ANNOUNCEMENTS

Register now for Networking Night
Wednesday, October 26, 5-8 pm, Kelley Engineering Center
This event is a great place to meet potential employers who want to meet OSU Beavers (like you!!) Use this more relaxed venue to learn about career paths, ask questions about the job market, learn about different company cultures, and share your resume. It's also a great warm up for the Oct. 27 STEM Career Fair happening at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center, where you can follow up with the connections you make at Networking Night, plus meet more companies. Registration closes Friday, Oct. 21 or whenever we run out of space.

Share your resume
If you are looking for a job or internship between now and graduation, consider submitting a file for the EECS Resume Book. All Oregon State EECS students are invited to submit resumes. The resume book will be distributed to our industrial affiliates (companies like Garmin, HP, IBM, Intel, Tektronix, etc.) Many of these companies would like to meet OSU Beavers and some are actively hiring.

KUDOS

PhD student James Cross and assistant professor Liang Huang received an honorable mention for best paper for their publication, "Span-Based Constituency Parsing with a Structure-Label System and Provably Optimal Dynamic Oracles." The paper will be presented at the Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing conference (EMNLP 2016) in November.

IN THE NEWS

Seed Funding for Science
Starting a research lab can be like launching a small business. Funding must be secured, space arranged, equipment purchased and staff and students hired. While institutional startup funds give an initial boost, ongoing support is crucial. That’s where the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program comes in. In the last fiscal year, based on proposals approved over the previous five years, 11 Oregon State researchers received funding to jump-start studies in computer science, engineering, robotics, mathematics, physics and other fields. These include Anita Sarma, Stephen Ramsey, Danny Dig, Mike Rosulek, and Arun Natarajan. Terra

College of Engineering honors excellence at annual breakfast
The College introduced new hires, recognized faculty and staff who earned promotions, and honored outstanding achievement with its Celebrate Excellence awards. This year’s award recipients include Sinisa Todorovic, who received the Research Collaboration Award, and Arun Natarajan, who received the Engelbrecht Young Faculty Award. Ingenium

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

HP announces job cuts
HP Inc. — one of two companies formed last year by the break-up of the old Hewlett-Packard Co. — announced on Thursday that it plans to cut between 3,000 to 4,000 jobs in the next three years to trim costs. Some of the layoffs will occur at the technology firm’s Corvallis campus, which is primarily an HP Inc. site, confirmed a spokeswoman. Corvallis Gazette-Times

OPPORTUNITIES

Students! Get an advantage with an Intel mentor
You asked, we delivered. You told us you wanted role models to help give you an advantage with your studies and future job opportunities. Now, the Intel MentorNet Community is here to encourage you as you complete your STEM degree. For up to two hours a month, you can discuss with an Intel mentor strategies on improving your GPA, internships, preparing for your job search, and much more. LinkedIn

Fall 2016 Study Tables in Johnson Hall
Get help with ENGR 201, ENGR 211, physics and math. See the pdf file for the current schedule.

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Robust and Efficient Classification for Videos captured in the Wild
Presented by Behrooz Mahasseni, Ph.D. student, Oregon State University
Thursday, Oct 20, 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.

The Quest for The Ultimate Learning Machine
Presented by Pradeep Dubrey, Intel Fellow and Director of Parallel Computing Lab
Monday, October 24, 4:00pm to 4:50pm, DEAR 118

GRADUATE EXAMS

PhD Final Oral Examination – Yi Zhang
Friday, October 21, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 1007
Power Efficient Architectures for High Accuracy Analog-to-Digital Converters
Major Advisor: Gabor Temes; Committee: Un-Ku Moon, Raviv Raich, Arun Natarajan; GCR: Maggie Niess

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

Insight Data Engineering Fellows Program 
The Insight Data Engineering Fellows Program is a tuition-free Fellowship for computer scientists and engineers looking to transition to careers in data engineering. Over the last 4 years, we have helped over 600 graduate students and postdocs who are all now data scientists and engineers at over 200 leading data companies across the United States. We would be happy to have graduates from Oregon State attend Insight. Application deadline: November 3.

