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Friday
Oct 17, 2008
Data Stream Systems in an Industrial Setting
Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building (FAB)

Dr. Theodore Johnson AT&T Labs FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2008, 10am FAB 86-01

Abstract

Data stream systems (DSMSs) have matured to the point that they can be used in a large-scale industrial setting. In this talk, I will discuss how a combination of a DSMS (the GS monitor) and a streaming warehouse (DataDepot) combine to enable very large scale network monitoring in a tier-1 Internet Service Provider. The talk will emphasize the scaling challenges we faced and how they were overcome. Biography

Theodore Johnson received a B.S. in Mathematics from Johns Hopkins University in 1986, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1990. From 1990 through 1996, Theodore was an assistant, then associate procesor in the Computer and Information Science department of the University of Florida. In 1996, Theodore joined the Database Reseach department of AT&T Labs - Research, where today he is a Lead Member of Technical Staff. His interests include building massive data stream systems, building massive data warehouses, and building silly and useless electromechanical gadgets.

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Saturday
Oct 25, 2008
The Early Universe: From the Big Bang to Stars & Galaxies
Portland State University Hoffmann Hall

The Early Universe: From the Big Bang to Stars & Galaxies (Dr. Aparna Venkatesan, University of San Francisco, Dept. of Physics/Astronomy & Dr. Todd Duncan, PSU - Aparna had a family emergency so Todd will be delivering her talk at the scheduled time on Saturday ) (October 25, 10 am, Hoffman Hall, PSU)

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Friday
Oct 31, 2008
Computers As We Don't Know Them
Portland State University Cramer Hall

SPEAKER: Christof Teuscher, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, ECE Department Portland State University

WHERE: Cramer Hall, Room 171: 1721 SW Broadway

ABSTRACT: Since the beginning of modern computer science some sixty years ago, we are building computers in more or less the same way. Silicon electronics serves as a physical substrate, the von Neumann architecture provides a computer design model, while the abstract Turing machine concept supports the theoretical foundations. That is changing: in recent years, unimagined computing substrates have seen the light because of advances in synthetic biology, nanotechnology, material science, and neurobiology. A grand challenge consists in developing computer architectures, computing paradigms, design methodologies, formal frameworks, and tools that allow to reliably compute and efficiently solve problems with such alternative devices.

In this talk, I will outline my visionary and long-term research efforts to address the grand challenge of building, organizing, and programming future computing machines. First, I will review some exemplary future and emerging computing devices and highlight the particular challenges that arise for performing computations with them. I will then delineate potential solutions on how these challenges might be addressed. Self-assembled nano-scale electronics, cellular automata (CAs), and random boolean networks (RBNs) will serve as a simple showcase. I will show that irregular assemblies and specific interconnects can have major advantages over purely regular and locally interconnected fabrics. I will further present the efforts underway to self-assemble massive-scale nanowire-based interconnect fabrics for spatial computers.

BIO: Christof Teuscher holds an assistant professor position in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Portland State University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor appointment in Computer Science at the University of New Mexico (UNM). He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) in 2000 and 2004 respectively. In 2004 he became a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in 2005 a distinguished Director's Postdoctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and in 2007 a Technical Staff Member. His main research interests include emerging computing architectures and paradigms, biologically-inspired computing, complex and adaptive systems, and cognitive science. Teuscher has received several prestigious awards and fellowships. For more information visit: http://www.teuscher.ch/christof.

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Monday
Dec 8, 2008
SAO Internet Marketing Conference
Portland State University Market Square Building

Date: Mon, Dec 8th Time: 12:00pm-8:00pm Location: Portland State University Market Square Building 1515 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 1050 Cost: $55 for members $55 for non members Registration Deadline: 12/08/2008 Topic: Internet Marketing Conference

Do you need to know the latest techniques to market to your customer online? Join marketing and interactive professionals for this half-day conference plus evening event focused on Internet Marketing. We will cover beginner to advanced topics in Web strategies, analytics, ecommerce and SEO fundamentals, site development techniques, social media technologies, user experience and more. Expert speakers come from the Portland-area interactive community of consultants and agencies, including instructors in the Internet Strategy workshop series.

Whether you are a beginner and need to understand and interact with your online customers or a marketing professional who wants to hear the latest trends in SEO, and social media marketing, several tracks will allow you to learn at your own pace. Have your site reviewed by students or experts in our site lab and join in an interactive session with some of today's technology providers. The day will conclude with an interactive brainstorming and catered networking event, co-sponsored by the SAO IPsig and SEMpdx, Portland interactive associations. Take advantage of the tremendous resources available through Portland's interactive community.

Can't make the conference but want to network with other Internet marketing professionals and the conference speakers? Join us for the party from 6:00 to 8:00 for food, beverages, conversation and a live band. The Site Lab will stay open from 6:00 to 7:00 if you want a mini review of your site by an expert. Space is limited so register today. $10 advance registration, $15 at the door.

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Tuesday
Feb 24, 2009
PSU Multimedia Professional Development Center Info Session
Portland State University Professional Development Center

RSVP for the PSU Professional Development Center Info Session on February 24, 5-7pm. Bryan Rhoads, Internet Strategy workshop instructor, will give a brief presentation on social media marketing. The Multimedia Professional Program will be featured and participants will be able to interact with program managers on certificates, workshops and courses available.

