Carlos Jensen

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Carlos Jensen

Associate Professor
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

3031 Kelley Engr. Ctr.
Corvallis, OR 97331
United States


I am the Director for the Center for Applied Systems and Software (CASS) and an Associate Professor with the School of EECS at Oregon State University (OSU). Before joining OSU in 2005 I got my Ph.D. in Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology working with Dr. Colin Potts. I got my B.S. from SUNY Brockport in 1998, and spent time studying at the University of Oslo, Norway.

I created CASS, a unique program providing experiential learning to students, and cutting-edge solutions to external partners. We work with companies, government organizations, and open source projects who outsource work to us. Our students are trained by professional staff, who manage projects and ensure deliverables are met. We help students work their way through school and network with prospective employers. We work with a broad range of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and open source projects. Our labs include the OSU Open Source Lab (OSL), home to over 160 important FOSS projects. We have 14 professional developers, testers and system administrators mentoring 70+ students, and an $1.8 million/year budget.

In addition to my academic work, I am an avid sports fan. I worked with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) - the largest association of national broadcasters - to bring audiences the Sydney 2000, Salt Lake City 2002, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010, and London 2012 Olympic Games. I designed and managed software to coordinate and schedule thousands of hours of broadcasts, and handle logistics, billing, accreditations worth hundreds of millions. In the process, I got to attend these wonderful events.