KUDOS

Computer science students Mitchell Schenk, Aidan Grimshaw, and Benjamin Lee took first place in the International Collegiate Programming Contest Division II Northwest site competition. OSU's two Division I teams, consisting of Anne Lei, Tasman Thenell, Austin Row; and Erich Kramer, Cody Schlabach, and Rey Pocius; also scored well in their competition.

Julie A. Adams, professor of computer science and associate director for Deployed Systems and Policy of the Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute, was selected to attend the CCC Leadership in Science Policy Institute workshop where 24 faculty participants were trained to inform science policy at the federal government level.

IN THE NEWS

OSU researcher part of DARPA grant for autonomous drone swarms
An Oregon State University computer science professor is part of a team that will receive up to $7.1 million to develop a drone swarm infrastructure to help the U.S. military in urban combat. Julie A. Adams of OSU’s College of Engineering is on one of two teams of “swarm systems integrators” whose job is to develop the system infrastructure and integrate the work of the “sprint” teams that will focus on swarm tactics, swarm autonomy, human-swarm teaming, physical experimentation and virtual environments. EurekAlert!OSU news release

How a Matchmaking AI Conquered (and Was Exiled) from Tinder
It all started in a bar in 2014. Weary of watching his friends spend their nights swiping left or right on dating apps like Tinder, Justin Long of Vancouver decided to automate the process. Heather Knight said it's reasonable to expect AI to thrive in the dating app scene, since that space is predominantly non-verbal and doesn't rely on the skills AI has yet to master. "No tonality, no facial expressions, all you have is just words," she said. Motherboard

Mike Rosulek Receives Visa Research Award
Mike Rosulek, assistant professor of computer science in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University, received a Visa Faculty Research Award to advance methods of customer privacy and fraud detection. EECS News

Collaboration to Catch Hackers
Cyberattacks are getting more frequent, bigger, and more destructive. New research at Oregon State University aims to stop hackers by combining the muscle power of artificial intelligence with the brains of cybersecurity experts. The project is led by Galois Inc. and includes collaborators at University of Edinburgh and Synaptiq. Engineering Out Loud (podcast)

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

19 Portland companies that are hiring like there's no tomorrow
Oregon companies continue to post solid hiring numbers, with 3,711 more workers finding jobs during the third quarter's last month (the unemployment rate can vary based on claims filings and other factors). With that in mind, we took a look at several businesses that, through our stories or just as asides, have told us they're hiring. Portland Business Journal

OPPORTUNITIES

URSA Engage - Call for Student Applications - Undergraduate Research
The goal of URSA Engage is to provide first and second year students, and transfer students in their first year at OSU, opportunities to pursue research or a creative activity under the guidance of an OSU mentor. Students who are selected will receive an award of $750 and their faculty mentors will receive $250 in development funds. The program is available to undergraduates across all academic disciplines. Projects will take place from the middle of winter term 2018 through the end of spring term 2018 (15 weeks at 5 hrs/week).

HEST 242/542: “Household Energy In Guatemala” 3-credit Field Course -- Info Session November 16th
Students from any major are invited to travel to Guatemala for 10 days in September 2018 to learn about the household energy poverty facing 40% of the world’s families and the technologies and policies needed to help address it. Please join the humanitarian engineering program for an info session on the course Thursday, November 16th at 5:15 pm in the Willamette West room of the Valley Library. More details on the info session are here and details about the past course here. Please contact the course leader, Asst. Prof. of mechanical engineering Dr. Nordica MacCarty, Nordica.maccarty@oregonstate.edu, with any questions.

Social Justice Retreats at OSU: Applications Now Open
There are several retreats that support social change offered at Oregon State: Racial Aikido, Multiracial Aikido, International Student Social Justice Retreat, Examining White Identity in a Multicultural World, and Examining White Identity for Faculty and Staff. As a partnership between Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), Diversity & Cultural Engagement (DCE), Student Leadership & Involvement (SLI), University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS), these weekend long retreats promote a campus dialogue about race and racism. Each of the retreats engage in the active exploration of the concept of race and how race influences our lived experiences and interactions.

GEM-ASEE Doctoral Engineering Research Showcase
January 22-23, 2018 | Washington, DC
The National GEM Consortium (GEM) and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) are pleased to announce the first-of-its-kind GEM-ASEE Doctoral Engineering Research Showcase. We invite doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and new faculty to display their leading-edge technical research and connect with potential agency sponsors and academic employers. They will present their research – which may be either interdisciplinary or a single engineering and computing discipline – in poster format. This event will be held in conjunction with an Agency/University Fair that will feature representatives from government research agencies and universities seeking faculty hires. Deadline for Presenter and Participants application is Nov 17, 2017.

