Computer Science eNewsletter

Vail Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Alex VailCongratulations to Alexandria Vail, an NC State student double majoring in computer science and mathematics, and double minoring in physics and cognitive science, on receiving a 2015 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship valued at more than $138,000. This fall she will enter the NC State computer science PhD program to study natural language processing. She has been working in the LearnDialogue lab with her advisor, Dr. Kristy Boyer. more

Four from the College of Engineering Win Outstanding Senior Awards

The College of Engineering at North Carolina State University presented the 2015 Outstanding Senior Awards to four exceptional students chosen from multiple nominees in the categories of Leadership, Citizenship and Service, Scholarly Achievement and Humanities. Congratulations to CSC's Katie Wassell on being named the recipient of the College of Engineering’s Outstanding Senior Award for Humanities! more

CSC Department Honors Graduates During Spring Diploma Ceremony

Spring 2015 CSC GraduatesNearly 250 undergraduates and graduates, a department record, celebrated their graduation during the Computer Science Department’s Spring Diploma Ceremony held Friday, May 8 at Hope Community Church in Cary. This graduating class included16 Valedictorians (perfect 4.0 GPA), an Eagle Scout (Bejamin Lane); an Ironman Race participant (Wiliam Jamar); and entrepreneurs such as Bryce Pilcher (creator of "yomnom!") and Cory Scheviak (creator of "Pan-oplay", a website aimed at promoting indipendent music artists). Jeff Crume, IBM Distinguished Engineer and IT Security Architect, served as the guest speaker. more

The Graduate School Celebrates Student Success

As the school year ended, the Graduate School recognized more than 100 graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who participation in the Preparing Future Leaders (PFL) professional development programs and the Thesis and Dissertation Support Services (TDSS) programs, including CSC's Ignacio Domínguez. more

College of Engineering Gives 2015 Awards for Excellence

CSC’s Tenille Naumann and Carlos Benavente were among eleven outstanding employees nominated for the College of Engineering’s annual Awards of Excellence. Congratulations to Benavente for being selected as one of the college’s three winners, who will represent the college in the university-wide Awards for Excellence recognition. more

Mushi Receives Faculty for the Future Fellowship

Magreth MushiCongratulations to Magreth Mushi, a PhD student in the NC State Computer Science Department, on receiving a Schlumberger Foundation 2015-2016 Faculty for the Future Fellowship. These fellowships, valued at approximately $50,000 for PhD students, support women scientists and engineers from the developing world to pursue PhD and postgraduate studies at leading universities worldwide. more

Mueller Receives Humboldt Research Award

Congratulations to Dr. Frank Mueller, professor of computer science at NC State, on receiving a prestigious Humboldt Research Award for a one-year research visit in Germany that began in July 2014. The award was presented at an award ceremony on March 27, 2015, by the president of the Humboldt Foundation, Prof. Dr. Schwarz. more

Talley Turns Heads

If the commencement weekend traffic was any indication, the rebuilt Talley Student Union will become the hoped-for heart and soul of NC State’s campus for students, staff, faculty and visitors. Most of Phase II of the $120 million Talley Student Union renovation is now complete, but the finishing touches will continue through the summer. more

Think And Do Leaders

Anya RaspopovicEmployers today are looking for more than a degree; they’re seeking rounded recruits who are ready to work. That’s why NC State gives students every opportunity to succeed, from undergraduate research and industry internships to service learning and ongoing career development. CSC Student Ambassador and graduating senior, Anya Raspopovic, was one of six NC State students profiled as ‘Leaders in their Fields’. more

Pullen Road Extension Approved

The trip from NC State’s traditional campus to Centennial Campus will soon be much shorter and, potentially, much safer for cyclists and pedestrians. Fifty years after they were first drawn up, plans to extend NC State’s eastern boundary, Pullen Road, to connect Centennial Campus were approved earlier this week by the Raleigh City Council. The road separates main campus from Pullen Park and currently dead ends into a difficult and often crowded intersection at Western Boulevard. more

Departmental Gifts & Research

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

Cisco Systems has donated $2,500 in sponsorship of the LCPC 2015: International Workshop on Languages and Compilers for Parallel Computing conference.

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

Dr. Xipeng Shen has been selected to receive a Google Faculty Research Award of $58,110 to support his research proposal titled “PORPLE: Enabling Portable Optimizations of Data Placement on Memory”. more

Dr. Tim Menzies has been awarded $28,500 by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory via NASA for providing support in developing cost estimating models for the NASA software CER development task. more

CSC Wolf Bytes

Congratulations to CSC alum, Josh Christie, vice president of engineering at ChannelAdvisor, has been recognized by the Triangle Business Journal as a 2015 “40 Under 40” Leadership Award winner. The 40 Under 40 Leadership Awards recognize outstanding professionals under the age of 40 for their contributions to their organizations and to the community. 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