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EECS Weekly News: June 2, 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/

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.

IN THE NEWS

Gaming members look to bring event out of slump
For a LAN (local area network) party, gamers hunker in for a day or a weekend and hook up their computers or other devices to play video games with others on a local area network within a small area, such as a room or building. In order to participate, students must bring their own desktop, laptop or other gaming machine. The Daily Barometer

OSU students develop mobile apps for transit riders
Corvallis Transit System riders have some new mobile apps to help them know where their bus is and when it might be coming to their stop. Members of the Oregon State University Policy Analysis Lab and the OSU App Club held a 36-hour “hackathon” in April in which three new apps were developed. Corvallis Gazette-Times

Intellicycle Grabs Attention at the Engineering Expo
The whirring sound of bike tires spinning on stationary stand could be heard throughout the Kelley Engineering Center as one after another Engineering Expo visitors tested out the Intellicycle. Based on the number of people flocking to get on the bike it was not surprising the senior design project won the People’s Choice Award. EECS

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Startup Cities: Portland, OR
A glimpse into the current state of the startup scene in Portland, OR. Vimeo

OPPORTUNITIES

Design a web site this Summer! The CS 195 Beginning Web Authoring course will teach you the  basics of web site development:

  • Design and production with HTML5, CSS3, and PHP
  • Graphic design and image optimization
  • Site management
  • Online promotion

In just 4 weeks, you'll have a functional web site for the topic of your choice. Build a site for your portfolio, club, or friends and family. No textbook cost or lab fees! Sign up right away! 4 Credits. Taught online.

Then if you enjoyed that, take the CS 295 Intermediate class the second 4 weeks and improve on those skills, add dynamic functions, and create another professional site with all the bells and whistles! 4 credits. Taught online. http://people.oregonstate.edu/~vanlondp/testing/

Are you savvy? Enroll in WGSS 320 Gender & Technology to meet the BACC Science Technology Synthesis requirements through meaningful activities:

  • Research and write about the social and economic impacts of women in the technology industry.
  • See technology products through a Gender Lens.
  • Discuss trends in STEM and STEAM.
  • Learn to add your research and writing to a web site.
  • Plan for your greatest dream!

No textbook cost! 3 credits. Offered online. http://people.oregonstate.edu/~vanlondp/wgss320/

Need Graduate Credit? Then take the WGSS 525 version of Gender & Technology. 3 credits. Offered online.
 

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

Portland's Techno-Activism Third Mondays
Monday, June 16, 6pm-7:30pm, Flux Feminist Hackerspace, 412 NW Couch St, Portland, OR
"User Experience and Privacy Software" presented by Jennifer Davidson and Sean McGregor. More info and to RSVP: http://ta3m-pdx-11.eventbrite.com

GRADUATE EXAMS

Wednesday, June 4, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, KEC 1007. MS Final Examination – Juliana Mbuthia. Major Advisor: Thinh Nguyen; Minor Advisor: Charlotte Wickham; Committee: Raviv Raich; GCR: Margaret Niess. "Parameter Estimation of Gaussian Hierarchical Model using Gibbs Sampling." Details

Monday, June 9, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, KEC 1007. MS Final Examination – Wyatt Allen. Major Advisor: Martin Erwig; Committee: Alan Fern, Prasad Tadepalli. "Variational Parsing with the Choice Calculus." 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

JOB HUNTING AND CAREER ADVICE

6 business etiquette reminders that would make mom proud
We tend to learn the hard way through painful mistakes, embarrassing moments, and professional faux pas. Instead of beating yourself up, grin and bear it — those awkward experiences can contribute to your growth. To help you avoid some of the sting, here are six etiquette pitfalls that I’ve encountered and how to avoid them by putting your best foot forward. Portland Business Journal

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 / programmer, OSU College of Business. 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. 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