Grow with Google: Learn new skills & apply for a Udacity scholarship
Join us in person for free training, tools, and events to help you grow your skills, career, or business. Students and teachers can learn how to put the latest technology to work inside and outside of the classroom. Click this link to learn more and see what cities we’ll be visiting. We’re also partnering with Udacity to offer 50,000 scholarships for anyone looking to kick-start their Android or web development careers too -- apply here!

2018 Graduate Research Showcase
Thursday, February 8 | LaSells Stewart Center and CH2M Hill Alumni Center
Registration is now open for the 2018 Graduate Research Showcase taking place on Feb. 8. The Graduate Research Showcase is a daylong opportunity for you to advance your professional knowledge and skills, network with industry partners, and share your research with industry, faculty, peers, and the community. We are also pleased to welcome Jorge Cham, who will be giving the keynote at a luncheon exclusively for College of Engineering graduate students who present a poster and/or attend the career panel. Please read the schedule and details regarding the Graduate Research Showcase, and learn what last year’s graduate students had to say about the event. Space is limited to 200 students and registration will close Nov. 20, so do not procrastinate in securing your spot!

URSA Engage Program - Funding for Undergraduate Research
URSA Engage is a program designed to help students across all OSU campuses and disciplines establish mentoring relationships early in their academic programs. First and second year students, and transfer students in their first year at OSU, are eligible to apply. URSA Engage awardees receive $750 and mentors receive $250 in scholarly development funds. Each student must partner with a professor to submit an application. Students who want to know more about this program and would like an opportunity to network with professors who are looking to partner with undergraduates on URSA Engage applications should sign up for one or both of these URSA Engage Information/Networking Workshops. RSVP to reserve your spot.

  • November 16, 5:00-6:30pm
  • December 1, 5:00-6:30pm

CASS Software Development Series 
Thursdays | 6-7pm
Learn the latest software development tools and techniques from the group who knows it best - CASS! Working on custom software projects for clients both at OSU and in industry with students learning along the way is what we do. This give us an edge on what is currently going on out in the software development real world. Topics include Java Script, source control, and ASP.NET MVC. (Note: Due to our excellent turn out at our first Software Development Series event, we have moved to a larger room!)

  • Nov 16: Java Script III | KEC 1001

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs
Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation. Predoctoral application deadline: December 14, 2017. Dissertation and Postdoctoral application deadlines: December 7, 2017.

AfterCollege Scholarships

  • 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. Deadline: December 31.
  • 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. Deadline: December 31.
  • 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. Deadline: December 31.

Apriorit Computer Science Scholarship Program for College Students
Apriorit offers a $1000 educational technology grant for high school seniors and graduate students in USA, who have been enrolled at a college or university for a computer engineering or computer science program this year. We want to support young people passionate about IT and planning to build their career in this field. Application deadline: July 1, 2018.

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Helping to improve the quality of software systems by inferring defects using static and dynamic analysis
Presented by Iftekhar Ahmed, Oregon State University
Monday, November 27 | 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM | LPSC 125

GRADUATE EXAMS

PhD Final Examination – Tsung-Han Chiang
Thursday, November 16 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM | KEC 1007
Electronic Conduction Mechanisms
Major Advisor: John Wager; Committee: Albrecht Jander, Larry Cheng, Alan Wang; GCR: Len Coop

EVENTS

OSU Advantage Accelerator Startup Showcase
Tue, November 14 | 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM | CH2M HILL Alumni Center Ballroom | Free
This year, the Startup Showcase provides an opportunity to learn about emerging technologies from Oregon State University, hear stories from local entrepreneurs, and network with professionals in our community. (Presenters include Assistant Professor Heather Knight, who will talk about social robotics).

Special One-Hour Animation Presentation and Q&A with Pixar Production Designer, Harley Jessup
Wednesday, November 15 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | PHAR 305
Join us for a one-hour presentation and Q&A by Harley Jessup, OSU Alumnus (BFA Graphic Design, 1976), including information about Pixar's newest film, "Coco." HARLEY JESSUP (Production Designer) joined Pixar Animation Studios in 1996 as production designer for “Monsters, Inc.” His other Pixar production design credits include the Academy Award®-winning feature “Ratatouille,” the Golden Globe®-nominated “Cars2” and “The Good Dinosaur.” Register: https://oregonstate.joinhandshake.com/events/97560/share_preview.

Machine Learning/A.I. Club Sponsored by Intel
Thursday, November 16 | 6:00 p.m. | KEC 1001
Learn how to become a Machine Learning developer and projects on campus. Any experience level welcome, programming will be involved and technical assistance provided. Free food and Intel swag. Bring your laptop.

