CSC eNewsletter - January 2017

Remembering Dr. Robert Rodman (1940-2017)

Dr. Robert Rodman The NC State Computer Science Department mourns the loss of beloved professor Dr. Robert Rodman who served the Department for more than 38 years. Recognized as an expert in the field of linguistics, his textbook, “An Introduction to Language” is currently in its 11th edition, having sold over one million copies worldwide. He taught thousands of students throughout his 38 years as an NC State professor, making an impact on the lives of many. A professor, author, researcher, and friend: Rodman’s legacy is one of incredible stature. more

NC State’s Online Computer Science and Networking Programs Ranked in Top Ten

NC State’s Engineering Online Computer Science and Networking Programs have been ranked 6th nationally in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 list of the Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs. more

Department to Launch Alumni Hall of Fame

Marshall Brain & Dean Martin-Vega As part of our 50th Year Celebration in 2017, the NC State University Department of Computer Science (CSC) is delighted to announce the official establishment of a CSC Alumni Hall of Fame, with the inaugural class of honorees to be recognized at a special event next fall! According to Dr. Laurie Williams, interim department head, the department hopes to accomplish multiple goals with the launch. “We want this to serve as an inspiration for current and future students, while promoting the department’s global impact for producing incredible talent that embodies the University’s mantra to ‘Think and Do the Extraordinary!’” Nominations can be made online and are due by July 1st. The inaugural class of inductees will be announced and recognized at a special event to coincide with Homecoming activities in the fall. more

Alumni Achiever! Onorio’s Walk West Changing the Way Companies Do Business

Long ago, a newspaper columnist wrote “Go West Young Man, Go West” and the phrase captured the attention of many Americans looking for new beginnings. It also rang true for NC State computer science alum, Brian Onorio (CSC BS ’04) during his venture into the working world. Onorio blends his knowledge of computer science with marketing to create the digital-first marketing agency, Walk West. A new age version of Mad Men, Walk West is an innovative and groundbreaking company leading the way for digital issue advocacy. more

Cardona-Rivera Selected to Attend EAAI 2017

Rogelio Cardona-Rivera, a PhD candidate in the NC State Department of Computer Science, has been selected to receive an EAAI New and Future AI Educator Program Travel Scholarship valued at over $1,000. He will receive travel support to attend the 7th Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence (EAAI-17) to be held February 4-9 in San Francisco, CA. more

Singh Elected AAAI Fellow

Dr. Munindar Singh Congratulations to Dr. Munindar Singh, Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor of Computer Science at NC State, on recently being elected a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). Singh, who became an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow in 2009, was recognized by the AAAI for his significant contributions to multiagent systems, especially via seminal formalizations of the interactions, communications, trust and commitments among intelligent agents and services. more

Congratulations to Our “Pride of the Wolfpack” Award Winners

Two staff members in the NC State Computer Science Department were recently recognized with "Pride of the Wolfpack" Awards. Ann Hunt, Director of Research Administration, and Zelda Tuazama, Undergraduate Secretary in the Undergraduate Advising Office, are the latest recipients of the award. more

Producing the Top Developer Talent in US!

NC State University was recognized this month as the top producer of developer talent in the United States. The study ranked NC State #8 in the world and tops of all US schools. more

Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Series Presents Jillian Munro

Jillian MunroPlease join us on February 28, 2017 at 6 pm in Lecture Hall 1231 in EB2 for our 2nd of three spring 2017 talks in the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series. Our special guest speaker will be Jillian Munro, SVP Enterprise Cybersecurity at Fidelity Investments. Her talk topic will be “The Business of Cybersecurity.” more

A Year in Review

Join the College of Engineering as we take a look back at 2016 and the extraordinary work we have accomplished. more

Departmental Gifts & Research

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

NetApp has donated $10,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program and Sr. Design Center.

LexisNexis has donated $110,000 in support of the research and teaching efforts of Dr. Tim Menzies, and $25,000 in support of the ePartners Program and Sr. Design Center.

SIM-RTP has donated $3,125 to the Society for Information Management (SIM) – RTP Ed Galloway Scholarship.

CSC Wolf Bytes

Congratulations to CSC alum, Aaron Merkin (MS 2000), recently named Chief Technology Officer at Aclara Technologies. more

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 Manager of Alumni Career Services, Anna Velleggia at



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