CSC eNewsletter - December 2018

Mueller Named 2018 ACM Fellow, First in CSC Department

Dr. Frank MuellerDr. Frank Mueller, professor of computer science, was recently named a 2018 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellow for his contributions to the predictability of real-time systems, resilience in high-performance computing and multi-threading techniques. Mueller is the first faculty member in the Computer Science Department at NC State to be recognized with this distinguished honor. more

CSC Graduates Honored During Fall 2018 Diploma Ceremony

The James T. Valvano Arena inside NC State’s Reynolds Coliseum was filled with friends and family celebrating the Fall 2018 computer science graduates. This fall’s graduating class of over 200 students class included 18 Ph.D., 99 M.S., and 92 B.S. degree recipients. The top employers of this year’s graduates are Amazon, Microsoft, SAS, Facebook, Citrix and VMware. more

Menzies Elected as Fellow of IEEE

Dr. Tim MenziesDr. Timothy Menzies, professor in the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University, has been elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for 2019. Menzies is the department’s 10th IEEE Fellow, joining Drs. George Rouskas, Harry Perros, Donald Bitzer, Wushow “Bill” Chou, Mladen Vouk, Munindar Singh, Frank Mueller, Laurie Williams and Gregg Rothermel. more

Rebar to Retire From Office of Research and Innovation

Leadership of NC State’s research enterprise will shift at the start of the new year as Alan Rebar, vice chancellor for research and innovation, retires on Dec. 31. Dr. Mladen Vouk, current associate vice chancellor for research development and administration, and former computer science department head will take the helm on Jan. 1. more

2018 Promoted and Tenured Faculty

Achieving a promotion in rank or the award of permanent tenure signifies the results of years of academic excellence for NC State faculty. Promotion shows that faculty members have met rigorous standards in their realms of responsibility, and tenure recognizes a faculty member’s significant accomplishments in their discipline and promotes the academic freedom of the faculty. Congratulations to Drs. Rada Chirkova, Ed Gehringer, and Xipeng Shen, all promoted to professor of computer science and to Dr. Ranga Vatsavai for achieving tenure as associate professor of computer science. more

NC State Graduates Find Technical Solutions to Teacher’s Problems with Curriculum Pathways

Lucy Kosturko, Scott McQuiggan and Jennifer SabourinNC State computer science graduates Lucy Kosturko, Scott McQuiggan and Jennifer Sabourin serve on SAS' Curriculum Pathways, a program that leverages technology to enhance learning. Their shared passion for computer science and education has resulted in a collaborative, interdisciplinary driven program benefitting students and teachers across the globe. more

Centennial Campus Partnerships Host Hour of Code 2018

During Computer Science Education Week, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation staff including CSC professor, Dr. Tiffany Barnes, helped neighboring Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School students participate in Hour of Code, a global movement that introduces tens of millions of students to computer science. more

THINK: The Digital Magazine for Alumni & Friends of the Graduate School

The NC State University Graduate School recently launched their digital Think Magazine, which includes a feature story on CSC alumna, Dr. Veronica Catete. more

Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Series Presents Lance Berberian

Lance BerberianPlease join us on January 31, 2019 at 6:30P in Lecture Hall 1231 in EB2 for our first spring 2019 talk in the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series. Our special guest speaker will be Lance Berberian, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at LabCorp. His talk topic will be “The Impact of Technology on New Healthcare Models.” The talk is free and open to the public. more

An Extraordinary Year

As we close the books on 2018, join the College of Engineering as we take a look back at the extraordinary work that has been accomplished. From the naming of the fourth engineering building on campus to the College climbing in rankings, 2018 has proven to be an amazing year. more

Departmental Gifts & Research

Fidelity Investments has donated $30,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program and the Senior Design Center.

Bandwidth has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the Senior Design Center.

CSC Wolf Bytes

Congratulations to Dr. Rudra Dutta, who has been appointed Interim Associate Department Head.

Congratulations to SAB member, Monique Morrow, who was recently named by Forbes as one of The World’s Top 50 Women in Tech. more

Congratulations to CSC alumna, Dr. Bushra Anjum, who was recently named a recipient of San Luis Obispo Tribune’s 14th annual Top 20 Under 40 Award. more

CSC alumna, Vidya Srinivasan, has been nominated to be the General Chair of the 2019 Grace Hopper Conference to be held in Orlando in 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.

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 2018-19 academic year by ePartner VMware