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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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November 25 , 2008

College of Engineering at NC State Names Outstanding Alumni

Photo of JohnsonBobby Ray Johnson Jr. of San Jose, Calif., co-founder and chief executive of Foundry Networks, is recognized by the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University as one its three Distinguished Engineering Alumnus award winners for 2008. more

Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Executive Speakers Series Spring Speakers Announced

Thanks to the continued support of Super ePartner, Fidelity Investments, the Department of Computer Science at NC State University is very pleased to announce a dynamic and exciting slate of speakers during the Spring 2009 semester for the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Executive Speakers Series. more

Carol Miller to Retire; Alum Issues Endowment Challenge

Photo of Carol MillerAfter 24 years of distinguished service as a lecturer at NC State University’s Department of Computer Science, Carol Miller has announced her intentions to retire at the end of the 2008-2009 academic year. And alumnus, Jay Strickland has made a “challenge” pledge to establish an endowment in her honor. more

Numbers Game: NC State Research Gives New Look to Election Statistics

Political devotees have a new way to dissect election statistics, thanks to Dr. Christopher Healey, associate professor of computer science at NC State University. His political graphics go far beyond those offered by the major news outlets. more

Computer Science Ph.D. Graduates Sweep CoE Dissertation Awards

Congratulations to recent computer science doctoral graduates, Drs. Claris Castillo and Nirmit Desai, who won both College of Engineering Graduate School Dissertation awards, sponsored by NC State and selected by a panel of University-distinguished graduate professors. more

Singh Honored as IEEE Fellow

Photo of SinghFor the past 13 years, Dr. Munindar P. Singh, professor of computer science at NC State University, has worked to uncover the mysteries of how machines talk to each other. Now, he is being honored for his body of work by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, which recently voted to make him an IEEE Fellow. He becomes the department's 3rd IEEE Fellow. more

Student Teams Compete at ACM Mid-Atlantic Programming Contest

Congratulations to our two student teams for their strong showing at the Mid-Atlantic Regionals of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. more

A Whole Lotta Turkey

Would you eat less turkey and turn aside the cranberry sauce if I told you that practically nothing you learned about the Thanksgiving holiday is true? That's right, check out any of the growing number of Thanksgiving myth-buster Web sites and you'll find that most of our cherished Thanksgiving Day traditions are rooted in the 19th – not the 17th – century. more

Student Game Selected as Finalist in I/ITSEC Serious Game Challenge

 Congratulations to Joe France (senior, CSC), Jess Frucht (senior, ID), Ryan Gerleve (alum, CSC), Rhys Harwell (alum, ID), Matt Klawiter (Ph.D., CSC), Amanda Macik (alum, CSC) and Thomas Silloway (alum, CSC), whose collaborative game project has been selected as a finalist in the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference’s (I/ITSEC) Serious Game Challenge to be held in early December in Orlando, FL. more

Departmental Research Grants, Gifts, and Support

SAS Institute has officially renewed its Super ePartners support for the department donating $25,000 in support of the department, including multiple Senior Design Center projects and several ePartners related programs and initiatives.

Thomson Reuters has donated $7,500 in support of the department, the Senior Design Center and the ePartners Program.

Alumnus, Tony Brown and his wife, Kathryn, have donated $2,500 to the department. Their generous gift will be used by the department to make early cash awards to students for new scholarship endowments, such as the 40th Year Scholarship Endowment, which have been adversely impacted by recent market fluctuations.

The Vanguard Group has donated $2,500 in support of the department, the ePartners Program, and the Women in Computer Science student organization.

Werum Software has donated $2,000 in support of the department and the ePartners Program.

Intel Corp has donated $1,000 in support of the department and the

CSC Faculty / Staff News

Dr. Annie Antón, professor of computer science, has been appointed co-Vice Chair of the ACM U.S. Public Policy Committee (USACM). She has also been named a member of the Future of Privacy Forum Advisory Board. more

Theorems by Women Math Calendar imageThe work of Dr. Carla Savage, professor of computer science at NC State University, will be featured in the 2009 “12 Theorems by Women Mathematicians” Calendar. more

The department welcomes Tammy Coates to the role of administrative support specialist for the external relations function. She replaces Fay Ward, who has been supporting us in a temporary part-time capacity after retiring in 2005 with over 20 years of service in the UNC system.

Congratulations to Carol Allen on achieving 30 years of service with NC State University.

Condolences to Theresa-Marie Rhyne and her family on the recent passing of her father, Dr. Jimmie Lee Rhyne.

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