CSC eNewsletter - July 2019
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Using Virtual Reality to Create New Tech for First Responders
Researchers from NC State, led by Dr. James Lester, are working on a project called IntelliVisor that is focused on developing VR software that can help law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical technicians respond to crises more rapidly and efficiently. more
Rahman Wins Distinguished Paper Award at ICSE 2019
Congratulations to recent NC State Computer Science PhD graduate Akond Rahman and his co-authors Drs. Christopher Parnin and Laurie Williams, for winning a Distinguished Paper Award at the 41st ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2019) held in Montreal, QC, Canada May 25-31, 2019. more
Mueller Receives Gauss Award at ISC 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Frank Mueller, professor of computer science, for receiving the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing Best Paper Award at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC 2019) held in June in Frankfurt, Germany. more
Friday Institute to Partner on $12M Cybersecurity Apprenticeship
US Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced a new four-year $12M grant in early July focused on creating cybersecurity apprenticeships to help fill a growing need for cybersecurity professionals. The program, called Purdue’s Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program (P-CAP), will be led by Purdue University in partnership with NC State University’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, which will direct the associated research and evaluation of the program. more
DH Hill Library Renovations Take Shape
Construction at D.H. Hill Jr. Library means more than just an aesthetic update — changes will also support the overall success of the campus community. The most noticeable change will be the new Academic Success Center. The new Libraries spaces include the Innovation Studio, an enlarged and upgraded Visualization Studio, and a new Data Experience Lab. more
Computer Science Starting Salaries the Tops at NC State University
May 2019 Computer Science degree holders lead the University with the highest average starting salaries across all disciplines; $76,250 for BS and $112,000 for MS students! more
NC State Engineering Spring/Summer 2019 Magazine
This issue highlights important examples of interdisciplinary endeavors in our engineering departments and research centers, as well as at the university level with the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program. It also features our crown jewel, Fitts-Woolard Hall, scheduled to open in the summer of 2020. more
NC State University and New Belgium Brewing Craft New Partnership
NC State University has announced an agreement with New Belgium Brewing Company that will provide annual support to student-success initiatives and research projects and help further develop the fermentation science program at the university. As part of the agreement, New Belgium has been granted licensing rights to brew Old Tuffy Premium Lager, which will be available in retail outlets throughout North Carolina beginning in August. more
The Future is Big and BRIGHT
The HQ Raleigh future is looking bigger and brighter with every move. The best part is our members are making big moves too and are finding their roots right here in the local RTP Region. In this blog post we are highlighting how HQ is partnering with local companies on NC State’s Centennial Campus to provide the space and resources our members need to grow their success even further. more
Data Matters Courses
Data Matters (Aug. 12-16 at Hunt Library) is a week-long series of one and two-day courses aimed at students and professionals in business, research, and government. The short course series is sponsored by the National Consortium for Data Science in collaboration with NC State University, RENCI and the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at UNC-Chapel Hill. Data Matters gives students the chance to learn about a wide range of topics in data science, analytics, visualization, curation, and more from expert instructors. Registration is now open; reserve your spot now. more
Departmental Gifts & Research
Advance Auto has donated $25,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program and the Senior Design Center.
PRA Health Sciences has donated $25,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program and the Senior Design Center.
Credit Suisse has donated $7,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.
Builders Mutual has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.
nCino 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.
Blue Acorn iCi has donated $2,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.
Pendo has donated $2,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.
WillowTree has donated $2,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.
WalkWest has donated $3,000 to the department in support of the ‘Bridges to Computing’ Summer Camp Program.
The RTP Chapter of SIM has donated $3,600 to the department in support of the Society for Information Management (SIM) Ed Galloway Scholarship Endowment.
SAB member, Lance Berberian, has donated $2,000 to the department in support of the Diversity in CSC Endowment.
Alum, Dr. Andy Smith, has donated $1,000 to the department in support of the Dr. Robert E. Funderlic Scholarship Endowment.
Facebook has donated $50,000 to the department in the form of an unrestricted grant to support Dr. Tim Menzies’ research efforts related to probabilistic programming and the r.a.i.s.e. lab.
Caterpillar has donated $10,000 to the department in support of Dr. Ben Watson’s research project – ‘Design Research for Augmented Reality Applications to Caterpillar Vehicles’. This course project will investigate two applications of augmented reality to Caterpillar vehicles: an augmented dashboard that can flexibly change appearance to suit current needs, and a transparent bucket that lets operators see through it, to improve safety and productivity.
Sony has donated $150,000 to the department in support of Dr. Muhammad Shahzad’s research project – ‘Accurate Position Tracking Through Smart Fusion of Inertial Sensors with Ambient WiFi’. In this project, we propose to perform indoor position tracking using inertial sensors that are already built into most commodity handheld and wearable devices. We plan to improve the accuracy of the position tracking by leveraging the ambient WiFI signals already present in most modern buildings.
Dr. Noburo Matsuda has been awarded $1,399,947 by the US Department of Education (DED) to support his research proposal entitled “Developing an Online Environment for Learning Algebra by Teaching a Synthetic Peer.” more
Dr. Anupam Das has been awarded $174,995 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his research proposal entitled “CRII: SaTC: Analyzing Information Leak in Smart Homes.” more
Dr. Bradley Reaves has been awarded $174,999 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his research proposal entitled “CRII: SaTC: Techniques for Measuring and Characterizing Robocalls.” more
CSC Wolf Bytes
We bid a fond farewell to Dr. Blair Sullivan, Associate Professor of Computer Science, who leaves us for a faculty position at the University of Utah. She was a member of the Data-Driven Science (DDS) cluster of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program (CFEP) and held a Joint Faculty Appointment with Oak Ridge National Laboratory. She was recently named one of 14 Moore Investigators in Data-Driven Discovery (a 5-year, $1.5 million award), and has been recognized as a National Consortium for Data Science Data Fellow. She made a significant contribution to the success of the department in her six years here and she will be greatly missed. We wish her the very best in her new role.
Congrats to CSC alum, KaMar Galloway, who was recently named by the National Academy Foundation (NAF) as a 2019 Young Alumni Winner for his continued work in the computer science education space!
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