Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


Planned Outage
Due to a planned campus power outage, the CEE/CS department servers will be unavailable from late afternoon on Tuesday December 26th until campus restores power in the evening of Wednesday December 27th. This includes the department website, posted dec 2017
Prerequisite Change for ECE Courses
Beginning in Spring 2018, any ECE course which has ECE/ENGR/PHYS 207/2070 (Electric Circuits) as a prerequisite will require a C- or better grade in the Electric Circuits course. Likewise, any ECE course which has MATH 203/233/2320/2520 as a prerequisite will require a C- or better grade in the calculus course. These grade requirements will be checked during the prerequisite enforcement before the start of Spring 2018. Students who do not have the requisite grade will be administratively dropped and notified by email at their email account. posted nov 2017
Senior Software Engineer Skylar Payne Career Event
Skylar Payne will be giving a talk on careers in Silicon Valley on Monday November 6th at 6:00pm in the CEE/CS Tutoring Center, Sci III 324. This talk is open to all students. Click here for more details. posted oct 2017
CRRC Presentation & Job Fair
CRRC, the company which has sponsored a lot of our high-speed rail curriculum and research, is having a career event for students on Thursday October 26th starting at 1:00pm. Click here for more details. posted oct 2017
iHope Hackathon Winning Teams
1st: Mission Outreach - Omar Oseguerra, Christian Chavez, Cesar Nuno, Lizandro Perez, Miguel Trigueros
2nd: Helping Others Before Ourselves - David Schlesinger, David Vaughan, Robert Moore
3rd: Bindler - Eric Sanchez, Parker Duckworth posted oct 2017
Passing of Dr. Marc Thomas
We're saddened to report that Dr. Marc Thomas, prior chair of the CEE/CS Department and the person most instrumental in starting the Electrical and Computer Engineering programs here at CSUB, lost his battle with cancer at the start of the Fall 2017 term. The campus-wide memo on his passing is at

A memorial dinner is being planned for the end of the semester, tentatively scheduled for the evening of Friday December 8th. More details will be posted in the future. posted sept 2017
IEEE Student Branch
The IEEE Student Branch is currently helping out the Physics Club with electrical components, to set up an environment, similar to the Apollo 11 mission by NASA, for the event of RowdyCon, which will be held on Saturday, September 30th, from 10:00am - 6:00pm at CSUB. If you would like to know more about the collaboration we are having with the Physics Club, please let me know and I would be more than glad to have you take a look at what we have so far.

IEEE will be hosting a circuit workshop on Monday, October 2nd, Science 3, Room 311 from 11:00am-12:00pm. We would like for you to come, play at the 10 top casinos online with hardware, and perhaps, we can create groups and start working on bigger projects, and maybe later implement this with Arduinos! This is a great opportunity to start a side project, and get hands-on experience with hardware!
If you have any questions, please e-mail me at posted sept 2017
iHope Hackathon
The iHope Hackathon is a weekend-long innovation competition to design and build technology tools that respond to specific community needs related to homelessness. The competition will increase awareness of homelessness-related topics and incentivize the creation of new technologies to help homeless advocates address the issue in new ways. Teams of 2-5 will form and compete over the weekend for a chance to win cash prizes. Register Here. posted sept 2017
IEEE Student Branch Kickoff Meeting
The IEEE Student Branch will have their first meeting of the school year, on September 13th, at CSUB, in Science 3 Room 324 at 5:00pm. We will go over the Student Branch and Local Section, meet and network with other members, and introduce the club's plans and goals for the year. Food will be provided. Please let us know whether you will be attending by filling out this quick 5 question survey. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Cecilia Osorio at posted sept 2017
Planned Outage
Due to a planned campus power outage, the CEE/CS department servers will be unavailable from late afternoon on Thursday May 25th until campus restores power in the evening of Friday May 26th. posted may 2017
Special Topics Elective Added to Fall 2017
A new elective course for Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering has been added to the Fall 2017 schedule. The course, ECE 3770 (lecture) and 3771 (lab), is a more advanced version of the lower-division High Speed Rail course and meets at the same time as the lower-division course (TuTh 2:30-3:45pm and W 1:00-3:30pm). In this more advanced High Speed Rail course, students will be completing additional course work and assignments appropriate for an upper-division technical elective course. As such, the course can be used as one of the technical elective requirements for CE and EE students. posted may 2017
End of the Year Party
The CEE/CS End of the Year Party will be on Friday May 5th from 3:00 to 5:00pm in the CEE/CS Tutoring Center, Sci III 324. Additional seating will also be available in Sci III 328. There will be food and awards. Come join us to celebrate the end of our first year under the semester system. posted apr 2017
CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap
The CEE/CS Department, along with our community partners Empower with Code and So. Cal. Edison, are screening the documentary CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap on Thursday April 6th at 6:00pm in the Student Housing Large Classroom/Multipurpose Room. The documentary is about the lack of women and minorities in the software engineering and technology field. Its goal is to inspire more young girls and minorities to pursue technology fields, which is also the goal of our local partner Empower with Code.

