KUDOS

The paper, "Understanding the use of lambda expressions in Java," authored by Davood Mazinanian, Ameya Ketkar, Nikolaos Tsantalis, and Danny Dig, received the ACM SIGPLAN Outstanding Artifact Award at OOPSLA’17.

IN THE NEWS

Biotech, software and Internet of Things big winners at Oregon Entrepreneurs Network awards
This year's Wyatt Starnes award recognized a college entrepreneur. The Wyatt Starnes Battle of the Schools Winner was Chris Vlessis, a student at Oregon State University Cascades. Vlessis is chief technology officer and co-founder at Shape Integrated Software, a digital marketing company in Bend. Portland Business Journal

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

College labor market remains strong
Employers will face tough competition for talent in the 2017-18 job market, thanks to a seven-year growth streak in the college labor market, according to Michigan State University's Recruiting Trends, the largest annual survey of employers in the nation. EurekAlert!

Portland, Ore., Leads The Best Places For Business And Careers 2017
Despite a population of 2.4 million, the Portland, Ore., metro area is home to just one big publicly traded company with annual sales over $3 billion: Nike, based in Beaverton. But the limited big corporate presence has not stopped recent college grads from flocking to Portland for its outdoor recreational opportunities, as well as its progressive and environmentally friendly scene. A strong economic outlook and the area's talent surge has pushed Portland to the top spot in FORBES’ 19th annual ranking of the Best Places for Business and Careers. Forbes

OPPORTUNITIES

Graduate Student Speed Networking
Thursday, November 9 | 5:30-8pm | McMenamin’s on Monroe
Calling all engineering graduate students! To foster community across departments on campus, the Graduate Student Association of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering is hosting a Speed Networking Event open to all graduate engineering students and friends! Join us for a low-key networking event on November 9, from 5:30-8pm at McMenamin’s on Monroe. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. We will start the evening with introductions, then move to a round of “speed networking” where participants will be paired for brief, 5 minute discussions. Who knows -- you could meet a new friend or research collaborator! In order to match pairs for speed networking, an accurate head count is required! Please RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/Vvv2RaLI9Ld7uiQu1. See you there!

HEST 242/542: “Household Energy In Guatemala” 3-credit Field Course -- Info Session November 16th
Students from any major are invited to travel to Guatemala for 10 days in September 2018 to learn about the household energy poverty facing 40% of the world’s families and the technologies and policies needed to help address it. Please join the humanitarian engineering program for an info session on the course Thursday, November 16th at 5:15 pm in the Willamette West room of the Valley Library. More details on the info session are here and details about the past course here. Please contact the course leader, Asst. Prof. of mechanical engineering Dr. Nordica MacCarty, Nordica.maccarty@oregonstate.edu, with any questions.

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.

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.

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!

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!)

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

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

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.

AfterCollege Scholarships

  • AfterCollege Engineering & Technology Student Scholarship
    500 - Open to currently enrolled students pursuing a degree in a field of engineering, technology and/or mathematics. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Deadline: December 31.
  • AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
    $500 - Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics from a group underrepresented in their field of study. Underrepresented groups may be defined by: gender, race, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, nationality and other non-visible differences. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Deadline: December 31.
  • AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship
    $500 - Open to currently enrolled students in an accredited program, working toward a degree (AA, AS, BA, BS, MA, MS, MFA, PhD, MD, JD, etc.) in any discipline. Minimum 2.5 GPA. Deadline: December 31.

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.

GRADUATE EXAMS

PhD Final Examination – Arul Dhamodaran
Wednesday, November 1 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM | KEC 1126
Optimization of Flexible Dual-TCP/UDP Streaming Protocol For HD Video over 802.11 Wireless NetworksStreaming
Major Advisor: Ben Lee; Committee: Thinh Nguyen, Bella Bose, Huaping Liu; GCR: Len Coop

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

CDK Day
Wednesday, Nov. 1 | 10 am – 3 pm | KEC 1007
CDK looking to meet CS and ECE BS and MS students, and is hiring interns. As the largest global provider of software to the automotive dealership industry, we’re revolutionizing the way people purchase cars. We are looking to hire Software Developer Interns in our Portland office for Summer 2018! If you are a sophomore or junior computer science major, please come meet us. Free food and drinks will be provided.

