November 27, 2012

IN THE NEWS

Wearable microchip monitors vital signs, draws power from cell phones
Monitoring medical vital signs requires expensive, bulky equipment, but this could soon change thanks to a sensor being developed for the market that is so small it could be embedded in bandage. The microchip was created by electrical engineers at Oregon State University and is ready for clinical trials while a patent is currently being processed. Gizmag

OPPORTUNITIES

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Become a Professional Web Developer by taking CS 295 Intermediate Web Authoring Winter term. The course will focus on:

  • 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)
  • Search Engine Optimization and Marketing (SEO/SEM)

In just 10 weeks, you'll build a professional-level web site for the topic of your choice, incorporating modern functions such as secure forms, embedded media, custom maps, microformats, RSS/XML feeds, and e-commerce. Sign up right away!

4 Computer Science credits, 11 weeks. Taught on campus.
Basic HTML experience needed, though CS 195 is a better prerequisite.
Contact the Instructor at pam.vanlonden@oregonstate.edu
541-737-8627

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research at Berkeley – Information Technology for Sustainability (SUPERB-ITS)
The goal is to prepare and motivate a group of diverse, competitive candidates for graduate study. The research focus of the REU site will be computer science in the context of information technology for sustainability. SUPERB-ITS participants spend nine weeks at UC Berkeley during the summer (June 11 - August 10, 2012) working on exciting ongoing research projects in information technology with EECS faculty mentors and graduate students. Students who participate in this research apprenticeship explore options for graduate study, gain exposure to a large research-oriented department, and are motivated to pursue graduate study. Application deadline: January 31. Details

2013 E3S Summer Research Internship
A 9-week program that introduces energy efficient electronics science to undergraduates who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in science and engineering. Summer interns have the opportunity to join E3S researchers working in a collaborative and innovative environment to make fundamental breakthroughs in the underlying physics, chemistry, and material science of electronics systems. Application deadline: February 1. Details

GRADUATE EXAMS

Wednesday, November 28, 9:00 am – 11:00 am, KEC 2057. PhD Final Oral Examination – Behrouz Behmardi, "A Probabilistic Framework and Algorithms for Modeling and Analyzing Multi-Instance Data." Major Advisor: Raviv Raich; Committee: Thinh Nguyen, Weng-Keen Wong, Yanming Di; GCR: Kagan Tumer. Details

Wednesday, November 28, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, KEC 3057. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Jacob Postman, "On-Chip Interconnect Circuits in Digital CMOS Designs." Major Advisor: Patrick Chiang; Committee: Karti Mayaram, Ben Lee, Pavan Hanumolu; GCR: Joseph ZaworskiDetails

Thursday, November 29, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, KEC 2114. MS Final Examination – Randall Rauwendaal, "Hybrid Computational Voxelization Using the Graphics Pipeline." Major Advisor: Mike Bailey; Committee: Ron Metoyer, Eugene Zhang; GCR: Eric Skyllingstad. Details

Friday, November 30, 9:00 am – 11:00 am, KEC 1114. MS Final Examination – Anna Harutyunyan, "Maximum Flow in Planar Digraphs."Major Advisor: Glencora Borradaile; Committee: Bella Bose, Xiaoli Fern, Eugene Zhang; GCR: Gary Egbert. Details

Friday, November 30, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, KEC 1007. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Atil Iscen, "Reward Shaping for Structural Credit Assignment Problem in Multiagent Learning." Major Advisor: Kagan Tumer; Committee: Prasad Tadepalli, Alan Fern, David Porter, Bill Smart; GCR: Eric Skyllingstad. Details

Monday, December 3, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, KEC 1114. MS Final Examination – Gaole Jin, "On Surrogate Supervision Multi-View Learning." Major Advisor: Raviv Raich; Committee: Xiaoli Fern, Bill Smart, Sinisa Todorovic; GCR: Yevgeniy Kovchegov. Details

Tuesday, December 4, 10am-12pm, KEC 1007. PhD Final Oral Examination – Jon Guerber, "Efficient SAR ADC Design though Time and Statistical Information Utilization." Major Advisor: Un-Ku Moon; Committee: Pavan Hanumolu, Gabor Temes, Huaping Liu; GCR: Brady Gibbons. Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Thursday, November 29, 3:30 pm, 220 Deschutes, University of Oregon. "Gravitational Interactions Optimization" presented by Juan Flores, Universidad Michoacana, Mexico. NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series. Details

Friday, November 30, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, KEC 1001. Distinguished Seminar Series: “Engineering the Future: A New Era of Computing” presented by Rani N. Borkar, Vice President and General Manager, Intel Architecture Development Group. Details

Friday, November 30, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Microproducts Breakthrough Institute (HP Campus, Building 11). “The Entrepreneur’s Role” presented by Ravi Sinha, OSU Strategy and Entrepreneurship. This series aims to connect researchers, both faculty and students, with information and access to resources, networks and facilities that are transforming innovative research at OSU into real-world products and services. NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series. 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.

The DOE Scholars is an internship program that introduces students or recent college graduates to DOE’s mission and operations. Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent and skills in a variety of scientific research settings within the DOE complex. Appointments are available in a variety of disciplines at participating DOE facilities nationwide. Details

Signal Integrity Intern, Intel.  The main responsibilities and duties of this internship position include testing of the PCB channel, validation of modulator equivalent circuit model for optical-RF signal interaction, parameter extraction and correlation for photodetector measurements. In addition, the intern is expected to assist electrical testing for test platform development. Finally, the intern is expected to perform high-speed simulations using standard software such as HFSS and ADS. Candidates must be graduate students in Master or Ph.D. program in electrical engineering or a close field. 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:

  • Hewlett Packard | Software Design Engineer - New Grad (Plano, TX); Mobile Software Developer (San Diego, CA); Software Engineering, Firmware (San Diego, CA); Engineering Intern (Houston, TX); Java IT Developer/Engineer II (HAustin, TX); Software Testing Intern (Houston, TX); Entry Level Software Designer (Corvallis, OR); GF-IT Entry Level Developer/Analyst - University Hire (Houston, TX); JAVA - Software Designer II - NEW GRAD (Austin, TX); Systems/Software Engr I (Roseville, CA); Svc Info Developer I (Roseville, CA)
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association | User Experience Developer (Portland, OR); Java Developer (Portland, OR); Java / J2EE Developer (Portland, OR); Release Engineer (Portland, OR); Software Development Engineer - DHS (Portland, OR); Software QA Analyst or Engineer (Portland, OR); ava Developer (Seattle, WA)
  • EdgeLink | IT Manager (Portland, OR); .NET Software Design Engineer (Mcminnville, OR)
  • Mentor Graphics Corporation | Embedded Software Development Engineer (low level C) (Mobile, AL); Software Development Engineer (entry level, C++) (Wilsonville, OR)
  • State of Oregon | Network Administrator (Portland, OR);  Summer Download.Com Backend Software Engineering Intern (Portland, OR)
  • Huron Consulting Group Inc. | Manager, IT Transformation (Chicago, IL); Senior Technical Writer (Beaverton, OR)
  • Workday, Inc. | GW - Associate Intergrations Consultant (Pleasanton, CA); Internships (Pleasanton, CA); Quality Assurance Engineers (Enterprise Applications) (Salt Lake City, UT); Java Test Engineer (Systems Verification POS) (Pleasanton, CA)

 

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