OSU faculty selected for “Early Career Development” award
These prestigious five-year grants recognize promising faculty at the beginning of their career for excellence and innovation in both research and teaching. Assistant professor Raviv Raich develops methods to analyze complex multi-instance data. Applications include training computers to identify bird species from bird song recordings made in the wild, and improving automated tests of blood samples to detect cancer. Assistant professor Glencora Borradaile advances mathematical techniques to solve problems such as how to connect wind generators to a power grid. Her research seeks to broaden the scope of information used in algorithms to make them more useful for real-world applications. Albany Tribune, OSU news release

Speaking to a 1st place winner: an inside look into Solar Car Racing
Kat Han, co-founder of Oregon State University’s Solar Vehicle Team (OSUSVT), tells us that the races challenge young engineers to design vehicles that balance efficiency, structural integrity, and reliability. Just recently, her team took 1st place in the 2013 Formula Sun Grand Prix ― having completed 193 laps in three days. Electronic Products

OSU solar car races out of fiery past
About 1,600 people cheered as 11 solar cars sped around the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. On the last day of the 2013 Formula Sun Grand Prix, two laps away from the lead, Oregon State University’s Phoenix started to lag. It limped back to the hot pit. The motor was failing. The Oregonian


Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Monday, August 19, 6pm, Puppet Labs, Portland, OR
FREE! Refreshments will be provided. Steve Mancini will give a talk on "The impact of disruptive innovation and privacy on your average hair stylist." RSVP:


Wednesday, August 14, 12:30 - 2:30 PM, KEC 2114. 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

Thursday, August 15, 9:30 - 11:30 AM, KEC 2114. PhD Final Oral Examination – Jonathan Palacios. Major Advisor: Eugene Zhang; Minor Advisor: Desiree Tullos; Committee: Mike Bailey, Ron Metoyer; GCR: Henri Jansen. "Tensor Field Design and Analysis for Applications in Computer Graphics and Scientific Visualization." 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

Career Services August 2013 Newsletter
In this issue:

  • What Can I Do With This Degree
  • Graduate/Professional School
  • Fall Career Fairs
  • Career Trail
  • Career Counseling
  • Student/Alum Spotlight
  • Drop-Ins for Resume & Cover Letter Assistance

Process TD Engineer- Fault Isolation/ Failure Analysis, Intel. Play critical role in Intel's industry leading next-generation semiconductor process technology development by Fault Isolation and Failure Analysis (FI/FA) of fails in leading edge microprocessors to isolate defects induced either because of process development experiments or process excursion. Interface with Portland Technology Development (PTD) Yield Engineers to understand the distribution and relative importance of various microprocessor fails, perform FI/FA on fails to isolate defects on die using a variety of test and characterization techniques including electrical, laser and IR based probing as well as nanoprobing, and interface with PTD Failure Analysis Engineers to visualize the defects, so PTD Integration Engineers can drive the reduction of the defects in the process. Details

Junior Software Developer, Aequitas Capital Management. This position is responsible for ongoing design and development of the CarePayment software suite. This individual must be forward-thinking and share in a common vision of quality, integrity and efficiency. Essential Functions: technical analysis and design of systems, applications, processes, and components; ongoing development of CarePayment software suite; .NET, C# software development; SQL Server database design and development; technical liaison and resource for any outsourced development teams. Details

Cable Development Engineer, TE Connectivity. Responsibilities: Design and develop custom, high performance cable constructions to meet customer's electrical, mechanical, and environmental performance requirements for imaging, diagnostic and therapeutic, surgical, and interventional cable interconnect market segments. Apply technical knowledge to model cable design, cable fabrication, materials, and assembly-level requirements to meet scope (e.g., performance and quality), schedule (e.g., on time delivery), and budget (e.g., price) constraints. Develops design solutions to complex technical problems where analysis of data requires an in-depth evaluation of many factors.  Solutions require use of ingenuity and creativity.  Performs work under general supervision on multiple NPI projects.  Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Generate design specifications, create cable construction drawings in 2-D or 3-D CAD, participate in technical reviews during an early assessment of business opportunity, and document bill of materials to support quote preparation. Details

CampusPoint jobs:

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

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