5:00 - Check In

5:30 - Introduction by Professional Development Center (PDC)

5:35 - Presentations

         Room 1050C: Brian Rhoades
         Room 1053: Jennifer Johnson

5:50 - Break for refreshments/Questions

6:00 – Roundtable Discussions

         Room 1050C
         Professional Writing
         Multimedia
         Information Technology

         Room 1053
         Healthcare Management
         Six Sigma
         Human Resource Management

6:20 - Break for refreshments

6:30 – Roundtable Discussions

         Room 1050C
         Current Topics & Contemporary Issues
         Organization Development

         Room 1053
         Project Management
         Accelerated Supervision
         Marketing

6:50 - Reconvene, questions

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Friday
Mar 6, 2009
PSU MPP Introduction to eMarketing with Kent Lewis
Portland State University Market Square Building

This class is two Fridays, 3/6 & 3/13. A new class repeats 4/24 & 5/1

With the evolution of technology, consumers are better informed and more empowered than ever before. Today's marketers must evolve their strategies to address increasing skepticism. E-Marketing strategies offer an ideal solution for the complexities of today's world: timely, efficient, affordable and highly measurable communications. This workshop outlines the tools and techniques being used today to harness the vast marketing potential of the Internet. Topics include search engine marketing, reputation management, email marketing, social media optimization and online advertising and public relations. Take away useable strategies and tips to integrate online and conventional marketing, measure its success and ultimately convert visitors into customers and evangelists. Anyone who needs to deliver results with their Web site will benefit from this workshop.

$545.00 noncredit, includes materials and $35 lab fee credit optional for addl $55

503-725-4820

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Thursday
Mar 12, 2009
PostgreSQL Portland Performance Practice Project (P5)
Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building (FAB)

Sponsored by the Computer Science Department, Portland State University

This series will consist of 5 to 6 presentations aimed at PostgreSQL database users who wish to learn more about tuning their systems for performance. Attendees will learn how to generate and interpret operating system (Linux) and database statistics, and the effects of some system tuning techniques. This involves studying the well known Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) benchmark called TPC-C ( www.tpc.org ). TPC-C was developed by a committee, representing all major players in the database marketplace, to be representative of typical online enterprise databases. TPC-C consists of a precisely defined schema and 19 queries. We will review the schema and queries and demonstrate how each tuning technique affects their performance. We will use an open source package that the speaker has developed, called DBT-2, which many DBAs have found useful.

PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY, 1900 SW 4th AVENUE, FOURTH AVENUE BUILDING – ROOM 86-01

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Friday
Mar 13, 2009
PSU MPP Introduction to eMarketing with Kent Lewis
Portland State University Market Square Building

This class is two Fridays, 3/6 & 3/13. A new class repeats 4/24 & 5/1

With the evolution of technology, consumers are better informed and more empowered than ever before. Today's marketers must evolve their strategies to address increasing skepticism. E-Marketing strategies offer an ideal solution for the complexities of today's world: timely, efficient, affordable and highly measurable communications. This workshop outlines the tools and techniques being used today to harness the vast marketing potential of the Internet. Topics include search engine marketing, reputation management, email marketing, social media optimization and online advertising and public relations. Take away useable strategies and tips to integrate online and conventional marketing, measure its success and ultimately convert visitors into customers and evangelists. Anyone who needs to deliver results with their Web site will benefit from this workshop.

$545.00 noncredit, includes materials and $35 lab fee credit optional for addl $55

503-725-4820

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Monday
Apr 6, 2009
CS Colloquium: Repairing software automatically using evolutionary computation
Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building (FAB)

Stephanie Forrest University of New Mexico

FAB 86-01

Abstract

A pressing challenge for computer science over the next decade is reducing the total cost of software. This includes the billions of dollars that are lost each year from software defects. The number of software defects far outstrips the resources available for repairing them, and most software is shipped with both known and unknown bugs. This problem arises because human programmers still develop, maintain, and repair computer programs largely by hand, despite many years of progress in machine learning and artificial intelligence. The talk will describe recent research that shows how evolutionary computation can be combined with program analysis methods to automatically repair bugs in off-the-shelf legacy C programs. Once a program fault is discovered, evolutionary algorithms are used to generate program variants until one is found that both retains required functionality and avoids the defect in question. Standard test cases are used to represent the fault and to encode program requirements. Once a successful variant is discovered, structural differencing algorithms and delta debugging methods are used to minimize its size. Initial results will be presented on a wide range of C programs, including security vulnerabilities such as integer overflow, denial of service, format string, and buffer overflow. Finally, the talk will describe how the automatic repair mechanism can be combined with anomaly intrusion detection to produce a closed-loop repair system.

