February 25, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Congratulations to our 2013 Oregon Stater award recipients Jen-Hsun Huang, Peter Gassner, Manoj Gujral, Jeff Harvey, Steve Pawlowski, Annabelle Pratt and Dan Di Spaltro. College of Engineering

Attention COE Sophomores!

The fall, 2013, professional school admission application will be opening in early April. Linked below are the frequently asked questions regarding professional school admission. It is ESSENTIAL that you review these policies and processes so you are ready to apply and registered for the appropriate courses over spring and, if needed, summer of this year.

Please note two significant changes from last year’s process:

  • You are only allowed to have two summer courses (8 credits) in process when you apply.  We will assume “C” grades in these summer courses when computing your admission pre-core GPA
  • You MUST have all coursework complete prior to fall of 2013. No “in progress” courses will be allowed in the fall

2013 Pro-School FAQs: http://engineering.oregonstate.edu/applying-engineering-professional-program

IN THE NEWS

OSU names distinguished professors
A medical researcher and a computer scientist are being recognized as distinguished professors by Oregon State University. “Distinguished professor” is the institution’s highest faculty honor. Tom Dietterich is a pioneer in the field of machine learning and, like Beckman, is one of the most highly cited scientists in his field. He has obtained more than $30 million in research grants over his career, helped to build a world-class research group at Oregon State, and created three software companies. Corvallis Gazette-Times, Life@OSU

Fighting robots: Intel duo competes in 'Robot Combat League'
The father-daughter team of Dave and (CS alum) Amber Shinsel, who both work for Intel in Hillsboro and live in unincorporated Washington County between Hillsboro and Portland, were recruited to the reality competition series last year. A producer found the pair through a website Dave Shinsel created to document his experiments building robots as a hobby. The Oregonian

Acoustic-assisted magnetic information storage
Electrical engineers at Oregon State University have discovered a way to use high- frequency sound waves to enhance the magnetic storage of data, offering a new approach to improve the data storage capabilities of a multitude of electronic devices around the world. Space Daily, ExtremeTech

OPPORTUNITIES

Tillamook Creamery information session
Tuesday, February 26, 5:30pm, Wiegand auditorium
Because of expansions, the company is currently hiring for a large number of positions. If you are interested in positions within this company, we invite you to attend this information session. Pizza provided. Registration required. Details

CrowdCompass Information Session
Tuesday, February 26, 6:30PM, Covell 221
A division of Cvent, the world leader in event technology (founded in 1999; with over 1,100 employees). Native app developer for all major platforms. Delivered over 500 event apps, with over 2.5 million downloads. Details

Microsoft launches two competitions for women
The first award is the Women's Empowerment Award, established in partnership with UN Women, which will be given to two student teams of any gender that create projects that best address issues impacting women globally. First prize is $12,000 and second prize is $8,000. The second is the Women's Athletics App Challenge, in partnership with the Seattle Storm women's basketball team, aimed at female developers, innovators and entrepreneurs who create software related to sports, health or fitness. The winning team will receive $1,000 for each team member. Portland Business Journal

Atlanta to host an International Space Apps Challenge
Are you good at developing “mobile applications, software, hardware, data visualization and platform solutions that could contribute to space exploration missions and help improve life on Earth”? If so, NASA wants to meet you. NASA and other government agencies will host the second International Space Apps Challenge April 20-21. Atlanta will be the site for one of the events. Registration opens March 1. Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Monday, February 25, 4:00 - 4:50 PM, KEC 1001. "Digital To Time Conversion (DTC) Based Direct Digital Frequency Synthesis: Spur analysis and mitigation" presented by Sumit A. Talwalkar, Phd Candidate, School of EECS, Oregon State University. Details

Wednesday, February 27, 10:00 - 11:15 AM, KEC 1007. "Trustworthy Computing with Untrusted Resources" presented by Charalampos Papamanthou, Postdoctoral Researcher, Computer Science Division, UC Berkeley. Details

Thursday, February 28,  8:40am - 9:40am, KEC 1007. "Ubiquitous Computing for Personalized Healthcare and Environmental Sustainability" presented by Mi Zhang, Ph.D. candidate, Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California. Details

Monday, March 4, 4:00 - 4:50 PM, KEC 1001. "Agents as Teachers and Learners" presented by Matthew Taylor, Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Washington State University. Details

GRADUATE EXAMS

Wednesday, February 27, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, KEC 1007. MS Final Examination – Brian Miller. Major Advisor: Terri Fiez; Co-Major Advisor: Karti Mayaram; Committee: Gabor Temes; GCR: Leonard Coop. "A New DC-DC Converter Architecture for Low-Power, High-Resistance Thermoelectric Generators for Use in Body-Powered Designs." Details

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

10 Interview Questions You Should Never Ask (and 5 You Always Should)
The goal, of course, is to ask a few smart questions—thoughtful ones that show you’ve been paying attention and have done your homework when it comes to researching the company and the specific job you’re after. At the very least, you want to ask something. The Daily Muse

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.

