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EECS Weekly News - October 2, 2012

October 2, 2012

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Professional school applications for Winter 2013 are now open for computer science students (the next available admission cycle for ECE will be Fall 2013). Application Deadline is November 1. Details

Sign Up for the Oct. 24 Senior Dinner - (Pre-Registration Required)
Seniors! Whether you are looking for a job, an internship or just want to learn more about graduate school, this event is for you. At the Oct. 24 Senior Dinner, you can not only learn who is hiring, but gain the information you need so you can better determine which organizations are the best fit for you. All Oregon State EECS and MIME seniors – including those on MECOP and other off-campus internships – are invited and encouraged to attend this FREE event. (Pre-registration required. Dinner is included.) For more information or to register, visit: http://eecs.oregonstate.edu/industry-relations/recruit-students/eecs-mime-senior-dinner-2012

EECS Resume Book
The School of EECS is collecting resumes for the annual fall resume book, which is given to select industry partners. Any EECS student can submit a resume. If you are looking (or will be looking in the next 6 months) for a job or an internship, be sure to upload an updated copy of your resume at: http://eecs.oregonstate.edu/industry-relations/recruit-students/eecs-mime-senior-dinner-2012/upload-resume

IN THE NEWS

Smartphone applications supply students with campus knowledge
An iPhone app called iOSU has proved highly useful to students of all ages. iOSU provides students with access to campus information while on the go. From the app they can see which restaurants are open on campus, access campus phone numbers and locate buildings on campus. Developed by students Computer Science as a senior capstone project, the app is not limited to just iPhone users; Android users can access the app under the name “aOSU.” The Daily Barometer

Behind the Screens
The Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry is working on greening the flat-panel display industry. In their future, windows, mirrors, walls and counters could display messages and harvest solar energy. Terra

Grant Funds Largest Wave Research Site in U.S.
Oregon will soon be home to the first large-scale wave research site in the United States. A $4 million grant from the Department of Energy is helping fund the facility. The project will be connected to the electrical grid on-shore so that researchers can test how much power the buoys convert into electricity. OPB, EarthTechling, KVAL, Sustainable Business Oregon, SustainableBusiness.com

Bobbing Buoys Set to Make Wave Power
Oregon State University is monitoring the WET-NZ buoy - which is already afloat - to see if it affects surrounding sea creatures, the Portland Oregonian reported. Discovery News

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Microsoft sets a Guinness World Record for the globe's largest ever app development marathon
Code warriors are going to love this: ahead of the launch of the latest iteration of the Windows OS, Microsoft hosted the world’s largest coding marathon in Bangalore, India. A total of 2,567 developers participated in the marathon and were watchfully monitored by Guinness World Records officials over the span of the event. Jon DeVaan (OSU CS, 1985), Corporate Vice President, Windows Development, spoke about the importance of developers to Microsoft’s success and expressed his excitement about the marathon. “India is home to some of the world’s most talented developers. We are focused on enabling developers to succeed as they build the next generation of apps. I can’t wait to see some of these apps being built at the Windows AppFest.” The Next Web

Corvallis, Oregon State named as a top college destination
Corvallis has been named one of the best college towns in the country, based on its high quality of life, the academic environment of Oregon State University and the professional opportunities available locally to graduates. Corvallis placed fifth both in the list of best college towns, and fifth as a best overall college destination, based on 227 college metropolitan areas assessed by the American Institute for Economic Research. Corvallis Gazette-Times

OPPORTUNITIES

IEEE Store seeking volunteers
The IEEE Club is now seeking volunteers to staff the IEEE Store. Located in the basement of Dearborn Hall, the store provides students with many common, esoteric, and special order electrical components and parts for their school or personal projects. Student volunteers are crucial to the operation of the store, which is entirely student-operated. This is your opportunity to better serve the OSU community. Volunteering is easy, fun, educational, and it looks great on scholarship applications and resumes. A typical volunteer may work in the store for only one or two hours per week, although more time is certainly welcomed. Details

Beaver BarCamp 10
Saturday, October 13, 10 A.M.-7 P.M., Kelley Engineering Center
Beaver BarCamp is an interactive event that allows people to learn and share in an open environment, featuring sessions on a variety of topics that range from technical to recreational. Attendees determine the course of BarCamp, proposing session topics throughout the day and following their interests to sessions on Web security, gardening, programming, writing, yoga — any project, hobby or research interest is fair game. You bring the ideas, we’ll bring the unconference. Sessions on any field of study, activity or hobby are welcome. Take a look at the list of past topics and learn more about presenting at beaverbarcamp.org.

