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EECS Weekly News: May 19, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Undergraduate Research
The June 6 deadline is rapidly approaching for graduating OSU students who have performed undergraduate research under the guidance of an OSU professor to get this recognized via Transcript Notation. The application for Transcript Notation can be downloaded from the following URL - http://oregonstate.edu/students/research/

Register for EECS Graduation
Every year, EECS student clubs organize a School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Graduation. This event is shorter and more personal than the university-wide graduation, and is tailored to the faculty and students of our school. This year’s event is June 14 @ 7:30 in the LaSells Stewart Center Austin Auditorium. REGISTRATION: To march in EECS Graduation, you must pre-register. For details, see: http://groups.engr.oregonstate.edu/acm/eecs-grad/. Cap and gown are required. Graduate students are required to buy a hood.

Contribute Photos for the EECS Graduation Slideshow
At the EECS graduation celebration, a slideshow of students and events plays while the audience gets seated and waits for the ceremony to start. You can contribute photos to this slideshow through Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/2621338@N20/pool/ or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/761332810557253/. Remember, if you wouldn't want your grandma to see certain photos, you shouldn't submit them.

KUDOS

To all the students who participated in the Engineering Expo on Friday. It was a great event and a fantastic showcase of the talent we have at Oregon State! Thank you for representing EECS, the College of Engineering and Oregon State University in a professional and enthusiastic manner.

IN THE NEWS

Transport app tracks bus system in real time
The Oregon State University app club, in partnership with the OSU policy analysis laboratory, has launched a new app, Transport, for iPhone and Android with real-time updates of the Corvallis Transit System. The Daily Barometer, Wallowa County Chieftain

Thesis fair celebrates student accomplishment
Kyle Thompson, on the other hand, chose a thesis topic in very close relation to his upcoming degree in electrical engineering. In his project, “Designing for the Future: A Software Architecture Inspired by Internationally Developed Virtual Laboratories,” Thompson created a virtual version of the laboratories he has used in electrical engineering courses. The Daily Barometer

Intricate Algae Produce Low-Cost Biosensors
Alan Wang had never seen a diatom before. But when Jeremy Campbell, a graduate student in chemical engineering, showed him a photo of the single-celled photosynthetic alga, Wang agreed it had potential for his research in optical biosensors. EECS

Students Thrive With Support
Having scholarship support meant that Oregon State senior Akira Mendez did not deliberate about whether he could spend $300 on a textbook. But beyond the obvious economic impact, Mendez and other students in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) say that there are many additional benefits to scholarships. EECS

Teamwork Takes App Challenge to a New Level
After participating in the App Hackathon last year, Nicole Phelps knew she wanted to bring the experience of creating an app to more students. Renamed OSU’s App Challenge, she David Meehan organized the event this year that culminated in a competition on May 10. It was the capstone senior project for the two computer science students. EECS

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Prof. Cotilla-Sanchez competes for speed
EECS professor Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez tests out the award winning project -- Intellicycle. He makes it to 80 kph! A great effort in a bow tie, although it didn't beat the record of 88 kph. Sensors on the bike track speed, revolutions and distance traveled and send the information to a smartphone mounted on the handlebars. The device also harvests energy from the bike to charge the phone. The project by Arron Bellini, Brian Benavidez, and Kamil Agrawala won the People's Choice award at the 2014 Engineering Expo. YouTube

OPPORTUNITIES

OSU Student Ambassador Nominations
Do you know a student who embodies Oregon State University? Are you that student? The Student Alumni Association is looking for campus leaders who exude Beaver pride and spirit to be recognized as 2014 Homecoming Royalty! Selected students will be formally recognized at our 2014 Homecoming events, serve as representatives for OSU during the 2014-15 school year, and become a part of Beaver history. Application deadline: Monday, May 23rd at 5:00pm. Details

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Tech Trek camp
Calling all faculty and students in the STEM fields, beef up your resume by helping at a Tech Trek camp for 8th grade girls the week of June 22, for some or all the week, at Tillamook Bay Community College on the Oregon Coast. Give a presentation one or multiple days, or be a "dorm monitor" (might include room and board). For more information visit techtrek-or.aauw.net.

