ANNOUNCEMENTS

New meningococcal B case on Corvallis campus
A fifth undergraduate student attending Oregon State University in Corvallis in the past year is being treated for meningococcal disease. Students should be vaccinated immediately for meningococcal B disease, which requires at least two doses to be effective. While meningococcal disease is uncommon, it is a serious illness and can result in hearing loss mental impairment or loss of limbs. In 10 to 15 percent of cases, death can result. OSU Student Health Services (SHS) and the Student Health Pharmacy will continue to provide students meningococcal B vaccines in Plageman Hall. http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/infectious-diseases/meningococcal-disease

IN THE NEWS

Why wave power may be the next big thing in green energy
There are more than a thousand different wave converter designs, says Reza Alam, a wave energy researcher at the University of California, Berkeley. Adds Ted Brekken, an energy systems researcher at Oregon State University, “The simple fact is that we're not at a point yet where there's a dominant technological paradigm. It may be that there might not be one." NBC

Embracing Innovation
HP Chief Technology Officer Shane Wall (BS ECE '88) discusses his experience at the top and shares his single best piece of advice. CNN (video)

OSU researcher works on robot swarms
Professor Julie Adams is currently working on six different projects with seven graduate students, both at OSU and Vanderbilt, and she plans to add a post-doctoral researcher and about five undergraduate assistants to her team. Corvallis Gazette-Times

OSU Helping Develop Swarm Drone Capability For Urban Combat Scenarios
Julie Adams is an OSU Computer Science Professor, who’s helping develop technology that’ll allow U.S. troops to control dozens -- even hundreds -- of unmanned aerial and ground based vehicles to help keep soldiers and civilians safe in city warfare scenarios. KLCC

Less Than Seven Minutes
In this post, author Martin Erwig discusses the process of writing his new book Once Upon an Algorithm: How Stories Explain Computing. MIT Press

Danny Dig wins four research paper awards in one year
Danny Dig with his students and collaborators won four prestigious research paper awards at international conferences this year. Dig, an associate professor of computer science in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University, researches software engineering. His focus is on interactive program transformations that improve programmer productivity and software quality. EECS News

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Lasers, molten tin and ultraviolet light chart a path for chipmakers
The future of the semiconductor industry relies on a $120 million machine the size of a school bus. It's a far-out tool that projects narrow waves of light onto silicon wafers, sketching patterns for the circuitry inside future computers, smartphones and the self-driving cars just now beginning to appear on our roadways. Known in the semiconductor industry as extreme ultraviolet lithography, or EUV, it could extend by years the pace of innovation in computer chip technology. As ASML prepares to begin installing its new tools at factories around the world, the staff at its Hillsboro outpost has grown to 500, more than double the number who worked there in the summer of 2016. The Oregonian

OPPORTUNITIES

FIRST® LEGO® League Tournaments
OSU Robotics Club is hosting FIRST® LEGO ® League Local Tournaments on December 9th and 10th. FIRST® LEGO ® League is a program where 4th-8th grade students build, test, and program a robot to solve a series of missions in a robot game. This will require a lot of volunteer help! There are many positions available from single day positions as simple as security up to trained positions as referees or judges. If you are interested in volunteering please use the following website to sign up (you will need to make an account first). https://my.firstinspires.org/Volunteers/Wizard/Search/2?EventId=29749

Course Announcement: Applied Bioinformatics BB485/585
MWF 11:00-11:50 am | MF BEXL 416, W BEXL 324 | Professor: David Hendrix
Applied Bioinformatics gives a thorough, hands-on introduction to the problems and methods of the bioinformatics of nucleic acid sequences and proteins. The goal of this course is to teach you the fundamentals of bioinformatics and enable you to understand and employ software and methods used in answering contemporary questions in bioinformatics. The student will gain a working knowledge of the bioinformatics analysis of contemporary techniques such as sequence alignment, BLAST, motif finding, databases, phylogenetic tree construction, GO Terms, ChIP-Seq peak identification, transcriptome profiling by RNA-Seq, and predicting RNA interactions and structure. Students will gain familiarity with BioPython and the GNU/Linux command line interface. Now with supplementary video lectures!

Super Model Design Competition
Tech Soft 3D wants YOUR best 3D assembly to be the poster model for Tech Soft 3D products! Contestants are required to submit an original 3D mechanical part or assembly that will be judged according to overall quality and model complexity. Winning contestants will receive recognition and cash, with the first place prize of $1500. The submission deadline is December 31, 2017 so get designing!

Basketball Coach - Corvallis Parks & Recreation
Do you love basketball? Help a child learn to love the game the way that you do. Share your skills with the youth of Corvallis by becoming a Parks & Recreation volunteer youth basketball coach! Coaches are needed for boys and girls in grades 2 - 8 from mid January - mid March. Training and Practices begin the week of January 8, 2018. One or two afternoons each week with games on Saturdays through mid March.