Build Apps from the Future
Mozilla Ignite is an open innovation challenge hosted by Mozilla and the National Science Foundation as part of the US Ignite initiative. The goal: imagine and build apps that show the full potential of next-generation networks, in areas that matter -- like healthcare, education, energy, manufacturing and public safety. What would you do with an Internet without limits? How can next-generation apps change the world? Enter into the Mozilla Ignite apps challenge and show us your best ideas in running code. You can take a slice of $485,000 over three rounds of development. Now through October 25: submit your app proposals or further develop your existing application. Details

Field trip to SolarWorld Oct 12
The Sustainable Energy Initiative is touring the SolarWorld photovoltaic manufacturing plant, and we want you to come! This is a unique opportunity to see real-world engineering at work. Whether you’re just curious, or are hoping to work in the microelectronics industry, don’t pass up this great opportunity!

  • When: October 12, Friday of week 3. We will be leaving at 1pm and returning around 6pm at the earliest.
  • Where: We will be driving to the plant in Hillsboro in OSU vans
  • How much: $10 for early registration until Friday week 2, $20 after that. NOTE: The price has changed from what you might have seen on our posters; this is the real price!!

Register! To register, go to: http://sei.oregonstate.edu/solarworld/. You will also have to pay the participation fee to the Gleeson Hall office before your spot will be reserved.

SOPHOMORE SURVEY – FREE PIZZA!
Sophomores—tell us about your first year experience!  OSU is conducting focus groups with sophomore students to learn more about what will help make for a more positive first year experience for future students. Give feedback, connect with other sophomores, and eat free pizza! Focus groups will be held in Milam 215 on the following dates/times:

  • Wednesday, October 3rd from 4:00-6:00pm
  • Tuesday, October 9th, from 5:30-7:30pm
  • Monday, October 15th, from 5:30-7:30pm
  • Tuesday, October 23rd, from 5:30-7:30pm

Want to provide feedback but can't make a session? Give us feedback here: https://surveys.bus.oregonstate.edu/main.aspx?SurveyID=5168

Engineering Awareness Week
Come join fellow students, faculty, and staff and learn more about our unique majors...what courses are involved, what internships are available, what are the job possibilities? October 8-11. Details

SEMI Professional Development Seminar
Jobs in the Micro and Nano Electronics Industry: Connecting College Students to Industry
Friday, October 26, Microproducts Breakthrough Institute, Corvallis HP Campus Building 11 (1000 NE Circle Blvd)
For college students and recent graduates interested in career opportunities in the semiconductor and related high technology industries, this seminar can provide valuable, practical information that will help you choose a career direction and plan for success. Registration is required. Details

2013 Cornell Cup USA presented by Intel
The Cornell Cup USA, presented by Intel, is a college-level embedded design competition created to empower student teams to become the inventors of the newest innovative applications of embedded technology. Students will also be given the opportunity to enhance their resumes and demonstrate their professional design skills, highly sought by today’s companies, as they transform their ideas into a well-planned, robust reality. The second annual competition will be held in May 2013 at Walt Disney World and will give teams the opportunity to win up to $10,000. Deadline to apply is October 17. Details

GRADUATE EXAMS

Tuesday, October 2, 1-3p, KEC 1007. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Ram Ravichandran. Major Advisor: John Wager; Committee: Douglas Keszler, Thomas Plant, Ted Brekken; GCR: William Warnes. “Development of Novel Solar Absorbers Guided by Design Principles.” Details

Friday, October 5, 9a-11a, KEC 2114. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Ben Tribelhorn. Major Advisor: Mike Bailey; Committee: Ron Metoyer, Sinisa Todorovic, Michael Scott; GCR: Victor Hsu. “Computational Methods for Protein-Protein Interface Prediction.” Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Thursday, October 4, 11AM-11:50AM, KEC-1005. “Variability-aware, discrete optimization for analog circuits” presented by Jaeha Kim, Assistant Professor, Seoul National University. Details