Did you know having an on-line resume is just as important as having one on paper? If you are looking for an internship or job this summer, start building your professional network by joining the Oregon State University EECS Alums
Group on LinkedIn. Any EECS student (or alum) can join!

For more tips on how to find a job or internship, visit
http://eecs.oregonstate.edu/undergraduate-students/opportunities-involvement/internships-jobs

Grad or undergrad student in Computer Science needed *this week* to write a detailed (about 25 step) macro in Excel, for pay? This is for non-commercial use and I need it in a hurry and can pay up to $200. It involves setting up the macro to do a lot of tedious copy-pasting of data between columns and between worksheets within one Excel file. Details

Business Solutions Group Student Developer/Analyst Job Opening. Duties: Meeting with clients to discover and refine project requirements; Documenting project requirements, test plans, and test cases; Developing and testing software using Microsoft.Net technologies; Completing projects by the deadline; Working in a team environment comprised of students and staff members; Keeping up with emerging technologies. Details

Engineering Co-ops, Verizon Wireless. Our roles will offer you the opportunity to be involved in meaningful work/projects; be exposed to daily operations; attend informational sessions; participate in networking activities with other interns, professionals, and business leaders. You'll learn from the best minds in the industry and have a unique opportunity to use your engineering knowledge and skills in an environment dedicated to maintaining industry superiority. You will be introduced to useful tools and resources that will help you grow both professionally and personally throughout the program. Co-op opportunities are available in areas including: Network Operations; Network Design and Optimization; RF Engineering and Optimization. Details

Analog Engineer/Intern, Intel, Santa Clara.  In this position, the candidate will be part of a team developing specifications and standards and performing circuit and channel pathfinding work for high speed differential serial links such as QuickPath Interconnect and PCI-Express to be used for the next generation Intel microprocessors and chipsets. Projects will include working on modeling and characterization of serial links that include passive channels and active PHY analog circuit blocks. The candidate will also be performing test work and correlation analysis that will include correlation to circuit simulations, test setup, channel characterization and de-embedding using signal integrity tools and methods. The responsibilities may also include circuit simulation of custom analog PHY blocks that are tuned to perform optimally with the channel (Signal Integrity Analysis). Details

Infrastructure Support Services Internship, Cambia. The intern will be given an opportunity become a contributing member of the Infrastructure Support Service Team. This team serves as general contractor for the ongoing provision, maintenance and support of technology services, and in support of multiple projects across varied platforms within Cambia. Portland, Tacoma

Desktop Support Internship, Cambia. The Field Services Desktop Support Intern will support the Field Services team. Field Services is responsible for the day-to-day support, configuration and delivery of all desktop equipment and peripherals including; laptops, printers, scanners, telephones, smart phones and cell phones. Our group also includes the Second Level Support (SLS) team which is committed to providing timely and helpful remote technical support services for all of our desktop customers. Details

Commercial Markets Product Management Internship, Cambia. Product management at Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield is at the center of everything: marketing, sales, operations, compliance, analytics, business strategy, care delivery, pricing and finance. We’re looking for motivated, experienced, and savvy individuals to help us think through and deliver solutions from current business needs to implementing healthcare reform in 2014. Details

Hitachi Consulting interviews on campus 3/8/2013. Hitachi Consulting is looking for team players who are enthusiastic, thrive on responsibility and inspire trust. We want colleagues who can see the big picture while executing details and who, above all, want to bring value to our clients. Our new Consultants join our Consulting Core Practice and work as team members to provide our clients with consulting services that support our solution offerings. The work is usually performed at the client site but may also be performed at an office location while supervised on defined assignments. Details

IT Associate (Software Development or QA roles available), Cambia. This entry-level position participates in a team environment for the delivery and maintenance of application systems. As an IT Associate you may: Develop efficient and maintainable program code; Develop efficient and effective program and system solutions in solving simple business problems; Provide consulting support for IT and Business partners by researching, identifying and resolving technical programming problems; Develop simple programs and systems in support of business processes and objectives; Prepares system test plans, test criteria, and test data. Details

New grad software engineer. Rockwell Collins will be at the career fair on Thursday. Our postings can be reached  at http://rockwellcollins.com/Careers.aspx by clicking on the "Job Search" link. Further refinement as to location select United States=> Portland. Requisition ID is SOF000000D1.

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:

  • Multiple Opportunities with Nintendo of America Nintendo of America is actively accepting applications for a variety of opportunities at their Redmond, WA office. The worldwide innovator in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo manufactures and markets hardware and software for its various systems through its headquarters in the Western Hemisphere.

 

Want to include an item in this newsletter? Send the info here.