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EECS Weekly News: November 11, 2013

KUDOS

PhD student Weiyang Li was recognized with the Best Poster Award at the 58th Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Conference in Denver for his work titled "Writing Magnetic Patterns with Surface Acoustic Waves." His major professor is Pallavi Dhagat.

IN THE NEWS

Opening Doors for Women in Technology
Over the last 4 years, Regina Kunkle, NetApp’s Vice President of State and Local Government and Higher Education, has been organizing workshops for women at colleges and universities across the country. She fills a panel with women who have successful careers in technology to demonstrate the many options that are available to new graduates. EECS

Guided by Garmin
Electrical and computer engineering student, Keaton Scheible, took his time getting around to college. Keaton spent a good part his first year after high school pursuing his love of music as a bass guitar player in a rock band. He also worked as a manager for Safeway until he decided he wanted to get serious about pursuing a degree in engineering. EECS

App Happy
Nicole Phelps did not expect to love computer science, but a job developing mobile applications at Oregon State got her hooked, and it’s turned into passion that has propelled her into a career while she is still finishing her degree. EECS

OPPORTUNITIES

URSA ENGAGE - Student Applications Available
URSA ENGAGE is an undergraduate research program for freshmen, sophomores, and also transfer students in their first year at OSU. It pays students up to $1500 for research performed in OSU professors' labs in the upcoming winter and spring terms. To join URSA ENGAGE, students apply for projects faculty have described at the URSA ENGAGE web site (http://oregonstate.edu/dept/biochem/ahern/ursa2014/mainpage.html). Applications are available at the web site and are due no later than November 22 at 5:00 p.m. Details

Call for Artists
The Student Success Center (SSC) wants to showcase your art! Selected art will be featured in an open house winter term and displayed through the academic year. All art mediums welcome but must be consistent with the environment of the SSC and able to be hung on the wall. Must be a current OSU student. Submission deadline: November 22. Details

New Faces of Engineering-College Edition
This is a program of the National Engineers Week Foundation and its partners. Funding is provided by NCEES (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying). Every fall, College Edition recognizes the accomplishments of 3rd, 4th and 5th year engineering students by highlighting their academic successes and student contributions to the industry and participating engineering society. Application deadline: November 15. Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Monday, November 11, 4:00 - 4:50pm, KEC 1001. "Neuromorphic Computing with Memristive Circuits" presented by Dmitri Strukov, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara. Details

Thursday, November 14, 3:30 p.m. talk, refreshments following talk, 220 Deschutes Hall (Colloquium Room), University of Oregon. "Scaling Secure Computation Using the Cloud" presented by Payman Mohassel, University of Calgary. NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series. Details

Friday, November 15, 1:00 - 2:00 PM, KEC 1007. Special Seminar: "Scaling Secure Computation Using the Cloud" presented by Payman Mohassel, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary. NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series. Details

Monday, November 18, 4:00 - 4:50pm, KEC 1001. "Getting more out of secure computation" presented by Mike Rosulek, Assistant Professor, School of EECS, Oregon State University. Details

GRADUATE EXAMS

Tuesday, November 12, 3:00 - 5:00 PM, KEC 1114. MS Final Examination – Pratim Chowdhury. Major Advisor: Pallavi Dhagat; Committee: Albrecht Jander, Brady Gibbons; GCR: Arijit Sinha. "Designing Bulk Acoustic Wave Resonators for Parametric Amplification of Spin Waves." Details

Wednesday, November 13, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, KEC 1007. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Sean Smith. Major Advisor: John F. Conley Jr.; Committee: Brady Gibbons, Greg Herman, Douglas Keszler; GCR: David Roundy. "Processing Property Relationships in Oxide Thin Films." Details

Thursday, November 14, 8:00 - 10:00 AM, KEC 4107. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Jiao Cheng. Co-Major Advisors: Patrick Chiang, Arun Natarajan; Committee: Karti Mayaram, Un-Ku Moon; GCR: Leonard Coop. "Design of Low Power, Low Voltage Sub-Sampling Receiver for Wireless Body Area Network." Details

Thursday, November 14, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, KEC 4107. MS Final Examination – Shikhar Mall. Major Advisor: Alan Fern; Committee: Christopher Scaffidi, Bill Bogley. "Reinforcement Learning for P2P Backup Applications." Details

Monday, November 18, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 1007. MS Final Examination – David Piorkowski. Major Advisor: Margaret Burnett; Committee: Christopher Scaffidi, Scott Fleming; GCR: David Kling. "Modeling Programmer Navigation: An Empirical Analysis of Predictive Models." Details

Monday, November 18, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, KEC 4107. MS Final Examination – Qiwei Wang. Major Advisor: Mario Magaña; Committee: Julia Zhang, Thinh Nguyen; GCR: David Hackleman. "Adaptive Broadband Wireless Interference Mitigation Architecture Applying HOS Algorithm for Computer Platform." Details

