EECS Weekly News - June 12, 2012

June 12, 2012

 

IN THE NEWS

Making music from art

Allie Crevier, Canaan Hadley-Voth, and Adam Clarke created an Android app called Crayon Composer that creates music from artwork. Now, Crayon Composer inspires maestros of all ages by translating their original artwork into musical compositions. College of Engineering

Wireless glove controls computers

For their 21st-century senior project, electrical and computer engineering students Mushfiqur Sarker, Anton Bilbaeno, and Jason Muhlestein sought to make computer interaction even more intuitive by eliminating the need to be tethered to a mouse. Their solution is a glove that allows users to wirelessly control their computers. College of Engineering

Push-button home brewing

The Automated Home Brewing System created by electrical and computer engineering students Ryan Beert, Brett Stephens, and Paul Larson allows home brewers of any experience level to join the fun and experiment with their own recipes and ideas. Crafting a microbrew is now as simple as making a loaf of bread in a bread maker. College of Engineering

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Change Your Password on LinkedIn

OSU Information Services advises that all users of the LinkedIn social and professional networking service change their LinkedIn password as soon as possible. The company has confirmed that their password database was breached.  Details

OPPORTUNITIES

Last Chance to Register for Lavender Celebration!

Intercultural Student Services and the Office of LGBT Outreach and Services welcomes upcoming graduates to register for Lavender Celebration 2012: Honoring all graduating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer, Questioning, Intersexed, Asexual, Ally, Pansexual, Polyamourous, & Two-Spirit scholars and leaders, scholars and leaders who hold multiple intersecting identities linked to gender, culture, ethnicity, spirituality, ability, socio-economic status, and sexual minority status. The list of intersecting identities mentioned is not exhaustive but instead hopes to highlight that ALL of our scholars are welcome and invited to partake in this celebration. * Please note, Tuesday June 12, 2012 is the Last Day to Register. Details

Future Faculty Workshop

Rice University is hosting a workshop targeted to underrepresented graduate students and post-docs in Science, Engineering, and Psychology who are interested in pursuing an academic career. The Future Faculty Workshop, (formerly the Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position Workshop), to be held September 10-11, 2012, is designed to provide participants hands-on experience to enhance their knowledge of and ability to find the right faculty position. In addition to the topics covered in panel discussions, the participants will get to spend a day with individual Rice departments and faculty members. Travel expenses (flight or mileage), meals, and lodging costs will be provided for the workshop participants. Applications are due July 30. Details

IBM/IEEE Smarter Planet Challenge Student Project Competition

IBM and IEEE are in search of creative team based student projects that can help students at any level learn about applying engineering, science and other disciplines to solve real world problems. It's a great opportunity to put your engineering skills to use...and earn cash prizes too! The competition is open to college/university students from all geographic locations. Student teams should have three to five members in any year of university study. Details

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

GRADUATE EXAMS

Wednesday, June 13, 9-11a, KEC 3114. MS Final Examination – Nishanthini Narayanan. Major Advisor: Thinh Nguyen; Committee: Huaping Liu, Alex Groce. “A Study of a Network Adiabatic based MAC Protocol.” Details

Wednesday, June 13, 12-2p, KEC 3114. PhD Final Oral Examination – Ruiqing Ye. Major Advisor: Huaping Liu; Committee: Patrick Chiang, Raviv Raich, Thinh Nguyen; GCR: David Roundy. “Ultra-wideband Indoor Localization System.” Details

Thursday, June 14, 10a-12p, KEC 4107. MS Final Examination – Vasanth Krishnamoorthy. Major Advisor: Christopher Scaffidi; Committee: Margarett Burnett, Carlos Jensen. “Enhancing intelligent API tutors with information about how APIs are used in practice.” Details

Thursday, June 14, 11a-1p, Kearney 112. PhD Final Oral Examination – Rob Hess. Major Advisor: Alan Fern; Committee: Prasad Tadepalli, Sinisa Todorovic, Tom Dietterich; GCR: Ron Metoyer. “Computer Vision for Understanding American Football in Video.” Details

Thursday, June 14, 12-2p, KEC 1087. MS Final Examination – Shalini Shamasunder. Major Advisor: Alex Groce; Committee: Bella Bose, Carlos Jensen; GCR: Jeffery Bethel. “An empirical study - pairwise prediction of fault based on coverage.” Details

Thursday, June 14, 2-4p, KEC 3057. MS Final Examination – Fanghui Ren. Major Advisor: Albrecht Jander; Committee: Brady Gibbons, Alan Wang; GCR: Yevgeniy Kovchegov. “Radiation Tolerance of Magnetic Tunnel Junction with MgO barrier.” Details

Thursday, June 14, 2-4p, KEC 1007. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Eric Walkingshaw. Major Advisor: Martin Erwig; Committee: Margaret Burnett, Ronald Metoyer, Christopher Scaffidi; GCR: Margaret Niess. “A Theoretical Foundation for Variation Research.” Details

Friday, June 15, 11a-1p, KEC 2057. MS Final Examination – Atipol Asavametha. Major Advisor: Christopher Scaffidi; Committee: Martin Erwig, Ron Metoyer; Yevgeniy Kovchegov. “Detecting bad smells in spreadsheets.” Details

Friday, June 15, 2-4p, KEC 1007. MS Final Examination – James Davidson. Major Advisor: Annette von Jouanne; Committee: Ted Brekken, Ean Amon; GCR: Karen Shell. “Methods for Short-Term Prediction of Wind Speeds in the Pacific Northwest Columbia Gorge Wind Farm Region.” Details

Monday, June 18, 2-4pm, KEC 1007. PhD Final Oral Examination – Amr Elshazly. Major Advisor: Pavan Hanumolu; Committee: Gabor Temes, Karti Mayaram, Un-Ku Moon; GCR: Abi Farsoni. “Performance Enhancement Techniques for Low Power Digital Phase Locked Loops.” 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.