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).

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.

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!

RESEARCH EXPERIENCES FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Research Experience for Undergraduates in Montana
The active research groups of the Montana State University Electrical and Computer Engineering Department will offer 8 – 10 REU positions during summer 2018. Most projects in this program involve developing and using optical and acoustic techniques to understand the world around us. Participants must be full-time undergraduates, typically finishing their freshman, sophomore or junior years. Applicants from underrepresented groups are particularly welcome. Participation is limited to US citizens.

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.

GRADUATE EXAMS

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Tadesse Zemicheal
Tuesday, November 28 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Covell 117
Anomaly detection and probabilistic diagnosis for automated data quality control
Major Advisor: Thomas Dietterich; Committee: Alan Fern, Fuxin Li, Mike Rosulek; GCR: Debashis Mondal

PhD Final Examination – Michael Lam
Tuesday, November 28 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | KEC 1007
Fine-Grained Object Recognition Under Limited Training Data
Major Advisor: Sinisa Todorovic; Committee: Thomas Dietterich, Alan Fern, Fuxin Li; GCR: John Bolte

MS Final Examination – Sean Penney
Tuesday, November 28 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | KEC 1126
A Study of Explanations and Information Foraging in Real-Time Strategy Games
Major Advisor: Margaret Burnett; Committee: Anita Sarma, Christopher Scaffidi; GCR: Christopher Parrish

MS Final Examination – Bhargav Chandravadan Pandya
Tuesday, November 28 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | KEC 1007
How do Programmers Forage through Variants? Modeling Hierarchical Foraging and Changelogs
Major Advisor: Margaret Burnett; Committee: Anita Sarma, Mike Bailey; GCR: Jimmy Yang

MS Final Examination – Yifan Zhang
Wednesday, November 29 | 12:10 AM - 12:00 PM | KEC 1007
Applying Deep Learning in Street View Imagery for Environmental Health Research
Major Advisor: Lizhong Chen; Committee: Mike Bailey, Committee: Amir Nayyeri

MS Final Examination – Fang Qi
Wednesday, November 29 | 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM | KEC 1226
Improving Peak Power Shaving in Data Centers using Deep Neural Networks
Major Advisor: Lizhong Chen; Committee: Larry Cheng, Mario Magaña

PhD Final Examination – Matthew Clothier
Monday, December 4 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM | KEC 2057
3D Voronoi Subdivision for Simulating Destructible and Granular Materials
Major Advisor: Mike Bailey; Committee: Eugene Zhang, Mike Rosulek, Julia Jones; GCR: Harry Yeh

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Brent Carmer
Monday, December 4 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | KEC 1007
Almost Nearly Practical Cryptographic Obfuscation
Major Advisor: Mike Rosulek; Committee: Mariana Raykova, Glencora Borradaile, Attila Yavuz; GCR: Clayton Petsche

MS Final Examination – Thuan Nguyen
Monday, December 4 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | KEC 1007
Achievable Rate Regions Using Novel Location Assisted Coding (LAC)
Major Advisor: Thinh Nguyen; Committee: Raviv Raich, Jinsub Kim, Bella Bose; GCR: Yun-Shik Lee

EVENTS

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.

Panel discussion on forest fires in Oregon
Wednesday, November 29 | 5:00-6:30 pm | Reception: Kearney Hall Atrium 5:00 – 5:30 | Panel discussion: Kearney Hall Room 112 5:30 – 6:30
The Willamette Valley Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) would like to invite you to join us for an engaging panel discussion on forest fires in Oregon. The panel features two OSU researchers (Dr. Brenda McComb, Emeritus Dean and Professor in the Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society and Dr. James Johnston, Research Associate in Forest Engineering, Resources & Management), along with Kyle Proctor, an OSU graduate student in the department of Biological and Ecological Engineering who was caught in the Eagle Creek Fire in September this year. Prior to the panel, we will host a reception to recognize the OSU College of Engineering for their ongoing support of SWE. All are welcome! The event is free and open to the public. Please share with your colleagues.

Corvallis ChickTech Benefit Night
Stop by Chipotle (2501 NW Monroe) December 6 from 5:00 to 9:00pm to support your local ChickTech chapter! Mention ChickTech to your cashier, and 50% of your proceeds will be donated toward our workshops and programs that seek to empower, support, and increase the confidence of women and girls in technology. You can learn more about ChickTech's impact and how you can make a difference at our website.

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.

