Computer Science eNewsletter

Dutta Named Distinguished Engineer of the ACM

Dr. Rudra DuttaCongratulations to Dr. Rudra Dutta, professor of computer science in the NC State Computer Science Department, on being named a 2016 Distinguished Engineer of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Dutta is only the third professor in the NC State Computer Science Department to reach this level of recognition. He joins Drs. Frank Mueller and Laurie Williams as Distinguished Members of the ACM. more

Spring 2017 Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Speakers Announced

The Computer Science Department at NC State University cordially invites you to attend our Spring 2017 Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series, as the series completes its 10th year! The Spring 2017 line-up of speakers includes Kimberly Calhoun (CEO & Founder, Guardianator), Jillian Munro (SVP Enterprise Cybersecurity, Fidelity Investments), and Dr. Peter Wurman (VP of Engineering, Cogitai). Talks are free and open to the public. more

Whittenburg to Speak at Fall Diploma Ceremony in Reynolds Coliseum

Dereck WhittenburgThe NC State University Computer Science Department will hold its Fall Diploma Ceremony on Thursday, December 15th at 1:00 p.m. in the newly renovated William Neal Reynolds Coliseum on the campus of NC State University, located at 2411 Dunn Avenue, Raleigh. We are honored to have Dereck Whittenburg, Associate Athletic Director for Community Relations and Student Support at and basketball icon at NC State University, serve as our keynote speaker. more

Shashidharan Wins ACM Student Research Competition at ACM SIGSPATIAL

Congratulations to Ashwin Shashidharan, a PhD student in the NC State Computer Science Department, who recently won the first Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)’s Student Research Competition (SRC) held at the 24th International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM SIGSPATIAL) in San Francisco, CA. more

NC State Undergrads PRIME for Learning with Intelligent Tutoring Systems

Computing is a fundamental aspect of all STEM disciplines and a required component of most STEM undergraduate curricula. For many degrees in science and engineering, computing is the backbone of the program. Because so many students must take computing courses and use these skills for future careers, it is crucial that students have a firm grasp of the material. A new project lead by Dr. James Lester will focus on the creation of the Personalized Real-time Intelligent Mentoring Environment (PRIME) intelligent tutoring system. more

Computer Science Kicks Off New Career Development Events

Leslie Rand-PickettIt’s no secret that a career in computer science offers an abundance of job opportunities in nearly every industry. However, the large amount of prospects can be overwhelming. To help students navigate the job/internship search, NC State launched the new Computer Science Corporate & Career Services program. Spearheading the program is Leslie Rand-Pickett, Director of Graduate Career Services, whose focus is on supporting the career development of the over 700 graduate students in Computer Science. more

Senior Design Center's "Posters & Pies" Planned for December 7th

Please join us for the NC State Department of Computer Science Senior Design Center "Posters & Pies" event on Wednesday, December 7th, from 10:40 a.m.-1:00 p.m. A total of 17 student teams will give brief presentations of their Senior Design project in the James B. Hunt Jr. Library Auditorium on NC State’s award-winning Centennial Campus. After the presentations, pizza and dessert pies will be served, and you can enjoy project demonstrations and poster displays in the Hunt Library Duke Energy Hall. more

Name the bookBot

Want to support the Hunt Library, have a little fun and perhaps win some cool prizes? The library is holding a "Name the bookBot” contest and hopes to raise $50,000 to support technologies, collections, spaces and services. more

Pay It Forward: Deconstructed

Jeremy ParkThe phrase “pay it forward” gets tossed around a lot in the Goodnight Scholars Program. CSC student & Goodnight Scholar, Jeremy Park ’20 breaks down this popular expression in his first-year scholar blog debut. more

Outfitting the Future

Wearable technology is about more than smartwatches or counting steps. Across NC State, researchers are using it to solve problems — monitoring heart rate and environmental dangers, powering electronic devices, delivering medications, building better prosthetics and improving safety! more

Departmental Gifts & Research

SAS has donated $25,000 in support of the ePartners Program and Sr. Design Center.

NetApp has donated $15,000 in support of the ePartners Program and Sr. Design Center.

Allscripts has donated $10,000 in support of the ePartners Program.

VMware AirWatch has donated $5,000 in support of the ePartners Program.

Juniper Networks has donated $5,000 in support of the ePartners Program.

Triangle Strategy Group has donated $5,000 in support of the Sr. Design Center.

CSC alum, David Perkins, has donated $5,000 to the KC Tai Memorial Endowment fund.

CSC Wolf Bytes

Our deepest condolences go out to CSC professor, Dr. Carla Savage and her family on the passing this month of her husband and our ECE colleague, Dr. Griff Bilbro.

The department welcomes Marcus Bullett, our new Assistant Financial Manager. Marcus comes to us with 13 years of higher education experience from UNC-CH.

Dr. Rada Chirkova is general co-chair of the 2017 ACM SIGMOD/PODS Conference to be held here in Raleigh next May. 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 Manager of Alumni Career Services, Anna Velleggia at