Biography

Stephanie Forrest is Professor and Chairman of the Computer Science Department at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She is also an External Professor and has served on the Science Board and as Vice President of the Santa Fe Institute. Professor Forrest received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer and Communication Sciences from the University of Michigan (1982,1985) and a BA from St. John's College (1977). Before joining UNM in 1990 she worked for Teknowledge Inc. and was a Director's Fellow at the Center for Nonlinear Studies, Los Alamos National Laboratory. Her research studies adaptive systems, including evolutionary computation, immunology, biological modeling, and computer security. In security, she is best known for her early work using system calls for anomaly intrusion detection and her more recent work on automated diversity. She was a recipient of the NSF Presidental Young Investigator's Award and has recently served on the NSF GENI Science Council, the NSF CISE Advisory Committee, and the UCLA CENS Advisory Board.

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Thursday
May 21, 2009
PDXPUG: Introductory Database Education at PSU
Free Geek

by Len Shapiro

Abstract: I'll survey how I teach the introductory database course at PSU. My goal for the talk is to elicit suggestions for how I could do a better job. The theme of the course is "transforming data into Information". I use a 200 Meg database, hosted on PostgreSQL, instead of the one-slide databases used in typical intro courses, to illustrate the principles of the course. The database is Federal Elections Commission data re donations to candidates, so queries often reflect real questions about the real data.

Bio: Len Shapiro has been a professor at PSU for 23 years. His research interests are primarily in query processing.

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Friday
Oct 23, 2009
PSU CS Colloquium: Chaos in Computer Science
Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building (FAB)

CS conference room, FAB 086-01

Abstract: Although it is not necessarily the view taken by those who design them, modern computers are deterministic nonlinear dynamical systems, and it is both interesting and useful to treat them as such. In this talk, I will describe a nonlinear dynamics-based framework for modeling and analyzing computer systems. Using this framework, together with a custom measurement infrastructure, we have found strong indications of low-dimensional dynamics in the performance of a simple program running on a popular Intel microprocessor—including the first experimental evidence of chaotic dynamics in real computer hardware. These dynamics change completely when we run the same program on a different Intel microprocessor, or when we change that program slightly. All of this raises important issues about computer analysis and design. These engineered systems have grown so complex as to defy the analysis tools that are typically used by their designers: tools that assume linearity and stochasticity, and essentially ignore dynamics. The ideas and methods developed by the nonlinear dynamics community are a much better way to study, understand, and (ultimately) design modern computer systems.

This is joint work with Amer Diwan and Todd Mytkowicz.

Computer Science Department University of Colorado at Boulder Biography: Elizabeth Bradley did her undergraduate and graduate work at MIT, interrupted by a one-year leave of absence to row in the 1988 Olympic Games, and has been with the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder since January of 1993. Her research interests include nonlinear dynamics, artificial intelligence, and control theory. She is the recipient of a NSF National Young Investigator award, a Packard Fellowship, a Radcliffe Fellowship, and the 1999 student-voted University of Colorado College of Engineering teaching award.

Host: Melanie Mitchell

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Wednesday
Aug 11, 2010
Portland State University Haskell Interest Group [PHIG]
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

The PSU Haskell Interest Group is intended to provide a meeting place for PSU students and others who are users and developers of the Haskell programming language. Nothing too structured; brief talks and a chance to meet and discuss.

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Wednesday
Oct 20, 2010
Your future as the next global leader starts right now
Portland State University (PSU) - Smith Memorial Center

Your future as the next global leader starts right now

The world is constantly changing…What does it takes to be the next global leader? Come join us for an amazing forum, discussion and social event brought to you by the Master of International Management (MIM). Learn more about the current and emerging global business trends in a competitive market through the personal stories of thought leaders from MIM as well as Fortune 500 corporations including DHL and LG International.

RSVP for this free event before it fills up -- limited to 25 seats!

When: Wednesday, October 20th, 6 p.m. Where: Smith Memorial Student Union 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR, 97201 Room 236 - The Cascade Room

Don’t miss the discussion that may help you become a global leader! RSVP now: http://psumim.eventbrite.com/

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Monday
Apr 18, 2011
PSU dotNet
Portland State University Shattuck Annex

Please attend

Friday
Jun 3, 2011
(Friday) Galois Tech talk: Building an Open-Source Autonomous Quad-Copter
Galois, Inc

Presented by Nicholas Begley, Dave Dung Anh, James Heilinger, Alec Rasmussen, and Mark Theuson.

It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's an open-source autonomous quad-copter. In collaboration with the Portland State University Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept., Galois mentored a Spring semester Senior Capstone Project to build an ArduCopter. The ArduCopter is based on the Arduino open-source hardware platform, and includes infrared sensors (collision avoidance), sonar and barometer (altitude hold), GPS (location), magnetometer (direction), and gyro (stabilization). This talk will include a description of the ArduCopter and it's operation, including the trials and tribulations of building and testing one. Of course, the talk will include cool videos.

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Wednesday
Feb 15, 2012
Innovation Talk - Herb Sorensen
Portland State University Engineering Building

We have a great Innovation Talk coming up on Friday.

Herb Sorensen, who has been a "Fast Company's Innovator of the Year" will be giving a talk on the role of technology in driving innovation in retailing. Find out how Walmart, Amazon, Apple, and Google have been, and continue to be, at the forefront of the industry, and how the new players are transforming the industry.

3pm - Friday - 2/17/12 - EB102 - coffee and dessert following!

