Computer Science eNewsletter

NC State Ranks #1 in the Nation in CSC Female Faculty

14 of NC State's CSC Femal FacultyAccording to the latest data from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), NC State ranks #1 in the nation in number of female tenure-track/tenured faculty in Departments of Computer Science in Colleges of Engineering. A very proud department head, Dr. Mladen Vouk, notes “We are thrilled to be in this position of leadership." In a field traditionally dominated by men, the women of NC State’s Computer Science Department truly flourish both in number and achievement! more

NC State Computer Science Achieves Top 25 US Rank

Times Higher Education, a weekly magazine based in London, released its “World University Rankings” for 2016-2017, ranking the N.C. State computer science program 21st in the United States and 84th internationally. The magazine evaluated each institution on five core missions: teaching, research, citations, international outlook, and industry income. In order to keep the integrity of the ranking, PricewaterhouseCooper (PWC) independently audited the rankings’ calculations. more

Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Series Presents Dr. Mark Johnson

Mark JohnsonPlease join us on November 10, 2016 at 6 pm in Lecture Hall 1231 in EB2 for our final fall 2016 talk in the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series. Our special guest speaker will be Dr. Mark Johnson, Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Office with the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. His talk topic will be “Advanced Manufacturing Technology Innovations for Energy.” more

DELTA Grants Help Fund Critical Course Redesign

Congratulations to the Dr. Sarah Heckman, teaching associate professor, and Dr. Jessica Schmidt, teaching assistant professor, on receiving additional funding from the NC State DELTA Grants for Course Redesign. Course Redesign (CR) is an initiative to rethink and rebuild the delivery of large-enrollment, introductory courses. The goals of CR are to improve learning outcomes and to accommodate current and projected enrollment growth by leveraging instructional technology and implementing best practices in instructional pedagogy. These are often courses that have large sections (e.g., traditional lecture format) or large numbers of small sections. more

NC State Announces $1.6B Capital Campaign

NC State kicked off the public phase of the most ambitious fundraising effort in university history on Friday, Oct. 28. The Think and Do the Extraordinary campaign – a $1.6 billion effort – was announced at an event in the newly renovated Reynolds Coliseum. The campaign will run until Dec. 31, 2021. NC State raised more than $1 billion toward the goal during the campaign’s quiet phase. more

Department Launches “Faces of Computer Science” Display

Faces Display SampleThe powerful new visual campaign in EB2 on Centennial Campus, features a dozen highly accomplished CSC alumni and students who are using their degree to make a real difference in the world. Central to the powerful message in the display, according to Ken Tate, director of engagement and external relations, is that you can do anything with a degree in computer science. “I tell students all the time that a degree in computer science is a ‘magic ticket’! Combine this degree with a passion for anything and you can change the world.” more

Forward Motion

Over the next five years, the College of Engineering will invest $250M in infrastructure and faculty hiring, moving closer to what Dr. Louis Martin-Vega, dean of engineering, has identified as its overarching goal: to become and be perceived as the leading public college of engineering in the nation and one of the premier colleges of engineering in the world. more

Centennial Campus Construction Updates

Construction continues on Centennial's three latest buildings. The first one to be completed will be the Center for Technology and Innovation on Main Campus Drive. It's expected to open in November of this year. Also moving along are two other significant projects -- the Biomedical Partnership Center and the StateView Hotel and Conference center. The Biomedical Partnership Center, located on the Centennial Biomedical Campus, is expected to completed by the summer of 2017. The StateView is also expected to open about the same time.

Defying Stereotypes As A Pregnant Woman In Tech

Vidya SrinivasanMotherhood and a career in tech are not mutually exclusive. CSC alumna and Microsoft Program Manager, Vidya Srinivasan, explains how she did one empowering thing every month during her pregnancy in this Forbes feature. more

Fall/Winter 2016 NC State Engineering Magazine Now Online

The Fall/Winter 2016 NC State Engineering magazine features the investments we are making to continue to enhance the education we provide our students, the research we conduct to improve lives and the economy and the outreach we conduct to ensure that future engineers will be prepared for the exciting world they will encounter after graduation. Check it out now online! more

Departmental Gifts & Research

Fidelity Investments has donated $30,000 in support of the ePartners Program and Sr. Design Center.

BCBS of NC has donated $12,500 in support of the ePartners Program and Sr. Design Center.

KPIT has donated $12,500 in support of the ePartners Program and Sr. Design Center.

Infusion has donated $5,000 in support of the Sr. Design Center.

Interactive Intelligence has donated $5,000 in support of the Sr. Design Center.

Principled Technologies has donated $5,000 in support of the Sr. Design Center.

Bronto Software has donated $2,500 in support of the ePartners Program.

Mrs. Ling Tai has donated $2,500 to the KC Tai Memorial Endowment fund.

Dr. Muhammad Shahzad has been awarded $449,999 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his research proposal entitled “Fine-Grained Measurement of Performance Metrics in the Internet of Things.” more

Dr. David Roberts has been awarded $70,043 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his research proposal entitled “EAGER: Formal Models of Trainer Feedback for I-Learning Theoretical Guarantees.” more

Dr. Christopher Healey has been awarded $118,275 by SAS Institute to support his research proposal entitled “Visualizing Deep Neural Nets for Text Understanding.” more

Dr. Katie Stolee has been awarded $31,346 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support her research proposal entitled “EAGER: Collaborative Research: Demonstrating the Feasibility of Automatic Program Repair Guided by Semantic Code Search.” more

Dr. Muhammad Shahzad has received a Faculty Research and Professional Development (FRPD) Award in the amount of $10,000 to support his research proposal titled “Lighting Up the Internet of Things with Visible Light Communication.” more

CSC Wolf Bytes

Associate professor, Dr. Blair Sullivan, was recently spotlighted by Georgia Tech’s College of Sciences in their 2016 Homecoming feature - What Can You Do with a College of Sciences Degree? more

Alumna, Dr. Bushra Anjum, an Amazon Prime Tech Lead with Amazon, was recently featured by Be Leaderly in an “Emerging Leader Spotlight”. 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