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IN THE NEWS

Linguists, update your resumes because Baidu thinks it has cracked fast AI translation
Researchers from Baidu and Oregon State University (professor Liang Huang and graduate students Mingbo Ma and Kaibo Liu) built a neural network that can translate between Mandarin Chinese to English in almost real time, where the English translation lags behind by up to at least five words. The Register

OSU Virtual Reality Club explains the emerging technology
Virtual Reality Club founders Conor Wolfin and Rushil Vora explain virtual reality and augmented reality. The Daily Barometer (video)

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Internships Positively Impact Competencies
Students feel that their experiential education assignments have a positive impact on their career readiness competencies, according to results of NACE’s 2018 Student Survey. Nearly four-fifths of students responding to the survey who have had an internship and/or co-op said their professionalism and work ethic were “very” or “extremely” improved by the experience. National Association of Colleges and Employers

OPPORTUNITIES

Vote for OSU Alka-Rocket!
The Alka-Rocket Team at OSU AIAA is currently competing to get into in the final Alka-Rocket competition, which will be held at Kennedy Space Center on December 12th, but they need your help! Right now, the public voting period is open, and whoever gets the most votes will be guaranteed a spot in the competition. Therefore, if you have a minute, please like OSU Alka-Rocket's team photo on Bayer's Facebook page to cast your vote.

URSA Engage - Call for Student Applications
The goal of URSA Engage is to provide first and second year students, and transfer students in their first year at OSU, opportunities to pursue research or a creative activity under the guidance of an OSU mentor. Students who are selected will receive an award of $750 and their faculty mentors will receive $250 to support the project. The program is available to undergraduates across all academic disciplines. Projects will take place from the middle of winter term 2019 through the end of spring term 2019 (15 weeks at 5 hrs/week).

Google Resources

  • Google has great resources for you to grow your technical skills. If you are looking for supplemental online courses, or just curious about Machine Learning, or picking up another programming language, check out g.co/techdevguide
  • A one-stop-shop for Google developmental programs, events, scholarships, resources, and an opportunity to meet Googlers. Check out g.co/buildyourfuture

OSU Hackathon Club Officer Openings
Since its inception in 2017, the OSU Hackathon Club has hosted over five hackathons with over 100 participants and more than 30 impressive projects to showcase! The most recent competition included judging from industry professionals with extensive technical experience. With an increasing amount of participation and enthusiasm for our events, we will be working with all OSU campuses (Corvallis, Cascades, and E-campus) to host an annual offline hackathon in collaboration with the Internet of Things Alliance. Due to our quick expansion of initiatives, we are encouraging all OSU students to apply for our officer openings. Please fill out the application form by Sunday, November 4th, at 11:59PM PST. You may view officer descriptions here: Officer Descriptions.

Engineers without Borders meeting times
Cambodia Program meets at 6-8pm on Tuesdays in Owen 241
Nicaragua Program meets at 6-8pm on Mondays in Owen 241

New Student Club: Synapse
Synapse is a nationally recognized organization dedicated to building supportive communities for individuals with brain injuries. Our Connect Program allows student volunteers to perform community outreach as well as develop genuine relationships through one-on-one experiences. Leadership opportunities are available! Come to our first meeting on October 25th at 5:30 pm, room TBD. For more information: Email us at synapse.oregonstate@gmail.com.

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

Google Scholarships
Our scholarship programs support students from underrepresented groups in tech who are studying computer science, or a related degree, in the US and Canada. Those who receive our scholarships are awarded $10,000 USD (or $5,000 CAD) to put toward their academics the following school year, and are invited to attend the Google Scholars' Retreat in Mountain View next summer. To learn more about our scholarship programs visit g.co/scholarships.

Scholarship program will send Portland women to technical conferences
PDX Women in Tech is kicking off a scholarship program to send members to conferences they otherwise might not be able to afford, an effort to improve diversity in an industry that remains overwhelmingly male. PDXWIT is offering to pay up to $2,500 to help finance attendees' trips. Applications are due by Oct. 31, with winners notified by December.

The Rockefeller University - Fellow Position
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 2019. 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. Application deadline: November 30.

