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IN THE NEWS

Nvidia CEO: My mom taught me English a 'random 10 words at a time' before we emigrated from Taiwan
Taiwanese-American billionaire Jensen Huang's (BS EE 1984) company is at the forefront of technological solutions for artificial intelligence, video gaming and autonomous cars. But the co-founder and CEO of Silicon Valley-based Nvidia, a maker of powerful computer chips, credits his parents for putting him on the road to success. "I'm the product of my parents' dreams and aspirations," Huang, who is married with two children of his own, told CNBC's "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer in a recent interview. CNBC

An inside look at a Tualatin company that's above the cut
Alumnus Ron Khormaei (BS 1988, MS 1989, PhD 1995, EE) and others at SawStop share about their company and its table saws that protect fingers from being amputated. Portland Business Journal

Setting Goals with Kevin Bishop
ECE student Kevin Bishop worked in professor Matt Johnston's lab to develop a device to create 3D images of the esophagus to help detect esophageal cancer. OSU Foundation

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Jive Software: An inspiration and cautionary tale for Portland tech
Jive Software closed its Portland office for good after the sale of the business last year. It was a swift and deflating end for Jive, which once had a local staff numbering in the hundreds and helped define an era in Portland technology. The Oregonian

Oregon Jobs 2018: Here's who's hiring by the thousands this spring
"The space is exploding: There's a lot of tech companies that are growing here, and even though there's always been a lot of vacancies, the number has definitely grown," said Reese Lord, tech sector lead for WorkSystems. Portland Business Journal

Intel hits a wall on Moore's Law; growth in computing power finally slows
Intel has been pushing the laws of physics for years. Now, physics is pushing back. The chipmaker has again delayed the rollout of its 10-nanometer technology, the next generation of smaller, smarter, faster microprocessors. Originally expected in 2015, Intel now says the chips won't be widely available before 2019 - and maybe not until late in the year. The Oregonian

OPPORTUNITIES

EECS Graduation Celebration
Friday, June 15 | Ceremony starts at 3:30 p.m. | Gill Coliseum
This event is just for Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering graduates. Students who have graduated or will be graduating in Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018, Summer 2018, or Fall 2018 are welcome to participate. Students can choose to participate in the June 16 university-wide commencement, the EECS Graduation Celebration, or both. Diplomas are only awarded at university commencement. his is a cap and gown ceremony. Graduation caps and gowns can be purchased from the Beaver Store, or borrow one from a friend. Be sure to order an orange tassel. Graduate students must also purchase a hood.

Free MATLAB Courses
Need to learn MATLAB for homework or research? Build your MATLAB skills using our self-paced online courses. Learn with short video demonstrations and programming exercises in your web browser. Topics include: Basic MATLAB, MATLAB Programming, Data Processing, Deep Learning, ODEs, Linear Algebra, Data Visualization, Machine Learning, Statistics.

New course for Fall 2018: ECE 599 - Advanced Power Electronics
My name is Yue Cao, and I am an incoming assistant professor in the Energy Systems Group. This is continuation of ECE 431/531 and will cover additional topics and/or explore further on previously touched topics. The course will also be supplementary to or co-requisite of other courses such as ECE 438/538 and ECE 432/532, which will be offered in the subsequent quarters. A tentative course description: Advanced topics in power electronics control and modulation, circuit topologies, power quality, inductor and transformer design, power semiconductor devices, gate drives, and thermal design. Numerous application examples such as dc-ac multilevel inverters, switched-capacitor dc-dc converters, resonant converters, wideband gap (SiC and GaN) devices, etc. The course is currently listed for MW 2-4 PM under CRN 19268. I welcome your registration once it is open.

Volunteer at the 2018 Undergraduate Engineering Expo!
This year the Engineering Expo is happening on Friday, May 18. The College of Engineering needs student to help on May 17 and 18 with setting up, event activities, and tearing down. Volunteer for two or more hours and receive a free Expo t-shirt! We need your help to make this year’s Expo a success! Interested in volunteering? Sign up at: http://signup.com/go/QLtgcSE.

