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Faculty & Staff Awards

Then Department of Computer Science is very proud and its faculty and staff members. Many of them have been recognized by the university and countless other organizations. It is our privilege work along side these people and we proudly acknowledge their accomplishments.

Selected Computer Science Faculty Awards & Accolades

Dr. Barbara Jasmine Adams, Director of Advising (Undergraduate)
  • George H. Blessis Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award - 2011
  • 2009-2010 Pride of the Wolfpack Award

 

Dr. Annie I. Anton, Adjunct Professor
  • eHow Shift 100, 2011 Edition
  • ACM Distinguished Scientists - 2009
  • IEEE Software 25th Anniversary “Most Cited Articles” - 2009
  • IBM Faculty Award - 2008
  • Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) Advisory Board, member - 2008 
  • Information Science and Technology (ISAT) study group member - 2008
  • St. Pius X Distinguished Alumna - 2007
  • National Academy of Engineering U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium invitee - 2006, 2007
  • Computing Research Association, Board of Directors, member - 2006
  • Intel Privacy and Security Policy Advisory Board, member - 2006
  • Computing Research Association, Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research, board member - 2005
  • NSF CISE Advisory Council, member - 2005
  • "Women of Influence in the Public Sector" award - 2005
  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions on Software Engineering, member, editorial board - 2004
  • Computing Research Association Digital Government Fellow - 2002
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early CAREER Award - 2000

 

Dr. Kemafor Anyanwu Ogan, Associate Professor
  • IBM Faculty Award - 2008

 

Dr. Donald Bitzer, Distinguished University Research Professor
  • National Inventors Hall of Fame - 2013
  • Consumer Electronics Association, Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame - 2006
  • National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Emmy Award, 2002, for his role in developing the plasma screen
  • National Academies National Associate (National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine & National Research Council) - 2002
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Life Fellow - 1982
  • National Academy of Engineering Member - 1974

 

Dr. Min Chi, Assistant Professor
  • Best Paper Award - 10th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, 2010
  • James Chen Best Student Paper Award - 18th International Conference on UMAP, 2010
  • Best Student Paper Award - 9th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, 2008
  • Best Poster Award - 1st International Conference on Educational Data Mining, 2008 

 

Dr. Rada Y. Chirkova, Associate Professor
  • Senior Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) - 2012
  • IBM Faculty Award - 2012
  • IBM Faculty Award - 2011
  • IBM Faculty Award - 2010
  • IBM Faculty Award - 2007
  • IBM University Partnership Program Awards - 2003, 2004, 2007
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early CAREER Award - 2005
  • Faculty Research and Professional Development Award (NCSU), 2003

 

Dr. Wu-show Chou, Professor Emeritus
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow - 1987
  • US General Service Administration Award for "Significant Contributions" to federal telecommunications system - 1988
  • "Editor's Choice" Award by IEEE Communications Magazine - 1982
  • Who's Who in America - 1990
  • Who's Who in the World - 1995
  • Meritorious Service Award from IEEE Computer Society - 2002
  • Golden Core Member from IEEE Computer Society - 2002

 

Dr. Edward W. Davis, Professor Emeritus
  • NC State Academy of Outstanding Teachers inductee - 1997

 

Dr. Jon Doyle, SAS Distinguished Professor
  • American Association for Artificial Intelligence, Fellow - 1981

 

Dr. Patrick Dreher, Research Professor
  • IBM Faculty Award - 2016
  • IBM Faculty Award - 2010
  • IBM Faculty Award - 2009

 

Dr. Robert Fornaro, Professor Emeritus
  • IEEE Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award - 2013
  • Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award - 2008
  • NC State Academy of Outstanding Teachers Award - 2008
  • IEEE Computer Science International Design Competition, mentor of 1st place team - 2006
  • IEEE Computer Science International Design Competition, mentor of 1st place team - 2005

 

Dr. Vincent W. Freeh, Associate Professor
  • IBM Faculty Award - 2012
  • IBM University Partnership Program Award - 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007
  • IBM Faculty Award - 2000, 2007, 2008
  • NSF CAREER Award, "Collaborative Memory" - 1999
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early CAREER Award - 1998

 

