August 23, 2011



Football Analysis Leads to Advance in Artificial Intelligence

Computer scientists in the field of artificial intelligence have made an important advance that blends computer vision, machine learning and automated planning, and created a new system that may improve everything from factory efficiency to airport operation or nursing care. And it's based on watching the Oregon State University Beavers play football. Science Daily, BioScholar, redOrbit, Corvallis Gazette-Times, KBND

OSU Scientists Develop Computers that "Watch and Learn"

Oregon State University scientists have created the next generation of computer systems - machines that can actually watch and learn. OSU artificial intelligence researchers are using Beaver football games as a learning tool for their state-of-the-art system. KEZI

Move over, RoboDuck: Beaver football bot 'sees' plays - and learns

Beaver guard Michael Lamb knows that each block and every tackle can make the difference between a win or a loss come college game day. The Oregon State football team and other top tier football programs watch lots and lots of films of opponents in order to gain a competitive edge. KVAL

End-User Assessments are Valuable – to a Certain Point

Intelligent assistants are on the rise in today’s high-tech society, but sometimes handle tasks so important or large that they cannot be trusted implicitly. A group of researchers from Oregon State University and City University London investigated recently whether bringing a small crowd of end users (“mini-crowds”) to assess an intelligent assistant is useful from a cost/benefit perspective. Computing Now

Formula racing team wins two more victories in Europe

he Global Formula Racing team at Oregon State University recently completed the 2011 season with two more competition victories in Austria and Germany. The team, which now is competing with both combustion engine and electric racing cars constructed by students, is a unique collaboration of students from OSU and Duale Hochschule Baden Wurttemberg Ravensburg in Germany. OSU news release


The Grace Hopper conference is being held in Portland this year, and this gives female students here a great opportunity. If you apply and get selected as a student volunteer, and can arrange a place to stay in Portland (eg with friends or relatives), you can go for free. Grace Hopper is a conference for women in computing. It covers both technical and social/personal topics for women in computing. Most people who have gone find it inspiring. It's also a great way to connect with women at all levels in computer science (from just-starting-out students to famous computer science folks in academia and industry), starting a network of friends who you might see again and again over the years, when you go to conferences or eventually go to work for a company.


American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG). The NDSEG Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue graduate study in one of the 15 supported disciplines. NDSEG confers high honors upon its recipients, and allows them to attend whichever U.S. institution they choose. NDSEG Fellowships are intended for students at or near the beginning of their doctoral studies in science or engineering. Details


Recent job postings on Beaver JobNet

Students must apply through Beaver JobNet to access/apply for the postings. Using their onid accounts, students/alums can log in here: Any issues with Beaver JobNet, contact

  • Operations Engineering Intern | Linn County General Services
  • ELE Project Engineer - Electrical & Mechanical | GEORGIA-PACIFIC
  • Process, Product, or Test Development Engineering Internship @ Pepperl + Fuchs | SSA Global
  • Analog Design Engineer | CIRRUS LOGIC
  • Design Intern - Mixed Signal Verification | CIRRUS LOGIC
  • Design Intern - Precision Mixed Signal Audio Lab Validation | CIRRUS LOGIC
  • Digital Design Engineer | CIRRUS LOGIC
  • PHP Developer | VTM, Inc.
  • Software Developer | Flextronics
  • Software Development Engineer/ SDET Full-Time | AMAZON.COM
  • Technical Writer - EE | MENTOR GRAPHICS
Sign up Now for the Beaver JobNet!

If you’ve ever had to look for a job, you know how cumbersome the experience can be. Now is the perfect time to sign up for Beaver JobNet (BJN), OSU’s centralized, one-stop shopping recruiting and career management tool. This free and easy-to-use system is ideal for conducting job and internship searches and connecting with future employers. And, it keeps everything in one place including scheduled interviews and networking events and application materials to save you time and streamline your search efforts. Plus, with the BJN, you can set up email alerts so the system will notify YOU whenever specific types of jobs or internships get posted, saving even more time and effort. So, whether you are a returning COE student or an incoming first-year or transfer student, you’ll want to log in to the Beaver JobNet ASAP to set up or update your profile, upload a resume, and start planting the seeds for your next internship, research experience, full-time job, or whatever type of opportunity you are going to be looking for so you can get right into the rhythm of using this tool for your job and internship searches.

Motion Graphics/Design Intern

The Office of Web Communications at Oregon State University is seeking an intern with strong motion graphics and design skills. Our office is responsible for the central online marketing and communications efforts of the university, and we provide an excellent opportunity for students interested in motion graphics to produce a portfolio of professional work. Web Communications offers a flexible, fast-paced work environment, and our interns immediately engage in real world projects ranging from broadcast commercials, web videos and animations for the OSU Jumbotron. Details

Analog & Mixed-Signal IC Design Engineer(s) - San Diego, Qualcomm. Qualcomm CDMA Technologies' industry leading Analog and Mixed-Signal IC Design group is currently seeking qualified candidates for positions involving development of next-generation audio and video solutions for QCT mobile platforms. QCT's industry leading Analog and Mixed-Signal IC Design group is currently seeking qualified candidates for positions involving development of next-generation audio and video solutions for QCT mobile platforms. Details

