ANNOUNCEMENTS

What did you do this summer?
An internship? Research? Studied abroad? The School of EECS is looking for interesting student stories to post on our blog, EECS News. If you'd like to share your summer experience, send an e-mail to Rachel Robertson. We want to hear from you!

KUDOS

“Software Practitioner Perspectives on Merge Conflicts and Resolutions,” authored by Shane McKee*, Nicholas Nelson*, Anita Sarma, and Danny Dig, received the IEEE TCSE Distinguished Paper Award at the International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution in September. *Shared co-first authorship.

IN THE NEWS

These college entrepreneurs will make you question what you have done with life
Four young entrepreneurs are vying for the 2017 Wyatt Starnes award as part of this year’s Oregon Entrepreneurs Network Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards. For 2017, event organizers turned to colleges and universities across the state to recognize promising students. Finalists include Chris Vlessis, of Oregon State University Cascades. Vlessis is chief technology officer and co-founder at Shape Integrated Software, a digital marketing company in Bend. The company is growing fast and profitable. Portland Business Journal

The real ghost in the machine
Martin Erwig introduces the algorithm, the sets of instructions that decide how we live
Algorithms are everywhere, and they affect everyone. As well as the obvious places − computers, smart phones, cars and appliances − they also occur outside of machines. A recipe is an example of such a machine-transcending algorithm. So are pieces of music, evacuation plans, the instructions on how to assemble furniture, card tricks and many other activities. If general interest in science and technology is not a sufficient reason to learn about them, maybe their omnipresence will persuade you. The World Today

Transparent Electronics Market with Worldwide Industry Analysis to 2023
Transparent electronics is an emerging technology that focuses on producing optoelectronic devices and invisible electronic circuitry. The Oregon State University has developed zinc tin oxide based resistive random access memory (RRAM) which is also referred to as ‘memristor’. This is a new transparent technology which the computer memory operates on resistance. Products incorporated with this technology become cheaper, smaller, and faster. Find Market Research

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Students’ Post-Grad Plans Show Confidence in Job Market
Among the Class of 2017, 70.8 percent of students planned to enter the work force after graduating and 23.2 percent planned to continue their education, according to results of NACE’s Class of 2017 Student Survey Report. Why is this significant? How graduating seniors perceive their job market prospects is reflected in what they plan to do immediately after graduation—namely, whether they plan to enter the work force, continue their education, or take time off. National Association of Colleges and Employers

Freightliner tested semi-autonomous trucks on Oregon highways
According to the documents, Freightliner tested the “platooning” of semitrailers on Interstate 84 in the spring and fall of 2017. Platooning involves having one semi follow another, getting as close as 50 to 80 feet. Computers allow the first truck to take over acceleration and braking on the second truck to keep it in the first truck's slipstream. The testing involves only two trucks but could be used with multiple vehicles creating a convoy. KGW

Software industry responsible for estimated $1.14 trillion in economic benefits
The software industry, which is responsible for the codes that bring electronics to life and puts the “smart” in smartphones, is emerging as a trillion-dollar force in the U.S. economy. Software industry employment has seen significant growth in recent years. The industry accounted for 2.9 million jobs in 2016, a 14.6 percent increase over 2014. Put another way, the industry has added more than 350,000 jobs since 2014. On average, software developers earn $104,360 each year, the report said. The Business Journals

2017 10 Best College Towns
Number 10: Corvallis, OR
The city is known for its unique blend of conservative values and alternative lifestyle, consistently landing a spot on lists like Top 100 Best Places to Live and previous Top 10 College Towns lists. Walkability, affordable cost of living and access to health care are just a few of the attractive amenities in Corvallis. Livability

Smart, young migrants drive Portland's 'astonishing' economic growth
Though Portland lacks large anchor employers and major research universities that other cities boast, the metro area's economy has outperformed nearly every other large city over the past decade by a number of key metrics. Portland's "astonishing" growth has reversed years of middling wage numbers and catapulted the region toward the top tier of American metropolises, according to the analysis out Thursday from Josh Lehner, an Oregon state economist. He writes that the metro area's most important economic strength is its ability to attract and retain talent. The Oregonian

OPPORTUNITIES

Fall HWeekend
Saturday-Sunday, October 7-8 | Kelley Engineering Center
This Fall, we need you to join us at HWeekend to bend your creative mind to the challenge of Disaster Relief. With the recent tragedies of fire, hurricanes, flooding, and earthquakes, we need your ideas to create projects and prototypes that can help in the aftermath of a disaster. Needs like water purification, communication, movement of supplies, and even personal hygiene could be helped by something you invent. If you want to help, you are invited to apply for the next HWeekend event! Come alone or with a group of friends to create a gadget or gizmo that solves a real-world problem, or just to have some fun. Application deadline: Wednesday, October 4.

