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May 13, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tweet at Expo!
New this year: the video monitors in the Kelley Engineering Center atrium will display tweets using the hashtag #EngrExpo2013. Feel free to share your thoughts about the projects and activities at Expo!

Spring Term Advising
Because of the large number of students needing to be advised spring term, we have increased the number of group advising sessions for EECS undergrads.

Pre School Group Advising (Pizza, PINS, Plans)
Monday, May 13, 5:30-6:30, KEC 1001 (CS), KEC 1003 (ECE)

Additional Pre Group Advising Sessions
Wednesday, May 15, 4:00-5:00, KEC 1005 (CS), KEC 1007 (ECE)
Friday, May 24, 2:00-3:00, KEC 1005 (CS), KEC 1007 (ECE)
Tuesday, May 28, 4:00-5:00, KEC 1005 (CS), KEC 1007 (ECE)
Wednesday, May 29, 4:00-5:00, KEC 1005 (CS), KEC 1007 (ECE)

Graduating? Register for EECS Graduation!
Every year, EECS student clubs organize a School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science graduation. This event is shorter and more personal than the University wide graduation and is tailored to the faculty and students of our school. Come join the celebration! All those wanting to participate in the graduation celebration must register at http://groups.engr.oregonstate.edu/acm/eecs-grad/

Pro School Applications Now Open
The College of Engineering professional school application for Fall 2013, is now open and available at: http://engineering.oregonstate.edu/applying-engineering-professional-program. Please make sure you read the Fall 2013 Frequently Asked Questions regarding pro-school admission. If you have questions regarding the pro-school admission process, please contact your academic advisor or email askengineering@oregonstate.edu. Applications are due on July 1, 2013 at 11:59 p.m.

IN THE NEWS

Wildlife-Impact Database Project Enters Phase Two
The American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI) has announced its Research Information System (RIS) has entered phase two of development. The RIS is designed to be a centralized database to help wind industry companies, government staff and wildlife stakeholders evaluate the impact of operating wind projects. The RIS is being built for AWWI with technical support from Oregon State University’s Northwest Alliance for Computational Science & Engineering. North American Wind Power

Students attend National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) convention
Over spring break, six students from the Oregon State chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) swapped rest and relaxation for networking and professional development at the 39th annual NSBE convention in Indianapolis. For Electrical Engineering student, Jordan Gillman, the conference clarified questions about professional development and graduate study. Ingenium (College of Engineering)

Corvallis startup battles for big bucks
A Corvallis startup called Amorphyx will be one of five early stage Oregon companies competing for more than $200,000 in seed money this week at the Willamette Angel Conference. Their patent-pending technology is based on doctoral research at Oregon State University by Bill Cowell (working with professors John Wager and Doug Keszler), the company’s chief technology officer, and will be licensed from the university. Corvallis Gazette-Times

Update: Amorphyx didn't win the big prize, but was a finalist that split $210,000 with two other finalists. Portland Business Journal

Astronautical aspirations on Mars
Most Oregon State University students’ primary dreams are of finding jobs after graduation and moving out of their parents’ home. Not Andre Paul. The sophomore electrical and computer engineering student hopes to move to Mars. Mars One is accepting applications from those interested in being the first residents on Mars. To apply, Andre submitted a 70-second YouTube video. The Daily Barometer

Intel makes Doug Fisher software chief
OSU alum Doug Fisher (EE '85)  will take over the top position in the software and services group at Intel. Historically focused on hardware, Intel now employs several thousand software developers who work to adapt and customize software to perform on Intel chips. The Oregonian

OSU students make an impression at Portland Startup Weekend: Two take top award
In one crazy weekend — 54 hours to be exact — 11 new startup businesses were developed. Three Oregon State computer science students sacrificed sleep to test their entrepreneurial skills at the Portland Startup Weekend on April 26-28, 2013. EECS

OSU’s Engineering Expo to showcase student projects
The 14th annual Engineering Expo, featuring student projects from many engineering disciplines, will be held Friday, May 17, at the College of Engineering at Oregon State University. "The Expo celebrates the college's commitment to developing engineering leaders – students and graduates who apply their education to solve important and complex problems," said Sandra Woods, dean of the College of Engineering. OSU news release

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

How Intel's new chip could put mobile into power drive
The company introduced the new semiconductor architecture, called Silvermont, that it says will boost Intel's position in mobile by delivering three times the performance on one-fifth the power. Portland Business Journal