EVENTS

IT Traveling Road Show: The Path to a Career in High Tech
Thursday, November 14, Noon, Pharmacy Building Room 305
Are YOU interested in exploring a technology-related career? Then YOU need to attend this IT Traveling Road Show: The Path to a Career in High Tech presented by the Technology Association of Oregon. The Road Show is a free event designed for college students who want to learn more about technology careers and the educational paths available to enter the field. Recent graduates of the college’s technology programs will join a panel of industry professionals to discuss career paths in tech. They’ll speak to subjects including how they got interested in technology, what their educational journey has been like, what their career aspirations are and a view into “a day in the life.” Details

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

OSU President's Commission on the Status of Women Scholarship
PCOSW provides funding for women faculty, students and staff who are pursuing professional development or research opportunities.  PCOSW also supports individuals conducting research related to women's issues. Scholarships range from $500 to $1000. Applications are reviewed periodically during the academic year. Details

Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Anita Borg devoted her adult life to revolutionizing the way we think about technology and dismantling barriers that keep women and minorities from entering computing and technology fields. In her honor, Google is proud to honor Anita's memory and support women in technology with the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. Google hopes to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become active role models and leaders in the field. Google Anita Borg Scholarship recipients will each receive a $10,000 award for the 2014-2015 academic year. A group of female undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate's academic background and demonstrated leadership. Application deadline: December 2, 2013. Details

Generation Google Scholarship
The Generation Google Scholarship was established to help aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD for the 2014-2015 school year. Current undergraduate or graduate students will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2014. Applicants must be a student from an underrepresented group in computer science (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, or Female. Application deadline: December 2, 2013. Details

Google Lime Scholarship
At Google, we believe information should be universally accessible. As part of our commitment, we’ve partnered with Lime Connect, a nonprofit organization that supports students with disabilities while they pursue education and promising careers, to help university students with disabilities work toward their academic goals in the field of computer science. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) for the 2014-2015 school year and will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2014. Application deadline: December 2, 2013. Details

Google SVA Scholarship
As part of our commitment to military veterans, Google established the Google SVA Scholarship in partnership with Student Veterans of America. The scholarship provides assistance to student veterans who are pursuing university degrees in the field of computer science in the U.S. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD for the 2014-2015 school year and will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2014. Application deadline: December 2, 2013. Details

Microsoft College Scholarship Program
Microsoft College Tuition Scholarships are to encourage students to pursue studies in Computer Science and related technical disciplines. Chosen applicants will be awarded scholarships in recognition of their love for software development, their academic excellence and their passion for making a difference in the software industry. Microsoft places value in encouraging under-represented groups to pursue computer science and other technical degrees. As such, a large majority of our scholarships will be awarded to female students, under-represented minority students (African-American, Hispanic or Native American) or students with disabilities. Scholarships are awarded in full or partial amounts for the 2014-2015 academic year. Full scholarships will cover tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year. Application deadline: January 31. Details

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.

Programmer, OSU Extended Campus. Our group of full-time programmers is looking for a programming student worker who is familiar with Drupal or has the background to learn Drupal quickly. Details

Database Manager / Energy Analyst, OSU Industrial Assessment Center. We are looking for an engineering/computer science student who is interested in SQL database management and energy efficiency. The ideal applicant will have experience writing code in PHP and JavaScript and/or developing and maintaining SQL databases. Details

Web and Electronic Communications Intern, OSU Foundation. We are looking to hire an energetic and creative Oregon State student to join our talented communications team. 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 include building and editing web pages, databases and email communications for the OSU Foundation. Details

App developer, 1859 Oregon's Magazine. Complete/hone an app that we have already developed. Details

Engineering Academic Coaches, College of Engineering. The College of Engineering Academic Coaching Program promotes student persistence among engineering students and supports student academic success in the College of Engineering. This student employee position provides one-on-one academic coaching for students who wish to work on issues affecting their academic success (i.e. time management, test anxiety, study skills, note taking techniques, and test preparation). Academic Coaches also develop and present academic success workshops for Engineering students, and maintain drop-in coaching hours at The HUB (Engineering Student Success Center). Details

Instructors for Precollege TAG Programs, OSU Winter Wonderings. Dynamic instructors wanted for Precollege TAG Programs’ upcoming Winter Wonderings 2014 (WW 2014) that services talented and gifted (TAG) participants in grades 3-4 and 5-6. Various classes such as programming, how computers work (dismantling the machines), and Alice have been popular with our TAG kids in the past. We wish to offer at least one computer class for WW 2014, but would welcome more. We pay a stipend of $350 for a course covering six Saturdays in 2014 (Jan. 25; Feb. 1, 8, 22; Mar. 1, 8) with a minimum enrollment of 10 students; each class is 80 minutes. Details

Java programmer (consulting). I’m looking for an expert in java programming (undergrad, grad student, other?) to help refine a large existing simulation program that has memory problems. I inherited the program and have been modifying it, but I have no training in java. I’m mostly looking for someone who can solve the memory problem, but other advice on reducing run time and documenting program flow would also be helpful. Details

Student Worker for Web, OSU Professional and Noncredit Education. Knowledge of web-based programming languages. Preferably, some knowledge of Drupal, Wordpress or other CMS frameworks. Able to perform data entry and basic coding with attention to detail. Excellent work ethic. Details