Google Student Veterans of America Scholarship
As part of our commitment to military veterans, Google established the Google SVA Scholarship in partnership with Student Veterans of America. The scholarship provides assistance to student veterans who are pursuing university degrees in the field of computer science in the U.S. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD for the 2017-2018 school year and will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2017. Deadline: November 4.

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.

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.

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.

Winter Data Science Fellowship Opportunity
The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship. Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply.

EVENTS

UO Master’s Industrial Internship Program Information Session
Thursday, Oct. 20, 4:30 p.m., GLSN 100
Our program trains students in the real-world knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the industrial research laboratory - and we help you get there. We believe an advanced degree should help you land a job and prepare you for a successful career. The Master's Industrial Internship Program awards degrees in Chemistry and Applied Physics. Students entering the program typically have bachelor degrees in one of the following areas: chemistry, biochemistry, physics, chemical engineering or electrical engineering.

Career Expo Fall 2016
October 24-27
The Career Expo is a week-long series of events held every term that connects students with employers in a wide variety of industries. This is your chance to hone your professional skills, find an incredible internship, explore employment opportunities, and much more! The Career Development Center recommends that our students attend the STEM Career Fair on October 27.

EECS Networking Night
Wednesday, October 26, 5-8 pm, Kelley Engineering Center
This event is a great place to meet potential employers who want to meet OSU Beavers (like you!!) Use this more relaxed venue to learn about career paths, ask questions about the job market, learn about different company cultures, and share your resume. It's also a great warm up for the Oct. 27 STEM Career Fair happening at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center, where you can follow up with the connections you make at Networking Night, plus meet more companies. Registration closes Friday, Oct. 21 or whenever we run out of space.

Diversity & Decision Making: The Importance of Women in the Boardroom
Thursday, Nov. 3., 7p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Austin Auditorium
Speaker: Patty Bedient, cfo, forest industry expert, corporate board member and community leader

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

College Students: 10 Ways to Connect With Companies at Career Fairs
Companies in several industries have moved up the recruiting calendar for post grad full time hiring and summer internships. You may think that online recruiting is replacing career fairs. We are happy to report that career fairs are alive and well, nationwide and across industries. They are still an extremely effective way for companies to source candidates and for students to get noticed by these recruiting companies. Jobtreks

How to answer the most common job interview question
"Tell me about yourself" is concurrently one of the most common interview prompts and one of the most poorly answered. Puget Sound Business Journal

Social Media Activities That Net Success Are Underused
Survey participants from the Class of 2016 who received recruiting-related messages from employers reported a bump in their job offer rate of 13 percent over their classmates who did not. Still, just one-quarter of students used this activity. Interestingly, while receiving messages from employers had a positive effect, initiating contact with employers had no impact whatsoever. National Association of Colleges and Employers

JOBS

Student Technical Assistant CS 160/161 - School of EECS
This position performs a wide variety of work that supports the quality of education. Positions include activities such as mentoring, grading, holding office hours, helping with recitations,
and/or helping with 2-hour labs.

Computer Science (CS162) Teaching Assistant - School of EECS
This position performs a wide variety of work that supports the quality of education. Positions include activities such as mentoring, grading, holding office hours, helping with recitations,
and/or helping with 2-hour labs.

EECS Undergraduate Research - SIM Lab
The Sensors and Integrated Microelectronics Laboratory in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is seeking undergraduate research assistants. This positions support group-wide research efforts and include design and implementation of electrical and mechanical prototypes, collecting and analyzing data, documenting findings, and managing individual research efforts. The position is part-time ranging between 5-20 hours per week.

Opportunity for EECS undergrad - data acquisition and analysis
Prof. Parmigiani (MIME) has an opening in his research lab for an EECS student interested in participating in a project dealing with the use of gyroscopes and accelerometers in sports training. Work will include data collection directly from expert athletes performing the motions associated with their sports and analyzing the collected data to identify key characteristics. The initial application will be golf. The successful candidate in this position will interact with Prof. Parmigiani, a golf pro, and a medical doctor with expertise in exercise and sport. The position is paid (hourly wage) and hours are flexible. Please contact Prof. Parmigiani John.Parmigiani@oregonstate.edu if you are interested in this position.

