CSC eNewsletter - August 2019

Martens Receives NSF CAREER Award

Dr. Chris MartensCongratulations to Dr. Chris Martens on receiving an NSF CAREER Award, one of the highest honors NSF gives to young science and engineering faculty members. NSF will provide $500,000 in funding over five years to support Martens’ project, “Explorable Formal Models of Privacy Policies and Regulations.” Martens becomes the Computer Science Department’s 30th CAREER Award Winner. more

Department Announces New Graduate Certificate in Computer Science

The department is pleased to announce that our new Graduate Certificate in Computer Science has been approved and is open for admissions in Spring 2020. This program, which currently offers four specialization tracks, is primarily intended for individuals who wish to increase their knowledge and skills in Computer Science either for future career opportunities or in preparation for graduate studies. Students who complete the 12 credit hour certificate will gain in-depth knowledge in Computer Science concepts, methods and tools. Students have the option of completing the certificate part-time, e.g., by taking one course per semester! details

Using Wi-Fi Like Sonar to Measure Speed and Distance of Indoor Movement

Navigating an airport could become a lot easier thanks to NC State research.Researchers from North Carolina State University, Dr. Muhammad Shahzad and PhD student - Raghav Venkatnarayan, have developed a technique for measuring speed and distance in indoor environments, which could be used to improve navigation technologies for robots, drones – or pedestrians trying to find their way around an airport. The technique uses a novel combination of Wi-Fi signals and accelerometer technology to track devices in near-real time. more

Why North America is the Premier Destination for Graduate Computer Science Studies

NC State is one of four institutions profiled for International students pursuing a graduate degree in computer science! more

DH Hill Library Renovations Take Shape

Construction at D.H. Hill Jr. Library means more than just an aesthetic update — changes will also support the overall success of the campus community. The most noticeable change will be the new Academic Success Center. The new Libraries spaces include the Innovation Studio, an enlarged and upgraded Visualization Studio, and a new Data Experience Lab. more

Computer Science Starting Salaries the Tops at NC State University

Recent GradsMay 2019 Computer Science degree holders lead the University with the highest average starting salaries across all disciplines; $76,250 for BS and $112,000 for MS students! more

NC State Engineering Spring/Summer 2019 Magazine

This issue highlights important examples of interdisciplinary endeavors in our engineering departments and research centers, as well as at the university level with the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program. It also features our crown jewel, Fitts-Woolard Hall, scheduled to open in the summer of 2020. more

Envisioning Research Contest Winners Offer Glimpses of Discovery

Whether it’s a photograph of a newborn alligator or an electron micrograph that captures the details of plant life, researchers use images to not only learn more about the world around us but to help viewers engage with the work of discovery. more

SAS' Schabenberger Kicks Off Fall Fidelity Investments Speaker Series

Oliver ScabenbergerPlease join us on October 1st at 6:30P in room 1231 in Engineering Building 2 for the first fall talk in the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series. Our special guest speaker will be Oliver Schabenberger, EVP, COO & CTO for SAS. Schabenberger’s topic will be “The Evolution of Organizations in the Digital Age.” The event is free and open to the public. Ample free parking is available on Centennial Campus after 5P. more

DELTA’s Computer Science Alumni Find Growth and Community at NC State

At DELTA, computer scientists sustain the framework of our mission to apply innovative technologies and pedagogies that help faculty and students succeed. As they work to research, implement and support scalable and reliable learning technologies, they not only keep DELTA moving forward, but fuel the entire NC State community with the power and tools needed to achieve and exceed our goals. more

Departmental Gifts & Research

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

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

VMware has donated $15,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

Live Oak Bank has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

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

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

EQUITAS Life Sciences has donated $2,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

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

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

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

Drs. Jay Hall, Ben Watson, Dave Roberts and Rada Chirkova have received IBM Faculty Awards totaling $90,000 in unrestricted funds ($40K, $20K, $20K & $10K respectively) to support their respective research and teaching efforts.

LexisNexis has donated $120,000 to the department in the form of an unrestricted grant to support Dr. Tim Menzies’ test case management research.

Mrs. Ling Tai has donated $3,000 to the KC Tai Memorial Endowment fund.

CSC Wolf Bytes

Joining us in welcoming Jignasa Patel to the Computer Science Research Admin Team. She joined us August 15th.

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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