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NC State’s Video Game Design Program One of The Princeton Review’s Top 15

Photo of Super Hero.NC State University has been recognized as one of the top undergraduate programs to teach video game design and development on The Princeton Review’s second annual list saluting the best schools in the U.S. and Canada. The list, “Top Schools for Video Game Design Study for 2011,” salutes 30 institutions in all (15 undergraduate and 15 graduate) for their outstanding game design education programs. more

Vouk Recognized for Distinguished Service to IEEE

Dr. Mladen A. Vouk, Head of the Department of Computer Science, and Associate Vice Provost for Information Technology at NC State, has been named a member of the IEEE Computer Society’s Golden Core. Vouk was also presented with an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Service Award last fall when he was recognized “for leadership and guidance to the Software Reliability Engineering community.” more

Remembering Dr. Norman F. Williamson (1923-2011)

Photo of Dr. Norman F. Williams.Dr. Norman F. Williams, former acting department head (1973-1974) and professor in the NC State Computer Science Department passed away on February 27, 2011. Dr. Williamson played a critical role in the formative years of the department. more

Hwang and Xiao Finalists in National Security Competition

Congratulations to NC State Computer Science PhD students JeeHyun Hwang and Xusheng Xiao for being selected as finalists for the Fifth Annual National Security Innovation Competition (NSIC) at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO on April 29, 2011. more

OpenFlow Switch Donation Enables Research and Education

NC State is one of three Triangle universities that will receive an OpenFlow-enabled network switch that will be used for teaching, research and production. more

Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Series Presents Jim Goodmon

Photo of Sandy CostaThe FCC and Wireless Broadband Proposal - The Destruction of Broadcasting. The Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Executive Speakers Series welcomes broadcasting trailblazer and pioneer, Jim Goodmon, President & CEO of Capital Broadcasting Company on April 12 @ 6 pm in 1231 EB2. Event is free and open to the public. more

Gorham Selected to Attend Richard Tapia Conference

PhD student Justin Gorham has been selected to participate in the 2011 Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity Conference on April 3-5 in San Francisco, CA. Gorham will present his PhD research at the pre-conference Doctoral Consortium on April 2. more

Xiao Finalist for Cascadia Innovation Fellowship

Computer science doctoral student Xusheng Xiao is one of 20 finalists for the Cascadia Innovation Fellowship, a paid summer internship with some of Seattle, Washington’s top technology startups. More than 300 students from the US and Canada applied. more

Strachan Named to 2010-11 ACC Women’s Basketball All-Academic Team

Photo of Brittany StrachanBrittany Strachan, a senior majoring in Computer Science and a member of the NC State women’s basketball team, excels both on and off the court. For the second year in a row, she’s been named to the ACC Women’s Basketball All-Academic Team. more

NC State Program Fosters Entrepreneurship In Engineering Community

One lesson learned in North Carolina State University’s Engineering Entrepreneurs Program (EEP): technical knowledge is not enough, if you want to be successful. NC State researchers are laying out lessons they’ve learned running one of the nation’s first EEPs in a paper being published by IEEE’s Computer, as part of a special issue focused on entrepreneurship. more

Departmental Gifts & Research

Deutsche Bank, TransLoc, and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab have each donated $5,000 to the department in support of the Senior Design Center.

Progress Energy has donated $15,000 to the department in support of student scholarships, the Women in Computer Science program, and ePartners Program related initiatives. The donation is part of a larger $194,000 award to the NC State College of Engineering.

NVIDIA has donated ten (10) GTX 480 GPUs valued at almost $5,000 to the department in support of Dr. Frank Mueller.

Suzanne Gordon (B.S. CSC ’75) has donated $10,000 in support of the Gordon Family Scholarship.

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) has awarded the NC State Women in Computer Science program a ReturnPath Student Seed Fund grant valued at $500. more

Dr. Tao Xie has been awarded additional funding for his Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). This $16,000 supplement supports his proposal titled “Cooperative Developer Testing with Test Intentions.” The total value of this award is now $525,727. more

Faculty / Staff & Alumni News

Dr. Tao Xie has been named an ACM Distinguished Speaker. The program is an outreach of ACM that brings distinguished speakers to ACM chapters, members, and the greater IT community. more

Congratulations to Drs. Rudra Dutta, Peng Ning and George Rouskas, and Joshua Mohundro, a senior and teaching assistant in the department of computer science at NC State University, for being recognized as part of the “Thank A Teacher” program. The program, sponsored by the Office of Faculty Development, was created to allow students an opportunity to thank NC State teachers who have gone beyond their standard teachers roles and made a positive impact on their lives. more

Donald Knuth's 3-volume treatise, "The Art of Computer Programming", published in 1968, 1969, and 1973, helped to shape the past 45 years of Computer Science.  Knuth's long-awaited Volume 4A of "The Art of Combinatorics" was published in January of this year.  Look inside for references to the work of some of our own:  Carla Savage, Terry Min-Yih Wang (PhD '94) and Matt Squire (PhD '95, and recent SAB member).

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