Thursday, October 4, 3:30 p.m. talk, refreshments following talk; 220 Deschutes Hall (Colloquium Room), University of Oregon. “The k-in-a-path problem for claw-free graphs” presented by Jiri Fiala, Charles University, Czech Republic. Note: this colloquium is NOT part of the EECS colloquium series. Details

Monday, October 8, 4:00pm - 4:50pm, KEC 1003. “BigData: Probabilistic Methods for Efficient Search and Statistical Learning in Extremely High-Dimensional Data” presented by Ping Li, Assistant Professor, Department of Statistical Science, Cornell University. Details

Wednesday, October 10, 6:00 pm, BPL Global Serveron Operations, Beaverton. EECS professor Un-Ku Moon is the guest lecturer at the IEEE-Oregon Solid-State Circuits Chapter Chapter Monthly Meeting. Dr. Moon will review his current focus on new implementation technologies for semiconductor based Analog-to-Digital Converters. 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.

Looking for an internship or job? Schedule an interview with OSU Career Services. If you are graduating or looking for a summer internship, now's the time to start interviewing with companies while they are visiting campus. (See schedule below. Note, some have deadlines next week.) To schedule an interview, visit OSU Career Services' Beaver JobNet website (http://oregonstate.edu/career/beaver-jobnet) and apply by the deadline. If you have questions, contact their office at 541.737.4085. Details

Website Developer Internship, Spring Creek Project, Oregon State University. The website developer will work closely with Spring Creek Project staff to develop a new drupal website based on an existing OSU template. Details

Undergraduate Research in Bioinformatics / Systems Biology, Pharmacogenomics, College of Pharmacy, Oregon State University. The successful candidate will be executing research projects in Systems Bio/Medicine focused on the analysis of pharmacogenomics, metagenomic, transcriptomics, and metabolomics and other ‘omics’ data derived from the human samples and experimental animals. Analyses will broadly focus on systems-level studies using different modeling approaches including network analysis of interaction between drug, host and its microbiome, as well as discovery of biomarkers relevant to human disease such as cervical cancer and immunodeficiency. The candidate should be familiar with programming and/or scripting languages appropriate for scalable data analysis (e.g., R, Perl, Python, etc.); previous research experience and familiarity with functional genetic and/or genomic data, biological databases is a plus. Details

NASA's Pathways Intern Employment Program (Engineering), Langley Research Center. Current students enrolled or accepted for enrollment at a qualifying institution on a half time or full time basis, pursuing a Bachelor's degree (completion of 3 academic years of post-high school study leading to a bachelor's or higher degree, which is the equivalent of 90 semester hours or 135 quarter hours), Master's degree or PhD. Positions will be filled under the NASA Pathways Intern Employment Program (IEP). This program provides students in qualifying educational institutions with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while completing their education. Details

Entry Level CMOS Mixed Signal Circuit Design Engineer (Multiple Openings), Analog Bits, Inc. • Design and develop full-custom transistor-level design blocks optimized for performance, power and area. Analyze and customize circuits for use within high-precision PLLs and DLLs, SERDES Transceivers, T- CAMs, and specialized I/Os such as high speed DDR. Implement circuits at gate and transistor-level, and then verify performance and function using simulations. Define, generate or utilize circuits, schematics and Spice/Verilog models. Perform extensive spice simulations including Monte Carlo analysis. Collaborate with layout team and supervise layout implementation. Characterize/evaluate silicon in the lab. Details

Process Technology Development Engineer- Fault Isolation/ Failure Analysis Engineer, Intel Technology Development. Play critical role in Intel's industry leading next-generation semiconductor process technology development by Fault Isolation and Failure Analysis (FI/FA) of fails in leading edge microprocessors to isolate defects induced either because of process development experiments or process excursion. Interface with Portland Technology Development (PTD) Yield Engineers to understand the distribution and relative importance of various microprocessor fails, perform FI/FA on fails to isolate defects on die using a variety of test and characterization techniques including electrical, laser and IR based probing as well as nanoprobing, and interface with PTD Failure Analysis Engineers to visualize the defects, so PTD Integration Engineers can drive the reduction of the defects in the process. Develop and enable high volume FI/FA of leading edge microprocessors by driving the insertion of next generation design for manufacturing and testing (DFx) circuitry into future microprocessor designs and related test content and collateral development. Details

