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Researchers Craft Program to Stop Cloud Computer Problems Before They Start

Photo of Dr. Helen GuLed by Dr. Helen Gu, researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new software tool to prevent performance disruptions in cloud computing systems by automatically identifying and responding to potential anomalies before they can develop into problems. This new software tool defines normal behavior for every virtual machine in a cloud computing infrastructure, and can then look for deviations and predict anomalies that could affect the system’s ability to provide service to users. more

Tapestry Workshop Weaves Collaboration Between High School Educators and College

This summer at NC State, dozens of high school teachers came together with college level computer science faculty for a Tapestry Workshop to explore the intricate combination of motivating and educating high school students about computer science. more

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Paul Jones

Photo of Paul JonesPlease join us on October 18th at 6 pm in Lecture Hall 1231 EBII for our next spring 2012 talk in the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Executive Speakers Series. Our special guest speaker will be Paul Jones, director of His talk topic will be “#noemail - Why you could/should/must use better ways of communicating than email!.” more

New App with NC State Ties Makes Debut at Durham’s CenterFest Arts Festival

Two members of the “Wanderful” team have close ties to the NC State Computer Science Department. The team has developed a new mobile app for Apple and Android phones that helps users explore local history and culture. more

Researchers Devise More Accurate Method for Predicting Hurricane Activity

Led by Dr. Nagiza Samatova, researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new method for forecasting seasonal hurricane activity that is 15 percent more accurate than previous techniques. more

Are You Ready for Some Football Visualizations?

Photo of football kickoff.NC State computer scientist Dr. Christopher Healey and his students developed the NFL visualization tool that gives users a quick glimpse of bigger trends, while also allowing for a detailed picture of individual plays, depending on how deeply you want to wander in the football weeds. more

Fund Helps Innovation Reach the Marketplace

A new cloud computing security mechanism called HyperSentry developed by researchers in the NC State Department of Computer Science is among the innovative research ideas funded by the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF). more

Envisioning Youth Empowerment (EYE) Retreat Held This Summer

Making the transition from high school or community college to a large university like NC State can be overwhelming for some students. And the transition may be even more difficult for visually impaired students. This summer, twenty-eight visually impaired students and group leaders participated in the week long Envisioning Youth Empowerment (EYE) Retreat designed to help ease that transition. more

Best Value – Again

Photo of NC State students.Newly released rankings from U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Colleges Edition give NC State high marks as a national best value – a measure that reflects academic quality and affordability – and point to NC State as an “up-and-comer” that has recently made the “most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus or facilities.” In discipline-specific rankings, NC State was tied for 16th among public universities, and 30th overall, in undergraduate engineering. more

NC State 125th Exhibit on Display in DH Hill Library

From September 2012 through March 2013, you are invited to tour this special exhibit depicting 125 years of NC State history through archival images, artifacts, and stories of the university’s founders, innovators, and alumni. Discover NC State from our land-grant roots to today’s transformational technologies. The exhibit is free and open to the public and can be viewed during DH Hill Library’s hours of operation.

Departmental Gifts & Research

Werum Software has donated $2,000 to the department in sponsorship of the ePartners Program.

Sageworks has donated $2,500 to the department in sponsorship of the ePartners Program.

Spirent Communications and Red Hat have each donated $5,000 to the department in sponsorship of the ePartners Program.

Northrop Grumman has donated $5,000 to the department, as part of a larger donation to the College of Engineering, in support of multiple scholarships and the WiCS student organization.

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

Dr. Kemafor Anyanwu Ogan has been awarded $446,942 by the National Science Foundation to support her research proposal titled “Optimization Techniques for Scalable Semantic Web Data Processing in the Cloud.more

Dr. James Lester has been awarded supplemental funding by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his research proposal titled “ENGAGE: Immersive Game-Based Learning for Middle Grade Computational Fluency.” This supplement brings the total funding for this project toover $1M and extends the award period to December 31, 2014. more

Drs. Christopher Healey and Robert St. Amant have been awarded $42,734 by Soar Technology to support their research proposal titled “Proactive Cyber Defense Through Graph-Based Evidence Threads.” more

CSC Wolf Bytes

Congratulations to Dr. Robert St. Amant, associate professor of computer science at NC State University, for having his book entitled Computing for Ordinary Mortals, published by Oxford University Press. The publication date is October 29, 2012. more

Dr. William Enck visited Africa this month on behalf of the US Department of Justice and US Department of State speaking to West African Francophone countries about smartphone security as part of the "US Department of Justice and US Department of State West African Regional Workshop on Cybersecurity and Cybercrime". more

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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.