Symantec Fellowship
We will be offering multiple one-year fellowship awards for Ph.D. students pursuing innovative research with applications to security and privacy, using techniques from cryptography, systems, machine learning, human sciences, and other areas. The fellowship provides up to $20,000 USD that may be used to cover one year of the student's tuition 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 November 30, 2018.

Department of Defense (DoD) SMART Scholarship Program
The SMART Scholarship Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed by the Department of Defense upon degree completion. SMART Scholars will receive: a full tuition scholarship while in school; an annual stipend; summer research internships; a job after graduating in their STEM field at a cutting edge Department of Defense Facility. Deadline to apply is December 1, 2018.

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program
For more than 20 years, the Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program has provided students with fellowship opportunities to gain hands-on research experience with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy. During these 10-week energy fellowships, selected candidates train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists on focused research projects. Application deadline: December 17, 2018.

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. 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. Applications from international students are welcome. All sections will be from 2019-01-07 to 2019-03-01.

GRADUATE EXAMS

MS Final Exam – Zhou Fang
Wednesday, October 31 | 9:00am to 11:00am | KEC 1007
New Detection methods for Transmission at Faster-Than-Nyquist Rates Using Quasi-Orthogonal Sequences
Major Advisor: Huaping Liu; Committee: Jinsub Kim, Bechir Hamdaoui; GCR: Bo Zhao

PhD Oral Preliminary Exam – Hyunkyu Ouh
Monday, November 5 | 2:00pm to 4:00pm | KEC 1007
New Architectures and Circuits for CMOS Optical Detectors
Major Advisor: Matthew Johnston; Committee: David Allstot, Un-Ku Moon, Arun Natarajan' GCR: William Warnes

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Putting REST to rest: challenging the status quo for better mobile, IOT, and connected apps and services
David Ratner, Realm
Thursday, November 1 | 3:30 pm | 220 Deschutes, University of Oregon
NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series.

Unexpected Computations, Exploit Writing and Offensive Security Research
Monday, November 5 | 4:00pm to 4:50pm | LINC 200
Rodrigo Rubira Branco, Chief Security Researcher, Intel Corporation

Nonlinear Oscillators for Modular Power Electronics Architectures
Monday, November 19 | 4:00pm to 4:50pm | LINC 200
Brian Johnson, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Washington

EVENTS

Experiences in Norway (OSU Power & Energy Society talk)
Thursday, Nov. 1 | 11 am – 12 pm | KEC 1005
EECS professor Dr. Ted Brekken took a sabbatical at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology from January to June of 2018. Dr. Brekken discusses his research and travel experiences in Norway, along with a brief summary of active research projects abroad.

OSU Advantage Innovation Showcase
Thursday, November 8 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM | CH2M HILL Alumni Center | Free
The OSU Advantage Innovation Showcase is a celebration of technology and entrepreneurship. Researchers, industry and startups come together at this event to showcase the forefront of innovation. Hear from OSU researchers developing game-changing technologies, OSU spinouts and institutes driving the future of nuclear energy, and emerging startups from the OSU Advantage Accelerator programs!

PDX Blockchain Summit & Hackathon
Friday - Saturday, November 9-10 | TENpod Dumbbell, Portland | Free
As a hacker for this event, you have the technical, creative or project management skills to share! TAO is seeking teams of 5 - 7 individuals to work on the challenge mentioned above. The goal for each team is to have a minimum of: Two (2) developers or technical skills, one (1) designer or creative person and one (1) project manager. Hackathon Registration is limited to 150 developers, so register yourself today!

Pitch Oregon
Thursday, December 13 | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Location TBD
Pitch Oregon is TiE Oregon's marquee event, attracting over 200 attendees each year. Entrepreneurs from all around Oregon travel to Portland to pitch for a prize package and overall cash prize in the following categories: Concept Stage – you either have an idea or you’ve just started working on your product; Seed/Bootstrap Stage – you have a product and have taken some funding or are bootstrapping. Application Deadline - October 31.

Hiring for Hydro Career Fair at HydroVision International
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel
Hiring for Hydro brings together over 80 students from over 14 colleges in the Pacific Northwest to participate in an educational workshop about careers in hydropower to be followed by a special recruiting session. This event was established to address the hiring needs of the industry, build academic interest at the college level, and create a strong conduit between industry and regional schools. Students are asked to complete a short application with contact information, why they are interested in attending this Hiring for Hydro event and what coursework they have taken related to hydropower. This information is due by January 4, 2019.

