Computer Science eNewsletter

Vouk to Serve as Interim Research Chief

Dr. Mladen VoukComputer Science department head and cloud computing pioneer, Dr. Mladen Vouk will serve as interim vice chancellor for research, innovation and economic development while NC State seeks a permanent leader for the high-performing division. Vouk is a highly respect computer scientist and IEEE Fellow who has received both the IEEE Distinguished Service Award and Golden Core Award. A faculty member at NC State for more than 25 years, Vouk is head of the Department of Computer Science and associate vice provost for information technology. He takes the helm of the research office on Dec. 15. more

TIMA Technology is Core To Samsung’s State-of-the-art Knox Platform

Security technology developed by North Carolina State University computer science researchers, called TIMA, has been sub-licensed to Samsung through CellSentry Inc., an NC State start-up with support from the NC State Office of Technology Transfer. The TIMA technology, based on research that was led by Dr. Ahmed Azab and Professor Peng Ning from the Computer Science Department at NC State, is one of the core components and part of the innermost security layer of the Samsung Knox platform deployed in their mobile phones and tablets. more

Williams Named Acting Head of Computer Science Department

Dr. Laurie WilliamsThe NC State Computer Science Department is pleased to announce that Dr. Laurie Williams, professor of computer science and one of the foremost researchers in agile software development and in the security of healthcare IT applications, has been named Acting Department Head of the Computer Science Department. She will hold this position while current Department Head, Dr. Mladen Vouk, serves as interim Vice-chancellor for Research, Innovation and Economic Development at NC State. more

The 50 Most Innovative Computer Science Departments in the U.S.

NC State Computer Science is very proud to be listed as one of Computer Science Degree Hub's "50 most innovative college computer science departments in the U.S.!" more

CSC Fall 2014 Diploma Ceremony Set for December 17th

The NC State University Computer Science Department will hold its fall diploma ceremony on Wednesday, December 17th at 1:00 p.m. in the main sanctuary at Providence Baptist Church, located at 6339 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh (directions). We are honored to have Wayne Clark, technology icon with more than four decades of meaningful contributions to the fields of computer science and networking, serve as our keynote speaker. Approximately 215 graduates are expected to receive their degrees during the ceremony. Because of the large crowd we anticipate, seating in the main auditorium will be available on first-come, first-serve basis. Overflow seating with live video feed will be available in an adjacent room. Family and guests are advised to arrive early. more

Young Named an NC State University Faculty Scholar

Dr. Michael YoungCongratulations to Dr. R. Michael Young, professor of computer science in the NC State Computer Science Department, on being named a 2014-2015 University Faculty Scholar. The award recognizes top NC State early- and mid-career faculty who will receive $10,000 eachin donated funds for each of the next five years to support their academic endeavors. The recognition and reward program is part of the university’s strategic initiative to invest in and retain top faculty. more

Senior Design Center's "Posters & Pies" Planned for December 5th

The public is cordially invited to attend the NC State Department of Computer Science Senior Design Center "Posters & Pies" event on Friday, December 5, from 10:40 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Project presentations will be held 10:40 - 11:30 a.m. in the James B. Hunt Jr. Library Auditorium on NC State’s award-winning Centennial Campus. Posters and demonstrations will be displayed 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Hunt Library’s Duke Energy Hall. Lunch (pizzas and dessert pies) will be provided. The event is sponsored by the Computer Science Department’s Super ePartner, Boeing. If you plan to attend, please register online at by Tuesday, December 2, so that we may properly plan for refreshments. more

New Tech Aims to Improve Communication Between Dogs and Humans

North Carolina State University researchers, led by Dr. Dave Roberts, have developed a suite of technologies that can be used to enhance communication between dogs and humans, which has applications in everything from search and rescue to service dogs to training our pets. more

NC State’s Centennial Campus Named Top Economic Engine

Centennial CampusNC State's groundbreaking research park, a model for public-private partnerships for three decades, wins a top award for promoting innovation and economic prosperity. APLU, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, announced the four winners of its second-annual Innovation and Economic Prosperity University Awards, including – in addition to NC State – Georgia Tech, the University of Massachusetts Boston and the University of Houston. more

Unwavering Commitment!

Starting in 2010, our campus community joined forces to create “The Pathway to the Future: NC State’s 2011-2020 Strategic Plan.” Under the visionary leadership of Chancellor Randy Woodson, just three years on, we’re delivering on its goals. Together, we’re taking action to enhance student success, invest in faculty and staff, build powerful partnerships and foster a culture of constant improvement. Our momentum at NC State has never been stronger. Find out why > more

Departmental Gifts & Research

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

Bronto Software has donated $5,000 in support of the department’s Senior Design Center.

Heartland Payment Systems (parent company of ePartner Xpient) has donated $5,000 in support of the department’s Senior Design Center.

Perceptionicity Institute Corp has donated $5,000 in support of the department’s Senior Design Center.

InspectionXpert Corp has donated $3,750 in support of the department’s ePartners Program and Senior Design Center.

Duke Energy has donated $15,000 in support of the department’s ePartners Program, as part of a larger $200,000 gift to the NC State College of Engineering.

Sarah Ellis has donated $1,500 in support of the Jesse Fearrington Scholarship Fund Endowment.

Google has made two awards to CSC faculty this month totaling over $105,000. Dr. William Enck has been recognized with an unrestricted award of $47,500 to support his collaborative research with Dr. Tao Xie of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC), on “Enhancing Play Store Security and Privacy Hygiene with User Expectations.” In addition, Dr. Edward Gehringer has been awarded $57,620 to support his research proposal titled “Peer and Self-Review in Course Builder MOOCs.” more

CSC Wolf Bytes

Dr. Dave Roberts, grad student Sean Mealin and his faithful guide-dog Simba were in this news a lot this month...this time in a video piece by WRAL’s Lynda Loveland. 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