June 10, 2013


New navigation system for airplanes modernizes old technology
Research at Oregon State University has developed a new airplane navigation system based on concepts that were developed in the 1940s but are still popular and affordable, and it uses new technology to make the system even smaller, simpler and more accurate. It was created by three OSU seniors in electrical and computer engineering and improves UHF-VHF technology. Phys.org, OSU news release

EECS Alumnus Doug Fisher: Rising to the Top
Fascination with electricity started Oregon State alumnus, Doug Fisher, on a path to becoming the top manager for Intel’s software and services group. EECS

Two OSU Teams Invited to Compete at the Cornell Cup
Two Oregon State teams were invited to compete at the Cornell Cup, presented by Intel. Only thirty teams were selected for the national engineering competition that features Intel hardware. EECS


eBay Portland Open House
Wednesday, June 19, 4:00 to 7:00 PM, eBay Portland Office, 1400 Southwest 5th Avenue #900, Portland, OR 97201
Join us for an evening of networking, fun demos and cool tech talks organized by the eBay Portland office! eBay has been rapidly growing its presence in the Portland area and we want to share the innovative things we are working on. Details

URSA Undergraduate Symposium
The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and the Arts (URSA) program is pleased to announce the first-ever URSA Undergraduate Symposium, which will spotlight undergraduate research efforts of OSU students from across the campus. The event, which will be held September 24-25 in ALS 4001, will feature talks from OSU undergraduates performing undergraduate research this summer. All OSU students are welcome and invited to participate in the event. Dr. Kevin Ahern, Director for Undergraduate Research, will coordinate the effort and will meet with each student individually to help them prepare a talk suitable for the event. Faculty mentoring undergraduates this summer who would like to have their students participate in the event should contact Dr. Ahern at ahernk@onid.orst.edu for more information.

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 ahernk@onid.orst.edu


Robots Play CrossFire in Kelley!
Come watch robots play Crossfire against each other on finals week! The Applied Robotics Final Competition will be held on Tuesday, June 11th between 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM in the Kelley Atrium. Crossfire is a high-speed game where robots (or human opponents) score points by shooting BBs at pucks and pushing them across the game field. This is the culmination of 10 weeks of hard work by 12 teams of students enrolled in ENGR421. Come cheer on the robots!

EECS Graduation
Saturday, June 15, 7:30 pm, LaSells Stewart Center
A cap and gown ceremony to celebrate our graduates, this is event is separate from the university's graduation ceremony. Students who participate receive a certificate (not the diploma). Details


Tuesday, June 11, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 4107. PhD Final Oral Examination – Majid Adeli. Major Advisor: Huaping Liu; Committee: Bella Bose, Thinh Nguyen, Bechir Hamdaoui; GCR: Yevgeniy Kovchegov. "Security Protocols for Linear Network Coding." Details

Tuesday, June 11, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, KEC 1007. PhD Final Oral Examination – Nasir Alimardani. Major Advisor: John Conley; Committee: John Wager, Thomas Plant, Douglas Keszler; GCR: Brady Gibbons. "Investigation of Metal-Insulator-Metal (MIM) and Nanolaminate Barrier MIIM Tunnel Devices Fabricated via Atomic Layer Deposition." Details

Tuesday, June 11, 2:30 - 4:30 PM, KEC 1007. PhD Final Oral Examination – Jacob Postman. Major Advisor: Patrick Chiang; Committee: Karti Mayaram, Huaping Liu, Bechir Hamdaoui; GCR: Joseph Zaworski. "Energy Efficient Communication Across On-Chip Wires in Digital CMOS." Details

Wednesday, June 12, 9:30 - 11:30 AM, KEC 1007. PhD Final Oral Examination – Brian Pelatt. Major Advisor: John Wager; Committee: Tom Plant, Ted Brekken, Doug Keszler; GCR: Roger Nielsen. "Atomic Solid State Energy Scale Applied to Novel Thin-Film Solar Cell Absorbers." Details

Wednesday, June 12, 9:00 - 11:00 AM, KEC 1005. MS Final Examination – Jafer Almuallim. Major Advisor: Xiaoli Fern; Committee: Raviv Raich, Weng-Keen Wong. "Classifier Chains for Multi-Label Classification with Incomplete Label Assignment." Details

Wednesday, June 12, 2:30 - 4:30 PM, KEC 1007. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Steen Larsen. Major Advisor: Ben Lee; Committee: Bella Bose, Committee: Thinh Nguyen, Bechir Hamdaoui; GCR: Guenter Schneider. "Hot-Potato I/O: Improving and simplifying I/O DMA transactions on cluster systems." Details

Thursday, June 13, 9:00 - 11:00 AM, KEC 1005. PhD Final Oral Examination – Eric Walkingshaw. Major Advisor: Martin Erwig; Committee: Alex Groce, Ron Metoyer, Chris Scaffidi; GCR: Maggie Niess. "The Choice Calculus: A Formal Language of Variation." Details

