CSC eNewsletter - September 2018

Tate Recognized by Triangle Business Journal as a 2018 Leader in Diversity

Ken TateWe are excited to announce that Ken Tate, director of engagement & external relations, was among eight local leaders recognized by the Triangle Business Journal as one of their 2018 Leaders in Diversity. Tate was recognized for his leadership efforts over the last decade to work closely with the department’s Strategic Advisory Board, industry partners, College of Engineering Admissions and a variety of department and university resources to develop and deploy a comprehensive outreach strategy designed to increase the attraction of females and under-represented students into the computer science discipline at NC State. more

Rakesh Ravi joins CIMS as Data Scientist

NC State computer networking graduate, Rakesh Ravi applies his love of connecting things to his new role as data scientist with Poole College’s Center for Innovation Management Studies. more

Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Series Presents Larry Weber

Larry WeberPlease join us on October 23, 2018 at 6:30P in Lecture Hall 1231 in EB2 for our 2nd fall 2018 talk in the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series. Our special guest speaker will be Larry Weber, Head of Product Marketing, AWS Relational Databases at Amazon. His talk topic will be “From Ground to the Cloud: The Evolution of the Relational Database.” more

Best Places to Work

Congratulations to ePartners Red Hat, Oracle Bronto, Fidelity Investments, Republic Wireless and Pendo, for being among the Triangle Business Journal’s list of 2018 Best Places to Work!

NC State Moves Up in National Rankings

NC State edged up one spot in the rankings published by U.S. News & World Report this month, coming in at No. 80 on the annual list of the nation’s top colleges and universities. Among public institutions, NC State now ranks 32nd. more

Introducing the 2018 CSC Student Ambassadors!

CSC AmbassadorsThe Computer Science Department is pleased to welcome 14 new undergraduates to our talented group of Computer Science Student Ambassadors. The Ambassadors program promotes leadership and communications skills by offering students the opportunity to represent our department at a variety of academic, social and networking events held throughout the academic year, and through personal interface with prospective students through our outreach efforts. more

Meet the First-Year Class for 2018

This year’s incoming class is the largest NC State has ever welcomed, with the strongest academic credentials to boot. Meet seven extraordinary students here to make their mark. more

Creating a Transfer Community

NC State welcomes nearly 1,700 transfer students to campus each year, and a new program aims to increase that number. The Community College Collaboration (C3) is a dual-admission, dual-enrollment transfer program between the university and eight community college partners. more

High-Resolution Face Completion with Multiple Controllable Attributes

Online TrainingWhen we look at an incomplete object with some missing parts, our visual system can immediately fill in the gaps and perceive the object as being whole. In psychology, this is known as the law of closure. New technology research led by Drs. Christopher Healey and Tianfu Wu is helping computer systems learn to accurately fill in the gaps in high-resolution facial images – and offer users multiple options for customization. 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

Dude Solutions has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

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

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

Cisco Systems has donated $10,000 to the department in support of the Senior Design Center.

The RTP Chapter of SIM has donated $1,750 to the department in support of the Society for Information Management (SIM) Ed Galloway Scholarship Endowment.

Amazon Web Services has provided Dr. Muhammad Shahzad AWS Cloud Credits for Research valued at $10,000. The AWS Cloud Credits for Research Program (formerly AWS Research Grants) supports researchers who seek to build cloud-hosted publicly available science-as-a-service applications, software, or tools to facilitate their future research and the research of their community, perform proof of concept or benchmark tests evaluating the efficacy of moving research workloads or open data sets to the cloud, and train a broader community on the usage of cloud for research workloads via workshops or tutorials.

LexisNexis has provided an unrestricted gift of $110,000 to support the research efforts of Dr. Tim Menzies in the areas of cloud computing and test case management.

CSC Wolf Bytes

We are pleased to announce the addition of Susan Uy to our department on September 17, as an Admissions Specialist in our graduate office.

Congratulations to CSC alum, Tommy Vitolo (BS 1999), who recently won the Democratic primary for the 15th Norfolk District in Massachusetts. Facing no opposition in the upcoming mid-term election, Tommy will be sworn in as the next State Representative for Brookline on January 2, 2019.

Congratulations to CSC aluma, Khalia Braswell (BS 2013), who has been named to The Root 100 list for 2018 - an annual list of the most influential African Americans, ages 25 to 45. The list includes such names as Beyonce, LeBron James, Meghan Markle, Serena Williams and Chance the Rapper. Khalia is the CEO and founder of INTech, a nonprofit organization to help young girls of color get into technology.

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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