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EECS Weekly News: November 7, 2016

ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMING SOON! The College of Engineering at Oregon State University will be launching the first season of Engineering Out Loud, a podcast telling the stories of how our research, faculty, and students are working to create a better future. Stay tuned for more details on how to listen and subscribe.

IN THE NEWS

C&EN's 10 Start-ups to Watch: Inpria
Launched in 2007 with technology developed in the Oregon State University labs of inorganic chemist Douglas A. Keszler [and EECS professor John Wager], Inpria calls itself the first company to purpose-build a photoresist for EUV lithography. C&EN

EECS Minute - ECE 111
ECE 111 is the introductory electrical and computer engineering class for our first year students. They get hands-on experience with hardware, software, and firmware using development boards from NXP Semiconductors. EECS (video)

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Talk Tech To Me: Cyber Security
During this podcast, President and CEO of Technology Association of Oregon, Skip Newberry, talks with Charlie Kawasaki, Entrepreneur in Residence at Galois, about trends in cyber security, how companies and individuals can defend themselves, and the urgent need for strong talent in cyber security. TAO

Jive Software moving headquarters again – but not back to Portland
The company is moving its corporate office next year from a tony address in downtown Palo Alto to a smaller site about 20 miles south in a suburb of San Jose. The downtown Portland office is 52,000 square feet, more than four times bigger than the new, 12,500-square-foot headquarters in Campbell, California. The Oregonian

OPPORTUNITIES

UMass Amherst 2017 Data Science Research Experience for Undergrads (REU) Program
The University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Computer Science will be offering a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in data science this summer. Students will have the opportunity to work on projects touching multiple facets of data science including applications (computational social science, computational ecology and sustainability, health, and more), data analytics (machine learning, natural language processing, information retrieval, and more), and computational infrastructure for data science (databases, parallel and distributed systems, cloud computing, etc.). Students will work on research projects under the supervision of a faculty member and graduate student mentor.

Volunteers Needed – Wave Lab Open House
Are you interested in learning more about the Wave Lab? Volunteer for the Fall Family Weekend Open House and you can become an expert wave lab tour guide. The Wave Lab is hosting an open house Saturday November 19th from 10-1 PM and we need tour guides. The tour is a short 20 minute laboratory tour and training is provided along with posters situated at each station, and typically tour guides provide tours in pairs. Tour guides will receive a wave lab t-shirt. There are two volunteers shifts 9:30 to 11:30 and 11:00 to 1:30. Tour guide trainings are scheduled from 10:00-11:00 AM November 15th and 16th, or at other times by request. If you are interested in volunteering for the Fall Family Weekend Open House please sign-up HERE for the 9:30 – 11:30 shift and HERE for the 11:00-1:30 shift. Please also feel to sign up for both shifts if you are able.

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Efficient Human-in-the-loop Statistical Relational Learning
Presented by Professor Sriraam Natarajan, Indiana University
Thursday, November 10, 3:30 p.m. talk, refreshments following talk, 220 Deschutes Hall (Colloquium Room), University of Oregon
NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series.

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

AAUW American Fellowships
AAUW American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research. Deadline: November 15.

Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship Service Program
The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion. Deadline: December 1.

AAUW International Fellowships
International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. Recipients return to their home countries to become leaders in business, government, academia, community activism, the arts, and sciences. Deadline: December 1.

2017 Symantec Fellowships
Symantec will award Symantec Research Labs (SRL) Graduate Fellowships to outstanding students pursuing innovative research in security, cryptography, machine learning, data mining, and information security. The fellowship provides up to $20,000 USD that may be used to cover one year of the student's tuition fees and to reimburse research expenses incurred by the student. In addition, we plan to award all fellowship recipients a separate salaried internship with Symantec. The application deadline is December 2, 2016.

Google Lime Scholarships
Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities. Recipients of the Google Lime Scholarship will each receive a scholarship for the academic year. Selected students will also be invited to attend the annual Google Scholars' Retreat. Candidates will also be considered for software engineering internship opportunities wiht Google. Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates' academic background and demonstrated passion for computer science. Deadline: December 4.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program
The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines. NDSEG confers high honors upon its recipients, and allows them to attend whichever U.S. institution they choose. NDSEG Fellowships last for three years and pay for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance (this excludes dental and vision insurance). Deadline: December 9.

Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars 2017
The  DOE Scholars Program introduces students or recent college graduates to DOE's mission and operations. As a participant in the DOE Scholars Program, you will earn a competitive edge by familiarizing yourself with DOE functions while showcasing your education, talent and skills. To qualify for the DOE Scholars Program, you will need to meet the following eligibility criteria: U.S. citizenship (verification will be required if selected), and at least 16 years of age (no exceptions); undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate of an accredited institute of higher education. Exceptions may be made on academic status on a case-by-case basis for summer appointments only. Application deadline: December 15.

AAUW Career Development Grants
Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or reenter the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents whose last degree was received before June 30, 2012. Deadline: December 15.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships
As a means of increasing the number of U.S. citizens and nationals trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance, the Department of Defense (DoD) plans to award approximately 180 new three-year graduate fellowships in April 2017, subject to the availability of funds. The DoD will offer these fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated the ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering. Deadline: December 9.

National Security Agency Mathematics and Computer Science Student Scholarship
Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree (AA,AS, BA,BS, MS, PhD) in the fields of computer science, computer engineering, or mathematics. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Application deadline: Dec 31.

National Security Agency Electrical Engineering Student Scholarship
Open to currently enrolled students pursuing a degree in the field of electrical engineering. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Application deadline: Dec 31.

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
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: Dec 31.

AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship
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: Dec 31.

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
The dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Deadline: January 10, 2017.

AAUW Selected Professions Fellowships
Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited U.S. institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women’s participation traditionally has been low (see list below). Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded for the following master’s programs: architecture, computer/information sciences, engineering, mathematics/statistics. Deadline: January 10.

Neuroscience Research Fellowship Opportunities for Seniors and Recent Graduates
The Marcus Autism Center, in conjunction with the Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is offering four fellowships: the Simons Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience, the Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience, the Marcus Fellowship in Speech Science and Engineering, and the Simons Fellowship in Design Engineering. Students who will receive a bachelor’s degree by June 2017 will be eligible for the positions. The fellowships will commence in July 2017, and they are 2 years in duration. Deadline: Jan. 6, 2017.

EVENTS

Be Bright, Be Seen
Wednesday, November 9, 12pm – 2pm, Student Experience Center Plaza
Join Benny Beaver and learn how to stand out and stay safe at night. Register your bike, get free bike and pedestrian lights, and enter to win prizes including Showers Pass gear, Chico Bags, and reflective umbrellas. This event is hosted by OSU Transportation Services. Questions? Please contact transportation@oregonstate.edu.

Wave Lab Fall Family Weekend Open House
Saturday, November 19, 10 am – 1 PM
The O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory (West of 35th Street on Jefferson), largest tsunami research facility in the US, will be open for a 20 minute guided tour and demonstration. Tours start every 5 minutes on a first come, first served basis and cover tsunami research, coastal hazards in Oregon, and coastal engineering. Questions please contact the lab at wavelab.tours@oregonstate.edu.

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

​3 soft skills you need for a STEM job
It’s no surprise that soft skills — like your ability to connect with colleagues on an interpersonal level — are important in nearly every industry. In the STEM field, these skills are often an afterthought for highly-technical jobs. Still, they are crucial to getting hired in the first place and are valuable to finding success on the job. Portland Business Journal

Behind the Scenes: 3 Things Hiring Managers Actually Discuss After the Interview
Sure, there are a lot of conversations that happen before a candidate receives an offer, but the things your interviewers are discussing will probably surprise you. The Muse

I got nervous on my first day of a new job and made a huge mistake — here's what I should have done instead
I had a bit of a shaky start at one of my recent summer internships. The internship itself ultimately turned out to be an all-around fantastic experience, but my nerves definitely messed up my first day on the job. Business Insider

JOBS

Technology Undergraduate Intern - Nike
As a Nike Tech Intern you will be responsible for planning, developing, implementing and maintaining technology for Nike around the world. Our primary goal is to provide the business with the tools and services needed to do each job effectively from sales and design to advertising and distribution. We work together to deliver fast results at the speed of business. In this role you will work closely with the business to design, create and support solutions to ensure Nike’s corporate infrastructure functions effortlessly.

Data Scientist Intern - Nike
As a Data Science Intern, you will collaborate with a team of data scientists and business analytics managers to enhance and execute high-impact advanced analytics solutions across the North America organization. You will employ advanced data modeling and forecasting techniques to explore strategic business opportunities and to prescribe actionable recommendations to leverage those opportunities. You will also play a pivotal role in elevating our advanced analytics solutions. Ideal candidates will have a strong academic background as well as technical skills including applied statistics, machine learning, data mining, and software development. Familiarity working with large-scale datasets and big data techniques is preferred.

