CSC eNewsletter - August 2018

Rothermel Named New Head of Department of Computer Science

Dr. Gregg RothermelDr. Gregg Rothermel has been appointed as the new head of the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University. Rothermel, who will become the sixth person to lead the 50-year-old department, will assume his role on November 1st, 2018. An IEEE Fellow and ACM Distinguished Scientist, Rothermel joins NC State from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he was a professor and Jensen Chair of Software Engineering. Widely considered one of the top software engineering researchers in the world, his findings have been cited by thousands of researchers around the globe. more

DELTA Announces 2018-2019 Grant Recipients

DELTA announces more than $240,000 in new and continuing DELTA Grants to 29 recipients across the university including eight academic colleges and the Division of Academic and Student Affairs. Dr. Lina Battestilli is among the recipients, receiving a Critical Path Course Redesign grant to support her efforts to redesign critical path course CSC113: Introduction to Computing – MATLAB. Dr. Sarah Heckman also received continued support in the form of a Critical Path Course Redesign grant to support her efforts to redesign CSC326: Creating an Agile Course to Support Software Engineering Process. more

Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Series Presents Erik Troan

Erik TroanPlease join us on September 27, 2018 at 6:30P in Lecture Hall 1231 in EB2 for our first fall 2018 talk in the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series. Our special guest speaker will be Erik Troan, co-founder and CTO of Pendo. His talk topic will be “How Four Decades of Disruption Empowered Today’s Innovators.” more

Smart Spaces

One day light switches and thermostats may be a thing of the past. A group of NC State entrepreneurs have launched Atomo, a startup company leveraging indoor spatial intelligence to save energy and improve the indoor experience. The team includes computer science student Bryan Cooper (chief technology officer) and computer science alumnus Matthew Burke (president). more

NexUX Meetup Presents Josef Spjut

Join us on Friday, September 7th @ 3P in the Hunt Library for the next nexUX Meetup featuring Josef Spjut, research scientist at NVIDIA. Spjut's focus will be on "Augmented Reality User Experience: The Encroaching Future". RSVP

Top Value in the State of North Carolina - Again

BelltowerNC State claims the distinction of offering North Carolina college students the best value for their money for the second straight year. NC State ranks 31st on this year’s list, two spots ahead of Duke University — the only other North Carolina school in the top 50. The annual list by Money magazine ranks schools based on quality, affordability and alumni success. more

ePartners Career Connection Planned for September 17th

This popular "once-a-year" recruiting event is offered exclusively for computer science students and our ePartner companies and will take place on Monday, September 17th, 12-4P in the Talley Student Union. 35 companies are committed to participate, and they will be recruiting for undergrad and grad students to fill internships, coop positions, as well as full-time new grad positions for December and May grads. Check out the event on ePack for each company's specifics. Do your homework and make the most of your time at this event.

Tour Campus Via Virtual Reality App

A new app provides virtual reality tours of NC State and other schools in the University of North Carolina System. NC State's tour includes panoramic videos of campus landmarks and facilities, including Wolf Plaza and the Hunt Library. more

NC State Online Masters in Computer Science Ranks #2 Nationally

Online TrainingFive NC State Engineering Online programs secured #1 spots in this year’s online master’s degree rankings published by Best College Reviews. The university’s online master’s degree programs in nuclear engineering, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, electrical engineering, and industrial and manufacturing engineering were named the best in the nation. The Online Master's in Computer Science came in #2 nationally! more

College of Engineering Ranks in Top 10 in Research Expenditures

The College of Engineering at North Carolina State University ranks eighth in the country in research expenditures among colleges of engineering in the United States and sixth among public universities, according to figures from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). The College had $206,369,918 in research expenditures in 16-17, an increase of $17,409,803 from the fiscal year 2015-16 total of $188,960,115. NC State trails only MIT, Texas A&M University, University of Michigan, Purdue University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University, according to ASEE figures released this summer. more

Departmental Gifts & Research

Advance Auto has donated $25,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program and the Senior Design Center.

Allscripts has donated $10,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

Credit Suisse has donated $7,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

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

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

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

BitSight Technologies has donated $2,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

WillowTree has donated $2,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

XLOC (a Keywords Studio) has donated $2,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

Kaleido has donated $1,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

Mrs. Ling Tai has donated $2,500 to the KC Tai Memorial Endowment fund.

Genworth Mortgage Insurance Corporation has donated almost $32,700 to the department in support of a Graduate Industrial Traineeship.

CSC Wolf Bytes

Dr. Patrick Dreher, Computer Science Department Research Professor has also recently been appointed as an Associate Faculty member in the Department of Physics. Dr. Dreher’s research is focused on the integration of cloud computing with quantum computing and the of application of quantum computing to problems in high energy and nuclear physics. This semester he is helping to establish courses in Quantum Computing in both the Computer Science and Physics Departments and is actively involved in the newly announced IBM-Q hub at NC State.

Congratulations to Phoebe Lee, a rising CSC Junior, who was recently awarded a 2018 WeTech Juniper Scholarship.

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the departure of Dr. Emerson Murphy-Hill, who has accepted a role at Google. We thank him for his contributions to the success of the department over the past eight years, and we look forward to his continued success at Google!

We also announce the retirement of Camille Cox effective September 1st. Camille has severed as an accounting technician with the department for several years, and she will be greatly missed. We wish her the best in her well-deserved retirement.

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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