This documentary originally debuted at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. The website for the documentary The trailer for the documentary is on YouTube. Due to the limited room capacity over at Student Housing, we do ask that everyone RSVP by getting a free ticket
Announcement Flyer posted mar 2017
Public Health Renegades Hackathon
BC will be hosting a hackathon event March 17-19. A weekend long innovation competition to design and build technology tools that respond to specific community needs related to public health. Teams of 2-5. Must register to participate.
Information Website Register Here Flyer pdf posted feb 2017
CSUB Scholarships posted feb 2017
BC Engineers' Club Design Challenge 2017
BC will be hosting a design challenge Saturday, February 25.
Tug War Info Tug War Layout posted feb 2017
Electric Bookworm Hackathon Event

CSU Bakersfield along with the KIT Community hosted its first university hackathon Electric Bookworm on November 18-20, 2016 - drawing over 50 participants and mentors to campus. This event brought together sciences and humanities for an interdisciplinary competition to build technologies that local libraries need. It was only the third hackathon hosted in Bakersfield, but the largest so far.

Teams were graded on three main points: technical prototype, community impact report, and presentation. A panel of CSUB Computer Science professors judged the technical prototype. A panel of local librarians from CSUB and Kern County Libraries judged the community impact report. A panel of local professionals judged the presentations.

Congratulations and thank you Balint Szoke, Kevin Mershon, Alyssa Hass, Addison Chavez, Mayor-elect Karen Goh, and everyone else who helped and participated in this event!

Read the article here Results posted nov 2016
Electric Bookworm Hackathon Event
CSUB is hosting its first Hack-A-Thon event this weekend from Friday, November 18 to Sunday, November 20 as part of the KIT Community hackathon series. We invite students, alumni, and the community to compete and develop needed technologies to help the local libraries better serve the community. The event starts Friday November 18th at 6:00pm in Science III 108, then moves to the CSUB Library computer labs for the weekend.

The hackathon is open to all majors. Teams are scored on prototype, community impact report, and presentation. Computer Science and Engineering students strongly encouraged to compete. The event is free for students. RSVP at EventBrite (pdf). posted nov 2016
Upcoming campus network outage
All off-campus access to our network will be interrupted the evening of November 11. The campus firewall is being replaced, so you can expect to be cut off from 11pm Friday evening until 6am Saturday morning. posted nov 2016
Google Career Event!
Come join Google on Monday October 31st (Halloween) for a career event. There will be a talk from 1:00pm to 2:00pm in the Student Housing (Residence Hall) multipurpose room. This is located at the new dorm buildings on the northeast side of campus. Click here for a map to the location.

All Computer Science and closely related majors and minors are encouraged to attend. RSVP at Eventbrite to reserve your seat. posted oct 2016
Computer Science & Engineering Club
The Computer Science and Engineering Club is having a fundraising event. Buy a $20 ticket to Tahoe Joes. The ticket is set for Nov. 15, 2016 from 11am-10pm. If you?re interested or want to help the club out, send us an e-mail at Also, our next meeting will be held on Monday, October 17th, in Science 3, room 313, from 4-5:30 p.m. We will be having two guest speakers, so come hear about great opportunities. Also, follow us on Facebook and on RunnerSync for updates. posted oct 2016
Guest Speaker Alyssa Haerle from Kit Community
You are cordially invited to attend a Seminar presented by Alyssa Haerle from Kit Community.
Date: Friday, September 2, 2016
Location: SCI III 311
Times: 1PM - 2:40PM and 4PM - 5:40PM

The Central Valley grows more than just food; it grows technology, too. In July 2016, the Valley Public Radio made this assertion in an interview with Fresno and Bakersfield technology leaders trying to change the mindset at home. Alyssa Haerle, founder of the Kern Innovation & Technology (KIT) Community, was among them. Talent and opportunity for technology creation exist outside Silicon Valley, even in Bakersfield. KIT is a leader in this charge to make Bakersfield and Kern County a place for technology talent to stay and thrive. Alyssa's presentation at CSUB on 9/2/2016 will introduce students to KIT and its resources and events for students.

