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EECS Weekly News: February 17, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS

EECS & MIME Industry Reception
Wednesday, February 19, starts at 4:45 pm
Whether you are looking for an internship or a job or just want to learn more about your career options, this event is for you! The Reception gives you a place to meet potential employers, ask questions about the current job market, and get your resume out there. It is also a great warm-up for the February 20 Engineering Career Fair (happening the next day) where you can follow up with connections you make at the reception and meet more companies. Best of all, the Industry Reception is free for all CBEE, EECS and MIME students! So join us for an evening of conversation and networking with engineering professionals and recruiters. Details

Companies Recruiting YOUR major at the Career Fair THIS WEEK!
The Engineering Career Fair is coming Thursday, February 20th, from 11am to 4pm. There will be a number of companies specifically recruiting electrical and computer engineering students. A couple of these include: DataLogic, ESI, and eBay. Be sure to check out the Career Services Website for the full list of companies specifically recruiting for your major!

IN THE NEWS

Resourceful students find diverse comfort zones
Darren Carpenter is used to being called an athlete. It happens at least a few times a term. The problem is, he's not. Carpenter, an electrical and computer engineering major at Oregon State University in Corvallis, is one of 366 black students on a campus where 27,925 students attend classes, according to Steve Clark, vice president of university relations and marketing. USA Today

At the Interface
In the late 1980s, computer engineer Cherri Pancake made a discovery that startled her: Despite the millions of dollars invested in computer hardware and the explosive growth in software, no published research focused on how people actually use these devices. Since then, engineering has changed dramatically. As director of the Northwest Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering (NACSE) at Oregon State University, Pancake combines knowledge of human behavior with expertise in computational systems and software. Terra

Neighbors in Tech: Advantage Partners
Here are examples of ongoing collaborations between Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Oregon State University. Terra

Magnetic Alignment
“Just like you print things on paper, you would be able to print a circuit with magnetic materials,” says Pallavi Dhagat of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. With funding from HP and OSU, researchers developed a method for controlling the alignment of magnetic particles in each drop.

Sensors for Health Monitoring
A collaboration between OSU’s VLSI (very-large-scale integration) Research Group and HP aims to produce a health-monitoring device the size of a Band-Aid. The OSU-HP goal, says Patrick Chiang, OSU electrical engineer, is a lightweight, convenient device that harvests energy from a base station.

High Noon for Forest Fires
With a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, Tom Dietterich, distinguished professor in the Oregon State College of Engineering, is leading a team of OSU researchers to develop computational methods for optimizing forest management decisions. The team has developed the Oregon Centennial Fire Simulator, which predicts the consequences of management decisions over the next 100 years. OSU collaborators include Ron Metoyer in Engineering and Claire Montgomery and Heidi Albers in the College of Forestry. Terra

Tally app launches at OSU
Tally, a mobile application that two recent Oregon State University graduates founded, launched an exclusive beta test to four OSU sororities last month. After one month of the application’s test release, it partnered with a local shoe boutique and gained 200 users. Originally, co-founders Andy Miller (CS alum) and Ryan Connolly set out to create a biometric sensing company, which collected user heart rates and sweat levels while they played video games. Salem Statesman Journal, The Daily Barometer

EECS not giving up after loss of Fiez
Shared governance had been a long tradition at Oregon State University, and was adopted as an official OSU policy in 2011 by the Faculty Senate and the administration, represented by Provost Randhawa. As recently as Jan. 10, Provost Randhawa explained the important role of shared governance to our new Board of Trustees. But who is accountable when shared governance is violated? The Daily Barometer

Oregon State engineering tumult intensifies; university replaces dean, fires program head
The turmoil in Oregon State University’s engineering school intensified Friday, as the university shocked faculty by replacing the engineering dean and dismissed the head of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science program. The Oregonian