PCOSW seeks nominations for the 2018 University Mentoring and Professional Development Award
This award, presented each September at University Day, recognizes a classified employee, professional faculty, or faculty member who excels in mentoring, supporting, and encouraging OSU employees, especially women and those from under-represented groups. The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 4. To access the nomination form link, please visit http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/pcosw/awards-scholarships

Registration Open for 2018 OSU Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) Event
CUE provides undergraduates with an excellent opportunity to showcase their research or creative activities. OSU undergraduates in all years of study, all academic disciplines, and all stages of research or creative work are eligible to present. Students can present solo or group projects. While most students present research posters, we invite students with artistic/creative projects and Ecampus students to apply as well. Please encourage students that you mentor/advise to present! The event will be held on Thursday May 24, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, in the MU Ballroom. Details and the registration link are available at: communications.oregonstate.edu/events/cue. The deadline for registering for CUE is May 14 at 5:00 PM.

Google Code Jam Kickstart
Ready to solve fun, challenging problems? Throughout the year, Code Jam hosts online Kickstart rounds that give participants the opportunity to test and grow their coding abilities, while getting a glimpse into the programming skills needed for a technical career at Google. Participate in one — or join them all!

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

2018-19 Oregon Space Grant Consortium Scholarship and Fellowship Program
The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) is pleased to provide students attending our member colleges and universities opportunities to apply for scholarship and fellowship awards that support their academic goals and recognize their achievements. Opportunities are open to new and continuing students in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and STEM education disciplines. The scholarship and fellowship program supports the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) objectives of fostering and encouraging career goals in STEM and STEM education. Women and underrepresented minorities in the STEM fields are strongly encouraged to apply. Application Deadline: May 25, 2018.

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. 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

Structure-aware Analysis and Synthesis for Foreground Extraction, Portrait Enhancement, and Tracking in AR
Monday, May 7 | 4:00pm to 4:50pm | LINC 200
I-Chen Lin, Associate Professor, National Chiao Tung University

GRADUATE EXAMS

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Ahmed ElShater
Tuesday, May 8 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM | KEC 1007
Power Efficient Scalable Frequency High Resolution Analog-to-Digital Converters
Major Advisor: Un-Ku Moon; Committee: Gabor Temes, Tejasvi Anand, Arun Natarajan; GCR: Ravi Balasubramanian

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Calvin Lee
Wednesday, May 9 | 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM | KEC 3114
Design Techniques for Power Efficient High Resolution Data Converters
Major Advisor: Un-Ku Moon; Committee: Tejasvi Anand, Karti Mayaram, Gabor Temes; GCR: Leonard Coop

PhD Final Examination – Iftekhar Ahmed
Thursday, May 10 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | KEC 1007
Improving the Quality of Software Using Mutation Testing and Fault Prediction
Major Advisor: Carlos Jensen; Committee: Alex Groce, Paul McKenney, Minor Advisor: Lisa Madsen; GCR: Margaret Louise Niess

EVENTS

Edwards Distinguished Lecture
Thursday, May 10 | 4 to 4:50 p.m. | Kearny Hall 112 (reception to follow)
Edward Kavazanjian, Regents Professor and the Ira A. Fulton Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at Arizona State University, will give the lecture “Geo-Alchemy (Turning Sand into Sandstone) and other Biogeotechnologies.”

Launch-U Speaker Series: Innovating the Outdoors
With Adam Allen, Founder, Wildish
Thursday, May 10 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Austin Hall 100
The Launch-U Speaker Series is open to students of all majors who have a desire to explore and pursue entrepreneurship. Launch-U is co-sponsored by InnovationX, the Entrepreneurship Student Club, and the College of Engineering. To RSVP for this event, click here.

Fundamentals of Process Improvement: Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certification
Friday, May 11 | 9am-12pm | MU Multipurpose Room 13 | Free
Enhance your teamwork and leadership skills in a hands-on workshop from the premier business methodology used by Fortune 500 companies. Hosted by the US Navy as part of Navy Visibility Day. Please note: Students are required to pre-register to navy.lss@uwgny.com. This is so that the US Navy is able to manage the number of attendees as well as prep the completion certificates ahead of time. This is not a drop-in event. Students must be available for the full duration of the event.

DevOps DayCamp
Saturday, May 12 | 9:30 am - 3:30 pm | 1001 Kelley Engineering Center | Free, including lunch
DevOps DayCamp is a follow-up event to DevOps BootCamp Fall Kickoff. The hands-on workshop is designed to teach participants DevOps, a program development process that includes building, testing, and releasing software. If you didn't attend BootCamp in the Fall, it will be helpful if you become familiar with the content that was covered there (found in the DevOps website). Bring your laptop. Free pizza lunch!

