Computer Science eNewsletter

Johnson Estate Plans to Benefit Department

Bill Johnson (center) with Dr. Mladen Vouk and Dean Martin-VegaAvid Pack fan and Computer Science alumnus, William “Bill” Johnson III (B.S. Engineering Operations ’70, B.S. CSC ‘71), has finalized estate plans that will benefit both athletics and academics at NC State. Specifically, Bill has created a Men’s Golf Scholarship Endowment and two transformational endowments to benefit the Department of Computer Science - the William W. Johnson III Distinguished Professorship in Computer Science, and the William W. Johnson III Computer Science Scholarship Endowment. more

Six New Members Join Department’s SAB

The NC State Computer Science Department is pleased to welcome six new members to our Strategic Advisory Board (SAB), a cornerstone of the Department’s strategic planning efforts. We welcome Laurie Blackman (Oracle), Tracy Gregory (SAS), Katherine Lagana (LexisNexis), Geoffrey Lang (MetLife), Monique Morrow (Cisco), and Chris Olinger (d-Wise) to the SAB. more

Perros Releases Book on Signaling Protocols

Dr. Harry Perros Have you ever wondered how apps such as Facetime, and Skype work? How do they find the person you are calling? In his new book entitled Networking Services: Qos, Signaling, Processes, Dr. Harry Perros unravels the mysteries of signaling protocols that enable us to connect to other people’s smartphones and computers. more

New Apartment Complex Opens on Centennial

The Greens at Centennial Campus, a luxury apartment complex located on Centennial, has opened and is available for occupancy. Developed and managed by Capital Associates, the complex offers studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments. They are perfect for those who work on campus and want to walk or bike to work. For more information. more

NC State Heads Climate Change Hub

The federal government has again selected NC State to take the reins of a collaborative research effort. Find out how the Southeast Regional Climate Hub will help ranchers, farmers and forest landowners cope with increasing risks such as fires, invasive pests, devastating floods and crippling droughts. more

IBM Supports Department with Faculty Awards, Equipment

Dennis KekasThe NC State Department of Computer Science is very proud to announce that five members of its faculty have been selected to receive 2013 IBM Faculty Awards totaling over $130,000. Winners of these highly competitive and selective awards include Drs. Rada Chirkova, Vince Freeh, David Thuente and Mladen Vouk, and Mr. John Streck. Additionally, IBM has made a major donation of storage related equipment and support valued at approximately $150,000. The equipment will be integrated into the ITng labs and used by Dr. Vince Freeh to support his research and teaching efforts to design and test novel storage solutions for high throughput Hadoop and other cloud applications. more

Carol Johnson Poole Clubhouse & Restaurant Open to Public

The permanent clubhouse for the Lonnie Poole Golf Course has opened, along with its new dining room, which can hold up to 200 people. The 25,000-square-foot structure includes classrooms for professional golf management and turfgrass management students, locker rooms for varsity athletes and course participants, plus a fully stocked pro shop.

Reynolds Renovation Planned

Reynolds Coliseum is set to get a face-lift, complete with a long-awaited air-conditioning system. Learn about efforts to revitalize "The House That Case Built." more

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Tom Mendoza

Tom MendozaPlease join us on March 25th at 6 pm in the Hunt Library Auditorium for our final spring 2014 talk in the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series. Our special guest speaker will be Tom Mendoza, Vice Chairman of NetApp. His talk topic will be “Lessons Learned on the Road – From a Start-up to the Fortune 500. more

Krispy Kreme Challenge

Check out photos from the Krispy Kreme Challenge 2014, which raised $200,000 for North Carolina Children’s Hospital. more

Departmental Gifts & Research

NetApp has donated $10,000 in support of the department’s Senior Design Center and ePartners Program.

Dr. Kristy Boyer has been awarded $14,038 by the Wake County Public School System (WCPS) to support her research proposal entitled “Developing a K-5 Computer Science Curriculum.” more

CSC Wolf Bytes

Congrats to alumna, Donna Troy (B.S. CSC ’78), EVP and GM, ERP Americas at Epicor Software, for being named a 2014 "Pros to Know" award winner by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. more

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