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Refining Hurricane Forecasts by Connecting the Dots

Photo of Evacuation Route signStorm Tracking - Graph theory makes mathematical connections between seemingly unrelated locations across the globe, revealing hidden links that could greatly improve scientists’ predictions of hurricane activity. “We ask questions about the end-game of hurricanes: Where will they likely end up in 10 or 15 days?” says Nagiza Samatova, an associate professor in computer science and mathematics at North Carolina State University and a senior research scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. more

Department Welcomes Two New Faculty

The NC State Department of Computer Science welcomes new faculty this fall - Dr. Tiffany Barnes as associate professor and Dr. Lina Battestilli as teaching assistant professor. more

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents David Morken

Photo of David Morken.Please join us on September 18th at 6 pm in Lecture Hall 1231 EBII for our next spring 2012 talk in the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Executive Speakers Series. Our special guest speaker will be David Morken, Co-Founder & CEO of Bandwidth. His talk topic will be “Weapons of Mass Disruption.” more

Barry Peddycord Meets PFL!

This fall, Barry Peddycord III is beginning his second year of doctoral work in NC State's Computer Science program. But, in an unexpected twist, he became inspired to include an educational focus to his computer science training. Let's meet Barry Peddycord to see how he hopes to achieve his professional goals! more

CSC Faculty Promotions Announced

IThe NC State Computer Science Department congratulates Dr. R. Michael Young on his promotion to full professor and Dr. Xuxian Jiang on his promotion to associate professor! more

The Future of the Internet is…a la Carte

Photo of http graphic.A team of researchers from four U.S. universities, including NC State, is poised to lay out the key components for a networking architecture to serve as the backbone of a new Internet that gives users more choices about which services they use. The National Science Foundation (NSF) asked the researchers to design a blueprint for a future version of the Internet. more

Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Speakers Announced for Fall 2012

Thanks to the continued generous support of Fidelity Investments, the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Executive Speakers Series kicks off its sixth year this fall with an exciting slate of speakers including David Morken, Paul Jones & Jim Stikeleather! more

Institute Opens New Facility

Here we grow again! The Institute for Advanced Analytics has opened a new 6,500 square foot expansion to accommodate a dramatic increase in enrollment. more

Bound for the BookBot

Photo of Mr Wuf.When the James B. Hunt Jr. Library opens on Centennial Campus next January, it will have a wealth of high-tech features, including an automated book retrieval system called the BookBot. Of course, you can’t have a BookBot that’s all bot and no books. That’s why students and staff are busy moving more than 1.5 million books from the D.H. Hill Library on north campus to the new library. more

New Rankings Are In

A newly released ranking places NC State 29th in the world in engineering/technology and computer sciences, up from previous years rankings! The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), issued by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, ranks universities across the globe. more

Departmental Gifts & Research

The CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) has donated $18,000 to the department in sponsorship of the ePartners Program and the Women in Computer Science student organization.

Teradata has donated $12,500 to the department in sponsorship of the ePartners Program and the department’s Sr. Design Center.

New Centennial Campus neighbor and partner, Bandwidth has donated $10,000 to the department in sponsorship of the ePartners Program and the department’s Sr. Design Center.

TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) has donated $10,000 to the department in support sponsorship of the ePartners Program.

Premier Healthcare Alliance has donated $5,000 to the department in support sponsorship of the ePartners Program.

Bronto Software and I-Cubed have each donated $2,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program..

Dr. Frank Mueller has been awarded $457,395 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his research proposal titled “Scalable Trace-Based Tools for In-Situ Data Analysis of HPC Applications (ScalaJack).” more

Dr. Carla Savage has been awarded $30,000 by the Simons Foundation to support her research proposal titled “Lecture Hall Polytopes, Inversion Sequences, and Eulerian Polynomials.more

CSC Wolf Bytes

Dr. Tom Miller is pleased to announce that CSC alum, Chris Crump, has agreed to join the Entrepreneurship Advisory Board. Chris has been a successful entrepreneur. He will be a wonderful addition to the group as they move forward with initiatives to expand the EI’s presence at NC State and beyond. Chris has lived and worked in Silicon Valley since 1978, and will bring a west coast perspective to our board. He has engaged with us for several years on our annual Silicon Valley Spring Break field trip and has become a friend and mentor to our students.

Dr. Tom Miller is equally excited to announce that CSC alum, Marshall Brain, has accepted the role as full time staff as Director of the Engineering Entrepreneurs Program. Marshall was the founder of How Stuff Works, is a member of NC State's Academy of Outstanding Teachers, and a Distinguished Engineering Alumnus. Marshall's combination of entrepreneurial experience and outstanding teaching credentials will undoubtedly take us to even greater heights.

The department announces the departure of two staff members - Mr. Vadim Kuznetsov, who has been instrumental in providing Linux support and implementing various security and server infrastructure service solutions, has resigned his position with the department to accept a new role with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in Mooresville. Ms. Terri Martin-Moss has resigned her position to become the Assistant Finance Manager in NC State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. We wish them both the very best in their new jobs.

Congratulations to alum, Mark Wyatt, who has been named Vice President - Grid Modernization at Duke Energy, as part of their ongoing reorganization associated with the Progress Energy merger. Congratulations are also in order for former SAB member, Gayle Lanier, who was also named as Sr. VP - Customer Service and Chief Customer Officer as part of the reorg!

Alumnus and WRAL Meteorologist and Executive Producer, Nate Johnson, will be the special “Science Café” keynote speaker at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences on September 6th at 7 pm. His topic: Monster Storms – Hurricanes in North Carolina. 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. Experienced alumni looking for career assistance are encouraged to take advantage of NC State's Alumni Career Service.