EECS Weekly News: December 2, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENTS

FE and FLS Exam Changes
The format and scheduling for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and Fundamentals of Surveying (FLS) exams have changed significantly. Guidance can be found at http://engineering.oregonstate.edu/fundamentals-engineering-exam.

College of Engineering scholarship applications are now available
Apply now for scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year. You MUST complete the application during this time frame; we do not accept applications at any other time. A single application (http://oregonstate.edu/scholarships/app/) covers both College of Engineering and EECS scholarships. Deadline: February 15. Questions or issues: askengineering@oregonstate.edu. Additional information: http://engineering.oregonstate.edu/scholarship-information

OPPORTUNITIES

Internship and PhD Opportunities at Advanced Digital Sciences Center in Singapore
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) seeks top students with experience and interest in computer vision, image processing, machine learning, computer-human interaction, networking, and/or security for its Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC) in Singapore. We offer internship positions and attractive PhD scholarships. Successful applicants will work with world-class research teams led by UIUC faculty. Details

New course: Nucleic Acid Sequence Bioinformatics
“Nucleic Acid Sequence Bioinformatics” (BB499/599, CS419/519) is an exciting new course that David Hendrix, with help from Stephen Ramsey, will be teaching winter term. David Hendrix is a new Assistant Professor in BB and EECS who has worked on DNA motif finding in enhancers and core promoters, microRNA discovery and the identification of other small RNAs, paused polymerase, and the role of small and long noncoding RNAs in the regulation of chromatin modifications. Details

OSU FIRST Robotics Competition
Wednesday, Dec 4, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, KEC 1007
Calling all FIRST alums and Robot Enthusiasts! Oregon State University is hosting its first-ever FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) district event at Gill Coliseum on April 3 - 6, 2014. We will be asking for your help so that we throw a great event. We have many needs from field set up, robot inspection, scoring, AV, queuing, pit admin, machine shop staff, and more. Come find out how you can be on the event production side of a FIRST robotics competition! There will be pizza--please spread the word and RSVP to mortont@onid.orst.edu.

OSU Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Research and Traineeship (IGERT) Program
IGERT is currently recruiting students for Fall 2014. A background in Engineering, Computer Science, Nutrition, Exercise Science, Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Design, Public Health, Sociology or other disciplines may be enhanced by doctoral training in the Aging Sciences. NSF stipends of $30,000 per year are available along with support for tuition, health insurance, and research. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Details

NAE Engineering Video Contest
To commemorate its 50th anniversary, the National Academy of Engineering is currently taking submissions for its Engineering For You Video Contest. Middle, high school, undergraduate, and graduate students can enter in the competition with a 1- to 2-minute video showcasing any engineering contributions that occurred between 1974 and the present that serve human welfare and the needs of society. Students can also create a video on an engineering feat that may happen in the future, up to the year 2064. Prizes include a $25,000 “Best Overall Video” as well as a $5,000 people’s choice award and $5,000 each for the top videos in each education category. Submissions are welcome until March 31, 2014. Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Monday, December 2, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM, KEC 1001. "An integrative computational approach to understanding cell type-specific gene regulatory networks, and its application to cardiovascular disease" presented by Stephen Ramsey, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences / School of EECS, Oregon State University. Details

GRADUATE EXAMS

Tuesday, December 3, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, KEC 1007. PhD Final Oral Examination – Jun Yu. Major Advisor: Weng-Keen Wong; Committee: Alan Fern, Xiaoli Fern, Prasad Tadepalli; GCR: Jimmy Yang. "Machine Learning for Improving the Quality of Citizen Science Data." Details

Wednesday, December 4, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM, KEC 1007. MS Final Examination – Hani Al Esaimi. Major Advisor: Bechir Hamdaoui; Committee: Alan Wang, Larry Cheng; GCR: Maggie Niess. "Lifetime and Delay Analysis for Linear Wireless Sensor Networks with Multiple Sinks." Details

Thursday, December 5, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, KEC 4107. PhD Final Oral Examination – Omar Alsaleh. Co-Major Advisors: Bella Bose, Bechir Hamdaoui; Committee: Huaping Liu, Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez; GCR: Harold Parks. "One-to-Many Node Disjoint Paths Routing in Generalized Hypercube, Dense Gaussian, and Hexagonal Mesh Networks." Details

Friday, December 6, 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM, KEC 1005. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Joseph Crop. Major Advisor: Patrick Chiang; Committee: Gabor Temes, Karti Mayaram, Ben Lee; GCR: Byron Marshall. "Methods to Improve the Reliability and Resiliency of Near/Sub-Threshold Digital Circuits." Details

Monday, December 9, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, KEC 3114. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Arash Shamaei. Co-Major Advisors: Bella Bose, Mary Flahive; Committee: Prasad Tadepalli, Thinh Nguyen; GCR: Ross Hatton. "Communication Algorithms in Hexagonal and Higher Dimensional Gaussian Networks." Details

EVENTS

IEEE Floats 'N Facts
Wednesday, December 4, 5:00pm - 6:30pm, KEC 1003
Jeopardy style trivia night! Questions will fall under four main categories: EE, CS, OSU and Geek. FREE root beer floats will be served! Prizes will be won! Fun will be had! We have compiled a list of potential questions but are open to suggestion as well. Use the link below to enter your trivia question ideas. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qtw5pzyE6kMZOwyqMwrju5CjAZ6zl07tBL-d1gnueHE/viewform

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

AfterCollege / National Security Agency Mathematics and Computer Science Student Scholarship ($500)
Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree (AA,AS, BA,BS, MS, PhD) in the fields of computer science, computer engineering, or mathematics. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Application deadline: December 31. Details

AfterCollege Engineering Student Scholarship ($500)
Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree (AA,AS,AAS, BA,BS, MS, PhD) in a field of engineering. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Application deadline: December 31. Details

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship ($1000)
Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics from a group underrepresented in their field of study. Underrepresented groups may be defined by: gender, race, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, nationality and other non-visible differences. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Application deadline: December 31. Details

AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship ($1000)
Open to currently enrolled students in an accredited program, working toward a degree (AA, AS, BA, BS, MA, MS, MFA, PhD, MD, JD, etc.) in any discipline. Application deadline: December 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.

Software Internship Positions, Intel. As a Software Engineer, you will design and develop software to meet business requirements to enable Intel’s vPro technology. You will work with a cross-geo team to contribute to software architecture, create prototypes and productize end solutions. You will document software specifications, design and develop software, create test plans, validate software and deploy high-quality end products with release plans and software usage specifications. You will engage with customers and end users to fix bugs and provide software support for end products. You will get the opportunity to quickly build a strong network of key champions and stakeholders, and be part of a highly competent and tightly integrated team. Details

Engineer I, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Portland General Electric. This position will oversee operation and cyber security of power generation control system networks. This position will be a key member of PGE’s NERC critical infrastructure protection (CIP) compliance team. The work consists of broad and complex assignments to maintain and improve the operation, reliability, security, and regulatory compliance of the Company’s generating plants. Details

Partial list of jobs posted 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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