Info Technology Consultant - The Career Development Center, Oregon State University
This position serves as part of the office digital and print communications team. The position prepares and distributes digital communications that represent the office to the public in web management and design, database maintenance, as well as to oversee technology and telecommunications needs. This position is responsible for collaborating with office staff on the creation and implementation of marketing/communications projects.

Analyst Programmer - Enterprise Computing Services, Oregon State University
This position provides analysis and programming support for administrative information systems. This position is a member of a focused team of application developers and analysts in the creation of new products and services using existing or new technologies and applications, utilizing formalized application development methodologies and structured project management methodologies and tools.

Systems Development Engineer - CASS
The Systems Development Engineering position will require interacting with, leading, mentoring, and bringing together a diverse group of community members, including a variety of student team members. CASS believes strongly in the power this diversity brings to the program as well as to the industry, and is committed to expanding and promoting it thru the leadership this position provides. Work is varied and highly technical, utilizing state-of-the-art tools and technologies. The position is intellectually challenging, requires integration of a variety of technologies and technical writing skills, including but not limited to technical designs, requirements, specifications and test cases. The Systems Development Engineer position often acts as a team lead on multiple projects simultaneously across all aspects of the software engineering practice.

Senior LINUX Administrator Consumer Digital Technology - Nike
Utilize technology and process expertise to deliver one-stop solutions that enable NIKE's digital products and services. Create, develop, and deploy seamless, tailored, and inherently social experiences to digital consumers. Collaborate with cross-functional team members to drive improvements to performance and to provide scalable, reliable, and available platforms for all digital teams. Solve problems with engineering teams and help develop platform for Java application stack to enable more rapid build-out of both production and development systems. Build and improve monitoring frameworks and extend tools to enable self-service at all levels of operations stack to enable users to deploy new applications with minimal assistance. Troubleshoot DNS issues, firewall misconfigurations, and related issues with Internet infrastructure components.

Faculty openings - University of Houston's ECE Department

  • Assistant Professor (tenure-track, 2 positions): We are seeking exceptional candidates in energy-related areas
  • Full/Associate/Assistant Professor (Tenured/tenure-track): We are seeking exceptional candidates in health-related areas
  • Instructional Assistant Professor (non tenure-track): in the area of computer engineering, especially embedded hardware and software systems, computer architecture, and reconfigurable hardware.

CS Faculty Positions - California State University - Monterey Bay
The computer science program at California State University, Monterey Bay is seeking applications from qualified candidates for tenure-track Assistant Professor position. Candidates with research interests in all areas of computer science will be considered. Applications are especially encouraged in the areas of Computer Networking, Cyber Security, Machine Learning and Software Engineering. In addition, candidates with significant interest in prioritizing applied research aimed at improving computer science higher education outcomes, particularly as it relates to broadening participation in computing will be given preference.

Multiple faculty positions - USC Computer Science
We have multiple openings for tenure-track positions in all areas and at all levels of seniority. While we primarily seek assistant professor applicants, we are interested in exceptional candidates at all levels. In addition to the tenure track openings, we also have openings for multiple (non-tenure track) teaching positions.

Faculty Positions at The University of Iowa, Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Iowa invites applicants for two tenure-track assistant professor positions, one in the area of cyber-physical systems or Internet of Things and the other in augmented or virtual reality. A PhD in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or a closely related field is required.

Faculty position in machine learning - University of California at Davis
The Department of Computer Science at the University of California at Davis invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Computer Science, for appointments with a start date in Spring 2017, or later. We are targeting excellent candidates in all areas of machine learning and computational linguistics, with a special emphasis on all aspects of natural language processing, information retrieval, text analytics and text mining.

Developer/Database Administrator - OSU Division of Extended Campus
The purpose of this position is, in coordination with the Lead Web Developer, to research, develop and administer web-based database applications. This will include developing custom PHP/MySQL/JavaScript applications, administering the Hobsons Radius Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, migrating Radius configurations/data to OSU’s shared Salesforce CRM, and ongoing Salesforce administration and object-oriented development with Apex (similar to Java/C#). This position will design, develop, test, implement and maintain web applications as needed. In coordination with the Lead Web Developer, this position may work with staff in all Ecampus units including other designers and programmers both within Ecampus and outside of Ecampus.

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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