Sustainability Information Design - MS Level, University of California at Santa Barbara Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Environmental Research. Researchers at UCSB have recently completed a groundbreaking study assessing the environmental implications of managing a significant hazardous waste stream. The only problem- the state's legislators, who called for the study, do not have the training to understand our comprehensive but highly technical report, and they are pressed for time. We need you to help us build an interactive web application to communicate our results. You are: skilled in front-end web design and interested in the policy implications of sustainability research. Required skills: HTML/CSS, javascript, jQuery, D3.js; ability to write clear, maintainable, open source code; familiarity with user interface design. Experience with ASP.NET and/or C# is desirable. Details

Manufacturing Technician, Intel. Manufacturing Technicians perform functions associated with all wafer production including operations, equipments, process and training. Collects and evaluates operating data to conduct on-line equipment adjustment and ensure process optimization. Responsible for running lots in a qualitative way. Also responsible for preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, spares, and sustaining. In addition, the Manufacturing Technician is responsible for improvement processes, troubleshooting nonstandard events in the production line, and reviewing technological health and stability. Candidate should possess a minimum of a AS/BS Degree in Chemistry, Physics, Material Science, Microelectronics, Chemical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, Natural Science, Mechanical Engineering or Computer Electronic Engineering Technology. Details

CIRCUIT DESIGNER, Intel. You will be responsible for design and implementation of several custom analog designs for pll, clock generation, LDO and thermal sensor. This includes, but not limited to, sense amp design, charge pumps, voltage-controlled oscillators tuning, voltage regulators, crystal osc amplifier, band gap design and delay compensators. In addition, generic digital circuits such as counters, dividers, and control logic may be included. Responsibilities include complete design, post silicon support, physical validation (Reliability, Aging, Noise, etc.) and layout supervision. Details

Test Engineer, Trimble. This position is for a contributing member of the test organization in the Mobile Computing Solutions division responsible for the development and delivery of rugged handheld solutions. This Test Engineer role provides an important rapid feedback-loop during product development to measure and ensure products meet customer requirements. Primary Duties: designing and documenting test plans and procedures while thoroughly reviewing customer requirements; finding and reporting test failures and observations; developing tests fixtures and scenarios that model customer workflows; administrating and employing defect tracking tools, exercising process discipline to ensure that issues are logged and tracked so that they are not lost or forgotten; assisting design engineers and functional leads in understanding, testing and resolving product issues; providing quantitative and qualitative estimates of quality through test reports, data analysis and presentations. Details

Openings at Tektronix. At our headquarters located in Beaverton, Oregon, we offer the following positions: Entry Level – Software Design Engineer; Entry Level – R&D HW Engineer (Santa Clara, CA); Entry Level – Applications Engineer; Entry Level – Hardware/Software Engineer; Entry Level – Software Engineer; Entry Level – Product Manager - Video Instruments; Entry Level – Quality Engineer; Entry Level – Software Engineer; Entry Level – Software Engineer – Digital Signal Processing (DSP). Details

Entry-Level Firmware Engineer, Cyber Coders. We are a world leading provider of imaging solutions for consumer electronics. medical devices, government, etc. Our products are deployed all over the world and the demand for them continues to grow rapidly. We have an exciting future ahead us, and right now we have an immediate job opening for an energetic Entry-level Firmware Engineer to join our world class engineering team in Corvallis, OR. What you'll be doing: designing, implementing and testing of new real-time embedded imaging products; working with the digital IC design team to create a complete design. Details

Entry-Level Analog/Mixed-Signal Designer, Cypress. The new hires would work on analog/mixed signal cicuits : - switched capacitor filters, amplifiers, delta sigma ADC, SAR, High performance opamps etc, as part of our design group. Programmable analog/mixed signal circuits do one or more of the following: a) support multiple topologies per function; b) multiple functions per block; c) facilitate dynamic application tradeoffs like noise vs power vs speed etc. Details

Postdoctoral fellowships, Center for Studies in Physics and Biology, Rockefeller University. The Center for Studies in Physics and Biology expects to have a small number of postdoctoral fellowships available for appointments in September 2014. We are seeking theoretical physicists, mathematicians and computer scientists with a demonstrable interest in the interface between their discipline and biology. The Fellows are to be at that stage of career as to function as independent members of the Center, free to work alone or in collaboration with any members of The Rockefeller University faculty. The appointment is nominally for two years, with a third year implicit, but based on mutual satisfaction. Details

Tenure track Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Colorado College. We will consider candidates in any area of computer science. Applicants must be able to teach a wide range of courses across the computer science curriculum, and the ability to teach some courses in statistics or mathematics would be welcome. The college is a private, selective liberal arts college with bright students and a tradition of innovation. The computer science program is small, but dynamic and growing. The new faculty member will play a key role in shaping the program's future. Details

CampusPoint jobs:

  • Technical Writer | Sandy, OR
  • Customer Support Engineer - Level II | Beaverton, OR
  • Analytics Developer (Brewery Software) | Beaverton, OR
  • Junior Level iOS/Ruby on Rails | Portland, OR
  • iOS Developer | Portland, OR

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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