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EECS Weekly News - May 1, 2012

May 1, 2012

 

IN THE NEWS

SID Applauds 2012 Honors and Awards Recipients for Outstanding Contributions to Furthering the Display Industry

Celebrating 50 years as an organization dedicated to display innovation, the Society for Information Display (SID) today announced the recipients of its prestigious 2012 Honors and Awards for exceptional contributions to the display industry. SID is also honoring John Wager with one of the Special Recognition Awards for his distinguished contributions, including exemplary technical accomplishments, contributions to research and development, and service to the Society. Yahoo!

Offshore Platform to Move U.S. Wave-Energy Industry from Lab to Sea

This summer, an boxy yellow platform called the Ocean Sentinel will anchor in heavy swells off the Oregon coast and help open a new stage in the effort to turn wave energy into usable electricity. “This testing capability is a first for wave energy,” said Annette von Jouanne, a professor of electrical engineering at Oregon State University (OSU) who came up with the idea. Forbes

12 Mysterious Google Maps Sightings

In addition to a collection of mysterious crop circles, Google Maps also highlights out some man-made ones, such as the Firefox crop circle in Oregon. This was created by the Oregon State University Linux Users group in 2006 to mark the popular web browser’s 50 millionth download. Mashable

OPPORTUNITIES

Workshops @ The HUB

The College of Engineering is offering several workshops throughout spring term for engineering students. Topics include:

  • Never too Soon: What You Should do NOW to get a great job in the future
  • Study Abroad at DTU in Denmark
  • Pro-School Application Workshop
  • Interview Prep Workshop
  • Study Abroad in Australia
  • Study Abroad in England
  • Pro-School Application Workshop
Get a Free T-Shirt

This year the Engineering Expo is happening on Friday, May 18th. The College of Engineering needs student and staff volunteers to help out on May 17th and May 18th with setting-up and tearing-down, giving guided tours and managing info booths. Volunteer for 2+ hours and receive a free T-shirt! Interested in volunteering? Sign up at: http://engr.oregonstate.edu/wme/volunteer/volviewevent.php

Anita Borg Institute scholarship applications for the 2012 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology announced today that scholarship applications are now being accepted for the 2012 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, which brings together women from all aspects of computer science and engineering. This year’s conference will be held October 3-6, 2012 in Baltimore, MD. The deadline for scholarship applications is May 15, 2012. Full scholarships cover conference registration, lodging for four nights, and travel expense reimbursement. Partial scholarships are also available. While the largest portion of scholarships are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students, junior faculty and members of non-governmental organizations and non-profits are also eligible to apply. Details

GRADUATE EXAMS

Wednesday, May 2, 130-330p, KEC 3057. MS Final Examination – Yuhan Xie. Major Advisor: Terri Fiez; Committee: Karti Mayaram, Huaping Liu; GCR: Wei Kong. “An 83dB 10MHz Continuous-Time DSM for Wireless Communication Systems.” Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Wednesday, May 2, 9:40am - 11:00am, KEC 1007. “Exploring Data with Minimal Effort” presented by Arash Termehchy, Ph.D. student, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Details

Thursday, May 3, 3:30 p.m. talk, refreshments following talk, 220 Deschutes Hall (Colloquium Room), University of Oregon. “Markov Logic in Machine Reading” presented by Hoifung Poon, Microsoft Research. NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series. Details

Thursday, May 17, 3:30 p.m. talk, refreshments following talk, 220 Deschutes Hall (Colloquium Room), University of Oregon. “Are Internet Anti-piracy Laws efficient?” presented by Rubén Cuevas, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series. Details

JOBS

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: https://oregonstate-csm.symplicity.com/students/. Any issues with Beaver JobNet, contact Cheryl.L.Herring@oregonstate.edu.

The Robotics and Human Control System Lab in Oregon State University is looking for an exceptional graduate student and several undergraduates to launch a new project that combines robotics and computer games. Students with outstanding programming skills and background in AI and machine learning techniques are encouraged to apply. Please contact Prof. Ravi Balasubramanian at ravi.balasubramanian@oregonstate.edu with a CV which highlights experience in programming and AI. Also see web.engr.oregonstate.edu/~balasubr/.

