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EECS Weekly News: October 24, 2016

KUDOS

Two papers written by our students and faculty members have been selected to receive Distinguished Paper Awards at the ACM SGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FES 2016) to be held in Seattle, WA in November. Moreover, 10% of the accepted papers and 25% of the distinguished papers for this top-tier software engineering conference are from OSU.

  • David Piorkowski, Austin Henley, Tahmid Nabi, Scott Fleming, Christopher Scaffidi and Margaret Burnett, "Foraging and Navigations, Fundamentally: Developers’ Predictions of Value and Cost."
  • Anh Nguyen, Michael Hilton, Mihai Codoban, Hoan Nguyen, Lily Mast, Eli Rademacher, Tien Nguyen and Danny Dig, "API Code Recommendation Using Statistical Learning from Fine-grained Changes."

IN THE NEWS

Students launch drone photography company
Mike Rhine and Quinn Poland are university students who own Exos Aerial Imaging LLC, a drone photography company based in Salem. They founded the company during their junior year of college and were recently cleared by the Federal Aviation Administration to take on paying clients. Salem Statesman Journal

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

50 Highest Paying College Majors
Through an analysis of hundreds of thousands of resumes and corresponding salary reports, Glassdoor has determined which majors pay the most during the first five years out of college. While STEM majors take most of the top spots, other majors can also pay you generously. Plus, for each major, we’ve identified three of the most popular jobs that new grads really take upon entering the real world. Glassdoor

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

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Algorithmic Fairness: From social good to mathematical framework
Presented by Suresh Venkatasubramanian, associate professor, University of Utah
Monday, November 7, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM, DEAR 118

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

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.

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

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, but there will likely be companies attending the other fairs that also recruit EECS majors. Check the company list for both fairs.

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

Fair or Not, Here's What Recruiters Really Think About You
For better or for worse, though, they are humans. As such, there are a lot of little things that can influence their decision on whether or not to move forward with a candidate besides just straight credentials. But while that might seem discouraging at first, you can push yourself further along in the process if you know what recruiters care about—and perhaps, more importantly, what they don’t. The Muse

Experience required but how to get it?
As an entry-level job seeker, experience is something you have to pursue on your own. But it doesn't need to come in the form of a neatly packaged job or internship that perfectly applies to your chosen field. Whether you're in college, in grad school or already out in the real world, these strategies will give you the advantage you need to stand out from other entry-level applicants. The Oregonian

Networking: It’s not just for outside connections
Most people associate the term “networking” with external functions: social media, seminars, and affiliation with professional organizations. While these types of networking can be powerful, internal networking also has benefits and should not be overlooked. Regardless of the typical extent of an employee’s internal networking, individuals can always benefit from extending their regular interactions. Portland Business Journal

JOBS

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

Don’t forget to check out the AfterCollege job site, tailored especially for our EECS students:

 

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