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Savage Named AMS Secretary

Photo of Dr. Carla SavageCongratulations to Dr. Carla D. Savage, professor of computer science in the NC State Computer Science Department, for being named Secretary of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), effective February 1, 2013. In the years since the Society was formed in 1888, there have only been nine secretaries; Savage becomes the tenth. more

Sessoms and Anyanwu Ogan Receive Best Paper Award

Congratulations to Matthew Sessoms, a recent Masters Degree graduate in the NC State Computer Science department, and Dr. Kemafor Anyanwu Ogan, assistant professor of computer science, for winning the Best Paper Award at the Joint International Semantic Technology Conference (JIST) held in Nara, Japan on December 2-4, 2012. more

Giving Hope to the Hopeless - The Future is Today

Photo of Romulo Manzano and young soccer players in Venezuela.In a world where athletes are elevated to hero status yet continue to disappoint their fans with their behavior and lifestyle choices, meet a young man who was given the opportunity of a lifetime through athletics and has chosen to give back the good fortune and support he has received! Leveraging education and a passion for soccer, NC State computer science alumnus Romulo Manzano is transforming lives on an international scale! more

Boyce to Present at Carolina Games Summit

Acey Boyce, a PhD student in the NC State Department of Computer Science, and a number of faculty will serve as featured presenters on February 2nd at the Carolina Games Summit, an event which is held annually at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, NC. The event unites game developers, game educators, and game players, and features video game tournaments, industry speakers, educational sessions, and exhibition booths. more

Jauhari Receives SAS Graduate Industrial Traineeship

Congratulations to Sagar Jauhari, a Master’s student in the NC State Computer Science department, on receiving a Graduate Industrial Traineeship (GIT) valued at $50,980 from SAS Institute. more

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Brian Hamilton

Photo of Brian HamiltonPlease join us on February 21st at 6 pm in Lecture Hall 1231 EBII for our next spring 2013 talk in the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Executive Speakers Series. Our special guest speaker will be Brian Hamilton, Co-founder & Chairman of Sageworks. His talk topic will be “Building a Business on Artificial Intelligence." The talk is free and open to the public. more

New Nods for Online Degrees, Best Value

NC State received high marks for several of its online degree programs and was again recognized as a national best value in higher education. Among the accolades, the U.S. News & World Report ranked NC State 7th in the nation for online graduate programs in engineering and 9th in the nation for online graduate programs in computer information technology. more

College Celebrates 2012 Distinguished Alumni

The College of Engineering at North Carolina State University has named the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus award winners for 2012. The recipients are Stephen F. Angel, chairman, president and chief executive officer at Praxair, Inc.; Jimmy D. Clark, owner and president of Guy M. Turner, Inc.; and Dr. John A. Edmond, director of advanced optoelectronics at Cree, Inc. The awards were presented by Dr. Louis A. Martin-Vega, dean of the College of Engineering, at a banquet held Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Park Alumni Center on NC State’s Centennial Campus. The award honors alumni whose accomplishments further their field and reflect favorably on the university. more

Moving North Carolina Forward

Photo of IEI in new Hunt LibraryAnita Brown-Graham is upbeat, peppy—and for good reason. The director of the Institute for Emerging Issues and her team just relocated to a newer and larger space in the James B. Hunt Jr. Library. Their beautiful new headquarters includes an auditorium, media and quiet rooms and a spectacular view. The centerpiece is the Emerging Issues Commons, an interactive exhibit about North Carolina that serves as a collaborative working and learning space, available to anyone for free. more

Hallowed Places

The tower at the heart of victory celebrations. The brick plaza where causes are advanced, relationships rebooted and lunches inhaled. The quiet courtyard or forest that offers a respite from a bustling campus. These are NC State’s hallowed places. “Over time, these places have accrued special meaning,” according to the NC State physical master plan. “This unique designation is awarded only to those buildings and places to which people have created lasting bonds over generations.” See the photo gallery here! more

Departmental Gifts & Research

Rachel Goldstein has donated a vintage circa 1983 Sage IV computer, Liberty "Freedom 100" Monitor, keyboard, & related product documentation to the department for display in our History of Computing collection in EB2.

Fujitsu Transaction Solutions, Werum Software, and I-Cubed have each donated $5,000 in support of the department’s Sr. Design Center.

Dr. Frank Mueller has been awarded $60,000 by Oak Ridge National Laboratories – UT-Battelle LLC (US Dept. of Energy (DOE) to support his research proposal titled “Application Skelleton Generation for Exascale HPC (previous title: Application Skelleton Generation for Exascale HPC Simulation).” more

CSC Wolf Bytes

The department welcomes Wei-Ling Chou as Assistant Financial Manager. She has been serving in a temporary capacity since August.

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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. Experienced alumni looking for career assistance are encouraged to take advantage of NC State's Alumni Career Service.