Apply Now for Broader Engagement, HPC for Undergrads, Student Volunteers
Applications are now being accepted for three initiatives comprising SC14 HPC Interconnections program, which provides a welcoming entry for attendees who may be new to the community or the conference. Application Deadline: June 15, 2014. Details

  • Broader Engagement seeks to increase the participation of individuals who have been traditionally under-represented in HPC. The Broader Engagement Program offers special activities to introduce, engage and support a diverse community in the conference and in HPC.
  • Experiencing HPC for Undergraduates introduces undergraduate students at the sophomore level and above to HPC research topics and techniques. The program introduces various aspects of HPC research at the SC14 Conference to increase awareness of research and career opportunities.
  • Student Volunteers help with the administration of the conference and have the opportunity to participate in student-oriented activities. In exchange for volunteering, students receive complimentary conference registration and meals.

Collegiate Inventors Competition
Join the nation’s most exciting competition that encourages invention, entrepreneurship and creativity in students who are working on cutting-edge inventions at their colleges and universities. Outstanding inventions in STEM and other creative fields are judged by a panel of National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees and United States Patent and Trademark Office officials – the most influential inventors and invention experts in the nation – for feedback, brainstorming and encouragement on taking inventions to the next level of innovation. In addition to networking with some of our nation’s foremost innovators, you’ll also compete for over $100,000 in cash prizes and represent your school in competition among the country’s most inventive universities. Application deadline: June 15. Details

EVENTS

Engineering Carnival
Thursday, May 29, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Kelley Engineering Center
The third annual Engineering Club carnival. We will have food, and club run/sponsored booths to give back to the community and raise awareness for the Linn-Benton Food bank and engineering. More information found here: http://groups.engr.oregonstate.edu/ieee/web/carnival/

GRADUATE EXAMS

Thursday, May 22, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, KEC 1007. PhD Final Oral Examination – Ram Ravichandran. Major Advisor: John Wager; Committee: Douglas Keszler, Thomas Plant, Committee: Ted Brekken; GCR: William Warnes. "Development of High Efficiency Solar Absorbers." Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Monday, June 2, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM, KEC 1001. "Recognizing a Thousand Things in 10 Billion Images: Large-Scale Computer Vision at Flickr" presented by Rob Hess, Software Development Engineer, Flickr Vision group, Flickr. Details

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship
Power and energy engineers work with some of today's most exciting technologies, developing solutions to problems that affect our lives and lifestyles. The PES Scholarship Plus Initiative™ provides scholarships and real world experience to undergraduates who are interested in power and energy engineering careers. Application deadline: June 30. 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.

EPA Student Contractor, EPA Student Contractor. Provide services to assist in the enhancement of a web-based tool, which displays data relevant to nutrient criteria for coastal watersheds and estuaries. Assistance in software development and programming for geospatial data display and visualization on the web; assistance with developing reports and presentations to demonstrate project progress; assistance with testing and validation of software under development; and assistance with documenting program code, writing associated documentation to support the code developed, developing user guides to utilize the tools developed, and assistance with the development of web-based tools for the display of information. Details

Data Scientist Intern, Kaiser Permanente. Responsibilities: Using statistical methods quantify the quality characteristics of data sets in play, e.g. Fraud, Waste and Abuse. Collaborate with Analytics within various business units to build domain-specific algorithms. Collect, experiment and analyze data to determine the effectiveness of Big Data platform usage. Needs to be able to program, preferably in different programming languages such as R, Java, Matlab, or SQL. They need to have an understanding of Hadoop, Hive and/or MapReduce. Details

Process Engineer, ON Semiconductor. You will serve as the technical owner for an assigned set of processes within Implant. Responsibilities include monitoring, sustaining and improving these processes while working with Manufacturing and Equipment Maintenance and Engineering. Professional development and continuous improvement are critical elements for success. You will be expected to drive projects to completion based on site-specific priorities. Details

