ANNOUNCEMENTS

Undergraduate Advising Walk-in Appointments
1148 Kelley Engineering Center (main office)
September 21 & 22, 1:00 p.m.
September 24 - September 30, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

EECS Convocation 2016
Monday, September 26, 4:00 pm, Memorial Union Ballroom
Please join the EECS faculty and staff for the EECS Convocation. This inaugural event is a gathering of the EECS community to welcome our students back to campus and celebrate the beginning of school year.

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

IN THE NEWS

CTA Names First CES 2017 Keynote Speaker: Nvidia’s Jen-Hsun Huang
Nvidia plays a central role in some of the most important technology forces changing our world today,” said Gary Shapiro, CTA president and CEO. “Its work in artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, VR and gaming puts the company on the leading edge of the industry. Mr. Huang is a visionary CEO who consistently anticipates trends well before their arrival. Twice

HWeekend Spring 2016 - Ferrofluid Display Project
Oregon State University's HWeekend is a free event sponsored by of the College of Engineering and the College of Business. Students work together in teams to create a marketable project they can demonstrate and pitch to judges at the end of the weekend. EECS

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Welcome to Beaver Nation
The new school year means new opportunities — and Oregon State has much to offer, whether this is your first year or you’re a returning student. Beaver Nation combines strong academic programs, world-class faculty, a campus that’s both historic and high-tech — all in one of the top college towns on the West Coast. It’s all here to help you make your college years your best ones yet. Check out these activities and resources, and don’t forget to make new friends along the way. OSU Stories

Don't Make These 10 Freshman Mistakes in College
Starting a new life as a college freshman can be an intimidating and overwhelming experience. As new students try to get their footing, many make some interesting mistakes. U.S. News rounded up tips from Twitter followers and experts about common first-year blunders to avoid. U.S. News

Artificial intelligence will take over six percent of jobs in the next five years
By 2021, bots will be better at understanding human language and able to handle complex situations. Intelligent agents will become useful enough to drive widespread adoption over the next three to five years, according to a Forrester report entitled, “The Rise of the Intelligent Agents.” The report noted that companies such as Google and Facebook are hiring top AI talent to build services that transfer vast amounts of data into insights. Silicon Valley Business Journal

Top-Paid Engineering Grads: Mechatronics
Mechatronics engineering majors were the top-paid Class of 2015 engineering graduates at the bachelor’s degree level, according to results of NACE’s Class of 2015 First-Destination Survey. Three of the engineering majors on this year’s top-paid list — petroleum engineering, computer engineering, and electrical engineering — were also among the top five for the Class of 2014. National Association of Colleges and Employers

Airbnb, Uber, Twitter lead the tech pack in pay, trumping Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon
Tech startups that are offering equity in their companies are paying far more for even junior tech talent than more established names in the field, a new study from compensation data provider Paysa shows. To arrive at the numbers, Paysa excluded “senior” software engineers and managers, but reviewed other software engineers and their overall salary, signing bonus, equity and cash bonus levels annually. Puget Sound Business Journal

Grand opening of Johnson Hall planned at OSU
Johnson Hall, a new, $40 million College of Engineering facility that will be home to the School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering at Oregon State University, will celebrate its grand opening on Sept. 23. OSU news release

OPPORTUNITIES

MindSumo Challenges
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 aaron@mindsumo.com

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

On the Past, Present, and Future of “Big (Internet) Data”
Presented by Walter Willinger, NIKSUN, Inc., Princeton, New Jersey
Tuesday, Sept 20, 3:30 p.m. talk, refreshments following talk, 145 STRAUB HALL, University of Oregon
Note: This is NOT part of the EECS colloquium series.

GRADUATE EXAMS

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Michael Lam
Thursday, September 22, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, KEC 1007
Fine-Grained Object Detection Under Little Training Data
Co-Major Advisors: Sinisa Todorovic, Thomas Dietterich; Committee: Alan Fern, Fuxin Li; GCR: John Bolte

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Anahita Sanandaji
Monday, September 26, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 1114
Developing Training Strategies for 3D Volume Segmentation by Analyzing the Underlying Human Perception and Cognitive Tasks
Major Advisor: Cindy Grimm; Committee: Eugene Zhang, Carlos Jensen, Ronald Metoyer; GCR: Leonard Coop

MS Final Examination – Xin Li
Monday, September 26, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, KEC 3057
Don't Fool Me: Detecting Adversarial Examples in Deep Networks
Major Advisor: Fuxin Li; Committee: Stephen Ramsey, Rakesh Bobba; GCR: Henri Jansen

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

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 2nd, 2016.

NSA Mathematics & Computer Science Student Scholarship
$500 - Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree (AA,AS, BA,BS, MS, PhD) in the fields of computer science, computer engineering, or mathematics. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Application deadline: September 30.

NSA Electrical Engineering Student Scholarship
$500 - Open to currently enrolled students pursuing a degree in the field of electrical engineering. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Application deadline: September 30.

