Navigation: CSC Department Menu

Computer Science eNewsletter

Xie Named Sigma Xi Outstanding Young Researcher

Photo of Dr. XieCongratulations to Dr. Tao Xie, assistant professor of computer science at NC State University, who has been selected to receive the Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award. He is the first recipient from the Department of Computer Science. more

Meneely Wins ACM Student Research Competition

Andy Meneely, a doctoral candidate in the Computer Science Department at NC State University, won first place the poster and presentation portion of the ACM Student Research Competition at the 41st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2010). He is now eligible to participate in the ACM Student Research Competition Grand Finals in the coming months. more

Shores Receives Prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Photo of Lucy ShoresLucy Shores, a Master’s Degree candidate in the Computer Science Department at NC State University, has been awarded the prestigious and highly competitive National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Fellows benefit from three years of funding (approximately $122,500) for research-focused degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. more

Safety Sweep

Driving next to an 18-wheeler during a rainstorm last year, Kathryn Asad found herself in a dangerous situation. The rainwater sprayed up by the truck’s tires created a thick fog around her car, obscuring the road. She made it home safely but decided to figure out a way to minimize the risk. Fortunately, Asad was in the perfect place to turn a challenging problem into an elegant solution. more

NC State Names Suggs Alumni Association Executive Director

Ralph (Benny) E. Suggs, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (ret.) and general manager of the Harley Owners Group (HOG) and Rider Services at Harley-Davidson Motor Company, has been named Executive Director of the North Carolina State University Alumni Association, Vice Chancellor Nevin Kessler, announced on April 29th. more

New Research Offers Security For Virtualization, Cloud Computing

Photo of Dr. Xuxian JiangVirtualization and cloud computing allow computer users access to powerful computers and software applications hosted by remote groups of servers, but security concerns related to data privacy are limiting public confidence – and slowing adoption of the new technology. Dr. Xuxian Jiang and Ph.D. student Zhi Wang have developed new techniques and software that may be the key to resolving those security concerns and boosting confidence in the sector. more

NC State Engineering Hosts Reception for High-school Robotics Competition

The College of Engineering at North Carolina State University hosted about 1,000 students, parents, judges and staff at the inaugural NCFIRST Robotics Regional Competition reception on Friday, April 2. The reception, held at Engineering Building II on Centennial Campus, was part of a weekend of competition in which high school students showed off their robotic know-how. more

Martin-Vega Honored with Orthogonal Medal

Dr. Louis A. Martin-Vega, dean of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been honored with the Orthogonal Medal for Distinguished Service in Graphic Science by the university’s graphic communications faculty. more

Heil Receives NC State Outstanding Teacher Award

Photo of Margaret HeilMs. Margaret Heil, associate director for the Computer Science Senior Design Center and lecturer at NC State University, has been named an NC State Outstanding Teaching for 2009-2010. The award, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, was announced during the General Faculty Meeting on March 23, 2010. more

NC State Predicts Active Atlantic Hurricane Season for 2010

Researchers at North Carolina State University believe that hurricane activity will be above normal in the Atlantic basin in 2010. more

Departmental Gifts & Research

Cleanbit Systems, Diagnostic Devices, Stella Nova Technologies, Thomson Reuters and Transloc have each donated $5,000 in support of the Senior Design Center.

Epic Games has donated $5,000 as a Platinum sponsor of the YE game Development Showcase.

Spark Plug Games has donated $2,500 as a Gold sponsor of the YE game Development Showcase, and a Nintendo DS XL for the department’s YE Picnic.

rPath has donated $2,500 in support of the department’s YE Picnic and the ePartners Program.

I-Cubed has donated $1,000 in support of the department’s YE Picnic and the ePartners Program.

Kangaroo Express has donated $2,500 in sponsorship of the Spring 2010 SDC Posters & Pies event and in support of the ePartners Program, and a $50 Gift Card for the department’s YE Picnic.

Duke Energy has donated a Kindle, Saffron Technology has donated a 32GB iPad, Fidelity Investments has donated a HD Flip video camera, and First Citizens Bank has donated a 16GB Zune HD, Flip MinoHD Video (chrome) and a Cutter & Buck 1GB USB pen, all of which will be used as a student raffle prizes at the YE Picnic.

Alumni, Tony Brown (B.S. 83) has donated a Kindle, Gerhard Pilcher (B.S. 85) has donated a 8GB iPod Touch, Mital Patel (B.S. 05) has donated a iPod Nano, and Wayne Harvey (B.S. 94) has donated a Wii Sports system to the department, all of which will be used as a student raffle prizes at the YE Picnic.

Dr. Tao Xie has been awarded $50,000 by the National Institute of Standards and Technology to support his research proposal titled “Access Control Policy Tool for Privilege Management and Data-Level Access Control Pilot.more

Drs. Vince Freeh, Xiaosong Ma, Frank Mueller, Xiaohui (Helen) Gu and Xuxian Jiang have been awarded $549,999 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support their collaborative research titled “A Root Cluster for Systems Research into Scalable Computing.” more

Department Pages on Facebook and LinkedIn

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 join the department's pages on Facebook and LinkedIn.

CSC "Jobs List"

If you are a CSC student or alum and would like to receive an automatic email notice whenever new postings are activated on the CSC online jobs board, you are invited to subscribe to the cscjobs list. We may also use the list to announce career fairs, company campus visits & info sessions, and other career related events and activities. This is an "opt-in" list, so you must subscribe to receive the notices. Students can subscribe via the Subscribe Interface at (type cscjobs in the Mailing List box and press Search) or by sending an email to: (leave Subject Line blank), in the body of the message type subscribe cscjobs, and then send your message. For more information about subscribing please check