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

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Friday
Feb 17, 2012
Innovation Talk - Herb Sorensen
Portland State University Engineering Building

We have a great Innovation Talk coming up on Friday.

Herb Sorensen, who has been a "Fast Company's Innovator of the Year" will be giving a talk on the role of technology in driving innovation in retailing. Find out how Walmart, Amazon, Apple, and Google have been, and continue to be, at the forefront of the industry, and how the new players are transforming the industry.

3pm - Friday - 2/17/12 - EB102 - coffee and dessert following!

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

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Monday
Apr 9, 2012
Real-Life Learning Agents
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

Abstract:

Agents, defined as programs or robots that interact with their environment, are becoming increasingly common. However, the current generation of agents are often unable to robustly interact with each other, or with humans, severely limiting the number of tasks that they can accomplish. Furthermore, these agents typically are unable to adapt to their environment, a critical skill when programmers do not have full knowledge of agents' future environments or when the agents' environment may change over time. This talk will discuss recent work in combining autonomous learning of sequential decision making tasks with transfer learning, a general approach to sharing knowledge between agents with different capabilities, resulting in significant improvements to learning speeds and abilities.

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Tuesday
Apr 10, 2012
Efficiently Learning Probabilistic Graphical Models
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

Abstract:

Probabilistic graphical models are used to represent uncertainty in many domains, such as error-correcting codes, computational biology, sensor networks and medical diagnosis. This talk will discuss two approaches to the problem of learning graphical models from data, focusing on computational challenges. The first is marginalization-based learning, where parameters are fit in the context of a specific approximate inference algorithm. This will include results on image processing and computer vision problems. The second is recent work on Markov chain Monte Carlo based learning, inspired by a computational biology project.

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Wednesday
Apr 11, 2012
Motors, Voters, and the Future of Embedded Security
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

Abstract:

The stereotypical view of computing, and hence computer security, is a landscape filled with laptops, desktops, smartphones and servers; general purpose computers in the proper sense. However, this is but the visible tip of the iceberg. In fact, most computing today is invisibly embedded into systems and environments that few of us would ever think of as computers. Indeed, applications in virtually all walks of modern life, from automobiles to medical devices, power grids to voting machines, have evolved to rely on the same substrate of general purpose microprocessors and (frequently) network connectivity that underlie our personal computers. Yet along with the power of these capabilities come the same potential risks as well. My research has focused on understanding the scope of such problems by exploring vulnerabilities in the embedded environment, how they arise, and the shape of the attack surfaces they expose.

In this talk, I will particularly discuss recent work on two large-scale platforms: modern automobiles and electronic voting machines. In each case, I will explain how implicit or explicit assumptions in the design of the systems have opened them to attack. I will demonstrate these problems, concretely and completely, including arbitrary control over election results and remote tracking and control of an unmodified automobile. I will explain the nature of these problems, how they have come to arise, and the challenges in hardening such systems going forward.

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Friday
Apr 13, 2012
Information Leakage from Encrypted Voice over IP: Attacks and Defenses
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

Abstract:

In this talk, I describe two side-channel traffic analysis attacks on encrypted voice-over-IP calls and a novel technique for efficiently defending against such attacks. We begin with a review of the basics of speech coding to understand how and why information can leak out of an encrypted VoIP call. We then discuss the techniques for recovering hidden information: first, how to identify the language spoken in the call, and then how to spot particular phrases. Our techniques are completely speaker-independent, and require no recorded examples of the target phrase. Nevertheless, we show that they achieve surprising accuracy on widely-used speech corpora. Finally, we consider methods for limiting this information leakage. Experimental results show that an intelligent, adaptive adversary can convincingly deceive such traffic analyses while incurring much lower overhead than previously expected.

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Duckki Oe, Formally Certified Satisfiability Solving
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

Abstract:

Satisfiability (SAT) and satisfiability module theories (SMT) solvers are efficient automated theorem provers widely used in several fields such as formal verification and artificial intelligence. Although SAT/SMT are traditional propositional and predicate logics and well understood, SAT/SMT solvers are complex software highly optimized for performance. Because SAT/SMT solvers are commonly used as the final verdict for formal verification problems, their correctness is an important issue. This talk discusses two methods to formally certify SAT/SMT solvers. First method is generating proofs from solvers and certifying those proofs. One of the issues for proof checking is that SMT logics are constantly growing and a flexible framework to express proof rules is needed. The proposal is to use a meta-language called LFSC, which is based on Edinburgh Logical Frame with an extension for expressing computational side conditions. SAT and SMT logics can be encoded in LFSC, and the encoding can be easily and safely extended for new logics. And it has been shown that an optimized LFSC checker can certify SMT proofs very efficiently. Second method is using a verified programming language to implement a SAT solver and verify the code statically. Guru is a pure functional programming language with support for dependent types and theorem proving. A modern SAT solver has been implemented and verified to be correct in Guru. Also, Guru allows very efficient code generation through resource types, so the performance of versat is comparable with that of the current proof checking technology with a state-of-the-art solver.

