CSC eNewsletter - February 2017

New System Makes It Harder To Track Bitcoin Transactions

Dr. Robert Rodman Researchers from Boston University, George Mason University, and NC State University including CSC assistant professor, Dr. Alessandra Scafuro, have developed a Bitcoin-compatible system that could make it significantly more difficult for observers to identify or track the parties involved in any given Bitcoin transaction. more

It’s a Snap! To Learn Computer Programming

On January 21, a handful of first time programming students attended the Snap! Day event. This program, coordinated by Dr. Suzanne Balik, teaching assistant professor in the NC State Computer Science Department, provided students a crash course on the challenging subject of computer programming. more

Department to Launch Alumni Hall of Fame

Marshall Brain & Dean Martin-Vega As part of our 50th Year Celebration in 2017, the NC State University Department of Computer Science (CSC) is delighted to announce the official establishment of a CSC Alumni Hall of Fame, with the inaugural class of honorees to be recognized at a special event next fall! According to Dr. Laurie Williams, interim department head, the department hopes to accomplish multiple goals with the launch. “We want this to serve as an inspiration for current and future students, while promoting the department’s global impact for producing incredible talent that embodies the University’s mantra to ‘Think and Do the Extraordinary!’” Nominations can be made online and are due by July 1st. The inaugural class of inductees will be announced and recognized at a special event to coincide with Homecoming activities in the fall. more

Seven New Members to Join Department’s SAB

The Department welcomes Kimberly Calhoun (Guardianator), Christina Edwards (Premiere), Bernie Emsley (LexisNexis), William Gregory (Fidelity Investments), Anthony Grieco (Cisco), Chris Stanley (Allspripts), and Chris Waller (Merck) to our Strategic Advisory Board. more

Goodnight Scholars Program Extends to Transfer Students

The Goodnight Scholars Program, which has, since 2008, funded high-achieving students in the STEM and STEM-education fields, will now be extended to high-achieving transfer students who have received their associate degrees from North Carolina community colleges. more

New Computer Science Peer Mentoring Program Begins This Fall

Earl Huff A new Peer Mentoring program in the NC State Computer Science Department will begin in Fall of 2017 with the goal of developing students on various academic and professional levels. The program, led by PhD student Earl Huff, aims to develop successful students and expose them to new opportunities. more

StateView Hotel Progress

Construction on the new hotel and conference center on Centennial Campus (called The StateView Hotel) continues to march forward in anticipation of a late summer or early fall opening. The hotel, which will hold 164 guest rooms and three suites, will also include a restaurant and lounge. The conference center will be able accommodate up to 300 people for events (such as banquets) and up to 120 to 150 people for a conference. The hotel's sales staff is now fielding inquiries about event and conference reservations. To learn more, contact Karris Deis at or (919) 888-0574.

Producing the Top Developer Talent in US!

NC State University was recognized this month as the top producer of developer talent in the United States. The study ranked NC State #8 in the world and tops of all US schools. more

Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Series Presents Dr. Peter Wurman

Dr. Peter WurmanPlease join us on March 28, 2017 at 6 pm in Lecture Hall 1231 in EB2 for our final spring 2017 talk in the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series. Our special guest speaker will be Dr. Peter Wurman, VP of Engineering at Cogitai and former NC State CSC faulty. His talk topic will be “The Disruptive Power of Robots.” more

Chancellor Woodson Responds to Immigration Order

NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson recently distributed a response to the Trump Administration's immigration order. Here are the Chancellor's comments in their entirety. Also, here is a video of international students expressing in their own words their appreciation for being at NC State.

Departmental Gifts & Research

KPIT has donated $12,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program and the Senior Design Center, as part of its overall Super ePartners commitment.

Northrop Grumman has donated $1,500 to the department in support of WiCS and our general Enhancement fund.

Dr. Frank Mueller has recently received two awards from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory via the US Department of Energy totalling over $470,000. more

CSC Wolf Bytes

Congratulations to CSC alum, Nirmit Desai (PhD 2008), a researcher at IBM’s Yorktown research lab in New York, who led creation of potentially the world's first scalable mesh network of mobile devices that is being launched world-wide as part of the Weather Company’s mobile weather app. The new weather app is touted for being able to spread urgent alerts even when cell networks are down. 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 Manager of Alumni Career Services, Anna Velleggia at



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