ANNOUNCEMENTS

Register for the Senior Dinner!
Join us for Dinner Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015
Whether you are looking for a job, an internship or just want to learn more about graduate school, this event is for you. Check out our event video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D032S4FWr9E&feature=youtu.be. All Oregon State EECS seniors – including those on MECOP and other off-campus internships – are invited and encouraged to attend this FREE event. (Pre-registration required.) Student registration is Thursday, October 8 - Thursday, October 15. Details

Share your resume with our industry affiliates
Looking for an internship or job? Graduating in June? Then be sure to submit your resume to the EECS resume book by Thursday, Oct. 15. This book will be shared with our industrial affiliates. (Companies like HP, Intel, Tektronix, Garmin and Rockwell Collins.) To have your file included, submit your file by Oct. 15 at our website: http://register.eecs.oregonstate.edu/senior_dinner/views/upload_resume.php

Flu Shot Clinic
Wednesday, October 14, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., KEC 1007
Student Health Services is offering flu shots for OSU students, faculty and staff.

  • Students: $20 for injectable vaccine - Charged to your OSU student account. Bring your OSU ID card.
  • Graduate Students with PacificSource Insurance: $20 for injectable vaccine - Charge will be billed directly to PacificSource. Bring your insurance card and OSU ID card.
  • Faculty/Staff: $30 for injectable vaccine. If covered by the PEBB Providence Insurance Plan, the fee will be billed directly to Providence. Bring your insurance card and OSU ID card. If not covered by PEBB - Providence, faculty/staff may also pay on site by cash or check.

FluMist nasal vaccine is also available for healthy individuals up to age 49 (cost: $30 students; $40 faculty/staff), while supplies last.

IN THE NEWS

The 20 Best Online Bachelor in Computer Science Degree Programs
Oregon State is ranked No. 2 on a list of America's best online computer science programs. Designed for those who already hold a bachelor’s degree in another field, the curriculum focuses on software engineering, programming fundamentals, computer systems, and user interfaces. The Best Schools

A Summer in Madrid: Internship Experience by Kyler Stole
This summer I had the awesome opportunity to intern in Spain. Working with IE3 Global (OSU’s partner organization for international internships) and another organization in Spain, I was accepted to an internship at the brand new Global Sports Innovation Center (GSIC) in Madrid! The GSIC is a new Microsoft Innovation Center that aims to bring more technology into the sports industry. It operates as a business accelerator and as it continues to grow, it has been constantly adding new startups, associates and strategic partners. EECS

How much you should worry about 3 common 'robot apocalypse' scenarios
Talk about artificial intelligence (AI) long enough and someone will inevitably ask, “Will robots take over and kill us all?” Also, some modern computers already have a form of self-awareness, says Tom Dietterich, director of Intelligent Systems at Oregon State University. And even if that rudimentary consciousness improves to human-like levels, we’re unlikely to be seen us as a threat. Business Insider Australia

Stephen Hawking warns of an 'intelligence explosion'
It's hard to believe that humans would be able to control a machine whose intelligence far surpasses ours. But Tom Dietterich has a few bones to pick with this idea, even going so far as to call it as a misconception. He told Tech Insider in an email that the intelligence explosion ignores realistic limits. Tech Insider

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Percentage of Students With Internship Experience Climbs
Sixty-five percent of bachelor’s degree graduates from the Class of 2015 participated in an internship and/or co-op, the highest percentage recorded for any graduating class since NACE’s Student Survey report was first published in 2007. College students continue to realize how much employers value work experience in the candidates they recruit. In fact, nearly all of the employers taking part in NACE’s Job Outlook 2015 survey said they prefer to hire job candidates who have work experience. Furthermore, relevant work experience is preferred by almost 75 percent of employers, and 60 percent of employers say they prefer work experience gained through an internship or co-op experience. National Association of Colleges and Employers

