CSC eNewsletter - July 2018
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Data Science to Help Food Banks Operate More Efficiently
Dr. Min Chi, assistant professor of computer science, and Dr. Julie Ivy, professor in the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Fitts Faculty Fellow in Health Systems Engineering, at NC State University, have received $400,000 to support their research project called “FEEED: Flexible, Equitable, Efficient and Effective Distribution.” The proposed smart service system will synthesize data from disparate sources to automatically predict, visualize, and recommend decisions that will advance operational effectiveness of food collection, distribution, and resource management in a way that is efficient and equitable and will identify opportunities to improve a food bank’s capability to satisfy hunger need. more
Welcome Back Bash Set for August 29th
Join us for this annual back-to-school tradition (with free food!) on August 29th from 5-7:30 p.m. (rain or shine!). The event is open to all engineering students, faculty and staff, and will be held outside on the oval at EB2 on Centennial Campus. more
Watson to Help Caterpillar With CUV Design
Dr. Ben Watson, associate professor of computer science at NC State University, has received two awards totaling $15,000 from Caterpillar to help them develop User Experience delighters in the Caterpillar Utility Vehicle (CUV) cab around its displays. The goal is to provide them a competitive advantage, technology or differentiation that could disrupt the market and position Caterpillar’s Utility Vehicle as the best in class. more
McAllister Recognized for Research Graphics
Retired professor, Dr. David McAllister’s image - Stereo Anaglyph, recently won 2nd place in NC State’s 2018 Envisioning Research contest in the graphics and illustration category for all faculty and staff entries. Examples of his stereo imaging work can be found here. more
NexUX People Podcast: Kenya Oduor
Dr. Kenya Oduor is the founder of the consulting firm Lean Geeks and an Adjunct Professor at NC State. She is a user-centered solution architect and people leader with past experience at LexisNexis and IBM. In this podcast, she discusses trust in technology, as well as the importance of user experience. She also explains the value and challenges of multi-disciplinary teams. Podcast
Braswell Really Believes in Girls Who Code...
So much that she left Apple to come home and help them. Since launching INTech in 2014, CSC alumna, Khalia Braswell has introduced more than 550 middle-school girls of color to a variety of technical skills and has paired them with professional female mentors who work in the field. INTech got its start offering two-hour mini-camps in partnership with more than 14 schools throughout Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro. It now operates weeklong summer camps at universities and schools across the three cities. more
Shaking Things Up
By the 1960s, landscape architect Richard Bell ’50 was, arguably, North Carolina’s most prominent landscape modernist, employing a mid-century tradition of aesthetics that emphasizes simplicity — an almost painterly approach to design. He also loved to stir things up a bit. Here’s the story of how he designed NC State’s iconic Brickyard. more
From Process to Pint Glass
There’s something brewing in the basement of Schaub Hall. The hoppy aroma can be traced to the NC State Brewing Lab, led by NC State bioprocessing professor John Sheppard, which churns out more than 50 barrels of carefully crafted beer annually. more
Under the Cover of Darkness
It was 1967, the year the department of computer science was created, and the Brickyard was still under construction. “Under cover of darkness,” according to a Technician photo caption, a group of students stealthily rearranged some of the red and white bricks being placed in the Brickyard to a monogram — a large “S” with an “N” on the left and a “C” on the right. The next morning, construction crews disassembled their handiwork. Their identities were never revealed. More than 50 years later, long time friend of the department, Eric Pearson - one of the Phantom Bricklayers is coming forward to claim some credit. more
Identifying Nuclear Threats
A new computational model allows researchers to draw on normally incompatible data sets, such as satellite imagery and social media posts, to answer questions about what is happening in targeted locations. The researchers developed the model to serve as a tool for identifying violations of nuclear nonproliferation agreements. more
Departmental Gifts & Research
Bank of America has donated $25,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program and the Senior Design Center.
Merck has donated $25,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program and the Senior Design Center.
Deutsche Bank Global Technology has donated $10,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program and the Senior Design Center.
Allied Telesis has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.
MetLife has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.
OneTrust has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.
Vanguard has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.
iCiDigital has donated $2,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.
Mediant has donated $2,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.
Prometheus Group has donated $2,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.
Sunrise Technologies has donated $2,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.
ROI Revolution has donated $2,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.
The RTP Chapter of SIM has donated $3,500 to the department in support of the Society for Information Management (SIM) Ed Galloway Scholarship Endowment.
Drs. Rada Chirkova and Dave Roberts have received IBM Faculty Awards totaling $40,000 in unrestricted funds ($20,000 each) to support their respective research and teaching efforts.
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