Computer Science eNewsletter

Ford Receives Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship

Dr. Mladen VoukDenae Ford has been chosen to receive a highly competitive Microsoft PhD Research Fellowship. She is the first NC State student to receive this award. Ford, who also received her BS degree from the department, is a PhD student in Computer Science pursuing a minor in Cognitive Science. Microsoft Research awarded the Graduate Research Fellowship to 12 individuals nationwide out of 211 applicants. Each fellowship recipient’s award will cover tuition and fees for two academic years, a $28,000 stipend to cover living expenses while in school, a $4,000 conference and travel allowance to attend professional conferences or seminars, and an opportunity to complete one salaried internship during the year following the award. more

Department Welcomes Eight New SAB Members

Dr. Mladen Vouk, Distinguished Professor and Head of the NC State Computer Science Department, recently announced the addition of eight new members to the Department’s Strategic Advisory Board (SAB). New members include Joe Bastante (VP of Enterprise Architecture at BCBS of NC), Gene Delsener (SVP, Asset Management Support Services at Fidelity Investments), Matt Looney (Director, Data Science & Enterprise Architecture at Eastman Chemical), Andy Rindos (Program Director, Emerging Technology Institute at IBM), Linsey Rubenstein (VP of IT Business & Supply Chain Systems at Boeing), Deborah Stokes (Sr Director of University Research at EMC), Kristopher Tyra (Director of Development at Deutsche Bank Global Technology), and David Whitley (SVP, Product Development at Applied Systems). more

Mueller Honored as IEEE Fellow

Dr. Frank MuellerDr. Frank Mueller, professor of Computer Science at North Carolina State University, has received the distinguished honor from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), by being voted an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to real time, embedded systems, and timing analysis research. Mueller is now the seventh IEEE Fellow in his department, joining Drs. George Rouskas, Harry Perros, Donald Bitzer, Wushow “Bill” Chou, Mladen Vouk, and Munindar Singh, who have been selected between the years of 1982-2011. more

CSC Online Master’s Degree Rated One of Best in US By Go Grad

The NC State Computer Science Online Master’s Degree program has been recognized as one of the top five by Go Grad, an online platform where aspiring graduate students of all ages, backgrounds, and specialties can get the information they need to make knowledgeable decisions about their education. NC State came in fifth on Go Grad’s 2015-2016 List of Best Master’s Programs in Computer Science. more

Shen Named ACM Distinguished Speaker

Dr. Xipeng Shen, associate professor of computer science at NC State University, has been named an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Distinguished Speaker. The ACM Distinguished Speaker Program (DSP) is an outreach program of ACM that brings distinguished speakers from academia, industry, and government to give presentations to ACM chapters, members, and the greater IT community in a variety of venues and formats. DSP has always operated in the spirit of service and outreach. Its goals are to provide some of the best content ACM has to offer through its network of high quality speakers and to facilitate professional networking. more

New CSC Corporate & Career Services Suite Opens in EB2

Leslie Rand-PickettThe NC State Department of Computer Science proudly announces the appointment of Leslie Rand-Pickett as Director of Graduate Career Services, along with the launch of the new Computer Science Corporate & Career Services Suite located at suite 1222 in Engineering Building 2 (EB2). In this newly created role, Ms. Rand-Pickett will liaison with industry partners as an advocate for the department to encourage and identify premiere internship and career opportunities for our grad students. She will also serve as the primary mentor for professional skills development for our grad students, helping students create professional development plans, while providing resources across a variety of media and touch points to enable students to achieve their goals. more

Gardner Wins a “Pride of the Wolfpack” Award

Todd Gardner, Director of Operations in the NC State Computer Science Department, has been selected as a recipient of a "Pride of the Wolfpack" Award. The awards are designed to recognize NC State employees for a special or unique contribution to their college/unit or the University. Criteria for the award include: leadership on the job, customer focus, and quality of service. more

Engineering Oval: A Convergence of Opportunity

The Engineering Oval building is the crucial next step in the College of Engineering's move to Centennial Campus, providing critical infrastructure that allows faculty members and students to leverage the power of convergence across disciplines in an atmosphere unmatched anywhere in the nation. Learn more about the plans for this new building and the realization of a vision decades in the making. more

Fidelity Investments Series Presents Michael DeHaan

Michael DeHaanPlease join us on March 22, 2016 at 6 pm in Lecture Hall 1231 in EB2 for our final spring 2016 talk in the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series. Our special guest speaker will be Ansible founder, Michael DeHaan. His talk topic will be “Achieving Massive Open Source Project Adoption.” more

Centennial Joins Effort by City of Raleigh for Transportation Grant

Various Centennial staff members, along with engineering faculty and corporate partners, joined forces with the City of Raleigh to apply to a $40 million "smart city" grant offered by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Raleigh’s proposal is to launch self-driving pods, known as EcoPRT, around the oval at Centennial Campus, then expand the program to cross Western Boulevard to central campus. The proposal also calls for launching self-driving buses along Avent Ferry Road and traffic sensors to the local road network. Seventy-seven cities applied for the grant, which will be narrowed to five in March for a second round of proposals. Here's the full story in the Raleigh News & Observer.

Departmental Gifts & Research

EMC Corporation has donated $25,000 in support of the ePartners Program and the Senior Design Center.

KPIT Infosystems has donated $12,500 in support of the ePartners Program.

Eastman Chemical has donated $9,500 in support of the ePartners Program.

LexisNexis has donated $5,000 in support of the ePartners Program.

Intel has donated $2,500 in support of the ePartners Program.

Google has donated $1,000 as a “Gold” level sponsor of the DiamondHacks Hack-a-thon hosted by WiCS.

CSC Wolf Bytes

CSC alum and former student ambassador, Ricky Hopper, has been selected to speak at TEDxRaleigh on March 19th. more

Congratulation to Dr. Nagiza Samatova and her PhD students led by Stephen Ranshous and Steve Harenberg! According to the editor for WIREs Computational Statistics, they have two articles ranked in the Top Ten accessed in 2015 (“Anomaly detection in dynamic networks: a survey” and “Community detection in large-scale networks: a survey and empirical evaluation”). You can see the full list here.

Congratulations to NC State CSC alums, Milind Kulkarni and Luke Zettlemoyer, who were recently named by President Obama as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Kulkarni is an associate professor at Purdue, and Zettlemoyer is an associate professor at the University of Washington. 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