EECS Weekly News - September 4, 2012

September 4, 2012

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

No smoking on campus starting Sept. 1
On Sept. 1, smoking will no longer be permitted anywhere on the Oregon State University Corvallis campus. The smoke-free policy is in effect year-round, including game days, so visitors to campus who are participating in tailgaiting activities will also be prohibited from smoking. Life@OSU

IN THE NEWS

Invest in the future by investing in young engineers
Keithley has worked with a number of university-based solar vehicle race teams based in the United States over the years, providing teams with instrumentation and guidance on how to use it effectively. Most recently, we donated a Model 2440 5A SourceMeter® instrument to Oregon State University’s Solar Vehicle Team (OSUSVT) to help them analyze and troubleshoot the mono-crystalline silicon solar modules they’re designing to power the Phoenix, the solar race car in which they competed in the 2012 American Solar Challenge. I’d encourage any test and measurement company interested in being a part of the next generation of electrical engineering excellence to explore the opportunities these programs offer for students and vendors alike. EE Times

NYT takes note of Oregon's wave energy momentum
The New York Times, which nurtures a not-so-secret crush on Portland's food scene, took note Monday of another of Oregon's features: Its early leadership in the field of wave energy. Summed up nicely with quotes from Oregon Wave Energy Trust's Jason Busch, the New York Times story by Kirk Johnson points out that the momentum behind wave energy technology in Oregon is growing fast. Sustainable Business Oregon

Project Aims to Harness the Power of Waves
Here in Oregon, the momentum of research appears to be increasing. Last month, the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center — financed by the United States Department of Energy in collaboration with Oregon State University and the University of Washington — deployed one of the first public wave energy testing systems in the nation, called Ocean Sentinel, about two and a half hours from Portland, in Newport. The first device tested was a half-scale prototype from a New Zealand company. New York Times

NZ Wave Device First In At Oregon Test Center
The first device to hook in to the new wave energy testing site in Oregon is a New Zealand-hatched piece of machinery that was developed with the help of a $1,818,500 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. Testing of the WET-NZ, which is expected to last a couple of months, will help guide Northwest Energy Innovations in further developing the device — but it will do more than that, too, according to the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center, based at Oregon State University in Corvallis. Earth Techling

OPPORTUNITIES

Live Microsoft Webinar: Learn How to Make your Resume POP & your Tech Interviews ROCK
In this webinar, Microsoft developers and recruiters will talk you through the structure of a solid resume, elevator speech, and key interviewing tips. This is for students looking for a technical internship or full time position. The interview prep will be focused on technical questions.

Thursday, September 6, 12-1:30 PM PDT
Registration link: http://bit.ly/URWebinar-Resume2

Call in information:(512) 400-4809
Access code: 964 9221

The University of Michigan Engineering Graduate Symposium takes place on Friday, November 2, 2012. This event showcases our graduate student research with more than 250 engineering posters. Prospective graduate engineering students will have the opportunity to attend to view the posters, interact with graduate students, participate in admissions/funding workshops, listen to featured speakers, visit one engineering department of particular interest, experience social life on campus and see Ann Arbor. To aid in this request some travel grants are available. Travel grants are for prospective Ph.D. students only. They cover the full cost of all expenses including airfare/mileage, hotels, meals and roundtrip airport transit from the Detroit Metro Airport. Details

GRADUATE EXAMS

Wednesday, September 5, 2-4p, KEC 1007. PhD Final Oral Examination – Javad Azimi. Major Advisor: Xiaoli Fern; Committee: Alan Fern, Prasad Tadepalli, Weng-Keen Wong; GCR: Shoichi Kimura. “Bayesian Optimization with Empirical Constraints.” Details

Thursday, September 6, 10a-12p, KEC 2057. MS Final Examination – Sanchit Karve. Major Advisor: Chris Scaffidi; Committee: Ron Metoyer, Carlos Jensen; GCR: Michael Olsen. “Assessing Quality Attributes of Open Source Software By Mining Low Ceremony Evidence.” Details

Friday, September 7, 830a-1030a, KEC 2087. MS Final Examination – Pengfei Chen. Major Advisor: Alex Groce; Committee: Christopher Scaffidi, Carlos Jensen. “Mutation Testing in CEAL.” Details

Friday, September 7, 3-5p, KEC 3114. PhD Final Oral Examination – Nessrine Chakchouk. Major Advisor: Bechir Hamdaoui; Committee: Huaping Liu, Thinh Nguyen, Alan Wang; GCR: Oksana Ostroverkhova. Resource Allocation Design for Next Generation Wireless Networks. Details

Tuesday, September 11, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 1007. PhD Final Oral Examination – Eric Sundholm. Major Advisor: John Wager; Committee: Tom Plant, John Conley, Doug Keszler; GCR: Thomas Schmidt. “Nontraditional Amorphous Oxide Semiconductor Thin-Film Transistor Fabrication.” Details

Thursday, September 13, 1-3p, KEC 4107. MS Final Examination – Chao Ma. Major Advisor: Patrick Chiang; Committee: Gabor Temes, Huaping Liu; GCR: Merrick Haller. “Energy-Efficient Clock Generation for Communication and Computing Systems Using Injection Locking.” 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).

