May 28, 2013


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.

Additional Pre Group Advising Sessions
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


Congratulations to two of our EECS senior project teams who both won the People's Choice Award at the Engineering Expo on May 17! Watch these videos of their cool projects.


Amorphyx: OSU startup wants a piece of LCD TV market
Tucked away in a corner of Owen Hall on the OSU campus is headquarters for Amorphyx, a company focused on backplanes. Backplanes are sort of like dimmer switches controlling the light that goes through pixels on your screen. The test chip was fabricated in the clean room at Owen Hall. The technology is an outgrowth of research at the university. KVAL

Students' robots to race in mock Mars rover challenge
What does it take to build and command a vehicle capable of exploring Mars? Ninety students from around the world are about to find out. Next week, in a remote desert in southern Utah, 10 teams from the United States, Canada, India and Poland will compete in the annual University Rover Challenge. This year's teams represent universities and colleges in Canada, India, Poland and the United States, including two-time returning champions Toronto's York University (2012 and 2009) and Oregon State University (2010 and 2008).

Pioneering wave power farm renews green energy hope
Wave energy researcher Ted Brekken at Oregon State University in Corvallis says it was natural for wave energy companies to initially try to harness the most powerful waves possible, but pursuing the most energetic waves at any cost doesn't necessarily make sense. New Scientist


Day of Caring Service Projects
In partnership with United Way and HandsOn Willamette, the Center for Civic Engagement is excited to invite you to participate in our 2013 Day of Caring Service Projects on Friday May 31st. Students, staff, and faculty and their children/partners/family members are invited to participate! 10 different service projects are available. Check in will occur between 1 and 1:15pm at Dixon Lower Courts. Projects will run from 2pm-4:30pm on Friday May 31st. Transportation will be provided. Pre-registration is required! Visit our registration page with a list of service sites and project descriptions here: Registration open now through May 30th or until spaces are filled.

Transcript Notation as Research Fellows
OSU students who have completed a research project under the guidance of an OSU professor can get this notated on the transcript, designating them as a Research Fellow or as an Arts Fellow, depending on the nature of the work. This designation can be obtained by students at any point in their academic career - the sooner the better. We believe this designation will be of enormous help when you apply to jobs, graduate schools, or professional schools. The attached application explains what you need to do to get this designation. If you have questions, please contact Kevin Ahern at


Wednesday, May 29, 8:00 - 10:00 AM, KEC 3114. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Vikas Shilimkar. Major Advisor: Andreas Weisshaar; Committee: Karti Mayaram, Patrick Chiang, Committee: Albrecht Jander; GCR: Wade Marcum. "Enabling Metal-Fill-Aware Design of Integrated Circuits." Details

Wednesday, May 29, Noon - 2:00 PM, KEC 1007. PhD Final Oral Examination – Taehwan Oh. Major Advisor: Un-Ku Moon; Committee: Gabor Temes, Karti Mayaram, Pavan Hanumolu; GCR: David Hackleman. "Power Efficient Analog-to-Digital Converters Using Both Voltage and Time Domain Information." Details

Thursday, May 30, 4:00 - 6:00 PM, KEC 3057. MS Final Examination – Jing Zhao. Major Advisor: Ben Lee; Committee: Huaping Liu, Don Heer; GCR: Bill Warnes. "Flexible Dual TCP/UDP Streaming for H.264 HD Video Over WLANs." Details

Friday, May 31, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, KEC 1007. MS Final Examination – Yaofei Feng. Major Advisor: Sinisa Todorovic; Committee: Xiaoli Fern, Ron Metoyer; GCR: Cindy Grimm. "Fine-Grained Detection and Localization of Objects in Images." Details

Monday, June 3, 9:00 - 11:00 AM, KEC 1007. PhD Final Oral Examination – Brian Young. Major Advisor: Pavan Hanumolu; Committee: Karti Mayaram, Un-Ku Moon, Gabor Temes; GCR: David Hackleman. "Time-Based Noise-Shaping Techniques for Time-to-Digital and Analog-to-Digital Converters." Details

Tuesday, June 4, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 1007. MS Final Examination – Arwa Hamid. Major Advisor: Bechir Hamdaoui; Committee: Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez, Bella Bose; GCR: Michael Olsen. "Cross-Layer Aware Routing Approach for Lifetime Maximization in Wireless Sensor Networks with Multiple Sinks." Details

Tuesday, June 4, 3:30 - 5:30 PM, KEC 2114. PhD Final Oral Examination – Tuan Pham. Major Advisor: Ron Metoyer; Committee: Julia Jones, Margaret Burnett, Carlos Jensen, Eugene Zhang; GCR: James Coakley. "Interactive Visualization of Diversity in Multivariate Data Sets Unified across Fields of Study." Details