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

30 Brilliant Networking Conversation Starters
This is one of the most common concerns we hear about networking: How do you just walk up to someone you don’t know at an event—and start talking? Well, it’s a tad easier than it sounds. Fact is, no one’s going to turn you away if you walk up, smile, and say, “I’m so-and-so. Nice to meet you.” In fact, others will probably be relieved that someone else started the conversation! The Muse

21 Job Interview Questions Designed to Trick You
While they may seem simple, some are actually designed to get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal. In other words: they’re trick questions. Money

An Easy Guide to Job Reference Etiquette
Career coaches are often asked what the proper etiquette is for contacting and updating someone who is on your references list. Here is an easy guide to follow closely during your job search. U.S. News & World Report

JOBS

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

Student Jobs

Student Python Programmer - Applied Economics Department
AEELab at Applied Economics is seeking a Student Programmer to install, set up and help implement economic experiments and studies using O-tree. The O-tree project ties Python programming goals to applied economics and marketing problems, and is an excellent way to show future employers that you have experience in translating tech skills to marketing, consumer research, and education applications. Work schedule: 5-10 hrs/week, flexible, overall length 4-8 weeks. Future work is likely available on an as needed basis. Hourly wage: $17/hr. To apply please send your resume/CV and a brief message describing your interest in the job and highlighting how you are qualified for it to: Dr. Nadia Streletskaya, nadia.streletskaya@oregonstate.edu.

Student Technical Assistant - School of EECS
This position performs a wide variety of work that supports the quality of education in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department the university. TekBots Developers work to create new and targeted solutions for education, industry, and research. These positions can include multiple aspects including: electronic design, coding, mechanical design, web coding , hardware fabrication, store clerk sales, and tutorial development.

Student Analyst, CASS Software Development Group
This is a pooled posting. That means it will stay open for several months and we will pull applicants from the “pool” for interviews as openings occur, until the closing date. The Center for Applied Systems and Software (CASS) exists as a student internship program. Hourly students are hired and trained, by full time developers or student managers, to perform computer hardware and software testing, and/or development projects. Student internships average 1-3 years in length and most graduates are hired by technology companies. In addition to the technical and development skills students gain, they also learn how to work as a member of a team, gain an appreciation of the importance of deadlines, and other facets of running a business such as planning, budgeting, resource allocation, documentation and communication.

Student Information Technology - OSU School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering
Managing windows computers and applications in the College of Engineering. Assist in automation of operating system deployment and software using Microsoft Systems Configuration Manager, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, Windows ADK, and other tools. Building of operating system images and silent software installations of engineering applications. Hardware and software trouble shooting, and maintaining an accurate inventory.

Student Information Technology - OSU School of Civil and Construction Engineering
Managing windows computers and applications in the College of Engineering. Assist in automation of operating system deployment and software using Microsoft Systems Configuration Manager, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, Windows ADK, and other tools. Building of operating system images and silent software installations of engineering applications. Hardware and software trouble shooting, and maintaining an accurate inventory.

Internships

Opportunities at Google
Internship Opportunities

Software Development Engineer in Test Intern - OpenGov
OpenGov is looking for a Software Development Engineer in Test Intern who is analytical, savvy, and possess excellent communication skills, to be a part of our reporting application engineering team. As a Software Development Engineer in Test Intern, you will work alongside our team of engineers and provide a world-class user experience for our customers. This is a 6-month paid internship based in Portland, OR.

Summer Analog Internship Openings - Intel
Intel engineers lead the industry developing the next generation of computing solutions. The DDG-OR design team uses advanced architectural innovations and state of the art process technology to push the boundaries of silicon design. We design Intel’s best-known products: Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 including Haswell and Broadwell, Atom™, Pentium®, Apollo-Lake and Intel® Xeon® processors. Skills: SoC RTL/Logic design; Clocking; Timing; APR; Physical design; Power Domain Analysis (UPF); DFx; Pre-Si validation; Analog Design.

