CSC eNewsletter - November 2018

Department Honors 2018 Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees

Mark WyattIn conjunction with NC State’s ‘Red & White’ Homecoming Celebration, the NC State Computer Science Alumni Hall of Fame officially inducted 10 new members during a special ceremony held at the Park Alumni Center on Friday, November 2nd. The event was attended by more than 70 faculty, staff, award winners and their family and special guests. The CSC Alumni Hall of Fame was established to celebrate and recognize the exemplary contributions our outstanding graduates have made to their profession, their community, and to the world at large. 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 Friday, December 7th, from 5:30-8P. Each student team will give a brief presentation 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 IEI Duke Energy Hall. more

Alumna Suzanne Gordon Recognized as a College of Engineering DEA

CSC Alumna Suzanne Gordon among DEA winnersAlumna Suzanne Gordon was among four honorees recognized by the NC State College of Engineering with the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus (DEA) Award during a special ceremony on October 31st. Under the leadership of the late Dean Ralph Fadum, the DEA Award was established by the faculty of the College of Engineering at NC State in 1966 to honor engineering graduates who have been recognized for outstanding achievements in a variety of categories. Gordon is the department's 4th DEA winner. more

ePartners Among TBJ's Fast 50

Congratulations to ePartners, Prometheus Group (#6) and Pendo (#25), for being listed among the Triangle Business Journal’s “Fast 50”, recognizing the Triangle’s fastest growing private companies in 2018.

Fall/Winter 2018 NC State Engineering Magazine

The NSF FREEDM Systems Center marks 10 years of innovation on how we use electricity, NC State University named first university-based IBM Q Hub in North America, the progress of Fitts-Woolard Hall and the generosity of our alumni, and more can be found in the Fall 2018 NC State Engineering magazine. more

Shen Named Distinguished Member of the ACM

Dr. Xipeng ShenCongratulations to Dr. Xipeng Shen, professor of computer science in the NC State Computer Science Department, on being named a 2018 Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The ACM Distinguished Member program recognizes up to 10 percent of ACM worldwide membership based on professional experience as well as significant achievements in the computing field. more

$28M Gift Names NC State’s Wilson College of Textiles

NC State has received a $28 million naming gift benefiting its College of Textiles, based on Centennial Campus. The Wilson family's support will be channeled toward student scholarships and fellowships, faculty funding and cutting-edge equipment. Textiles becomes the second named college at NC State along with Poole College of Management, which was designated as such in 2010 following a gift from Lonnie and Carol Poole. [Editor’s Note: Anyone interested in exploring naming opportunities for the College of Engineering, the Department of Computer Science, or physical spaces within Engineering Building 2 should contact Ken Tate @ or 919-513-4292.] more

THINK: The Digital Magazine for Alumni & Friends of the Graduate School

The NC State University Graduate School recently launched their digital Think Magazine, which includes a feature story on CSC alumna, Dr. Veronica Catete. more

Fall Diploma Ceremony Set for December 19th in Reynolds Coliseum

Will PaganGraduates and their families and friends are invited to join us for this special event on Wednesday, December 19th at 7P to be held in William Neal Reynolds Coliseum on the campus of NC State University, as we will confer approximately 200 degrees. Multi-award-winning patent attorney, William G. Pagán (M.S. CSC 2003), will be our special guest speaker. For the benefit of relatives and friends who may not be able to attend the event in person, the event will be available online via live video streaming at more

NC State Ranks No. 11 Nationwide for Undergraduate Entrepreneurship

NC State has been ranked by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine as a “Top Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies for 2019,” coming in at No. 11 on the list and ranking as the top school in the state of North Carolina. more

Departmental Gifts & Research

KPIT has donated $25,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program and the Senior Design Center.

NetApp has donated $25,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program and the Senior Design Center.

Citrix has donated $10,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

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

Pendo has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the Senior Design Center.

Principled Technologies has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the Senior Design Center.

Siemens Healthineers has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the Senior Design Center.

Republic Wireless has donated $2,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

Dr. Munindar Singh has been awarded a 2018 IBM Shared University Research Award for $75,000 by IBM.

Dr. Donald Bitzer and his wife, Maryann, have donated $8,000 to support the Engineering Oval Project, the Bitzer Creativity Award Endowment, and the Bitzer Undergraduate Research Endowment.

Alum David Perkins (BS '77) has donated $1,000 to the KC Tai Memorial Endowment.

Drs. Kemafor Anyanwu Ogan and Alessandra Scafuro have been granted $433,937 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their multi-disciplinary project that seeks to develop a platform-SmartChainDB for supporting Smart Marketplaces in trustless environments. more

Dr. Christopher Parnin has been awarded $345,875 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his research proposal entitled “DockerizeME: Automatic Inference and Repair of Computing Environments.” more

CSC Wolf Bytes

It is with very mixed emotions that we announce the departure of Kyle Kremer, our Director of Development, who will be leaving us on November 9th. Kyle is returning home to Ohio, where he will start his new role as Director of Development at the University of Cincinnati, and we wish him the very best in his new role. We hope to have his replacement on board by January, but if you have a year-end giving question or need, please contact Ken Tate ( / 919-513-4292).

Congratulations to alumna, Dr. Bushra Anjum, who was recently selected as a senior editor for ACM Ubiquity, ACM's web-based magazine focused on the future of computing and those who are creating it. She is launching a new initiative called "Innovation Leaders", a series focused on young leadership defining the future of computing, in terms of technical ideas, ethical considerations, and minimizing negative impacts. She is eager to promote success stories featuring NC State alumni, so if you are interested in being interviewed as an innovation leader, contact her via Twitter @DrBushraAnjum.

Congratulations to CSC alumna, Dr. Nicki Washington, on the release of her new book Unapologetically Dope: Lessons for Black Women and Girls on Surviving and Thriving in the Tech Field. more

Congratulations to CSC alum and 2018 Hall of Fame inductee Nate Johnson, part of a team that has won an national Emmy for their StormRanger trucks. The new mobile radar technology allows NBC’s Owned Television Stations to take the radar to the storm, resulting in more up-to-date and higher resolution pictures and improving local weather forecasting and reporting. more

Congratulations to CSC alum, Tommy Vitolo who has been elected as the state representative from Brookline, Massachusetts. He will be sworn in to the Massachusetts House of Representatives on January 2, 2019, succeeding retiring Representative Frank Smizik in the 15th Norfolk District.

Congratulations to SAB member and NC State alumna, Tracy Doaks, Deputy State Chief Information Officer and Chief Services Officer, who was recently named Public Sector CIO of the Year by NC TECH. 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



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