Friday, October 12, 2012

CS looking for EE students interested in - security issues competition

Interested in learning about computer security issues and being part of a competition team in the process?  If so, please come to our next meeting on Tuesday, 16 October, in room 203 of CSE building, 5-7pm.  We welcome everyone -- this is a great chance to learn!  You don't need to be a security or any kind of expert -- all you need is an interest in security or competitions.  At Tuesday's meeting we'll talk about our next competition which is (

If you can't make the meeting but are still interested in the competition, future announcements, etc., please let me know and I can add you to the UWctf mailing list. 

Melody Kadenko, Program Director (plus UWctf advisor and one of the organizers)
Computer Science & Engineering

UW Study Abroad Fair--Wed, Oct 17, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., MGH

Just a reminder that our Study Abroad Fair is next Wednesday, October 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Mary Gates Hall Commons.  Visit UW Study Abroad for a list of exhibitors, workshops, and other details.


*More than 50 exhibitors representing a wide array of international programs and internships will be available to speak with students about opportunities in international education.   

*Many exhibitors will have student alums available to share their experiences and advice.

*Fourteen concurrent workshops will be presented including, “Funding your Study Abroad”, “University Exchanges”, “Programs in Global Health/Public Health” and more! 

Application Engineer at DRVision Technologies

DRVision LLC seeks a member to join a high-performance team developing next generation microscopy image recognition software. This is a three month trial position with potential for permanent employment.

DRVision’s image based decision and machine learning technologies form the basis for its microscopy image recognition and data analysis software product, SVCell™, which can be used for broad microscopy applications in basic research, drug discovery and disease diagnosis. Launched in October 2006, SVCell changes the way image recognition is done – its teachable interfaces and learning technologies enable users to develop and execute analyses of unsurpassed quality, without requiring a specialist with image processing or pattern recognition expertise. Simple to learn and operate, SVCell provides everything needed to accurately and reliably detect, track, measure, discover, classify, monitor and score cellular and subcellular phenotypes and events in microscopy movies. SVCell's development is partially funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) under the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program. SVCell is currently sold by Nikon under the CQ Bio Analysis trade name.

The SVCell application engineer’s primary role is to develop and manage SVCell application recipes (modules), and also to quantitatively validate their performance. The application engineer provides recipe reports, application notes, end user training and support on an as needed basis, and participates in sales demonstrations and exhibitions. The application engineer provides bug reports and performs software fix confirmation for the quality assurance department.

The application engineer is responsible for all or part of the following areas:
· Definition of the application requirement
· Proposal of the recipe creation approach
· Implementation of the recipe with status checkpoints
· Performance validation and polishing of the recipe
· Drafting of recipe users manuals
· Coding of common routines to create new software functions
· De-bugging of image recognition algorithms
· Benchmarking SVCell performance using 3rd party software
· Bug reporting and fix validation
· Creation of application related marketing material
· Customer training and support
· Customer demonstration and sales exhibition

· Senior year of study (undergraduate)
· Field of study: Engineering, Bioengineering or related field

· Significant undergraduate level engineering or bioengineering coursework
· Working knowledge of microscopy image analysis and quantification
· Basic scripting / programming expertise

· Strong programming expertise for test / validation automation, and coding of new image analysis operations
· Experience with microscopes
· Excellent problem solver who can utilize SVCell to its full potential to meet challenging, real world application requirements
· Self-motivated with ability to work well in team environment
· Ability to quickly learn new skills

Please send resumes to:
Sam Alworth
sama “at”

Thursday, October 11, 2012

NASA info sessions tomorrow!

Just as a reminder, NASA Kennedy Space Center providing two information sessions tomorrow.  They are interested in: ME, AA, ISE, CSE and EE!

Here are details:

Friday, October 12, 2012
Loew Hall, Conference Room 355

Friday, October 12, 2012
MEB 242

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Micron Technology Career Info Session on 10/24 in EEB403

Greetings from Micron!
A group of five engineers and H.R. recruiters from Micron Technology, Inc will be on the University of Washington campus the fall career fair on Oct. 24th . They will be looking for upcomingElectrical or Computer Engineering graduates for full-time positions as well as juniors for summer intern positions.
We will be holding a career information session the evening of the career fair,Wednesday, 10/24 at 6:00pm in EEB 403. Food and beverages will be served and students attending may sign up to win a 128GB Crucial v4 SSD.  

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

EE Co-op & Internship Information Session

Event Invitation:  Electrical Engineering Co-op & Internships - how can you get an internship?

Tuesday, October 9
4:30 pm
EEB 403

·         Learn from other EE students with internship experience 
·         Find out about upcoming events where employers want to meet you
·         Get to know the strategies that work and where jobs are posted
·         Meet Engineering Co-op & Internship Program staff and can help you

Remember, you can apply credits earned in ENGR 321 (Co-op) to:
·         EE Electives
·         Engineering Electives

*NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Workshop*

            *October 19, (Friday) 12:00-1:30*
            *EEB 403 Conference Room*

*Please RSVP to: 
The College of Engineering invites you to an NSF-Graduate Research Fellowship Workshop for *SENIORS, FIRST YEAR GRADUATE STUDENTS and BEGINNING OF SECOND YEAR GRADUATE STUDENTS* 

This workshop will be an informal panel session including NSF GRF awardees plus a recent panelist, Dr. Jim Pfaendtner, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering.  There will be time for questions and answers!