Robot Film Festival
Tuesday, May 15 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM | Courtyard Corvallis by Marriott, 400 SW 1st Street | Free
Dr. Heather Knight, OSU Robotics and Computer Science Professor
50-minute selection of short films from past Robot Film Festivals. The annual Robot Film Festival was founded in 2011 and celebrates positive storytelling about robots; bringing together interdisciplinary communities of filmmakers, technologists, tinkerers and artists. Having traveled to NYC, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, and Los Angeles, this summer's festival will take place July 14, 2018 in Portland at the McMenamins Mission Theater. Get a first taste here at da Vinci Days STEAM Series!

Google Earth Engine Workshops (3 sessions)
Wednesday, May 23 | LaSells Stewart Center | Free
Session 1A: 9:00 - 13:00, Ag Production Room >> EE-101: A hands-on introduction to Google Earth Engine
Session 1B: 14:00 - 17:00, Ag Production Room >> EE-102: Intermediate Earth Engine topics
Session 2: 14:00 - 17:00, Ag Leaders Room >> EE-201: Advanced Earth Engine topics
Information and to register: https://goo.gl/xDF86Z

EECS Graduation Celebration
Friday, June 15 | Ceremony starts at 3:30 p.m. | Gill Coliseum
This event is just for Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering graduates. Students who have graduated or will be graduating in Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018, Summer 2018, or Fall 2018 are welcome to participate. Students can choose to participate in the June 16 university-wide commencement, the EECS Graduation Celebration, or both. Diplomas are only awarded at university commencement. his is a cap and gown ceremony. Graduation caps and gowns can be purchased from the Beaver Store, or borrow one from a friend. Be sure to order an orange tassel. Graduate students must also purchase a hood.

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

How to ask for feedback on your interview performance
You can — and should — ask for feedback, says Denise Dudley, a San Luis Obispo, California-based professional trainer, speaker, and author of Work It! Get In, Get Noticed, Get Promoted. “You really have nothing to lose as long as you do it cordially,” she says. Monster

Dos And Don’ts To Help You Ace Your Next Phone Interview
These preliminary conversations are so vital to the interview process that they can make or break your opportunity to land your dream job. Here are some basic dos and don’ts that will help you ace your initial phone interview. WayUp

Four Ways To Blow A Job Interview In Less Than Five Minutes
When candidates completely mess up an interview, how do they do it? What are the "fatal" interview mistakes to avoid? Forbes

Engineering Job Club (Online version)
Spring term is here and if you’re graduating, there’s one more thing that just got added to your to-do list: Find a job. Wondering how you’re supposed to fit this in with classes, capstone projects, and everything else going on? Sign up for Engineering Job Club, a weekly email series that breaks the entire process down into manageable chunks. The series will help you set reminders, stay motivated, and work toward landing that engineering position you want, all on your own schedule. Register in Handshake today! Series starts April 9th, but you’re welcome to jump in at any time. Engineering Job Club sign-up

JOBS

LAST DAY TO APPLY: Student Marketing and Communications Assistant, School of MIME
The major duties of this position include editing School of MIME website, photographing labs, classrooms, and events, developing presentations, and creating graphics for social media. The student will use Drupal, the Adobe Creative Suite, PowerPoint, and a DSLR camera. Student may also maintain database of marketing contacts. https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/57857. Closes at 11:59 p.m. on May 7.

AgBiz Logic Source Code developer (student)
The purpose of this position is to write source code in the development of the AgBiz LogicTM software that includes AgBizClimate, AgBizProfit, AgBizLease, AgBizFinance and AgBizEnvironmentTM. The person in this position will assist the Lead Developer in designing the website and database. Work collaboratively with student programmers from the College of Engineering and Business, the College’s of Science and Agricultural Science IT support unit – COSINe, and ABM and EPP students in the Department of Applied Economics.

Student Information Technology (Student Analyst/Programmer Pool) - OSU Graduate School
The Graduate School seeks students to assist with development of business applications using the Salesforce platform. We are looking for students who can begin work immediately (Spring 2018) or during the summer. Support users with technical issues over the phone, email, or in person. Work on a team to develop and maintain a Salesforce Org, completing assigned tasks in a timely manner. Position has no decision making authority. Decisions are made in consultation with assigned Supervisor, IT Director, or other members of the Graduate School IT staff.