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Monday
Apr 16, 2012
Title: Information Discovery in Large Complex Datasets
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

Abstract:

The focus of my research is on enabling novel kinds of interaction between the user and the information in a variety of digital environments, ranging from social content sites, to digital libraries, to the Web. In the first part of this talk, I will present an approach for tracking and querying fine-grained provenance in data-intensive workflows. A workflow is an encoding of a sequence of steps that progressively transform data products. Workflows help make experiments reproducible, and may be used to answer questions about data provenance – the dependencies between input, intermediate, and output data. I will describe a declarative framework that captures fine-grained dependencies, enabling novel kinds of analytic queries, and will demonstrate that careful design and leveraging distributed processing make tracking and querying fine-grained provenance feasible. In the second part of this talk, I will discuss information discovery on the Social Web, where users provide information about themselves in stored profiles, register their relationships with other users, and express their preferences with respect to information and products. I will argue that information discovery should account for a user's social context, and will present network-aware search – a novel search paradigm in which result relevance is computed with respect to a user's social network. I will describe efficient algorithms appropriate for this setting, and will show how social similarities between users may be leveraged to make processing more efficient.

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Monday
Oct 15, 2012
Research Talk: Agile Tooling for C++
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

Title: Test-Driven Development and Mock Objects for C++ in Eclipse

Speaker: Prof Peter Sommerlad, Institute for Software at FHO/HSR Rapperswil, Switzerland

Abstract

At IFS Institute for Software, several plug-ins have been developed for the Eclipse C/C++ Development Tools (CDT), to assist Agile C++ developers. Some of the features have already been integrated into CDT, such as the refactoring infrastructure and some refactorings, such as toggling function definition and declaration. In this talk Prof. Sommerlad will explain how IFS's plug-ins make it easier to adopt an agile style of development, through code-generation for Test-driven Development (TDD), unit testing, test doubles and mock objects, quick feedback from static analysis tools, and quick-fixes for problems.

Speaker Bio:

Prof. Peter Sommerlad is head of IFS Institute for Software at FHO/HSR Rapperswil. Peter is co-author of the books POSA Vol.1 and Security Patterns. His goal is to make software simpler by Decremental Development: refactoring software down to 10% of its size with better architecture, testability and quality and functionality. Peter is the also the author of the CUTE unit testing framework. He inspired and leads several Eclipse CDT plug-in projects, such as the CUTE unit testing, Sconsolidator, Mockator, Linticator, and Includator. IFS contributed most of the CDT refactoring infrastructure and is employing it to develop further TDD and Refactoring support for Eclipse CDT.

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Thursday
Dec 6, 2012
Envisioneering -- Leveraging Technology for Future Innovation
PSU Business Accelerator

The Technology Management Chapter of IEEE invites you to....

Envisioneering -- Leveraging Technology for Future Innovation With guest speaker Paul Menig, CEO of Tech-I-M Formerly intrapreneurial leader at General Electric, Eaton and Daimler

The pace of technology progress is continually increasing. Innovations in the vehicle industry is an example. Whether On-Highway or Off, future vehicles are going to be more complex, more durable, more varied than today. Our ability to engineer products that perform as expected will depend on our vision of the future, our ability to model the vehicle in its environment and solid engineering. We can probably see with our eyes what commercial vehicles in 2020 will look like. It will take something more to envisioneer the vehicle of 2030 and prepare the models and tools we will need to make them amazingly reliable and easy to use and maintain

By the end of the session, attendees will better understand: How long does it take from concept to production What are the trends driving innovation What are the challenges to product development of new innovations What drives innovation What is the future of moving products from factories to consumers

Date: December 6th 2012 5:30 P.M. Registration table opens 5:30 – 6:00 P.M. Food and networking 6:00 – 8:30 P.M. Presentation and Q & A

Location: Portland State Business Accelerator, SW Corbett & SW Meade, Portland, OR 97201. Mt. Hood Room, 2nd floor. Free Parking

$10 IEEE and SAE members. $15 non-members. IEEE Sr. Members and IEEE Students- free Register: On-Line: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/15223

also accepting checks and cash at the door. no-shows will be invoiced.

Contact: Chris Dennis, Registration Volunteer, 503-803-7627, [email protected]

This event is sponsored by the IEEE - Oregon Technology Management Chapter Special thank you to our yearly sponsor: Business Accelerator, PSU.

About the Speaker: Paul Menig is CEO of Tech-I-M, a consulting company focused on helping companies succeed by leveraging technology in products and processes. Savvy Technology creates Powerful Results. As an intrapreneurial leader at General Electric, Eaton and Daimler, Paul successfully brought advanced technology to market in medical systems, industrial automation, military systems and commercial vehicles.

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Monday
Dec 10, 2012
Cleanweb PDX Meetup
PSU Business Accelerator

Are you interested in expanding the cleantech community in Portland? On Monday, December 10 from 6:30--8pm, the Accelerator is hosting the first Cleanweb PDX Meetup, a group designed to foster the Cleantech community in Portland.

The meetup is organized by Jay-E Emmingham, a friend of the Accelerator who was an organizer for the NY Cleanweb community and is hoping to start a similar program here. Learn more about Cleanweb here: http://cleanweb.co/about/

Sign up for the 12/10 meetup here: http://www.meetup.com/Cleanweb-PDX/.