Description of KIT Community

The KIT Community is a local resource in the tech community for those seeking to learn about, explore, and build their own technology and technology startups. This organization is building an active, prosperous tech and innovation community in Kern County. Founded in February 2016 by local entrepreneur and Stanford/UCLA alumna Alyssa Haerle, KIT has so far hosted Bakersfield's first two hackathons helping to create 8 new startup ideas with one successfully launched as a mobile application in August 2016. KIT also provides mentorship and connections to the local technology community in Bakersfield/Kern County. The KIT Community believes in creating opportunity through innovation. posted sept 2016
End of the Year events
Our end-of-the-year party will be Thursday, June 2 at 4:15. We have closed the RSVP (food has been ordered.) Academic awards will be around 5.
Other events that day:
10:00am Best Game Contest for CMPS 335 (Sci III 315)
3:15pm Capture the Flag Contest - Student Edition (Sci III 315)
4:00pm Design Projects and Research Expo (Sci III 328) posted may 2016
Speaker Event - The .NET Open Platform and the Path from CSUB to Microsoft
Come hear from Scott Hunter, a Calfornia State University, Bakersfield graduate in 1996 who is the Director of Program Management at Microsoft on the .NET Platform, talk about the journey of graduating college to navigating a large organization. Learn the skills beyond programming that with empower you to be successful in the corporate world.

He will talk about the .NET Open Platform, the free and open source platform for building Windows, iOS, Android, Mac OSX, and server applications on Windows and Linux using the popular C# and F# languages. How learning this platform can set you up to be successful.

The talk will be on Friday May 20th at 11:30am in Sci III 108 (large lecture room on the first floor). The talk is free, and all students are invited to attend. posted may 2016
General Prereq Issues for Semester Courses
The prereqs for multiple CMPS and ECE courses are not coded properly on myCSUB. In some cases, it is too permissive (allowing students to register who have not met the prereqs) and in other cases it is too restrictive (blocking registration even if students have the prereqs).

The actual prereqs for the semester CMPS and ECE courses is given in the file Prerequisites for CMPS and ECE Semester Courses.

We will be manually verifying prereqs for courses. If you have the prereqs for a course as listed in that file and still cannot register, drop off an add slip with Erika. posted may 2016
Senior project pre-reqs still not fixed.
The pre-req issues with ECE & CMPS 4910 are still not fixed. If you're having trouble getting in, drop off an add slip with Erika. posted may 2016
Quarter-to-Semester Transition Guide
Transition guides for the major requirements in the CEE/CS department have been posted on the Degree Info page. These list the semester equivalent courses for the 2013-15 major requirements. posted apr 2016
May 2017 Graduation Applications Due
ATTENTION JUNIORS! The applications for graduation for May 2017 are due at Admissions and Records on Friday April 29, 2016. Speak with an advisor if you are unsure of the courses you need under semesters for graduation. The application PDF and instructions are at // posted apr 2016
Student Research Competition Winners
Congrats to Sheriff Sadiqbatcha and Alex Ramirez, who placed first and second respectively, in the Engineering and Computer Science division of the CSUB Student Research Competition. They will go on to represent CSUB at the CSU-wide competition in Spring. posted mar 2016
Updated Two Year Rotation
The two year rotation has been updated to reflect changes in the 2015/16 academic year (particularly for Spring courses) and to give a preliminary (and very tentative) list of semester courses for 2016/17. Additional changes may be made in response to course demand, staffing levels, and budget.

See the two year rotation of courses PDF for more details. Updates are underlined.

Note that courses listed as tentative for Spring 2016 are not guaranteed to be offered. They may be canceled due to staffing issues and/or lack of student demand for the courses. posted jan 2016
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Summer Research Opportunities
U.S. citizenship required
DHS HS-STEM 2016 Summer Internship Program

The Department of Homeland Security sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals.

Graduate Students receive a $700 stipend per week plus travel expenses

Undergraduate Students receive a $600 stipend per week plus travel expenses

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and many more.

10-week research experiences are offered at: Coast Guard Research and Development Center • Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute • Customs and Borders Protection • Engineer Research and Development Center • Federal Emergency Management Agency • National Security Technologies • National Urban Security Technology Laboratory • Naval Research Laboratory • Transportation Security Laboratory • DOE National Laboratories: Argonne, Berkeley, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia

How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at

Detailed information about the internships can be found at
posted nov 2015
Google Career Event
Interested in learning more about Google? Come hear it from a Googler!

On November 6th and 9th Google will be hosting a virtual talk for you to learn more about Google and the opportunities we offer to students. We hope to meet you there.

Check out the details below and register for the event HERE. If you're interested in Google opportunities make sure to include a soft copy of your resume!

Who: Any tech-related majors (Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Math, Physics, etc.) are welcome. Unfortunately we're not able to accommodate requests to speak with other majors at this time.

