EECS Announcements 9/25/08

General Events
EECS Night of Theater-TONIGHT!!!, Facebook Resume Submission

Upcoming Infosessions and Workshops
2008 Study and Work Abroad Fair, EECS Honors Infosession, Undergraduate Research Workshop, Graduate Student Pre-Event Workshop, Cisco

Undergraduate Research Information
Neurosurgery at UCSF

Fellowships/Award Information
Cambridge University Scholarships

Career/Job Information
Database Support, Google

General Events (Back to Top)

Please come to EECS Night of Theater-TONIGHT!!!
Thurs 9/25 7-9pm in 306 SODA.
You won't stop laughing! Theater games, music and skits featuring students and EECS Professors. And there's even a Jeopardy game!

Facebook resume submission deadline is extended to the eventing of September 25, Thursday
please go to Callisto/CalsJob to apply for the positions


Upcoming Infosessions and Workshops (Back to Top)

Dear Berkeley students, Interested in studying abroad for a semester, year, or a summer? Like to travel and learn about other cultures? Want to work, intern, or volunteer in a foreign country? Then come to the

2008 Study and Work Abroad Fair
Friday September 26
11 am to 3 pm
P auley Ballroom in the MLK Jr. Student Union off Sproul Plaza

Meet with EAP and over 70 representatives from a variety of study and work abroad organizations that want to help YOU get an international experience! There will be drawings for prizes by many of the exhibitors, so don't miss out! See you at the fair!

The staff at Berkeley Programs for Study Abroad

Dear EECS and L&S CS Students,

I wanted to provide you with this semester's EECS Honors Information Session date and application deadline if interested:

Wednesday, October 1, 2008
4PM - 5PM 400 Cory Hall
DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR FALL 2008: Monday, December 8, 2008

For more information:

As always, feel free to stop by, email or call with any questions, thoughts or concerns. For those of you who haven't come our way before, the Center for Student Affairs is located in 205 Cory Hall.

Elisa Lewis
Program Coordinator
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Room 205 Cory Hall Berkeley, CA
94720 510/642-7372
direct 510/642-7644 fax

Dear Students,

Please join us for the first of a four-part series of workshops on Undergraduate Research.

Part 1: Finding Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Monday, September 29th
3:30-5:00 p.m.
3 Evans

In this workshop we will discuss various ways to find research opportunities and we will have a panel of students discussing their experiences. Please join us for this awesome workshop! ~snacks sponsored by EECS Center for Student Affairs

Thanks, Barbara & Elisa

The Graduate Student Pre-Event Workshop for the upcoming event - Academic Opportunities at Liberal Arts Colleges
Monday, September 29, 2008
Stephens Room, 3rd floor MLK, 11am - 1pm

The Grad Student Pre-Event Workshop will address:

This workshop will provide graduate students the first opportunity to sign up for informal, individual sessions with college representatives* that will take place on October 9th, from 2-5 pm, location to be announced. After Monday, 9/29 e-mail to schedule an appointment Academic Opportunities at Liberal Arts Colleges All day event, 10-noon, 2-5 pm, Thursday, October 9th, location to be announced

*Middlebury and Williams College representatives Diversity Faculty and VPs for Institutional Diversity, the Liberal Arts Consortium represents Western New England and the Hudson River Valley of New York and U-Mass Amherst: Amherst College, Connecticut College, Hampshire College, Middlebury College, Mount Holyoke College, Skidmore College, Smith College, Trinity College, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Williams College

Both events are open to all students.


Sponsored by the Graduate Diversity Directors, Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion, Graduate Assembly, Career Center and Graduate Division

Cisco Info Session – Technical
Date: Monday, September 29, 2008
Location: Cory Hall, Cory Hogan RM#521
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Sponsored by: SWE & IEEE
Food and drinks will be served. Prize will be raffled off.

Career Fair at Cal – Cisco will be at the following career fair
10/29/08 Early Bird Internship career fair

Cisco Information Session @ Cal 9/29/08
Info Session (technical), Cory Hall, Cory Hogan RM#521 @ 6-8PM

On-Campus Interview @ Cal

Non-on campus interview positions

Please complete the below steps to be considered for the following positions.

  1. Go to Callisto/CalsJob to apply for the above positions
  2. Go to Cisco’s website to create a profile and submit a resume:

Cisco will consider international students with MS degree for software intern positions.



Undergraduate Research Information (Back to Top)

Dear students:

I am a senior neurosurgery resident at UCSF. This year, I'm doing a postdoctoral fellowship in cognitive neuroscience at Berkeley. I am writing to see if there is a motivated, independent EECS or bioengineering undergrad to be a research assistant on a cutting edge neuroscience project. The project involves recording signals directly from the human brain surface while patients are performing various behavioral tasks, including language and brain-machine interface motor prostheses. Signal processing of the brain signals is done in Matlab using Hilbert and wavelet transform techniques. Familiarity with these methods is a big plus. The advantages of working with me on this project are the following: mentorship in pre-med or neuroscience graduate planning, authorship on published papers, and most importantly, intellectual stimulation and challenge. I'm looking for someone hard-working and focused. Please contact me directly (email) if you're seriously interested and think you can commit time from your academic schedules to get involved. I'll make sure it's worth your time.

Eddie Edward F. Chang, M.D.
Department of Neurological Surgery
University of California, San Francisco
505 Parnassus Ave, Room M779
San Francisco, CA 94143


Fellowships/Award Information (Back to Top)

Have you thought of attending Cambridge University for Graduate School?

Cambridge has become one of the world's highest regarded centers for math, science, engineering, and technology. There are two funding programs that can make study at Cambridge possible.

The Winston Churchill Scholarship

The Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarship (worth approximately between $44,000 and $50,000 enables American students to conduct graduate work in engineering, mathematics, or science at Cambridge University in England. Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree by the beginning of the 2009-10 academic year. Selection is based on academic record, GRE scores, capacity for original work, character, demonstrated concern for the critical problems of society, and good health. Seniors and recent graduates who are U.S. citizens, ages 19-26, are eligible to apply. The campus application deadline is October 20, 2008. Student MUST apply to Cambridge by October 15, 2008.

Students interested in applying should contact Alicia Hayes at

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship fully funds graduate study, or study for a second BA, for 1 to 4 years in all areas of study at University of Cambridge, especially those leading to an academic career. Students must have sound academic reasons for wanting to study at Cambridge, and should intend to use the benefits of higher education for the common good. The scholarship are open to all students, except citizens of the United Kingdom. The application deadline is October 15, 2008.

For more information visit


Career/Job Information (Back to Top)

Professor Brian Wright and his team in the Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics are looking for an undergraduate RA who knows a little bit of scripting/databases to provide some support in those areas. The main task is to retrieve patent information in a batch mode from some commercial or public databases, either web servers or on-disk databases. The student is expected to understand the structures of databases or server, use relevant languages (SQL, Perl, Python, XML, etc) to write programs to retrieve relevant information. Previous experience in massive data retrieval would be great. No knowledge about patent information is required.

If interested, please send an email to the professor () and his student, Zhen ().

Google Application Deadline 9/26
Please make sure you go online and apply by September 26th at:

This is how we consider you having formally applied. We'll be back in the 2nd week of October to interview. See bottom of this email for some application tips! Resume templates (even one for specifically for students) online at

What to expect for interviews