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Year 2014

PhD Student Sean Mealin Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship PhD Student Sean Mealin Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship - 4/04/14
NC State PhD student Sean Mealin, who also received his undergraduate degree from the Computer Science Department in 2013, is a recipient of a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship valued at more than $144,000.

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Tom Mendoza Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Tom Mendoza - 2/26/14
Tom Mendoza, Vice Chairman of NetApp, will wrap up our Spring 2014 Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology Speakers Series. Please join us on March 25 at 6 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Hunt Library. Talks are free and open to the public.

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Victor Fetter Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Victor Fetter - 1/30/14
Please join us on Tuesday. February 25th at 6 p.m. as we welcome Victor Fetter, CIO of LPL Financial, guest speaker for our Fidelity Investments Speakers Series. Fetter's topic is "Recognizing the Power of Technology to Value and Enable Dreams."

NC State’s Online Computer Science Programs Rank Fourth Nationally NC State’s Online Computer Science Programs Rank Fourth Nationally - 1/17/14
NC State’s Engineering Online has again been ranked among the best in the nation by “U.S. News and World Report”.
Year 2013

Department Confers 173 Degrees During Fall Diploma Ceremony Department Confers 173 Degrees During Fall Diploma Ceremony - 12/30/13
More than 170 students received their diplomas during the Fall 2013 Diploma Ceremony on December 18th at Providence Baptist Church. Greg Germain, vice president of NetApp, delivered the keynote address.

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Scott Ganeles Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Scott Ganeles - 12/20/13
Scott Ganeles, CEO of Ipreo, will kick off the Spring 2014 Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speaker Series. Join us on January 30th at 6 p.m. in room 1231 in EB2. Talks are free and open to the public.

Researchers Design Interactive Software to Target Teen Alcohol Use Researchers Design Interactive Software to Target Teen Alcohol Use - 11/18/13
A collaborative research effort including NC State's Dr. James Lester, is focused on designing new personalized, adaptive software to go beyond providing facts and allow a personalized approach to curbing risky behavior in adolescents.

Young Named a 2013 ACM Distinguished Scientist Young Named a 2013 ACM Distinguished Scientist - 11/12/13
The Association for Computing Machinery Named Dr. R. Michael Young a 2013 Distinguished Scientist, placing him in the top 10% of members of the organization.

Many Android Vulnerabilities Can Be Traced to Manufacturer Modifications Many Android Vulnerabilities Can Be Traced to Manufacturer Modifications - 11/04/13
Dr. Xuxian Jiang and his team of researchers have determined that 60 percent of the vulnerabilities found in the smartphone models they evaluated were due to vendor customizations.

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Bob Geolas Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Bob Geolas - 10/31/13
The Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Speakers Series welcomes Bob Geolas, President & CEO of Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina, on November 19th @ 6 pm in 1231 EB2. Event is free and open to the public.

Research That Has Gone to the Dogs! Research That Has Gone to the Dogs! - 10/31/13
Humans and dogs have lived and worked together for thousands of years. In a collaborative study with ECE and the College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. David Roberts will work to develop tools and techniques to take communication and training to a new level.

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents AOL's Curtis Brown Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents AOL's Curtis Brown - 9/27/13
The Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Speakers Series welcomes Curtis Brown, CTO of AOL, on October 22nd @ 6 pm in 1231 EB2. Event is free and open to the public.

Scaling Up Personalized Query Results for Next Generation of Search Engines Scaling Up Personalized Query Results for Next Generation of Search Engines - 9/18/13
Dr. Kemafor Anyanwu Ogan and other researchers from NC State have developed a technique that can make personalized searches 100 times more efficient than previous approaches.

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Michael Lopp Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Michael Lopp - 8/29/13
Michael Lopp, a.k.a. Rands of Rands in Repose, a Silicon Valley-based engineering thought leader, author and technologist, will help us kick off the Fall semester with his talk titled “Stables and Volatiles.”

Helping Kids Bring Their Stories to Life Helping Kids Bring Their Stories to Life - 8/14/13
Thushan Amarasiriwardena, creator of Launchpad Toys, has taken his childhood love of building things, taking pictures, making videos and creating stories and turned it into the award-winning Toontastic app!

Writing the Book on ‘Big Data’ Writing the Book on ‘Big Data’ - 8/07/13
Dr. Nagiza Samatova and four Ph.D. students are co-editors of a book released this month that is a how-to guide for anyone interested in learning how to analyze big data!

Study Finds Clues on How to Keep Kids Engaged with Educational Games Study Finds Clues on How to Keep Kids Engaged with Educational Games - 7/15/13
Researchers at NC State are using the ENGAGE project, a game-based learning environment for middle schoolers, to develop a curriculum that teaches students about computer science principles.

Teaching a Computer to Play ‘Concentration’ Advances Security, Understanding of the Human Mind Teaching a Computer to Play ‘Concentration’ Advances Security, Understanding of the Human Mind - 7/01/13
NC State computer scientists have programmed a computer to play the game Concentration (also known as Memory). The work could help improve computer security – and improve our understanding of how the human mind works.