CSC Department Welcomes New Faculty
The NC State University Department of Computer Science is pleased to announce the addition of several new faculty members to our department starting in the fall 2014 semester:
Dr. Tim Menzies will join the department as a full professor of computer science. Menzies’ general area of specialty is software engineering. He received his BS in computer science and PhD in AI and advanced modeling at the University of New South Wales, Australia in 1984 and 1995 respectively. Menzies is currently a full professor in the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University. For more information on Menzies, click here.
Mr. Chris Parnin will join the department as an assistant professor of computer science. His general area of specialty is software engineering. He received his BS, MS and PhD from Georgia Tech in 2003, 2006 and 2014 respectively. Parnin is currently a software engineer at the Georgia Tech Research Institute. For more information on Parnin, click here.
Dr. Xipeng Shen will join the department as an associate professor in the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Data Driven Sciences Cluster (http://workthatmatters.ncsu.edu/data-driven-science/). His general area of specialty is systems and extreme-scale data-intensive computing. He received his BS in industry automation from the North China University of Technology in 1998; his MS in pattern recognition and intelligent systems from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2001; and his MS and PhD in computer science from the University of Rochester in 2003 and 2006, respectively. Shen is currently the Adina Allen Term Distinguished Associate Professor at The College of William and Mary. For more information on Shen, click here.
Dr. Ranga Raju Vatsavai will join the department as an associate professor in the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Geospatial Analytics Cluster (http://workthatmatters.ncsu.edu/geospatial-analytics/), and an Associate Director for Computational Methods in the new NC State Center for Geospatial Analytics. Vatsavai’s general areas of specialty are advanced data sciences and geospatial analytics. He received his MS in computer and information science in 2003, and his PhD in computer science in 2008, both from the University of Minnesota. For more information on Vatsavai, click here.
Please join us in welcoming these faculty members to our department.
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