Computer Science eNewsletter

Scholarship Endowment Honors Henry B. Rowe, Jr.

Henry B Rowe JrGerhard Pilcher (B.S. CSC ’85, M.S. Analytics ‘11) and his wife – Denise Carlisle (B.A. CHASS ‘89), have donated $25,000 to establish the Henry B. Rowe Jr. Computer Science Scholarship Endowment. The endowment is also being funded with a matching $25,000 gift from Rowe's widow, Mrs. Erika Rowe, and it should produce its first scholarship awards to go to a CSC Student Ambassador starting in the 2016-17 academic year. Henry Rowe (1919-1997) was a 1941 graduate of NC State in Chemical Engineering and served as editor of the Technician during his senior year. He was a member of a close-knit group of campus leaders (self named the “rail birds”) that included William Friday, an educator who served as President of the University of North Carolina system from 1956 to 1986. Some of their exploits are captured in Mr. Friday’s autobiography “Power, Purpose and American Higher Education” (1995, Second Edition 2013). more

Department Announces Masters Track in Data Sciences

The Department of Computer Science at NC State University is pleased to announce the approval and launch of a Masters Track in Data Science in the Computer Science Graduate Program curriculum. The curriculum is effective beginning Fall 2015. Data Science has become increasingly important in nearly every industry sector and academic field, and the discovery and forecasting of insightful patterns from "Big Data" is at the core of analytical intelligence in government, industry, and science. more

Heckman Recognized for Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Sarah HeckmanCongratulations to Dr. Sarah Heckman, teaching assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at NC State, for being selected as a recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award from the College of Engineering. Heckman is being recognized for her creative and innovative teaching and learning practices. more

Centennial Hotel and Conference Center Groundbreaking

Plans for a hotel and conference center on Centennial Campus are finally getting off the ground. University officials have announced that official groundbreaking ceremonies will take place on April 22nd. More details to be announced soon.

Smarter Smart Grids

Dr. Frank Mueller and PhD student Tao Qian from the NC State Computer Science Department and other NC State researchers are working with partners at RENCI to develop tools for monitoring and responding to problems with smart grids. more

Kalia Receives ARL ORISE Fellowship

Anup KaliaCongratulations to Anup Kalia, a PhD student in the NC State Computer Science Department, who has been selected for an appointment to the Student Research Participation Program at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (USARL). Kalia will be working on the project titled “Training Effectiveness Analysis and Metrics (TEAM). The fellowship is valued at more than $30,000. more

Centennial Campus Mobile App Now Available!

Want to know where all of the buildings on campus or located or which buildings house which partners? Want to where the visitor parking lots and decks are? Now there's a free mobile app for all of that and more. The app also lists upcoming events, housing and dining options, and it even shows the WolfLine bus routes in real time. The app is available for both Android and Apple phones (but not Windows). To find it, just search using either "centennial campus" or "NC State's Centennial Campus."

The Internet of Energy

A resurgent America needs a smarter power grid. At the FREEDM Systems Center, NC State researchers are leading the charge to create it — alongside their partners in industry, government and academia. From its headquarters on NC State’s Centennial Campus, FREEDM (short for Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management) is coming at the challenge on many fronts, from the creation of new devices that will allow energy to flow in more than one direction to the development of the software architecture that will give the smart grid its brainpower. The facility boasts a 1-megawatt demonstration hub and real-time digital simulation lab, as well as labs specializing in computer science, power electronics, energy storage and motor drive technology. more

Fidelity Investments Series Presents Monique Morrow

Monique MorrowPlease join us on April 7, 2015 at 6 pm in 1231 EB2 for our final spring 2015 talk in the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series. Our special guest speaker will be Monique Morrow, Cisco's CTO-Evangelist New Frontiers Development and Engineering. The topic of her talk will be “Why a Career In Technology Matters for Women". more

Reynolds’ Doors Closing for 16 Months

Billy Ray Dunn has worked in Reynolds Coliseum for almost 55 years and has seen a little bit of everything that has happened in the state's most used multipurpose facility. more

Departmental Gifts & Research

Blackbaud has donated $5,000 in support of the department’s ePartners Program.

Inmar has donated $2,500 in support of the department’s ePartners Program.

InspectionXpert has donated $1,875 in support of the department’s Sr. Design Center.

Xpient has donated $5,000 in support of the department’s Sr. Design Center.

Jesse Fearrington Jr. and his wife, Barbara, have donated $10,000 (plus matching gifts from their employer) in support of the Jesse Fearrington Scholarship Fund Endowment.

CSC Wolf Bytes

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the departure of Jeremy Meeler, who has held a variety of roles on our IT staff since 2009. He will remain with the University, as a systems programmer specialist in OIT's Infrastructure Systems and Operations unit.

Congratulations to CSC alum and Carnegie Mellon assistant professor, Dr. Travis Breaux, on his NSF CAREER Award! more

Congratulations to Krunal Jhaveri and Yang Song, CSC graduate students, recognized as Outstanding TAs for the 2014-15 Academic Year. Both Krunal and Yang received awards for Excellence in Mentorship.

Congratulations to CSC alumni Scott McQuiggan, Jennifer Sabourin and Lucy Kosturko, and fellow NC State alumna Jamie McQuiggan, on the publication of their new book, "Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Developers, Educators, and Learners." 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 Career Services Counselor Catherine Tuttle at