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Vouk Reappointed Head of Computer Science Department

Photo of Dr. VoukDr. Louis A. Martin-Vega, Dean of the College of Engineering at NC State, recently announced that professor Dr. Mladen A. Vouk, Head of the Department of Computer Science, and Associate Vice Provost for Information Technology at NC State, has been reappointed for a second five-year term as Head of the Department. more

Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Speakers Announced

Thanks to the continued generous support of Super ePartner, Fidelity Investments, the Department of Computer Science at NC State University is very pleased to announce an exciting and engaging slate of speakers during the Spring 2011 semester for the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Executive Speakers Series. more

Chancellor Addresses the Budget Crisis

Photo of Provost Warick and Chancellor Woodson.Our governor and state legislators are beginning the task of responding to the state's drastic budget shortfall of almost four billion dollars. It's not an overstatement to say this is the most difficult budget challenge the state and the university have faced since the great depression. more

Best Paper Award Presented at MASS ‘10

A paper co-authored by several from the College of Engineering at NC State University recently won the Best Paper Award at the 7th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (IEEE MASS ‘10) in San Francisco, CA on November 9, 2010. more

Gong, Gu & Wilkes Win Best Paper Award

Congratulations to Zhenhuan Gong, computer science PhD student, Dr. Xiaohui (Helen) Gu, assistant professor of computer science at NC State, and John Wilkes, a researcher at Google, whose co-authored paper entitled, “PRESS: Predictive Elastic ReSource Scaling for Cloud Systems”, was recently recognized with the Best Paper Award at the 6th IEEE International Conference on Network and Services Management (CNSM) in Niagra Falls, Canada in October 2010. more

Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Series Presents Michael Tiemann

Photo of Michael TiemannInnovation and Sustainability - Two Sides of the Same Coin! We welcome Red Hat's open source pioneer, Michael Tiemann, on Feb 10th for the Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Executive Speakers Series. Event is free and open to the public. more

ePartners on 100 Best Companies to Work List

Congratulations to Super ePartner, SAS Institute, for being named the #1 company on Fortune’s 2011 “100 Best Companies to Work” list! Also on the list were Google (#4), NetApp (#5), Cisco (#20), and Microsoft (#70). more

Excellence and Affordability Equal One Red-Hot Deal

Despite an unsettled economy and rising costs, NC State continues to provide students with an affordable, high-quality education. A 2010-11 special report from noted finance and business publisher Kiplinger ranks NC State as the nation’s 15th-best value among all public colleges and universities - a ranking that rises to 13th when focused specifically on out-of-state students. more

Trustees Unanimously Approve Future Demolition of Harrelson Hall

Photo of Harrelson HallThe often criticized, yet iconic round building on the brickyard, that has served as one of the most utilized classroom buildings on campus for fifty years, will be demolished by the end of 2014 after two studies concluded that the building could not be renovated to maintain overall efficiency. more

From Fossils To New Tech: Research Highlights From 2010

From prehistoric penguins, which help us understand the mysteries of evolution, to “artificial leaves” that could change the face of solar energy, 2010 was a fascinating year of research at North Carolina State University. As we prepare for 2011, we thought we’d take a look back at some of the interesting research stories to come out of NC State over the past year. more

Departmental Gifts & Research

Duke Energy has donated $25,000 to the department in support of the Sr Design Center and the ePartners Program.

Progress Energy has donated $15,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

The Raleigh Chapter of the ISSA has donated $12,000 to the department in support of the Charles W. Kelly / ISSA Scholarship.

TransLoc has donated $10,000 to the department in support of the Sr Design Center.

Mrs. Ling Tai has donated $2,500 to the KC Tai Memorial Endowment fund.

Dr. Franc Brglez has been awarded $55,300 by the Army Research Office (ARO) for sponsorship of the Triangle Computer Science Distinguished Lecturer Series. more

Faculty / Staff & Alumni News

Dr. Tao Xie, associate professor of computer science at NC State University, has been named an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor for 2011-2013. more

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