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IN THE NEWS

OSU Professor Plays Key Role on Winning Team at Def Con 2018
An Oregon State University professor played a key role in the team that won big at the 26th annual DEF CON 2018 conference, one of the world’s largest hacking conventions. The DEFKOR00t team that included Dr. Yeong Jin Jang of Oregon State University’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science competed against 24 other teams to win the prestigious Black Badge, known to attendees as the Uber Badge, in the cybersecurity competition. Jang managed the network security and attack/defense system for the winning team. Cyber Oregon

Oregon State University professor Heather Knight and her character-driven robots
What if robots can be fun? Instead of autonomous machines running hither and yon to do our bidding, they were more social, more interactive, more collaborative. More like us. That's the philosophy of Oregon State University robotics professor Heather Knight and her charismatic robots. KATU

Intel software chief Doug Fisher, a top Oregon executive, retires
Doug Fisher, vice president of Intel's software group and one of its most senior Oregon executives, notified employees Tuesday of his retirement. An Oregon State University graduate, Fisher ('85 BS EE), 57, spent 23 years at Intel - the last five as head of its software group. Though Intel is known for its computing horsepower, it depends on software to enable virtual reality, artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies. The Oregonian

Job market ripe for college graduates
Makeila Lundy finished her computer science degree in June. By the end of summer, the Oregon State University-Cascades graduate had been hired in Bend by Systema, a German-owned company specializing in automation for manufacturers. Steve Clark, vice president of university relations and marketing at Oregon State University, said OSU’s most popular degree programs are computer science and business administration. Bend Bulletin

OSU Engineering Expo 2018 - Robot Comedy
How to make an effective robot comedian by Anish Asrani, Arthur Shing and Kevin Talik. EECS YouTube

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

PDX TechCrawl will bring thousands of techies to the streets Sept. 6
The Portland TechCrawl is back on Sept. 6, with thousands of people expected to descend on the neighborhoods around downtown and the Pearl District for a series of open house and recruiting events. Since 2009, the annual event has grown and now features roughly 40 companies opening their doors to the community for networking. All the companies involved are in the tech industry and almost all are hiring. Portland Business Journal

OPPORTUNITIES

Campus Analytics Challenge: Live Green and Live Happy
The Wells Fargo challenge will be launching in less than two weeks. One of Wells Fargo’s priorities is to promote environmental sustainability, which includes accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy. Taking individual actions can encourage collective responsibility to help achieve this. Using the data (which will be provided prior to launch), create a machine learning algorithm that minimizes carbon footprint for each customer while maintaining their total quality of life.

Microsoft AI Idea Challenge Contest
The Microsoft AI Idea Challenge is a competition for developers, students, professionals and data scientists seeking innovative, breakthrough artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. Preference will be given for solutions developed on Microsoft AI Platform and services. The Microsoft AI Idea Challenge is looking for AI solutions across all use cases. The top three ideas will each receive prizes (please see below for the prizes), plus an opportunity to present the idea with Microsoft on AI Lab. The Microsoft AI Challenge is accepting submissions between August 13th– October 12th, 2018. Individuals or teams are required to submit a working AI model, test dataset, any demo app and a demo video (max. three minutes long) to qualify for the competition.

ENGR 101 Design of Coffee
Register Today
The greatest sentence ever written in a syllabus: “A large part of this course will involve the consumption of coffee.” Yes, this is a real engineering course. Yes, this will earn you Oregon State credits. Enroll in ENGR 101 online through Oregon State Ecampus and become part of a hands-on learning environment where you’ll explore the different factors that contribute to the taste of coffee.

BeaverHacks - Fall 18
Sep 6 – 9, 2018
Join us for OSU Hackathon Club’s online hackathon on Sep 6. It’s a great opportunity to be part of a team and build something amazing! You end up with an awesome project to add to your resume and also demonstrate that you work well with others and can meet tight deadlines. For more info or to sign up, visit https://beaverhacks-fall-18.devpost.com.

ASEE Video Contest
For ASEE’s 125th Anniversary Celebration, we are asking students to create a video that shows where engineering education will be in 25 years! Undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students are encouraged to submit a 90-second video where you creatively explore these topics. The winning video will be shown at the 2019 ASEE Annual Conference in Tampa and the winning team (up to two people) will win a trip to the conference, along with $3000. Register by December 1 and submit by February 1.

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

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. 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.