This tech worker chose Seattle over San Francisco despite $35k difference in pay
Even after factoring in the salary differential, the Seattle position affords tech professional Jenn Steele and her husband a much better lifestyle, she said. Steele and her husband are part of a growing number of people choosing Seattle over higher-paying jobs in Silicon Valley or the Bay Area because the cost of living is so much lower in the Puget Sound region. That trend is driving companies, such as Facebook and Twitter to expand their offices here and other Bay Area companies, such as Drobox and Uber to open new offices in the city. Puget Sound Business Journal

OPPORTUNITIES

Insight Data Engineering Fellows
The Insight Data Engineering Fellows Program is a tuition-free Fellowship for computer scientists and engineers looking to transition to careers in data engineering. Over the last 3 years, we have helped over 400 Fellows who are all now data scientists and engineers at leading data companies in Silicon Valley and New York. We would be delighted to have alumni from Oregon State University participate in the program. Application deadline: October 16. Details

Volunteer to Conduct Wave Lab Tours
The O.H. Hindsdale Wave Research Laboratory is looking for 5 – 10 student volunteers to give tours on November 7, 9: 30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. as part of Dads and Family Weekend. To sign up, login with your onid account signup.engr.oregonstate.edu and navigate to the date/event for which you would like to volunteer. For more information, contact Kelly Tackett.

Open Source Lab and Rock the Vote
For the last seven years the OSL has been the backbone of the registration application for the Rock the Vote campaign by providing hosting and infrastructure. National Voter Registration Day is September 22. Register to vote online and see OSU student work in action!

IEEEXtreme 24-Hour Programming Competition
Saturday, October 24
IEEEXtreme is a global challenge in which teams of IEEE Student members—advised and proctored by an IEEE member, and often supported by an IEEE Student Branch—compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve a set of programming problems. As a student member there are lots of great reasons to participate - fun, fame, prizes and to prove your coding skills to the world in this well-known international competition. Registration will be open between August 17 and October 12. Details

Cognitive Computing Challenge
This is a $200,000 USD incentive prize to build a cognitive system that can read a document, then accurately load a database with what it finds. Essentially, to teach a computer to mimic the human brain. Currently, a huge amount of information is locked in written documents which is read and analyzed manually by humans. The solution to this challenge will eliminate repetitive tasks, reduce time and minimize errors. This world-wide challenge is sponsored by Dynamic Risk, whose focus is to improve pipeline safety and reduce environmental impact. However, this technology has broader applications across industries such as healthcare, security and emergency response. Submission deadline: January 11, 2016. Details

GRADUATE EXAMS

Thursday, October 15, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, KEC 1114. MS Final Examination – Ziwei Ke. Major Advisor: Julia Zhang; Committee: Ted Brekken, Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez; GCR: John Parmigiani. "Low Frequency Oscillation Reduction Algorithm for Six-step Operation of Three-Phase Inverters." Details

EVENTS

IEEE Seminar: Meet Deloitte
Tuesday, October 13, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, KEC 1007
Deloitte and IEEE invite you for a free lunch! No need to RSVP. Deloitte is hiring. Hope you can join us! Details

Deloitte Advisory Recruiting Info Session
Tuesday, October 13
Open House- 3 PM – 4 PM (please attend either open house and/or presentation)
Presentation: 4 PM – 5 PM
Austin Hall 274; Pizza will be served!
Do you have a passion for solving the toughest problems? Deloitte’s clients are large, complex organizations that constantly evolve and innovate to build better products and services, and serve their customers and constituents in new ways. If you are ready for an exciting, fast-paced career, we look forward to connecting with you on campus! Details

Intel Technical Talk Hosted by HKN – all engineering and science students welcome
Wednesday, October 14, 5 pm -7 pm (with food!), Weniger Hall 151
Join Dr. Jack Hwang, Engineering Manager, Portland Technology Development Group at Intel Corporation. He will discuss Intel’s development of advancement of silicon process technology and how they brought advanced technologies to high volume manufacturing years ahead of their competitors. As we look to the future, Intel will continue its investment in inventing and developing new technologies. Intel is seeking candidates for Process Engineering and Technician positions: Immediate opportunities for BS, MS and PhD students in the science and engineering fields. Bring a resume.

