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Department Launches New “Future Students” Campaign and Site

Photo of Dr. New Future Students siteThanks to the generous support of numerous corporate sponsors, the Department of Computer Science at NC State University is pleased to announce the official launch of a comprehensive “Future Students” campaign, designed to show how computer science graduates are making a real difference in the world in a socially relevant way. more

Eight Faculty Receive 2010 IBM Faculty Awards

The NC State Department of Computer Science is very proud to announce that eight members of its faculty have been selected to receive 2010 IBM Faculty Awards totaling over $203,500. more

Virtual Tutors: NC State Receives Grant To Study Artificial Intelligence In The Classroom

Photo of Dr. James LesterNC State researchers, including professor of computer science Dr. James Lester, have received a $3.5 million grant to explore using artificial intelligence, or virtual tutors, as a learning tool in 4th and 5th grade science classrooms. more

New Research Improves Ability To Detect Malware in Cloud-Computing Systems

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new software that offers significantly enhanced security for cloud-computing systems. The software is much better at detecting viruses or other malware in the “hypervisors” that are critical to cloud computing, and does so without alerting the malware that it is being examined. more

Alumnus Video Game Developer Talks Apps, Pac-Man

Computer Science alumnus John O’Neill (’96) and Spark Plug Games recently launched Pac-Match Party, a match game inspired by the iconic video game character Pac-Man. You can play it here or download it from the iTunes store. O’Neill talks here about apps, Pac-Man and video game development. more

Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Series Presents Teresa Spangler

Photo of Teresa SpanglerPlease join us on October 14th 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 Teresa Spangler, founder & CEO of The PlazaBridge Group. Her talk topic will be “Re-Everything! How Can the U.S. Regain Leadership in Innovation?” . more

Springboard to Innovation

North Carolina State University has promised by 2012 to double the number of start-up companies it launches each year, creating much-needed jobs for workers statewide. more

Standing Out

NC State and other large state universities scored highest with job recruiters looking to hire the best trained and well prepared graduates to fill vacancies in today’s improving job market, say respondents to a recent survey by The Wall Street Journal. more

Dedicated to Progress

Photo of EB3The recent dedication of Engineering Building III on Centennial Campus was cause for celebrating and reminiscing. With the opening of EB3 this fall, six of the nine departments within the College of Engineering have made the move to Centennial Campus, providing the college a critical mass on the research campus. more

This Red House

It has been more than 80 years since NC State built a new chancellor's residence. The need for a new residence more specifically designed for meeting the needs of a large university has become apparent. Last spring, ground was broken on a new residence. And despite this particularly hot North Carolina summer, construction is in full swing. more

Departmental Gifts & Research

Google has donated $45,000 in unrestricted support to support Dr. Rob St. Amant’s research in mobile aid for users with disabilities, and $5,000 to support of the Welcome Back Bash, the department’s Year-end Awards Reception and the ePartners Program.

SAS Institute has donated $25,000 in support of the Sr. Design Center and the ePartners Program.

Deutsche Bank has donated $10,000 in support of the Sr. Design Center and the ePartners Program.

Thomson Reuters has donated $2,500 to the department in support of the Women in Computer Science student organization and the ePartners Program.

Lulu has donated $2,500 to the department in support of the Welcome Back Bash event and the ePartners Program.

Dr. Nagiza Samatova has been awarded $1.8M by the National Science Foundation to support her research proposal titled “Understanding Climate Change: A Data Driven Approach.” more Dr. Samatova has also been awarded $330,000 by the US Department of Energy to support her research proposal titled “Damsel: A data Model Storage Library for Exascale Science.more

Faculty / Staff News

Dr. Zhe Zhang has been appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor starting this fall. He is currently a Research Staff Member at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and his research interests are focused on distributed computing systems.

Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Heckman and her husband, Walt, on the birth of their first child, Fiona, born on August 24th. Mom, dad, and baby girl are doing well!

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