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Student Game Selected for I/ITSEC Serious Game Challenge

Photo of Terraform game.Terraform, a chemistry-based puzzle/exploration game built by students in NC State’s CSC482 Advanced Game Development Projects class, has been selected as a finalist in the Serious Games Showcase and Challenge at the I/ITSEC 2010 conference. The game was designed by Mark Birdsong, Sam Duvall, Jen Edwards, Josh Fairhurst, Kurt Hasian, Phil Monkowski and Robert Prince. more

Textbook Written Entirely by NC State CSC Students to be Published

Students in Dr. Nagiza Samatova’s CSC 422/522 course co-authored a textbook titled “Practical Graph Mining with R.” The book, to be published by Chapman & Hall/CRC Press under the Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Series, has a final delivery date of January 31, 2011. All proceeds from the sale of the textbook will go to the NC State Department of Computer Science. more

Ph.D. Student Spends Fall Break On Recruitment Mission

Photo of Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera.Some students spend their Fall Break on a beach trip, while some use the opportunity to return home for some much needed R&R. NC State Ph.D. student Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera spent part of his Fall Break at his alma mater, the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM), recruiting students for the NC State Department of Computer Science. more

Hunt Library Video and Progress Updates

Want to have a better idea of what Centennial Campus's new Hunt Library is all about? Want to hear why many students think it will soon represent the spirit of the campus? Click here for the new video. You can also receive regular updates about the progress on the new library by signing up at

NC State Expanding Triangle Startup Tour

North Carolina State University, in partnership with Southern Capitol Ventures, a North Carolina-based early-stage venture capital firm, is expanding a program launched three years ago to showcase some of Research Triangle Park’s biggest technology success stories to students in NC State’s Entrepreneurship Initiative. more

Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Series Presents Stephen Wiehe

Photo of Stephen WiehePlease join us on November 4th at 6 pm in 1231 EBII for the next fall 2010 talk in the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Executive Speakers Series. Our special guest speaker will be Stephen Wiehe, President & CEO of SciQuest. His talk topic will be “Emerging from the Ashes - The Evolution of Leadership” . more

By the Numbers

Facing another year of tight state budgets, NC State will focus on finding ways to decrease its dependence on state appropriations and to build its scholarship and endowment funding, leaders said at the chancellor’s budget forum. more

Department Launches New Facebook Page

In an attempt to serve a much broader community of interest, the NC State Department of Computer Science has launched a new Facebook page, of the "like" variety, that will greatly expand the visibility of events, news, photos, videos, and happenings within the department. more

Chancellor Woodson Officially Installed

Photo of Chancellor Randy WoodsonAmid congratulations, Chancellor Randy Woodson who has presiding over the University since April, shared his vision for NC State during his installation ceremony this past week. "We can overcome the challenges of a weak economy by growing our endowment. We have to get our endowment to sufficient levels to help us weather these economic storms and to have a differentiator to make this institution great. We cannot rely on the state for all of our needs," said Woodson. more

Alumni Led Companies Win TBJ '2010 Green Awards'

Congratulations to CSC alumni Jay Strickland (B.S. '97), president of Wingswept, and Josh Whiton (B.S. '04), CEO of Transloc, whose companies recently won Triangle Business Journal '2010 Green Awards'. Wingswept won in the category of "Action Program of the Year" for its Technology Spring Clean project, while Transloc won in the category of "Entrepreneurial Effort / Innovative Idea of the Year" for its technology that makes mass transit easier to use. more

Departmental Gifts & Research

As part of a $10,000 donation to the College of Engineering, Harris Corp has awarded $3,500 in support of the Women in Computer Science student organization and the ePartners Program.

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

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

Nvidia has donated four (4) Tesla C2050 Computing Processors valued at approximately $2,267 to the department in support of Dr. Frank Mueller’s research efforts. more

IBM has awarded $30,000 to the department in support of a 2010 Ph.D. Fellowship for Zhenhuan Gong.

Dr. Munindar Singh has been awarded two awards totaling $163,045 by the University of California – San Diego/National Science Foundation to support his research proposal titled “Policy-Based Governance for the OOI Cyberinfrastructure.” more

Faculty / Staff News

Congratulations to Dr. Emerson Murphy-Hill, assistant professor, who won an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award for his paper, titled “An Interactive Ambient Visualization for Code Smells,” co-authored by Andrew P. Black from Portland State University. This is the third ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award that Murphy-Hill has won. more

Department Pages 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.

CSC "Jobs List"

If you are a CSC student or alum and would like to receive an automatic email notice whenever new postings are activated on the CSC online jobs board, you are invited to subscribe to the cscjobs list. We may also use the list to announce career fairs, company campus visits & info sessions, and other career related events and activities. This is an "opt-in" list, so you must subscribe to receive the notices. Students can subscribe via the Subscribe Interface at (type cscjobs in the Mailing List box and press Search) or by sending an email to: (leave Subject Line blank), in the body of the message type subscribe cscjobs, and then send your message. For more information about subscribing please check