Intel Day Open House Hosted by IEEE – all engineering and science students welcome
Thursday October 15, 10:00 am –3:30 pm, KEC 1005 & 1007
Join Intel leaders and technology experts! Hear from a variety of business groups including: platform engineering, corporate services, information technology, foundry, client computing group and design, logistics and technology services. Intel hires BS, MS, and PhDs in Chem E, Mech E, MatSci, ECE, CS, Chemistry and most all engineering and science related disciplines! Can sponsor limited degrees at MS level and all STEM related at PhD level. Bring a resume.

Robotics Seminar Series
Friday, Oct. 16, 10 am, Rogers Hall 226.
This week's Robotics Seminar Series features four 15 minute talks recently given at IROS 2015. The talks include "Implicit Adaptive Multi-robot Coordination in Dynamic Environments" by Dr. Jen Jen Chung, "Learning to Trick Cost-Based Planners into Cooperative Behavior" by Carrie Reubhun, "Introducing a Green Material to Soft Robotics" by Steph Walker, and "Impulse Redirection of a Tethered Projectile" by Hossein Faraji. Visit robotics.oregonstate.edu/seminar for more information.

College of Engineering Leadership Academy Summit
Saturday, October 17, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center/CH2M HILL Alumni Center
You are invited to the 2nd annual Leadership Academy Summit. Please consider joining for a fun day where you will engage with students and other professionals, share your experiences, and help develop the next generation of The Oregon State Engineer. Registration is required to attend. Details

EECS-MIME Senior Dinner
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Memorial Union Ballroom
Whether you are looking for a job, an internship or just want to learn more about graduate school, this event is for you. Network, ask questions, connect with potential employers, find out more about their organizations and broaden your awareness of your career options. These connections you make now can be helpful in your quest for a job or internship. Details

SEMI Pacific Northwest Breakfast Forum: The Future of Moore’s Law
Friday, October 30, 7:30 AM-11:00 AM, Mentor Graphics, Wilsonville
$55-$75; Students: $15, promo code PNWSTUDENT
As the famous law that drives the Semiconductor industry turns 50 years old this year, this event invites industry experts to come and share their views on where it will take us from here. While the measure of the original statement whether in transistor count or cost has evolved over time, the relentless march towards next generation capabilities continues to be a testament to the breadth of human ingenuity. Please join us as we explore the possible future of our industry and the ways being explored to achieve it. Details and registration

WiN (Willamette Innovators Network) Expo 2015
Thursday, November 5, 4-7 p.m., Microproducts Breakthrough Institute, HP Campus, 1110 NE Circle Blvd., Corvallis Oregon; Admission: Free
WiN EXPO 2015 celebrates the smart ideas in all of us. You‘ll see innovative concepts, hot startups, and meet established businesses that are changing the world. This year, don’t miss live demonstrations, Happy Hour, Young Innovators Zone, and Speed Networking. Details

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

Winter Data Science Fellowship Opportunity
The Data Incubator is an intensive 7 week fellowship that prepares masters, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship. Anyone within one year of graduating from a master's or PhD program or who has already obtained a master's or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Details

American Public Power Association (APPA) Demonstration of Energy-Efficient Developments (DEED)
Scholarships are worth $2,000 each and are paid directly to student's university. The scholarship provides funding to support the education of students working toward technical careers that are in short supply and high demand by electric utilities. Applicant must be a high school senior, high school graduate, or college undergraduate. Applicant must be a full-time student accepted or enrolled in a vocational school, or accredited college or university to be eligible to apply. Application deadline: October 15. Details

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. Application deadline: October 27. Details

Intelligence Undergraduate Scholarships
Intelligence Scholarships of $2250 (undergraduate) will be awarded to students enrolled full-time in degree-granting programs in fields directly related to the support of U.S. intelligence or homeland security enterprises, and/or foreign languages. Application deadline: November 15. Details

