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Researchers ID Ways to Exploit ‘Cloud Browsers’ for Large-Scale, Anonymous Computing

Photo of Dr. William EnckJust how secure are web-based “cloud browser” services? Led by Dr. William Enck, researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Oregon have found a way to exploit cloud-based Web browsers, using them to perform large-scale computing tasks anonymously. The finding has potential ramifications for the security of “cloud browser” services. more

NC State Takes On UNC in “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” NVIDIA Competition

The highly anticipated new video game Call of Duty: Black Ops II launched recently. And on December 6, NC State and UNC will renew its rivalry – this time on a PC video game platform! NC State has won the vote for home field advantage, so come out at 7 PM to the Talley Student Center Ballroom to cheer our team on to victory! more

Savage Named to Inaugural Class of AMS Fellows

Photo of Dr. Carla SavageCongratulations to Dr. Carla D. Savage, professor of computer science in the NC State Computer Science Department, on being named to the inaugural class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). She joins mathematical scientists from around the world who have been named Fellows for 2013, the program’s initial year. This inaugural class of 1,119 Fellows represents over 600 institutions. more

Researchers Find Way to Boost WiFi Performance

Researchers at NC State including Ph.D. students Arpit Gupta and Jeongki Min, as well as Dr. Injong Rhee, have developed a new software program called “WiFox” that can improve WiFi performance in highly-populated spaces by up to 700%. more

Alum Pushing the Envelope of Online Education

After studying computer science at NC State, entrepreneur, Strategic Advisory Board member and cloud computing expert Troy Tolle enjoys the ability to innovate and create something that never existed. more

Fall Diploma Ceremony Planned for 2 p.m. on December 14th

Photo of LTC Tanya MarkowThe NC State University Computer Science Department will hold its fall diploma ceremony on Friday, December 14th at 2:00 p.m. in the main sanctuary at Providence Baptist Church, located at 6339 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh. We are honored to have alumna U.S Army Lieutenant Colonel Tanya Markow (M.S. CSC 2004), serve as our keynote speaker. Approximately 170 graduates are expected to receive their degrees during the ceremony. more

Researchers ID ‘Smishing’ Vulnerability in Android

Mobile security researchers led by Dr. Xuxian Jiang, have identified a new vulnerability in popular Android platforms including Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean. The vulnerability has been confirmed by Google, and will be addressed in a future Android release. Android users are advised to be cautious when downloading and installing apps (particularly from unknown sources). more

Ahead in the Clouds

How NC State launched the cloud computing revolution, improved educational opportunity and eased the pressure on school budgets. more

Up, Up & Away!

Photo of Dr. Robert FornaroAfter 42 years as a professor, program director and a key linchpin in the development of the North Carolina State University computer science curriculum, Dr. Robert J. Fornaro has been looking for a reason to fly more often. He will surely get that chance as he recently announced his intention to enter phased-retirement. more

Homecoming with the College of Engineering

College alumni celebrated 125 years of engineering at NC State on Nov. 2, enjoying department reunions, quizzing faculty on new research, and touring Centennial Campus during the College’s inaugural Homecoming event. more

Departmental Gifts & Research

The Boeing Company has donated $12,500 to the department to support of the ePartners Program and the Sr. Design Center.

Hewlett Packard has donated 3 NVIDIA M2070 GPUs (valued at $3,600) and NVIDIA has donated a 1 GTX 680 card (valued at $470) to the department for use by Dr. Frank Mueller in support of his research and teaching efforts on parallel computing.

Mr. & Mrs. Tony Brown have donated $10,000 to the department to support multiple entrepreneurial focused Sr. Design Center student projects.

Vanguard has donated $5,000 to the department to support of the ePartners Program.

Bronto Software has donated $5,000 to the department to support of the Sr. Design Center.

Northrop Grumman has donated $3,750 to the department in support of student projects.

Blackbaud has donated $2,500 to the department to support of the Women in Computer Science student organization and the ePartners Program

CSC Wolf Bytes

Five members of our CSC faculty have been selected to receive 2012 IBM Faculty Awards totaling over $126,000. Award winners include Drs. Rada Chirkova, Vince Freeh, Christopher Healey, Mladen Vouk and Laurie Williams. more

Congratulations to Dr. Rudra Dutta for having his book entitled Designing for Network and Service Continuity in Wireless Mesh Networks, published by Springer. The book is co-authored by Dutta’s former student, Parth H. Pathak, and was entirely written while Pathak was still a Ph.D. student at NC State. more

Dr. Rada Chirkova has been named a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). more

Dr. Tao Xie has been elevated to Senior Member grade of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and named a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). more

The intern experience of Fei Meng, a CSC Ph.D. student at NC State, is featured in this VMware blog post.

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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. Experienced alumni looking for career assistance are encouraged to take advantage of NC State's Alumni Career Service.