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Thursday
Jan 10, 2013
Oregon Electric Vehicles -- Prospects and Proof
PSU Business Accelerator

The Technology Management Chapter of IEEE invites you to....

Oregon Electric Vehicles: Prospects and Proof

The Brammo Experience: Developing BEV Motorcycles in Southern Oregon Electric Transportation: Opportunities and Trends

With speakers Roger Gerson, Electrical Engineering Manager, Brammo, Inc. and Jeff Allen, Executive Director, Drive Oregon

In 2009 Brammo re-invented itself with the ambition of producing fully roadworthy battery-electric motorcycles that are high quality, and cost/performance competitive with traditional internal- combustion engine bikes. Now in 2012 we are launching serial production of our 3rd model motorcycle, and achieving our dream.

This presentation provides a glimpse into the culture and philosophy of electrical engineering and electronics manufacturing at the most exciting young company in the motorcycle industry.

Date: January 10th, 2013 5:30 P.M. Registration table opens 5:30 – 6:00 P.M. Food and networking 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Presentation and Q & A

Free parking in the Accelerator lot Seating is limited. RSVP strongly recommended. $10 IEEE members. $15 non-members. IEEE Sr. Members and IEEE Students—free Register on-line: http://www.ieee-oregon.org Find the event on the front page and click “Register” Pay by credit card on web site or pay by cash/check at door

Contact: Chris Dennis, Registration Volunteer, 503-803-7627, [email protected]

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Wednesday
Jan 16, 2013
Comic Rocket Game Night
PSU Business Accelerator

Accelerator resident Comic Rocket would like to invite you to an evening of game play and conversation on Wednesday, January 16 from 6:30--9:30pm in the Mt. Hood Room. We had a great time doing this last month, so let's do it again!

We're bringing our game libraries, including Risk, Blokus, Magic: The Gathering, Ricochet Robots, Order of the Stick, and many more games. Please bring anything you want to play too! Game play starts at 6:30 so everyone has time to get dinner beforehand. We'll provide snacks and drinks; you can bring some to share too if you really want to.

Bring friends, and we look forward to seeing you on the 16th!

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Tuesday
Jun 25, 2013
TiE Mentor Meetup
Portland State Business Accelerator Mt. Hood room

PSU semi-finalists from the Cleantech Challenge, an event run by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at PSU, will pitch their projects to a group of TiE mentors. Teams will network with mentors to find a match. The students will then work with the mentors throughout the summer. Sign up if you would like to be a mentor, meet TiE mentors or meet Cleantech students. Fees: Free Registration required: www.oregon.tie.org

The teams represent a wide variety of disciplines - engineering students working with business students, and collaborations between faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates.

The 2013 PSU Cleantech Challenge semi-finalists are:

Simon Fowler, Graduate Student, Physics Emilio Molina, Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering Esteban Rodriquez-Ariza, Undergraduate Student, Chemistry Dr. Jun Jiao, Professor, Physics (A photocatalytic water purification system that uses a unique method of magnetic photocatalyst recycling to purify water of organiz contaminants- using only solar energy.)

Anne Phillip, Recent PSU Alumna, Biology John Talik, Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering Matthew Stewart, Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering Taylor Rice, Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering (A home aquaponics system that raises fish and vegetables together, utilizing a biofilter to recycle fish waste into plant fertilizer.)

Haiyan Li, Ph.D Researcher, Physics Lester Lampert, Graduate Student, Applied Physics Dr. Jun Jiao, Professor, Physics and Mechanical & Materials Engineering (Antireflective and efficient spray-coating films using diatoms, a photosynthetic organism, to enhance the light-electrcity conversion efficiency of solar cells.)

Emily Ediger, Undergraduate Student, Biology Megan Foley, Undergraduate Student, Biology Nick Simms, Undergraduate Student, Business (Natural pigments derived from microorganisms to synthesize dyes on a large scale in completely controlled environments.)

Peter Dusicka, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering (Lightweight and corrosion-resistant buckling restrained braces, utilizing non-conventional construction materials, to protect buildings from earthquake damage.)

Heber Miguel, Undergraduate Student, Business and Economics Michael Boros, Undergraduate Student, General Science (A fuel processor system that recycles waste oil into Clean Diesel Fuel.)

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Saturday
Oct 26, 2013
PSU-TAO Cleanweb Hack (updated)
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

If you haven't already signed up for the Hack tomorrow at PSU, we hope some details included here will entice you. To prepare our participants for a fun and productive day, below are details and resources for the Hack.

Goals: To generate ideas are innovative to solving environmental and sustainability, social equity issues through utilization of software and mobile apps. Don’t forget to have some fun.

Idea Generation: To start, you should ask the following questions: 1) What issues you and your team would like to tackle? (ie. carbon emissions reduction by buildings or vehicles, solar potential identifier, change of personal habits, e-waste tracking, etc.) 2) What do other similar applications exist on the market? Sometimes, building on existing apps can resolve a more refined product. 3) What is the marketability? Is it scalable?

The best project ideas are one that you are passionate about, and have some components of competition and linkage to social media.