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Squarespace confirms plans for big Portland outpost, hiring dozens this year and dozens more later
Squarespace, a big New York website builder, says it’s chosen Portland for a major customer-service office to open this spring. The company plans to hire dozens of employees this year and “hundreds” within the next few years. The Oregonian

OPPORTUNITIES

Winter Career Fair Seminars & Events
Check out the Winter Career Fair Seminars & Events beginning on Monday, February 10th through Tuesday, February 18th sponsored by OSU Career Services. These are all great opportunities for you to find out what employers are looking for in resumes, learn tips and strategies to make interviews a success, and get advice on using social media to find a job! Learn how to be successful at the Career Fair and how to strengthen your professional portfolio. For more information please follow this link: http://oregonstate.edu/career/seminars-and-events. These events are closely followed by the Career Fairs on February 19 and 20.

Google Resume Session
Google recruiter My-Linh is giving individual feedback during time slots on the afternoon of Friday, February 21. She has asked students to RSVP using the following link and to come prepared with resume. This video is suggested for students to review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wa9J7iXOh0. Sign up: http://goo.gl/MWns2a

Winter ’14 Study Tables @ The HUB
Study Tables are offered at The HUB for these courses: MTH 251/252, CH 231/232, ENGR 201, ENGR 202, ENGR 211 and ECE 112. Study Tables are open to all Engineering students and offered weekly for the duration of the term. Schedule

Google Hackathon
Saturday, February 22, 10am - 7pm, Kearney 112
Google and the OSU app club are teaming up to host a hackathon where students of all programming and design skill levels are encouraged to participate in making iOS and Android apps that utilize the Google Maps API. Google engineers and mentors for both platforms will be available to help. Google will be providing food, drinks and prizes throughout the day. Please RSVP here

EVENTS

Intel Virtual Webcast: Corporate Services Careers
Wednesday, February 19, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Join us online to learn from Corporate Services leaders who will share insights into what is so unique about Corporate Services, what types of positions they typically hire (including interns!) and how you can be considered for opportunities. This event is targeted toward students who are working toward a BS, MS or PhD in any of the following (or related) disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, & Safety Engineering. Details

Employer Information Session Event (Lam Research)
Wednesday, February 19, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, KEC 1001
Looking for over 100 interns and New College Graduates for 2014! Representatives from Lam Research will be hosting an Information Session and share information about Lam Research and career opportunities in the following fields: Electrical Engineering, Chemical/Chemistry, Computer Science, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Physics, and MBA. Please RSVP via https://oregonstate-csm.symplicity.com/students/index.php. For more information about Lam Research and current openings, visit our website and apply online at: http://careers.lamresearch.com/

IEEE Seminar: Linear Technology
Thursday, February 20, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, KEC room TBA
Linear Technology will be presenting about their company lifestyle and working with analog. Pizza provided! Don't forget to bring your resume! Contact: osu-exec@ieee.org

Google Hackathon
Saturday, February 22, 10am - 7pm, Kearney 112
Google and the OSU app club are teaming up to host a hackathon where students of all programming and design skill levels are encouraged to participate in making iOS and Android apps that utilize the Google Maps API. Google engineers and mentors for both platforms will be available to help. Google will be providing food, drinks and prizes throughout the day. Please RSVP here.

How to Build an App in <59 Minutes
Tuesday, February 25, Thetus, 34 NW 1st Ave, Portland OR, 5:30-7:30 PM
A lot has changed with the tools and methods for web-based and mobile development. Affordable cloud hosting and full stack development solutions exist in great numbers. But what is the real benefit? Can using these new tools help build better software, faster? Or is it just for toy apps? Join the TAO Developer Forum as developers build a responsive web-based application using some of the newest technologies available (AngularJS, RESTful services, Firebase, Xcode, JetBrains, AppCode, JetBrains WebStorm, Android Studio, Objective-C, Java, Cloud providers, JIRA, GitHub and so on). The event will start with the audience selecting the application that will be built, and will lend with a Q&A session. If you're looking to learn about the latest technology trends in web and mobile development, this is the event to be at. Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Wednesday, February 19, 8:45am - 9:45am, KEC 1007. "Integrated Security, Performance, and Control of Networked Cyber-Physical Systems" presented by Andrew Clark, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington. Details