Student Information Technology - OSU Client Services
Members of the IS Service Desk are the first line of technical support for Community Network clients and students, staff & faculty at Oregon State University. Client Services is responsible for all aspects of IT support for its customers. Fields support requests via walk-in, email or over the phone. Researches, troubleshoots and answers computing questions; instructs where needed. Builds and repairs computers; troubleshoots operating systems and application errors.

Web & Mobile Manager - Orange Media Network
Orange Media Network, the award-winning student media program on campus, is looking for a User Experience Specialist for the 2018-2019 academic year. Our organization includes The Daily Barometer newspaper, three magazines, the KBVR radio and TV stations, and a Web & Mobile department. This 10 hour a week position will work to maintain the Orange Media Network website and provide quality control. Qualified applicants will have extensive HTML/CSS and JavaScript experience, as well as strong teamwork and communication skills. The job description and application are available here: http://sli.oregonstate.edu/omn/getinvolved at the bottom of the page under ‘Web & Mobile.’ If you have any questions feel free to email us at omn.engagement@oregonstate.edu.

COSINE Helpdesk Student
Members of the Cosine helpdesk are the first line of technical support for the Colleges of Science, Liberal Arts, Education and a few departments in the College of Agriculture at Oregon State University. Cosine is responsible for all aspects of IT support for its customers. Fields support requests via walk-in, email or over the phone. Researches, troubleshoots and answers computing questions; instructs where needed. Builds and repairs computers; troubleshoots operating systems and application errors. Documents requests and reports issues.

Student Analyst, CASS Software Development Group
You will be working in a development environment. Each day, students 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.

Student Developer, CASS-Software Development Group
This position is responsible for reporting to work at scheduled time and reporting to their scheduled CASS manager. You will be working in a development environment. Each day, students receive their assignments from the full-time development staff mentor.

FAIS Intern - City of Corvallis
Perform duties such as assist the work group with evaluation and implementation of automation solutions and projects for the treatment plants and SCADA systems; support human machine interface work stations, automation servers, industrial control systems, automation networks, wireless systems, security systems and databases; assist with research, development, testing, deployment and maintenance of industrial control system hardware and software, automation network domain hardware and software, data management applications and databases, and security systems and procedures; assists with troubleshooting control systems, automation networks, and database problems; and implementing corrective actions.

Cambia Consumer Solutions Strategy and Partnership Internship
The CCS Strategy and Partnership Intern will be an integral member of the team performing the following duties: Support the development of a business case and execution plan to work with Cambia’s Consumer Solutions team and external business partners. Assist in implementing the end-to-end strategic plan to execute on partnerships. Research companies as part of the evaluation process. Prepare contract-related documentation. Work with consumer experience, research, product and technical teams to understand requirements and capability needs. Support Cambia information security, privacy and legal teams and policies to protect and safeguard business and consumer information, including HIPAA and PII.

Entry Level Dev Ops professionals - Dev Technology
We’ve had some very successful hires from Oregon State and would love to continue the trend! The Dev Ops role below has many requirements for experience, but academic experience (used for a project or exercise) will also be considered. The DevOps Engineer will be a member of an agile team that is responsible for supporting planning, designing, development, testing, deployment, operations and maintenance of biometric exchange cloud infrastructure, related web applications, and reporting capabilities. The ideal candidate - in collaboration with the team – will enhance customer experience, increase capacity to innovate, and speed up time to value by providing the tools and culture to facilitate efficient release, predictability, and success.

Product / Test Engineer - Avnera Corporation
Seeking an experienced Product / Test Engineer to develop, debug HW/SW, and support production for wireless and mixed-signal semiconductor ICs. Perform IC Product and Test Engineering duties including, but not limited to, analysis of IC designs, design verification, hardware and software development for bench and ATE test, characterization, yield enhancement, failure analysis, and support high volume production related activates. Ability to work with a group of IC designers and be solely responsible for successfully bringing a full test program development to completion.

Software Engineer (C++ / Python) - Rogue Wave Software
Rogue Wave Software is looking for a talented JUNIOR, MID OR SENIOR LEVEL developer to join a team of dedicated engineers maintaining, enhancing, and modernizing C++ class libraries. Come and join our growing software company as we help organizations simplify complex software development, improve code quality and shorten cycle times. Develop high-performance C++ classes covering a wide range of domains (data structures, databases, networking, concurrency, security, analytics). Maintain and enhance end-to-end build and test automation and deployment systems. Port products across a range of platforms and compilers (Linux, Windows, Solaris, AIX, HPUX). Provide task estimates and accurately report progress as part of an Agile process.