Extended Campus is looking for a Student Web Application Programmer to help modify an existing database.
This position is looking for a student worker with programming experience in PHP and Cake.  You will have the opportunity to maintain and create a new infrastructure for an existing database created in PHP and Cake running on an MySQL Database. Details

Create working prototype for iPad app to use as training tool for Pharmacy students and potentially pharmacists. Hours: up to 20 hours/week, during school year, 20 hours/week in summer. Details

SEO/SEM Marketing Intern, Bridgewell Resources LLC. The SEO/SEM Marketing Intern will assist the Marketing department with developing, implementing and managing successful internet strategies that will increase website awareness and traffic in a temporary, part-time position. This is not a social media campaign role. This person will be responsible for keyword research, creating and analyzing reports, monitoring page rank and other SEO tasks. Will help with established SEM campaigns and provide feedback as well as suggestions for improvement. Details

e1 is seeking a Engineering Technician to work at its Bend location where staff participate in research and development activities related to producing next generation Hydrogen Generators supporting secure power solutions (UPS). Job tasks will include data collection using manual methods and data logging; operation of prototype products; assembly of test apparatus; and assisting with assembly of prototypes. 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

RFIC Design Engineer, Coherent Logix. Design of novel, fully integrated high performance RF circuits for direct conversion software defined radio transceiver. Responsibilities: RF circuit design; RF circuit simulation; Close interaction with layout designer to realize high quality designs; Verification of circuit performance in the system; Lab evaluation of circuit performance. Details

Design Manager, Coherent Logix. Manage the design and production of fully integrated direct conversion software defined radio transceiver. Responsibilities: Responsible for specifying and documenting RF system, RFIC, and sub-circuit specifications. Responsible for managing a team responsible for: Verification of system performance through EDA tools (Cadence, Matlab); Design and performance verification of RFIC circuits; Acquisition of IP for transceiver circuits; Tapeout and manufacture of transceiver; Software design for lab/eval board; Lab evaluation of system performance. Details

RFIC Design/System Engineer, Coherent Logix. RFIC Designer responsible for high level design, simulation, and system verification of direct conversion software defined radio transceiver. Responsibilities: Top level design of RFIC system; Verification of RFIC system performance through EDA tools (Cadence, Matlab); Behavioral modeling of RFIC blocks; Verification of RFIC circuit designs in system; Integration/verification of third party IP; RFIC hardware test methodology; RFIC software definition. Details

Analyst Programmer, Extended Campus, Oregon State University. The purpose of this position as a Web Developer/Designer, in coordination with the Lead Web Developer, is to research, develop, deploy and evaluate new designs and technologies for OSU Extended Campus Marketing. This position will design, develop, test, implement, and maintain web and multimedia applications as needed. In coordination with the Lead Web Developer, this position may work with staff in all Ecampus units including other designers and programmers both within Ecampus and outside of Ecampus. 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:

  • Start Your Career Intentionally - New Jobs with Intentional Software Intentional Software knows your first career move is your most important. We are seeking applications for the August 2012 ALPHA Class, a small group of unique and talented software engineers. This landmark class of new graduates will join Intentional Software located in Bellevue, outside Seattle, WA. You will work in a small team of exceptional software engineers building groundbreaking knowledge processing technology that will transform how software is used and developed.
  • CH2M HILL | Instrumentation & Controls Engineer - Portland, Oregon (Portland, OR)
  • Compucom | Software Design Engineer in Test 3 (Redmond, WA); Senior Sustaining Software Engineers (2) (Portland, OR); Software Engineer-Multiprocessor Hardware (Cornelius, OR)
  • Good Technology | Senior Server Engineer (Networking) (Sunnyvale, CA)
  • Harvey Nash | Senior Software Engineer (Seattle, WA)
  • National Security Agency | Computer Systems Researcher (1021510) (Fort George G. Meade, MD)
  • Next Step Systems | Software Development Engineer - Test (Seattle, WA)
  • Raytheon | Cyber - Vulnerability Researcher (Melbourne, FL)
  • Systems Recruiters LLC | Project Manager (Seattle, WA)
  • Ada County Sheriff's Office | Intern - All Positions (Boise, ID); Electrical Engineering Internship (Boise, ID)
  • Adecco | Electronic Engineering CAD Technician (Kent, WA)
  • ADP | Intern (Portland, OR)
  • Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. | SMTS Software Development Eng. (Bellevue, WA)
  • Alstom | Technical Training Instructor/Instructional Designer (Redmond, WA); Software Engineer Intern (Redmond, WA); Cyber Security Software Engineer Intern (Redmond, WA)
  • Avanade Inc. | CRM Product Development Lead Job (Seattle, WA)
  • B/E Aerospace, Inc. | CAM Programmer (8690) (Marysville, WA)
  • Baisys Consulting | Oracle Apps ebusiness Technical Consultant (Salem, OR)
  • Catholic Health Initiatives | Trainer - Technical, Education Services, 1.0FTE, Day Shift - (Tacoma, WA)
  • Cisco | Product Manager.Engineering (Seattle, WA)

 

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