Web Programmer (student), OSU Professional and Non-credit Education. Help move course-related text and image content into a web-based format. Contribute to group discussions about webpage design. JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Have fluency with HTML, CSS and Javascript. Details

The BlueEnergy Service Learning Internship Program is a 1-12 week program for students (both graduate and undergraduate) interested in renewable energy, clean water, and/or international community development work. Students will gain hands-on experience working in a complex and challenging environment alongside local and international staff and volunteers. Individual work plans are developed by blueEnergy’s Nicaraguan project managers (in collaboration with the prospective interns) to ensure that each intern has the opportunity to work on a project and develop skills within his/her area of interest. Details

Intern - Software Development Engineer, McAfee Endpoint Protection team. We are looking for a talented software developer who can help design, develop, and test various internal projects. Candidate should have a strong technical understanding of Microsoft web and database technologies. Candidate should have experience in building scalable database driven applications. Details

SSD Hardware Engineer, Micron. As an SSD hardware engineer at Micron within the NAND solutions group, you will be responsible for taking solid state drives from concept to high volume manufacturing. This will include: feasibility studies, circuit design and simulation, PCB layout, signal and power integrity,  first article bring-up, design verification, environmental testing, compliance testing, agency pre-certifications, and design support. This role may present future opportunities for design lead, product lead, or group lead positions. Details

Interactive Designer, Intelius. Are you an interactive designer who understands the importance of an outstanding user experience and user interface? If so, we have a unique opportunity for you. Intelius is looking for an Interactive Designer with a good understanding of usability to join the Consumer Experience/Creative Services team. We need a strong visual and conceptual problem solver, who can think strategically while executing with pixel-level detail. The ideal candidate possesses a solid understanding of internet technologies, human interaction, user-experience, user-interface, production and e-commerce site design. Responsibilities include conceptualizing, developing, and designing. Details

Allion is currently hiring several highly motivated and hard working Hardware Engineers, Software Engineers and Validation Engineers to support a wide variety of well known high-tech partners on their product development and validation activities. We are looking to fill between 10 and 20 positions across the following job types. Details

  • Software Development Positions: As part of our software development group you will join an amazingly talented and diverse team in developing applications and tools for both our internal teams as well as our external partners. Some of the tools we develop are to drive internal efficiency improvements and others are developed to support improvements in our customers work flow; other development activities are focused on building specific applications for distribution. The diversity of programs, approaches, architecture and technology you will be able to work on is rarely matched by other SW development opportunities.
  • Hardware Development Positions: As part of our hardware development group you will join a team responsible for developing solutions to support the overall R&D process for some leading edge technologies. These activities include the design of hardware solutions from the ground up -- including design strategy, material selection, manufacturing approach, development of prototypes/proof of concepts, and driving the SW/API requirements. All of these activities are required so that not only can we deliver an overall solution that meets our customer’s key requirements but also allows us to support post delivery and provide maintenance to our internal and external partners.
  • Validation Engineering Positions: One of the key competencies of Allion is our ability to work with a wide verity of product lines and technology and provide our customers with industry leading validation strategies, test content, test automation, test execution, defect reporting and supporting development teams, debug and overall product support. We have been instrumental to some of the most popular, exciting and secretive product releases over the past six months working with some of the best-known companies. We are a key component as part of some of the US’s largest R&D companies and working on products that are household names.

Operating Systems-Network Analyst, Information Services-Enterprise Computing Services, Oregon State University. This position joins a staff of lead system administrators and database managers to provide senior level Oracle database administration and management for the core University administrative systems. This position manages all aspects of database functionality including design, implementation, backup, security, middleware integration and management, data exchange with data warehouse and ODS and EDW components, managing space utilization, availability, recovery, redundancy and use of system resources. Details

Jobs listed through LinkedIn (these are just a few of the hundreds of jobs listed)

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