CSC eNewsletter - March 2017

Chi Receives NSF CAREER Award

Dr. Min Chi Dr. Min Chi becomes the 28th NSF CAREER Award winner for the Department of Computer Science at NC State. She is the 21st CAREER Award winner currently on staff, one of the highest concentrations of any department in the nation. more

Department Announces Masters Track in Security

The Department of Computer Science at NC State University is pleased to announce the approval and launch of a Masters Track in Security in the Computer Science Graduate Program curriculum. Topics include both an overview of computer and network security, and a variety of more in-depth topics, including systems security, software security, privacy, and cryptography. The track can be customized to be more practice-oriented or theoretically-oriented based on the interests of the student. The curriculum is effective immediately. more

Department to Launch Alumni Hall of Fame

Marshall Brain & Dean Martin-Vega As part of our 50th Year Celebration in 2017, the NC State University Department of Computer Science (CSC) is delighted to announce the official establishment of a CSC Alumni Hall of Fame, with the inaugural class of honorees to be recognized at a special event next fall! According to Dr. Laurie Williams, interim department head, the department hopes to accomplish multiple goals with the launch. “We want this to 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!’” Nominations can be made online and are due by July 1st. The inaugural class of inductees will be announced and recognized at a special event to coincide with Homecoming activities in the fall. more

Becoming a Data Scientist: Profiling Cisco’s Data Science Certification Program

Super ePartner, Cisco Systems has taken a forward-thinking and flexible approach to both finding and retaining talent in the face of rapid advances in machine learning and big data hype. Cisco’s Data Science Certification Program, now in its 4th year, is helping develop big data skills in their employees in support of their digital transformation. And NC State Computer Science is playing a key role providing professor-led courses delivered live to students as part of certificate program! more

College of Engineering Improves Graduate Program Ranking

The College of Engineering at North Carolina State University has improved its standing in the US News & World Report ranking of graduate engineering programs, moving up to #25 overall and #13 among public engineering schools in the 2017 rankings released this month. “This is our highest ranking ever and is testimony to the tremendous commitment and effort made every day by our dedicated faculty, students and staff,” said Dr. Louis Martin-Vega, dean of the College. more

LexisNexis and NC State Open New User Experience Lab

New User Experience Lab Three years after moving into the old Red Hat building on NC State University's Centennial Campus, LexisNexis has teamed with NC State University to launch an initiative to improve how humans and technology interact. Computer Science students and faculty to benefit greatly from the new multi-disciplinary Experience Innovation Studio opened recently at LexisNexis' Centennial Campus facility. more

Schools of Excellence on Centennial Campus

Twenty-seven schools in Wake County have been recognized by the Magnet Schools of America National Merit Awards program (MSA). Of these, Wake STEM Early College High School and Centennial Middle School both received the award as one of the Schools of Excellence, as demonstrated by their commitment to high academic standards, curriculum innovation, successful desegregation and diversity efforts, and a consistent delivery of high quality educational services to all.

NC State Notches High Rank in Engineering

NC State appears prominently in the February 23, 2017 issue of Diverse Issues in Higher Education with two national rankings. In its “Top Producers of African-American Graduates,” the publication lists the top 100 producers of undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded to African-American students in business, education, engineering and social sciences. NC State ranked #6 nationally for bachelor’s degrees awarded to African-American students in engineering, and #21 nationally for master’s degrees awarded to African-American students. more

Catete Wins 2017 Equity for Women Award

Veronica CateteCongratulations to Veronica Catete, a PhD student in the NC State Computer Science Department, on recently receiving the 2017 Equity for Women Award in the student category during the Sisterhood Dinner on Monday, February 27 in the Talley Student Union. more

Function in Fine Form

At first glance, Hunt Library has no shortage of style. But a closer look at the building’s most eye-catching and celebrated features reveals meticulous planning and ongoing, forward-thinking development of the space. more

Departmental Gifts & Research

LexisNexis’ HPCC Systems has awarded $50,000 to Dr. Vince Freeh to support his teaching and research efforts on HPCC AWS Integration.

IBM has awarded an IBM 2017 Faculty Award valued at $40,000 to Dr. Ben Watson.

CSC Wolf Bytes

Congratulations to CSC alumna, user-experience engineer at Apple and Founder of INTech Foundation Inc., Khalia Braswell, who was recently noted as one of 10 incredible black women in computer science who are doing big things in the tech world! 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 Manager of Alumni Career Services, Anna Velleggia at



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