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Enck Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Photo of Dr. Will EnckCongratulations to Dr. William Enck, assistant professor of computer science at NC State University, on receiving a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). This award, valued at $400,000, supports his proposal titled “Secure OS Views for Modern Computing Platforms”. Enck becomes the 22nd NSF CAREER Award winner for the Department of Computer Science at NC State, and the 20th CAREER Award winner currently on staff, one of the highest concentrations of any department in the nation. more

Department Welcomes Four New SAB Members

Dr. Mladen Vouk and the Computer Science Department are pleased to announce the addition of four new members to the department’s Strategic Advisory Board (SAB). The board welcomes Jessica Bishop (Duke Energy), Clay Johnson (The Boeing Company), Carole LeMay (Design Access, Inc.), and Chonly Wang (OnWire Consulting Group)beginning with the spring meeting in April. more

Chirkova Releases New Book

Photo of Dr. Rada Chirkova.Congratulations to Dr. Rada Chirkova, associate professor of computer science at NC State University, and her co-author, Dr. Jun Yang, associate professor of computer science at Duke University, for having their book entitled Materialized Views (Foundations and Trends in Databases), published by Now Publishers. more

Xie’s Work with "Pex for Fun" Featured in Blog

The work of Dr. Tao Xie, associate professor of computer science at NC State, has been featured in a blog called “daily edventures – Anthony Salcito’s 365-day look at global heroes in education.” The blog is written about Xie’s collaborator, Jonathan “Peli” de Halleux, a senior research software design engineer at Microsoft Research. more

Top 10…Again!

NC State is #6 on The Princeton Review's list of 2013 Best Value Public Colleges! more

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Jorge Cham

Photo of Jorge ChamPlease join us on March 26th at 6 pm in the Hunt Library Auditorium for our final spring 2013 talk in the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Executive Speakers Series. Our special guest speaker will be Jorge Cham, cartoonist, roboticist, author, and founder of PhD Comics. His talk topic will be "The Power of Procrastination." The talk is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a free reception and book signing. more

Wolfpack OKs Tar Heel Truce

NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill will collaborate to help tackle some of the state’s toughest challenges, Chancellor Randy Woodson said in a message to campus this month. The commitment to work as a team came after trustees from both schools held a joint meeting last month, essentially agreeing to limit their historical rivalry to athletics. Among the three areas Woodson identified for research collaboration between the two institutions - Data Science: Efforts to effectively and efficiently manage the staggering amount of “big data” available to solve problems. more

Tradition and Trans Fat Nation

It’s all over but the sugar high for the 8,000 runners who participated in this year’s Krispy Kreme Challenge. But the news that they collectively raised a record-breaking $177,000 for UNC Children’s Hospital should take the edge off the inevitable sugar crash that comes from wolfing down 2,400 calories in the middle of a five-mile run. more

Using Technology to Influence Social Change

Photo of  KaMar Galloway & Khalia Braswell"Field of Dreams", a popular movie in the late 1980’s, coined the phrase “If you build it, they will come,” meaning that people don’t realize they want or need something until it is right in front of them. Today’s most relevant way to build a field of dreams is to integrate technology into subject matter, which is just what NC State computer science students Khalia Braswell and KaMar Galloway have done. Their collaboration with Dr. Fay Cobb Payton on a critical healthcare outreach effort is changing mindsets, increasing communication and bringing people together to talk like never before. more

NC State Leads Summit on Economic Development

Leaders from across the nation in business, higher education and the public sector converged on North Carolina State University Tuesday for a critical summit to discuss how universities impact job growth and economic development. The event, “Transforming Economies: The Role of University Innovation in Economic Growth,” was hosted by NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson, who said universities need to find new ways to leverage their research findings to spur job creation and economic development. “Every year NC State generates $1.7 billion in direct economic impact,” said Woodson, noting that the university pumps $8 back into the economy for every $1 received in state funding. “The importance of collaboration across disciplines within the university and across industry sectors outside the university is key to creating partnerships that will drive the economy.” more

Departmental Gifts & Research

Bobby Johnson Jr., and his wife Donna, have donated $50,000 in support of the EEP program, scholarship programs, and unrestricted support of the department.

NetApp has donated $25,000 in support of the Sr Design Center, a named scholarship for undergraduates and the ePartners Program.

Duke Energy has donated $25,000 in support of the Sr Design Center, a named scholarship for undergraduates and the ePartners Program.

Prometheus Group has donated $12,500 in support of the Sr Design Center and the ePartners Program.

AT&T has donated $7,500 in support of the department’s ePartners Program.

Harris Corp has donated $3,000 in support of the department’s ePartners Program as part of a larger donation to the College of Engineering.

Cisco Systems is continuing its support of an NC State internship program with an additional $32,000 gift to the Computer Science Department. Total funding for the program, which originated in July 2011, is now over $128,000. more

Dr. Frank Mueller has been awarded $225,000 by the National Science Foundation to support his research proposal titled “Bringing the Multicore Revolution to Safety-Critical Cyber-Physical Systems.” more

Dr. Tao Xie has been awarded $20,000 by the Fujitsu Lab of America, Inc. to support his research proposal titled “Automated Inter-Application Testing of Mobile Applications.” more

Dr. Tiffany Barnes has been awarded $150,000 by UNC-Charlotte and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support her research proposal entitled “Scaling the STARS Alliance: A National Community for Broadening Participation Through Regional Partnerships.” more

CSC Wolf Bytes

Please join us in welcoming Christopher Bowen to the department as our new CSC IT operations and systems analyst (Linux administrator). He will be responsible for providing Linux administration support for classroom and teaching needs. Christopher brings about 10 years of IT experience having worked for IBM and Microsoft in the RTP area. He is completing his undergraduate degree this semester from University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a double major in Computer Science and Information Systems.

The department also welcomes Todd Gardner, who has joined our operations team, helping Ron Hartis provide operations support for faculty, staff and students

Dr. William Enck visited Africa in late January on behalf of the US State Department speaking on mobile security as part of the "West African Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Workshop". more

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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.