Dr. Xiaohui (Helen) Gu, Associate Professor
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early CAREER Award - 2011
  • IBM Faculty Award - 2011
  • IBM Faculty Award - 2010
  • IBM Exploratory Stream Analytics Innovation Award - 2008
  • IBM Faculty Award - 2008

 

Dr. Khaled Harfoush, Associate Professor
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early CAREER Award - 2004 -- more

 

Dr. Christopher G. Healey, Goodnight Distinguished Professor
  • IBM Faculty Award - 2012
  • IBM Faculty Award - 2011
  • IBM Faculty Award - 2010
  • IBM Faculty Award - 2008
  • IBM Faculty Award - 2007
  • Member, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society - 2007
  • Senior member, Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) - 2007
  • Senior member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) - 2007
  • NC State Academy of Outstanding Teachers inductee - 2003
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early CAREER Award - 2001

 

Dr. Steffen Heber, Associate Professor
  • IBM Faculty Award - 2008

 

Dr. Sarah Heckman, Teaching Associate Professor
  • NC State Academy of Outstanding Teachers inductee - 2015
  • Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Award - 2015
  • Google CS Engagement Award - 2015

 

Ms. Margaret Heil, Lecturer
  • NC State Academy of Outstanding Teachers inductee - 2010

 

Dr. Thomas L. Honeycutt, Associate Professor Emeritus  

Scholarship Endowment to Honor Dr. Thomas Honeycutt

 

Dr. James C. Lester, Distinguished Professor
  • AAAI Fellow, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, 2014
  • Distinguished Professor, North Carolina State University, 2012
  • Academy of Outstanding Teachers, North Carolina State University, 1998
  • NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 1997

 

Ms. Carolyn Miller, Lecturer
  • NC State Alumni Association Distinguished Undergraduate Professorship Award - 1998
  • NC State Academy of Outstanding Teachers inductee - 1993

 

Dr. Frank Mueller, Professor
  • Gold Core Member Award, IEEE- Computer Society (IEEE-CS) - 2012
  • Member, IEEE Golden Core - 2012
  • Distinguished Member Award, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • NVIDIA Research Award - 2010
  • Google Research Award - 2009
  • Humboldt Research Fellowship (Humboldt Foundation) - 2007/2008
  • Gelato (IP)2 Award, Innovative Project on Itanium processors - 2007
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium - 2007
  • IBM Faculty Award - 2006
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (Career) Award - 2003
  • Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS) - 2003
  • Best Paper Award at the International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS) - 2002
  • Faculty Research and Professional Development Award, North Carolina State University - 2002
  • Advisor of Best Master's Thesis at Humboldt University Berlin in Computer Science - 1999-2000
  • Fulbright-Stipend and Stipend by the Federation of German-American Clubs - 1989-1991

 

Dr. Emerson Murphy-Hill, Associate Professor
  • Blue Sky Idea Award, Foundations of Software Engineering, 2014.
  • Best Paper, Conference on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VLHCC), 2014
  • ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award, International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), 2014
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early CAREER Award - 2013
  • Microsoft Software Engineering Innovation Foundation Award, 2012
  • Most Receptive Graduate Professor Outside the Classroom. Presented by the NCSU Chapter of the ACM/AITP, 2012
  • ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award, International Symposium on Software Visualization  (SOFTVIS), 2010
  • ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award, International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), 2010
  • ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award, International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), 2009

 

Dr. Peng Ning, Adjunct
  • IBM Open Collaborative Faculty Award - 2011
  • IBM Open Collaborative Faculty Award - 2009
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early CAREER Award - 2005

 

Dr. Harry Perros, Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow - 2009
  • NC State Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professorship Award - 2002

 

Dr. Michael Rappa, Distinguished University Professor
  • IBM Faculty Award - 2010

 

Dr. Douglas S. Reeves, Professor
  • NC State Libraries Faculty Award Winner - 2011
  • Professional Engineer [Alumnus] of the Year Award, 2003, Speed Scientific School at the University of Louisville, Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department

 

Dr. Injong Rhee, Adjunct
  • Google Research Award - 2010
  • NCSU Inventor's Award - 2002
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early CAREER Award - 1999

 