  • NSF GRF due: *Nov 13 for Engineering, Computer & Info. Sciences & Engr, Materials Research. 
  • Applicants should be US Citizens, Nationals, or Permanent Residents. 
  • Three reference letters must be submitted by November 27, 2012, 5 p.m. PACIFIC Standard Time. 
Please see the NSF-GRFP URL below for more eligibility requirements and application guidelines.


Hope to see you there!


The Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE)
AUTUMN Quarter Lecture Series
Wednesday Evenings in November

Time:             6:30 – 8:00pm      
Location:       Kane Hall 120             Doors open @ 6:00

·        Lectures are FREE but registration is required. On-line Registration is  NOW open

November 7th, 2012        Wednesday  

Presenter: Coleen Carrigan, Doctoral Candidate, Anthropology
Research Associate, UW ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change

TITLE:  Gender @ Work in a Dot Com World
Computer technology plays a critical role in US society and gives computer scientists and engineers unparalleled power and influence. Yet, since the mid-1980’s, women’s participation in computing began declining drastically, a trend that continues today. Anthropology can help us understand how US cultural values govern gender roles and influence women’s interest and inclusion in computing. Hear how women in computing negotiate and resist gender norms and what cultural innovations are needed to create a diverse group of computer scientists and engineers who address the most pressing challenges of our society. Excerpts from the video Miss Representation will be viewed and discussed.

November 14th, 2012      Wednesday

Presenter:      Anna Carlin, Professor, Computer Science & Engineering (CSE), UW Paul G. Allen Center for CSE  

TITLE: A Brave New World: The Scientific, Economic and Social Impact of Computer Science
Computer science and computing are transforming all aspects of the modern world. In this lecture, we will take a short tour of the intellectual underpinnings, societal implications, and grand challenges in computer science and related fields for (And nowadays, everything is a related field...)

November 28th, 2012      Wednesday 

Magdalena Balazinska, Assistant Professor, Computer Science & Engineering (CSE), UW Paul G. Allen Center for CSE  

TITLE:  Big Data Management Promises and Challenges
Lecture/Abstract Description:  Our society is generating data at an unprecedented scale and rate. The ability to manage this "Big Data" holds the promise to deliver novel services and accelerate scientific discovery. We will discuss some of the opportunities raised by Big Data and also some of the challenges associated with managing it, including exciting recent research from the computer science database group at the University of Washington.

Engineering Societies Fair

Emerging Leaders in Engineering is hosting the Engineering Societies Fair this Thursday, Oct 11 from 4-7 pm in the McCarty ABC Rooms. Check out the many ways you can get more involved in the engineering community.

Join the Facebook event page and check out the list of societies in attendance.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Upcoming UW Resume Due Dates and Events

