CSC News

July 06, 2015

CSC Department Welcomes New Faculty

The NC State University Department of Computer Science is pleased to announce the addition of two new faculty members to our department starting in the fall 2015 semester:
Dr. Jessica Staddon will join the department as an associate professor in computer science.  Her general area of specialty is privacy.  She received her BA in Applied Math in 1990, and her PhD in Mathematics in 1997 from the University of California, Berkeley.  Staddon is currently a research scientist and manager at Google.  Prior to joining Google in 2010, she served as an area manager at PARC from 2001-2010, a research scientist at Bell Labs from 1999-2001, and a research scientist for RSA from 1997-1999.  For more information on Staddon, click here.
Dr. Muhammad Shahzad will join the department as an assistant professor in computer science.  Shahzad’s general area of specialty is computer networking.  He received his PhD degree in Computer Science from Michigan State University, in May of 2015. During his PhD, Shahzad did two internships at Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, and one at Technicolor Research, Paris, France. His research interests lie in the probabilistic network measurements of both wired as well as wireless networks. He is also interested in exploring new sensing modalities for human activity and gesture recognition. He is the recipient of the 2015 Fitch Beach Graduate Research Award, 2015 Outstanding Graduate Student Award, and 2012 Outstanding Student Leader Award at Michigan State University. Shahzad has served on the program committees of IEEE ICNP 2014, ICCCN 2014, and ACM MobiCom S3 Workshop 2014. He has also served as EDAS chair for IEEE ICNP 2014 and proceedings chair for IEEE MASCOTS 2015.   For more information on Shahzad, click here.
Please join us in welcoming these faculty members to our department.

Return To News Homepage