CSC eNewsletter - October 2018

Code of Ethics Doesn’t Influence Decisions of Software Developers

Dr. Emerson Murphy-HillThe world’s largest computing society, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), updated its code of ethics in July 2018 – but new research from North Carolina State University, led by Dr. Emerson Murphy-Hill, shows that the code of ethics does not appear to affect the decisions made by software developers. more

People of ACM - Bushra Anjum

CSC alumna, Dr. Bushra Anjum, a Technical Lead and Software Development Engineer at Amazon, was recently profiled by the Association for Computing Machinery’s “People of ACM”. Her team has been responsible for delivering high-impact projects like Amazon Prime global expansion, specifically Prime launches in India, China and Mexico. more

Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Series Presents Jamie Thomas

Jamie ThomasPlease join us on November 15, 2018 at 6:30P in Lecture Hall 1231 in EB2 for our final fall 2018 talk in the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series. Our special guest speaker will be Jamie Thomas, General Manager, Systems Strategy and Development at IBM. Her talk topic will be “Quantum Computing: Impact of a New Compute Model.” more

Healthiest Employers

Congratulations to ePartners BCBS of NC (#4), Fidelity Investments (#9) and Builders Mutual (#24), for making the Triangle Business Journal's list of 2018 Top 25 Healthiest Employers!

A Pack of Podcasts

NC State brings together the brightest minds in higher education and helps share their stories through a variety of methods. Podcasts provide a unique avenue for faculty, staff and students to give a voice to their teaching, research, service and more. more

Marbles Kids Code Helps Spark Interest in Technology

CSC AmbassadorsMarbles Kids Code, held recently at the Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh, was a great opportunity for NC State Computer Science Student Ambassadors to help local children learn more about coding, computer science and STEM careers. Kids Code, which is targeted to kids ages 6-10, is a day to inspire kids to learn about coding, spark an interest in coding careers, and share ways to encourage coding and computer science exploration at home. more

Holmes Hall Honors Groundbreaking Engineering Graduate, Athlete

Irwin Holmes, NC State’s first black graduate and the first varsity athlete to compete at an Atlantic Coast Conference school, will be honored for his perseverance and dedication to the university when the University College Commons is renamed Holmes Hall. more

Lonnie Poole Golf Course Moves in Rankings

For the eighth year, the Lonnie Poole Golf Course has ranked among Golfweek Magazine’s 30 Best Campus Courses in the world. The complete listing was included in the September 2018 issue. The Arnold Palmer Design Championship Facility opened to rave reviews in 2009 is the only collegiate golf course Arnold Palmer designed. more

An Extraordinary Year

BelltowerNC State experienced another outstanding fundraising year, as its Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign continues to transform all aspects of campus life and power the university’s strong momentum. For the 2017-18 fiscal year that ended June 30, the university received $215.4 million in gifts and new commitments, a total that is second in NC State history only to the $224 million raised in 2016-17. Cash receipts, or “cash in the door,” hit the highest-ever threshold, at $165.1 million – the seventh straight year that figure exceeded $100 million. [Editor’s Note – The Department of Computer Science also set a record last year, collecting cash donations totaling almost $1.5M]. more

College of Engineering Homecoming Celebration

Calling all Computer Science alumni! You are invited to come back to campus and kick-off the Homecoming Weekend with the College of Engineering's special Homecoming Celebration on Friday, November 2nd, including a BBQ lunch and an afternoon of special presentations and activities. A special Young Alumni Happy Hour will follow at the StateView Hotel that evening. Computer Science alumni and their families are especially invited to join us for a very special Department Overview and opportunity to meet our new department head, Dr. Greg Rothermel, at 10:30A in EB2 1231. No registration is required for the CSC session, but Registration is required for the CoE events.

Departmental Gifts & Research

LabCorp has donated $25,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program and the Senior Design Center.

LexisNexis has donated $25,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program and the Senior Design Center.

Eastman Foundation has donated $25,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

Duke Energy Foundation has donated $15,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program and the Senior Design Center, as part of a larger donation to the College of Engineering.

VMware has donated $15,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

GlaxoSmithKline has donated $7,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

Global Bankers Insurance Group has donated $2,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

Dr. Tim Menzies has received an IBM Faculty Award totaling $40,000 in unrestricted funds to support his research and teaching efforts.

Dr. Hung-Wei Tseng has been granted $499,515 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his proposed project: “IOQL: An I/O Interface for Near-Data Processing.” more

Drs. David Roberts, Alper Bozkurt and Margaret Gruen recently received funding from Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL) to support their research proposal titled “Wearable Physiological Monitors for Measuring Canine Stimulus Responses.” They, along with other investigators at ORNL, are taking steps to measure physiological characteristics of dogs as they are exposed to environmental stimuli. The NC State Computer Science Department’s portion of the award is $81,592, and the project’s total amount of funding is $191,859 by Oak Ridge National Laboratories – UT-Battelle LLC. more

CSC Wolf Bytes

We are pleased to announce the addition of Tyler Mayberry as our new Web Developer, effective October 8th. Tyler will be responsible for our department website, its content management, web development/maintenance of various internal Web applications. He is a 2017 NCSU alum, graduating with a degree in Art Studies (Visual Arts concentration) with experience in Front-end Web development as well as various Web stack frameworks. He was a 2nd place winner in the 2017 NCSU code + Art Visualization Contest and founder of the Business Club at Wake Tech Community college, where he majored in Computer Science.

We are also pleased to announce that Lauren Williamson returned to the department this month, joining the CSC Finance as an Accounting Tech. Lauren has previous work experience with the department’s contracts and grants group. We are excited to have her back in a role that can take advantage of her knowledge and expertise.

It is with very mixed emotions that we announce the departure of Kyle Kremer, our Director of Development, who will be leaving us on November 9th. Kyle is returning home to Ohio, where he will start his new role as Director of Development at the University of Cincinnati, and we wish him the very best in his new role. We hope to have his replacement on board by January, but if you have a year-end giving question or need, please contact Ken Tate ( / 919-513-4292)..

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



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