May 29, 2012



Women in Tech

The tech industry is big in Portland, but according to a Willamette Week story, women are missing out on tech sector jobs. Terri Fiez, professor and head of Oregon State University’s School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, is one of the featured guests on this episode exploring women missing out on tech sector jobs. Think Out Loud (OPB)



Just a gentle reminder that the 2012 EECS Graduation Ceremony is coming up! If you are finishing your degree in Summer 2011 through Fall 2012, you are invited to participate in this fantastic ceremony just for EECS students. To participate, you must register before May 31, 2012 at All students must acquire their cap and gown ahead of time. Graduate students must obtain their hoods as well. Details

The School of EECS will hold group advising sessions as follows:

  • 6/4 5-6:30 KEC 1001 CS Students Applying to Pro-School: Going Pro With Pizza
  • 6/4 5-6:30 KEC 1005 ECE Students Applying to Pro-School: Going Pro With Pizza


CS 295 Intermediate Web Authoring

Brush up on your web authoring skills this summer. CS 295 Intermediate Web Authoring is an online, 8-week course that will cover Tagging in HTML 5, Styling in CSS 3, Graphic Design techniques, Basics of PHP and MySQL connectivity, Incorporating JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery and API functions, Configuring Content Management Systems (CMS), and Search Engine Optimization and Marketing (SEO/SEM). In just 8 weeks, you'll build a professional-level web site for the topic of your choice, incorporating modern functions such as RSS/XML feeds, custom maps, embedded media, secure forms, product listings, and shopping carts. CRN 73074, 4 credits

CS 195 Beginning Web Authoring

Learn HTML and CSS in CS 195 Beginning Web Authoring, an online 4-week intensive 4-credit course. Focus is on page design and production and Image optimization. In just 4 weeks, you'll have a functional web site for the topic of your choice. Build a site for your portfolio, club, or friends and family. No textbook required. CRN 73073, 4 credits

Special Honors Courses

Next academic year, two Honors sections of Computer Science courses will be offered. CS 321H will be offered Fall Term. CS 325H will be offered Winter Term. The instructor for bothe courses will be Prof. Paul Cull. Contact the Honors College for more details.

Quick 3min survey for an iPad <Teach For America at OSU>

At Teach For America, we are constantly striving to better understand our college campuses and their student populations. In our effort to do so, we are currently conducting research regarding the overall awareness of educational inequality and Teach For America amongst the various academic majors and pockets at colleges across the Northwest, and specifically at Oregon State. Please help us by taking 3 minutes to fill out this survey for a chance to win an iPad, courtesy of Teach For America! The link is posted below. Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or interest regarding the program at Thanks for your time and great luck with the end of the year! iPad/TFA survey here:


Vote for the staff and faculty awards at **Even if you aren't graduating - you can still vote**

Prep for finals with an Academic Coaching appointment

An hour of your time can make a big impact!  Sig up here:

OS THANK U Student Video Contest

The OSU Foundation is hosting its second annual OSUThankU Student Video contest; asking students to create videos thanking our donors for all that they do for the university. The contest is open to any OSU student, now through June 1. The grand prize winner will receive a $500 gift card to the OSU Bookstore and the video will be seen by more than 60,000 OSU donors and friends. Details

Workshops @ The HUB

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

  • Pro-School Application Workshop (Wednesday, June 6, 4-5pm)


ENGR Club Carnival

Thursday May 3, 2-7pm, In and around KEC. The first every ENGR Club Carnival is an event to raise money and food for Linn-Benton Food Bank. Many of the ENGR clubs will be hosting booths where you can compete to win small prizes or raffle tickets for larger prizes. These larger prizes include printers, gift cards, and netbooks. To compete in a game, each player donates a can of food or $1. Additional information:


The IEEE Power & Energy Society has recently started a scholarship program for undergraduate electrical engineering students. This has received some significant funding, including $1M from Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories. The application rate has not been very high, especially from the northwest, so apply for this! You can learn more about it at Scholarship applications are due in June, so now is the time for students to apply.


Tuesday, May 29, 12-2p, KEC 3114. PhD Final Oral Examination – Sang Hyeon Lee. Major Advisor: Gabor Temes; Committee: Pavan Hanumolu, Thinh Nguyen, Raviv Raich; GCR: William Warnes. “Novel structures for high-speed, low-power delta-sigma data converters.” Details

Tuesday, May 29, 2pm, Burt Hall 193. PhD Final Oral Examination – William Dillon. Major Advisor: Mike Bailey; Committee: Ron Metoyer, Ben Lee, Mark Abbott; GCR: Albert Stetz. “Distributed OpenCL: A platform for Distributed, Heterogenous Computation for Domain Scientists.” Details

Tuesday, May 29, 2-4p, KEC 1007. PhD Final Oral Examination – Tao Wang. Major Advisor: “Gabor Temes; Committee: Pavan Hanumolu, Huaping Liu, John Conley, Jr.; GCR: Kagan Tumer.” Low-Power High-Resolution Delta-Sigma ADC Design Techniques. Details

