IN THE NEWS

CoreOS: Managing Identity Across Container-Based Infrastructure with Tectonic, Kubernetes and AWS
In this episode of This is My Architecture, Brandon Philips (BS CS '07), CTO of CoreOS, demonstrates how Tectonic, an enterprise-ready Kubernetes platform, can help customers manage their identity across their container infrastructure with LDAP, SAML, EC2 and ELB. Amazon Web Services (video)

Partners in Networking Speed
Are faster networks with more users and devices possible? Researchers at Oregon State with help from Tektronix are advancing technologies to push the boundaries of speed in data collection and transmission. Matt Johnston, Arun Natarajan, and Tejasvi Anand explain their research that spans the networking chain from sensors to wireless and wired transmission. Engineering Out Loud (podcast)

Encouraging entrepreneurship
Although the Inventors Enterprise student organization is new (founded in 2016), the entrepreneurial spirit and hands-on learning has been at the root of education in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. “The mission is to help encourage and develop an environment of invention here at Oregon State,” said Noah Hoffman, electrical and computer engineering student and vice president of the club. “We are fostering the idea of a community where people can freely share things that they're excited about.” EECS

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Lam Research plays long game, nurturing innovation at Tualatin site that employs thousands
There are 3,000 people working at its 52-acre campus in Tualatin, already the company's second-largest site after its Silicon Valley headquarters. Lam plans to open two more large buildings in Tualatin by January and expand its research lab, increasing its office space there 25 percent to 500,000 square feet. The company has 250 open positions in Oregon, ranging from research jobs for scientists with PhDs to manufacturing work on the factory floor. Little known outside the chip industry, Lam has quietly grown into one of Oregon's largest technology employers. The Oregonian

Tech Giants Are Paying Huge Salaries for Scarce A.I. Talent
Tech’s biggest companies are placing huge bets on artificial intelligence, banking on things ranging from face-scanning smartphones and conversational coffee-table gadgets to computerized health care and autonomous vehicles. As they chase this future, they are doling out salaries that are startling even in an industry that has never been shy about lavishing a fortune on its top talent. The New York Times

OPPORTUNITIES

NSA Invites Students to 'Hack Us!'
Ever think about hacking into the U.S. government’s data system? Wanna try? If you can develop a network signature for an intrusion detection system (detect hacking), or perform forensic analysis of a compromised endpoint (detect hacking before it collapses the system), the National Security Administration wants you to try. Registration is open for the 2017 Codebreaker Challenge. The contest asks college students to use reverse engineering or the ability to take apart code and fix from scratch a fictional break-in of a government data system. The scenario helps the Department of Homeland Security disarm an improvised explosive device using cybersecurity skills to prevent civilian casualties.

Queer History Month Keynote and Workshop
The Pride Center offers a special invitation to all EECS students, faculty, and staff to attend the Queer History Month workshop and keynote on Wednesday, Oct. 25. Speaker Edmond Chang will lead a workshop and speak about diversity in representation and player experiences in video games. For more information or to request accommodations related to a disability, please contact the Pride Center at pride.center@oregonstate.edu or at 541-737-9161.

  • Workshop
    #WeNeedDiverseGames: Close Playing Gender, Sexuality, and Race in Games
    Wed, Oct. 25 from 2-4pm in the Asian & Pacific Cultural Center
    Participants will learn “close playing,” a critical way of analyzing, engaging, and even teaching games to address gender, sexuality, and race.
  • Keynote
    Ready Player Three: Queergaming and Queer Possibilities
    Wed, Oct. 25 from 6-7:30pm in the LaSells Stewart Center Construction and Engineering Hall
    This talk examines the ways games are not only stereotypical particularly regarding gender, sexuality, and race but also limit, constrain, and norm players. Looking at a range of games, from mainstream bestsellers to indie titles, Chang will explore how we might imagine, design, and play video games that challenge these norms.

Corning Day
Wednesday, October 25 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. & 5 to 6 p.m. | Johnson Hall
Corning is recruiting for internships, entry-level and higher; there are several job postings in Handshake – application deadline is 10/22. On-campus interviews will be scheduled by invitation, on 10/26.

URSA Engage - Request for Faculty Mentor Summaries
URSA Engage is designed to establish mentoring relationships for undergraduates early in their program at OSU. The first step in this process is for faculty to fill out the Mentor Summary Form by November 6th. Summaries of mentors’ research/creative focus and examples of potential projects will be posted on the URSA webpage by November 10, 2017. Undergraduates will need to review the Mentor Summaries, approach mentors whose research is of interest to them, discuss potential projects with the mentors, and then submit their applications - which will need to include an approval form signed by the mentor. In the past, it has been a challenge for early career students to find appropriate mentors. Therefore, informational/networking workshops are being organized for connecting eligible students with potential mentors, and to help students with the application process.

