Computer Science eNewsletter

Christo Earns Prestigious WeTech Scholarship and Internship

Dana ChristoDana Christo, an undergraduate in the NC State Computer Science Department, was recently named one of four college students nationwide to receive the Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech) Scholarship and Internship for University Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Each recipient of the award will receive a $10,000 scholarship for the 2016/2017 school year, as well as the opportunity to participate in a paid 12-week internship at Juniper Networks, in the company’s global headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA. more

Samatova, Students Win Best Paper Award at HPC 2016

Congratulations to NC State Computer Science PhD student Xiaocheng (Chris) Zou and Dr. Nagiza Samatova, professor of computer science at NC State, for winning the Best Paper Award at the 24th High Performance Computing Symposium (HPC 2016) held in Pasadena, CA, April 3-6, 2016. more

Rahman Wins First Microsoft Open Source Challenge

Akond RahmanCongratulations to the NC State Computer Science PhD student Akond Rahman on winning the Grand Prize in the first Microsoft Open Source Challenge. He won the $5,000 grand prize with his entry: “Quantifying Semantic Similarity of Software Projects Using Deep Semantic Similarity Model (DSSM)." more

Shen Named Senior Member of IEEE

Congratulations to Dr. Xipeng Shen, Associate Professor of Computer Science at NC State, on recently being elevated to Senior Member grade of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). more

Williams Earns Best Software Engineering in Practice Paper Award

Congratulations to Dr. Laurie Williams, professor and associate department head of the NC State Computer Science Department, on winning the Best Software Engineering in Practice Paper Award at the 38th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2016) held in Austin, TX, May 14-22, 2016. more

Ford Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Denae FordCongratulations to PhD student Denae Ford on being chosen to receive a prestigious and highly competitive National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States, and Ford was selected from more than 17,000 applicants. Fellows share in the prestige and opportunities that become available when they are selected. Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited US institution of graduate education they choose. more

Undergrads Showcase Their Research

Several undergraduate students in the NC State Department of Computer Science Department recently showcased the research projects they had been working on during the Spring semester. The CSC Undergraduate Research Poster Session provided a forum for students to present posters and talk about their research with faculty and other students in the department. more

Best Poster Paper Award Presented at ICCS 2016

Congratulations to NC State Computer Science PhD student Bharathkumar (Tiny) Ramachandra and Dr. Ranga Raju Vatsavai, associate professor of computer science at NC State, for winning the Best Poster Paper Award at the 16th International Conference on Computational Science held in San Diego, CA, June 6-8, 2016. more

Catete Named Outstanding Student Volunteer

Veronica CateteSeveral student leaders and organizations were recognized for their passion and service to NC State during the Leadership, Engagement and Development (L.E.A.D.) Award Ceremony held in April. Veronica Catete, a PhD student in the NC State Computer Science Department, was awarded the Deborah S. Moore Service Award as Outstanding Student Volunteer for her exemplary service to the department, and to the university. more

Thirty-one College Faculty Members Receive Mentor Recognition at Spring Faculty Meeting

During the 2016 spring faculty meeting, the College of Engineering and Office of Faculty Advancement at North Carolina State University celebrated the critical role that many of the College’s professors play in the development of junior faculty members. Among the 31 recognized, several were from computer science. more

Departmental Gifts & Research

Merck has donated $25,000 in support of the Senior Design Center and the ePartners Program.

Juniper Networks has donated $5,000 in support of the ePartners Program.

XLOC has donated $2,500 in support of the ePartners Program.

Allied Telesis has donated $2,500 in support of the ePartners Program.

Marxent has donated $2,500 in support of the ePartners Program.

Dr. Xipeng Shen has been awarded $99,859 by Cisco to support his research proposal entitled “Enabling High Performance Pipelined Computing on GPU.” more

Dr. Muhammad Shahzad has been awarded $174,878 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his research proposal entitled “Pervasive Gesture Recognition Using Ambient Light.” more

Five members of our faculty have been selected to receive 2016 IBM Faculty Awards totaling $160,000. Winners of these highly competitive and selective awards include: Ms. Margaret Heil ($20,000), Dr. Michael Kowolenko ($30,000), Dr. Timothy Menzies ($40,000), Mr. Ken Tate ($40,000), and Dr. Laurie Williams ($30,000). more

Dr. William Enck has been awarded $411,895 by the US Army – Army Research Office to support his research proposal entitled “Correct Enforcement of Access Control Policy in Modern Operating Systems; Research Area: 5.3 Information and Software Assurance.” more

CSC Wolf Bytes

Congratulations to Dr. Dave Roberts and his wife Candice on the birth of a baby girl in early June!

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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