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Below is department related news, gathered from a variety of sources across campus, provided monthly for alumni, students, and friends of the Department of Computer Science at NC State University.

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May 29, 2009

Williams Receives Inaugural ACM SIGSOFT Influential Educator Award

Dr. Laurie Williams, associate professor of computer science at NC State University, (shown with William Griswold, chair of ACM SIGSOFT) has been selected as the winner of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) 2009 SIGSOFT Influential Educator Award. This is the first year the award has been given. more

Bouterse Wins 2009 IBM PhD Fellowship Award

Brian Bouterse, computer science graduate student at NC State University, has been awarded a prestigious 2009 IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award. Award recipients are selected based on their overall potential for research excellence, the degree to which their technical interests align with those of IBM, and their progress to-date, as evidenced by publications and endorsements from their faculty advisor and department head. more

New Tool Helps Researchers Identify DNA Patterns of Cancer, Genetic Disorders

A new tool developed by NC State computer science graduate student, David Cox, will help researchers identify the minute changes in DNA patterns that lead to cancer, Huntington's disease and a host of other genetic disorders. more

Doucette Unanimously Elected to Second Term

T. Greg Doucette, a 2009 computer science graduate at NC State University, has been elected unanimously to a second term as president of the UNC-system Association of Student Governments (ASG). This is the first time in the association’s 37-year history that all 17 UNC institutions cast ballots for the same candidate. more

Department Confers 138 Degrees During Spring Diploma Ceremony

The NC State Department of Computer Science conferred 138 degrees during the Spring Diploma Ceremony on May 9, 2009, including eight PhDs, 67 MS degrees, and 63 BS degrees, expanding the department’s alumni base to well over 5,800. NC State Computer Science graduate Rudy Puryear, leader of Bain & Company’s Global IT Practice and a Bain partner in Chicago, delivered the keynote address. more

New SAS Hall Dedicated

At a dedication celebration attended by more than 300 faculty, students, friends and alumni, Chancellor James L. Oblinger announced that the university's newly completed mathematics and statistics building would be named SAS Hall in honor of the founders of the Cary-based software company. more

Bolt Hits Belltower

Lightning struck the Belltower, knocking a capstone loose recently. Repairs were completed to the campus landmark prior to the Spring Commencement. more

U.S. News Survey Lists NC State Engineering Online as Largest Public Online Engineering Graduate Program

The Engineering Online program at North Carolina State University is the largest public distance-education engineering graduate program in the nation, according to a new survey published by U.S. News & World Report. more

Departmental Research Grants, Gifts, and Support

Cisco Systems has donated $25,000 to the department renewing its Super ePartner support for the 2009-10 academic year.

Google has donated $25,000 to support the research of Dr. Frank Mueller on Teaching Embedded Systems with Android/the Google G1 Phone. more

Thanks to the growing number of alumni and friends who continue to make one time and multi-year contributions to help establish the Carol Miller Student Leadership Endowment to honor long-time lecturer Carol Miller who plans to retire at the end of the 2008-09 academic year. Alumnus Jay Strickland has made a very generous matching gift pledge, committing to match all other alumni contributions up to $25,000 to help establish the endowment. Total pledges to the endowment now approach $35,000 and actual gifts total almost $12,000 to date. more

CSC Faculty / Staff News

Congratulations to Dr. George Ruskas, professor of computer science, and his wife Maggie on the birth of their son, Alexanderr.

The faculty and staff of the Department of Computer Science at NC State University wish to extend our deepest gratitude and appreciation to the following individuals who are retiring, or entering phased retirement this academic year: Dr. Thomas L. Honeycutt, associate professor, and Mrs. Carol Miller, lecturer. more

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