Computer Science Student Projects from Mindsumo
Please review the latest computer science projects from MindSumo. MindSumo partners with employers to create projects that you can complete to get work experience, win prizes, and be hired for jobs and internships. Questions can be directed to isha@mindsumo.com

OWHE Conference Scholarship
OSU's President's Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW) is offering funds to cover registration costs for OSU tenure line and non-tenure line faculty, staff, and students to attend the 2018 Oregon Women in Higher Education (OWHE) Conference in Sunriver, OR, January 26-27, 2018. In order to apply, please complete and submit the online form by Friday, October 27. Notification of awards will be sent by Friday, November 10.

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!

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.

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 26: cancelled
  • Nov 2: ASP.NET MVC I | KEC 1001
  • Nov 9: ASP.NET MVC II | Bexell 416
  • Nov 16: Java Script III | KEC 1001

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.

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

7 Tips to Fund College With Scholarships
Rather than applying for everything available, she decided to apply for scholarships that required her to prove her merit. By the time she graduated from college, Pearson had secured a little more than $126,000 in scholarships and was able to finish her degree without any student loan debt. Here are seven tips to achieve similar success. U.S. News & World Report

Influenster Scholarship for Women in STEM
Influenster wants to offer a $1,000 scholarship to five female students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a technical field of study. The scholarship can be used to pay for tuition and/or school expenses. Application deadline: Sunday, November 5.

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.

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

Security and Privacy Grand Challenges for the Internet of Things
Thursday October 26 | 3:30 p.m. talk, refreshments following talk | 220 Deschutes Hall, University of Oregon Glenn A. Fink, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series.

SLEUTH: Real-time Attack Scenario Reconstruction from COTS Audit Data
Friday, October 27 | 10AM | KEC 1005
Venkat Venkatakrishnan, Professor of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago
NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series.

GRADUATE EXAMS

MS Final Examination – Rahul Patel
Monday, October 30 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM | KEC 1007
Visualizing the daily physical activities and nutrition information of subjects in WAVE health study
Major Advisor: Chris Scaffidi; Committee: Siew Sun Wong, Megan Patten-Lopez

MS Final Examination – Dapeng Li
Wednesday, November 1 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | KEC 1114
Multimodal Machine Translation
Major Advisor: Lizhong Chen; Committee: Fuxin Li, Committee: Yue Zhang

EVENTS

Mental Health Community Listening Forum
on Wednesday, October 25 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm | MU Ballroom
We are inviting all OSU students to share their concerns, needs, and suggestions on how OSU can best serve the mental health needs of the campus. This information will be used to improve the mental health programs in the OSU community. Light refreshments will be provided.

Corning Day
Wednesday, October 25 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. & 5 to 6 p.m. | Johnson Hall
Corning is recruiting for internships, entry-level and higher; there are several job postings in Handshake – application deadline is 10/22. On-campus interviews will be scheduled by invitation, on 10/26.

TRIAD meeting
Thursday, Oct 26 | noon | LPSC 402
Join Heather Knight, Assistant Professor, Computer Science, as she discusses the topic of programming robots for empathy and kindness. The public is welcome to attend free of charge. An optional catered lunch is available for $13. Contact Jeannine Cropley, Jeannine.cropley@cgrb.oregonstate.edu to reserve a lunch or to secure your spot.

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 26: cancelled
  • Nov 2: ASP.NET MVC I | KEC 1001
  • Nov 9: ASP.NET MVC II | Bexell 416
  • Nov 16: Java Script III | KEC 1001

PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT): Immerse Yourself in Virtual Reality
Thu, November 2 | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Emerge Interactive, Portland, OR
Are you looking for an event to get better acquainted with Virtual Reality? In partnership with Joshua Alan Young from the Portland VR Meetup, co-organizers Judy Fischbach and Marguerite Gallagher invite you to come learn what Virtual Reality offers and to understand why there is so much trending interest. We will have an overview, hands-on opportunities to experience the technology, and information on tools and resources. Our panel will include speakers from the community on VR education and on companies/projects with promising VR related work which demonstrates the variety of exciting applications.

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!

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.

