'Explainer in Chief' Retires

Distinguished Professor Tom Dietterich, who is considered one of the founders of machine learning, is retiring this year from Oregon State University, where he spent his entire career of 31 years.

Finding tech opportunities in rural Oregon

David Martinez expected he would have to move to a big city to get a job in computer science, but he got creative and found the perfect fit.

An unexpected dream

Oregon State was the conduit by which Nadia Payet found her way to Google from a tiny island in the Indian Ocean.

Channeling undergraduate enthusiasm

Undergraduates design and build low-cost portable PCR machines to detect viruses.

Ripples upon ripples

Oregon State researchers collaborate with national labs to advance wave energy research.

Our collaborative community, the innovative approaches we take to research and education, and the cultivation of leaders make our program truly outstanding.

Engineering News

OSU News Release

Precise nerve stimulation via electrode implants offers new hope for paralysis patients

Nov 22, 2016
Patients with spinal cord injuries might one day regain use of paralyzed arms and legs thanks to research that demonstrates how limbs can be controlled via a tiny array of implanted electrodes.… Read full story.
OSU News Release

New optofluidic technology taps power of diatoms to improve sensor performance

Nov 7, 2016
Researchers have combined one of natures tiny miracles, the diatom, with a version of inkjet printing and optical sensing to create an exceptional sensing device.… Read full story.

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Massive MIMO Channel Characterization It has been estimated that data traffic from the different mobile devices that range from smartphones to machine-to-machine (M2M) devices will exceed 15.9 exabyte per…

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Features for Debugging in a Visual Dataflow Environment for End-user Programmers Debugging, an integral part of software development, is difficult for end-user programmers, especially in the case of complex…

MS Final Examination Jun He

Variation Annotation With the development of technologies in genome sequencing and variant detection, a huge number of variants are detected. To further analyze the variants, it requires an efficient…

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Engineers operate in a framework of regulatory compliance in virtually every aspect of their professional activities.  Learning to foresee and understand the potential conflicts between the behavioral requirements of…
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Graduate student wins computer security competition

Dec 4, 2016

Graduate student Peter Rindal was on the winning team at an international computer security competition hosted by iDASH, a National Center for Biomedical Computing. The team members were interns and postdocs at Microsoft Research competing against seven other groups from around the world to win the Secure Outsourcing challenge. The competition pushed us to develop… Continue reading

EECS faculty and students win software engineering awards

Nov 28, 2016

Oregon State University faculty and students were well represented at the premiere software engineering conference, ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE 2016) in Seattle November 13-18, 2016. Distinguished Professor Margaret Burnett gave a keynote address titled Womenomics and Gender-Inclusive Software: What Software Engineers Need to Know, and five of the… Continue reading

What is a masters degree in computer science good for?

Nov 17, 2016

Guest post by: Prof. Chris Scaffidi, computer science, Oregon State University Many people ask me whether they should pursue graduate school in computer science. Answering this question requires explaining what graduate school is good for. For the Ph.D., the answer is relatively simple. A Ph.D. primarily focuses on training students to do research. It also… Continue reading

In the News

NVIDIA founder, president, and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang ('84 BS EE) is driving the company's foray into artificial intelligence and deep learning.

Professors Mike Rosulek, Attila Yavuz, and Gencora Borradaile are working ways to address the issues of data security in the age of Big Data and cloud computing.

Lizhong Chen, along with Bella Bose andt Fawaz Alazemi, developed technology that improves the communication between cores of a computer chip, which can boost performance and energy efficiency.

Myles Chatman spent two years working on Google’s self-driving car project, and during that time he also earned a computer science degree online with Oregon State Ecampus.