Computer Science eNewsletter

Bitzers Establish Endowment to Support Undergraduate Research

Dr. Donald Bitzer with his wife, MaryannDr. Donald Bitzer, Distinguished University Research Professor, and his wife - Maryann, have made a commitment to establish the Bitzer Undergraduate Research Endowment for the department of computer science at NC State University. The new endowment, seeded with a recent donation of almost $18,000, is the first of its kind for the department and will provide funds in perpetuity that can be used to support undergraduate research related stipends, awards, travel, equipment, and/or any need as deemed appropriate by the department head to support undergraduate research efforts within the department. more

ComTech Receives Grant to Create Network Autobahn

In a very “tight” budget year, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) Communication Technologies (ComTech) sought external funding to enhance the campus network infrastructure. Its reward — a $499,890 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for its sound proposal to develop a new network autobahn that will deliver high-volume data transfers to NC State researchers. more

Online Computer Science Programs Rank 4th Nationally

Top 10! The Engineering Online Computer Science and Networking programs at NC State have been ranked fourth nationally in the U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2014 list of the Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology programs. Engineering Online at NC State has again been recognized as one of the top ten online engineering programs in the United States coming in ninth nationally on the magazine’s list of Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs. more

NC State Rises on Best Value List

NC State moved up two more notches on the Princeton Review/USA Today list of the best values in public higher education, ranking #4 nationally on the 2014 list of colleges that emphasize high academic standards, low tuition and ample financial aid. more

Obama: NC State to Lead Clean Energy Institute

In a campus event on January 15th, President Obama announced that NC State has been selected to lead one of the nation’s most advanced research institutes. The $140 million Next Generation Power Electronics Innovation Institute is tasked with perfecting a technology that allows power electronic components to be smaller, faster, more reliable and more efficient than those made with silicon-base semiconductors. more

Kekas Named Interim Executive Director of Manufacturing Institute

Dennis KekasNC State has announced that Dennis Kekas, Associate Vice Chancellor of Centennial Campus Partnerships and Executive Director of the Institute for Next Generation IT Systems (ITng), has been named the interim Executive Director of the newly created advanced manufacturing institute to be located on Centennial Campus. more

Woodson Unveils College Access Plan

At a White House gathering of leaders this month, Chancellor Randy Woodson unveiled the university’s plan to help low-income students enroll and succeed in college. The plan, dubbed the College Pipeline Initiative, consists of three major commitments: increasing the presence of high school advisers; bridging the performance gap in ACT and SAT scores; and improving four- and six-year graduation rates. more

The Best of 2013 at NC State

A new library, a new college, a record-setting gift, a College World Series berth, and a faculty member who took "Project Runway" by storm: this is the best of NC State in 2013. more

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Victor Fetter

Victor FetterPlease join us on February 25th at 6 pm in 1231 EB2 for our next spring 2014 talk in the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series. Our special guest speaker will be Victor Fetter, CIO of LPL Financial. His talk topic will be “Recognizing the Power of Technology to Unlock Value and Enable Dreams. more

Taming the Data Speaker Series Welcomes Kartikanand Narayan

Please join us on Friday, February 7th at 9:30 a.m. in room 3211 in Engineering Building 2 (EB2) for the Taming the Data Invited-speaker Series at NC State University. Kartikanand Narayan, Senior Manager of Product Quality, Core Technology Group at Informatica Corporation, is the featured speaker. The title of his talk is “Informatica Vibe – Unleashing the Information Potential.” more

Departmental Gifts & Research

DB Global Technology has donated $25,000 in support of the department’s Senior Design Center and ePartners Program.

MetLife has donated $12,500 in support of the department’s Senior Design Center and ePartners Program.

LexisNexis has donated $10,000 in support of the department’s Senior Design Center and ePartners Program.

Werum Software & Systems America has donated $7,000 in support of the department’s Senior Design Center and ePartners Program.

IBM has donated $2,000 in support of the department’s ePartners Program.

Juniper Networks has donated $10,000 in support of the department’s Sr. Design Center and ePartners Program.

Fujitsu has donated $5,000 in support of the department’s Sr. Design Center.

WebAssign has donated $5,000 in support of the department’s Sr. Design Center.

I-Cubed has donated $5,000 in support of the department’s Sr. Design Center.

Northrop Grumman has donated $1,000 in support of the department’s Women in Computer Science (WiCS) student organization.

CSC Wolf Bytes

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Xipeng Shen to our faculty starting next fall. He will join us as a tenured Associate Professor in Computer Science in the Data-Driven Science cluster (part of the Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Program). His research interest is in systems and extreme-scale data-intensive computing. Dr. Shen is an Adina Allen Term Distinguished associate professor in the Computer Science Department at The College of William and Mary. He is an IBM CAS Faculty Fellow since 2010, and a winner of the 2011 DOE Early Career Award and 2010 NSF CAREER Award. He has also served as a visiting scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligent Lab. bio

Alum, Gerhard Pilcher, Vice President and Senior Scientist at Elder Research was recently appointed as an Adjunct Faculty Member at Georgetown University in their Math and Statistics Masters level graduate program.

Photo of the LAS Mersive Experience, an immersive 17 ft long HD display that is the centerpiece for the new in Visualization Discovery Room located in EB2.

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 Career Services Counselor Catherine Tuttle at