CSC eNewsletter - January 2023

Whitehornes Establish Entrepreneurship Scholarship in Computer Science

WhitehornesThe Department of Computer Science (CSC) is proud to announce that CSC alumni Ed and Deborah Whitehorne have made lead gifts totaling over $75,000 to establish the Whitehorne Family Entrepreneurship Scholarship in Computer Science, along with a pledge to grow the endowment to $250,000, which will provide a ‘full-ride’ tuition scholarship for an ‘in state’ undergraduate student in the future. The couple has also donated $10,000 in cash, so that awards can be made to current students as the endowment matures. Read More »

Remembering NC State CSC Icon - Carol Miller

Carol Miller

It is with heavy hearts that we report the passing of Computer Science Department icon, Carol Miller, who died on Jan. 26, 2023, in Brevard, NC after a valiant battle with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). During her 24 years of service as a lecturer for the department, she taught introductory and foundational courses to literally thousands of students, winning numerous teaching awards and establishing herself as a legendary department figure. Read More »

Labcorp Speaker Series Proudly Presents Mark Adams

Mark AdamsJoin us on Feb. 28th when Mark Adams, Vice President of Technology & Engineering at Peraton, joins us in the Labcorp “Leadership in Technology” Speaker Series. His topic - Space 2.0 – The Future of Space and Overcoming Critical Technology Challenges – “Engineering the Future to Infinity & Beyond”. Read More »

Education, Computer IT Move Up in Online Rankings

Mr & Mrs WufNC State’s master’s programs in computer information technology and education advanced in a popular ranking of the nation’s top online college degrees. U.S. News & World Report ranked NC State’s online master’s program in computer information technology ninth for 2023, a jump of 19 spots over 2022! Read More »

Select Departmental Gifts & Support

BCBS of NC has donated $12,500 to the department in support of the Senior Design Center and ePartners Program.

Labcorp has donated $10,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

Direct Supply has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

Vontier has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the Senior Design Center.

Cisco has provided sponsored research award to Dr. Muhammad Shahzad for $174,777 in support of the proposal ‘Cross-Site Function Chain Scheduling in Serverless Edge.’

CSC Wolf Bytes

(Re)Use of Research Results (Is Rampant) – Co-authored by Dr. Tim Menzies, Professor of Computer Science at NC State University, this insightful article is written as a protest, of sorts, against how we currently assess science and scientific output. The article's authors have worked as researchers for decades, supervising graduate students and organizing prominent conferences and journals. Based on that experience, they assert that researchers are engaged in long-term stewardship of ideas; as part of that stewardship, they generate more than just papers. Yet, of all their products, it is only their papers that are used, mostly in some annual bibliometric analysis of their worth. As explained in this video, the authors view this as an inadequate way to measure what researchers do. Read More »

Congratulations to Dr. Jianqing Liu his wife Qinyi Huang on the birth of a beautiful baby boy on January 5th! Mom and baby have been doing well.

We want to wish Joy Coombs the very best as she has transferred from our Contracts & Grants group to another department at NC State University.

The department has a number of open faculty and staff positions. Interested candidates are encouraged to learn more at

Follow the Department on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram 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, Instagram 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



This eNewsletter is sponsored for the 2022-23 academic year by the ePartners Program