CSC eNewsletter - February 2023

Remembering Naomi Rose Patrick

WhitehornesComputer Science (CSC) graduate student Naomi Rose Patrick passed away last October after a long and valiant battle with cancer, just weeks away from completing her MS degree in Computer Science at NC State. On Friday, January 20, Naomi’s family, friends, co-workers, and instructors gathered on Centennial Campus for a special event celebrating the professional and academic accomplishments of this vibrant, energetic and spirited young woman. During the event, the Department of Computer Science posthumously awarded Naomi with the Masters in Computer Science degree, and her colleagues highlighted her professional accomplishments and made special presentations to her family. Read More »

Serious Fun

Sammie Carter, Lodge McCammon & Brian Bouterse

In 2007, three Friday Institute staffers (including two CSC alumni) took first place in VMware’s video contest with a catchy music video promoting the benefits of VMware's virtualization software. It turns out that the educational innovation behind the one-hit wonder improved computer access for K-12 students across the state. Read More »

Labcorp Speaker Series Proudly Presents Erkang Zheng

Erkang ZhengJoin us on March 21st when Erkang Zheng, Founder and CEO at JupiterOne, joins us for our final Labcorp “Leadership in Technology” Speaker Series spring talk. His topic - From Security Practitioner to CEO: Building a $1B Security Company. Read More »

Pack Profile: Suzanne Gordon

Suzanne GordonAn NC State alumna with three degrees to her name, Suzanne Gordon not only supports her alma mater financially, but has also served on several of its most important boards - something that was once unheard of for Wolfpack women. Read More »

Select Departmental Gifts & Support

Prometheus Group has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

CSC alum, Mark Wyatt and his wife, Robin have donated $5,000 in support of the Mark and Robin Wyatt Scholarship Endowment.

CSC Wolf Bytes

Spring 2023 Carla Savage Award Winners Announced - Congratulations to Dr. Muhammad Shahzad, Dr. Anupam Das, and PhD student Vaibhav Garg for being named Spring 2023 winners of The Carla Savage Award for their exceptional contributions to the NC State Department of Computer Science. Read More »

The Libraries Announces Its Spring 2023 Alt-Textbook Grants to Faculty - The Libraries has awarded its spring 2023 Alt-Textbook Grants to eleven unique courses across the university. The program’s support will directly impact over 1638 students and save them a total of $113,860 this semester. Drs. Jessica Young Schmidt and Sara Heckman of Computer Science are among the recipients. Read More »

Congratulations to CSC alumna, Kanchana Padmanabhan (PhD 2013), who was recently named VP of Engineering at Secure AI Labs (aka SAIL). She will lead the engineering team in strategy and implementation of SAIL's clinical data federation. Read More »

NC State’s Entrepreneurship Programs Named Among the Best in the South - NC State continues to earn national recognition as one of the nation’s best undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation by the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. NC State ranked #4 in the South for undergraduate and #2 for graduate entrepreneurship education programs and came in the top 20 in both lists of Top 50 Undergraduate Schools and Top 50 Graduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies in the nation for 2022. Read More »

The department has a number of open faculty and staff positions. Interested candidates are encouraged to learn more at

Follow the Department on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram 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, Instagram 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



This eNewsletter is sponsored for the 2022-23 academic year by the ePartners Program