What: Google @ CSUB. A Virtual Session via Google Hangouts

When & Where:

November 6th (2pm-3pm) , SCI III Room 108
November 9th (11:30am-12:00pm), SCI III 311
November 9th (2:00pm-3:00pm), SCI III 315

Why: Learn more about Google's culture, our products, projects, hiring process, and more!

What to do next?: Register for the event HERE. Update your resume and LinkedIn profiles and of course come with lots of good questions to get the most out of the session!

If you've previously RSVPed to the department, you still need to fill out the Google Doc form to RSVP to Google.

Hope to see you there! posted nov 2015
Research assistant opening
Dr. Jafarzadeh is looking for self-motivated students with great work ethics to pursue research in areas related to electrical engineering. Interested students are encouraged to contact with their resume attached. New research assistants will be part of a research team, Investigators of Smart-Grid and Renewable Energy for Electric Networks (IS-GREEN). For more information about IS-GREEN, please visit
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Strong programming background.
  • Good knowledge of Calculus.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with MATLAB.
  • Prior research experience.
posted oct 2015
Web Applications Developer opening
Bakersfield City School District has an opening for a web applications developer. Details of the job may be found at this link. Use that link to apply as well. Deadline for application is October 14. posted oct 2015
Google Scholarships
From Google:

At Google, we believe information should be universally accessible. Our education and scholarship programs aim to inspire and help students become future leaders in computing and technology by breaking down the barriers that prevent them from entering these fields. If selected, scholarship recipients will each receive a $10,000 scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year and be invited to attend the all-expense paid Annual Google Scholars' Retreat at the Googleplex this summer.?? Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of applicants' academic background, leadership, and demonstrated passion for computer science.

Please see below for a list of open scholarships:

Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship is open to current female undergraduate or graduate students who will be studying at a university in the United States or Canada for the 2016-2017 academic year. Deadline: December 1, 2015

Generation Google Scholarship is open to current undergraduate or graduate students from an underrepresented background in computer science who will be studying at a university in United States or Canada for the 2016-2017 academic year. Deadline: December 1, 2015

Google Lime Scholarship is open to current undergraduate or graduate students with disabilities who will be studying at a university in United States or Canada for the 2016-2017 academic year. Deadline: December 6, 2015

Google SVA Scholarship for student veterans is open to current undergraduate or graduate student veterans who will be studying at a university in the United States for the 2016-2017 academic year. Deadline: November 2, 2015

For questions and complete details on all of our scholarships, please visit

posted sep 2015
Graduation Application Deadlines
The campus has posted the graduation application deadlines for students planning to graduate at the end of Spring 2016 (June 2016) or at the end of Fall 2016 (December 2016). Those deadlines are:

Fall 2016 - October 30, 2015
Spring 2016 - November 20, 2015

More information and the application can be found at the campus graduation application page. posted sep 2015
Club Kickoff Meetings
Welcome to a new school year. The following clubs will be having kickoff meetings in the second week of the term.

The IEEE club kickoff meeting is Wednesday September 23rd at 5:00pm in Sci III 311.

The Computer Science and Engineering club kickoff meeting is Friday September 25th at 1:00pm in Sci III 324. posted sep 2015
Programmer Analyst position opening
College of the Sequoias in Visalia has an opening for a Programmer Analyst. See the job announcement for details. posted aug 2015
NSF SFS Dissemination Workshop
The NSF SFS Dissemination Workshop will be held on Friday July 31, 2015. This workshop is primarily for K-12 teachers and university instructors who are interested in the materials developed for the two cybersecurity REVS-UP sections at CSUB. The workshop agenda and materials can be found at posted july 2015
Updated Two Year Rotation
The two year rotation has been updated to reflect changes in the 2015/16 academic year (including more sections of 300-level CMPS courses) and to give a preliminary (and tentative) list of semester courses for 2016/17. This update also fixes a course number typo: the semester course number for CMPS 335 is CMPS 3350.

See the two year rotation of courses PDF for more details. Updates are underlined.

Note that courses listed as tentative for 2015/16 are not guaranteed to be offered. They may be canceled due to staffing issues and/or lack of student demand for the courses. posted july 2015
CONGRATS 7th Annual Capture the Flag Contest Winners!
1st place winnner Eddie Figuero who captured 9.5/10 flags
2nd place winners Austin Chavez and Kyle Werts (9 flags)
3rd place winner Jose Hernandez (8 flags) posted june 2015
Section of CMPS 335 Added to Fall 2015
A section of CMPS 335 (Software Engineering) has been added to the Fall 2015 schedule. Lectures are scheduled MWF 2:00-3:10pm and labs are Th 12:45-3:15pm. The prereqs for the course are a grade of C- or better in both CMPS 222 and CMPS 223. The course is available on myCSUB now if you wish to register. posted june 2015
Wrap-up for EOYP
Thank you to all that attended the End of the Year Party (EOYP)! It was a great event and you made those 20 pizzas disappear in record time. And a special thanks to the faculty and staff of the department for making the party possible.