Entry Level – Systems Administrator, Tektronix. The Entry Level Systems Administrator will have the opportunity to be involved and assist in a large variety of IT infrastructure technologies and tasks.  These may include, but not be limited to: administration and maintenance of Windows and/or Linux client and server computers; administration, maintenance and enhancement of collaboration systems including Exchange, SharePoint, Lync and Confluence Wiki; administration and maintenance of application and data base servers; administration and maintenance of data center support systems including job scheduling, change control, backup, printing, etc.; administration and maintenance of accounts and objects in Directory systems; developing, implementing and maintaining controls of data access as directed by the data owners. Details

Web Developer, Kaiser Permanente. We are looking for dynamic individuals who are interested in working within a healthcare environment with an emphasis on technology. As part of a team under close supervision, you will Interns will assist in performing a variety of developmental assignments and learn new business tools. In addition, you will participate in enrichment activities for your professional development. Web Support: includes planning, design, development, testing, installation and maintenance of all Web environments, portals, sites and applications. Details

Mobile Software Engineers (iOS & Android), Kaiser Permanente. Web Support: includes planning, design, development, testing, installation and maintenance of all Web environments, portals, sites and applications. This role includes both mobile, (iOS & Android) web development along with the planning, designing, and testing for our member facing projects. Details

Cyber Security Analyst, Kaiser Permanente. The Level 1 data exfiltration protection analyst is responsible for monitoring inbound correlated events that have significant enough priority to trigger an “offense.” The Level 1 analyst performs triage on these events by collecting evidence through existing tools, processes and knowledge bases. The Level 1 analyst makes a determination for each event if it is a false positive, a notable event, or a potential incident. The Level 1 analyst then follows the appropriate escalation process. Details

Mixed Signal Integrated Circuit Engineer, Chirp Microsystems. We are looking for an integrated circuit design engineer with analog and mixed-signal design experience to develop next-generation ultralow power ultrasound sensors. The candidate should have experience with mixed-signal CMOS design, simulation, and verification. The ideal candidate will have experience with low-noise and low-power circuit design. The successful candidate will combine technical skills with the ability to communicate ideas effectively with team members from other disciplines, and can work in a small, dynamic team in a fast-paced environment. Details

Signal Processing Engineer, Chirp Microsystems. We are looking for a signal processing engineer to lead the development of signal and image processing algorithms for cutting-edge ultrasound sensors. The candidate will apply theoretical and applied knowledge of signal processing to help design the next generation of Chirp sensor technology. The ideal candidate will have a strong signals and systems background as well as practical implementation experience working with baseband digital signal processing. The successful candidate will combine technical skills with the ability to communicate ideas effectively with team members from other disciplines, and can work in a small, dynamic team in a fast-paced environment. Details

Software Engineer, Chirp Microsystems. We are looking for a software engineer who has experience with embedded programming. The ideal candidate will have experience with efficient programming in an energy/resource constrained processor and experience developing API’s. Familiarity with classification and machine learning techniques is a plus. The successful candidate will combine technical skills with the ability to communicate ideas effectively with team members from other disciplines, and can work in a small, dynamic team in a fast-paced environment. Details

Software Engineer, Chirp Microsystems. We are looking for a software engineer who has experience with embedded programming. The ideal candidate will have experience with efficient programming in an energy/resource constrained processor and experience developing API’s. Familiarity with classification and machine learning techniques is a plus. The successful candidate will combine technical skills with the ability to communicate ideas effectively with team members from other disciplines, and can work in a small, dynamic team in a fast-paced environment. Details

Analyst Programmer, competency level 3, OSU Library. The analyst programmer advances the Libraries' strategic plan by working on the OSU Libraries' and Press' web programming initiatives. In addition, the analyst programmer enhances, manages, assesses and administers existing initiatives such as Hydra, an open-source, community driven, Digital Asset Management System, Library created tools such as our room reservation system, various library Drupal modules, and mobile projects. Working with a team of programmers in an agile environment, the analyst programmer provides lead work for a team of student programmers and provides direction in usability for the library's web presence as well as supporting the general programming needs for the Libraries. 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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