Dr. George N. Rouskas, Professor
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow - 2011
  • IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer - 2010 & 2011
  • IBM Faculty Award - 2007
  • Alcoa Foundation Engineering Research Achievement Award - spring 2004
  • NC State Academy of Outstanding Teachers inductee - 2004
  • NC State Alumni Outstanding Research Award - 2003
  • Best Paper Award, SPIE Conference on All-Optical Networking - 1998
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early CAREER Development Award - 1997

 

 

Dr. Nagiza Samatova, Professor
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Outstanding Mentor Award - 2008

 

Dr. Carla D. Savage, Professor
  • American Mathematical Society (AMS) Fellow - 2012

 

Dr. Xipeng Shen, Associate Professor
  • ACM Distinguished Speaker - 2016
  • Google Faculty Research Award - 2015
  • IBM Canada CAS Faculty Research Fellow - 2016
  • IBM Canada CAS Faculty Research Fellow - 2015
  • IBM Canada CAS Faculty Research Fellow - 2014
  • IBM Canada CAS Faculty Research Fellow - 2013
  • IBM Canada CAS Faculty Research Fellow - 2012
  • DOE (Department of Energy) Early Career Award - 2011
  • IBM Canada CAS Faculty Research Fellow - 2011
  • IBM Canada CAS Faculty Research Fellow - 2010
  • NSF (National Science Foundation) CAREER Award - 2010

 

Dr. Munindar P. Singh, Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow - 2009
  • IBM Faculty Award - 2007
  • Cisco University Research Award - 2001
  • IBM Partnership Award - 1996, 2000
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early CAREER Award - 1996

 

Dr. Robert St. Amant, Associate Professor
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, College of Engineering, NC State University - 2013
  • Google Research Award - 2010
  • Best Paper Award, Behavior Representation in Modeling & Simulation (BRIMS) Conference - 2010
  • Best Paper Award, International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM) - 2007
  • Best Applied Paper Award, International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM) - 2004
  • Outstanding New Teacher Award, Department of Computer Science, North Carolina State University - 1999

 

Ken Tate, Director of Development & External Relations
  • ACM/AITP "Outstanding Graduate Staff" Award - 2014
  • ACM/AITP "Most Outstanding Staff Member" Award – 2004, 2011
  • Pride of the Wolfpack Award - 2004
  • Nortel Networks PRIDE Award for team leadership (ePerformance Solutions) - 2000
  • Bronze Quill Award for multi-media marketing (Advisor ’98 CD-ROM) - 1998
  • Nortel Networks Award of Merit for launch of Remote Access Learning technology - 1998
  • Golden Hugo Award for marketing video production (On Course video) - 1997
  • Aurora Gold Award for On Course promotional video - 1997

 

Dr. Alan L. Tharp, Professor Emeritus
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc., commissioner - 2004
  • NC State's Alumni Association Distinguished Undergraduate Professorship Award - 1985
  • NC State Academy of Outstanding Teachers inductee - 1976, 1980

 

Dr. David Thuente, Professor
  • Pride of the Wolfpack Award - 2010

 

Dr. Mladen Vouk, Distinguished Professor and AVC for Research Dev.
  • IBM Faculty Award - 2012
  • IBM Faculty Award - 2011
  • IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Member - 2011
  • IBM Faculty Award - 2010
  • IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Service Award - 2010
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow - 2001
  • 1999 RAMS Alan O. Plait Award for Tutorial Excellence
  • Recepient of the IFIP Silver Core Award - 1992

 

Dr. Ben Watson, Associate Professor
  • NVIDIA Professor Partnership Award - 2007
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Award - 2006

 

Dr. Laurie Williams, Professor
  • NC State Faculty Scholar - 2013
  • IBM Faculty Award - 2012
  • ACM Distinguished Scientist - 2011
  • IBM Smarter Planet Innovation Faculty Award - 2011
  • IBM Faculty Award - 2010
  • ACM SIGSOFT Influential Educator Award - 2009
  • IEEE Software 25th Anniversary "Top Picks” for full-length, peer-reviewed articles - 2009
  • IEEE Software 25th Anniversary “Most Cited Articles” - 2009
  • IBM Faculty Award - 2008
  • IBM Jazz Innovation Award - 2007
  • Best Paper Award, International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM) - 2007
  • NC State Academy of Outstanding Teaching inductee - 2006
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early CAREER Award - 2004
  • IBM University Partnership Award - 2003
  • IBM Eclipse Innovation Award - 2002