The first design project exhibition was also a success. There were wonderful projects on display from both CMPS and ECE students. Thanks to all the students who brought their projects!

-- Melissa posted june 2015
End of the Year Party!
The department end of the year party will be Thursday June 4th from 3:30 to 5:00pm at the CEE/CS Tutoring Center (Sci III 324). There will be pizza, chips, cookies, etc. provided for the festivities. If you wish to attend, please sign up on one of the sign-up sheets posted on the doors of Sci III 317 (Erika's office), Sci III 324 (tutoring center), and Sci III 341 (study room) so we can order enough food for the event. Alumni are also invited to attend, and they can RSVP to Melissa Danforth by email.

New this year: Research Projects and Design Projects Exhibition hosted at the same time in Sci III 328. Department students are invited to show their research posters, class design projects, and senior projects. Please RSVP to Erika Moreno (Sci III 317) to reserve a space. Let Erika know if you'll need a computer, poster easel, or table space. posted may 2015
High Speed Rail (HSR) Course

ECE 277 — Special Topics in Engineering (3 units)

Instructors: Dr. Wei Li (Dr. Zhongping Yang)

MoTuWe: 3:30PM - 4:20PM, Science III 313

Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and pre-calculus

Course audience:
Second year undergraduate students or above.

CSR Qingdao Sifang Locomotive & Rolling Stock Company sponsors "CSR Sifang Scholarship" for the course. Fifteen recipients will each be awarded $500.

This class can be used to replace ECE 160 for computer and electrical engineers on the 2013/15 catalog. It can also be used for 3 of the 15 elective units required for computer and electrical engineering students, or for 3 units of general elective credit for computer information systems students, regardless of catalog.

posted jan 2015
Programming posistion at IES, Inc.
Here is the requirement for the programming position at IES, Inc. This position is Full time, however senior students can also apply for the job. Salary is OPEN and negotiable.
  • Write programs in a variety of computer languages, such as PHP, HTML or Cold Fusion
  • Knowledge of CSS and Java Script is preferred
  • Update and expand existing programs
  • Debug programs by testing for and fixing errors
  • Use code libraries, which are collections of independent lines of code, to simplify the writing
Applicants may contact Dr. Mohsen Attaran by email or call IES at 661-859-1900 X101. posted jan 2015
New Concepts job opening

We have a job opening that we think might be a good fit for either a Comp Sci student, or a recent graduate with limited experience. We will obviously work around the schedule of a student.

The minimum requirements are intentionally set low. Our primary interest is finding someone willing to learn. If nothing else, it can't hurt them to apply to get experience with the process.