TRiO Student Support Services is now accepting applications for part-time tutors. TRiO Student Support Services (TRiO-SSS) is a federally funded program that provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and motivates students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. Proven ability in one or more of the following areas: College Algebra, Composition, Technical/Business Communication, Physics, Chemistry, Science, Biology, Statistics, Accounting and Business. Details

Peer Advisor, OSU College of Engineering. The primary benefit of Peer Advising is gaining a fellow student’s perspective on ways to make the most out of the opportunities and classes available to EECS majors. Peer-Advising is not intended to replace the advice and recommendations given by a student’s academic advisor, but rather to enhance this guidance and expand the overall advising experience. Responsibilities include: Assisting students with course selection and registration questions or issues. Assisting students with baccalaureate core requirements, general major and minor requirements, academic regulations and campus resources. Communicating your knowledge to students in a positive and helpful way. Maintaining accurate and detailed notes of all advising contacts. Details

EECS AI Application Tester, OSU College of Engineering. The Intelligent Systems group of EECS is converting its TaskTracer desktop intelligence application to open source. Our goal is to make TaskTracer available to the worldwide research community to help evolve the intelligent desktop. We have a unique opportunity for an undergraduate research assistant to contribute greatly to the development and testing aspects of this effort - namely using and testing a new email predictor, using and testing the overall TaskTracer system, and helping to create TaskTracer documentation and tutorials. Details

R&D Engineering Student Intern, Hewlett-Packard. The Sensing Systems R&D Lab in Corvallis, OR is looking to host engineering interns in the 2012 calendar year. We are looking for students with backgrounds in either developing and testing MEMS accelerometers and gyros or students interested in contributing to software development kits for our sensors. Internships can vary in length and depend on the availability of the student. HP's Corvallis site is the leader in Inkjet Technology which has evolved to the development of Worldclass MEMS accelerometers and a new business for HP. We are dedicated to providing advanced innovative solutions to our partners and customers. You will participate with other members of our R&D teams to drive new technology development, implementation, innovation and cost effective next generation MEMS inertial sensing technologies for our partners and customers. Details

College Engineer/Design Intern, Hewlett-Packard. HP is the leader in Inkjet Technology. We work to maintain this position while adding new technologies and innovative products to our portfolio. In Industrial, Commercial and Enterprise (ICE) Lab, we apply various print technologies to develop writing systems for various markets. Our focus is on the digital transformation of printing and imaging technologies, providing advanced innovative solutions to our partners and customers. You will participate with other members of our R&D teams to drive new technology development, implementation, innovation and cost effective next generation printing, imaging, and MEMS technologies for our partners and customers. We advance R&D efforts into HP's newest products and provide manufacturable, high quality solutions. In the R&D lab we don't just dream about the future. We make inventions real. Details

Speech/Machine Learning Intern at PARC, a Xerox company in Palo Alto, CA. We are seeking a talented graduate intern to assist on a computer engineering project over 12 weeks. You will help us build a system that analyzes features of two-party telephone call recordings. The position is paid, based on candidate experience, and is located at PARC in Palo Alto, CA. Work with researchers with interdisciplinary background to design and develop a demonstration system based on requirements. Meet weekly with the project team to report progress. Meet weekly with research mentor to address build challenges. Attend research area and lab meetings as needed (as a PARC intern, you are expected to participate in the larger research community). Participation in the demonstration in December and/or deliver an academic talk to the research lab. Details

Associate Electrical Engineer, CH2M Hill. The challenge? Providing outstanding engineering services on every project. Our Associate Electrical Engineer position is your chance to work on exciting and engaging large-scale construction design/build and redesign for government and military projects. Each day you will serve as part of a multi-discipline, highly interactive and coordinated team providing electrical engineering support and design. You should be a self-motivated professional with a successful 5 year or more track record in electrical engineering, have a BS in Electrical Engineering or related field, and have a desire to grow personally as well as professionally with each electrical engineering job. Details

Image Quality & Image Processing Algorithm Engineer, Aptina. Aptina is a global provider of CMOS imaging solutions with a growing portfolio of products that can be found in all leading mobile phone and notebook computer brands as well as a wide range of products for digital and video cameras, surveillance, medical, automotive and industrial applications. Job responsibilities: Evaluate and improve algorithms from other imaging pipelines, recommend adoption for specific products. Implement and validate image processing algorithms for specific products. Integrate algorithms in Matlab system and/or C system environment for system level testing of pipeline. Evaluate Image quality and troubleshooting issues. Assist in tuning image pipes for optimal image quality. Details

Requirements Engineer, NuScale Power. The Requirements Engineer (RE) position encompasses several areas of expertise surrounding requirements management (RM). The RE candidate is expected to be a contributing member of the overall RM database (DOORS) as well as assist in the administration of the toolset. The candidate will be expected to deliver hands-on workshops, assist Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), processes, and contributing to the development of desktop instructions for users. Lastly, the RE will be expected to participate in routine RM working groups with other RM team members and SME’s. Details

Searching for a Startup Programmer. We are still looking for interested programmers (iOS, Android, and/or Web) and/or designers for a social media startup with a focus on social justice. e are trying to locate a programmer or designer with experience with iOS and/or andriod development who might be interested in joining us as a cofounding member. Details

Systems Analyst, competency level 2, Business Affairs, Oregon State University. This position is responsible for problem/performance analysis and resolution involving system software, hardware, and network communications for ID Center systems, including the campus card transaction processing system and its network of servers, workstations, point-of-sale (POS) devices and digital photo capture stations and their related applications. The individual in this position works independently and with little supervision. This includes collaboration with other campus IT personnel in the integration of the campus card system processes with other systems and applications, including web applications. Details

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

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