ANNOUNCEMENTS

Graduating Students - we need your help
Whether you or are registered for the EECS Graduation Celebration, participating in the OSU graduation ceremony, or even if you are skipping graduation – please take a moment to take the “survey for the College of Engineering” linked to: https://secure.onid.oregonstate.edu/login?service=eecs_grad&survey=1. Completing the survey is important to the School of EECS and helps our school maintain its accreditation. As our thanks for completing the survey, we will be handing out pizza Tuesday @ noon in the KEC South Lobby (by the mural - Milam entrance). You must complete the survey to get the free food. Don't be late -- once the pizza is gone, it's gone.

Web Usability Survey
Students in CS 352 – Introduction to Usability Engineering are seeking your input for a class project. They are learning the basic principles of usability engineering methods for the design and evaluation of software systems, including the study of human-machine interactions, user interface characteristics and design strategies, software evaluation methods, and related guidelines and standards. As a class project, they are testing the usability of the College of Engineering website. If you use this website, please complete a brief survey at http://web.engr.oregonstate.edu/~gopinath/coe/survey.php. Your input will provide CS 352 students with real-users data and help inform ongoing efforts in the maintenance and development of the College of Engineering website.

EECS Graduation Celebration
Saturday, June 13, 7:30pm, LaSells Stewart Center Austin Auditorium
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. Come join the celebration! EECS students who wish to participate in the School of EECS Graduation must register before May 31, 2015. Details and registration

Photos for the EECS Graduation Slideshow!
Graduating students: EECS Graduation is approaching! As part of the EECS Graduation ceremony, we put together a slideshow of the memories you've made in your time with us, to show off to your family and friends. If you have any questions, email eecs-graduation@engr.oregonstate.edu. To submit pictures for the slideshow:

  1. Post them to our Facebook group (search for "EECS Graduation Photos" or visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/761332810557253/)
  2. Upload them to our Flickr group: https://www.flickr.com/groups/2805560@N20/pool/
  3. Or email them to oscar@eecs.oregonstate.edu

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Avago confirms $37 billion purchase of Broadcom, biggest chip deal ever
Avago Technologies, a Singapore-based maker of semiconductors, has agreed to buy Broadcom Corp. for $37 billion in the industry's biggest acquisition ever. Avago is a top competitor to wireless chipmaker Qorvo, which has corporate offices in Hillsboro and in North Carolina. The Oregonian

Intel CEO: Altera deal enables products that don't exist today
Intel Corp. is buying smaller chipmaker Altera in a $16.7 billion all-cash deal that Intel CEO Brian Krzanich says will aid the company as it enables a new product class. Intel’s interest in Altera stems from the company’s expertise in field-programmable gate array technology. Such chips can be programmed by customers for different applications after the chips are manufactured. In contrast, Intel’s products are made for specific applications and can’t be changed after the fact. Portland Business Journal

Benton jobless rate continues to drop; 4.1 rate is lowest since July 2008
Health care and social assistance added 400 jobs over the past 12 months, making it the fastest-growing segment of the county’s economy. Professional and business services added 350 jobs in the same span, while trade, transportation and utilities added 220 and leisure and hospitality added 200. The public sector, meanwhile, shrank over the past year, with state government educational services (primarily Oregon State University) slashing 290 positions and federal agencies trimming 10, offsetting a gain of 80 jobs in local government. Corvallis Gazette-Times

OPPORTUNITIES

Fall Data Science Fellowship Opportunity
The Data Incubator is an intensive 7 week fellowship that prepares masters, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM + social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from dozens of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship. There will be both an in-person (in NYC, DC, SF) and online section of the fellowship. All sections will be from 2015-09-08 to 2015-10-16. Anyone within one year of graduating from a masters or PhD program or who has already obtained a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Details

Accelerated Master's Platform
The School of EECS is pleased to announce a new Accelerated Master's Platform (AMP). This allows you to apply for a master's degree (MS/MEng in CS or ECE) while you are still in your junior year and matriculate into the master's program during the following fall term. With careful planning and taking some graduate classes in your senior year, you can complete the master's degree within one year after your bachelor's. The applications are due by June 30, 2015 for admission to Fall 2015.  Details

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

AfterCollege Scholarships
Apply and complete your AfterCollege profile for a chance to be the next scholarship recipient. This quarter's deadline to apply is June 30.