Thursday, February 20, 8:45am - 9:45am, KEC 1007. "Resonant Sensors on CMOS for Chemical and Biological Applications" presented by Matthew Johnston, Bialanx. Details

Monday, March 3, 8:45am - 9:45am, KEC 1007. "Provisioning of Next Generation Wireless Networks: A Large-Scale Optimization Approach" presented by Mingyi Hong, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota. Details

Wednesday, March 5, 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM, KEC 1007. "Fundamentals of Heterogeneous Cellular Networks" presented by Harpreet S. Dhillon, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California. Details

GRADUATE EXAMS

Friday, February 21, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, KEC 1007. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Robert Pawlowski. Major Advisor: Patrick Chiang; Committee: Karti Mayaram, Ram Krishnamurthy, Steve Reese; GCR: Abi Farsoni. "Measurement and Analysis of Soft Error Vulnerability of Low Voltage Logic and Memory Circuits." Details

RESEARCH EXPERIENCES FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

AccessComputing Summer Research Internships
AccessComputing provides a nationwide resource to help students with disabilities pursue computing fields and computing educators and employers, professional organizations, and other stakeholders develop more inclusive programs and share effective practices. Details

Interactive and Intelligent Media REU @ NCSU
The Intelligent and Interactive Media and Games REU Site at NC State University immerses a diverse group of undergraduates in a vibrant research community working on cutting-edge interactive and intelligent media including serious games and game technologies, interfaces, visual experiences, and natural language dialogue. Application deadline: February 24. Details

IU-SROC (Summer Research Opportunities in Computing)
Indiana University's Summer Research Opportunities in Computing is an eight-week summer research program in the School of Informatics and Computing designed to attract high potential minority and majority students into graduate school in the fields of computer science, bioinformatics, human centered computing, computer vision, health informatics, security, cloud computing, robotics, text mining and high performance computing. Application deadline: February 28. Details

Bug Wars REU, University of North Texas
Bug Wars is an REU site project that exposes students to research on software testing and AI planning through both competition and collaboration. The intellectual merit of this project includes creating new knowledge about user-session-based testing, model-based testing with AI planning, and the combination of these two techniques as applied to web applications. A novel feature of this REU is that it encourages both competition and collaboration. The students initially split into two teams that strive to find the most faults in web application systems under test. One team collects, reduces, and prioritizes user-session-based test suites. A second team uses machine learning to build models of the software and AI planning to generate test suites.  Students compete to show the merits of their approach on the same systems by considering the sizes and fault detection effectiveness (FDE) of their test suites.  The students then critically discuss their work and propose combining the different approaches to further improve effectiveness. Application deadline: February 21. Details

Summer Research Expeditions (SRE) Program for Undergraduates
Join us at Johns Hopkins University this summer in a world-class, unique, interdisciplinary summer research program (SRE). SRE is an intensive, ten-week program to help undergraduates immerse themselves in research and taste the excitement of inventing. SRE is led by faculty members in Computer Science. Participants will be part of a research team, including one or more faculty mentors and/or a graduate student mentor, and will be expected to make contributions to a challenging research topic. Example areas of research include Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Interactive Visualizations, Healthcare Cost-Effectiveness and Mobile Computing. Application deadline: February 28. Details

Louisiana Alliance for Simulation-Guided Materials Application (LA-SiGMA)
The Louisiana Alliance for Simulation-Guided Materials Application (LA-SiGMA) is a 7-member alliance of universities throughout Louisiana. Members of LA-SiGMA provide six different sites and numerous projects for the REU student to become familiar with interdisciplinary research. With research groups exploring molecular interactions to model hydrophobic solubility, parallel finite elements on unstructured meshes using PETSc and Sieve, simulations of hydrogen storage materials, etc., the participants work on cutting edge research in material sciences and computational tools. Application deadline: March 1. Details

Interdisciplinary Research Experience in Computational Sciences
The Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) at Louisiana State University (LSU) provides an ideal setting for the REU student to become familiar with interdisciplinary research. With research groups exploring gravitational waves, complex emergent phenomena in material science, or computational music, the participants work on cutting edge research in Computational Sciences. Application deadline: March 1. 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.

