CSC eNewsletter - April 2021

Cateté Honored with CoE's 2021 Award for Excellence

Dr. Veronica CatetéCongratulations to Dr. Veronica Cateté, Research Scholar for the department, on being honored as a College of Engineering 2021 Award for Excellence award winner. Cateté won in the “Spirit of North Carolina” category, for her excellence in service, leadership, and scholarship, and her outreach work and broadening participation in computing. NC State University Awards for Excellence recipients are then submitted for consideration for the Governor’s Awards for Excellence, which is the highest honor awarded to a State of North Carolina employee. Read More »

April 2021 Carla Savage Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to Ms. ToniAnn Marini and Dr. Barbara Jasmine Adams on being named the winners of “The Carla Savage Award” in the Administrative Staff category. Congratulations also to Dr. Lina Battestilli, for winning the award in the Teaching Professor category. Read More »

LexisNexis Partnership Grows Alongside Researchers, Students; A Model for Others


If recent announcements by Google and Apple to expand into the RTP area make you wonder what the impact on our department could be, look no further than the partnership with LexisNexis as a possible model for success. In 2014, the global analytics firm opened its North American corporate innovation center on NC State’s Centennial Campus. In seven years, the center has grown from just 150 employees to nearly 800 computer and software programmers, analysts, legal and business experts, sales and marketing professionals and support staff. The partnership with NC State has expanded, too - largely fueled by research collaborations, unique branding opportunities and access to talent just around the corner. Read More »

Congratulations to CSC’s 2020 “Pride of the Wolfpack” Award Winners

Two staff members in the NC State Computer Science Department were recently recognized with "Pride of the Wolfpack" Awards. Dr. Veronica Cateté, Research Scholar, and Todd Gardner, Director of Operations, are the most recent recipients of the award. Read More »

CSC Grad Students Receive Prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

The NC State Computer Science Department is pleased to announce that two PhD students, Zachary Parks and James Skripchuk, have been chosen to receive prestigious and highly competitive National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships. Read More »

Spring 2021 Graduates to be Recognized During Virtual Diploma Ceremony on May 13th

Dr. Bushra AnjumPlease join us as we virtually recognize and celebrate our Spring 2021 graduates during the NC State University Computer Science Department’s 2021 Spring Diploma Ceremony on Thursday, May 13th at 1:00 p.m. Our special guest speaker will be Dr. Bushra Anjum, a 2012 PhD graduate from NC State’s Computer Science Department, where she was advised by Dr. Harry Perros. Anjum is a health IT specialist currently working as the Data Analytics Manager at a San Francisco startup, Doximity. Read More »

Take a Trip to NC State

There’s nothing we love more than sharing our campus community with visitors and friends - from our stately Belltower to our tech-forward Centennial Campus. Can't make it to our campus in person? Embark on a (virtual) walkthrough to see what makes it extraordinary. Read More »

Miller Steps Back From Leadership Roles to Focus on Entrepreneurship

Tom Miller, senior vice provost for academic outreach and entrepreneurship, has led Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications (DELTA) since its inception in 2000. Miller was named the founding vice provost in January 2001 following a national search. This summer, he will step back from his leadership role there and his oversight of the McKimmon Center for Extension and Continuing Education to focus on his ongoing role leading NC State Entrepreneurship and working closely with the Wolfpack Investor Network in the next phase of his career. Read More »

CSC Student Awarded Churchill Scholarship

Ana Sofia UzsoyAna Sofia Uzsoy, a Park Scholar and dual computer science and physics major, was recently selected as a Churchill Scholar for the 2021-2022 academic year. She is NC State’s third-ever Churchill Scholar. Winners of this scholarship are selected based on criteria of outstanding academic achievement, proven talent in research, and outstanding personal qualities. This program provides full funding to students from America to pursue a one-year Master’s degree at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College in the United Kingdom. The scholarship is valued at around $60,000 and covers full tuition, travel costs, and includes a stipend. Read More »

Take a Virtual Tour of Fitts-Woolard Hall

Fitts-Woolard Hall, the College of Engineering’s newest building on NC State’s Centennial Campus, opened last summer. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, has slowed the full transition into the facility and prevented alumni from visiting its extraordinary new spaces. Now, the college and the Alumni Association have teamed up to offer this online peek. Read More »

Select Departmental Gifts & Support

Linde has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

Bank of America has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the Sr Design Center.

Cirrus Logic has donated $10,000 to the department to be awarded as scholarships.

RunSafe Security, Inc. has made an unrestricted award of $13,000 to the department in support of the teaching and research efforts of Dr. Laurie Williams related to memory corruption bugs and fixes, and in particular to help answer the question - What patterns of attacker actions can be obtained through the analysis of exploits reports?

Alum and SAB member, David Whitley, and his wife Karen have donated $5,000 in support of the Dr. David & Karen Whitley Engineering Scholarship Endowment.

CSC Wolf Bytes

Our family continues to grow! Congratulations to Dr. Muhammad Shahzad and his wife on the birth of a healthy baby boy, and Dr. Alex Kapravelos and his wife on the birth of a healthy baby girl!

It is with mixed emotions that we say farewell to Susan Uy, as she leaves her role in CSC as our Graduate Admissions Specialist in a promotional move that will make her the Graduate Services Coordinator for the MAE department here at NC State. Susan joined us in 2018 and she has been key to improving our communications with applicants and the processing of thousands of applications every year. We wish her the very best in her new role.

Congratulations to CSC alumni Steph Prime (CSC BS '13) and Brandon Prime (CSC BS '14) on the launch of their new business - Cardstalk, a new greeting card marketplace with best-in-class on-site card printing kiosks. The start-up was recently selected as a recipient of the NC IDEA Micro Grant and plans to launch their first card printing station in Asheville in the next 4-6 weeks. They have plans to apply a large portion of these grant funds towards direct payments for independent card artists - especially those who may not feel included in the card aisles of today.

WMEP recently recognized CSC senior, Rebecca Teran with a ‘Shining Star’ award and Dr. Lina Battestilli with its ‘Best Pivot to Online Teaching’ award. Congratulations to both!

Follow the Department on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram 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, Instagram 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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