OSU Robotics Club Kickoff
Friday, October 6 | 5 - 7 pm | Kelley Engineering Center Atrium
You can learn more about the club, register yourself, and enjoy some free pizza. More info about our club can be found on our website osurobotics.club.

Insight Data Fellows Programs
The Insight Data Fellows Programs are tuition-free fellowships for graduating students, PhDs and postdocs looking to transition to careers in data science, data engineering and artificial intelligence. 7 week, full-time training fellowship; mentorship from leading industry data scientists, data engineers & AI specialists; join an active community of Insight alumni; self-directed, project-based learning followed by interviews at top companies; tuition-free with need-based scholarships available to help cover living costs. Application Deadline: October 23.

Data Science Fellowship
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. 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. The next program will be January 2 – February 23, 2018.

Fall 2017 ResiSTORE Volunteer Search
The ResiSTORE (pronounced Resi-Store) is a volunteer-run electronics store located in the basement of Dearborn hall that serves the OSU community. It's been previously known as the "IEEE Store" and the "Robotics Club Store", and is now the "ResiSTORE". There are many reasons to volunteer! They range from after-hours access to the store for your own projects to learning about Electronics (from customers and fellow volunteers), to input into the future of the store itself. Student volunteers are critical to the operation of the store. Volunteering is fun, easy, educational, and it looks great on scholarship applications and resumes! A typical volunteer may work in the store for only one or two hours per week, although more is certainly welcome.

IEEE Student Chapter for the Power and Energy Society
The Power and Energy Society is the third-largest society in IEEE, and focuses on electrical power generation and consumption. If you have an interest in renewable energy, smart grids, power electronics, electric vehicles, etc...this is the professional society for you. We will be working together with the Portland PES chapter and other student chapters to bring in guest speakers, organize activities, attend seminars, etc. This will be an excellent addition to your resumes! To form the society, we need a faculty advisor (Dr. Brekken) and 6 students, along with one of the students to serve as the chair. If you have an interest in being a member of this student chapter, please contact brekken@eecs.oregonstate.edu.

Iterate
Iterate is a program of two-hour seminars/workshops held once a week for a month. Iterate runs once in the fall and once in the spring. The program is open to community members and OSU students, researchers, and staff to inform and prepare them on four essential aspects of starting a successful business venture. The next session of Iterate is planned for Fall 2017, starting Tuesday October 24. Applications are now open.

Be Research Ready
October 4 | 5:30-7:00pm | Kearney 112
The process of getting involved in undergraduate research or creative work with a faculty member can be intimidating, especially for students who are new to OSU. We’re here to help! Join us for an evening workshop where we’ll discuss the benefits of working with a professor at OSU and how to identify and contact the professor you want to work with. You’ll also have an opportunity to hear directly from a panel of OSU professors about what they look for in undergraduates who ask to join their teams. RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/yb3bfr39

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!)

  • Oct 5: Java Script II | Bexell 416
  • Oct 12: Source Control I | KEC 1001
  • Oct 19: Source Control II | KEC 1001
  • Oct 26: ASP.NET MVC I | KEC 1001
  • Nov 2: ASP.NET MVC II | KEC 1001
  • Nov 9: Java Script III | Bexell 416
  • Nov 16: Java Script IV | KEC 1001

Campus Analytics Challenge: What can you build better with us?
In today's ever-changing technology environment, customers prefer quick and seamless interactions with their financial institute. Senior leaders at Wells Fargo are looking for a new product, service, or application (the "Solution") that will improve the overall customer experience ("Business Objective"). Based on your analysis of the data, what recommendations do you have for senior leaders at Wells Fargo? 3 winners will each receive $1,000 for Option A // 4 winners will each receive $2,000 for Option B and a 3-day/2-night trip to San Francisco, CA in March 2018 to attend a Wells Fargo Analytics Summit, and $500 for travel expenses. Deadline: October 15, 2017.

IEEE Maker Project
This is your opportunity to show the world the work that has been keeping you up at night. So, if you are tirelessly tinkering with a tech project that solves complex problems and has applications to benefit society, and want to win great prizes, we want to hear from you. Finalists in each category will receive a US $50 Amazon gift card and have their project featured in a spotlight on IEEE Transmitter, The Institute, and in IEEE Potentials magazine. The First Prize winner will receive a $500 Amazon Gift Card and a 1-hour mentoring session with an IEEE member about their project. The Second Prize winner will receive a $250 Amazon Gift Card. Entry deadline: October 17.