  • National Security Agency Mathematics and Computer Science Student Scholarship
    $500 - Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree in the fields of computer science, computer engineering, or mathematics. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Details
  • Aerospace Corporation Science & Engineering Student Scholarship
    $500 - Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree in the fields of electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, information systems, and mathematics. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Details
  • STEM Inclusion Scholarship
    $500 - 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. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Details

Revel Scholars Program
Revel Systems POS is pleased to announce The Revel Scholars Program, which will award two $10,000 scholarships for the 2015/2016 school year to current high school and/or college students interested in entrepreneurship. In addition to receiving a scholarship towards their tuition, the two students selected for the Revel Scholars program will receive mentorship with Revel’s founders Lisa Falzone (CEO) and Chris Ciabarra (CTO) at regular intervals throughout the year for professional counsel and guidance. Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 1. Details

GRADUATE EXAMS

Tuesday, June 2, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 1007. MS Final Examination – Erin Sullivan. Major Advisor: Ben Lee; Committee: Bella Bose, Roger Traylor; GCR: Sourabh Apte. "802.11 Channel Switching for High-Definition Video Streaming." Details

Tuesday, June 2, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, KEC 1007. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Asher Simmons. Major Advisor: Ted Brekken; Committee: Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez, Julia Zhang, Pedro Lomonaco; GCR: Leonard Coop. "Dynamometer Based Examination of Scaled PTO Forces on a Floating Oscillating Surge Wave Energy Converter." Details

Wednesday, June 3, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, KEC 3114. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Hassan Sinky. Major Advisor: Bechir Hamdaoui; Committee: Ben Lee, Lizhong Chen, Jinsub Kim; GCR: Maggie Niess. "Handoff-Aware Cross-Layer Assisted Multi-Path TCP for Proactive Congestion Control in Mobile Heterogeneous Wireless Networks." Details

Wednesday, June 3, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 3057. MS Final Examination – Zhangxiang Hu. Major Advisor: Mike Rosulek; Committee: Attila Yavuz, Amir Nayyeri, Rakesh Bobba; GCR: Susan Tilton. "Random Access Machine in Secure Multi-Party Computation." Details

Wednesday, June 3, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM, KEC 2057. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Nadia Adem. Major Advisor: Bechir Hamdaoui; Committee: Rakesh Bobba, Arun Natarajan, Attila Yavuz; GCR: Maggie Niess. "Pseudorandom Time-Hopping Anti-Jamming Techniques for Mobile Cognitive Users." Details

Wednesday, June 3, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, KEC 1007. PhD Final Oral Examination – Arwen Twinkle Griffioen. Major Advisor: Thomas Dietterich; Minor Advisor: Matthew Betts; Committee: Weng-Keen Wong, Xiaoli Fern; GCR: Robert Higdon. "Creating, Understanding, and Applying Machine Learning Models of Multiple Species." Details

Thursday, June 4, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM, KEC 1007. PhD Final Oral Examination – Sean Weston Smith. Major Advisor: John Conley; Committee: Greg Herman, Doug Keszler, Brady Gibbons; GCR: David Roundy. "Development and Applications of Oxide Thin Films using Atomic Layer Deposition and Prompt Inorganic Condensation." Details

Monday, June 8, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, KEC 1005. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Jesse Hostetler. Co-Major Advisors: Thomas Dietterich, Alan Fern; Committee: Prasad Tadepalli, Weng-Keen Wong, Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez; GCR: Matthew Campbell. "Online Planning Algorithms for Time-Sensitive Decisions with Applications to the Emergency Protection of Electrical Grids." Details

Monday, June 8, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, KEC 1007. MS Final Examination – Shankar Jothi. Major Advisor: Alan Fern; Committee: Prasad Tadepalli, Mike Bailey; GCR: Henri Jansen. "Evaluation of Parallel Monte Carlo Tree Search Algorithms." Details

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

4 Things You Absolutely Must Convey by the End of an Interview
There’s a lot you can do to prepare for an interview. You can research the company, try to figure out what questions the hiring manager will ask, and—of course—practice. But, in the end, you still might be completely blindsided by how the interview progresses. Yes, it can be frustrating, but here’s the good news: No matter what form your interview takes or how crazy the questions get, you only have to get four key points across by the time you shake hands and head out the door. The Muse

5 phrases you should never say in a job interview
There are always a few phrases experts say put candidates directly in their “no” pile. Avoid becoming just another casualty in the annals of bad job candidates by nixing these phrases from your interview vocabulary. USA Today

6 strategies for boosting your self-confidence
Self-confidence alone won’t help you succeed, but it’s hard to get started or push through the inevitable obstacles without believing in yourself first. Do you struggle with self-confidence? Almost everyone does at some point. And while you won’t likely come up against any real tanks, the obstacles can set you back if you let them. Before that happens, you need to do a few things. Portland Business Journal

5 Things to Do For Your Career in Your 20s That'll Pay Off in Your 40s
While there is plenty that one does not need to have all figured out in the early career years, there are a few things that every 20-something professional should get a handle on sooner, not later. Why? Because they may very well lead to big-time dividends by the time you hit your 40s (trussst me.) The Muse

JOBS

OSU Career Services
The new Beaver Careers is live and you can login, update your profile, and begin setting appointments, searching jobs and connecting with off-campus employers!

