Computer Science eNewsletter

NC State Announces University Faculty Scholars

Dr. Laurie WilliamsCongratulations Dr. Laurie Wililams, professor of computer science in the NC State Computer Science Department, who has been named one of twenty 2013-2014 University Faculty Scholars. NC State University Chancellor Randy Woodson recently announced the 2013-14 University Faculty Scholars, top NC State early- and mid-career faculty who will receive $10,000 in donated funds for each of the next five years to support their academic endeavors. The recognition and reward program is part of the university’s strategic initiative to invest in and retain top faculty. more

Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Speakers Announced for Spring 2014

Thanks to the continued generous support of Super ePartner, Fidelity Investments, the Department of Computer Science at NC State University is very pleased to announce the spring 2014 slate of speakers for the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series including Scott Ganeles - CEO of Ipreo, Victor Fetter - CIO of LPL Financial, and Tom Mendoza - Vice Chairman of NetApp. more

Vouk Receives 2013 MCNC Robyn Render Endeavor Award

Photo of Dr. Mladin VoukDr. Mladen Vouk, professor and head of the Department of Computer Science and associate vice provost for information technology at North Carolina State University, is this year’s recipient of the MCNC Robyn Render Endeavor Award. The award is presented each year to at least one person who continually champions leadership, engagement and support of MCNC, the technology nonprofit that builds, owns, and operates the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN). NCREN links the majority of North Carolina’s research, education, nonprofit health care, and other community institutions. The network serves the needs of more than 450 of these institutions including all K-20 public education in North Carolina. It is the most prestigious award presented for contributions to NCREN. Vouk is the fifth winner of the award with NC State ties. more

Rouskas Named Director of Graduate Programs

Congratulations to Dr. George Rouskas, professor of Computer Science in the NC State Computer Science Department, on being named the CSC Department’s Director of Graduate Programs effective January 1, 2014. Rouskas joined the department in 1994, maintains an active and well-funded research program in the field of computer networking, and he has created several computer science courses and taught thousands of students. He is an IEEE Fellow, a member of the NC State Academy of Outstanding Teachers, and the recipient of countless awards and professional accolades. Please join us in welcoming him to this new role with the department. more

NC State Scores for Value

NC State is a great value for both in-state and out-of-state students, according to an annual ranking published by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance this week. The university places 16th in the nation for in-state students and 15th for out-of-state students on the 2014 list, which identifies the top 100 public schools that combine outstanding academic programs with economic value, a traditional characteristic of NC State. This compares to rankings of 21st and 25th respectively last year. more

Department Confers 173 Degrees During Fall Diploma Ceremony

Photo of Drs Kristy Boyer and Jennifer SabourinThe NC State Department of Computer Science conferred 173 degrees during the Fall Diploma Ceremony on December 18, 2013. Over 1,000 relatives and guests celebrated with our graduates, faculty and staff during our ceremony held at Providence Baptist Church in Raleigh. This graduating class included 16 Ph.D., 86 M.S., and 71 B.S. degrees expanding the department’s alumni base to over 7,200. Greg Germain, vice president of NetApp, delivered the keynote address. more

New Lonnie Poole Clubhouse to Open

The finishing touches are underway, and the new Carol Johnson Poole Clubhouse is almost ready to be occupied (pictures). The plush new home at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course – a mixed-use building that will include classrooms for professional golf management and turfgrass management students, locker rooms for varsity athletes and visitors to the course, a restaurant and bar and a fully stocked pro shop – hopes to be open for business before the holidays after nearly 10 months of construction. A grand opening with Chancellor Randy Woodson is slated for January. more

Freshmen Engineers Show Off Projects on Design Day

Each fall, first-year engineering students team up to work on a project as part of E101 – Introduction to Engineering and Problem Solving. The course is a starting point for all engineering and computer science students, and projects are put on display the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. More than 300 design teams and 1,220 freshmen participated in the most recent event. more

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Scott Ganeles

Scott GanelesPlease join us on January 30th at 6 pm in 1231 EB2 for our first spring 2014 talk in the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series. Our special guest speaker will be Scott Ganeles, CEO of Ipreo. His talk topic will be “On Being an Entrepreneur: Things No One Will Tell You. more

How Changing the Way We Study Gold Could Boost Communication Tech

Under the right circumstances, pushing on nothing is harder than pushing on something – at least when that “something” is gold. That’s the finding from a new materials science paper, and it’s a finding that could expedite the development of new wireless communication technologies. more

Departmental Gifts & Research

SportDrill has donated $5,000 in support of the department’s Senior Design Center.

XLOC Inc., has donated $2,500 in support of the Year-end Game Development Showcase and the department’s ePartners Program.

Xpient Solutions has donated $2,500 in support of the CSC Theory Seminar Series and the department’s ePartners Program.

NetApp has donated a FAS 3170 Cluster and two DS14 Shelves, valued at approximately $9,500, for the benefit of John Streck and the Institute for Next Generation IT Systems (ITng).

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

CSC Wolf Bytes

We are pleased to annouce the addition of Yu Yu Tao to the department staff on Monday, December 9th. Yu Yu will be handling the post award accounting and compliance activities for the department's sponsored research projects.

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 Career Services Counselor Catherine Tuttle at