Finding Data: While you are brainstorming ideas, you should also consider data availability as well. It is not the end of the world if you don’t have data sets or APIs to mock up a prototype. Simply build your own datasets, even if just a few that are enough for you to test out your product.

See the Cleanweb Hack resource guide for APIs, data sets, sample projects and project ideas. (http://tinyurl.com/m7a744e)

Judging Criteria: At the end of day, your prototype will be scored on these criteria: 1) Impact on resource and sustainability issues 2) Design and usability of prototype 3) Feasibility and marketability 4) Good use of datasets and APIs

Prizes: 1st Place - $500, 2nd Place - $250

Bragging right is priceless.

Our judges are looking forward to your innovations!

Winston Saunders, Director of Data Center Security Initiatives at Intel Chris Harder, Division Manager at the Portland Development Commission (PDC) Skip Newberry, President at the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO)

Questions? Ask us on Twitter (@cleanwebPDX), Facebook or via email [email protected]

There will be food, drink and good companies. Come out to have some fun!


What is Cleanweb? Cleanweb is a meme, a movement, a market that individuals/organizations are leveraging information technologies to address the world's critical resource challenges. This web of technologies can optimize how we use resources across the way we live, work, and play. It creates the biggest impact and economic opportunity of our time.

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Friday
Nov 1, 2013
ACM Tech Talk: Student Success in Finding a Career
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Ever wondered what makes a student successful in landing that career after university life ends? Ever wanted to find that competitive edge that makes you stand out from the crowd? If you answered yes to either of the above questions, this tech talk is for you.

Frank Goovaerts is the Interim Director of Student Success at Portland State University at MCECS, and will be giving a tech talk on how to get that extra edge and what services he offers to help students transition from college to career.

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Friday
Nov 8, 2013
Intro to Android GUI Programming
Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building (FAB) Room FAB 86-01

This will be an introduction to Android Programming using Eclipse and Java with the Android SDK.

This is the first event in a series of Android programming talks which will inevitably lead to the production of a classic board game, such as Sorry!

All skill levels are welcome, and no prior Android Experience is necessary.

About the Speaker: Sean Walsh is the Chairman of the Association for Computing Machinery at Portland State University. Sean has extensive experience with User Interface design and undergraduate Artificial Intelligence programming. He is finishing his undergraduate degree in Computer Science, while concurrently taking graduate classes toward a Masters of Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence track.

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Saturday
Jun 21, 2014
Wiki Loves Pride (Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon)
Portland State University (PSU) - Smith Memorial Center

Please join us on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from noon–4pm at Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 236 (Portland State University) for an edit-a-thon being hosted as part of Wiki Loves Pride, a global campaign to expand and improve LGBT-related content on Wikipedia. Prior Wikipedia editing is not required; assistance will be available the day of the event. Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords.

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Saturday
Sep 13, 2014
CAT BarCamp
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

CAT BarCamp is:

An Unconference

An informal conference whose agenda is directed by its attendees

Has Sessions

The sessions at a Bar Camp are as unpredictable as the Oregon weather. They can be on various topics, from technology-oriented dev ops to non technology oriented ‘How to make the BEST grilled cheese EVER!’.

Open to Everyone

CAT BarCamp is not only for PSU students! Anyone who has an interest in being involved may attend.

Unscheduled

Bar camps are unscheduled which means that the topics for sessions are not pre-determined. The timeslots for the sessions however are. Everyone gets a chance to pick a timeslot in which to speak in throughout the unconference.

Has no Charge to Attend

In the spirit of the Open Source Community Bar Camps are free of charge. All we ask is that you register so that our planners have an idea of how many attendees to expect.

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Saturday
Feb 28, 2015
O!PLA Animation Festival
Fifth Avenue Cinemas

O!PLA Across The Borders includes winners from this year’s O!PLA Festival of Polish Animation — an exceptional sampling of contemporary films from the land of fields. This new collection includes independent work, student films, music videos, and animated epigrams. Presented by ASIFA Portland and Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH. O!PLA Across The Borders 2014 describes a Kafka-esque city where beetle people struggle to coexist with normal; a famous surrealist painting brought to life with stunning, stylized CG animation; a Polish-flavored version of The Matrix, where domestic routines are all part of the malevolent computer’s master plan.

FREE for Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH & ASIFA Portland members FREE for LAIKA employees & PNCA animation majors (show badge or school ID) Tickets: $5 General Admission Moments of explicit sexuality, not recommended for children ​

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Tuesday
Apr 14, 2015
Galois tech talk: High Tech Amateur Rockets at PSAS
Galois Inc

abstract: Portland State Aerospace Society (PSAS) is a student aerospace engineering project at Portland State University. We’re building ultra-low-cost, open source rockets that feature some of the most sophisticated amateur rocket avionics systems anywhere. Learn some of the history of the group, why steering a rocket is very, very hard, what we’re doing to solve that problem.

bio: Open-Source Rocket Scientist. Currently the program manager of the Lab for Interconnected Devices at Portland State University — an electronics rapid prototyping playground for engineering students. Nathan has spent the last 7 years helping build a homegrown space program at PSU through volunteering at the Portland State Aerospace Society (PSAS).