Ocean Exploration Trust (OET) Science & Engineering Internship Program
The Ocean Exploration Trust (OET) is now accepting applications for students and educators to participate in the 2019 E/V Nautilus Expedition exploring the Eastern Pacific Ocean along the coast of North America from Canada to Mexico! Founded by Dr. Robert Ballard, OET is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to bringing ocean exploration to the world via live telepresence and providing experiential opportunities for students, young professionals, and educators. Paid internships for community college, undergraduate, or graduate students, and recent graduates are available in ocean science, seafloor mapping, ROV (remotely operated vehicle) engineering, and video engineering through the Science & Engineering Internship Program. Accepted students will have the chance to sail aboard E/V Nautilus for 2-4 weeks learning from experts in the field. Application Deadline - January 4, 2019.

Full-Time Positions

MS opening @ Intel
Develops, applies, and maintains quality and reliability standards for processing materials into partially finished or finished product. Evaluate the materials, process and techniques used in production to meet the requirement of products and production equipment. Specifies inspection and testing mechanism, conduct quality assessment (up to and including audits) and perform statistical analysis to determine the responsibility for products and systems that do not meet required specifications. Delivers standardization in product qualification, manufacturing quality systems and methods. The candidate must possess a MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or any other related field of study.

Opportunities at Google
Full-time University Graduate Opportunities

ITC-Clinical Applications Specialist - OSU Student Health Services
The ITC-Clinical Applications Specialist will support Student Health Services (SHS) by installing, configuring and maintaining desktop computer systems and related software. The position will coordinate user support activities through the diagnosis of software problems and the repair of hardware and will act as a liaison between SHS staff and the EMR software vender. The ITC-CAS will keep the Associate Director of Information Services informed of problems encountered and coordinate with the Associate Director of Information Services to provide support services when necessary.

Laboratory Manager, Electrical & Computer Engineering - George Washington University
GWU’s Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) Department is searching for a full-time Laboratory Manager to join the ECE team. The Laboratory Manager will be responsible for day to day and long term laboratory management. The ideal candidate has a working knowledge with Electrical and Computer Engineering laboratory instrumentation, and Digital Design, Circuit Theory, Control, and embedded systems. Ability to conduct simulation and analysis tools, such as NI Multisim, PSpice, etc. Posses knowledge of clean room requirements and ability to discuss with the clean room specialized technicians the needs of the ECE clean room laboratory.

Director of Information Technology - OSU Division of Finance and Administration
Provides IT-related direction to all DFA IT unit managers and provide related input on position descriptions, performance evaluations and salary administration for those staff. Develops, implements, and evaluates short and long-range goals and objectives; implements and enforces plans, systems and program and performance standards; and participates in strategic planning efforts as part of the management team. Determines resource needs and priorities, makes recommendations to executive management; determines training needs and makes appropriate arrangements for provision of training.

Watershed Characteristics Web-based Tool Development and Support - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
To make the data more accessible to both technical and non-technical users, EPA would like to develop web-based software applications that will allow for simple interactive queries, easy-to-use batch retrievals, and basic tools that could be used for data analysis. This would likely involve development and/or use of a server database and web services. This effort could make use of a variety of programming languages and platforms, so we are looking for a candidate with a broad range of skills and a willingness and desire to learn new ones, though knowledge of Python, Java, Javascript, and PHP is desirable. The participant will gain expertise in developing code by writing a variety of applications. This may include database applications and interactive web applications.

Knowledge Engineering for Development of a Wildfire Water Quality App - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA wishes to incorporate knowledge gained from these research efforts and other sources into a wildfire water quality app that can be used by drinking water and aquatic managers to understand risks to their systems from wildfire and to provide strategies for reducing these risks. This opportunity is for a research participant with expertise in knowledge engineering that will contribute to the water quality app development. The research participant will communicate with clients and stakeholders to determine their needs and requirements and develop a knowledge base design and organization that meets these stakeholder requirements. Candidates should have a strong background in knowledge engineering and database development, including experience designing, creating and using SQL databases.

Software Development of a Wildfire Water Quality App - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA wishes to incorporate knowledge gained from these research efforts and other sources into a wildfire water quality app that can be used by drinking water and aquatic managers to understand risks to their systems from wildfire and to provide strategies for reducing these risks. This opportunity is for a research participant with experience in software development that will contribute to the app development. This would likely involve development and/or use of a server database and web services. This effort could make use of a variety of programming languages and platforms, so we are looking for a candidate with a broad range of skills and a willingness and desire to learn new ones, though knowledge of Python, Java, Javascript, and PHP is desirable.

