CSC eNewsletter - April 2019

Savage Named 2019 SIAM Fellow

Dr. Carla SavageCongratulations to Dr. Carla D. Savage, professor of computer science in the NC State Computer Science Department, on being named a Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Fellow, Class of 2019. Savage is being recognized for outstanding research in algorithms of discrete mathematics and in computer science applications, alongside exemplary service to mathematics. more

2019 CSC Alumni 'Hall of Fame' Nominations Open

As part of our 50th Year Celebration in 2017, the department launched its CSC Alumni Hall of Fame. Since then, we have inducted 35 members into the Hall of Fame, and we have honored 9 outstanding young alumni. Nominations are now open online thru July 1st for candidates to be considered for recognition with the 2019 class of honorees. Nominees not selected are retained for consideration in future years. This year's inductees will be announced and recognized at a special event in the fall.

New Technique Cuts AI Training Time by More Than 60 Percent

Dr. Xipeng ShenNorth Carolina State University researchers, led by Dr. Xipeng Shen, have developed a technique that reduces training time for deep learning networks by more than 60 percent without sacrificing accuracy, accelerating the development of new artificial intelligence (AI) application. more

4 Win Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

Congratulations to CSC majors Nikhil Milind and Ana Sofia Uzsoy, who were among four NC State undergraduates to win prestigious Goldwater Scholarships. They are recognized for their passion for research, placing them among the nation's most promising young scientists and engineers. more

NexUX People Podcast: Jon Bohlmann

Dr. Jonathan Bohlmann is a professor of marketing and innovation in the Department of Business Management at NC State University. He researches innovation adoption, and has co-taught the pioneering, multidisciplinary Product Innovation Lab for years. We spoke about how he turned from aerospace engineering to management, and the growing importance of UX in product design. Jon is on twitter at @jbohlmann. podcast

DELTA Grants Make a Difference: Redesigning Critical Computer Science Courses

Dr. Jason King and course redesignThe Computer Science Department has had five courses redesigned by DELTA though a Critical Path Course Redesign grant. Each redesign is aimed to support active learning, higher-order thinking, group collaboration and student success, for both current and future students. more

UIDP28 Conference Spotlights NC State’s Leadership in Partnerships

The conference united leaders in academia, industry and government to discuss how they can improve collaboration — and continue fostering innovation on a global scale. more

Woodson Honored as a Top CEO in the Triangle

NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson was named a “CEO of the Year” by the Triangle Business Journal. He was honored at a recent ceremony, along with 19 other top executives from a variety of industries who were chosen by their peers to receive the award. more

More Than 300 Grads Expected at the 2019 Spring Diploma Ceremony

Jim FletcherPlease join us for the NC State University Computer Science Department Spring Diploma Ceremony on Friday, May 10th at 1P, as the department expects to confer a record number of degrees. The ceremony will be held in the James T. Valvano Arena inside William Neal Reynolds Coliseum on the campus of NC State University, located at 2411 Dunn Avenue, Raleigh (directions). Jim Fletcher, a Strategy Partner with Momenta Partners and recent inductee in the NC State CSC Alumni Hall of Fame, will provide the keynote address. more

Remembering Susan K. Nutter

A look back at the influential career of retired Vice Provost and Director of the NC State University Libraries, Susan K. Nutter, who passed away on March 25. A memorial service will be held on May 31 at 10:30A at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, NC State University, Raleigh, NC. Contributions may be made to the University Libraries' Susan K. Nutter Innovative Leadership Fund. more

Departmental Gifts & Research

Bronto Software (now Oracle) has donated $10,000 to the department in support of the Senior Design Center Program. has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the Senior Design Center Program.

Merck has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the Senior Design Center Program.

Bandwidth has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the Senior Design Center Program.

Equitas Life Sciences has donated $2,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

CSC alumni are invited to give to a special scholarship endowment being created to honor former department head, Dr. Robert Funderlic. more

CSC Wolf Bytes

Dr. Alessandra Scafuro will serve on a distinguished panel at the Triangle Tech Speaker Series on May 1st to discuss how cryptocurrencies and blockchain platforms are changing our world. more

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 Manager of Alumni Career Services, Anna Velleggia at



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