MIME Research Assistant (Student) - OSU School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering
Performs routine to complex technical or specialized tasks in support of research. Most positions will include laboratory research, data collection, and analysis. May include book reviews and publication research, experimentation in a laboratory setting, laboratory set-up and maintenance, data collection and analysis, and other related tasks.

Dorm Tutor - Department of Mathematics
Tutor math students in dorm common rooms on math classes below MTH 254.

Coops/Interns for Winter, Spring, Summer Quarters - Cypress Semiconductor
They will be working on IC design, simulation and silicon level analysis of “state of the art” analog subsystems, aimed at IoT, Automotive, Sensing and Signal Conditioning applications. The primary skills of interest are basic analog/mixed signal IC/EE design.

Engineering/Computer Science Intern - High Lakes Health Care
I am looking to hire another intern this fall/winter semester. I would like one to assist with a population health care navigation project. Also, if you have any software/engineer/computer science students looking for an internship – I could use a second to assist with some projects in our EMR and IT network development.

DTS Data Analyst Internship - Cambia
The Data Analyst Intern will be a Data and Technology Solutions (DTS) team member. DTS is focused on delivering combined innovative data and technology products, services, and solutions that will help drive Cambia’s vision of person-focused health care transformation. Creating and designing of our Spark page for departmental communications; assisting with reporting on metrics.

Rockefeller University Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Center for Studies in Physics and Biology, at The Rockefeller University, expects to have a small number of postdoctoral fellowships available for appointments in September 2017. We are seeking theoretical physicists, mathematicians and computer scientists with a demonstrable interest in the interface between their discipline and biology. The Fellows are to be at that stage of career as to function as independent members of the Center, free to work alone or in collaboration with any members of The Rockefeller University faculty.

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.

Systems Layer Administrator - OSU Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management
Upon completion of the in-depth system training that will be provided, this position will work as part of the e-Business unit within PCMM as the primary point of contact for supporting a diverse, campus-wide system user group; providing information technology application and hardware support; completing data analysis and reporting; and testing and maintenance of the eProcurement technology. This includes updating and maintaining the system under the direction of the project manager, documenting processes and configuration changes, troubleshooting issues with users, managing order failures, and communicating issues and issue resolution recommendations to project leadership in a timely manner.

Information Technology Consultant - OSU Department of Athletics
The Department of Athletics at Oregon State University (OSU) is seeking one full-time Information Technology Consultant (competency level 1). The Information Technology Consultant has a varying level of responsibility for direct consultative support and training to students, staff, and faculty on information technology-based systems primarily in the areas of applications software, desktop hardware, laptop hardware, mobile device hardware, and remote desktop support. This posting closes at 11:59 PM on October 21, 2016.

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.

Outreach Web Developer - OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications
The Outreach Web Developer’s primary role is to design, develop, deliver and support web, content management, and information systems that increase the public’s access to and engagement with educational resources and information from the OSU Extension Service and AES. Day-to-day, the person in this position manages web development and related projects, assesses the results and impact of those efforts, and provides training and advice on effective use of existing and emerging web and information technologies and strategies. Work is done in collaboration with communication and technology colleagues and OSU Extension and AES faculty.

Network Engineer - Clackamas ESD
Clackamas ESD is searching for a dynamic self motivated person seeking a position as a senior network engineer. This position supports ten school districts as well as many other outside government and nonprofit clients. Clackamas ESD has a state of the art, 4000 sq ft data center and runs as an ISP via a county-wide dark fiber network to its clients. The ideal candidate will have a background in Cisco technologies and have experience with Cisco switching, routing, ASA firewalls and Cisco wireless. The Network Engineer will design and implement telecommunication networks and provide consultation service to ESD clients. Provides capacity planning information and makes network design recommendations to the Data Center Services Coordinator and NIS Director.

Partial list of jobs posted in the past week through LinkedIn (these are just a few of the hundreds of jobs listed). Sample jobs:

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