Part-time job for EE student, CSD Nano. Part-time work assembling (and improving if possible) an electro-optic sensor of our design. We would like to start ASAP at 10+ hours per week. Details

Student Outreach Assistant, OSU Advantage Accelerator. The Accelerator Internship Program is designed to give hands on experience researching the commercialization potential of business concepts originating from the Oregon State University community. As a student intern you will take part in a variety of tasks needed to screen and market technologies and business concepts for potential commercial use. Details

Student programmer, MIST (Middleware Integration Solution Team) group, Enterprise Computing Services at OSU. We are looking for a student programmer to join a software development team. This is a part-time position during the school year and could be full time during vacation if interested. We are the MIST (Middleware Integration Solution Team) group within Enterprise Computing Services at OSU. You will be working with a group of talented and passionate developers to implement web-based applications that serve various needs of the university. Your job responsibilities will include software development and testing. Details

HS testing and SI intern, Intel. Under the mentorship, the intern is expected to assume the following responsibilities: Create models for certain high-speed component including socket, add-in cards, cables, interposers, and etc. based on currently employed technology in platform/system validation environment; perform link/channel level simulation to quantify the eye margin degradation of each high speed component on the link; explore the possible solution to mitigate the signal degradation seen in platform test; design the test boards to characterize different socket technologies. Details

Environmental Planning Tool Associate, EPA. We are seeking an individual who has completed a Bachelor’s degree to assist in the creation of this tool. This effort is expected to begin approximately June 2015 and is part-time, averaging 20 hours per week. Responsibilities will include: Working with team members designing and implementing initial tool prototype. Working with planning tool developers to become familiar with planning tools and plug in architectures. Working with researchers to become familiar with SWMM code and use. Working with possible users of the tool to create use cases and design requirements. Writing documentation for storm water tool. Implementing new tool features and bug fixes. This job will be located at EPA’s facility in Corvallis, Oregon. Details

Entry Level Software Developer, OptiTrack. OptiTrack is the fastest-growing company in the motion capture and 3D tracking sector and we are expanding our software development team to continue to improve our product lineup. You will be designing and developing applications on the leading edge of motion capture. Responsibilities will include: Create clean, fast, well-documented code as part of a larger framework in a small team of developers. Develop unit tests, testing frameworks, and participate in software quality improvement. Manage and continue to develop the in-house build system and software installers. Participate in code reviews and peer code testing to ensure application quality. Details

Analog & mixed signal design lead, Broadcom. Design and/or lead the design of analog blocks, systems or sub-systems using a combination of behavioral modeling tools and transistor level circuit design tools. The circuits to be developed include mixed-signal analog systems with ADCs, PGAs, DACs, filters, amplifiers, power management and low-jitter clocking circuits. Must be capable of defining and implementing innovative and optimal circuit architectures and transistor-level circuit solutions to achieve a variety of challenging noise, distortion, power consumption and cost requirements. Help mentor and take responsibility for projects with teams of analog engineers. Draw or oversee the drawing of the custom physical layout of these circuits. Work with others to define circuit board components to be used with these circuits. Define requirements for internal chip interfaces between the analog and digital circuits. Review the chip package pinout / ballout and review and revise the chip package route with package layout engineers. Design and/or review the PC test board schematics used for testing the IC performance. Characterize the performance of these ICs using lab equipment. Debug performance problems found during characterization of these analog circuits. Work with automatic test engineers (ATE) to develop production tests for these circuits. Document the operation and performance of these analog circuits. Details

Electrical Engineer 4, Washington State Dept. of Transportation. If you are an electrical engineer who is seeking meaningful work, willing to work hard and become a productive member of our team, the WSDOT State Materials Laboratory has the opportunity you are looking for. The top candidate selected for this position will lead and manage the Electrical Materials Section at the State Materials Laboratory which includes providing electrical engineering expertise for the statewide construction program and in review and development of plans and specifications. Details

Partial list of jobs posted in the past week through LinkedIn (these are just a few of the hundreds of jobs listed). Sample jobs:

Don’t forget to check out the AfterCollege job site, tailored especially for our EECS students:

 

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