Wednesday, May 30, 10a-12p, KEC 1007. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Saeed Pourbagheri. Major Advisor: Karti Mayaram; Committee: Terri Fiez, Pavan Hanumolu, Huaping Liu; GCR: Alex Greaney. “Energy-Efficient Energy Detection Receiver for Wireless Sensor Networks.” Details

Wednesday, May 30, 3-5p, KEC 2057. MS Final Examination – Dale Cox. Major Advisor: Carlos Jensen; Committee: Mike Bailey, Ron Metoyer; GCR: Len Coop. “An Evaluation of Game Controllers and Tablets as Controllers for Interactive TV Applications.” Details


Friday, June 1, 3:30 pm, 220 Deschutes, University of Oregon. “Surfacing an Iceberg: Meaningful Use of Clinical Notes Advances Drug Safety” presented by Paea LePendu Stanford University. NOTE: This is not part of the EECS Colloquium Series. 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

Website builder needed. A local Corvallis towing company is looking for someone to build their website. We are looking for someone with HTML background who has experience with building websites and making the site high on search lists. We are willing to work around a school schedule and pay will be dependent on experience. Details

ASC Supplemental Instruction Leader, OSU Academic Success Center. Supplemental instruction is a highly successful program offering peer-facilitated study groups for students in high risk classes including Math111, Math 112, Math 241, Math 251 Art 101, the Biology 21X Series (Biology 211, 212, 213) and the Zoology 330 Series (Anatomy and Physiology 331, 332, 333), and the Chemistry 200 Series (Chemistry 201, 202.) The supplemental instruction leaders attend the selected class and lead small learning groups on a weekly basis. This position offers leadership and professional development in tutoring skills. Details

Student Web Developer (PHP), OSU Valley Library. The OSU Libraries, Emerging Technologies and Services Department has one position open for a Student Web Developer. This position is available for summer term, with the possibility of extension through the academic year. The primary responsibility of the position involves PHP/MySQL development for an open source web application being modified for use by the Libraries. Details

Software Developer Intern, Micron. As a Software Developer Intern at Micron, you will be part of the newly formed Data Center Solutions (DCS) group which is responsible for developing innovative PCI-E based I/O Virtualization appliances that enhance the use of Micron memory products. The Software Intern will work with the SW Architect to do various exploratory and R&D projects to aid the advanced development of technologies and products for DCS. Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Developing and running tools for performance benchmarking of DCS products; Providing assistance to the software team in installing and configuring servers and other lab equipment; Providing assistance to software developers for configuration/usage/maintenance of our SW development tools as needed. Details

Software Development Engineer Internship, McAfee. 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. Work closely with Development Manager and other members of the Development Team to design and develop data driven web site. Create appropriate project documentation, estimates, milestones, and timelines. Be an active member of the company and development team attending and participating in meetings and related work activities. Work with the Development and Support Managers to define policies and procedures as well as build tools and applications to support the web site. Details

SIS Development seeks JavaScript Developer. Located in Portland and Corvallis Oregon, SIS Development ("SIS") provides technical and product development services for leading technology and fortune 500 companies like Cisco, General Electric, Bosch, United Technologies, Ingersoll Rand, etc. SIS seeks a JavaScript developer that would work at our client's location in the beautiful Rocky Mountain region for a minimum of 2 months. Details

Packaging Engineer, Lattice Semiconductor (Hilsboro, OR). Lattice Semiconductor is seeking a recent college graduate to join our Product Development team as a Packaging Engineer. Qualified candidates must be either BSEE or MSEE students or recent graduates. Help design custom substrates and electronic packages with a focus on reducing cross-talk, IR drop and noise. Consult on chip/package design challenges by providing direction to chip designers an package layout staff for improved cost/performance. Support adoption of new packaging technologies and interconnect solutions. Generate and maintain electromagnetic simulation models for Lattice products and support design of test vehicles and reference designs required for making physical VNA measurements. Details

System Validation Engineer, Lattice Semiconductor (Hilsboro, OR). Lattice is seeking a Systems Validation Engineer that is a recent college graduate, to join our team responsible for validating the implementation of full solutions provided by Lattice Programmable Logic products. Qualified candidates must be either BSEE, or MSEE students or recent graduates. Develop designs in the Lattice Diamond Software Suite, incorporating IP Products, completing Simulation of Logic and Timing Performance, and develop a suitable Hardware Test Environment to validate performance under Customer Use Environment. Participate with the Lattice Field Applications Engineering and Factory Applications Engineering Teams to resolve complicated Customer Applications Issues. Interface with Software Solutions, IP and Silicon Solutions Development Teams to develop technical System Validation requirements, implement thorough validation routines of New Product Platforms, and feedback customer and field issues to drive Continuous Improvement in the R&D Group. Details