All resume applications are through HuskyJobs  
Events are open to all. Unless noted otherwise, all events to be held on the UW Seattle campus.
RESUMES DUE MONDAY 10/8/12   11:30 PM
Groupon     Engineer - Palo Alto    HuskyJobs Listing # 64375 Career
Groupon     Engineer - Chicago    HuskyJobs Listing # 64376 Career
Groupon     Engineer - Seattle    HuskyJobs Listing # 64377 Career
EVENT   MONDAY 10/8/12  
5:00 PM  The Boeing Company
Aerospace Engineering
Career/Intern   Multiple opportunities
HuskyJobs RSVP Requested
Related Interviews at the MGH Career Center
Application:  Bring resume to event
Location HUB, Lyceum  
RESUMES DUE TUESDAY  10/9/12  11:30 PM
Eaton Corporation    Power Systems Engineer      HuskyJobs Listing # 63536 Career
Eaton Corporation     Summer Power Systems Engineer    HuskyJobs Listing # 63537 Intern
Puget Sound Naval     Facility Entry Level Engineer    HuskyJobs Listing # 64556 Career
Trinity Consultants Environmental    Consultant    HuskyJobs Listing # 63783 Career
EVENT 10/9/12
5:30 PM   Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Financial Services/Engineering technical
Career   All Majors Welcome   Informational Event Only.
Location:  Online Webinar
5:30 PM   Apptio, Inc.
Computer Software
Career/Intern   Engineering/Technical Focus
HuskyJobs RSVP Requested
Application:  Bring resume to event
Location: UW Career Center (LOBBY) 134 Mary Gates
2:00 PM   Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.
Transportations Services
Career/Intern   All Majors Welcome  
HuskyJobs RSVP Requested
Related Interviews at the MGH Career Center
    HuskyJobs Listing   # 63784  Java Developer
    HuskyJobs Listing   # 64542 Systems Administrator
Location: HUB, Room 214
RESUME DUE SUNDAY 10/14/12  11:30 PM
Dynacraft a division of PACCAR Inc.    Design Engineer    HuskyJobs Listing # 64361 Career
RESUME DUE MONDAY  10/15/12   11:30 PM
Amazon    Safety Specialist    HuskyJobs Listing # 65082 Career
Amazon    Safety Intern    HuskyJobs Listing # 65083 Intern
General Electric    Eng. Dev -Healthcare Software    HuskyJobs Listing # 63855 Career
Georgia-Pacific    Entry-Level Engineering Program    HuskyJobs Listing # 64625 Career
Liberty Mutual    Information Technology Opportunities    HuskyJobs Listing # 64248 Career
Liberty Mutual Insurance     Info Technology Internship    HuskyJobs Listing # 64249 Intern
Rockwell Automation    Associate Sales Engineer    HuskyJobs Listing # 64246 Career
Rockwell Automation    Sales Intern    HuskyJobs Listing # 64247 Intern
EVENT MONDAY  10/15/12 
5:30 PM   Precision Castparts Corp.
Career/Intern   Engineering/Technical Focus 
HuskyJobs RSVP Requested
Application:  Bring resume to event
Location: UW Career Center (LOBBY) 134 Mary Gates
RESUME DUE TUESDAY  10/16/12  11:30 PM
Schlumberger Technology    Field Engineer    HuskyJobs Listing # 63173 Career
2:00 PM   Business Career Fair
Location: The HUB Ballrooms           
5:30 PM   The Boeing Company
Aerospace Engineering
Career/Intern   Engineering/Technical Focus
Career/Intern   Multiple opportunities
HuskyJobs RSVP Requested
Application:  Bring resume to event
Location: UW Career Center (LOBBY) 134 Mary Gates
Applied Predictive Technologies    Database Analyst    HuskyJobs Listing # 63394 Career
RESUMES DUE THURSDAY   10/18/12  11:30 PM
Expeditors International     Java Developer    HuskyJobs Listing # 63784 Career    Software Development Engineer    HuskyJobs Listing # 63842 Career    Software Development Engineer Intern    HuskyJobs Listing # 63843 Intern
EVENT  THURSDAY   10/18/12 
5:30 PM The Boeing Company   UW Career Center (LOBBY) 134 Mary Gates
Career/Intern   Multiple opportunities   Informational Event Only.
Career/Intern   Engineering/Technical Focus
HuskyJobs RSVP Requested
Application:  Bring resume to event

Critical Language and Boren Scholarship information for students

The Critical Language Scholarship Program: this summer program provides fully-funded eight to ten week group-based intensive language instruction and extensive cultural enrichment experiences held overseas in:
  • Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, and Urdu: Beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;
  • Arabic and Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;
  • Chinese, Japanese, and Russian: Intermediate and advanced levels.
Eligibility details and language prerequisites are explained at Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Applications are now available online, and the national deadline is November 15, 2012.

The Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides up to $20,000 for US undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to US interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Most languages are supported, except those of Western Europe. Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined.  NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. Receipt of this scholarship does incur a government service requirement, which for many students provides a valuable foot in the federal employment door.

Undergraduate applicants must apply through UW to be considered for the Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Program. UW's campus deadline for undergraduate applicants is January 10, 2013 for study abroad programs during the 2013-14 academic year.

The UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards is providing information sessions for undergraduate students interested in these opportunities to help orient them to the programs and application processes:

    Critical Language Scholarship information sessions for undergraduates:
  • Oct. 9, 12:30pm, MGH 173R
  • Oct. 18, 3:30pm, MGH 171
    Boren Undergraduate Scholarship information sessions:
  • Oct. 18, 4:30pm, MGH 171
  • Nov. 14, 3:30pm, MGH 173R
  • Dec. 4, 3:30pm, MGH 173R
Both CLS and Boren programs are also open to graduate students. CLS processes are identical for both undergraduate and graduate applicants. Boren Graduate Fellowship details are at There is no Boren campus application process at the graduate level; the national deadline for the Boren Graduate Fellowship is January 31, 2013. Helene Obradovich in the Graduate School Office of Fellowships & Awards is the point of contact for graduate students interested in this program (

UW Bothell undergraduate and graduate students interested in these opportunities can contact Natalia Dyba, Manager of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards ( for campus deadlines and application support.

Undergraduate Research Opportunity -- Available to Start Right Away

Research Problem:
This project is developing automatic speech analysis tools to facilitate data mining of recordings of the oral arguments of the US Supreme Court cases. The project will involve work with existing speech tools and implementation of new methods of signal processing for use in automatically identifying contentious discussions. The student will work with Prof. Ostendorf and faculty from the Linguistics department, together with a team of graduate and undergraduate students. Challenges for an undergraduate researcher may include: development of signal processing algorithms to characterize speaking style and analysis of individual style variation, development of classifiers for automatic detection of disfluent speech, and implementation of tools to process large audio files.

Desired Skills/Background:
- Familiar with linux, Matlab and shell scripting
- Familiar with one or more of the following scripting languages: perl, python, and ruby
- Good record in EE235 and EE341 preferred

For more information or to submit a resume, please contact Brian Hutchinson (brianhutchinson@ee). Brian will meet with all candidates, and he will select the most qualified to talk with Prof. Ostendorf.