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February 29 , 2008

Department to Announce New “Game Development” Concentrationphoto of Johnson

Join us on March 11th (6 pm in 1231 EBII) as noted author and technologist, Steven Berlin Johnson, kicks off a new CoE speakers series sponsored by Progress Energy, and the department of computer science announces a new undergraduate concentration in game development. The event is free and open to the public.  A book-signing will be held in the east atrium of EBII following the talk. more

Department Welcomes Nine New SAB Members

Dr. Mladen Vouk, head of the NC State Department of Computer Science, is pleased to announce the addition of nine new members to the department’s Strategic Advisory Board. more

Departmental Research Grants, Gifts, and Support

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

Microsoft Research has donated $3,000 to the department to support student conference travel expenses under Dr. Laurie Williams.

Stonesoft, Inc. has donated $500 to the department in support of the Charles Kelly / ISSA Scholarship Endowment.

Super ePartner, Cisco Systems, has donated high performance networking and switching equipment to the department valued at over $400,000.  The new equipment will be deployed in our Networking Labs to support related research and instruction.

CSC Faculty / Staff Photo of SamatovaNews

Dr. Nagiza Samatova, an associate professor of computer science at NC State University, has been selected by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to receive an Outstanding Mentor Award for her service to the next generation of scientists and engineers. more

Dr. Purush Iyer, professor of computer science at NC State University, has taken leave of absence from February 11, 2008 to December 31, 2008 to direct the US Army Research Office (ARO)Intelligent Systems program. more

Associate professor, Dr. Vince Freeh and his wife, Jennifer, celebrate the birth of a new baby girl on February 12th.  Baby and mom are doing great.

Mohan Receives Preparing the Professoriate Fellowship

Computer Science PhD student, Sibin Mohan, has been named one of the 10 doctoral students selected as a 2007-08 Preparing the Professoriate Fellowship recipient through a University-wide competition. more

CSC Students Excel in IBM’s Master the Mainframe ChallengePhoto of CSC Students

NC State computer science was well represented among the top performers in IBM’s Master the Mainframe Challenge, including PhD student, Joe Grafsgaard, who placed in the top 10 of 1,750 registered contestants. more

Visualizing NFL Football Games

Each year, the Super Bowl is watched by millions on TV.  Most would say they prefer a very big high definition television, but some might argue there is more to see than what is broadcasted on your TV screen.  Meet Dr. Christopher G. Healey, associate professor of computer science at NC State University, whose research focuses on visualization, the conversion of large collections of strings and numbers into images that viewers can use to explore and discover new perspectives. more

Industry & Academic Officials Meet on Campus to Discuss Privacy Matters

The Privacy Place and its director, Dr. Annie I. Antón, associate professor of computer science at NC State, recently hosted the Carolina Privacy Officials Network (CPON) for a special event on Centennial Campus.  The event, also hosted by Intel Corporation, allowed North Carolina privacy officials to hear from several extremely high profile privacy experts including researchers at NC State and other organizations on topics ranging from behavioral profiling to the need for transparency in privacy statements. more

Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Series Presents Tom Mendoza

Please join us on April 10th at 6 pm in Lecture Hall 1231 EBII for the final spring talk in the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Executive Speakers Series.  Our special guest speaker will be Tom Mendoza, President of Network Appliance.  His topic will be “The Power of Corporate Culture”.  The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, visit the series page. [Note to CSC Graduate Students – these lectures have been approved by the CSC Graduate Oversight Committee to count toward the required lectures for graduate students.]

Engineering Open House Scheduled for April 12

The College of Engineering at NC State University will host its annual Engineering Open House on Saturday, April 12, 2007, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  All Engineering departments on Main Campus and Centennial Campus will participate with tours, displays and information sessions for middle school students, prospective students, admitted students, transfer students, parents and guests.  Buses will run continuously between the two campuses.  To register to attend the Open House, or to get more information on directions, parking, tours and displays, visit the Open House website at

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