Computer Science eNewsletter
In This Issue
- Mueller Named 2011 ACM Distinguished Scientist
- Sheridan Named 2011 Leader of the Pack
- Rouskas Honored as IEEE Fellow for Achievements in Optical Networks
- Anjum Selected to Attend Google 2012 GRAD CS Forum
- Helping Museums Pursue Interactive Technology
- Bronto's Joe Colopy Kicks Off Fidelity Investments Spring Speakers Series
- Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Spring Speakers Announced
- From Superbugs to Supernovas
- 144 Receive Degrees in Fall Diploma Ceremony
- Department Welcomes Azab to Staff
- Departmental Gifts & Research
- CSC Wolf Bytes
- Follow the Department on Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter!
- Personalized Job Search Agent in ePack
Mueller Named 2011 ACM Distinguished Scientist
Congratulations to Dr. Frank Mueller, professor of computer science at NC State University, who has been named a 2011 Distinguished Scientist by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Mueller joins Dr. Laurie Williams as the second professor from the department to receive the honor in 2011. more
Sheridan Named 2011 Leader of the Pack
Congratulations to Alan Sheridan, a junior in the NC State Computer Science Department, who was honored during Homecoming weekend as one of NC State's 2011 'Leaders of the Pack'. more
Rouskas Honored as IEEE Fellow for Achievements in Optical Networks
Dr. George N. Rouskas, professor of Computer Science at NC State University, has received the distinguished honor from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), by being voted an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to optical network design research. Rouskas is now the sixth IEEE Fellow in the department, joining Drs. Donald Bitzer (1982), Wushow “Bill” Chou (1987), Mladen Vouk (2001), Munindar Singh (2008), and Harry Perros (2009). more
Anjum Selected to Attend Google 2012 GRAD CS Forum
Bushra Anjum, a PhD student in the NC State Department of Computer Science, is one of 75 graduate students selected nationwide to attend the 2012 Google Graduate Researchers in Academia of Diverse Backgrounds (GRAD) CS Forum to be held January 18-20, 2012 in Mountain View, CA and San Francisco, CA. more
Helping Museums Pursue Interactive Technology
In an attempt to better engage and educate the public about everything from space exploration to art history, museums are becoming increasingly interactive. But many museums lack the resources or expertise to take full advantage of emerging technologies. What to do? Researchers from NC State and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences are working to create a platform that can be used to develop exhibits that combine computer simulations and “tabletop” computing to encourage interaction with museum-goers.” more
Bronto's Joe Colopy Kicks Off Fidelity Investments Spring Speakers Series
The Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Executive Speakers Series welcomes Joe Colopy, founder & CEO of Bronto Software, on January 17th @ 6 pm in 1231 EB2. His talk topic will be “From Code to Company: Lessons in Building a Software Company.” Event is free and open to the public. more
Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Spring Speakers Announced
Thanks to the continued generous support of Super ePartner, Fidelity Investments, the Department of Computer Science at NC State University is very pleased to announce a dynamic and impressive slate of speakers for the Spring 2012 Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Executive Speakers Series. In addition to Joe Colopy (above), the spring slate will also feature Bill Smith, President of Network Operations at AT&T and Dr. Saundra Williams, SVP & Chief of Technology and Workforce Development for the NC Community College System. more
From Superbugs to Supernovas
From research about superbugs and antibiotic use to a supernova finding that solved an ancient stellar mystery, 2011 was an exciting year for NC State scientists. Here’s a look back at some of the year’s top research stories. more
144 Receive Degrees in Fall Diploma Ceremony
The NC State Department of Computer Science conferred 144 degrees during the Fall Diploma Ceremony on December 16, 2011. Over 1,000 relatives and guests celebrated with our graduates, faculty and staff during our ceremony held at Hope Community Church in Raleigh. This graduating class included 11 Ph.D., 90 M.S., and 43 B.S. degrees expanding the department’s alumni base to over 6,400. Because of health issues and travel restrictions, this year's keynote speaker, Ms. Carol Miller, presented her remarks via video. more
Department Welcomes Azab to Staff
The NC State University Department of Computer Science is pleased to announce the addition of Ahmed Azab to our staff as a Senior Research Associate in the Institute for Next Generation IT Systems (ITng). more
Departmental Gifts & Research
Tom Kennedy has donated an IBM 5100 Portable Computer, a very rare technology collector’s item as it was IBM’s first PC introduced in 1975. This unit was purchased in 1976 for more than $10,000 and still works! It will be added to the department’s growing “History of Computing” collection.
The Duke Energy Foundation has donated $25,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program, Sr. Design Center, and student scholarships. This award is part of a total donation to the NC State College of Engineering in excess of $390,000.
Bronto Software and Needly.com have each donated $2,500 in support of the department and the ePartners Program.
Mrs. Ling Tai has donated $2,500 to the KC Tai Memorial Endowment fund.
The ISSA Raleigh Chapter has donated $3,500 to the cash fund of the Charles W. Kelly / ISSA Scholarship Endowment fund.
Lowe’s Companies, Inc has donated $7,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.
Mr. & Mrs. Bobby R. Johnson Jr. have donated $50,000 in support of the College of Engineering to support the Engineering Entrepreneur Program, student scholarships and strategic programs within the department of computer science
CSC Wolf Bytes
Alum and weatherman on WRAL TV 5, Nate Johnson, has been nominated for an Emmy for his work on WRAL’s coverage of the Deadly Tornados last April! He has been nominated in both the categories of “Weather” and “Breaking News."
Congratulations to Dr. George Rouskas, who was recently elected secretary of the IEEE Optical Networking Technical Committee. This is quite an honor, as it initiates a six-year leadership commitment on the prestigious committee by Dr. Rouskas. His two-year service as secretary will be followed by two years as vice-chair, followed by two years as chair of the committee.
Follow the Department on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter!
Alumni, students, faculty, staff, and corporate partners of the NC State Department of Computer Science, interested in networking to foster collaboration, entrepreneurship, partnerships, career development and professional growth are invited to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
Personalized Job Search Agent in ePack
If you are a CSC student or recent graduate (within 12 months post-graduation) and would like to receive email notifications when new jobs are posted on ePack matching your profile, you can set up your own customized job search agent to receive just the postings you desire (intern vs. full time, etc). For a short video tutorial on how to create your own personalized job agent, click here. Experienced alumni looking for career assistance are encouraged to take advantage of NC State's Alumni Career Service.