CSC News

March 14, 2014

CSC Research Review Session Scheduled for April 11

As the science and technology flagship for the UNC system, NC State continues to uphold its mission as a land-grant university, serving the state of North Carolina through innovation, research and extension. In fact, having very strong corporate partnerships has long been a cornerstone of our department's success, and our teaching and research efforts have always been well-grounded in reality and focused on solving real-world problems and developing value-add innovation.

With this in mind, the Department of Computer Science at NC State University invites industry leaders to attend a special Research Review Session on Friday, April 11th in Room 3211 EB2, a day-long event featuring "elevator pitch" presentations by a variety of computer science faculty about their research in the morning, followed by time for open discussion with individual faculty in the afternoon.

The objective of this special session is to share with business leaders, more about our innovative and cutting edge research and to establish a dialogue about how we might partner together on a deeper, more meaningful level in the area of sponsored graduate research.

The tentative schedule of faculty presentations is provided below. Complimentary lunch and refreshments will be provided.

To help us plan for the event, pre-registration is requested at:

Directions to EB2 are available here. You can purchase a visitor's parking pass as you enter Centennial Campus on Varsity Drive, allowing you to park in any unmarked spaces on campus, or you can park in the visitors pay deck on Partners Way.

Tentative Agenda

8:30   Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:45   Dr. Nagiza Samatova, Analytics-Driven Data Management at Exascale
9:00   Dr. Michael Young, Computer Games Research
9:15   Dr. Rudra Dutta, Networking Frontiers: Architecture, Software, Ubiquity
9:30   Dr. Randy Avent, NC State University Initiatives in "Big Data"
9:45   Dr. Ben Watson, User Experience Research at NC State
10:00 Dr. Munindar Singh, Text Analytics for Sentiment
10:15 Break
10:45 Dr. Laurie Williams, The Science of Security
11:00 Dr. Tiffany Barnes, Supporting and Studying Learning through Games and Learning Analytics
11:15 Dr. Blair Sullivan, Scalable Graph Algorithms
11:30 Dr. Chris Healey, Social Network Visualization
11:45 Dr. Kemafor Anyanwu, Semantics in Big Data Analysis
12:00 Closing
12:15 Lunch
1:15   Meetings with individual faculty
2:45   Ice Cream Break

Space is limited to approximately 40, so register early. We hope you can join us.

For research-related queries, please feel free to contact Dr. Munindar Singh; for logistical matters or to obtain general information about the Department of Computer Science, please feel free to contact Ken Tate.


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