CSC eNewsletter - August 2020

Can a Simple Email Encourage Women to Stay in a STEM Program?

Females in STEMResearchers from NC State and Kent State are collaborating on a project to examine the effectiveness of using affirmative emails to women in computer science classes to increase retention of women in STEM programs. Based on existing social-psychology theory and the results of their 2018 pilot study, they suspect that the differences in career choices arise partially from gender differences in self-assessment of STEM ability while in school. Read More »

Community and Computer Science: Coming Together During COVID-19

All around the world, there are inspirational stories of people coming together to support each other during these tough times dealing with COVID-19. One such story is the success of high school student interns and researchers from NC State who came together this summer to create lessons for middle school and high school teachers during the Game2Learn Computer Science High School Intern Program. Read More »

Study Debunks Robocall Myths, Lays Groundwork For Stopping Them


Researchers at NC State, led by Dr. Brad Reaves, worked with Bandwidth on an 11 month project involving 66,000 phone numbers receiving over 1.4M calls. The research shows that robocalls are not getting worse, but details how bad they can be. The paper recently won a Distinguished Paper Award and the First Place Internet Defense Prize valued at $100,000 to promote future work on the topic. Read More »

Paper Wins Blue Sky Award at AAMAS 2020

A paper written by team of researchers from NC State and the Delft University of Technology has won the Blue Sky Award in the Blue Sky Track of the 19th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-AgentSystems (AAMAS 2020) held in Auckland, New Zealand in May, 2020. Congratulations to the paper’s authors: NC State Computer Science PhD graduate Pradeep Murukannaiah (currently an assistant professor at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands), Nirav Ajmeri, a postdoctoral research scholar in the NC State Computer Science Department, Catholijin Jonker, professor at Delft University of Technology, and Munindar Singh, Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor of Computer Science at NC State. Read More »

Cybersecurity Program Continues to Rise in Rankings

North Carolina State University has been ranked #4 on Cyber Degrees EDU’s list of ‘Top 50 Colleges for Cyber Security Master’s Degrees in the U.S. Read More »

KaMar Galloway - From Gadgets to Google

KaMar GallowayFollow the incredible journey of outstanding young alum, KaMar Galloway (BS CSC '13) who has leveraged his degree, experiences, and passions to innovatively help students and teachers by creating impactful projects to bring about change in education! He is currently leading an Applied Digital Skills project at Google to reach 400,000 Black students around the country affected by racial inequalities in education. Read More »

Opening the Doors of Fitts-Woolard Hall

Fitts-Woolard Hall hit another milestone July 24, when the College of Engineering took "beneficial occupancy." At approximately 225,000 gross square feet, NC State’s newest engineering building represents the crucial next step in uniting the college on Centennial Campus. The gradual process of moving in starts Aug. 3 for the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the dean's administrative office. Learn more about the building phase-in and ongoing fundraising opportunities. Read More »

At Long Last, Bells

For a century, NC State's majestic and beloved Memorial Belltower has been missing something: bells. In June, that began to change. Learn more about the historic moment and the process leading up to it. Read More »

NC State's 2nd Annual 'Day of Giving' Rescheduled for September 16th!

Dr. Arnav JhalaTogether, you’ve helped make NC State ‘Day of Giving’ a special Wolfpack tradition. Mark your calendars for September 16, 2020, for this year’s rescheduled event. Every gift makes a difference by enhancing programs and facilities, supporting faculty and helping current and future students achieve their potential. Last year, the Department of Computer Science received 72 gifts valued at over $11,000 during this special day. This year, alum Tony Brown and his family have made a challenge pledge of $10,000 if we can get 50 gifts or more. Together, we are stronger as a Pack! To Give »

For Science and Tech Parks, It’s the Evolution

Centennial Campus was recently featured in Expansions Solutions Magazine. Learn about how Centennial Campus, and other such research parks, are shaping landscapes to foster innovation. Read More »

Departmental Gifts & Research

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

LexisNexis has donated $10,000 to the department in support of the Sr. Design Center.

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

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

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

CSC Wolf Bytes

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the departure of Jami Boylan, a valued member of our Contracts & Grants group. She has accepted a promotional opportunity within NC State’s Industrial Expansion Service organization. Her last day with us was August 14th and we wish he the very best in her new role.

Congratulations to Dr. Helen Gu and InsightFinder - her start-up founded here at NC State - for the approval of their patent application on pattern extraction and automatic RCA (US20190324831A1 System and Method for Online Unsupervised Event Pattern Extraction and Holistic Root Cause Analysis for Distributed Systems).

Follow the Department on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram 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, Instagram 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



This eNewsletter is sponsored for the 2020-21 academic year by ePartner BCBS of NC and Lowes Home Improvement