 as well. You can vote even if you are not graduating.

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!

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

Star Pilot
In 2016, Ben Lester, an Oregon State undergraduate from Portland, became one of the first drone pilots certified by the Federal Aviation Administration in the state. Since then, the junior in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has trained OSU students and faculty researchers to comply with federal regulations. He has provided advice on technology and flown drones to gather data on structures, forests and farm fields. Terra

Just minutes to catch a moon shadow
OSU computer science student and soon-to-be NASA intern Levi Willmeth, his colleagues in the Linn-Benton Community College Space Exploration Club and their collaborators on a team of OSU engineering students face quite a task as this year’s solar eclipse approaches. On Aug. 21, working in conjunction with NASA and Oregon Space Grant as people around the world wait in anticipation, they plan to be the first of 50-plus teams across the nation to transmit live video of the shadow of the moon moving across the United States. Oregon Stater

Ready to Launch
In a small work room about the size of a walk-in closet at Linn-Benton Community College, Levi Willmeth and Delphine LeBrun Colon fire up their laptop. Electrical wires, test equipment, homemade components and spare parts cover the work benches. There’s little room for error. The device they are building is going for a ride to the top of the atmosphere, almost 20 miles above the Earth. Terra. Also: Albany Democrat-Herald

The Next Great Startup is more than a competition. It’s a proving ground.
Gabriel Kauffman started out making a game for fun. Little did he know it would transform into a powerful tool for gaming developers everywhere. A junior majoring in computer science, Kauffman developed a game based on a neural network — a form of artificial intelligence that uses a mathematical model of the way neurons work in the human brain and nervous system. The neurons connect to one another and allow a computer to learn and execute a task. Oregon State University Advantage

From Toy Story to Tumors
Advances in 3D graphics have made movies and video games more realistic, but can also have an impact on science. Associate Professor Eugene Zhang and Assistant Professor Yue Zhang describe their research to help medical doctors better target cancerous tumors by using 3D modeling and simulation. Engineering Out Loud (podcast)

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Jive's buyer warns employees of 'challenging' times ahead
The chief executive of the Texas company buying Jive Software told employees Monday that change would be substantial and swift under the new ownership. The Oregonian

Seattle named one of top 10 U.S. cities for innovation
Innovation Leader, a magazine and website focused on innovation in large companies, today released its 2017 list of the top North American cities for corporate innovation and R&D activity, with Seattle appearing at No. 5. Topping the list is San Francisco/San Jose, Calif., with Boston, New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle rounding out the top five. Puget Sound Business Journal

OPPORTUNITIES

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.

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.

GRADUATE EXAMS

PhD Final Examination – Kai Zhao
Tuesday, May 30 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | KEC 1007
Structured Learning with Latent Variables: Theory and Algorithms
Major Advisor: Liang Huang; Committee: Prasad Tadepalli, Alan Fern, Luke Zettlemoyer; GCR: Debashis Mondal

PhD Final Examination – Zhenqiang Su
Wednesday, May 31 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM | KEC 1007
Position Estimation in Indoor Localization with Trilateration
Major Advisor: Huaping Liu; Committee: Raviv Raich, Alan Wang, Jinsub Kim; GCR: Karl Schilke

MS Final Examination – David Barry
Wednesday, May 31 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | KEC 1005
Channel Estimation in TDD MU-MIMO Systems using Sub-Linear Sparse Signal Recovery Algorithms
Major Advisor: Mario Magana; Committee: Jinsub Kim, Ben Lee; GCR: Chris Hagen

MS Final Examination – Hongyan Yi
Wednesday, May 31 | 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM | KEC 2114
Global AIS Data Visualization on a 3D Earth
Major Advisor: Mike Bailey; Committee: Bo Zhao, Raffaele de Amicis

MS Final Examination – Carter Lassetter
Thursday, June 1 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM | KEC 1007
Analysis of Learning Schemes for Power Systems Secure Control
Major Advisor: Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez; Committee: Jinsub Kim, Ted Brekken; GCR: Christopher Parrish

PhD Final Examination – Asher Simmons
Thursday, June 1 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | KEC 1005
Methodology for Evaluating Mechanical Power in Small-Scale WEC Experiments
Major Advisor: Ted Brekken; Committee: Julia Zhang, Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez, Pedro Lomonaco; GCR: Leonard Coop

PhD Final Examination – Xinze Guan
Friday, June 2 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM | KEC 1007
Weakly Supervised Learning for Activity Recognition from Time Series Data
Major Advisor: Weng-Keen Wong; Co- Major Advisor: Raviv Raich; Committee: Alan Fern, Prasad Tadepalli; GCR: Cindy Grimm

MS Final Examination – Tadesse Zemicheal
Friday, June 2 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | KEC 1007
SENSOR-DX: A Machine Learning Framework for Multi-view Anomaly Detection and Diagnosis of Sensors in Weather Stations
Major Advisor: Thomas Dietterich; Committee: Alan Fern, Raviv Raich

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

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

What to Do When Entry-Level Positions Need “Two Years of Experience”
How on earth are you supposed to get any exposure to the field if you can’t even land a position at the bottom of the career ladder? If an entry-level opportunity is one that’s designed for people with no prior experience, what’s up with the explicitly-stated requirement? The Muse

3 Application Instructions You Think Are OK to Skip Over (But Totally Aren't)
I’d skipped a lot of the instructions I’d come across in job listings. In full disclosure, I considered them to be optional and assumed my experience spoke for itself. I know I’m not the only person who felt this way, so I rounded up the job application instructions that candidates tend to skip—and why you 100% shouldn’t. The Muse

5 common career mistakes—and what you can learn from them
Here are five frequently made career blunders, paired with lessons to keep you from repeating them in the future. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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