5 Ways Your Cover Letter Lost You the Job
They’re are a blessing and a curse. They give you some elbow room to discuss your qualifications, which is a welcome relief from the crunched bullet points of a resume. But because of that freedom (and that intimidating blank page to fill), it’s easy to veer off in the wrong direction and make some common mistakes that can pretty much guarantee you’re not getting a call back. The Muse

How does a sign-on bonus work?
After nailing a few rounds of interviews, you've been offered the job, and now it's negotiating time. Should you expect your future employer to offer a signing bonus? Or should you be asking for a sign on bonus? If so, how large should it be, and what strings may be attached? Signing bonuses — one-time payments given when an employee begins a new job—are common, but aren't offered to every candidate. Monster

How to Format a Thank You Letter After a Job Interview
“Is it really important?”- one of the most common questions every interviewee asks when it comes to sending a thank you letter after a job interview. Well, YES, it is vital to post a thank you letter to your job interviewer, especially when you have sensed a positive stance on their part. It’s true that after the interview is over, it’s the interview panel and HR manager who are to decide the next step, but a thank you letter from your part can play a huge role in motivating that decision in your favor. WayUp

JOBS

2018 ROV Engineering Internship
The Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Engineering Internship Program aims to train undergraduate and graduate students studying engineering in sea-going operations. Engineering Interns work with our ROV team, learning how to maintain and operate the ROVs Hercules and Argus. The position entails an approximately 4-5-week period working aboard E/V Nautilus. While onboard, all ROV interns will be assigned an 8-hour working shift, split into two 4-hour watches. These hours interns will be in the control van as Nautilus conducts ROV or multibeam exploration. Undergraduate and graduate students majoring in mechanical, electrical, and/or ocean engineering or related fields with interest in oceanography and ocean exploration. Spring 2017 graduates are also eligible to apply. Previous experience and/or coursework in mechanical, electrical, and/or ocean engineering preferred.

Measurement Systems Engineer - Corning Incorporated
Develop, assemble, test and deploy measurement systems (primarily optics based) in support of manufacturing process control and inspection of Corning products. System development includes working with optics, motion control and system software. At Corning you work as part of a team to manage the transfer of technology from development to manufacturing.

Analog/Mixed Signal Design Engineer - Intel
As an Analog/Mixed Signal Design Engineer, you will be part of a team designing IO and memory interfaces on advanced process nodes and have an opportunity work on a diverse set of blocks and tasks in all phases of the design. The successful candidate's minimum qualifications will include a BS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent with a minimum of 2 years of experience in analog mixed signal or high speed design.

Marketo is interested in OSU Students
Marketo is a leader in cloud software and are growing rapidly. We are delighting our customers and hiring some of the best minds in Silicon Valley. Our headquarters is located in San Mateo, California and we continue to expand globally. We offer competitive salaries, great benefits, and a high-energy environment with lots of room for personal and professional growth.

  • Platform Engineering Associate Software Engineer
    On the Platform engineering team, you will have the opportunity to work on key Marketo server projects such as the Account-Based Marketing server or the new massively scalable Marketing Campaign engine. You will collaborate with the senior engineering team members and utilize innovative technologies such as Spring, Spark, Akka, and Hadoop to deliver the products.
  • Applications Engineering Associate Software Engineer
    Reinvent the world’s leading Marketing Engagement solution on a modern tech stack with React on top of cloud infrastructure. Deliver the next generation of Sales Engagement applications that drive sales teams across all sizes and industries using the latest technology stack including ReactJS, NodeJS, and Ruby on Rails on top of modern cloud infrastructure. Build technology end to end, from the UI to the database all the way down to the cloud infrastructure.
  • Analytics Engineering Associate Software Engineer
    Help develop our next generation Analytics Platform empowered by AI. Design, develop data pipelines that deals with peta bytes of data using latest big data technology/platform.
  • Quality Automation and Performance Engineering Associate Engineers
    Design, create and execute workloads to verify the quality and performance of our next gen products. Investigate bugs by analyzing logs, browser developer tools, databases and other resources. Collaborate as an integral part of a development scrum team.

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

Postdoctoral Fellowships - Rockefeller University
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 2018. 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.

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.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science - Albion College
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Albion College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Computer Science at the assistant professor level to begin August 2018. We seek applicants who have a demonstrated willingness and potential for excellence in teaching computer science to a diverse student body at the introductory and advanced undergraduate level. Albion’s teaching load is three units per semester. Individuals with an active research agenda are sought, especially those with a strong interest in working with undergraduates.

Open 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. Detailed descriptions of the available position, candidate requirements, and application process can be found at: http://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty, searching requisitions 71659 and 71715.

Tenure-track position in Computer Science - South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology invites applications for a tenure-track position in Computer Science with the anticipated start date of fall semester 2018. A doctorate in Computer Science or a closely related field and a commitment to teaching is required. Preference will be given to individuals with an established record of excellence in teaching and research and an interest in: security, machine learning, theory of computation, or robotics. However, any areas of research expertise in 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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