Noah Siemens

Requirements posted jan 2015
SURF-IT summer research program at UC Santa Cruz open
The application deadline is February 28, 2015. More information is available here. If you have any questions email posted jan 2015
Potential senior project
Interested in writing an app for "Country Western Shooting" that would teach patterns of the game? The app would be touch screen based and provide great real-world experience. If interested contact Sean Phillips. Email: posted dec 2014
NNSA Application now open, deadline to submint is December 15th at 12:00 PM EST.
The NNSA internship application is now open for the Summer of 2015. The deadline to submit is December 15th at 12:00 PM EST. Please see announcement attached and share among friends if they are interested and meet the eligibility criteria. If anyone has questions regarding these opportunities, please encourage them to contact us at . posted nov 2014
Winter 2015 Advising Notes Update
Computer Science students who are on the waitlist in Winter 2015 for core 300-level CMPS courses and who plan to graduate by June 2015 should contact Dr. Melissa Danforth for individual course substitution plans. In general, given the large number of seniors on the waitlists, an additional 400-level course (beyond the 400-level course requirements for the CMPS concentrations) can be used to substitute for a 300-level core course for those who are planning to graduate by June 2015. You will need to come by Dr. Danforth's office for a substitution form in order for your grad check to be processed correctly. This is a temporary substitution purely for those trying to graduate by June 2015, as additional sections of the courses are planned for the 2015/16 academic year. posted nov 2014
CMPS 305 in Winter 2015
For those who are interested, CMPS 305 - Numerical Analysis, can be used as a substitution for a 400-level elective course for the main Computer Science track. The course meets on MWF from 11:30-12:40 and Th from 10:00-12:30, and is being taught by Dr. Marc Thomas. The prereqs are Calc 3 and CMPS 221. It is also cross-listed with MATH 305 for any mathematics majors who might be interested in the course. posted nov 2014
Mitchell is ranked #1 in Division I 500 Freestyle swimming and 3rd in 1650 Freestyle Swimming!!! Mitchell also knows how to code. :) posted nov 2014
Josh Hardin Senior Seminar Presentation
Monday the 24th at 5:00 PM posted nov 2014
Embedded Systems/Firmware Engineer needed in Paso Robles
ATC (a division of Scientific Drilling International) needs engineer. This individual will be responsible for projects and work dedicated to designing, debugging and maintaining firmware. The individual will also work with internal customers and engineering teams for feedback and process improvements.
Job responsibilities and requirements include:
  *  Understands hardware / software interactions
  *  2-5 years experience with firmware. Bachelor's Degree in CSC, CPE or
     related engineering field required
  *  Knowledge of embedded systems development and test tools such as JTAG,
     logic analyzers, and oscilloscopes. Experience with version control and
     build/make systems is a plus. 
If you are interested contact the ATC HR team at posted sep 2014
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2015 HS-STEM Summer Internships
Application deadline: December 22, 2014 Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses. 10-week research: Argonne, Berkeley, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, and more. Areas of research: Engineering, computer science. U.S. citizenship required details posted nov 2014
Course Offering Updates
The two year rotation and Spring 2015 course offerings have been updated in response to staffing issues. The changes since the July update are noted in bold font. See the two year rotation of courses and the 2014/15 course offerings for the latest schedule. posted oct 2014
Pearson Student Coding Contest
The Pearson Student Coding Contest calling on students who develop relevant and innovative applications that integrate with the Pearson APIs. The 2014 coding contest is open now. For details go here. This contest could be a jumping off place for your senior sem project. posted sep 2014
IEEE Student Branch at CSUB
Attention new students: The IEEE student branch at CSUB is seeking new members. The club is starting a mentor program for incoming students which will help them become more active in the engineering community and promote extra curricular involvement as well as help new students build a foundation for success in their engineering disciplines. The IEEE offers opportunities for students to participate in a variety of engineering competitions and projects. We will be having our first meeting Thursday September 25th, 2014 at 3:30pm in Science III 311.

You can contact Chase Cook,, or James Vassar,, for more information. posted sep 2014
SFS Dissemination Workshop
Click on the following link to go to the page for the SFS Dissemination Workshop: posted aug 2014
Theta Oilfield Services Needs Full-Time Coder
Theta needs a FULL-TIME entry-level developer. Any interested applicants can contact Kenny at For more information on the company visit posted july 2014
New Electives for Electrical Engineering
The courses ECE 306, ECE 425, and ECE 426 have been added to the list of Electrical Engineering electives for the 2013/15 catalog. ECE 306 and ECE 425 are being offered in Fall 2014. posted jun 2014
Grimmway Farms Network Administrator
SUMMARY Under minimal supervision, maintains Active Directory, Install, repair, and perform preventive maintenance of servers and related software and hardware failures. Use project management skills in order to complete multiple tasks concurrently. Test and install new network applications or systems as assigned. Develop and maintain proper system documentation. Application Instructions: Apply through RunnerLink - Job #7271 ( - "student/alumni" link - RunnerLink) posted jun 2014
Bolthouse Farms Internship Opportunity
Bolthouse Needs a Programmer Analyst Intern. We are flexible with the start date, but are looking for solid candidates who have already completed some programming courses and are in search of a programming internship opportunity for this summer. Contact: Jaress Loo, Custom Development Lead Email: posted may 2014
Aaron Swartz Documentary
JUST RELEASED trailer for the documentary Internet's Own Boy. We will be showing the documentary as soon as it is released. posted apr 2014
Nonfat Media looking for web developers
Nonfat Media develops and maintains high traffic, high visibility dynamically driven websites for parent companies. You will work in small teams of developers - communication skills, attention to detail key assets. Candidates must currently be eligible to work in US. Desired Experience & Skills:
  • Basic web development in HTML, CSS, JavaScript. Knowledge of jQuery/jQuery plugins a plus
  • Experience with server-side scripting or other programming language
  • Familiarity with Bootstrap or similar frameworks

    Send resume to; For more about this position and others, please see: posted apr 2014