Monday, June 3, 2013 - 4:00pm, KEC 1001. "OSU Libraries Collections and Services" presented by Margaret Mellinger, Associate Professor, Oregon State University. Details


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

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: Any issues with Beaver JobNet, contact

Reliability Engineer - Technical Intern, Intel. This intern position is in Quality and Reliability Models and Tools (QRMT) team, which is part of Intel's Corporate Quality Network (CQN). You will be responsible for the development of laboratory testing and characterization systems for Intel's latest generation CPU. You will understand mechanisms that limit quality and reliability of Intel’s latest products, define creative approaches to characterize these mechanisms through test contents development in assembly language and/or C/C++. Details

CS internship, Intel. The internship position is to be a part of a development team looking at new ways of visualizing and analyzing parallel applications built using Intel® Threading Building Blocks (TBB). Intel® TBB provides many algorithms for expressing commonly encountered patterns resulting in scalable parallel performance. Since majority of the TBB runtime implementation is in the headers, tracing techniques will be employed to capture the semantic information and runtime traces of TBB applications. The FlowGraphDesigner application is a prototype being built to handle the captured trace data. Details

Student Trainee (Engineering), US Army Corps of Engineers. In this position, you will serve as an Electrical Engineering Intern with the Hydroelectric Design Center, Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. You will receive assignments related to the mission and functions of the Resident Office by on-the-job training through assignments from several offices and/or functional areas designed to provide broad experience in an engineering field. You will performwork assignments of limited scope and difficulty designed to provide advanced practical application and experience of theories and principles in the engineering field of specialization. Typical work assignments involve matters such as searching reference material to collect information and performing analyses, computations, and calculations of a variety of data. Duties will include special tasks assigned by Resident Office staff specializing in fields such as hydro-survey, geotechnical, civil, environmental, mechanical, electrical, and construction-operations. 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 from W7 to iOS. Details

iOS and web developer interns, NS Extreme. Early-stage software start-up developing a platform that brings together video, stats & data for Active Sports Enthusiasts, and adds extreme competition via social networks. Flexible work schedule, passionate people, and creative company culture. We are looking for experienced developers who are passionate about producing excellent results, solving problems, and pulling off the “impossible.” Takes initiative, enjoys a challenge, and excels under pressure. Enthusiasm for extreme sports is a big plus. 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. Possible projects include: Assist in the installation or decommissioning of CISCO Hardware Infrastructure. Provide customer service to resolve incidents involving systems to include: MS Exchange /Outlook, Cisco VIOP, MS Lync, network and server incidents. Decommissioning of Outdated Servers (Microsoft, UNIX, Linux). Server OS upgrades and Security patching activities. 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. The solution is leveraging SAP’s market leading Real-time Data Platform (SAP HANA, Sybase Event stream Processing, Business Object Analytics Tools, SAP’s Predictive Analytics Library and R). 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. Preferred student in MS or PhD program in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science or similar. Details

PhD Research Opportunity in Silicon Photonics. If you’re an enthusiastic and talented student or young professional thinking of a doctorate, you can make a difference. If successful, you will be offered a CERN Fellowship contract with a maximum duration of 3 years. As a highly motivated individual, keen to benefit from a unique PhD programme, you will investigate the use of silicon photonics technology in data transfer systems for future generations of high-energy particle physics detector systems. The project will initially take you from CERN in Geneva to Dublin City University, Ireland, to gain a basic understanding of optical data communications systems as part of formal PhD training. You will then spend time at the Intel Labs in California where you will work with world-leading researchers in the field of silicon photonics to understand the basics of the manipulation of light in silicon and lay out your first optical circuits. Details

Computer Engineer/Mathematician/Computer Scientist (Recent Graduate), US Army Corps of Engineers. At the full performance level of this position, you will serve as an Computer Engineer, Mathematician, or Computer Scientist, responsible for work in the specialized field of data acquisition and control systems (DACS) related to hydroelectric powerhouses. In this position, you will: Develop standard detail design for computer networks, software/hardware components, and system architecture. Conduct standard tests of software, hardware, and communications equipment. Perform analyses, computations, and calculations using a variety of data. Design features related to system security mechanisms, internet communications, software/hardware components, computer networks, and operating systems. Details

Economist/Mathematician/Computer Scientist (Recent Graduate), US Army Corps of Engineers. At the full performance level of this position, you will serve as an Economist or Mathematician or Computer Scientist, responsible for a variety of studies designed to assess the impact of incorporating additional power generating plants into existing hydroelectric power generation systems throughout the nation. You will also: Prepare feasibility, cost allocation, and other economic and financial reports. Conduct studies and provide data and analysis. Prepare scopes of work, negotiate, and administer A-E contracts. Use mathematical models to perform non-routine studies. Perform analyses to aid in determining economic justification of proposed hydropower projects. Examine different power options and their interaction within the system. Details

CampusPoint jobs:

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

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