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

10 key elements to dressing well for business
In the business world, appearance is of paramount importance. When a new client first walks through your office door, you’re only as good as your handshake and your suit and tie. You have to prove why you’re worth it, and the first step in doing so is looking the part. Puget Sound Business Journal

This Is What it Means to Write a Cover Letter for Your Resume
You probably already have a resume, and you probably already know you’re supposed to write a cover letter. More often than not, people assume the cover letter is just a formality — so they just throw something together and just hit send. But the thing is, your cover letter is part of a whole package and it should feel that way. In other words, your resume and cover letter need to complement each other in order for you to present a cohesive version of yourself. The Muse

6 tips for writing great personal statements
Whether you’re applying for an undergraduate school or trying to get into graduate programs, many applications require a letter of intent or personal statement. Personal statements are one of the most important parts of the application and sometimes the deciding factor for admission. USA Today

4 Mistakes Not to Make When Answering "Why Are You Interested in This Position?"
Your answer says a lot about all of the most important things the interviewer will be evaluating: your skills, your cultural fit, and your interest. In other words, this is definitely not a question you want to screw up. Here are four common mistakes and how to avoid them. The Muse

JOBS

Student Information Technology, Academic Programs, Assessment and Accreditation (APAA), Oregon State University. Performs a variety of tasks related to computing operations, user support and installation, or programming and analysis. Examples include helpdesk support, computer lab monitor/technology support, classroom technology, digital media, web design/development, computer technology support, or web assistance. Positions are typically found in central administrative IT departments, OSU Libraries, or individual academic or administrative units. Closing Date: 10-12-2015. Details

Student Information Technology - Website Development, Department of Physics, Oregon State University. Develop a website to prompt the outreach activities. Closing Date: 10-12-2015. Details

Student Information Technology (RCRV IT Assistant), College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS), Oregon State University. The successful applicant will perform system administration and support for RCRV Project LINUX servers including routine upgrades, maintenance, and backups. They will also assist with RCRV datapresence system prototyping through the development of web services (data and mapping) and/or application development depending upon the project needs and interest of the assistant. Closing Date: 10-14-2015. Details

Student Information Technology, (Web Design Assistant), Linus Pauling Institute. Performs a variety of tasks related to computing operations, user support and installation, or programming and analysis. Examples include helpdesk support, computer lab monitor/technology support, classroom technology, digital media, web design/development, computer technology support, or web assistance. Positions are typically found in central administrative IT departments, OSU Libraries, or individual academic or administrative units. Details

Student Information Technology (Report Reviewer), Business Intelligence Center, Oregon State University. Performs a variety of tasks related to computing operations, user support and installation, or programming and analysis. Examples include helpdesk support, computer lab monitor/technology support, classroom technology, digital media, web design/development, computer technology support, or web assistance. Positions are typically found in central administrative IT departments, OSU Libraries, or individual academic or administrative units. Closing Date: 11-15-2015. Details

Student Web Developers, AgBiz Logic. AgBiz Logic, based out of the Applied Economics department at OSU, is seeking to hire two student web developers familiar with python, SQL, and Javascript. Closes October 15. Details

Data Scientist - Record Linkage, Cambia Health Solutions. Design, develop, and implement scalable approaches to clean, normalize, deduplicate and classify heterogeneous data (both structured and unstructured) gathered from a variety of sources with high accuracy requirements. Design and develop end-to-end machine learning pipelines (data exploration, training data generation, feature engineering, model building, and performance evaluation) for a wide variety of health related projects with opportunity to improve health quality of millions. Work in a multi-disciplined team where you’ll take full ownership of turning discoveries and ideas into machine learning models. Details

Data Scientist - Machine Learning, Cambia Health Solutions. Research, design, develop, and implement machine learning technologies. Work in a multi-disciplined team where you’ll take full ownership of turning discoveries and ideas into machine learning models. You’ll use the model’s output to create and improve products for our customers. Design, implement, and analyze online experiments, including A/A and A/B testing, in a variety of configuration environments. Details