Thursday, June 13, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 1007. MS Final Examination – Sean Brosig. Major Advisor: Ted Brekken; Committee: Annette von Jouanne, Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez; GCR: Karen Shell. "A Methodology to Reduce the Strain on Hydro Turbines Using Advanced Life Extending Control of Multiple Energy Storage Systems." Details

Thursday, June 13, noon - 2:00 PM, KEC 4107. PhD Final Oral Examination – Eric Donkoh. Major Advisor: Patrick Chiang; Committee: Arun Natarajan, Shih-Lien Lu, Bibiche Geuskens; GCR: Abi Farsoni. "Design and Modeling of Low Power Register File Memories." Details

Thursday, June 13, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, KEC 1007. MS Final Examination – Arne Bostrom. Major Advisor: Annette von Jouanne; Co-Major Advisor: Alex Yokochi; Committee: Ted Brekken; GCR: William Warnes. "Rapid Bidirectional Power Flow of Supercapacitor Bank Energy Storage through Grid-Tied Inverters for Improved Renewables Integration." Details

Thursday, June 13, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, KEC 3057. MS Final Examination – Michael Anderson. Major Advisor: Weng-Keen Wong; Committee: Prasad Tadepalli, Raviv Raich; GCR: Hector Vergara. "Physical Activity Recognition of Free-Living Accelerometer Data Using Change-Point Detection Algorithms and Hidden Markov Models." Details

Friday, June 14, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 1007. PhD Final Oral Examination – Ben Tribelhorn. Major Advisor: Mike Bailey; Committee: Sinisa Todorovic, Ron Metoyer, Victor Hsu; GCR: Michael Scott. "Computational Methods for Protein-Protein Interface Prediction." Details

Monday, June 17, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, KEC 1114. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Steven Gaskill. Major Advisor: Andreas Weisshaar; Committee: Ted Brekken, Gabor Temes, Albrecht Jander; GCR: Karl Schilke. "Compact Circuit Modeling of Nonlinear Dynamic On-Chip Magnetic Devices." 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

Career Services Introduces Student Job Blast Feature
Career Services at Oregon State University has set up a new feature, "Beaver Job Blasts." These job blasts are generated from Beaver JobNet, and are active job and internship postings from employers specifically working with Oregon State University to recruit for your major. Details

Career Services June 2013 Newsletter
A monthly newsletter of what's happening in Career Services. http://oregonstate.edu/career/sites/default/files/june_2013_newsletter.pdf

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.

OSU Department of Zoology seeks a student web designer to help develop our Drupal 7 website over the summer. The successful applicant will assist members of the department in the development of both the backend (module & PHP coding) and front end (theme & CSS) for our website. Applicants should have experience with basic web-development and preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience in PHP, CSS or Drupal 7. Details

Student Database Administrator/Website Editor, OSU University Honors College. The University Honors College is looking for a Data Administrator/Web Site Editor with appropriate technical skills to update the UHC databases and the Drupal 7 website for the University Honors College. This is a part-time position, approximately 10 hours per week. Details

CS juniors and seniors -- If you have taken CS 381, you may have just the right background for careers or internships at Galois in Portland. Several of our OSU alums work there, and they'd love to see applications from CS students who have taken CS 381 here at OSU. Everyone welcome, but females are particularly encouraged to apply. Details

FESINTL CORP, located in Silverton, OR, is a design/manufacturing firm that works in the food, dairy, beverage, pharmaceutical and chemical industries designing and manufacturing state-of-the-art process equipment. We are interested in employing an intern for the summer of 2013 to assist in designing and building process control systems for contracts in South Korea and China. This will involve assisting in the design of low voltage 24VDC control circuits for operation of relays, motor controls, instruments and other types of control components. Intern will also assist in assembling controls for VFD speed controllers for small to medium size three phase motors. Details

Internship open this summer at OHSU (Beaverton, OR) working on speech modeling. Looking for a third year undergraduate computer science or math major, python knowledge and interested in working in speech modeling. As this is an NSF grant, applicant must be US citizen or permanent resident. 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

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

Electrical Engineering Summer Intern, Hollingsworth & Vose Fiber. This position will investigate, troubleshoot, and implement improvements in control systems and electrical power distribution systems at the Hollingsworth & Vose Fiber facility. The successful candidates will spend time in the operating industrial environment validating electrical circuits and components and time utilizing AutoCAD to update drawings. Details

Internship for MS or PhD student, Intel. Candidate will develop server hardware monitoring utilities for a large number of distributed servers. Utilities will collect server logs and determine hardware health and send back to network operations center. Details

Corporate Software Developer, ImperialBrown Manufacturing. ImperialBrown Manufacturing is seeking a full-time experienced Software Programmer to join our growing company. We are a leader in temperature management facilities for food service, biotechnology, medical and building construction industries. The candidate will be responsible for maintaining and developing custom software used at both our East Coast and West Coast facilities. Details

CampusPoint jobs:

Partial list of jobs in the past week 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:


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