CSC eNewsletter - February 2018

Stolee Wins NSF CAREER Award

Dr. Katie StoleeDr. Kathryn Stolee, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University, has received a Faculty Early Career Development award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award, known as the NSF CAREER Award, is one of the highest honors given by NSF to young faculty members in science and engineering. The five year award of $500,000, will support her project, “On the Foundations of Semantic Code Search.” Stolee becomes the NC State Computer Science Department's 29th NSF CAREER Award winner (23rd currently on faculty), one of the highest concentrations of any department in the nation. more

Seven New Members to Join Department’s SAB

The Computer Science Department is pleased to welcome eight new members to the department’s Strategic Advisory Board (SAB) including: Reba Barber - Manager of Global IT Technical Architecture at Eastman, Betsy Brady - SVP, Global Information Security at Bank of America, Dan Corgan - SVP and Cyber Threat Intelligence Officer at BB&T, Greg DeKoenigsberg - Director of Ansible Community at Red Hat, Matt Griffin - Senior Director, Technology at Capital One, David Hurry - Executive Director of Computer Science at Merck, and Jeff Pfeifer - VP of Product Management and Raleigh Technology Center site lead at LexisNexis. more

Creating a Virtual World-Building Machine for Military Training

Missouri National Guard shared under creative common license.The U.S. Army uses virtual simulation environments to train its soldiers in how to respond to a wide variety of situations, but building each of those scenarios from scratch is both expensive and time consuming. However, customized virtual worlds to address any training scenario may be right around the corner. Computer researchers at NC State, led by distinguished professor Dr. James Lester, are working with the Army to develop "DeepGen", a program for generating customizable virtual training scenarios. more

LexisNexis Partnership: Accelerating Innovation Through Collaboration

LexisNexis moved to Centennial Campus in 2014 with 300 employees, growing to nearly 700 employees today. As the company's footprint has grown, so has its partnership with NC State - collaborating across disciplines to accelerate innovation. more

Best Paper Award Presented at IEEE Big Data 2017

Congratulations to NC State Computer Science PhD student HyeongSik Kim, recent PhD graduate Padmashree Ravindra, and Dr. Kemafor Anyanwu Ogan, associate professor of computer science at NC State, for winning the Best Paper Award at the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE Big Data 2017) held in Boston, MA December 11-14, 2017. more

Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Series Presents Thomas Triumph

Thomas TriumphPlease join us on Marrch 22, 2018 at 6 pm in Lecture Hall 1231 in EB2 for our final spring 2018 talk in the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series. Our special guest speaker will be Thomas Triumph, executive advisor, business and technology partner. His talk topic will be “The Call to Innovate.” more

2018 CSC Alumni 'Hall of Fame' Nominations Open

As part of our 50th Year Celebration last fall, the department launched its CSC Alumni Hall of Fame inducting 25 members in the inaugural class, as well as honoring 6 outstanding young alumni. Nominations are now open online thru July 1st for candidates to be considered for recognition with the 2018 class of honorees. Nominees not selected are retained for consideration in future years. This year's inductees will be announced and recognized at a special event to coincide with Homecoming activities in the fall.

Students Create Sustainability Solutions at Make-A-Thon

NC State's Make-a-Thon kickstarts ideas that could improve the sustainability of the campus, the community and the world. The Jan. 26-28 event brought together 148 students on 39 interdisciplinary teams. Teams pitched their ideas to nearly 40 judges from campus, partner companies and the broader community. more

Rhee Hired by Google to Coordinate Internet of Things Projects

Dr. Injong RheeCSC adjunct professor, Dr. Injong Rhee, has been hired by Google and will serve as entrepreneur-in-residence in their cloud computing group, where he will drive strategic vision to coordinate and align Internet of Things projects to create distinct consumer and enterprise product lines. Previously, Rhee had served as Executive Vice President at Samsung, where he led the development and release of key products such as Knox security system, Bixby digital assistant and Samsung Pay mobile wallet. more

New Admissions, Recruitment Tool Offers Benefits

Beginning next spring, the Graduate School will use a program called Slate to improve the application process for prospective students. The system may boost student recruitment efforts as well. more

Departmental Gifts & Research

NetApp has donated $25,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program and Senior Design Center.

Bank of America has donated $12,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

Praxair has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program, as part of a larger donation to the College of Engineering.

Dr. Christopher Parnin has been awarded $159,662 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his research proposal entitled “Building Visibility into the Cognitive Processes of Software Engineers via Biosensors.” more

Dr. Chris Martens has been awarded $161,142 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support her research proposal entitled “Supporting Domain-Specific Inquiry with Rule-Based Modeling.” more

Dr. Frank Mueller has been awarded $331,603 by UNC-Chapel Hill to support his research proposal entitled “Large-Scale Automatic Analysis of the OAI Magnetic Resonance Image Dataset.” more

Dr. Alessandra Scafuro has been awarded $96,752 by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation to support her research proposal entitled “Analysis of Hash-Based Signatures Schemes in the QROM.” more

CSC Wolf Bytes

We are pleased to announce that Wendy Shearon has joined our Research Admin team as a post award administrator.

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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