GRADUATE EXAMS

MS Final Exam – Anoop Sheokand
Tuesday, September 4 | 3:00pm to 5:00pm | KEC 1007
UWB Low Power RF System for Localization
Major Advisor: Arun Natarajan; Committee: Matthew Johnston, Tejasvi Anand; GCR: William Warnes

PhD Final Exam – Mingbo Ma
Wednesday, September 5 | 10:00am to 12:00pm | KEC 1007
Structured Neural Models for Natural Language Processing
Major Advisor: Liang Huang; Committee: Alan Fern, Xiaoli Fern, Prasad Tadepalli; GCR: Kyle Niemeyer

EVENTS

9th Annual PDX TechCrawl 2018
Thursday, September 6 | 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM | $10
For one evening, PDX tech companies open their offices to (tech) crawlers who eat and drink their way from office to office. It's a great way to learn about all the awesome work happening with tech companies in Portland, check out their offices, learn about their jobs.

BeaverHacks - Fall 18
Sep 6 – 9, 2018
Join us for OSU Hackathon Club’s online hackathon on Sep 6. It’s a great opportunity to be part of a team and build something amazing! You end up with an awesome project to add to your resume and also demonstrate that you work well with others and can meet tight deadlines. For more info or to sign up, visit https://beaverhacks-fall-18.devpost.com.

PDX Women in Tech: How to Study for a Technical Interview
Tue, September 11 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT | AWS Elemental, Portland | Free
Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition. It is hard to know what to expect and even harder to prepare for it. Each company evaluates its candidates differently. Luckily, some upfront investment and preparation can really go a long way in helping you distinguish yourself from the rest of the candidates. In this seminar guided by an engineering leader at Elemental, we will cover some common interviewing practices for technical interviews and what you may be able to do to get ready.

2018 Bend Tech Tour
Monday, Sep 17 | 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Downtown Bend & Beyond | Individual Tourist: $10; Student Tourist: $5
Tourists will wind their way through the city to find out what cool technology host companies like are working on, experience their company culture, network with other tourists, and find out about jobs available in the fastest growing industry in Oregon during our second annual event. The event will culminate with a Tech Tour party at 7:00 pm with more networking and prizes.

2018 Vancouver Tech Tour
Tuesday, Sept 18 | 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Vancouver, WA | Individual Tourist: $10; Student Tourist: $5
Tourists will wind their way through the city to find out what cool technology host companies like are working on, experience their company culture, network with other tourists, and find out about the 350+ jobs available at these companies during our second annual event. The event will culminate with a Tech Tour party at 7:00 pm with more networking and prizes.

2018 Tech Tours: PDX Talent Match
Wednesday, Sept 19 | 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Portland | Job Seeker: FREE
The week of Tech Tours Technology Association of Oregon invites job seekers and tech companies to participate in PDX Talent Match, an exclusive hiring fair designed to initiate personal introductions between local talent and technology companies who are actively hiring in the Portland-Metro area. Interested job seekers should submit their information through the Talent Match: Job Seeker Resume Portal by Friday, August 31st. Should a job seeker be chosen by a participating company, TAO will forward along an invitation to attend the PDX Talent Match networking event. Submitting a resume through the Talent Match Job Seeker Resume Portal does not guarantee an invitation to the Talent Match Networking Event.

2018 Eugene Tech Tour
Thursday, Sept 20 | 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Eugene, OR | Individual Tourist: $10; Student Tourist: $5
Tourists will wind their way through the city to find out what cool technology host companies like are working on, experience their company culture, network with other tourists, and find out about jobs available in the fastest growing industry in Oregon during our second annual event. The event will culminate with a Tech Tour party at 8:00 pm with more networking and prizes.

JOBS

Student programmer/developer at Oregon State University
OSU Institutional Analytics & Reporting (IAR) team offers a unique opportunity for a student developer to work in a fast-paced environment to assist in further development of GRS which is the legacy OSU grant reporting system accessed by over 2,500 users. IAR is working on the development of new functionality for determining current and future funding status of grants. This is a production application intended for deployment to support Principal Investigators/researchers (PIs) and Co-PIs at OSU in fall 2018. Application Deadline: Oct 15.

EECS Student Career Development Mentor
This position performs a wide variety of work that supports the quality of education in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department online Post-Baccalaureate degree program. As a Student Career Development mentor the student will be expected to assist the program coordinator with the technical support and career development for the online Post-Baccalaureate CS students.

Student Information Technology - OSU College of Engineering
This recruitment will be used to fill two part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) Student Information Technology positions responsible for helping students troubleshoot computer issues at a student run help desk. Troubleshooting computer issues; communicating technical problems; working in a team environment to resolve complex issues; learning new technical concepts.

Student Information Technology - OSU College of Engineering
This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) Student Information Technology position responsible for the monitoring conditions of the computer labs, stocking and maintaining the printers, and enforcing lab rules. Doing rounds to monitor the state of the labs; interacting with students in need; stocking and maintaining printers; communicating with coworkers.