STAFF ELECTRICAL ENGINEER 1-3, Springfield Utility Board. This position is responsible for engineering, drafting and planning of electrical facilities. The work includes, but is not limited to, the preparation of designs, reports, studies, layouts and estimates for the installation and maintenance of electric facilities and other electrical engineering work. Assignments and review will be given from other electrical engineers, managers and the division director and/or designee. Performs electric engineering support for transformer loading, pole loading in PLS-CADD, fuse coordination, transmission design, substation maintenance, and system protection devices. Details

CAReer - The Talent Program seeks entry-level professionals who have recently graduated to participate in an organization-wide rotational training program before beginning full-time positions with Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA). The program lasts approximately 12 months and sends the participants on three training rotations. The trainee spends 3-5 months in their target area getting to know colleagues, the work environment and the groups day-to-day business. The trainee spends the remainder of the program on cross-divisional and cross-functional assignments. Details

Vestas Americas - Graduate Program. Did you know that our two-year international Graduate Programme is a great entry to an international career in Wind Energy? As a graduate you will rotate eight months in three different locations around the world. The application deadline for the March Team 2012 is October 15, 2011. The two-year programme is divided into different graduate tracks, each comprising three eight month modules at different Vestas locations such as the US, China, India, Singapore, Spain, Poland, Sweden, Germany, The Netherlands, UK and Denmark. Details

Academics for Student Athletes is looking to hire OSU juniors, seniors, and graduate students to work as study facilitators in our Evening Study Program. Study facilitators function as a single point of contact for academic assistance for student athletes assigned to study hall, providing in-depth assistance with both study skills and course content. This position provides an excellent opportunity for facilitators to gain instructional experience and develop leadership and communication skills. Details

Analyst Programmer position for International Student and Faculty Services at Oregon State University. The Analyst Programmer works closely with the Director of International Student Services and the Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Coordinator to ensure that OSU is compliant with the Department of Homeland Security regulations regarding the enrollment of international students. The Analyst Programmer is responsible for providing and overseeing higher level technical support for immigration and related data systems, engaging in trouble-shooting and research, ensuring systems are in place to provide accurate accounting of data and maintain compliance which encompasses the international student population (2000 expected Fall 2011). This position will also proactively handle system upgrades and training of staff. Details

IT Intern, NuScale. The intern will be assigned to assist professional staff with providing computer hardware and software technical support to various NuScale employees. Identifies and procures the hardware and software needed to satisfy user requirements. Installs hardware and peripheral components such as monitors, keyboards, printers and disk drives on users’ premises. Loads appropriate software packages such as operating systems, networking components and office applications. Assists in the customization and adaptation of existing programs to meet users’ requirements. Provides telephone, in-person and online support to end-users. Details

Network System Coordinator, Hood River County School District. The Network System Coordinator assist the Technology Supervisor by overseeing all operations related to the district network system. Coordinate, update and maintain all WAN, LAN, servers and file storage infrastructure to improve efficiency, and ensure high availability, reliability, and scalability of district to meet client demands. Coordinate, update and maintain all servers and file storage infrastructure to improve efficiency, and ensure high availability, reliability, and scalability of district to meet client demands. Perform file system configurations and define security permissions, along with file system backups and recovery procedures. Manage enterprise directory services, DNS, DHCP, WEB, and e-mail, along with supporting server infrastructure. Create shell scripts and/or programming as required. Details

Don't forget to check out the AfterCollege job site, tailored especially for our EECS students. Sample jobs:

  • Idaho National Laboratory High Performance Computing Software Consultant (SE3/4) #6719 (Idaho Falls, ID)
  • John Deere Engineering Analyst - (Job Number: 50445665) (Moline, Illinois)
  • Professional Technical Resources .NET Developer (Portland, OR); Software Quality Assurance Engineer (Portland, OR); Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer (Portland, OR)
  • Raytheon Java Web Application Developer (Boulder, CO)
  • Skolix LLC Java (Dallas, TX); Business Analyst (Dallas, TX)
  • Technology Service Partners, Inc. Design Engineer (Bothell, WA)
  • The Boeing Company System Support Engineer 1 (Tukwila, WA)
  • Verizon Wireless Quality Assurance Tester / Production Support (Walnut Creek, CA); Engineer-Data Sales (Bellevue, WA); IT Operational Budgets Reporting and Analysis (Irvine, CA)
  • Adobe Staff (SiteCatalyst Technical) Consultant (Seattle, WA)
  • Cigital, Inc. Managing Consultant (Seattle, WA)
  • Dell Dell Compellent Sales Engineering III (Seattle, WA)
  • Deloitte Consultant: Identity & Access Management CA r12 Speciali (Seattle, WA)
  • Expedia Oracle Lead/Sr.Developer - Order to Cash (Bellevue, WA)
  • Expedia Inc. Salesforce System Administrator Job (Bellevue, WA)
  • F5 Networks Intern-Technical - Desktop Support - (CB13678) (Seattle, WA); Mgr, Test Engineering - (JR13670) (Seattle, WA)
  • NINTENDO OF AMERICA INC Administrator, Database (MSSQL/MYSQL) (Redmond, WA)
  • Puget Sound Energy Manager Data & Application Services (Bellevue, WA); OMS/DMS Technical Lead or lower Depending on Experience (Bellevue, WA); Manager IT Quality Assurance (Bellevue, WA)
  • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Network Security Engineering Intern (Pullman, WA)


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