CSC News

August 24, 2012

Department Welcomes Two New Faculty

The NC State University Department of Computer Science is pleased to announce the addition of two new faculty members to our department for the fall 2012 semester:
Dr. Tiffany Barnes joins the department as an associate professor.  Her research focuses on educational data mining, serious games for education, health, and energy, and broadening the participation in computing education and research.  She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and the NC State Golden Chain Society.
Barnes is a three-time graduate of NC State receiving her BS in Computer Science and Mathematics in 1995; her MS in Computer Science and Mathematics in 2000; and her PhD in Computer Science in 2003.  For more information on Barnes, click here.
Dr. Lina Battesilli joins the department as a teaching assistant professor.  Her research interests include computer science education, cloud computing and datacenter networks, networking architectures and protocols (high-speed, internet, wireless, optical), software defined networking and openflow, performance evaluation, simulation and queueing theory.
Battestilli received an MS degree in Computer Networking in 2002 and a PhD degree in Computer Science in 2005, both from NC State.  She has over ten years of industry experience.  Most recently, she spent three years at the Next Generation Computing Group in the Research Division of IBM where she worked on projects aimed at transforming the Datacenter to a dynamic Cloud.  She and her work in cloud computing have been featured on the department's Future Students page (link). For more information on Battestilli, click here.
Please join us in welcoming these faculty members to our department.


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