Computer Science eNewsletter

Antón Tapped by President Obama for Key Administrative CyberSecurity Post

Dr. Annie AntónCongratulations to adjunct professor, Dr. Annie Antón, on her appointment by President Obama to the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. According to the President, the commission will be charged with the “critically-important task of identifying the steps that our nation must take to ensure our cybersecurity in an increasingly digital world”. Antón is currently Professor and Chair of the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Tech, but she cut her teeth in the security and privacy space here at NC State University, where she served as a member of the computer science faculty 1998 to 2012. more

In Gaming, Player Behavior Reflects Roles – Even When No Roles Are Given

New research from North Carolina State University finds that player behavior in narrative role-playing games (RPGs) reflects specific character roles – even if the game tells players nothing about the character’s role. The finding is relevant to both game designers and gaming researchers who study player behavior in RPGs. more

Spring 2016 Diploma Ceremonies Set for May 6th

Dr. Terri LomaxBecause of the large size of our graduating class and our desire to not limit the number of guests, the NC State University Computer Science Department will hold two spring diploma ceremonies on Friday, May 6th in the main sanctuary at Providence Baptist Church, located at 6339 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh. The ceremony for Computer Science graduate students (Masters and PhD) will take place at 10 AM. The ceremony for undergraduates will take place at 2 PM. We are honored to have Dr. Terri Lomax, Executive Vice President, Discovery-Science-Technology, at RTI International, serve as our keynote speaker for both ceremonies. more

A Leader in Licensing Research

As a land-grant university, NC State focuses on sharing its work. That focus has always served North Carolina, and it’s having a broader impact, too. The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) recently ranked NC State a national leader in licensing and optioning research to the private sector. Over the last four years, licenses and options executed by NC State have jumped by 146 percent — from 59 in 2012 to 145 in 2014. Ten of those 2014 agreements were with startup companies launched specifically to take university research to the marketplace. Take a look at how NC State has emerged as a national leader in technology transfer. more

DELTA Grants Make VR a Reality

NC State faculty are leading the way in using virtual reality to teach everything from landscape architecture to nutrition. Learn how DELTA Grants supports teaching innovation. more

Talley Recognized for Outstanding Facility Design

Talley CenterNC State Student Centers, MHTN Architects, Duda | Paine Architects, and Cooper Carry, Inc., have been honored by the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) with a 2016 Facility Design Award for the renovation and expansion of Talley Student Union. The award was created to encourage and recognize excellence in the design of student-centered facilities that support campus community building and student success. more

Centennial Construction Update

Grading work continues for the StateView Hotel and Conference Center, which is scheduled to open in the summer/fall of 2017. A website is now available, with contact information and pre-sales scheduling.

Engineering Oval: A Convergence of Opportunity

The Engineering Oval building is the crucial next step in the College of Engineering's move to Centennial Campus, providing critical infrastructure that allows faculty members and students to leverage the power of convergence across disciplines in an atmosphere unmatched anywhere in the nation. Learn more about the plans for this new building and the realization of a vision decades in the making. more

Hunt Library Focus of ‘Our State’ Program

Hunt LibraryThe Emmy Award-winning series Our State will feature the Hunt Library in an episode on UNC-TV this week. The program will explore the striking architecture, interior design and technological advancements of the futuristic library, including its innovative robotic book delivery system, the bookBot. “Hunt Library: The Library of the Future” airs at 7:30 PM on Thursday, May 5. more

Pack Cheer Team Wins National Championship

NC State's cheerleaders brought home multiple national awards from its trip to the NCA College Nationals in Daytona Beach, Fla., including an overall win in the Small Coed Cheer Division. It is the fifth national cheer championship in school history. A replay of the finals airs nationally on CBS Sports Network May 8. more

Departmental Gifts & Research

NetApp has donated $10,000 in support of the Senior Design Center and the ePartners Program.

Infusion has donated $10,000 in support of the Senior Design Center, and $500 in support of the DiamondHacks event hosted by WiCS.

Ipreo has donated $10,000 in support of the Senior Design Center.

Facebook has donated $5,000 in support of the ePartners Program.

Schwab Performance Technology has donated $5,000 in support of the Senior Design Center.

WebAssign has donated $5,000 in support of the Senior Design Center.

The Lab for Telecommunications Sciences has donated $2,500 in support of the DiamondHacks event hosted by WiCS.

Interactive Intelligence has donated $2,500 in support of the ePartners Program.

Special thanks to Strategic Advisory Board members who have made generous contributions in April in support of the Diversity in CSC Endowment Fund, which is fast approaching a total value of $100,000: Eugene & Brenda Delsener, Keith & Margie Collins, Chris & Anne-Marie Olinger (plus match from dWise) .

Dr. Tim Menzies has been awarded a 2016 IBM Faculty Award valued at $40,000 to support his research and teaching efforts.

Dr. Laurie Williams has been awarded a 2016 IBM Faculty Award valued at $30,000 to support her research and teaching efforts.

CSC Wolf Bytes

Please join us in welcoming Donna Richards to our Contracts & Grants team. She will be involved in both pre-award and post-award activities. Donna is new to NC State, but has prior experience working in research administration from the vantage point of the private sector and has experience working on proposals involving large federal contracts.

Alumna, Dr. Bushra Anjum, software and research engineer at Amazon, was recently profiled by CRA-W as a 2012 CRA-W Graduate Cohort Alumna! more

Congrats to alum, Baran Erkel, on his recent appointment as Vice President of Corporate Development for Nintex.

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.

The Alumni Association has partnered with the University Career Development Center to make ePACK available to NC State alumni. If you are a current Alumni Association member, update your online profile by visiting the Wolfpack Connect (alumni directory) and click on the ‘Update My Info’ tab on the upper right side of the page. Select the ‘Career Connections’ tab and then choose ‘yes’ beside the question, ‘Do you want access to ePACK?’

To access ePACK you must be a member of the Alumni Association and you must be an alumnus/alumnae of NC State. If you are not a member of the Alumni Association, you can join online. Once you have received an email confirming your membership, you will be able to register for access to ePACK.

Questions: Contact Career Services Counselor Catherine Tuttle at