  • Congrats David O., LabVIEW Associate Developer !
    KNOW LABVIEW? You should get certified as a National Instruments LabVIEW Associate Developer. LabVIEW certification would be a great addition to your resume. You can take the exam at Bakersfield College. Go here for details. Our very own David O. has passed the exam! posted apr 2014
    Computer Science and Engineering Club
    Friday, April 11th at Noon the Computer Science and Engineering Club will be having a meeting to elect new officers and discuss the next year's activities. Please attend and tell the other club members! posted apr 2014
    Regarding Lawrence Livermore internships
    From Ryan Alldrege:
    As promised, I also spoke with Daphne regarding the links for students interested in internships or full-time positions.
    Additional info about the facilities we toured yesterday can also be found on the external web. Here are a few other links that may be of interest. posted apr 2014
    Congrats to Alfonso P, Josh W, Sulaiman A, and Sean A!
    The CSUB Student Research Competition winners have been announced. In the Engineering and Computer Sciences category, Alfonso Puga won 1st place for his presentation on his web server artificial immune system research and the team consisting of Josh Ward, Sulaiman Alkadashee, and Sean Acord won 2nd place for their UAV research. Congratulations to all! posted mar 2014
    Additional Seats in PHIL 316 for Spring
    Philosophy has opened up additional seats in PHIL 316 for Spring. If you had planned to take PHIL 316 in Spring but had not signed up yet due to it being closed, you can sign up now. You may need to add yourself to the waitlist until Peoplesoft gets around to processing the waitlisted students. posted mar 2014
    Musicians Needed for CEE/CS Department Song Mix
    Contact Luke at or see donna for details. posted mar 2014
    Our very own swimmer Mitchell H ranked 7th in the nation in 1650 freestyle and will be traveling to Austin Texas to compete in nationals. Wish him luck! posted mar 2014
    Congratulations to Alfonso!
    Alfonso Puga has won first place in the Computer Sciences and Information Management poster session at the Emerging Researchers National Conference (ERN 2014) in Washington DC. His poster was titled "Web Automated Immune System" and was about the code he has developed as part of his research assistant job for Dr. Danforth under the NSF SFS cybersecurity grant. Congratulations to Alfonso! posted mar 2014
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory visit
    From Travis Burns:
    Dear Faculty and Members of the Computer Science and Engineering Club:
    Do you want to visit Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and have a private tour? Now is your chance!
    Monday March 31st we can go visit!
    What you need to do:
    1. Be a citizen of the United States of America. I tried to get around this, but could not.
    2. Call 925-422-7511 and talk to Daphne. Have your social security number.
    3. Email her at with your name, date of birth, address, phone number, email address, and confirm your citizenship.
    4. Confirm with Travis Burns that you are going.
    posted mar 2014
    OwlCam is Back!
    The owl is back at Sci II in CSUB. View the OwlCam to see the nest and progress of the owlets: posted feb 2014
    Spring 2014 Course Changes
    Due to low enrollments and logistical issues, ECE 277 (Special Topics - High Speed Rail) has been deferred to Fall 2014. In its place, ECE 434 (Control Systems) will be offered in Spring 2014 at the same time as ECE 277. ECE 434 counts as an elective course for both engineering programs. If you had ECE 277 on your graduation check, please see your advisor to update your course plan. If you have any questions about ECE 434, contact Dr. Wei Li. posted feb 2014
    JTI Electric Needs CE/EE Part-time Interns
    Are you a EE or CE major in your senior year and interested in Controls and Automation? Interns will assist and receive training in control design, programming in RSLogix5000, HMI and SCADA systems Design/programming, and more. This is a short term opportunity with a long term perspective. 20 hours per week at $15.00/hr. Please send resume to Nader Shokry at See for info on company. posted jan 2014
    Congrats Anthony B!
    Anthony nabbed an on-campus job at the Faculty Teaching & Learning Center (TLC). Good job Anthony! posted jan 2014
    Hot Job Market for Coders
    Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 97,000 more US computing jobs than US computer science graduates EACH YEAR! And US companies are outsourcing less than 1/3 of overall coding jobs. See Calvin College Study. posted jan 2014
    Computer Science and Engineering Club Meeting
    The Computer Science and Engineering Club will be holding a club meeting Monday January 13th at 9:30 am to determine a new Treasurer and talk about more fund raising opportunities. We will be meeting in SCI III 324. posted jan 2014
    Engineering Technician Position at OXY, 10800 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA
    Minimum education of an AA degree in computer science, 
    engineering, or mathematics. 
    Proficiency with Microsoft applications, including Access. 
    Strong time management skills. 
    Ability to work with minimal supervision. 
    Demonstrated effectiveness as a team player. 
    Strong oral and written communication skill set.  
    For specific qualifications for open positions and to apply, log onto See: Engineering Specialist - Reservoir (00007957) Engineering Technician/Specialist - Reservoir (00008853) posted dec 2013
    Jr. System Admin. Needed
    See Job Description. Salary range is between $38-42K annually with 401K, Health, Dental and Vision Benefits as well. Candidates can email resumes to posted dec 2013
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2014 HS-STEM Summer Internships
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now accepting applications for a 10-week undergraduate student internship program in the summer of 2014. The internship program provides research experiences at one of several research facilities located across the country. Accepted students will receive a $5000 stipend plus limited travel expenses. U.S. citizenship is required.

    Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.

    Application deadline: January 6, 2014
    Detailed information and application guidelines:
    posted dec 2013
    Private Tutor needed for Ruby
    Contact Jason at (818)450-4424. $20/hr. Start ASAP. posted nov 2013
    summer research opportunity for CSU students
    Interested in pursuing a career in K-12 science or math education? Participants earn $4,500 to do research at a national lab, private research facility, or university. Up to $2,250 in additional support for housing is available to those who qualify. The 2014 STAR Program runs from June 16 to August 16, 2014. We will be accepting applications online through January 31, 2014. To find out more about STAR or to apply go to: posted nov 2013
    RLH Fire Protection has Opening for Jr. System Administrator
    This position is part or full time. See job announcement for details. posted nov 2013
    Level I Technology Consultant Needed at CSUB TLC
    See job posting posted oct 2013
    Congrats Paul H!
    Paul H is among the first 75 to complete the second part of the IBM Master the Mainframe competition 100% correct! He is gonna be getting some swag, (basically clothing and the like). Paul is continuing with the 3rd part (real world applications). GO PAUL! posted oct 2013
    Theta Oilfield Services Needs Software Developer
    see ad. posted oct 2013
    Kern Health Systems Looking for Software Developer - Programmer I/II
    See for details. posted oct 2013
    Opening for Mobile Application Developer with Visionary Media Group
    Are you a Web/Mobile App Developer (Android) looking for an unpaid internship? Visionary Media Group is seeking a self-motivated and cooperative coder to develop and support large-scale projects. For more info email posted oct 2013
    Designers & Drafters Needed
    IES Engineering (local) has openings for Designers and Drafters in their Electrical and Mechanical Departments. Interested students can submit an application and resume to this link or contact Mallory Reese Administrative Assistant IES Engineering 8800 Crippen St., Bakersfield, CA 93311 Desk: 661.381.7956 | Office: 661.381.7800 posted sept 2013
    Tutor Needed in Computer Science
    If you are interested in doing one on one computer science tutoring call 661-665-8325. This is not an on-campus job. posted sept 2013
    Dr. Previdi to lecture on Control System and Mechatronics 2:30--3:30pm, Friday 10/25 in SCI III Rm 313
    All Students and Faculty are welcome! Dr. Previdi, Associate Prof in Control Systems and Mechatronics at the University of Bergamo, Italy spoke at ASME Mechatronics Conference at Stanford. He is currently a visiting professor at the University of California in Santa Barbara. posted sept 2013
    IBM Master the Mainframe Contest Begins Monday, October 7
    Registration for the 2013 IBM Master the Mainframe Contest is now! This year, the IBM Academic Initiative System z team is giving away $53,000+ in prizes, including Google Nexus 10 tablets and expenses-paid trips. The technical challenges will give you sought-after skills and hands-on experience with four different operating systems! Visit the 2013 MM homepage for details and registration. You can use this contest as a jumping off place for your Senior Project. posted sept 2013
    Congrats Anthony G!
    Anthony is our first EE major to land a job in Bakersfield. He will be a Facilities Engineer, Automation & SCADA. Well done, Anthony! posted sept 2013
    CSUB and Tianjin University Joint Research on Mind-Controlled Humanoid Robot
    Dr. Wei Li and faculty at Tianjin University made great progress this summer on Cerebot, a Mind-Controlled Humanoid Robot Platform. See this blog post on his RobotLab. Video clips of Dr. Wei's research: (1) SSVEP model , (2) P300 model, (3) Obstacle Avoidance, (4) Go Through Door , and (5) Exploration and Surveillance posted sept 2013
    Interested in Grad School? USC REACH Program Event, Nov 21-22
    REACH targets underrepresented US students entering Jr year and considering a PhD in CE/CS. Students attend presentations about research, tour USC, meet current students, and attend workshops on applying for PhD admission and funding graduate study. See REACH website for how to apply. posted aug 2013
    Congrats to Heidi S!
    Heidi nailed a great internship! She and 3 other students from across the US will work this summer on NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) mission at Stanford and Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory (LSMAL). posted may 2013
    DSP & Communications Lab
    Dr. Mehrpouyan's DSP & Communications Lab features vector signal generators and analyzers, NI ELVIS II boards and much more state-of-the-art equipment. posted may 2013