CSC eNewsletter - March 2022

Dr. James Lester One of Five Faculty to Win Holladay Medal

Dr. James LesterDistinguished Professor Dr. James Lester III is one of five NC State faculty members who received the 2022 Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence, the highest honor bestowed by NC State and the university’s Board of Trustees. Read More »

Senior Design Center's Posters & Pies Planned for April 27th

Please join us as the NC State Computer Science Senior Design Center students showcase their work during our annual “Posters & Pies” event on Wednesday, April 27th in the McKimmon Center. Each of our 39 Spring 2022 Senior Design teams will proudly show off project demonstrations and poster displays. Dessert pies, snacks and drinks will be served. The event is sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of NC, as well as the Computer Science ePartners Program and the NC State Engineering Foundation. Read More »

Reaves Receives NSF CAREER Award

Dr. Bradley Reaves

Congratulations to Dr. Bradley Reaves on receiving an NSF CAREER Award, one of the highest honors given by NSF to young faculty members in science and engineering. Reaves becomes the department’s 35th CAREER Award winner. Read More »

Lester Honored with Outstanding Research Award, induction into Research Leadership Academy

Dr. James Lester III, Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science, was one six engineering faculty members who received the university’s top award for research and mentorship this year. The Outstanding Research Award honors those who show excellence in the creation of new knowledge, concepts, methodologies or understandings; who commit to mentoring their fellow NC State faculty; and who serve the NC State research community. These six Outstanding Research Award winners, as well as four previous award winners, will be inducted into the university’s Research Leadership Academy, which consists of excellent faculty members in diverse fields who enhance NC State’s research culture. Read More »

Xipeng Shen: Then and Now / 2011 Early Career Award Winner

The Early Career Research Program provides financial support that is foundational to early career investigators, enabling them to define and direct independent research in areas important to DOE missions. The development of outstanding scientists and research leaders is of paramount importance to the Department of Energy Office of Science. By investing in the next generation of researchers, the Office of Science champions lifelong careers in discovery science. Dr. Xipeng Shen, Professor of Computer Science at NC State University, shares how his 2011 Early Career Award has impacted his research. Read More »

New Study Reveals Why Facebook Ads Can Miss Target

Slawomir ChylekNew research, led by Dr. Anupam Das, assistant professor of computer science at NC State University offers insight into why Facebook’s targeted advertising can sometimes be more like a wild pitch, despite having interest profiles for users based on each user’s activities. Read More »

European Cybersecurity Company Picks NC State’s Centennial Campus for Expansion

Spotit, a Belgium-based company that offers a portfolio of cybersecurity technologies and services, has selected Raleigh for its first U.S. location and has opened an office on NC State’s Centennial Campus. Spotit chose Centennial Campus because of the unique mix of industry, academia and government sectors working together to solve challenges. The company aims to tap into NC State’s globally recognized expertise in cybersecurity, with plans to join the university’s Secure Computing Institute and the Computer Science Department’s ePartners Program. Read More »

LIVE@Lake Raleigh 2022

Mark your calendars for LIVE@Lake Raleigh 2022. Located on the shores of Lake Raleigh on Centennial Campus, our free Thursday evening concert series returns this spring for its 3rd season. Concerts will take place April 7 & 21 and May 5 & 19. Food trucks open at 5P and concerts begin at 6P! For more info about this family-friendly event, please Read More »

Pendo Unveils New Downtown HQ

Pendo HQePartner, Pendo, moved into their new downtown headquarters, and it looks awesome. The new office includes an on-site coffee shop - courtesy of a partnership with 321 Coffee and its neuro-diverse workforce - that’s free for employees. The 120,000+ square feet include a hidden speakeasy bar, a multi-level pink staircase, a pizza oven, six beer taps, a wine bar, and an open-concept feel that allows all employees to enjoy the view of the city. Read More »

2022 CSC Alumni Hall of Fame Nominations Being Accepted

The NC State CSC Alumni Hall of Fame was established to celebrate and recognize the exemplary contributions our outstanding graduates have made to their profession, their community, and to the world at large. Award winners will 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!” With well more than 10,000 CSC alumni, only a select number will be chosen for recognition in our Hall of Fame, making this a truly exceptional and noteworthy honor. Nominees (living or deceased) should have demonstrated exceptional professional, entrepreneurial and/or service achievements in their selected careers. The deadline for consideration for the Fall 2022 class of inductees is July 1st. Read More »

Select Departmental Gifts & Support

Cengage has donated $10,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program and the Senior Design Center.

Centene has donated $5,150 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

Secmation has donated $1,250 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

John Deere has donated $1,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program as part of a larger donation to the college.

Pendo has donated $12,500 to the department in sponsorship of a spring Cybersecurity Practicum.

IBM has donated $1,000 to the department in support of the Computer Science Enhancement Endowment as part of a larger donation to the college.

Siemens Healthineers has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the Senior Design Center.

Bandwidth has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the Senior Design Center.

The Duke Energy Foundation has donated $2,500 to the Computer Science Enhancement Endowment Income fund.

Cirrus Logic has donated $10,752 to the department to support the Cirrus Logic Scholarship for Diverse Leaders in Computer Science.

Thank you to all our alumni, friends, students, faculty & staff who donated to the 2022 NC State 'Day of Giving'! CSC received 82 gifts totaling a record $34,520! Your generous support will help us continue to produce the innovation and talent that is transforming how we live, work and play!.

CSC Wolf Bytes

The CSC family is growing in so many ways. First, we have two faculty welcoming family additions. We congratulate Dr. Ruozhou Yu and his wife on the birth of a beautiful baby girl! And we congratulate Dr. Ignacio Domínguez and his wife on the birth of a beautiful baby boy!

Please join us in welcoming Tim Andrews to our IT team, where he will serve as a Linux Administrator. Tim comes from the private sector (Rubrik Inc and Varonis Systems), where he worked as a Senior Technical Support Engineer.

Also join us in welcoming back to the department Wendy Shearon, who will be rejoining our Research Administration team as a post award administrator. Wendy most recently worked in the CALS Business Office here at NC State, and previously she worked in the Precision Engineering Research Center.

We bid a fond farewell to Marcus Bullett, on our Finance team, as he is leaving us on April 4th for a new position at UNC-CH. Best wishes to Marcus in his new role.

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

Follow the Department on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram 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, Instagram 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



This eNewsletter is sponsored for the 2021-22 academic year by the ePartner Program