Student Tutor - OSU-Cascades
Specific areas desired are: College Algebra and Calculus, English Composition, General/Organic Chemistry, Biology/Biochemistry/Genetics, Statistics, and Physics. Tutor students in one-on-one and small group settings, enrich student understanding of time management and campus resources, and foster an atmosphere of fun and learning, serves as a role model to students, always conducting him/herself in the utmost professional manner, and maintaining appropriate boundaries. Assist students with the development of study skills, teach study skills that assist students in preparation for course work. Mentor students in the areas of academics. Provide and maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning and retaining material studied. Maintain accurate and timely records of student contact and maintain confidentiality.

Ecampus Tech - OSU Extended Campus
Course Development Student Worker works closely with various members of the Multimedia team of the Course Development and Training Unit of Ecampus to help with the process of creating and maintaining web multimedia resources for online courses through a variety of tasks. Evaluate and investigate web technologies, solutions, and vendors to create prototypes, and proofs-of-concept which could be used by the Multimedia team in courses and internal applications. Develop and maintain front-end web applications and services provided by the Multimedia team to Extended Campus.

EECS TA (CS 16X) (Pooled Posting)
This recruitment will be used to hire a number of part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week for undergraduate students) Student Support Services positions for the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at OSU. This position preforms a wide variety of work that supports the quality of education in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the university. Positions may include activities such as mentoring, checking off work, holding office hours, helping with recitation, and/or helping with 2 hour labs with direct guidance from the supervisor.

EECS TA (ECE 1XX/2XX) (ENGR 2XX) (Pooled Position)
This recruitment will be used to hire a number of part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week for undergraduate students) Student Support Services positions for the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at OSU. This position preforms a wide variety of work that supports the quality of education in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the university. Positions may include activities such as mentoring, checking off work, holding office hours, helping with recitation, and/or helping with 2 hour labs with direct guidance from the supervisor.

MIME Student Information Support
Performs a variety of tasks related to computing operations, user support and installation, or programming and analysis. Examples include helpdesk support, computer lab monitor/technology support, classroom technology, digital media, web design/development, computer technology support, or web assistance.

Student programmer/developer at Oregon State University
OSU Institutional Analytics & Reporting (IAR) team offers a unique opportunity for a student developer to work in a fast-paced environment to assist in further development of GRS which is the legacy OSU grant reporting system accessed by over 2,500 users. IAR is working on the development of new functionality for determining current and future funding status of grants. This is a production application intended for deployment to support Principal Investigators/researchers (PIs) and Co-PIs at OSU in fall 2018. Apply at https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/61098.

Watershed Characteristics Web-based Tool Development and Support - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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.

Knowledge Engineering for Development of a Wildfire Water Quality App - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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
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.

Margaret Ingels Engineering Development Program
United Technologies Corporation (UTC) was founded by some of the world’s greatest inventors. We helped build the second industrial revolution and brought about a century of urbanization and globalization. Today, we are the world’s leading aerospace supplier, maker of elevators and escalators, and developer of intelligent building systems. We need your help to build the smart city and air transportation systems for the next century. UTC’s Ingels Engineering Development Program is an entry-level rotational program for top engineering students around the world sponsored by the UTC Chief Technology Officer. You will be working with a passionate, diverse group of people who share a common ambition to change the world for the better. The goal of this two-year rotational program is to expose you to the immensely broad array of products and technologies that comprise UTC’s portfolio, put you on the front line of business-critical assignments to stretch your capabilities and build your real-world knowledge, and give you the opportunity to build some of the most complex and most impactful products that our society makes. Through this program, we seek to identify and prepare the next generation of top technical talent at UTC.

Analog Mixed-Signal Circuit Design Engineer - Ferric
As a Ferric Design Engineer, you contribute to building the most advanced cutting edge integrated voltage regulators, leveraging Ferric’s industry-leading on-chip inductor technology. These products have applications ranging from high-power modern SoCs to ultra-low power Mobile platforms including wearable devices.

Bridge Product Manager - OSU Academic Technologies
The Product Manager is a new position that is part of a team that provides operational support for Learn@OregonState, OSU’s integrated learning ecosystem for credit, professional, extension and open education. Product managers’ portfolios include one or more systems; their job is to advocate for the faculty, students and staff who use the system, understanding their needs and representing their interests. This position is responsible for an employee training management system (TMS) called Bridge that OSU is in the early stages of implementing. The Bridge product manager will establish new business processes for multiple groups and stakeholders. This position also gathers quantitative and qualitative information from the user base to identify and resolve issues, and to effectively leverage the platform. Based on feedback and analysis, this position recommends and executes strategies for improvement and optimization. The position plays a key role in evaluating campus-wide requests for features and functionality.

 


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