CSC eNewsletter - October 2019

Seven Alumni Inducted into the CSC Alumni Hall of Fame

CSC Hall of Fame InducteesThe NC State Computer Science Alumni Hall of Fame officially inducted seven new members during a special ceremony held at the Park Alumni Center on Thursday, October 10th. Ken Tate, director of engagement & external relations, says “This is a most impressive class of inductees, a group of innovators with over 100 US and International patents, of authors who have left their mark on this world through the published word, of entrepreneurs with multiple start-ups, of researchers with a focus on diversity in STEM, and of trend-setters who have developed technology and standards that are used by the masses. In some way, shape or form, every one of our inductees have done things that have positively impacted the world we live in.” more

How AI Will Help Train the Soldiers of the Future

Job training is always important, but in the military it can mean the difference between life and death. Research scientists in NC State’s Center for Educational Informatics (CEI), led by Dr. James Lester, are working with the U.S. Army Futures Command (AFC) to develop artificial intelligence (AI) tools that can be used to improve squad training – and save lives! more

Announcing the Goodnight Distinguished Professorship in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

AI graphicBuilding on its success as a global leader in the artificial intelligence space, the Department of Computer Science at NC State University is pleased to announce the addition of an endowed Goodnight Distinguished Professorship in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. The individual who accepts this new faculty position will hold tenure in the department and will be positioned as a key leader in the vibrant and expanding artificial intelligence community at NC State, the Research Triangle, and beyond. more

Browser Tool Aims to Help Researchers ID Malicious Websites, Code

Researchers from North Carolina State University, led by Dr. Alex Kapravelos, have developed an open-source tool that allows users to track and record the behavior of JavaScript programs without alerting the websites that run those programs. The tool, called VisibleV8, runs in the Chrome browser and is designed to detect malicious programs that are capable of evading existing malware detection systems. more

College Ranks in Top 10 in Research Expenditures

The College of Engineering at North Carolina State University has been ranked in the top 10 nationally in research expenditures among colleges of engineering for a second year in a row. The college ranks tenth in the country in research expenditures among colleges of engineering in the United States and seventh among public universities, according to the latest rankings, for fiscal year 17-18, from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). more

Summer Gaming Program Helps Campers Realize Their Potential

Summer Camp ParticipantsThe Bridge to Computing summer camp included a variety of activities from basic typing to leadership activities. The lessons centered around computer science, sometimes in the form of games, but there were also field trips, speakers and football! Lt. Barbara Cojocar is with the RPD’s Southeast District and oversees the department’s involvement with the camp. She described how the idea for a computer gaming camp came about. “Knowing that there were underserved children in the district and wanting to make sure they had productive activity during the summer to help them not be recruited into gang activity, we thought, what can we do that would be of interest to them,” she said. more

AI Can Discover, Exploit Personal Information via Video Game Play

CSC alum - Dr. Chris Hazard, CEO of Hazardous Software - explains how AI can be used to exploit personal and private information about you from playing a video game! more

Homecoming Weekend Kick-Off

Kick off homecoming weekend on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 7-8, by connecting with fellow engineering & computer science alumni, learning more about the work our students are doing to make a global impact and touring the College’s newest building on NC State’s Centennial Campus! more

FI Speakers Series Welcomes Christian Hubicki

Dr. Christian HubickiPlease join us on November 19th at 6:30P in room 1231 in Engineering Building 2 for the 3rd and final fall talk in the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series. Our special guest speaker will be Dr. Christian Hubicki, an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Florida State University, and most recently, a very popular contestant on CBS’ ever-popular reality show - Survivor: David vs. Goliath. Hubicki’s topic will be “Robotics, Survivor, and the Meaning of Control.” The event is free and open to the public. Ample free parking is available on Centennial Campus after 5P. more

Fall/Winter 2019 NC State Engineering Magazine

In this Fall/Winter issue of the NC State Engineering magazine, enjoy reading about our faculty and their ground-breaking research, the successes of our students and the many contributions made by our alumni. more

Departmental Gifts & Research

Cisco has donated $35,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program and the Senior Design Center.

Burlington Carpet One has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the Senior Design Center.

Siemens Healthineers has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the Senior Design Center.

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

Relative Scale has donated $2,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

Alum David Perkins (BS '77) has donated $1,000 to the KC Tai Memorial Endowment.

Dr. Ben Watson has been awarded $10,000 by Caterpillar, Inc. to support his research proposal entitled “Design Research for Augmented Reality Applications to Caterpillar Vehicles.” more

Drs. Laurie Williams and Tim Menzies have been awarded $499,998 by National Science Foundation to support their research proposal entitled “Detecting the 1%: Growing the Science of Vulnerability Detection.” more

Dr. Munindar Singh has been awarded $450,000 by the National Science Foundation to support his research proposal entitled “Principles of Normative Multiagent Systems for Decentralized Applications.” more

Dr. Ranga Raju Vatsavi has been awarded $60,000 by the Center for Accelerated Real Time Analytics (CARTA) to support his research proposal entitled “Near Real-Time Analytics on Embedded Edge Computing Devices, CARTA Core Project.” more

CSC Wolf Bytes

Please join us in welcoming Anthony Fortune-Linton, Assistant HR Manager for the department. He comes to us with more than 6 years experience in the HR field, most recent serving as the Human Resources Specialist in the Facilities Division.

CSC alumna Khalia Braswell has been named #10 on Essence magazine's 2019 Woke 100 list, celebrating women who exemplify the true meaning of being change agents and power players! She left a successful career at Apple in 2014 to launch the INTech Camp for Girls, a nonprofit that informs and inspires young girls to innovate in the tech space. Others on the 2019 Woke 100 list include Michelle Obama, Gayle King & Simone Biles! 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



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