A Recruiter Shares The Best Way To Follow Up On A Job Application
Whether you’re passively targeting one or two specific opportunities or peppering your field with inquiries, here are the most important things to think about when you follow up after a job application. Fast Company

34 Words And Phrases That Scream 'I'm a Leader' On Resumes
It’s one thing to be good at tasks, projects and areas of specialization, but if you’re aspiring to manage teams, you simply can’t stop there. You also have to position yourself as an inspiring, effective leader. Forbes

Four Ways To Practice For Your Job Interview So You Sound Prepared But Not Overly Rehearsed
If you are looking for a job and not currently doing any interview practice, you want to do some preparation ASAP and not worry about sounding overly rehearsed. (You can start with these five steps for interview preparation.) Forbes

JOBS

CBEE Info Tech
This recruitment will be used to fill multiple part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) Student Information Technology position for the School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering at Oregon State University (OSU). Managing windows computers and applications in the College of Engineering. Assist in automation of operating system deployment and software using Microsoft Systems Configuration Manager, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, Windows ADK, and other tools. Building of operating system images and silent software installations of engineering applications. Hardware and software trouble shooting, and maintaining an accurate inventory.

Student Technical Assistant (Shuman) - OSU Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
This recruitment will be used to hire a number of part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week for undergraduate students) Student Support Services positions for the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Oregon State University (OSU). Positions may include activities such as mentoring, checking off work, holding office hours, helping with recitation, and/or helping with 2 hour labs with direct guidance from the supervisor.

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.

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.

Developer Interns - CBT Nuggets
Our Bend team is currently looking to hire 1 - 2 Developer Interns to work in a temporary capacity up to 40 hours a week at our Bend office. As an Engineering Intern, you will work closely with a mentor as well as a group of other engineers and CBT staff. You will work on a common project with your mentor as well as any miscellaneous tasks that may arise. By completing these tasks you will gain valuable experience using the latest development trends while practicing agile methodologies in an engaging and exciting environment.

Web Project Coordinator/Dev - OSU College of Business
This position is responsible for planning and project management for the development and technical maintenance of the College’s web presence. The individual reports to the Director of Marketing, and should have an artistic sensibility, as well as the technical skills to maintain a dynamic, compelling and functional website. The incumbent will collaborate with the marketing and communication team as well as leadership in the College of Business.

Electrical Engineer - OS Engineering
OS Engineering is a hands-on electrical engineering firm, offering services from feasibility analysis to commissioning and beyond. The Electrical Engineer is responsible for designing, repairing, maintaining, modernizing, and delivering control systems, which are systems that uses sensors and detectors to measure the output performance of the process being controlled; these measurements are used to provide corrective feedback helping to achieve the desired performance.

Electrical Engineer - OS Engineering
OS Engineering is a hands-on electrical engineering firm, offering services from feasibility analysis to commissioning and beyond. The Electrical Engineer is responsible for designing, repairing, maintaining, modernizing, and delivering reliable, stable sources of power to customers ranging from industrial manufacturing facilities to utilities. The goal is the efficient use of energy to create and distribute power.

Design & Development Component Engineer - Micro Systems Engineering
Micro Systems Engineering, Inc (MSEI) is a pioneer in developing innovative technologies and medical devices that save and enhance the quality of life for millions of individuals living with cardiovascular disorders. This position works to specify, develop and evaluate electronic components and systems in package for use in high-reliability and high quality implantable medical assemblies. Lead development of new components in a cross-functional team for new product applications. Work with internal partners and suppliers to identify electronic components to be used in the BOM and the schematic. Lead testing and validation of components for implantable medical applications, by performing appropriate electrical and environmental stress tests. Work directly with the suppliers and the Supply Chain department to resolve any technical issues with components.

Become a Cyber Officer - US Army
Army Cyber Command is interested in applicants with a four-year degree, master’s degree, or doctorate in a computer science or related field. Are you a programmer, web developer or data scientist? Do you enjoy solving a challenge with a innovative tool, script, program, or reverse engineering a piece of equipment? Qualified civilians can now directly apply for a commission as an officer in U.S. Army Cyber. That means you could join the Army at the rank of First Lieutenant or higher, and start building the future of Army Cyber warfare.

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.

Faculty Positions in Autonomous and Connected Systems - Michigan State University
The College of Engineering at Michigan State University invites applications for multiple tenure‐system faculty positions in the area of autonomous and connected systems. These positions are part of a major MSU initiative, CANVAS (Connected and Autonomous Networked‐Vehicles for Active Safety), which focuses on conducting advanced research in the area of autonomous and connected vehicles. As the nation’s pioneer “land‐grant” university and the largest academic institution in the state of Michigan, MSU has a long tradition of partnering with public and private enterprises in automation and major companies in the automotive industry. The CANVAS initiative at MSU aims at creating a close partnership between MSU and the automotive industry to enable advanced technologies and provide educational and student engagement opportunities in support of the most transformational period in mobility.

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.

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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