Analyst Programmer - OSU Enterprise Computing Services
The person selected will act as an applications architect and lead a small team composed of full time and student developers in the overarching design and growth of a web services API infrastructure. This position suits a programmer/analyst with extensive development experience with intertwined enterprise-class production systems and those looking for a change from frequent corporate travel. The ideal candidate is an organized and procedural individual with a strong sense of responsibility and accountability and the ability to dig deeply into technical puzzles and challenges. You will actively evaluate and support new technologies and be the lead in the technical planning and deployment of API’s.

Analyst Programmer - OSU IT Infrastructure Services
This position serves as a key member of the Identity & Access Management (IAM) team. The position contributes to the vision of the future IAM state at OSU and is responsible for managing one or more key IAM systems. Additionally, this position serves as a team lead the Infrastructure Integrations team, overseeing automation processes and integration of key systems. He or she is responsible for implementing the vision and strategy set by Information Services leadership and ensures that services are effectively and appropriately delivered to meet the diverse and dynamic needs of Oregon State University.

Computer Science and Engineering Instructor pool - OSU-Cascades
OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon invites applications for one or more fixed-term, non-tenure-track full/part-time Instructor positions to teach on a term by term basis for the 2018-2019 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. Some of these appointments may be reviewed for renewal or transition to an instructional position on an annual basis at the discretion of the Dean. Instructors may be needed to teach on campus undergraduate courses in the following areas: Computer Science and Engineering.

EE Project Engineer - Samata Consulting
Are you a highly-motivated self-starter who takes ownership, follows up, and is technically sound? Are you looking for a position where you can use your superb Project Management, Organization, and Interpersonal skills? We’re are Consulting Engineers who provide Electrical Engineering services with technical expertise and excellent client satisfaction, located in Portland, OR. Responsibilities: Complete Electrical Engineering and Construction projects by planning, organizing, and controlling all elements of projects. Reviews project plans and proposals to develop project objectives. Oversees and coordinates technical aspects of project, providing technical expertise. Maintains project integrity and reputation through compliance with state and federal regulations.

Software Development Engineer - CASS
The Center for Applied Systems & Software (CASS) is seeking a Systems Development Engineer. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. This position is involved in enterprise software and systems engineering and requires considerable independent judgment. The individual in this position, and the student software development team that they manage, provide custom software solutions that support academic and non-academic units at OSU, as well as state agencies and other clients.

Electrical Engineer-Entry Level - Boeing
The Boeing Company is now hiring Entry Level Electrical Engineers. Boeing Commercial Airplanes is committed to being the leader in commercial aviation by offering airplanes and services that deliver superior design, efficiency and value to our customers and a superior flying experience to their customers. This Entry Level opportunity is located in Everett, Washington. We are looking for energetic, creative, and self-driven Electrical Engineers to work on Commercial Aircraft Electric Systems. The candidate will work in a collaborative, exciting environment supporting new products, improving existing products, and/or supporting our fleet of airplanes in service. The job offers the opportunity to be mentored by senior engineers and work with world class experts across functions (design, suppliers, manufacturing, and in-service support).

Network Admin / Programmer - Gene Tools
A small biotech company in Philomath, Oregon, is looking for a full-time, in-house person to administer networks and perform general IT duties. The custom nature of our research equipment necessitates some programming as well. Responsibilities and Duties: network administration; manage information technology and computer systems; plan, build, organize, control and evaluate IT and electronic data operations; ensure security of data, network access and backup systems; coordinate outside consultants; assist in-house users.

Computer Science Instructor - Renton Technical College
As a Computer Science Instructor, you know what it takes to become a full-stack developer. You bring your passion for coding to the classroom by teaching multiple programming languages, software development, database design, and web applications in our certificate and associate degree programs. You collaborate with colleagues in RTC's Information Technology area of study to make sure that students learn both hardware and software in our newly updated curriculum. You demonstrate a commitment to student success through equitable teaching and learning excellence; a vision for creating a progressive Computer Science program that supports industry needs; and an aptitude for building inclusive relationships with the community.

Featured job opportunities in Handshake

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