NCWIT Collegiate Award
The NCWIT Collegiate Award honors the outstanding computing accomplishments of undergraduate and graduate women. Conferred annually, the award recognizes technical contributions to projects that demonstrate a high level of creativity and potential impact. Each winner receives $10,000 in cash and an engraved award; and, each honorable mention receives $2,500 in cash and a covered certificate. Applicants representing three categories will be selected from the Preliminary Round to participate in the Finalist Round: freshmen, sophomores, and two-year college students; juniors and seniors; graduate students. Application deadline: October 30.

Google IgniteCS: Bring computer science to your community
Gather a group of undergraduate students at your college and apply to be CS volunteers through Google igniteCS! You will have access to lesson plans and a free kit of materials to bring CS to kids in your community. Visit g.co/igniteCS to apply or email igniteCS@google.com for more information.

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.

Google Scholarships: Application window opening soon
Keep an eye on the Google Student Blog for the announcement of our scholarship applications this fall! Check out g.co/scholarships for the full list of programs and more information.

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

Sensors for Closed-loop Health Management
Presented by J.-C. Chiao, Janet and Mike Greene Professor, Jenkins Garrett Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Texas - Arlington
Monday, October 2 | 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM | LPSC 125

Human Allied Artificial Intelligence
Presented by Sriraam Natarajan, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Texas Dallas
Monday, October 9 | 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM | LPSC 125

GRADUATE EXAMS

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Jia Guo
Wednesday, October 4 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | KEC 2057
Distributed Multi-area State Estimation Algorithm with Fusion Technique
Major Advisor: Mario Magaña; Committee: Jinsub Kim, Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez, Lizhong Chen; GCR: Nathan Gibson

EVENTS

OSU Robotics Club Kickoff
Friday, October 6 | 5 - 7 pm | Kelley Engineering Center Atrium
You can learn more about the club, register yourself, and enjoy some free pizza. More info about our club can be found on our website osurobotics.club.

College of Engineering Fall 2017 Professional Series
career.oregonstate.edu

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!)

  • Oct 5: Java Script II | Bexell 416
  • Oct 12: Source Control I | KEC 1001
  • Oct 19: Source Control II | KEC 1001
  • Oct 26: ASP.NET MVC I | KEC 1001
  • Nov 2: ASP.NET MVC II | KEC 1001
  • Nov 9: Java Script III | Bexell 416
  • Nov 16: Java Script IV | KEC 1001

ONAMI Science Entrepreneur Webinars
September 26 - October 25
ONAMI’s Fall Expert series of free webinars covering more advanced topics such as a behind the scenes look at investor due diligence, working with university licensing offices, a deep dive into early stage financials (by Susan Preston, who gave what was arguably the most outstanding workshop at the last NSF SBIR/STTR Phase II Grantees Conference), top legal mistakes and how to avoid them, and how NSF is building the nation's most important seed fund.

Fall HWeekend
Saturday-Sunday, October 7-8 | Kelley Engineering Center
This Fall, we need you to join us at HWeekend to bend your creative mind to the challenge of Disaster Relief. With the recent tragedies of fire, hurricanes, flooding, and earthquakes, we need your ideas to create projects and prototypes that can help in the aftermath of a disaster. Needs like water purification, communication, movement of supplies, and even personal hygiene could be helped by something you invent. If you want to help, you are invited to apply for the next HWeekend event! Come alone or with a group of friends to create a gadget or gizmo that solves a real-world problem, or just to have some fun. Application deadline: Wednesday, October 4.

Breaking Barriers: Women in Engineering
Wednesday, October 11 | 5-7 pm | Asian & Pacific Cultural Center
The Asian & Pacific Cultural Center's 'Breaking Barriers: Women in Engineering' is a wonderful way to gain perspective on what it’s like to be a gender-minority in a male-dominant field of Engineering. Come hear guest panelists speak about their own experiences on this topic and spark conversation on how we can further break barriers for women in the Engineering field. Get ready to be inspired!

Google YouTube Live: Watch out for our fall series
Tune in to these live events for direct access to Googlers. Get your questions answered in real time all while learning about opportunities at Google and new developmental resources. RSVP here.