Entry-Level Substation Engineer, Beaverton, OR. The position is a 6 month contract-to-hire, and has competitive pay/benefits. We’re looking for someone with some sort of electrical substation/utility/transmission internship experience. Details

Applications Engineer, Silicon Labs. Provides engineering and technical support for product functionalities and features to support internal design teams. Design and debug demonstration and evaluation boards. Create reference designs demonstrating how our products interface to various systems. Participate in design validation. Provide technical assistance to customers (e.g., assisting a customer in designing and programming parts). Work on problems of limited scope. Follow standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained. Build stable internal working relationships. Details

Product Test Engineer, Silicon Labs. Supports the development of test strategies for ICs, including implementation of characterization, qualification and production test solutions. Improves yield and reduces costs while maintaining excellent product quality. Design and develop automated test equipment and bench test solutions (hardware and software) for product characterization, qualification and production of highly integrated ICs. Qualify new products for mass production. Ensure that products shipped meet specifications and exceed quality goals. Develop scripts for pattern generation. Achieve financial targets through yield analyses, test time reduction, and other creative techniques. Details

Firmware Engineer, Silicon Labs. Develop embedded firmware for mixed-signal ICs to control the operation of the chip and may include digital signal processing functions. Develops GUIs (graphical user interfaces) that operate on a PC to program ICs and evaluation platforms. Develop TCL/Perl/Python scripts to operate ICs in a laboratory environment. Develop embedded firmware in C to boot, configure and operate the mixed-signal chip. Implement firmware DSP algorithms to perform essential functions in a communication receiver or transmitter chip. Work with design engineers to understand chip operation and its various programmable modes. Work with Product Test Engineers to develop firmware-based test modes for production testing of the chip. Details

Design Engineer, Silicon Labs. Design support for analog/digital circuits, including layout, test, verification, evaluation and debugging of prototype ICs, and design support for mass production. Design and verify basic analog circuits and basic logic circuits to meet product requirements. Responsible for custom layout, including interaction with layout designers. Execute according to pre-determined design approaches and parameters. Demonstrate good judgment in solving routine issues, based on a basic understanding of industry practices and company policies and procedures. Assist in the evaluation of design results by laboratory measurements of ICs. Report on design results through design reviews, in accordance with company quality requirements, and resolve action items generated as a result of these reviews. Details

Software Engineer, FEI. To be an ideal candidate for this position, you enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary technical environment to solve complex technical problems. If you enjoy the development of high-performance integrated systems, this is an excellent opportunity. As a successful candidate, you will possess the following combination of education and experience: Languages: Visual C++, C, .Net, C#. Methodology: Agile/Scrum Development, Object oriented design, Microsoft Windows, numeric algorithms, (ATL) COM. Details

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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:

  • Wavii, Inc. Wavii is actively accepting Web Developer and Software Engineering Intern applications for their Seattle, WA office. Wavii is a well-funded Seattle startup that uses big data machine learning and other information extraction approaches to capture the events of the world & auto-generating instant news feeds for any topic, so that you can get keep up with "what's happening" for the things you care about.
  • Software Engineer | Intentional Software (Bellevue, WA)
  • Good Technology | Program Manager (Sunnyvale, CA); Sr Software Engineer Database (Sunnyvale, CA)
  • Kaiser Permanente | Integration and Innovation Internship (Aurora, CO); Graduate Level Informatics Internship (Oakland, CA); Associate Application Developer (Lake Oswego, OR)
  • Intel Corporation | Pre-Si Validation Intern (Hillsboro, OR); SV Engineer (Austin, TX); Wireless Hardware Test Intern (Santa Clara, CA); System Validation Engineer (Austin, TX); Logic Design Automation (Folsom, CA); Graduate Technical Intern (Hillsboro, OR); Undergraduate Technical Intern (Hillsboro, OR); CPU Architecture Lab Intern (Folsom, CA); Validation Intern (Hillsboro, OR); Computational Photography (Santa Clara, CA); Automation Engineer Intern (Hillsboro, OR)
  • Life Technologies | Sr Systems Analyst (Carlsbad, CA); Associate Systems Analyst (Carlsbad, CA); Associate Developer (Carlsbad, CA); Talent Acquisition Systems Analyst (Carlsbad, CA)

 

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