CSC eNewsletter - June 2021

Singh Elected Foreign Member of Academia Europaea

Dr. Munindar SinghCongratulations to Dr. Munindar Singh, Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor of Computer Science at NC State, on becoming NC State’s first Elected Foreign Member of Academia Europaea. Singh was elected a member of the Informatics section for his distinguished contributions to computer science, especially in decentralized AI, multiagent systems, and service-oriented computing. Read More »

Seeking CSC Alumni Hall of Fame Nominations

The CSC Alumni Hall of Fame was established to celebrate and recognize the exemplary contributions our outstanding graduates have made to their profession, their community, and to the world at large. Award winners will serve as an inspiration for current and future students, while promoting the department’s global impact for producing incredible talent that embodies the University’s mantra to “Think and Do the Extraordinary!” Deadline for nominations to be consider for induction this fall is July 1st. Read More »

Trio from CSC Win Prestigious NSF CAREER Awards

NSF CAREER Award Winners

Drs. Chris Parnin, Ruozhou Yu, and Alex Kapravelos (L-R here), have each received a Faculty Early Career Development award, also known as the CAREER Award, from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award is one of the highest honors given by NSF to young faculty members in science and engineering. This brings the total number of department CAREER winners to 34, one of the highest known concentrations nationwide. Read More »

Rachel Levy Named Executive Director of NC State’s Data Science Academy

The Provost’s office is pleased to announce that Dr. Rachel Levy has been named executive director of NC State’s Data Science Academy, effective July 1, 2021. The Data Science Academy builds on NC State’s longtime national leadership and expertise in data science, and includes the Institute for Advanced Analytics; the Laboratory for Analytic Sciences; the Data Science Initiative; the Data-Driven-Science cluster; and dozens of other related initiatives. Under Levy’s leadership, the Data Science Academy will accelerate data-intensive discovery, teaching and service, and will be a key enabler for increasing skills, capability and involvement by the campus community, industry and government partners. Read More »

The Legend in Stone

The Belltower is one of NC State’s best known symbols and among its most Hallowed Places. But how much do you really know about its extraordinary story? Read More »

Battestilli Named Computer Science’s 2020-2021 “Person of Exceptional Performance”

Dr. Lina BattestilliThe NC State Computer Science Department is pleased to present the 2020-2021 “Person of Exceptional Performance” (PEP) Award to Dr. Lina Battestilli, Teaching Associate Professor. Battestilli is being recognized for her dedication to teaching and research, and for her passion and commitment to establishing and maintaining a diverse computer science community at NC State. She becomes the department's 4th recipient of the prestigious annual award. Read More »

Woodson Reflects on Heroes of Pandemic

In a conversational video recorded outside his residence on Centennial Campus, Chancellor Randy Woodson reflected on a year that many are undoubtedly glad to see in their rearview mirror. Read More »

10 Earn NSF Early-Career Awards

The National Science Foundation has recognized 10 NC State young faculty members with prestigious NSF Early-Career Development Program Awards, announced throughout the spring. Three of the 10 winners (30%) are from the Department of Computer Science! Read More »

NC State Entrepreneurs’ New Tech Cuts Website Load Times

PadeoPadeo, a new startup that helps decrease website load times, was launched by CSC alumnus Ben Hardison and his high school friend Camden Conekin. Read More »

Park Scholarships Announces Class of 2025

The 26th class of Park Scholars, comprised of 40 students (including four students intending to study Computer Science), was selected from a pool of more than 2,200 applicants from six countries, 42 states and 97 of North Carolina’s 100 counties on the basis of outstanding achievements and potential in scholarship, leadership, service and character. A Selection Committee comprised of 425 dedicated and accomplished NC State alumni, faculty and friends conducted the application reviews, interviews and outreach. Read More »

Select Departmental Gifts & Support

As we close out the 2020-21 academic year, we'd like to thank our corporate ePartners, as well as our alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students for your genrousity. Your support over the last year has been especially helpful as we have navigated the uncharted waters of this global pandemic. Total cash gifts from all sources to the department approached $1.2M, surpassing the $1M mark for the 7th year in a row! ePartner funding included more than $300K in 'unrestricted' support. In addition, the department launched two new endowments, bringing our total endowments to 33 with a record combined market value of more than $7.5M.

CSC Wolf Bytes

Congratulations to Dr. Anupam Das and his wife on the birth of a healthy baby boy!

Our heart-felt condolences go out to Dr. Laurie Williams on the passing of her mother.

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 2020-21 academic year by ePartner BCBS of NC, Lowes Home Improvement and VMware