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Wednesday
Nov 18, 2015
EBER Launch Day, Free Hot Chocolate
Portland State University (PSU) - Smith Memorial Center

We will be giving free hot chocolate, coupon, information about our app and fun games with cool prizes.

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Thursday
Sep 14, 2017
BEST FEST, The Pacific NW's Premier Cleantech Innovation Conference
World Trade Center

Innovations on the frontiers of science and technology can help address the environmental challenges we face. The 2017 BEST FEST will explore how cutting edge innovations in Advanced Manufacturing, Energy, Water, Natural Resources, IoT, Agriculture and Food can make a positive impact on the planet while also growing the Oregon economy. Experts from across industries in Oregon and outside the state along with entrepreneurs and university researchers will expose exciting innovations in an informative and fascinating program.

Now in its ninth year, BEST FEST brings together the doers, thinkers, and innovators working in clean technology across the region. Our signature event – known as the Pacific Northwest’s premier cleantech innovation conference – is about learning, inspiring, networking, sharing ideas, and shaping a better, more sustainable future. BEST FEST convenes a diverse audience of entrepreneurs, investors, partners, corporates, university researchers, students, and scientists – all of whom share the common goal of accelerating solutions to environmental challenges and want to create opportunities to engage.

Early bird tickets on sale now at: https://tinyurl.com/y7mc2a28

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Saturday
Oct 6, 2018
CAT Barcamp 2018
Portland State University Engineering Building

Find out more and register for the event at http://catbarcamp.org

CAT BarCamp is a free unconference hosted by the Computer Action Team at Portland State University every year.

BarCamps are free conferences where the people who show up on the day of decide what the conference is about. No scheduled talks are planned beforehand by the organizers, making the range of talks and topics covered each year entirely unique. Timeslots are posted in an accessible place and the attendants are given (fairly) free reign to post and choose which talks they would like to attend or give. We only ask that topics be respectful and PG-rated.

The CAT at PSU is an ops training organization that has secured the venue and is organizing the event. We expect many job-hungry students skilled in development, computer science, operations, and everything else to be in attendance at this event and we want to enable as many connections as possible. Because the CAT is a tech organization and has ties to the larger tech community, many speakers will likely give tech-oriented talks.

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Tuesday
Oct 16, 2018
Write the Docs PDX October Joint Meetup (with Portland State University Technical Communication and PDX Support Driven): A Day in the Life of...
PSU Smith Memorial Student Union (Meeting room 333)

Write the Docs Portland meetup, Portland State University's Technical Communication group, and PDX Support Driven meetup are combining forces for a very fascinating look into the lives of documentarians, Technical Writing students, and support professionals.

We'll have two members from each group share with attendees what their work day is like. After the "Day in the Life of..." stories, we have an opportunity to ask presenters questions and form breakout groups where attendees can converse with others based on common topics of interest.

Join us on Tuesday, October 16th, from 6 to 8 pm. Location: Smith Memorial Student Union building, meeting space room 333 (building map here: https://www.pdx.edu/student-union/building-directory#Third%20Floor)

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Thursday
Nov 15, 2018
Intro to Git Workshop
Ned Space

Git is well over a decade old and still reigns King and is a de Facto Standard for many good reasons. Join us for an Intro to Git workshop where you will learn the basics of this powerful version-control tool.

We will walk through setting up a project on GitHub and will be using the command line to step through and understand a series of commands typically seen in a common workflow "Feature Branch".

At the end of the night you should have a general understanding of Git as a tool and how to use it from the command line to maintain proper version control of your code.

Bring your laptop and if you haven't already: Download and install git : https://git-scm.com Create an account at : https://github.com

Meetup Link: https://www.meetup.com/Latinx-Tech-PDX/events/255991306
Location: Ned Space - 707 SW Washington St #1100, Portland, OR 97205 (11th floor)
We appreciate the RSVPs to plan for providing Food and Beverages

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Thursday
Jan 31
Linux Power Management Tools for Developers
Alchemy Code Lab

Join us for an evening of learning some very useful Linux Power Management tools and tips for developers, by Alexandra Collins. Learning to navigate the available Power Management tools for Linux will save you time and push you towards becoming a more efficient developer. Regardless of your specific technical focus having a sense of how much power your applications consume is very beneficial for optimization.

AGENDA: 6:30p - Doors open 6:30p - 7:00p - Socialize and enjoy some Snacks and Beverages 7:00p - 7:30p - Presentation by Alexandra Collins 7:30p - 7:40p - Q&A 7:40p - 8:00p - Socialize Good Night!

Alexandra Collins is the founder and CEO of HH-BioTech. Alexandra develops technologies focused to better the health on human hormones and fertility.

Prior to her current venture Alexandra accrued over 15 years as a Software Engineer, she worked for ten years at Intel Co. focused on Linux Power Management, High Performance computing and Graphics. Additionally, she worked at Technology Projects, a web development company, The University of Tennessee at the Networking Division, and Chivor Co. at the Software Division. Alexandra holds MS in Computer Science form The University of Tennessee.

Alexandra invests her play time with her husband John, Her son Fergus and her two dogs sleighing at Mt Hood or traveling abroad.

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