Faculty Research Assistant - NACSE
The person in this position will primarily conduct research on the design and development of computer simulations for climate and other environmental modeling studies. The research will require development of extensive documentation and often, but not always, include implementation of proofs-of-concept. All work will be conducted according to the guidelines and standard practices established by the Northwest Alliance for Computational Science & Engineering (NACSE). All work will be conducted in a team environment and will require interaction with, and responsiveness to, the needs of scientists and engineers from a variety of disciplines. This position is funded entirely by grant money, on a year-by-year basis. Specific projects will vary, depending on the current funding source(s).

Faculty Positions

Tenure-Track Positions in Computer Science - The Citadel
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in computer science at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2019. Minimum qualifications include an earned Ph.D. in computer science and a commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service. In addition, candidates should exemplify The Citadel’s core values of honor, duty, and respect. Candidates from all areas of computer science are encouraged to apply, especially those with strong backgrounds in cybersecurity. Located in beautiful Charleston, S.C., The Citadel is a fully accredited, public, comprehensive, co-educational college with a student body of 2300 undergraduate and 1000 evening and graduate students.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor- Electrical & Computer Engineering
The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for two or more full-time (1.00 FTE), tenure-track, 9-month Assistant, Associate, or Full professor positions in any area of Cybersecurity to begin Fall 2019. Applicants must hold a doctorate degree in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or closely related field. The successful candidate is expected to initiate new funded research as well as expand, complement, and collaborate with existing research programs in the School, the College of Engineering, and beyond.

Two CS Tenure Track Positions at Cal State Monterey Bay
Computer science program at California State University - Monterey Bay has two tenure track positions in computer science. With our investments in cohort programs, commitment to high expectations, academic quality, building partnerships with community colleges & industry, and broadening participation in computing, we are primed to make big contributions to computing education. Visit https://csumb.peopleadmin.com/postings/4564 & https://csumb.peopleadmin.com/postings/4563 for more details about the open positions.

Assistant Professor: Cybersecurity - San Diego State University
The Department of Computer Science is seeking to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in cybersecurity, beginning fall 2019. Sub-areas include information security & privacy, network security, and software security, etc. Strong candidates in other research areas will also be considered. Candidates are expected to be able to teach computer science core courses and advanced graduate/undergraduate courses in the candidates’ expertise. For full consideration, applications should be received no later than December 1, 2018.

Assistant Professor: Algorithm and Computation - San Diego State University
The Department of Computer Science is seeking to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in theory of computation, beginning fall 2019. Sub-areas include algorithms, parallel and distributed algorithms, formal methods, formal verification, information theory, quantum computation, machine learning, computational biology, and computational robotics, etc. Strong candidates in other research areas will also be considered. Candidates are expected to be able to teach computer science theory courses and advanced graduate/undergraduate courses in the candidates’ expertise. Candidates must have a PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field. For full consideration, applications should be received no later than December 1, 2018.

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (Computer Science) - OSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University invites applications for one or more full-time (1.00 FTE), tenure-track, 9-month Assistant, Associate, or Full professor positions in the Computer Science areas of databases, programming languages, software engineering, and artificial intelligence. Anticipated start date is Fall 2019. Applicants must hold a doctorate degree in Computer Science or closely related field before the first day of employment. The successful candidate is expected to expand, complement, and collaborate with existing research programs in the School, and to perform duties related to teaching, student advising, and professional service.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Robotics) - Oregon State University
The College of Engineering invites applications for one full-time (1.00 FTE), tenure-track, 9-month Assistant (preferred), Associate, or Full professor position in the Robotics Program. Applicants must hold a doctorate in a relevant field. The successful candidate is expected to initiate new funded research as well as expand, complement, and collaborate with existing research programs in the School, the Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems (CoRIS) Institute, the College of Engineering and beyond. The successful candidates will have office and laboratory space physically located with the existing Robotics group, will have an administrative home most appropriate to their area of expertise within the College of Engineering (Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, or Electrical Engineering and Computer Science), and be a member of the CoRIS Institute.

 


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