DevOps BootCamp Fall Kickoff 2017
Saturday, November 4 | 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM | KEC 1001 - 1007
DevOps BootCamp is a single-day event with one track to help inexperienced attendees kick off the year with fundamentals of system administration and software development. The day includes a series of beginner-sessions to set up Linux on their computers, SysAdmin, and other workshops to help get your year started. Free Pizza lunch!

Fall 2017 Career Events for Students
This is an entire week of events for students to develop their professional skills, culminating in two career fairs where students will get to interact with hundreds of employers who want to hire OSU students!

Career Expo Events

Other Fall Career Events

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.

I Really Want the Job: Don’t Just Tell Your Interviewer, SHOW Them
This may seem like a question with an astoundingly obvious answer; no one will hire someone who doesn’t want the job. However, candidates don’t always put this across as explicitly as they should. Employers are passionate about their business and workplace. They want to see that you’re just as excited at the prospect of becoming part of the team as they are about working there. Therefore, this is what you need to demonstrate during your interview. Career Experts

How To Negotiate Your Salary When You Have No Obvious Leverage
If there’s one thing that’s arguably more nerve-wracking than a job interview, it’s negotiating your salary. And if you’re a recent graduate or someone who wants to change careers, the stakes can feel even higher. How are you supposed to convince someone you’re worth more when you have next to no experience? Fast Company

JOBS

Computer Science Tutor
Tutor in Python/ C/C++ wanted for high schooler with some foundation already in the above languages. Flexible time schedule (~ 2 hours a week).

Google Internships: Application window opening soon. Apply early!
Interested in exploring more roles and opportunities? Check out google.com/students!

Postdoctoral Researchers - Rice University
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Rice University has two immediate openings for Postdoctoral Researchers. A group of faculties (Professors Richard Baraniuk, Ashutosh Sabharwal, Ashok Veeraraghavan, and Yingyan Lin) at Rice are working towards creating new technologies for next-generation Internet-of-Things. To drive this research forward, we are looking for highly motivated and qualified postdoctoral fellows with strong circuit background and successful tape-out experiences. The successful applicants will assume a lead role in developing and testing next-generation sensing systems embedded with machine learning algorithms, collaborating with Ph.D. students, faculties and collaborators from Rice and leading industry companies. 

Software Engineer - Ideal-Logic
Join a small team of hard-working, dedicated professionals providing an excellent custom software-as-a-service experience to a wide range of clients and industries. Help grow and develop Ideal-Logic’s engine and infrastructure; also use it to build, deliver, support, and sell Ideal-Logic custom applications. Implement integration projects with external systems via various APIs and techniques (generally using Perl to interact with REST APIs). Serve as backup hardware/software support for co-located Linux Ubuntu servers. Learn Ideal-Logic code base (Perl, C, Javascript). Work closely with CTO to grow and develop Ideal-Logic engine.

Google University Graduate Roles: Application window open now. Apply soon.
Interested in exploring more roles and opportunities? Check out google.com/students!

Silicon Labs is hiring mixed-signal MS/PHD
We have openings for several mixed-signal engineers at the MS or PHD level.

Mobile Developer - PixaMed
As a member of the Pixamed Software Engineering team, you'll work closely with other team members, as well as our Product and UX departments, to build WOW-worthy mobile applications. In particular, you will also help us iterate and improve our Apple iphone/ipad products, work with our Marketing team to bring automation to health care provider work flow and, in general, using your strong knowledge of mobile technologies to create fantastic user experiences. This position is in the Product and Engineering Department, and reports to the Software Development Manager.

Intel Corporation seeking PhD candidates & recent PhD graduates
The Technology Development group's Thin Films division of Intel Corporation currently has openings for physical science and engineering Ph.D.s to support/direct R&D of advanced processing methods. Candidates hired for these positions will be responsible for developing the next generation of Intel's microprocessors. The PTD Module & Integration Device Yield Engineer's role encompasses ownership of critical technology, enabling rapid miniaturization in the semiconductor industry and the mass production of integrated circuits. Engineers within the Portland Technology Development (PTD) organization at Intel participate in leading edge innovations in the development of the fabrication process and continue to overcome seemingly impossible barriers as tolerances and specifications for building best-in-class computing devices becomes increasingly rigorous.

Instructor - OSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The School of EECS invites applications for 9 month and 12 month full-time instructors for the Computer Science programs on campus and online. These appointments are fixed-term, non-tenure track, with the possibility of renewal at the discretion of the School Head. Instructor needs to be able to teach in the following areas: Introductory Programming, Cloud Computing, Web Development, Operating Systems, Databases and theory-based courses (e.g. Data Structures and Algorithms).

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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