“Affordable Colleges With High ROI” Rankings
AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO) has released its 2013 rankings of the Most Affordable Colleges with a High Return on Investment (ROI). ACO reviewed 875 colleges to compile a list of the 50 schools that are both affordable and provide students with the best bang for their buck after graduation. Oregon State ranks 34th. PRWeb

OPPORTUNITIES

EECS Collaboratory
Are you an exceptional student looking for a new challenge? Are you a student who wants to put in the time to be awesome but needs something fun to do? Are you someone who would like to get more experience actually 'doing' things in your major? The Collaboratory is a program that focuses your unique, fresh ideas on technology. Rather than doing the same thing over and over, this program chooses new industry/research-focused projects each year. The program ends with a 3-month internship in industry. Application deadline: May 17. Details

Get There, Corvallis!
How many trips by walking do you make each week? Bus? Biking? Carpool? Teleworking? No matter how you get to campus, and beyond, sign up at www.DriveLessConnect.com so you can win prizes! May 4-17, you can win dozens of gift cards to favorites like American Dream Pizza and New Morning Bakery, plus a bike ($600 value), an iPad, and an overnight trip to the Coast! Track just 1 trip at www.DriveLessConnect.com on your own private calendar to be eligible for gift cards, and 5 or more to be eligible for grand prizes. Details

The Second Annual Engineering Club Carnival is coming up fast, and the IEEE club is hosting a dunk tank for your favorite professors. We want to know who your favorites are, so please take a minute and vote for the professors you want to dunk the most. http://groups.engr.oregonstate.edu/ieee/web/dunk-tank-2013/

Intel Ultimate Engineering Experience
July 15-August 22
Intel and PCC Rock Creek are pleased to announce this free summer camp offered to all (incoming) freshman and sophomore students enrolled in an electrical-computer-microelectronics- or-technology related engineering program at any college of university in OR or USA. The IUEE Program is designed to provide you with hands-on technical engineering experience. We will be building a robot, developing an app, and acting like entrepreneurs to create and develop solutions to improve people’s lives. There will be competitions with cool prizes to the winning teams. Details

VOLUNTEER AT THE 2013 ENGINEERING EXPO!
This year the Engineering Expo is happening on Friday, May 17. The College of Engineering needs volunteers to help on May 16th and 17th with setting up, event activities, and tearing down. Volunteer for two or more hours and receive a free T-shirt! Interested in volunteering? Sign up at: engineering.oregonstate.edu/expo2013.

EVENTS

Upsilon Pi Epsilon Initiation Ceremony
Tuesday, May 14, 5 pm, KEC 1005
We are pleased to invite you to witness the 2013 Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society initiation ceremony. This year we are welcoming 8 new members!

Ignite TAO
Thursday, May 16, 5:30 - 9:00 PM, Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland
Ignite is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by local people who have an burning idea and the guts to get onstage and share their personal and professional passions. Quick, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, and global - Ignite is all of these and more. Details

Looking for a job/internship? What’s your plan for getting hired after graduation?
All students *not involved* in Engineering Expo are invited to a “Meet and Greet” session with employers. These employers are coming to campus because they want to meet students from Oregon State (i.e. you!)

Stop by and find out what you could be doing in industry. This is the last industry-networking event of the year.
When  – Friday, May 17 @ 1:50-2:45
Where  –  KEC 1003
What to wear – Business Casual
What to bring – Resumes and a smile
RSVP  –  http://www.doodle.com/hktxt4n9qpzwiizf

Engineering Expo
The 14th annual Engineering Expo, featuring student projects that range from across all engineering disciplines, will be held Friday, May 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kelley Engineering Center. The senior design showcase with more than 150 student-built projects is combined with a “Robo*Palooza,” and the event is free and open to the public.

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Translational Applications of Nanoscale Multiferroic Systems (TANMS) Research in Engineering for Undergraduates (REU)
This center is working on a fundamentally new approach to electromagnetic power at the nanoscale that replaces traditional wire-based electronics with a revolutionary technique that couples electricity and magnetism by using multiferroic materials which can be magnetically switch ”on” and “off” by an electric field.Research projects are available in TANMS focusing on memory, antennae and motors. Research opportunities are available at UCLA, Berkeley, Cornell, and Cal State Northridge. Application deadline: May 15. Details

GRADUATE EXAMS

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 1007. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Forrest Briggs. Major Advisor: Xiaoli Fern; Committee: Raviv Raich, Weng-Keen Wong, Matthew Betts; GCR: Robert Higdon. "Multi-Instance Multi-Label Learning: Algorithms and Applications to Bird Bioacoustics." Details