Senior Digital Design (FPGA) Engineer, Sagetech. The Senior Digital Design Engineer (SDDE) designs and implements embedded firmware to create products meeting Sagetech market objectives. This engineer participates in initial product conception, formulation of functional and performance requirements, project scheduling, software/hardware design, implementation, hardware/software integration, testing and debug, and the transition to Manufacturing. The engineer is expected to conduct system development in accordance with Sagetech quality, configuration management, and development life-cycle processes. In addition, the SDDE supports Manufacturing with engineering expertise, as needed. Details

Principal Development Engineer, Sagetech. The Principal Development Engineer (PDE) designs and implements hardware, software, and/or embedded firmware to create products meeting Sagetech market objectives. This engineer participates in initial product conception, formulation of functional and performance requirements, project scheduling and resource allocation, software/hardware design, implementation, hardware/software integration, testing, and the transition to Manufacturing. The engineer is expected to conduct system development in accordance with Sagetech quality, configuration management, and development life-cycle processes. In addition, the PDE supports Manufacturing with engineering expertise, as needed. Details

ERP Application Developer I, Eid Passport. This position offers and excellent opportunity to be exposed to and master a vast array of technologies in a growing company. The right individual will be trained on and responsible for building customizations, adding features, and resolving issues in our ERP environment (Epicor). This position requires a driven, systematic problem-solving, self-motivated individual possessing an eagerness to learn new tools and technologies. You’ll work with a variety of departments developing solutions utilizing our ERP framework tools, Visual Studio, and SQL Reporting Services enabling all departments to effectively manage the business and strategically leverage our ERP system. There will be opportunities for the ERP Application Developer to work on integration projects with other business systems. Details

Software Engineer III – Strategic Initiatives, Eid Passport. This position is part of a team responsible for the technical evaluation and execution of potential business opportunities. This self-driven and creative Software Engineer will work with a small team to create software solutions for new high-assurance identity solutions. This candidate will have the opportunity to learn and utilize some of the latest development technologies and be a key contributor in determining the technical direction Eid Passports products take. Details

ERP Integration Developer I, Eid Passport. This individual will be responsible for implementing defined software projects relating specifically to EID’s ERP system implementation and integration. An ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system’s primary responsibility is the dissemination and processing of core business activities: from quoting, ordering, fulfillment, production, invoicing and payment-processing to customer relationship management, accounting, material resource planning and scheduling. You will be working on software integrations with this product and will have the opportunity to interact with people at all levels in all departments of our expanding company. This is a great opportunity to develop your software engineering skills in an enterprise level environment while being exposed to an array of various software industry standards (SQL, .NET, web services) and cutting edge technologies (SOAs, Azure, ERP II systems). So if you are looking for an opportunity to expand on a solid software engineering base and develop system integration and ERP skills that will serve you for a lifetime, this is your chance. Details

Software Engineer, Zynga. Zynga's software engineers don't just develop some of the world's largest games, they deliver some of the world's largest infrastructures. Our software engineers are blazing trails in all facets of game design, mobile technologies, and massive scalability. Zynga faces a number of technical challenges — but many are unique to our situation: the large data requirements of online gaming require us to continually push boundaries to discover the best solutions. Zynga software engineers are willing to pick up any of the languages, technologies, or methodologies necessary to smite a challenge — and if a conventional solution doesn't exist, they innovate as necessary. Details

Member Technical Staff, Maxim. Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells high-performance semiconductor products. A leader in analog innovation and integration, Maxim's highly integrated solutions help customers get to market faster with systems that are smaller and consume less power. The Mobility design team is seeking an innovative mixed-signal designer who will help define and design the next generation of sophisticated biosensor and optical sensor products. In this unique position, you will be involved in the design of optical sensor interfaces, LED drivers, delta-sigma analog-to-digital converters, delta-sigma digital-to-analog converters, built-in self-test, and low voltage, low-power mixed signal design. Details

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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