CASS Software Development Series
Thursdays | 6-7pm
Learn the latest software development tools and techniques from the group who knows it best - CASS! Working on custom software projects for clients both at OSU and in industry with students learning along the way is what we do. This give us an edge on what is currently going on out in the software development real world. Topics include Java Script, source control, and ASP.NET MVC. (Note: Due to our excellent turn out at our first Software Development Series event, we have moved to a larger room!)

  • Nov 16: Java Script III | KEC 1001

SYMPOSIUM – Oregon Applied Sustainability Experience (OASE) Internship Program
Friday, Nov. 17 | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.| OSU Memorial Union 213: Pan-Afrikan Sankofa Room
The Oregon Applied Sustainability Experience links high level, college students with area businesses to conduct sustainability research. This research includes life cycle assessment, energy and water reduction, toxics use reduction and more. Learn about paid internship & professor advisory opportunities in 2018.

Workshop: Technical Interview Presentations
Wednesday, Nov 29 | 3 pm | 221 Johnson Hall
This workshop will cover how to create a strong PowerPoint presentation for use during technical interviews. The workshop is designed for engineering graduate students who are interested in pursuing industry jobs, but all students are welcome to attend.

Bend Hack for a Cause 2018
Friday 01/12/18 4:00PM – Sunday 01/14/18 3:00PM | OSU Cascades | $10 students, $20 professionals
Theme: Downtown Livability
Attention students, developers, and professionals with any type of talent you would like to share with the world: we're challenging you to use your powers for good and improve downtown livability in the most creative way possible.

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

College of Engineering Career Drop-In Hours
Mondays 10AM-11AM | Fridays 3PM-4PM | 122 Johnson Hall
Have a quick career development question? Come by our fall drop-in hours to get pointed in the right direction.

8 ways to differentiate yourself to land that next job
You graduate from college and are looking to land your dream job. Or, perhaps you are competing for a promotion within your company or starting a new job search. Regardless of your current situation, you should always work to ensure that you will be highly marketable. The Business Journals

Lessons From a Year At Microsoft
I've learned so much in my year in this new work environment. I've gained and practiced a lot of new technical skills. There are also a lot of non-technical lessons that I've found to be really important in my relatively short time here as well. There are so many unfamiliar concepts, methods, and terms that new hires have to learn that it all seems very daunting at first. LinkedIn

Never Start Your Networking Conversations By Saying These 8 Things
While there are plenty of stories of the ways people have wowed an executive with a memorable opening line or a particularly creative approach, there are far more networking fails than networking unicorns. There’s a fine line between innovative and inappropriate. Here’s what not to say when networking. Fast Company

JOBS

Network Operations Student Field Technician - OSU IT Infrastructure Services
Installation and upgrading of various network related devices such as UPS, Switches, Routers, etc. around campus. Patching, switch installations, occasional basic configuration of a variety of network gear around campus. Data closet maintenance, and remote end troubleshooting in data closets around campus. Wireless network related work, such as coverage walk throughs, remote end troubleshooting, configuration of monitoring tools, and possibly some design tool usage. Very limited amounts of Linux work; Network Operations uses some open source tools, but there is not a lot of effort required at this time.

OSU MIME IT Student Support Specialist
Do you enjoy meeting new people and helping to solve problems? We're looking for students to help support the OSU School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering with technology-related needs. Duties include assistance with computer operations and installation, user support, classroom technology, programming and analysis, network support, and installing and configuring applications. Please apply to posting number P02518SE https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/45990 or send your resume and cover letter to lori.burgeson@oregonstate.edu.

AD Info Tech Assistant (Student)
Provides technical support to Athletics faculty and staff. Responsible for the installation, maintenance, and support of computer hardware and software. This position provides on-site support for customers but may also include answering phone calls, emails, and handling walk-ins.

CS extended internship - Image Manipulation - HP
HP Specialty Printing Systems (SPS) seeks to unleash the power and potential of HP Thermal Inkjet Technology (TIJ) through collaboration. We partner with OEMs to develop a wide range of industrial printing solutions and ink formulations that are used in a variety of applications that include mail addressing, postage, transactions, security printing, and packaging product identification. This is a six to nine month internship, based in Corvallis, Oregon, with SPS’s printheads and inks team to develop a basic color image pipeline that SPS can provide to customers. A color image pipeline will extend SPS’s new printhead control and drive system, allowing customers to easily evaluate process color printing applications.

BS/MS Software Development Intern - CDK Global
As a Software Development Intern you will help to engineer the next generation of enterprise class software solutions at CDK utilizing a broad range of the latest technologies. The intern's primary responsibilities include development of services and components (design, coding, testing). The internship will provide hands-on technical experience and will work with other team members, architects and product owners in the early and continuous delivery of high quality software products that delight our customers. Student must be a results oriented individual, who can use agile software development principles to achieve the desired business outcome.

Electrical Engineer I-III - Columbia Machine, Inc.
Participates in the design and integrated systems for the Palletizer Division as well as process control application by developing engineering specifications, concepts, methods, program logic control as well as completing production.

