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Below is department related news, gathered from a variety of sources across campus, provided monthly for alumni, students, and friends of the Department of Computer Science at NC State University.

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October 30, 2009

The 22nd-Century Library

Armed with aspirations of doubling the amount of library seating space available to NC State students, university officials and dignitaries from around the state have broken ground on a state-of-the-art, Centennial Campus-based facility that will undoubtedly set the standard for libraries constructed during this century and beyond. more

View Hunt Library Construction Site Via Web Cams

If you would like to monitor the construction progress of this impressive facility, two user controllable web cameras have been installed. Camera One is mounted west of the site on the Partners I building – an especially good view of the construction on the south end of the building facing Lake Raleigh. Camera Two is mounted on the Corporate Research I building – a great vantage point to view the north end of the site. more

Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Series Presents Donald Thompson Jr.

The department welcomes Donald Thompson Jr., President & CEO of I-Cubed, on November 10th as the next fall speaker in the Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Executive Speakers Series. His talk topic will be “The Three C's to Win in Today's Economic Environment”. The event is free and open to the public. more

Engineering Career Fair a Hit with Job Seekers, Employers

More than 3,300 job seekers attended the Oct. 6 Engineering Career Fair at North Carolina State University, setting a one-day attendance record for the event. more

Come On, Baby, Light My Color Wall

If the ‘60s were never all that psychedelic in Raleigh, the ‘70s literally glowed in the dark. Karl Larson, an NC State student in the days when flower power was an alternative energy source, remembers being transfixed by a vibrant, flowing, ever-changing wall of color. more

NC State hosts NSF Engineering GK-12 Stakeholder Summit

Representatives of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and about 20 universities discussed ways to measure progress in boosting interest in engineering among children, young adults and college and graduate students at a summit at North Carolina State University Oct. 8-9. here

Ratn Chosen as Nominee for CSGS ETD Master’s Thesis Award

Prasun Ratn, a 2008 graduate with a Master’s Degree of Computer Science from NC State University, has been selected as the NC State University College of Engineering nominee for the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools ETD (Electronic Thesis and Dissertation) Thesis Award. This is the third consecutive year that a student from the Computer Science Department has been the College of Engineering’s nominee for this award. more

Going Global?

NC State is studying the feasibility of becoming a partner in a global university campus in Songdo City, South Korea. more

Big Ideas for Small Devices

NC State University has launched a beta version of the NC State Mobile Web—a mobile-friendly collection of online news, events, tools and services available from almost any mobile device. more

CSI in a Virtual World: New Grant Furthers NC State’s Work in Forensic Science

Imagine using the same process that goes into building video games to help investigators solve real-world crimes. Through a new grant, that’s what researchers at North Carolina State University plan to do. Their work will lay the framework for multi-agency collaboration in crime scene investigations (CSI) by creating an unprecedented cyber infrastructure – a virtual environment that provides data resources, simulation tools, expert access and unique collaboration capabilities. more

Departmental Research Grants, Gifts, and Support

Harris Corporation has donated $10,000 in support of the department’s outreach efforts and Women in Computer Science program, as well as the College of Engineering’s Women in Engineering Escape Bridge Program.

Northrop Grumman has donated $15,000 in support of the department’s outreach efforts, student scholarships, and Senior Design Center.

NetApp has donated $15,000 in support of the department’s Senior Design Center and ePartners Program.

Red Hat has donated $7,500 in support of the department’s outreach efforts and ePartners related program.

Vanguard has donated $2,500 in support of the department’s ePartners Program.

I-Cubed has donated $2,500 in support of the department’s ePartners Program.

Dr. Nagiza Samatova has been awarded $15,024 by Topiat, Inc. to support her research proposal titled “A Novel Method for Recommendation Systems Utilizing Computationally Structured Social Architectures.more

Drs. Mladen Vouk and Laurie Williams have been awarded $298,712 by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality – National Institute of Health (NIH) to support their research proposal titled “Use of Affordable Open Source Systems by Rural/Small-Practice Health Professionals.” more

Drs. Xiaosong Ma and Frank Mueller have been awarded $499,999 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support their collaborative research titled “Automatic Extraction of Parallel I/O benchmarks from HEC Applications.” more

Dr. Mladen Vouk, in collaboration with Dr. Mike Carter, associate dean of the NC State University Graduate School, has been awarded $353,881 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support their research proposal titled “CPATHII: Incorporating Communication Outcomes into the Computer Science Curriculum.” more

Dr. Xuxian Jiang has been awarded $199,416 by the US Air Force Research Laboratory to support his research proposal titled “Towards High Assurance Active Introspection.” more

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