CSC eNewsletter - June 2022

Barnes Receives NCWIT Research and Mentoring Award

Dr. Tiffany BarnesThe National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) has named Dr. Tiffany Barnes, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at NC State University, the recipient of the 2022 Harrold and Notkin Research and Graduate Mentoring Award. The NCWIT Harrold and Notkin Research and Graduate Mentoring Award is given in memory of Mary Jean Harrold and David Notkin, in honor of their outstanding research, graduate mentoring, and diversity contributions. The award recognizes faculty members from non-profit, U.S. institutions (including U.S. territories) who combine outstanding research accomplishments with excellence in graduate mentoring, as well as those who advocate for recruiting, encouraging, and promoting women and minorities in computing fields at both a local and national level. Read More »

Homegrown Leadership

NC State alumna, Kamala Subramaniam carries with her a number of positive memories from her time at NC State, including favorite classes, homework and project work with her classmates and eating on a graduate student budget at Golden Dragon, a local Chinese restaurant that is popular with students. Now, Subramaniam has returned to the Research Triangle to lead Google’s new hub in Durham, NC, and is poised to create more memories. Subramaniam has stayed connected as a member of the Department of Computer Science’s Strategic Advisory Board and delivered the department’s December 2021 commencement address. Read More »

Brown Family Establishes IEI’s First Endowment

Tony Brown

The Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) recently announced its first endowment, created via a gift from the Tony McLean Brown family in honor of the IEI National Advisory Board. The gift will produce annual income to be used at the discretion of the director of the institute, which has a mission of bringing North Carolinians together to find solutions to critical issues in order to make the state more vibrant and prosperous. Tony is a proud CSC alum, and this gift is just another example of his deep passion for supporting the NC State University. Read More »

Human-computer Interface, Deep Learning and Explainable AI

The human body is an important source of big data. Biometric data can be collected to track health status and actively improve quality of life. Though data analysis has recently been actively used as a tool for industrial innovation, biometric data analysis seems to approach the essence of engineering in terms of developing technologies that benefit human beings. Read More »

Center for Advanced Electronics Through Machine Learning Receives Phase II Funding From NSF

The Center for Advanced Electronics through Machine Learning (CAEML), which has been funded as a Phase I IUCRC by the National Science Foundation since 2017, has just received funding from NSF to proceed with a second five-year phase. Phase II research will officially kick off on August 1, 2022. Read More »

Alumna Is England’s Reigning Cheese-Rolling Champion

Abby LampeAbby Lampe, a fourth-generation Wolfpack alum, tumbles her way to fame in the 2022 Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake near Gloucester, England. “I knew I had to represent NC State well during the race,” Abby Lampe said. Her grandparents attended NC State and her parents, John and Nancy Lampe, met as students studying history and computer science at the school. Read More »

NC State Ranked One of Nation’s Elite Technology Transfer Universities

NC State University ranks second among all U.S. public universities in research technology transfer and commercialization according to a comprehensive analysis recently released. NC State also ranks second among universities — public and private — without medical schools, and seventh among all U.S. universities. Read More »

New Model Finds Best Sites for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a computational model that can be used to determine the optimal places for locating electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities, as well as how powerful the charging stations can be without placing an undue burden on the local power grid. Read More »

The Cyber AB Announces Formation of Academic Advisory Council

Dr. Mladen VoukThe Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body, which now operates as The Cyber AB as part of a rebranding effort, has established a new council composed of thought leaders from higher education institutions to provide recommendations and share insights on how to implement the CMMC program in academic environments. The Academic Advisory Council will also promote the integration of CMMC training curricula within university and college professional education programs. The council’s inaugural members include former CSC Department Head, Dr. Mladen Vouk, Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation at NC State University. Read More »

Applications for Admission Soar as NC State Grows to Meet Workforce Needs

Demand for an NC State degree is at an all-time high as the university prepares to welcome its largest and most diverse first-year class. The university’s surge in applications and enrollment is driven in part by Engineering North Carolina’s Future, a state-funded initiative to enroll about 4,000 more students in engineering and computer science at NC State over the next five years. That growth will bring the student population of the university’s world-renowned College of Engineering to around 14,000 and total enrollment at NC State to more than 40,000. Read More »

Select Departmental Gifts & Support

Alum, David Perkins donated $2,000 to the department in support of the Dr. K. C. Tai Memorial Endowment Fund..

CSC Wolf Bytes

The department welcomes back, Kathy Luca, who returns to the department in a part-time position as Graduate Program Support Specialist. Kathy will be working remotely from her home in Las Cruces, NM, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays — and will be enjoying four-day weekends in the desert!

The department also welcomes Trung Dang, who joins us as CSC IT Desktop Support Administrator. Trung's primary responsibilities will be Tier I technical desktop, printer support, Windows/Mac OS installations, application software, and hardware support. Trung comes from the Social Security Administraton office, where he worked as a Help Desk analyst for 2+ years.

We bid a fond farewell to Dr. Chris Martens, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, who is leaving us to accept a new position as Associate Professor at Northeastern University.

The department has a number of open faculty and staff positions. Interested candidates are encouraged to learn more at

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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



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