CSC eNewsletter - November 2020

Department Icon, Douglas Reeves to Retire After Three Decades of Service

Dr. Doug ReevesDr. Douglas Reeves, Associate Dean and Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering, has announced his retirement at the end of the year.. Since joining the department in 1987, Reeves solidified his position as a department icon, where he is known not only for his brilliant research in the areas of architecture and operating systems, cybersecurity, and networking, but for his approachability as a professor and his leadership within the department during a period of tremendous growth and change. Read More »

Department Honors Two Alumni ‘Rising Stars’

The NC State Department of Computer Science proudly announces the selection of Angie Jones and Ravi MuthuKrishnan as ‘Rising Stars’ for 2020. The CSC Alumni ‘Rising Star’ Award (previously known as the CSC Outstanding Young Alumni Award) was established in 2017, as part of the department’s 50th Year Celebrations, to celebrate and recognize the exemplary contributions our outstanding graduates have made to their profession, their community, and the world at large. In particular, the ‘Rising Star’ Award recognizes alumni within 10 years of graduation, an honor reserved to recognize alumni for early stage career accomplishments. Read More »

Virtual 2020 Diploma Ceremony Set for December 3rd

CSC Graduate

Join us on December 3rd as we virtually celebrate ALL of our 2020 graduates! The ceremony will be online at 1 p.m., and CSC alumnus and CSC Alumni Hall of Fame inductee, Dr. Nachi Nagappan, a Partner Researcher at Microsoft Research, will deliver the keynote address. Read More »

Enck’s Paper Wins 2020 SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award

Congratulations to Dr. William Enck, associate professor in the NC State Computer Science Department, along with fellow researchers Peter Gilbert (Oasis Labs), Byung-Gon Chun (Seoul National University), Landon P. Cox (Microsoft Research), Jaeyeon Jung (Samsung), Patrick McDaniel (The Pennsylvania State University), and Anmol N. Sheth (A9), for winning the 2020 ACM Special Interest Group in Operating Systems (SIGOPS) Hall of Fame Award. The SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award was instituted in 2005 to recognize the most influential Operating Systems papers that were published at least ten years in the past. Read More »

Rouskas and Enck Named October 2020 Carla Savage Award Winners

Congratulations to Dr. George Rouskas, professor and Director of Graduate Programs, and Dr. William Enck, associate professor, in the NC State Computer Science Department, on being named the October 2020 winners of “The Carla Savage Awards.” The Carla Savage Awards were created by representatives in the Computer Science Department to recognize outstanding achievement and special people within the department, in the spirit of the incomparable department icon Dr. Carla Savage. Read More »

Five Alumni Inducted into the CSC Alumni Hall of Fame

CSC Hall of FameThe NC State Department of Computer Science proudly announces the induction of five outstanding new members into the NC State Computer Science Alumni Hall of Fame. Inductees include Dr. Kevin Clark, Loren Harrell, Dr. Nachi Nagappan, Beth Smith and Dr. Tommy Vitolo. Read More »

All Hands on Deck: Building Powerful Partnerships

NC State has long been known for its work with the private sector - making it simple for our partners to access cutting-edge research and engage with top-notch student talent, while enriching the core mission of the university. NC State's Partnerships Office brings together experts across campus, including computer science, to forge successful university-industry collaborations that benefit everyone. Read More »

Chancellor's Fall Address

Hear from Chancellor Randy Woodson as he reflects on a tumultuous year, the Wolfpack's resilience and our readiness for the future. Watch the Video »

Singh Elected AAAS Fellow

Dr. Munindar SinghCongratulations to Dr. Munindar Singh, Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor of Computer Science at NC State, on being elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. Singh was elected for his distinguished contributions to the field of computer science, particularly to foundations of multiagent systems and their applications in service-oriented computing, sociotechnical systems, and governance. Read More »

Support the Department

The department continues to navigate uncharted waters, facing significant COVID-related budget reductions. Now more than ever, we appeal to the generosity of our alumni and friends to help us continue to drive innovation in education and research within the department. As you make your ‘end-of-the-year’ giving plans, please consider making an unrestricted gift to the Computer Science Enhancement Fund via the college’s online giving portal (note – you will have to find and select the Computer Science Enhancement Fund from the college list). If you’d like to speak to someone about a more significant, targeted gift, please contact Ken Tate ( or Sara Seltzer (

Select Departmental Gifts & Support

DBGT has donated $10,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program and Sr Design Center.

Area 1 Security has donated $2,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

Dr. Donald Bitzer and his wife, Maryann, have donated $8,000 to support the Dr. Robert E. Funderlic Scholarship Endowment, the Dr. Alan Tharp Scholarship Endowment, the Bitzer Creativity Award Endowment, and the Bitzer Undergraduate Research Endowment.

Alum, Dr. Andy Smith, has donated $1,500 to the department in support of the Dr. Robert E. Funderlic Scholarship Endowment.

Alum, Jesse Fearrington and his wife, Barbara, have donated $1,500 to the Computer Science Enhancement Endowment.

CSC Wolf Bytes

Congratulations to alum, Darrell Hubbard (MS CSC ’88), founder and CEO of Yubi, as the company was recently recognized by the TADS Awards as the winner of the Best Innovation of the Year Award for their income-producing Stablecoin beating out hundreds of competitors worldwide. The TADS Awards, based out of Hong Kong, are the world’s first annual International awards for tokenized assets & digitized securities.

Congratulations to alumna, Khalia Braswell (BS CSC ’13) who was recently recognized by the NC State Alumni Association as recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Young Alumna Award. Read More »

Congratulations to alum, Alen Baker (BS CSC ’73), for being inducted into the Southern Trout “Legends of the Fly” Hall of Fame. Read More »

Follow the Department on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram 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, Instagram 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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