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Locking Down Cloud Computing

Photo of Dr. Peng NingDr. Peng Ning is technical director of the Secure Open Systems Initiative at NC State, which hopes to build on his work with wireless sensors to help secure open source software and computer systems from malicious attacks. more

Cyber Warriors

The headlines are ominous - warnings that personal data may be stolen, national security may be compromised, corporate information may fall into the wrong hands. It’s the state of the world we live in today, and it’s for these reasons that NC State computer scientists and engineers are at the forefront of efforts to combat cyber-security threats. more

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series YouTube Playlist

Photo of Fidelity Investments Speakers SeriesIf you want to catch up on one or more of the many terrific speakers we have hosted in our Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Executive Speakers Series, check out the series’ dedicated YouTube playlist. Starting this fall, the talks will be filmed in HD! link

Rewarding Relationship

The longstanding bond between IBM and NC State helps the College and the company. more

VCL to Provide Infrastructure for NC Bio-Preparedness

NC State's Virtual Computing Lab (VCL) will provide the "Cloud Computing" infrastructure for a new $5 million federally-funded project to develop a system to quickly detect and analyze biological threats to public health and safety. more

Thinking Big

Photo of Dean Martin-Vega and Marc Basnight.A strong relationship with the North Carolina General Assembly has kept the College moving. Senator Marc Basnight (left) talks with Dean Louis Martin-Vega during a tour of the engineering complex on Centennial Campus. more

Alumnae Named To SIGCSE Board

Congratulations to alumnae, Drs. Susan Rodger (B.S. ‘83) and Tiffany Barnes (Ph.D. ’03), for being elected to the board of the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE). more

Chopra Awarded Marie Curie Fellowship

Amit Chopra, a Masters (2003) and PhD (2008) graduate of the NC State Department of Computer Science, has been awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship (Project Trentino), as part of the European Union – 7th Programme of Research. more

Forensic Science: Integrating Evidence CSI-style

Photo of Karen Achtyl and Megan BittnerDr. Michael Young (center), is among a group of NC State faculty applying their skills to forensic science so police, prosecutors, and evidence experts can more easily analyze crime scenes and arrest and convict the perpetratorss. more

"Kim and Elliott Met Here" - The Story Behind the Brick

On a good day, some 16,000 people come in to D. H. Hill library. Some are here to find a book, some to push their research a bit further, others to borrow a laptop or check their email quickly before class. However, if you are like Kim Duckett or Elliott Fisher (B.S., CSC '08), you might also just find your soul mate. more

Departmental Gifts & Research

The State of North Carolina Department of Justice has donated $2,500 in support of the Senior Design Center.

Jesse Fearrington Jr. (B.S. ‘ 73) has donated $1,000 in support of the Diversity in CSC Endowment.

Dr. Tao Xie has been awarded $263,000 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his research proposal titled “Infrastructure Support for Software Testing Research.” more

Dr. Xuxian Jiang has been awarded $200,000 by Purdue University/US Air Force – Office of Scientific Research to support his proposal titled “An Integrated Architecture for Automatic Indication, Avoidance and Profiling of Kernel Rootkit Attacks.”” more

Faculty / Staff News

Photo of Dr. Donald Bitzer.Dr. Don Bitzer, widely recognized as the Father of the PLATO system, is featured in the video (link below) at the June 2nd kick-off of the PLATO Computer Learning System's 50th Anniversary celebration conference at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. link 

Department Pages on Facebook and LinkedIn

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 join the department's pages on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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