Student Information Technology (Report Reviewer), Budget / Fiscal Planning, Oregon State University. The Business Intelligence Center (BIC) team is recruiting for a motivated student employee to work part time during the school year (up to 20 hours a week) and possibly full-time during the summer months. Performs a variety of tasks related to computing operations, user support and installation, or programming and analysis. Examples include helpdesk support, computer lab monitor/technology support, classroom technology, digital media, web design/development, computer technology support, or web assistance. Details

Site Reliability Intern, Symantec. Responsibilities: Developing and maintaining monitoring tools. Participating in technical troubleshooting sessions. Leading projects for tools and processes implementation. Learning to research and investigate production application defects and provide solutions for resolution. Research and investigate production system incidents. Assist with configuration of monitoring tools. Assist with leading the Root Cause Analysis (RCA) process on system incidents. Work and collaborate daily with globally dispersed teammates. Build relationships throughout the organization. Details

Computer Programmer, Office of Research and Development, EPA. Looking for a paid position and Master’s project? In this project you will help federal researchers design, build, and test a software tool to assist communities who are making environmental management decisions. In addition, your responsibilities will include writing documentation for the tools and implementing new tool features and fixing bugs. If desired, a related Masters research project might come out of this, on topics such as how interaction design affects community decision making, design and use of expert systems, or any number of topics related to software development, testing, and usability. Details

Internal Sales Assistant, Selmet, Inc. Responsible for the preparation of cost estimates on new and reorder parts for sales contract bids and quotations. Perform a wide variety of sales duties including RFQ inquiries, tool design/change requests, deliveries, and other duties across a wide customer base. Details

Operating Systems-Network Analyst, competency level 2, Information Services - Telecommunication, Oregon State University. This position functions within a team based management environment to provide analytical, operational and management support for voice and data networking. They coordinate maintenance and support for voice and data network and wireless devices. This position provides technical support and work coordination for service Moves, Adds and Changes as well as system configuration, testing and customer support. This position analyzes the needs of the University, designs voice and data network solutions based upon those needs, then develop, integrate and implement the innovative and cost-effective solutions for Oregon State University and associated locations. Closing Date: 10-21-2015. Details

Software Development Engineer, Expedia, Inc. Design, develop, debug, and modify components of software applications and tools. Drive technical implementation at the application/product level for small to mid-sized projects. Work in a team to design, spec, and schedule a component or feature of 1-4 weeks of duration. Provide quality implementation of a component or feature (typically 1-4 weeks in duration) with peer and manager support. Provide improvements to solutions for a given problem. Resolve problems and roadblocks as they occur with help from peers or managers. Follow through on details and drive issues to closure with help from peers or managers. Details

Entry Level CMOS Mixed Signal Circuit Design Engineer (Multiple Openings), Analog Bits. Design full-custom transistor-level design blocks optimized for performance, power and area. Analyze and customize circuits for use within high-precision PLLs, DLLs, SERDES Transceivers, Equalizers, high speed clock buffers and low-power custom analog circuits for SENSOR. Implement circuits at gate and transistor-level, and then verify performance and function using simulations. Define, generate or utilize circuits, schematics and Spice/Verilog models. Perform extensive spice simulations including Monte Carlo analysis. Collaborate with layout team and supervise layout implementation. Characterize/evaluate silicon in the lab. Support customers' engineering groups with both pre-sales and post delivery. Details

Entry-Level IC Design Engineer, Maxim. Maxim is seeking several entry-level IC design engineers to define, design, model, and implement analog, mixed-signal, and/or digital integrated circuits (ICs). As an IC design engineer, you will have the opportunity to work on technology for products in exciting industries such as automotive, mobile, cloud & data, industrial, healthcare, and micros & security. Details

Analyst Programmer, Information Services - Enterprise Computing Services, Oregon State University. This position works in the Information Services unit as a member of the Database and Systems administration team. As a team member this person designs, implements and maintains data management systems. This includes managing data resources essential to administrative systems and assisting department management in planning, budgeting, and policy decisions. Closing Date: 10-19-2015. Details

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