Monday, May 20, 12:30 - 2:30 PM, KEC 1007. MS Final Examination – Duong Nguyen-Huu. Major Advisor: Thinh Nguyen; Committee: Raviv Raich, Huaping Liu, Alan Fern; GCR: Yevgeniy Kovchegov. "Fast Queuing Policies via Convex Relaxation." Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Monday, May 13, 4:00 - 4:50 PM, KEC 1001. "Exciting Developments in Oxide TFT Technology" presented by John F. Wager, Professor, Michael and Judith Gaulke Chair, School of EECS, Oregon State University. Details

Thursday, May 16, 3:30 p.m. talk, refreshments following talk, 220 Deschutes Hall (Colloquium Room), University of Oregon. "From Shell Maps to Zombie Gunship and Beyond" presented by Serban Porumbescu, Hidden Elephant. NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series. Details

Monday, May 20, - 4:00 - 4:50pm, KEC 1001. "Nanocomposite Magnets for Power Electronic Applications" presented by Michael McHenry, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering Department, Carnegie Mellon University. Details

JOBS

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

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.

Become an EECS peer advisor! We’re currently hiring peer advisors to help with START Sessions and potentially continue on to do peer advising during the 2013-14 academic year. Assist with START sessions by helping students register for courses from 11-4 on the following START dates: June 25, June 28, July 1, July 2, July 9, July 10, July 12, July 16, July 19, July 22, July 26, August 27, August 28, September 24 and September 25. Help students work out their 2-year plans. Help students use MyDegrees and other OSU software programs. Answer general questions. You must be an ECE or CS student in currently in Pro-School OR applying to Pro-School in the Fall. Details

Web Developer, OSU College of Engineering. Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) seeks a student worker to update and maintain department website. Approximately 5-10 hours per week. This position requires demonstrated web development skills and ability to learn Drupal. Details

Technical Superhero, OSU Disability Access Services. We are seeking a multifacted, skilled, problem-solver to assist in our office.  Create content on the website where knowledge of basic HTML, CSS, and clean code principle are required. Posted content must follow Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 which you will learn on the job. Assist with computer maintenance, including installing software, updating hardware and software inventory and preparing hardware for surplus. Use excellent troubleshooting skills when there is hardware or software failure. Create training videos using Captivate or other similar software. Details

Alsea Geospatial, Inc. a Corvallis IT company has an opening for a paid iOS summer intern(s). The intern(s) will port IncidentView (see www.incidentview.com) from W7 to iOS. Details

Web & Electronic Communications Intern, Oregon State University Foundation. This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable real-world experience while increasing your knowledge of electronic communications processes and building a portfolio of finished projects. Projects will span creating, maintaining, and enhancing electronic communications including web sites, databases and email communications for the OSU Foundation. Applicants must be familiar with HTML, CSS, Javascript, XML, creating database-driven web content and conducting Internet research. Details

IT Onboarding Internship, Cambia. The IT organization of Cambia Health Solutions is looking to streamline and improve their new employee onboarding process. We want our employees to be better informed and experience a better start to their career. The intern will be given an overview of recruitment and selection as well as the policies and benefits of working for SAS, and specifically be asked to create presentations and materials to use in the onboarding process for new SAS employees. Possible projects include: Database Development, Sharepoint Design, Skills Inventory Data. Details

Big Data Internship, SAP Precision Gaming. SAP Precision Gaming is a team at SAP Labs in Palo Alto which develops real-time analytical and decision support solutions for the online and mobile game and gabling industries in the cloud. We are looking for an intern to work on Big Data with a strong scientific background and hands- on experience in data mining, analytics and statistical methods. Details

Adjunct/Part-Time Faculty Positions in Computer Science, Pacific University. The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Pacific University seeks qualified, experienced instructors for part-time teaching assignments in Computer Science. Part-time instructors teach on a per- course basis, and there are two courses for which we seek instructors. Details

Inside Sales Engineer, DENT Instruments. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: conduct direct sales with current and prospective customers; direct sales activities include prospecting, lead qualification, sales presentations and sales order generation; screen, analyze and respond to customer inquiries and requests for information; prepare quotations, technical proposals, bids and replies to RFPs as required; perform demonstrations and training on company’s products to customers; manage, maintain and update CRM database. Details

CampusPoint jobs:

IT Engineer, Corvallis Technical. This full-time job involves various IT tasks, such as system administration, computer repair and building, national remote support of computers and servers, setting up networks, some programming and scripting duties, onsite installation in a variety of locations, and customer service. As your skill set improves, additional work in Active Directory, Exchange, Windows Domains, Apple and Linux system administration will become available. Details

Custom Analog IC and CMOS Image Sensor Characterization Engineer, Voxtel. Voxtel is seeking an engineer to characterize ROICs and imagers and assist in transfer of the technologies to production. Responsibilities will include bench test and characterization of analog/mixed signal integrated circuits, imagers, and focal plane readout integrated circuits (ROICs). Working with IC designers and electro-optical system integrators, this position will develop and executed test plans, and perform the test and characterization of new integrated circuit and image sensor designs. Details

Analog/Mixed-Signal Designer, Voxtel. Voxtel is actively seeking an experienced Analog/Mixed Signal Design Engineer to contribute to the research and development of integrated circuit solutions related to Voxtel’s innovative imaging technologies. This position requires participation in all aspects of readout integrated circuit design (ROIC) development including design specification, transistor level design, physical layout, top-level assembly/verification, and electrical/optical bench debug and characterization. Details

Research Scientist: Machine Learning and Data Mining for Anomaly Detection, Intelligent Systems Lab at the Palo Alto Research Center. The Intelligent Systems Lab at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) is developing data analytics solutions for government and commercial clients to transform large datasets into knowledge and decisions. Recent projects include developing anomaly detection technologies to identify malicious insider threat in government organization, finding fraud, waste, and abuse from medical insurance claims, and developing information systems to help subject matters experts to efficiently perform data analytics tasks in a number of applications. We are seeking a research scientist in machine learning. Both recent Ph.D. graduates and well-established scientists are encouraged to apply. The candidate should have experience in inventing and applying state-of-the-art machine learning and data mining technologies, including statistical relational learning, graph mining, anomaly detection, Bayesian inference, and related fields. The candidate will work with internal and external collaborators and is expected to take on challenges in reasoning and analyzing large volumes of data. Details

IT Associate (Software Development or QA roles available), Cambia Health Solutions. 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; prepare system test plans, test criteria, and test data; develop innovative solutions to problems. Details

ECE openings, Intel. Recent college graduates (MSEE preferred, but BSEE with good circuit skills will be considered) with strong fundamentals in circuit design. Emphasis on analog or digital/VLSI circuit design courses/projects. Tasks in this position will include analog design and simulation, digital design and back end validation (timing, reliability etc), post silicon measurements etc in a PLL/clocking team. Details

Design Automation (DA) Engineer, Intel Architecture Group. The applicant will be responsible for development, deployment, and support of the validation model builds and release flows with an emphasis on RTL integration, Logic Verification and automatic IP generation and component automation. The successful candidate required to understand software build flows as well as different revision control system. The position will require close collaboration with RTL design and validation staff, as well as members of the DA team. In this position, candidate will start some methodologies and flows from scratch as well as improve and monitor existing flows for further enhancements. Details

Applications Development Programmer, Boise Cascade. Under general supervision, provides systems software support for a complex computing environment. Designs, installs, tests, maintains, modifies and documents systems software programs. Activities generally deal with operating system software, data base management, data networks, computer capacity and utilization. Provides technical guidance and support to business application developers, computer operations and user support personnel. Primary focus will be on the implementation and maintenance of the Company’s Microsoft SQL based True Opportunity software. Details

ELECTRICAL DESIGNER, Glumac. The Designer provides the skills and knowledge that produces most of the firm’s output. Designs and documents the various systems related to MEP engineering projects or assignments. TYPICAL DUTIES: capable of performing some or most of the basic design engineering tasks as requested; prepares preliminary design layouts and calculations with minimum supervision; documentation and filing of project information for tasks assigned; assists with scheduling and staffing projects; supervises, trains and mentors CAD/BIM staff. Details

Software Engineer, Synopsys, Inc. The Engineer will help develop technology-leading software products that provide innovative solutions for visualization, analysis, and editing of huge multi-gigabyte databases used for the implementation of leading-edge integrated circuits. You will be responsible for designing algorithms and data structures and developing, testing, troubleshooting or debugging Graphical user interface and advanced visualization software for Synopsys' world class EDA tools utilizing OO concepts, C++, and Qt. Details

Design Engineers, M+W U.S., Inc. Mechanical and Electrical engineers are needed. Knowledge of AutoCAD is required. Be able to develop drawings for the installation of semiconductor tools in a cleanroom following the client’s design guidelines, CAD standards and construction specifications. Details

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

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