CSC eNewsletter - August 2021

Study: Benefits Outweigh Risks for Autonomous Vehicles – As Long As You Regulate Them

Autonomous VehicleDr. Munindar Singh is part of an interdisciplinary panel of experts that has assessed the risks and potential benefits associated with deploying autonomous vehicles (AVs) on US roads. They predict the benefits could substantially outweigh the risks - but only if the AVs are well regulated. Read More »

Labcorp “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Announced for Fall 2021

To be the best, you must learn from the best. Join us this fall as the ‘Leadership in Technology’ Speakers Series returns with a new sponsor and new slate of outstanding speakers. Read More »

Shen’s Tech Startup, CoCoPIE, Wins NSF Small Business Innovation Funding


CoCoPIE, a tech startup co-founded by Dr. Xipeng Shen, Professor of Computer Science at NC State, has been awarded a $250,000 Small Business Innovation Research Phase (SBIR) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant supports his proposal “Enabling Real-Time AI on End Devices Through Compression-Compilation Co-Design.” The tech startup opens up limitless opportunities for AI app developers, smartphone and IoT device vendors, robotics, health, autonomous driving, and many other industries. Read More »

Class of 2025 at a Glance

Record applications to NC State produced a record-breaking first-year class of more than 5,000 students. Find out who they are and where they're from. [Editor’s note – While the official numbers are not in yet, the CSC enrollment is projected at over 2,200 for the first time in the department’s history!] . Read More »

Ask the Pack

On September 1, 2021, NC State will launch Ask the Pack, a platform that offers a simple way to engage alumni by allowing NC State students and alumni to network and ask questions of NC State alumni. Assistance isn’t reserved only for students. Any alum can ask a question and tap into a network of thousands of alumni ready to help with advice and networking. Participating is easy and does not require downloading an app or creating a log-in since it utilizes the Protopia platform in conjunction with our alumni and donor database. Read More »

Labcorp Speaker Series Proudly Presents Chris Stanley

Christ StanleyPlease join us on September 30th at 6:30P in 1231 EB2 for the Fall kickoff of the Labcorp “Leadership in Technology” Speaker Series. Our special guest speaker will be Chris Stanley, Vice President of Clinical and Digital Solutions at Labcorp. His topic - Advancing Health with Advanced Technology: Understanding the Impact of Patient- and Provider-Centered Design and Innovation. Read More »

Coming Home

From new construction to major renovations, a refreshed NC State campus welcomes many Wolfpack employees back to in-person work. Read More »

Think and Do: College of Engineering

Louis Martin-Vega, Dean of NC State’s College of Engineering, discusses how donors are making the extraordinary happen in the college every day. Read More »

4 Questions for NC State’s 4 Churchill Scholars

Nikhil Milind ’21 and Ana Sofia Uzsoy ’21This spring, CSC graduates and Park Scholars Nikhil Milind ’21 and Ana Sofia Uzsoy ’21 were named NC State’s third and fourth Churchill Scholars, following in the footsteps of Park alumni Mia de los Reyes ’16 and Chris Cooper ’17. The Churchill Scholarship was established to facilitate scientific exchange between the U.S. and the U.K. It sponsors graduate-level study at the University of Cambridge for 15-17 students, including full tuition, a stipend, travel costs, and the chance to apply for a special research grant. The Park Scholarships program talked with all four alumni about the impact of their time at NC State and their experiences as Park Scholars and Churchill Scholars. Read More »

Food Trucks Are Back

Food trucks have returned to Centennial Campus. Visit Venture Place on Main Campus Drive during your lunch hour to enjoy a rotating selection of local food trucks including Mr. Mongolian, Chick-N-Que, Gussy's Greek Truck, and more. Read More »

Select Departmental Gifts & Support

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

Kadro Solutions has donated $2,575 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

Hewlett Packard Enterprises has donated $7,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

The Diversity Movement has donated $2,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

RunSafe Security has made an unrestricted gift of $27,000 to support Dr. Laurie Williams and her security related teaching and research efforts, specifically as it relates to memory corruption bugs and fixes.

InnoPeak Technology, Inc., has made an unrestricted gift of $60,000 to support Dr. Xipeng Shen to support his research in the area of programming languages, compiler and machine learning.

CSC Wolf Bytes

It is with mixed emotions, the department announces the departure of Bev Porter, Post Award Manager on our Contracts & Grants Team. She has accepted a position as Business Officer for the Analytical Instrumentation Facility in Engineering Research. We wish her the very best in her new role here at NC State.

After 19 years of faithful service, we are sad to announce the departure of Dr. Vince Freeh, Associate Professor. He has accepted an offer to join a start-up in a key role and his last day with the department was August 18th. He has helped shape the academic lives of hundreds and hundreds of students and now alumni, and he will be greatly missed as a member of our faculty. We wish him the very best as he starts this new professional journey.

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 2021-22 academic year by the ePartner Program