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!)

  • 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.

Facebook Infrastructure Tech Talk
Friday, November 3 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | KEC 1003
Come learn about career opportunities within Infrastructure outside of Software Development. This talk will focus specifically on Production Engineering and include an interactive Linux Challenge. Bring your computer if you'd like to participate. Some of the positions that these teams hire for include roles like Hardware Engineer, Systems Engineer, Technical Program Manager, Software Engineer, and more. We also want to create a platform for you to engage with engineers, recruiters and Facebook representatives to have your resume reviewed, have a chance to ask 1:1 questions, and learn more about the unique challenges our teams are facing when you operate at this scale. RSVP at fb.me/OSU.

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!

Graduate Student Speed Networking
Thursday, November 9 | 5:30-8pm | McMenamin’s on Monroe
Calling all engineering graduate students! To foster community across departments on campus, the Graduate Student Association of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering is hosting a Speed Networking Event open to all graduate engineering students and friends! Join us for a low-key networking event on November 9, from 5:30-8pm at McMenamin’s on Monroe. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. We will start the evening with introductions, then move to a round of “speed networking” where participants will be paired for brief, 5 minute discussions. Who knows -- you could meet a new friend or research collaborator! In order to match pairs for speed networking, an accurate head count is required! Please RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/Vvv2RaLI9Ld7uiQu1. See you there!

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

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 interviewed at five top companies in Silicon Valley in five days, and luckily got five job offers
In the five days from July 24th to 28th 2017, I interviewed at LinkedIn, Salesforce Einstein, Google, Airbnb, and Facebook, and got all five job offers. It was a great experience, and I feel fortunate that my efforts paid off, so I decided to write something about it. I will discuss how I prepared, review the interview process, and share my impressions about the five companies. Medium

The Only Soft Skills List You Need
Skills this, skills that. Whether you’re deep in the throes of a job search or working to develop your career, it’s all about your skill set. However, did you know that there are different types of skills? We’re talking about soft and hard skills. Baffled? Let us clear things up for you and share our top soft skills list for career success! Career Experts

Answering Interview Questions: Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?
When it comes to interviews, you need to be able to demonstrate that you’re able to see the bigger picture. One popular interview question hiring managers love to ask is Where do you see yourself in 5 years? That means you’d better have a good answer up your sleeve. Career Experts

JOBS

OEG is looking for interns! Interviews will be held November 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Kearney 101c. Interested? Please bring an updated copy of your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101b. Lots of time slots still available!

BS/MS Software Development Intern - CDK Global
As a Software Development Intern you will help to engineer the next generation of enterprise class software solutions at CDK utilizing a broad range of the latest technologies. The intern's primary responsibilities include development of services and components (design, coding, testing). The internship will provide hands-on technical experience and will work with other team members, architects and product owners in the early and continuous delivery of high quality software products that delight our customers. Student must be a results oriented individual, who can use agile software development principles to achieve the desired business outcome.

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.

Analog/Mixed-Signal Design Engineer - Texas Instruments
As a design engineer, you’ll architect new TI products and make our customers’ visions a reality. Specifically, you will define, architect, model, design and document analog, mixed-signal and/or RF integrated circuits (ICs) for use in complex system-on-chips (SoCs). You’ll have the opportunity to work in the emerging and exciting area of single chip millimeter wave radar sensors. Using advanced CMOS technology, these sensors integrate an RF front-end with a DSP and MCU on a single chip. This opportunity involves designing analog/mixed-signal baseband circuits & data converters for our next generation of transceiver products.

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.

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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