Computer Science eNewsletter

Young Named Senior Member of AAAI

Photo of Dr. Michael YoungCongratulations to Dr. R. Michael Young, professor of computer science at NC State University, on recently being awarded Senior Member status of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). Young was one of two distinguished AAAI members recognized at the 27th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Bellevue, WA, July 14-18. The other 2013 Senior Member is Nestor Rychtyckyj of Ford Motor Company. more

NC State Partners With NSA on Big-Data Lab

NC State University Chancellor Randy Woodson announced in August a new partnership with the National Security Agency (NSA) to create the Laboratory for Analytic Sciences (LAS) on NC State’s Centennial Campus. The lab will bring together some of the brightest minds from government, academia and industry to address the most challenging big-data problems and will be a cornerstone of the emerging advanced data innovation hub at NC States. The NSA grant funding the LAS is the largest sponsored research contract in the university’s history. more

Writing the Book on ‘Big Data’

Photo of Dr. Nagiza Samatova & StudentsNC State students wrote the book on analyzing “big data” – sifting useful information out of the sea of business, personal and other data available online and elsewhere. Or at least they’ve written a book about mining that big data. Dr. Nagiza Samatova, a professor of computer science at NC State, and four Ph.D. students are co-editors of a book released this month that is a how-to guide for anyone interested in learning how to analyze big data. More than fifty other undergraduates and graduate students contributed as co-authors. more

Fidelity Investments Speakers Announced for Fall 2013

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 2013 Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series. The exciting fall line-up includes AOL CTO - Curtis Brown, Research Triangle Foundation President & CEO - Bob Geolas, and nationally acclaimed author and technologist - Michael Lopp! more

Hagan Announces $3M Grant Awarded to Triangle Universities for Cybersecurity Research

U.S. Senator Kay Hagan announced in August that UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University and Duke University have received cybersecurity research awards totaling more than $3 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF). more

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Michael Lopp

Photo of Michael LoppPlease join us on September 24th at 6 pm in the Hunt Library Auditorium for our first fall 2013 talk in the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series. Our special guest speaker will be Michael Lopp, a.k.a. Rands of Rands in Repose, a Silicon Valley-based engineering thought leader, author and technologist. His talk topic will be “Stables and Volatiles.” more

Research Shows Precisely Which Strategies Help Players Win Team-oriented Video Games

NC State researchers including Dr. David L. Roberts, have developed a technique that provides precise information about how an individual player’s actions can affect a team’s chance of winning. The information can help improve gameplay experiences. more

On Campus App Updated

For new students, staff and faculty still having trouble finding their way around NC State’s railroad-divided main campus, the expansive Centennial Campus and all the other places that will be their home for years to come, there’s an app for that. more

Helping Kids Bring Their Stories to Life

Photo of Drew Boyuka and Sriram LakshminarasimhanThushan Amarasiriwardena loved Legos as a kid. He also loved taking pictures, making videos and creating stories. In his most formative years, the Internet served as a catalyst for bringing all those creative outlets to life for him. Now, as an adult, an NC State computer science graduate, an entrepreneur and a visionary, he has created Launchpad Toys and the award-winning Toontastic app, taking his childhood experiences and integrating them for a generation of technology savvy children. more

Full House at Wolf Ridge

Centennial Campus is no longer just a place for innovative collaboration and research. Thanks to the opening of the first 400 spaces at Wolf Ridge Apartments, it’s now a place students can call home. more

Departmental Gifts & Research

SAS Institute has donated $25,000 in support of the department’s ePartners Program and Sr. Design Center.

Blackbaud has donated $5,000 in support of the department’s ePartners Program and Sr. Design Center.

Allied Telesis has donated $2,500 in support of the department’s ePartners Program.

I-Cubed has donated $2,500 in support of the department’s ePartners Program.

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

Kadro Solutions has donated $2,500 in support of the department’s ePartners Program.

TrialCard has donated $2,500 in support of the department’s ePartners Program.

Alum, Tony Brown has donated $5,000 via the Brown Family Endowment of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina in support of the department’s Sr. Design Center, and in particular to sponsor a student-defined entrepreneurial project.

Dr. Emerson Murphy-Hill has been awarded $34,862 by the Google Research Awards program to support his research proposal titled “Refactoring-Aware Code Review.” more

CSC Wolf Bytes

Dr. David McAllister, Professor Emeritus, recently become the piano player for an internationally known Dixieland band called The Buck Creek Jazz Band. They play jazz cruises and jazz festivals throughout the US, and you can see (and hear) samples of their music on his music website.

The department welcomes Jami Boylan, who will be joining the Computer Science Research Administration team starting September 3rd. She will be working with the Center Research Accounts.

Following his visit to speak in the FI Series last spring, Jorge Cham has featured NC State University and Dean Martin-Vega on his latest comic strip!

IT security guru Gary McGraw lists NC State among elite group of "forward-looking universities" teaching software security! 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.