Student software engineering / programming position, TeachEngineering.org. TeachEngineering.org is an on-line collection of K12 Engineering curriculum developed by a collaboration of faculty, students and teachers associated with five founding partner universities. TeachEngineering is developed and maintained at OSU’s College of Business and is hosted at OSU’s Open Source Lab. The project is in need of a (third) student software engineer / programmer with good knowledge and skills in Web development, PHP and SQL. Linux skills are a pro. Details

OSU Professor of Integrative Biology seeks a student web designer to help develop a website before the end of the 2014 Winter term. The successful applicant will help develop both the back and front ends of the website. Applicants should have experience with basic web-development and incorporation of animations (swf files) into websites. The job will require about 40 hrs of work with an hourly wage of $10-15/hr, depending on experience. Interested students should send via email a resume, contact information for three references and links to any websites they have worked on to Professor Stevan J. Arnold, arnolds@science.oregonstate.edu with "Programming job" in the subject line.

Data Analyst Internship, Cambia Health. We are seeking to identify candidates who are available to begin a twelve-week internship beginning in February 2014 as well as candidates who are available to work May/June 2014-August/September 2014. We are seeking to identify candidates for full-time roles based on this internship experience. In this role, an individual will function as a highly skilled technical resource, capable of leading and supporting advancements in data analysis and management. Join a team where employees are encouraged to speak up and share innovative ideas. Student will bring their analytical skills from the classroom and apply them to the Projects Results Office. Details

Lam Research Information Session
Wednesday, February 19, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, KEC 1001
Looking for over 100 interns and New College Graduates for 2014! Representatives from Lam Research will be hosting an Information Session and share information about Lam Research and career opportunities in the following fields: Electrical Engineering, Chemical/Chemistry, Computer Science, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Physics, and MBA. Please RSVP via https://oregonstate-csm.symplicity.com/students/index.php. Details

CampusPoint jobs:

Analyst Programmer, Graduate School, Oregon State University. The position is a limited term (2 years) engagement and will primarily provide programming support for the development of graduate administrative software to be developed on the Salesforce platform. The successful candidate will have significant programming and database experience, Salesforce specific experience, a strong desire to learn, enjoyment in researching and resolving technical issues in any medium, and interacting with and supporting a broad and diverse customer set with varying technical abilities. Details

Automation Engineer, Intel. Integrates, tests, installs, configures, and/or supports Factory automation software systems. Coordinates factory requirements, maps them to automation systems capabilities, and recommends technical solutions. Applies advanced troubleshooting to automation system problems. Drives continuous improvement efforts to meet automation systems health goals, as well as emerging capability needs. Serves as site expert for a designated set of automation systems, including representing integrated needs in cross-functional and cross-site teams. Position may include some software development of related enhancements, supplemental systems, and/or support and monitoring tools. Details

Software Engineer, Intel. As a software engineer in Intel's Assembly Tech Technology Development group you will be responsible for developing, testing, and support of software solutions to automate semiconductor factory operations. The mission of the automation group is to define and deliver integrated, cost-effective automation solutions and services for technology development and high volume manufacturing for Intel's Assembly and Test factories. Together we develop and support about 300 Software Applications - which includes ~100 Types of Equipment Control and ~200 Mission Important & Decision Support Systems. As a software developer in this team you will be responsible for creating robust, reliable, and high performance applications that satisfy all customer requirements. You will create and run test suites to prove the functionality, reliability, and performance of the applications you develop. 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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