 

Dr. R. Michael Young, Adjunct
  • NC State Faculty Scholar - 2014
  • Senior Member, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) - 2013
  • ACM Distinguished Scientist - 2013
  • NC State Libraries Faculty Award Winner - 2012
  • Named GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Faculty Fellow by the Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) - 2009
  • Named Research Director for Triangle Game Initiative - 2009
  • NC State Academy of Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension - 2009
  • NC State Outstanding Extension Service Award - 2009
  • IBM Faculty Award - 2007
  • NC State Academy of Outstanding Teachers inductee - 2005
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early CAREER Award - 2001

 

NC State Academy of Outstanding Teachers Awards

The following Computer Science faculty members have been named to the NC State Academy of Outstanding Teachers. Established in 1965, this honor recognizes faculty members for exceptional classroom service at North Carolina State University.

Dr. Edward W. Davis, Professor Emeritus

Dr. Robert Fornaro, Professor Emeritus

Dr. Christopher G. Healey, Goodnight Distinguished Professor

Dr. Sarah Heckman, Teaching Associate Professor

Ms. Margaret Heil, Lecturer

Dr. James C. Lester, Distinguished Professor

Ms. Carolyn Miller, Lecturer

Dr. George N. Rouskas, Professor

Dr. Alan L. Tharp, Professor Emeritus

Dr. Laurie Williams, Professor

Dr. R. Michael Young, Adjunct

National Science Foundation's Career Awards

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Early CAREER Development Award is the highest honor given by the NSF to young university faculty in science and engineering.

Dr. Annie I. Anton, Adjunct Professor

Dr. Tiffany Barnes, Associate Professor

Dr. Kristy Elizabeth Boyer, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dr. Rada Y. Chirkova, Associate Professor

Dr. William Enck, Associate Professor

Dr. Vincent W. Freeh, Associate Professor

Dr. Xiaohui (Helen) Gu, Associate Professor

Dr. Khaled Harfoush, Associate Professor

Dr. Christopher G. Healey, Goodnight Distinguished Professor

Dr. James C. Lester, Distinguished Professor

Dr. Xiaosong Ma, Adjunct Associate Professor

Dr. Frank Mueller, Professor

Dr. Emerson Murphy-Hill, Associate Professor

Dr. Peng Ning, Adjunct

Dr. Injong Rhee, Adjunct

Dr. George N. Rouskas, Professor

Dr. Xipeng Shen, Associate Professor

Dr. Munindar P. Singh, Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor

Dr. Ben Watson, Associate Professor

Dr. Laurie Williams, Professor

Dr. Tao Xie, Adjunct Associate Professor

Dr. R. Michael Young, Adjunct

Dr. Ting Yu, Adjunct Associate Professor

College of Engineering Award of Excellence

Winners Nominees
Carlos Benavente - 2015 Todd Gardner - 2016
Andrew Sleeth - 2012 Carlos Benavente - 2015
Carol Holloman - 2003 Tenille Naumann - 2015
Margery Page - 2001 Tammy Coates - 2013
Andrew Sleeth - 2012
Carlos Benavente - 2012
Garry Stelling - 2003
Carol Holloman - 2003
Margery Page - 2001

Pride of the Wolfpack Awards

2016 - 2017 2015 - 2016 2011 - 2012 2010 - 2011 2009 - 2010
Ann Hunt
Zelda Tuazama
Todd Gardner Michelle Healey
Jeremy Meeler
Trey Murdoch
Tammy Coates
Linda Honeycutt
Tari Ryan
Dr. Barbara Adams
Carlos Benavente
Ann Hunt
Dr. David Thuente
2006 - 2007 2005 - 2006 2004 - 2005 2003 - 2004 2002 - 2003
Susan Peaslee
Michelle Healey
Dr. Mladen Vouk
Ginny Adams
Ron Hartis
Carol Allen
Linda Honeycutt
Kelly Potter
Melissa Seate
Carlos Benavente
Jennifer Craddock
Dana Lasher
Anna Rzewnicki
Ken Tate
Annie Anton
Jacqueline Cox
Carol Holloman
Krista Hutchinson
Gary Stelling