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. Application deadline: September 30.

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. Application deadline: September 30.

EVENTS

EECS Convocation 2016
Monday, September 26, 4:00 pm, Memorial Union Ballroom
This inaugural event is a gathering of the EECS community to welcome our students back to campus and celebrate the beginning of school year.

Johnson Hall Grand Opening
Friday, September 23, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Celebrate the grand opening of Johnson Hall, the College of Engineering's newest facility. Join us as the Oregon State community launches a new era for engineering at OSU, with a strategic focus on community, education, research, and partnerships.

SEMI Professional Development Program – Getting Hired in the Micro- and Nano-Electronics Industry
Friday, September 30, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Memorial Union Ballroom
A professional development seminar organized by SEMI Pacific Northwest.

  • Learn about career paths and employment opportunities in high tech
  • Acquire valuable, practical information from experts
  • Choose career directions and plan for success!

This event is free for students, but registration is required. Registration deadline: September 26.

DevOps DayCamp
Saturday, October 1, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM, KEC 1001 - 1007
The OSL is once again kicking off DevOps BootCamp with the annual DevOps DayCamp! DevOps DayCamp is a single-day event designed to teach participants DevOps, a program development process that includes building, testing, and releasing software. Participants learn the basics of DevOps practices as an introduction to our more comprehensive course, DevOps Bootcamp.

CASS Open House
Wednesday, October 12, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Milne Computer Center
The Center for Applied Systems and Software has moved to a new location in Milne. Join us for light fingers foods, tours, demonstrations, and displays.

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

The Avoidable Interview Mistake That’s Killing Your Chances Before You Even Open Your Mouth
In some cases, those few seconds of interaction, even before you get a chance to speak, could cost you a job offer. The Muse

Is your attire sabotaging your job interview?
“Job seekers may have exceptional work experience and all the right skills, but if they show up to interviews underdressed or ill-groomed, their odds of success will be stacked against them,” explained Linda Hein, senior vice president of JIST Career Solutions. “It’s essential for job seekers to put their best foot forward in interviews. That starts with dressing and grooming in ways that meet employers’ expectations.” Portland Business Journal

JOBS

Student Information Technology Pool (IT Consultant) - OSU Information Services (IS) Service Desk
Members of the IS Service Desk are the first line of technical support for Community Network clients and students, staff & faculty at Oregon State University. Client Services is responsible for all aspects of IT support for its customers. Client Services is a diverse organization made up of 50+ student employees and 20 full-time staff working in three primary functional areas: Service Desk, Community Network and Campus Labs.

Student Test Engineer - Internet of Things - OSU Center for Applied Systems and Software (CASS)
The Center for Applied Systems and Software (CASS) exists as a student experiential learning program. Students are hired and trained by full time staff engineers or student managers to perform computer hardware and software testing. This position specifically will be working with Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and testing of IoT. IoT is a fairly new and rapidly changing area of technology. Students in these positions are expected to be quick learners and delve into the nuances of IoT and its relationships with devices.

Student Information Technology Pool (IT Consultant) - OSU Information Services Service Desk in Client Services
Members of the IS Service Desk are the first line of technical support for Community Network clients and students, staff & faculty at Oregon State University. Client Services is responsible for all aspects of IT support for its customers. Client Services is a diverse organization made up of 50+ student employees and 20 full-time staff working in three primary functional areas: Service Desk, Community Network and Campus Labs.

Join Boeing and be part of a diverse team that does amazing things
2017 Internship Opportunities

  • Electrical Engineering 1600014418
  • Environment, Health & Safety 1600014536
  • Flight Engineering 1600014422
  • Materials Engineering 1600014420
  • Site Services – Facilities Engineering 1600014499
  • Software Engineering 1600014421
  • Systems Engineering 1600014526
  • Test Engineering 1600014520

Research opportunity: Sustainable Community Tool Development and Support - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The research group in which the candidate will be participating is mainly involved with creating and maintaining software decision support tools that can be used by communities for making decisions that contribute to sustainability. There are a wide variety of tools from a web based database inventory to planning tool plug-in modules to hydrological models. The tools represent a variety of programming languages and platforms, so we are looking for a participant with a broad range of skills and a willingness and desire to learn new ones.

Analyst Programmer - OSU University Shared Services Enterprise
The purpose of this position is to perform systems analysis and design, determine application systems and programming specifications, write and test computer programs, write documentation, and provide on-going maintenance and support of the USSE supported Banner ERP systems, data warehouses, and other related systems.

Analyst-Information Systems - OSU Business Intelligence Center
The employee in this position performs a variety of technical and functional tasks in support of the Business Intelligence Center (BIC), and online business systems developed and maintained for Oregon State University. Aspects of this position include providing budget and planning analytics and metrics, understanding and ability to explain web-based reporting systems, and troubleshooting for these systems. This position has access to confidential data and proprietary code.

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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