Device Engineer (IT), Lattice Semiconductor (Hilsboro, OR). The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting Information Systems and Yield Analysis tools for all Silicon Foundry process line(s) at Lattice foundry partners for technologies ranging from 0.5um E2CMOS to 40nm and beyond SRAM and Embedded Flash FPGA technologies.The Foundry Operations team is responsible for monitoring all process control parametrics, wafer acceptance test, and defect data, analyzing SPC and identifying out of control conditions to the foundry and closing corrective actions. Working with our foundry partners and Lattice Product Engineering team the Foundry Operations team will use the unique architecture of FPGA products for analysis and continuous improvement in yields for mature and new production technologies. Controlling and managing process change and disposition of discrepant materials are also the responsibility of the Foundry Team. Details

Product Engineer, Lattice Semiconductor (Hilsboro, OR).Lattice Semiconductor is seeking a Product Engineer to join the Research and Development team at our Hillsboro, Oregon location. Qualified candidates must be either BSEE or MSEE students or recent graduates. Characterize the performance of programmable integrated circuit (IC) solutions from mask tape-out through release to manufacturing and the market. Develop characterization plans, bench hardware, and software to support the release of new ICs. Develop manufacturing test plans and Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) hardware and software to support the release of new ICs. Analyze test data, supervise lab and ATE measurements, establish data sheet specification compliance, and support reliability testing. Details

Intel looking for a recently graduated engineer to assist us in our high-speed prototypes in 22nm, 14nm and 10nm technologies. This individual would spend most of their time working directly with researchers in the high-speed I/O research group and would report directly to me. Though this isn't a research position, it would give the candidate the opportunity to be part of a small team responsible for developing, prototyping and demonstrating aggressive research ideas. An approximate time breakdown of the responsibilities would be: 50% Analog, high-speed custom layout; 25% Design automation activities (coding, scripting, tool infrastructure, etc); 25% Analog circuit design and validation. Details

Firmware QA Technician, Marvell. As a Firmware QA Technician you will belong to a team responsible for developing and debugging the firmware underpinning our products. In this role, you will develop, modify, and execute software and firmware test plans while maintaining documentation of the results and working closely with a geographically diverse QA group and on-site development engineers to resolve problems. This position requires an individual who is creative, team-oriented, technologically savvy, and driven to produce results. This position requires the candidate to be comfortable working hands-on with hardware as testing will involve creating and maintaining equipment necessary to prove our client solutions operate as designed under a wide range of configurations. Details

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

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

  • Mavensoft Tech | SW Test Engineer (Calabasas, CA); Linux Test Engineer (Hillsboro, OR); Software Release Project Manager (Portland, OR); C++/Java Developer (Windows, Linux, Agile) - Mid/Sr (Longmont, CO); SW Validation Technician (Soldering, RedHat, SUSE), (Hillsboro, OR); C, C++ Developer (OpenCV), (Chandler, AZ); Firmware test engineer (NXP micro-controller), (Santa Clara, CA); Validation Engineer (Longmont, CO); Database Developer (SQL, Sharepoint, GUI), (Hillsboro, OR); Website Developer (MS-SQL, T-SQL), (Salem, OR)
  • Leviton Mfg Co | Senior Electrical Engineer (Tualatin, OR)
  • Compucom | SDET GAMES, mobile phone (Redmond, WA); SYSTEMS ANALYST TRAINING (Folsom, CA); NETWORK ENGINEER/ADMINISTRATOR (Sunnyvale, CA); Software Design Engineer (Cornelius, OR); Software Validation Engineer C#, .NET (Dupont, WA); System Administrator (Seattle, WA); IT Systems Analyst (Cornelius, OR); Web Developer-Drupal (Cornelius, OR); Datastage Developer (Portland, OR)
  • CH2M HILL | Substation Engineer - Power (Englewood, CO); IT Manager, Global Systems & Applications (Englewood-Denver, CO); Automation Engineer (Hillsboro, Oregon)
  • Intel Corporation | Operating System Developers (Hillsboro, Folsom and Santa Clara, CA); 2012 MS/PhD Recent College Grad (Nationwide); Graphics Software Engineer (Santa Clara, CA)
  • Good Technology | Senior Software Engineer - Android (San Diego, CA); Principal Software Engineer - C# Server (San Diego, CA); Production Support Analyst (San Diego, CA); Master Data Management Specialist (Sunnyvale, CA); Security Architect (Sunnyvale, CA); Sales Engineer/ Channel (Sunnyvale, CA)
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Electric Power System Researcher (Richland, WA); Post Doctorate RA - Bioinformatics (Richland, WA); Tech Student - DNDO Aviation Project (Richland, WA); Cyber Security-Forensics Engineer (Richland, WA); Technical Intern - Sustainability Engineering (Richland, WA); Software Developer I (Richland, WA)
  • Electronic Engineering Technician I, Volt Information Sciences | Eugene, OR
  • Web Administrator, Volt Information Sciences | Beaverton, OR
  • Database Administrator 3 - Oracle, Pacificorp | Portland, OR
  • IT Applications Manager, Peace Health | Vancouver, WA
  • IT Applications Systems Administrator, Sterling Bank | Spokane, WA
  • Security Researcher - Global, Research In Motion | Bellevue, WA


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