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188 Receive Degrees in Fall Diploma Ceremony

Photo of two Dec 2012 graduatesThe NC State Department of Computer Science conferred 188 degrees during the Fall Diploma Ceremony on December 14, 2012. Over 1,000 relatives and guests celebrated with our graduates, faculty and staff during our ceremony held at Providence Baptist Church in Raleigh. Computer science department alumna LTC Tanya Markow delivered the keynote address. more

Bouterse and Perros Win Best Paper Award at CloudNet 2012

Congratulations to PhD student Brian Bouterse,and Dr. Harry Perros, professor of computer science in the NC State Department of Computer Science, for winning the Best Paper Award at the First IEEE International Conference on Cloud Networking (CloudNet 2012) held in Universite Pierre Et Marie Curie, Paris on November 28-30, 2012. more

NC State Defeats UNC in Call of Duty: Black Ops II Rivalries Competition

Photo of winning NCSU COD teamIn an exciting match, the team from NC State pulled out a dramatic last-second win in game 7 over their rivals from UNC, and won $12,000 in high-end NVIDIA gaming equipment for the department! The team is heading to the finals in Silicon Valley in January! more

Sreepathi Receives Gold Award in ACM Graduate Research Competition

Congratulations to NC State Computer Science PhD student Sarat Sreepathi for winning the Gold Award at the ACM Graduate Student Research Competition at the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC 2012) held in Salt Lake City, UT on November 10-16, 2012. more

Best Paper Award Presented at ICIDS 2012

Congratulations to PhD students Matthew Fendt, Brent Harrison, Stephen Ware, and Rogelio Cardona-Rivera; and Dr. David Roberts, assistant professor of computer science in the NC State Department of Computer Science, for winning the Best Paper Award at the Fifth International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS 2012) held in San Sebastian, Spain on November 12-15, 2012. more

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Brad Wilson

Photo of Brad WilsonPlease join us on January 24th at 6 pm in Lecture Hall 1231 EBII for our first spring 2013 talk in the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Executive Speakers Series. Our special guest speaker will be Brad Wilson, President & CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC. His talk topic will be “Technology and Data in Health Care: Making It Better" more

Work to Begin on Traffic Gates

NC State Transportation is moving ahead with its plan to install a pair of gates at the railroad tracks along Dan Allen Drive. Construction is expected to be completed by Jan. 7, with the gates operational by Jan. 14, says Tom Kendig, director of transportation. more

Making Home Solar Energy Systems Easier, Less Expensive

A new grant to North Carolina State University and several partners could make installing rooftop solar energy systems much less expensive and time consuming. Researchers will use the five-year, $9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to design solar energy systems and installation and connection procedures that require little or no customization by homeowners and installers. The systems would set up quickly and connect to the power grid easily, while still meeting building and electrical codes. more

World Class

Photo of interior of new Hunt LibraryWith the grand opening of the Hunt Library on Centennial Campus, the future is now at NC State. The new library, one of the most advanced in the world, opened Jan. 2 after more than five years of construction. The Hunt turns the traditional library on its head, giving NC State students, faculty and staff a state-of-the-art space for learning, research, collaboration and more. more

Our Work is Impact!

What is our work? Our work is impact! NC State University has a 125-year tradition of transforming research, lives, economies and environments. Check out our 2012 institutional message. more

Departmental Gifts & Research

Mark Wyatt (B.S. CSC ’80) has made a stock gift to the department valued at approximately $50,000 to fund the early launch of the planned Mark and Robin Wyatt Scholarship Endowment. more info

EMC has donated $50,000 in support of the department’s Sr. Design Center and ePartners Program.

NVIDIA has donated 18 GeForce GTX480 GPUs and one TESLA K20 (valued at more than $6,300) to the department for use by Dr. Frank Mueller in support of his research and teaching efforts on parallel computing.

Iron Data has donated $6,250 in support of the department’s Sr. Design Center and ePartners Program.

Bronto Software has donated $5,000 in support of the department’s Sr. Design Center.

McKesson Corporation has provided a supplemental ePartners donation of $2,500 in sponsorship of the NC State “Capture the Flag” Challenge.

Mrs. Ling Tai has donated $2,000 to the KC Tai Memorial Endowment fund.

Dr. Frank Mueller has been awarded $666,666 by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (US Air Force) to support his research proposal titled “Co-Design of Hardware/Software for Predicting MAV Aerodynamics.” more

Dr. Munindar Singh has been awarded $55,000 by Xerox Corporation to support his research proposal titled “Social Computing and Community Engagement for Collaborative Service Marketplace.” more

CSC Wolf Bytes

Congratulations to Thomas Silloway (B.S. CSC ’08), a game developer with Psyonix Studios in San Diego, CA, on the release of ARC Squadron, the studio’s first iOS game. Thomas worked on this game for about 8 months on gameplay programming (including weapons, bosses and enemies), UI features and the overall design polish and gameplay experience. To see a great review of the game, click here.

The department welcomes Marquya Crawford as a fulltime member of our research administration staff. She will provide post award support for the ITNG Center research projects, where she has been working in a temporary capacity since October.

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.