Digital Analyst - Analytics Pros
Analytics Pros is looking for an aspiring Digital Analyst. The ideal candidate for this key position will possess a natural tendency toward analytical thinking, combined with client-facing consultative communication skills. They will be naturally curious about technology, businesses, the web, analytics, and have a demonstrated history of experimenting with web, or app technology, including any programming or related problem-solving.

Software Engineer - Rockwell Collins
We are currently searching for an entry level Software Engineer to join our Head Up Guidance Systems (HGS)™ Software organization. Rockwell Collins Head up Guidance System™ (HGS) provides pilots with crucial flight symbology on a Head up Display (HUD) to dramatically improve safety and capability for aircraft to land, takeoff, and navigate in degraded visual conditions. Our software engineering organization is primarily responsible for the requirements, design, implementation, and verification of HGS functionality, in a highly-structured environment that is compliant with the guidelines for certified, safety-critical flight software. Our organization also supports military products, enhanced vision systems, and head-worn/helmet-mounted displays.

Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering - University of Washington Tacoma
The Institute of Technology at the University of Washington Tacoma is seeking applications for a tenured or tenure-track Associate Professor for its Electrical Engineering program. Priority areas are analog/digital electronics, power systems, power electronics, robotics and wireless networking for 5G applications. Qualified applicants in all areas of electrical engineering will be considered.

Assistant Professor in Computer Science - University of Washington Tacoma
The Institute of Technology at the University of Washington Tacoma is seeking applications for multiple tenure-track Assistant Professor positions for the Computer Science and Systems program. We are particularly interested in hiring candidates with evidence of effectiveness in teaching courses in one or more of the following areas: introductory programming courses; software engineering; computer architecture; operating systems; and computer ethics. Highly qualified applicants in all areas of computer science will be considered.

Full-Time Lecturer in Electrical Engineering - University of Washington Tacoma
The Institute of Technology at the University of Washington Tacoma is seeking applications for a full-time lecturer position for the new Electrical Engineering (EE) program. This position requires a Master’s degree or higher or foreign equivalent in Electrical or Computer Engineering or a closely related field. Priority areas are analog/digital electronics, power systems, power electronics, robotics and wireless networking for 5G applications. Qualified applicants in all areas of electrical engineering will be considered.

Full-Time Lecturer in Computer Science - University of Washington Tacoma
The Institute of Technology at the University of Washington Tacoma is seeking applications for one full-time lecturer position for the Computer Science and Systems (CSS) program. This position requires a Master’s degree or higher or foreign equivalent in Computer Science or a closely related field. We are particularly interested in hiring candidates with evidence of effectiveness in teaching courses in one or more of the following areas: introductory programming courses; software engineering; computer architecture; operating systems; and computer ethics. Highly qualified applicants in all areas of computer science will be considered.

Electrical Engineer - Cascade Pacific Pulp
The Electrical Engineer’s primary responsibility is to oversee maintenance troubleshooting and project management on the power distribution system and assist with the DCS and PLC systems. The EE will also provide relief supervision and project management support for E&I crews; handle project engineering for small and medium sized capital projects and/or mill maintenance update projects. Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering; 3+ years of experience.

Web Developer - OSU Extended Campus
The Web Developer provides programming support for OSU Extended Campus programmatic and course needs. This position works as part of the Course Development and Training team, collaborating with a diverse group of faculty, administrators and other clients to design and develop instructional technology and other web-based educational resources for courses and modules. This Web Developer designs, develops, tests, implements, and maintains web and multimedia applications. This position collaborates with colleagues in OSU Extended Campus and other partners to design and assemble the programming and media necessary to carry out design plans as conceived by assigned instructional designers.

Analog/Mixed-Signal Design Engineer - Texas Instruments
As a design engineer, you’ll architect new TI products and make our customers’ visions a reality. Specifically, you will define, architect, model, design and document analog, mixed-signal and/or RF integrated circuits (ICs) for use in complex system-on-chips (SoCs). You’ll have the opportunity to work in the emerging and exciting area of single chip millimeter wave radar sensors. Using advanced CMOS technology, these sensors integrate an RF front-end with a DSP and MCU on a single chip. This opportunity involves designing analog/mixed-signal baseband circuits & data converters for our next generation of transceiver products.

Instructor - Computer Science - OSU-Cascades
The Computer Science Instructor should be able to teach a broad range of undergraduate computer science courses including, but not limited to, web development, databases, networking, security, and/or algorithms. Additional areas of teaching include software engineering, machine learning, and big data. More importantly, the ideal candidate should be passionate about code, be able to refine coursework, execute effective modern pedagogy, conduct sound assessments of learning, and cultivate a culture of engaged learners.

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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