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Jiang Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Photo of Dr. JiangCongratulations to Dr. Xuxian Jiang, who recently received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). This award, valued at $424,166, supports his proposal “Towards Exterminating Stealthy Rootkits – A Systematic Immunization Approach”. Jiang becomes the 20th NSF CAREER Award winner for the department of computer science at NC State (18th currently on faculty), one of the highest concentrations of any department in the nation. more

CoE's 2009 Outstanding Alumni Announced

The College of Engineering at North Carolina State University has named the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus award winners for 2009. The recipients are Johnny F. Norris, Jr., president and CEO of Fuel Tech, Inc; Dr. John W. Palmour, chief technology officer of advanced devices for Cree, Inc.; and B.D. Rodgers, chairman of Rodgers Builders, Inc. more

Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Series Presents Mike Torto

Photo of Mike TortoThe department welcomes Mike Torto, CEO of rPath, Inc., on April 13th as the final spring speaker in the Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Executive Speakers Series. His talk topic will be “Starting and Scaling a Successful High Tech Venture”. The event is free and open to the public. more

Five to Present at Graduate Student Research Symposium

Five Ph.D. students in the department of computer science at NC State University have been selected to present their research at The 5th Annual NC State University Graduate Student Research Symposium to be held on March 10, from 1–5 p.m. in the McKimmon Center. more

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistants Recognized

The NC State University Department of Computer Science wishes to congratulate 11 of its most Outstanding Teaching Assistants (TAs) who have been selected for Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards by the University Graduate Student Association (UGSA). more

I-Cubed + 25 years = Business Success

Photo of Grant WilliardGrant Williard remembers what his college professors told him. Armed with an engineering degree from NC State, they said, you can do anything you want. Since then, Williard has become what he calls “living, breathing proof” of that statement. He went on to found I-Cubed, a company that develops the computer-aided-design (CAD) software that assists in the creation of drawings and specifications. The company is now located on NC State’s Centennial Campus and is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. more

Alumnus Kulkarni Named Assistant Professor at Purdue

Congratulations to NC State Computer Science alumnus, Dr. Milind Kulkarni, who was recently named an assistant professor with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. more

Alumnus Zettlemoyer Named Assistant Professor at University of Washington

Congratulations to NC State Computer Science alumnus, Dr. Luke Zettlemoyer was recently named an assistant professor with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. more

Chancellor's Report 2009

Photo of NC State CampusCheck out the Chancellor’s Report that sums up 2009 and gives a slice of the life of the university. College of Engineering faculty and students are featured throughout the report. Gaming and Cloud Computing, near and dear to Computer Science, are featured in "The Teachers" section. more

Your Chance to Speak to Students!

Our faculty frequently supplement their lectures with expert guest speakers. We are currently looking for guest speakers who can come into our "Web Programming" course and speak on the topics of "Search Engine Optimization" and "How to Start your own Web Design Business." If you are experienced in one of these areas and would like an opportunity to come back on campus and speak to students, or if you are an expert in another technical area and want to be added to our expert call list, email Ken Tate.

Departmental Gifts & Research

Deutsche Bank has donated $2,500 in support of the department’s ePartners Program.

First Citizens Bank has donated $5,000 in support of the Senior Design Center.

Dr. Frank Mueller has been awarded $50,000 by Sandia National Laboratory to support his research proposal titled “Developing and Evaluating Advanced Methods for Resilience at Scale.” more.

Dr. Nagiza Samatova has been awarded $454,311 by Oak Ridge National Laboratory – UT Battelle (US Dept. of Energy) to support her research proposal titled “Ultrascale Computational Modeling of Phenotype-Specific Metabolic Processes in Microbial Communities.” more

Faculty / Staff News

Congratulations to Dr. Barbara (Jasmine) Adams, Director of Undergraduate Advising, Ms. Ann Hunt, Contracts and Grants Manager, and Dr. David Thuente, Professor and Director of Graduate Programs, who were recognized recently as recipients of the "Pride of the WolfPack" Award. more

Congratulations to Dr. Vince Freeh, and his wife Jennifer, on the birth of their sixth child on February 24th. New daughter, Julia, and mom are doing well.

Department Pages on Facebook and LinkedIn

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 join the department's pages on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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