Computer Science eNewsletter

Research That Has Gone to the Dogs!

Photo of Dr. Dave RobertsDr. David Roberts, assistant professor of computer science at NC State University, along with collaborators Alper Bozkur from the ECE department and Barbara Sherman from the College of Vet Medicine, has been awarded almost $1M by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support a collaborative research to develop tools and techniques that will enable more effective two-way communication between dogs and handlers. more

Reeves Named Interim Assistant Dean for COE Graduate Programs

Dr. Douglas S. Reeves, professor and director of graduate programs in the Department of Computer Science at NC State University, has been appointed interim assistant dean for graduate programs in the College of Engineering. As part of his new role, Reeves will represent the College on graduate matters, including serving on the Graduate Studies Committee, the Administrative Board of the Graduate School and the Graduate Operations Council. more

Dey Receives 2013 Anita Borg Facebook Scholarship

Photo of Piyali deyCongratulations to Piyali Dey, a graduate student in the NC State Computer Science Department, on receiving a 2013 Anita Borg Facebook Scholarship to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference held October 2-5 in Minneapolis. Dey was selected from a competitive pool of over 900 applicants. more

College of Engineering Hosts Record-Setting Career Fair

With over 315 employers, this year’s College of Engineering Career Fair attracted move than 6,500 job seekers, a new record for the annual fall event. more [Editor’s Note: the department’s ePartner Career Connection event, held the day before the start of the Engineering Career Fair, had a record 28 companies and an estimated 500 attendees, also records.]

Studies Show Software Security Students, Professionals Unprepared

According to a 2010 report that was based on the interviews from 2,800 Information Technology professionals worldwide, the gap between hacker threats and suitable security defenses is widening, and the types and numbers of threats are changing faster than ever before. Drs. Laurie Williams, professor of computer science, and Emerson Murphy-Hill, assistant professor of computer science, and Kevin Oliver, associate professor of instructional technology at NC State University, have been awarded $300,000 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support their research to motivate and reach students and professionals with software security education. more

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Bob Geolas

Photo of Bob GeolasPlease join us on November 19th at 6 pm in 1231 EB2 for our last fall 2013 talk in the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series. Our special guest speaker will be Bob Geolas, President & CEO of Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina. His talk topic will be “The Research Triangle Park asks – What great things can we do together? more

Phase 1 of Talley Student Union Complete

With the completion of Phase I of the Talley Student Union renovation, students, faculty and staff turned out in force on Wednesday, Oct 23, to browse the facility and try out several new dining options. more

Aloft Sets Sights on Hillsborough Street

The renovation of Hillsborough Street continues as Aloft gets the green light to build a 135-room boutique hotel across the street from the Belltower. The new hotel will displace the current home of longtime tenants Sadlack’s Heroes and Schoolkids Records, both of which will move to new locations. Plans call for construction to begin next spring and for the hotel to open in mid-2015. more

LexisNexis Welcomed to Centennial Campus

Photo of Welcome paradeCentennial Campus brought out the big "guns" to welcome its newest partner - LexisNexis - which is moving into the building on Varsity Street formerly occupied by Red Hat. After enjoying lunch under the "big top," LexisNexis employees followed NC State's marching band, mascots and cheerleaders to the Hunt Library, where they were welcomed by Chancellor Woodson. All in all - a great day for LexisNexis and Centennial Campus. more

Think and Boo!

That blood-curdling howl you just heard might not be from NC State’s canine mascot. We might have just become home of the WereWolfpack. more

Departmental Gifts & Research

Bronto has donated $7,500 in support of the department’s ePartners Program and Sr. Design Center.

Teradata has donated $7,500 in support of the department’s ePartners Program and Sr. Design Center.

Spirent Communications, Inc. has donated $5,000 in support of the department’s ePartners Program.

Allied Telesis has donated $5,000 in support of the department’s Sr. Design Center.

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

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

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

Jesse Fearrington has made a multi-year pledge of $40,000 to launch the Jesse Fearrington Endowment, which will provide unrestricted discretionary support to the department head of the NC State Department of Computer Science.

Alumna and Strategic Advisory Board member, Carole LeMay has donated $1,000 to support the Diversity in CSC Scholarship Fund. Program.

Drs. Christopher Healey and Robert St. Amant have been awarded $38,000 by Soar Technology, Inc. to support their research proposal entitled “Intuitive Information Fusion and Visualization.” more

Dr. Frank Mueller has been awarded $225,000 by Securaboration (via the US Air Force Research Laboratory) to support his research proposal entitled “Operating System Mechanisms for Many-Core Systems – Phase II (PICASO II) Pico-kernel Adaptive and Scalable Operating Systems, Phase II.” more

Dr. David Roberts has been awarded $156,203 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his research proposal entitled “Speeding Up Learning through Modeling the Pragmatics of Training.” more

Dr. Emerson Murphy-Hill has been awarded $249,854 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his research proposal, “Discovering Software Vulnerabilities Through Interactive Static Analysis.” more

Dr. James Lester has been awarded $952,818 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his research proposal entitled “A Self-Adaptive Personalized Behavior Change System for Adolescent Preventive Healthcare.” more

CSC Wolf Bytes

Congratulations to Marquya Crawford, who has accepted a promotional opportunity to become a Fiscal Manager with the university. While she is leaving the department, she will be working on the NSF desk, so she will remain in close contact with our contracts and grants team.

The department welcomes Kathy Luca, who has joined the Graduate Programs Office. In addition, we welcome Mary Graham, who will providing temporary support in the external relations office during the month of November.

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. Experienced alumni looking for career assistance are encouraged to take advantage of NC State's Alumni Career Service.