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White House Names Park Scholar Brian Ferris ’03 a Champion of Change

Photo of Brian FerrisBrian Ferris ‘03 was one of a select group of Americans to be named a 'Champion of Change' in the area of technology and innovation by the White House. Ferris received this recognition for his work with open-source software and public transportation systems. more

Researchers Find First Malware to Utilize Root Exploit Against Android 2.3

More bad news for the Gingerbread Android operating system, as Dr. Xuxian Jiang and other researchers at NC State have identified the first malware – called GingerMaster – that utilizes a root exploit to take over phones running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). more

Strachan Named to 2010-11 ACC Academic Honor Roll

Photo of Brittany Strachan.Congratulations to Brittany Strachan, a 2011 graduate of the NC State University Computer Science department, who has been named to the Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll for the 2010-2011 season. This is the fourth consecutive season that Strachan has earned a place on the honor roll. more

Duke, NCSU, UNC Join 'Ultra-High-Speed' Network Effort

A consortium of universities, including Duke, NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill is seeking to improve broadband access. Called Gig. U, the project hopes to build upon existing high-speed infrastructure to stimulate the next generation networks in a critical mass of university communities. more

Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Speakers Announced

Thanks to the continued generous support of Super ePartner, Fidelity Investments, the Department of Computer Science at NC State University is very pleased to announce a dynamic and impressive slate of speakers for the Fall 2011 Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Executive Speakers Series. more

Groundbreaking Moves Talley Construction Forward

Photo of Dr. Michael YoungImportant leaders from across the state descended on campus on August 16th to watch and participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for Talley Student Center. University and state leaders had front row seats to the continuation of the $120 million project. Although demolition of buildings that once stood on the site – including the bookstore and C-store – has concluded, the ceremony marked the start of new construction. more

A Winning Formula

Although the economy reshuffled the Best Value Colleges list, NC State continued its winning ways, ranking ninth among public universities on the Princeton Review/USA Today ratings released this week. NC State made the top 10 based on more than 30 factors related to academic quality and affordability. The publications examined data from more than 650 universities. more

NC State to Hold Sept. 11 Memorial Service

NC State University will hold a memorial service to recognize and honor all those who perished during the tragic events on Sept. 11, 2001, as well as those members of the Wolfpack family who have honorably served the United States since the university’s founding in 1887. U.S. Air Force jets will conduct a flyover during the event. more

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Douglas Crockford

Photo of Douglas CrockfordThe Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Executive Speakers Series welcomes Douglas Crockford, Sr. JavaScript Architect at Yahoo! on September 8 @ 6 pm in 1231 EB2. His talk topic will be “Programming Style and Your Brain.” Event is free and open to the public. more

Pack To School! NC State Welcomes Students, New Academic Year

As students return to campus, North Carolina State University is howling with excitement about the arrival of a new Wolfpack freshman class. NC State received 19,726 freshman applications, and expects a freshman class of 4,550, as well as 1,000 transfer students, bringing the current enrollment to more than 33,000. The class has a weighted high school grade point average of 4.28, and an average SAT score of almost 1,200. Forty-eight students had perfect scores on the math portion of the SAT, while 19 students had perfect critical reading scores. more

Departmental Gifts & Research

Fidelity Investments has donated $30,000 to the department in support of the Sr. Design Center program and the ePartners Program.

EMC has donated $25,000 to the department in support of the Sr. Design Center program and the ePartners Program.

Microsoft has donated $17,500 to Dr. Tao Xie in support of the Software Engineering Innovation Foundation 2011.

Vanguard has donated $5,000 in support of the department and the ePartners Program initiatives, including the Diversity & Outreach Initiative and the ACM/AITP/WiCS Year-end Cookout.

Credit Suisse has donated $2,500 in support of the Women in Computer Science (WiCS) student organization.

Werum has donated $2,000 in unrestricted support to the department and the ePartners Program.

In addition to significant gift-in-kind support, has donated $1,000 in unrestricted support to the department and the ePartners Program.

Dr. Injong Rhee has been awarded supplemental funding by the Research Institute – Electronics & Telecommunications (ETRI) to support his research proposal titled “Investigation of Application Service Architectures for Future Internet Testbeds.” This $50,000 supplement brings the total funding for this project to $100,000, and extends the award period to January 14, 2013. more

Dr. Jon Doyle, SAS Institute professor of computer science at NC State University, has been awarded $49,688 by the US Army Research Office to support his research proposal titled “Detecting Deception in Multiscale Activity Graphs.” more

Faculty / Staff & Alumni News

Congratulations to Trey & Susie Murdock on the birth of Lincoln Timothy Murdoch, born Saturday, August 20th around 12 pm. Mom, dad and baby are doing well!

Dr. Laurie Williams is hosting a University guest this academic year - Dr. Per Runeson, an accomplished professor of computer science from Lund University in Sweden, whose research area is software processes in an industrial context, with a particular focus set on the verification and validation processes. Runeson is ranked 4th worldwide in Journal of Software and Systems based on publications 2003-2007. He is a collaborator, along with Dr. Williams, with Centennial Campus neighbor ABB.

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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. Experienced alumni looking for career assistance are encouraged to take advantage of NC State's Alumni Career Service.