CSC eNewsletter - June 2018

NC State and IBM: A 30-Year Partnership

IBM Quantum ComputerFor more than three decades, NC State University and IBM have worked together across research, education and advanced technology development, solving complex problems for economic and societal benefit. The collaboration has yielded breakthroughs in cloud computing, advanced analytics, cybersecurity, renewable energy, advanced networking and healthcare IT. more

Four Tie for Honors at Postdoc Research Symposium

Congratulations to CSC postdoc Hui-Yin Wu, recognized recently as the College of Engineering winner at the 7th Annual Postdoc Research Symposium. Hector Rendon of the NC State Laboratory for Analytic Sciences also was the People’s Choice winner. more

Opinion: Higher Education’s Role in Workforce Development

Dennis KekasNC State Centennial Campus leader Dennis Kekas reflects on graduation and discusses higher education's role in workforce development via Higher Education Works' EdTalk series. Kekas highlights Centennial Campus partnerships as key contributors in preparing the workforce of the future. more

Shen, Tuck Attend First ASPLOS Grand Challenges Workshop

Drs. Xipeng Shen and James Tuck (ECE) have received $44,954 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support their organization of the Workshop on Inter-Disciplinary Research Challenges in Computer Systems. This workshop was co-located with the 23rd ACM International Conference on Architectural Supportfor Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) held in March in Williamsburg, VA. more

Goodnight Scholars Program Announces Transfer Class of 2021

NC State University’s Goodnight Scholars Program recently revealed the 15 recipients for its transfer class of 2021, including two who plan to major in computer science. The Goodnight Scholars Program is targeted at North Carolina residents from low- and middle-income families who aspire to study in a science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) or STEM education discipline at NC State, and is one of the first scholarship programs in the U.S. to offer a generous scholarship and comprehensive developmental programming catered toward transfer students attending a four-year public university. more

National Security Agency Renews Science of Security Lablet at NC State

Drs Chirkova & WrightThe NC State Lablet, which was established in 2012, was awarded a five year contract extension and will continue its work on five “hard problems”: Scalability and Composability, Policy-Governed Secure Collaboration, Predictive Security Metrics, Resilient Architectures, and Human Behavior. Under the latest contract, the University of Kansas, Vanderbilt University and the International Computer Science Institute will join three of the original SoS Lablets established in 2012: Carnegie-Mellon University, University of Illinois-Champaign and NC State University. more

Summer Behind the Scenes

Even after the academic year ends, NC State remains a hub for activity. Thousands of visitors come to campus each summer for New Student Orientations, summer camps, conferences and more. more

Alumni Investors Boost Wolfpack Businesses

A growing number of students come to NC State looking to start their own businesses, and for good reason. Here, they have access to a breadth of resources, research initiatives and industry partnerships. There are physical and virtual spaces to support collaboration with like-minded students, and programs and events where ideas might spark across disciplines. Indeed, NC State is ranked among the top 20 universities for undergraduate entrepreneurs. more

How Does Your Research Influence Legislation? Text Mining May Reveal the Answer

VRCollaboration between NC State University led by Dr. Tim Menzies and PhD candidate George Mathew, Elsevier and LexisNexis Risk Solutions shows link between research and policy. more

NC State #2 in Technical Games Research

Over the last 10 years, NC State ranks #2 in the world in publishing at conferences and journals dedicated to games and interactive entertainment computing research (AI, HCI, graphics, etc.). Mark J. Nelson, a Senior Research Fellow at the MetaMakers Institute of Falmouth University in Falmouth, England, collected the data on universities and institutions and compiled the rankings. more

Departmental Gifts & Research

SAS Institute has donated $25,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program and the Senior Design Center.

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

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

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

Builders Mutual has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

CSC Wolf Bytes

Congratulations to CSC alumna, Tanya Estes, who recently attained the rank of US Army Colonel.

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the departure of web developer, Brianna Lofton effective July 6th. Brianna is leaving NC State University to become a software engineer for a small firm in Morrisville. Since joining our department in 2015, she has contributed greatly to the look, feel and functionality of the computer science web site. Please join us in wishing Brianna continued success as her professional career takes a new direction. She will be greatly missed by our department.

Several CSC alumni are featured as part of the Wolf Tales historical archive initiative, having their video memories captured last fall during our 50th year celebrations. 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



This eNewsletter is sponsored for the 2017-18 academic year by ePartner BCBS of NC