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January 31, 2008

“Leadership in Technology” Executive Speakers Series Continues at NC State

Three visionary business leaders will share keys to succeeding in a high-tech world when they speak at North Carolina State University during the spring semester. The Department of Computer Science at NC State is hosting the speakers as part of the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Executive Speakers Series. The series, which is free and open to the public, began during the Fall 2007 semester as part of the department’s 40th Year Celebration. more

Departmental Research Grants, Gifts, and Support

Dr. Christopher Healey, associate professor of computer science, is the recent recipient of a 2007 IBM Faculty Award valued at $20,000. more

Dr. Laurie Williams, associate professor of computer science, and Dr. Michael Devetsikiotis, professor of electrical and computer engineering, were recently awarded one of five IBM Jazz Faculty Grants valued at $25,000.  more

Fujitsu Transaction Solutions has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the Sr. Design Center.

Alumnus, Robert Eason (BS CSC & Math ‘72) has contributed $500, and Strategic Advisory Board chair and department friend, Wayne Clark, has contributed $600 to the 40th Year Scholarship Endowment Campaign.  Contributions to date total over $12,000 toward the goal of establishing the new endowment.  Anyone wishing to support the campaign should contact Ken Tate.

CSC Faculty / Staff News

“UNC System Schools Would Share $26M in Federal Cash”; mentions the work done by Dennis Kekas in securing $4M to establish a "Secure Open Systems Institute" on Centennial Campus, Triangle Business Journal, by Adam Linker, January 11, 2008. (link)

“Wake EMS Laptop is Missing”; associate professor Dr. Annie Antón speaks to the risks of lost patient data because of the delay in reporting the missing laptop, News and Observer, by Sam Lagrone, January 29, 2008. (link)

“EMS Loses Laptop with Sensitive Info”, associate professor Dr. Annie Antón appears on camera discussing related privacy concerns, News 14 Carolina, by Heather Moore, January 29, 2008. (link)

40th Year Technical Symposium Talks Available via Streamed Video

If you missed the 40th Year Technical Symposium, the capstone celebratory event held last October to commemorate the department’s 40th anniversary, you can now view the Opening Remarks and the keynote speakers’ presentations via streamed video through links on the 40th Year Technical Symposium page.  Keynote speakers included Dr. Dorothy Strickland, Dr. Larry Hodges, Dr. Al Aho, and Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer.

Port City Java Opens in EB2!

The long-awaited Port City Java is now open for business in EB2!!!  Located on the 1st floor of the East Wing, near the CSC atrium, the PCJ carries a wide selection of premium coffees, fresh baked goods, breakfast sandwiches, salads, sandwiches, handmade shakes, freezes and much more.  Hours of operation for the EB2 PCJ are Mon - Thur: 7:30am - 7pm, and Fri: 7:30am - 5pm.

Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Series Presents Bob Young

Please join us on Feb. 26th at 6 pm in Lecture Hall 1231 EBII for the second of three spring talks in the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Executive Speakers Series.  Our special guest speaker will be Bob Young, CEO & Founder of, a true technology entrepreneur and open-source visionary with four successful multi-million dollar start-up companies on his resume.  His topic will be “Empowering Your Content”.  The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, visit the series page. [Note to CSC Graduate Students – these lectures have been approved by the CSC Graduate Oversight Committee to count toward the required lectures for graduate students. Lulu representatives will also be in the room around 5:30 to discuss career opportunities with interested students!]

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