EECS Weekly News - August 7, 2012

August 7, 2012

 

IN THE NEWS

OSU alums donate $3.5M to College of Engineering

Oregon State University alumni Mike and Judy Gaulke have donated $3.5 million to the Corvallis campus’ School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. With their donation, the Atherton, Calif., residents create the Michael and Judith Gaulke Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science — the largest endowment to date for OSU’s College of Engineering. Portland Business Journal, Corvallis Gazette-Times

KUDOS

ECE students Mushfiqur Sarker, Jason Muhlestein and Anton Bilbaeno took second place in Texas Instruments’ fifth annual Analog Design Contest Engibous Prize - an analog design award that showcases the imaginative spirit and inner competitive streak of today’s aspiring innovators. Their Wireless Hand Sensor project was one of 140 projects from around North America. Read more about their project.

Graduate student Benjamin Hershberg was recently awarded second place and $5,000 at the inaugural Broadcom Foundation University Research Competition sponsored by Broadcom Foundation, a nonprofit organization funded by Broadcom Corp. Hershberg was among 12 student finalists from 10 universities competing in a poster session at the opening reception of Broadcom’s annual Technical Conference. Corvallis Gazette-Times

OPPORTUNITIES

MATLAB Seminar

Wednesday, August 15, Kearney 312. In this session, you will learn how to solve computationally and data-intensive problems using multicore processors, GPUs, and computer clusters. We will introduce you to high-level programming constructs that allow you to parallelize MATLAB applications without CUDA or MPI programming and run them on multiple processors. We will also show you how to overcome the memory limits of your desktop computer and solve problems that require manipulating very large matrices by distributing your data. Details

Android at Play: Android Game App Contest

Got an idea for an amazing Android game? Create a new, NDK-based Android game app for Intel® architecture (IA) based devices, then write an article about it and you could win a $25,000 cash prize! This Intel® sponsored contest runs for four months, from July 6th 2012 and ends November 6th 2012. There will be four prizes (one each month) of $1000 cash prizes, and a grand prize of a $25,000 cash prize. Details

Samsung Smart App Challenge 2012

This contest offers $4.08 million in cash prizes and mega marketing support for app promotion to the top 80 apps including 60 Samsung Apps Super Apps and 20 Best S Pen Apps featuring the most creative GALAXY Note Stylus Pen (S Pen) functions. Registration and entry period: May 7, 2012 at 00:01 - Sep. 30, 2012. Details

Battle of the Apps

Do you have a great idea for an Infusionsoft App, integration or plug-in that will enhance the Infusionsoft user experience? Then you have a shot at being crowned the Kick Apps Champion in the Battle of the Apps 2013. To enter the ring you will be required to leverage Infusionsoft's API as you develop a fresh, innovative solution that our customers will love. Top prize is $10,000. Submission period: June 5 - December 31, 2012. Details

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

Kelly Services Future Engineers Scholarship Program

This national program will award one outstanding sophomore- or junior-level student with $5,000 for 2013 tuition expenses. We are looking for a student who demonstrates: great potential for, and commitment to, a career in engineering; outstanding academic performance; depth of engineering knowledge on a given topic; essay creativity, composition, and originality. Details

GRADUATE EXAMS

Friday, August 10, 10a-12p, KEC 2057. MS Final Examination – Joseph Selman. Major Advisor: Alan Fern; Committee: Sinisa Todorovic, Weng-Keen Wong. “An inference engine for Probabilistic Event Logic.” Details

Tuesday, August 14, 1030a-1230p, KEC 2114. MS Final Examination – David Burri. Major Advisor: Mike Bailey; Committee: Alex Groce, Chris Scaffidi. “Shape Modeling and GPU Based Image Warping.” 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.

STUDENT GRADER needed fall, winter, and spring terms for CS 195 and CS 295 web authoring courses. If you have 5 to 10 hours available each week (starting week 2 of the term), have an excellent work ethic, and have experience working with HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, and MySQL, please contact pam.vanlonden@oregonstate.edu via email. Include a list of links to your web site work, describe your skill level, and note what hours you have available to work during week 2 through 11 of Fall term. ($10 per hour).

Full time employee candidate for BRCM high speed ADC group, Broadcom. Key interest is in people with pipelined ADC background. Details

Technical Services Engineer, Leviton/Obvius. The Technical Services Engineer will be responsible for providing customer service and technical support for customers in the field, the TSE is the first point of contact for owners and integrators with installation and troubleshooting questions. The TSE is expected to have a high level of understanding of Obvius products as well as supported third party products such as meters and sensors that customers are installing. In addition, the TSE needs to be familiar with standard network and PC functionality, including TCP/IP, Modbus TCP and serial communications. This position at Obvius can be a ‘gateway’ for other specific engineering positions within the company, this is available for persons that have been with the company for at least 1‐2 years and have a proven track record of providing the kind of engineering prowess we need to be a world class company. Details

Software Systems Engineer II, Cascade Microtech. Develop software for Cascade Probe stations. Work in small groups and participate in all phases of software development. Perform rapid prototyping and document user interface and user workflows. Write, integrate and informally test software. Work closely with Quality Assurance personnel to qualify software. Details

Analyst Programmer, competency level 1, Information Services - Enterprise Computing Services, Oregon State University. This position provides analysis and programming support for administrative information systems. This position is a member of a focused team of application developers and analysts in the creation of new products and services using existing or new technologies and applications, utilizing formalized application development methodologies and structured project management methodologies and tools. Details

Information Technology Consultant, Competency Level 3, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University. This position will work with the Information Technology Team for the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences and the Department of Food Science and Technology to provide services to users and enterprise servers, as well as desktop hardware and software in a heterogeneous environment for users. Details

Information Technology Consultant, competency level 2, College of Business, Oregon State University. This position provides user support and consultative services to the College to ensure program problem resolution, system/data access and optimal system performance of data-based system. The Information Technology Consultant 2 (ITC2) assists users to develop or use applications and software packages that support the College's mission areas. Details

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

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