Four Alumni Inducted into the CSC Alumni Hall of Fame
The NC State Computer Science Alumni Hall of Fame officially inducted four new members during a special ceremony held at the Park Alumni Center on the evening of Thursday, November 10th. More than 60 faculty, staff, award winners, their families and special guests were in attendance.
A photo gallery with pictures from the special event can be found here.
The CSC Alumni Hall of Fame was established in 2017 to celebrate and recognize the exemplary contributions our outstanding graduates have made to their profession, their community, and to the world at large. With more than 11,000 CSC Alumni, only a select number will be chosen for recognition in our Alumni Hall of Fame making this a truly exceptional and noteworthy honor.
This class of inductees brings the total number of alumni honored in the Hall of Fame to 56.
Award winners are presented a specially designed award to take home and they will be featured on a permanent display wall on the 3rd floor of EB2, near the department’s main office. The Hall of Fame wall features an interactive component that is also accessible online (http://ncsucsc.touchpros.com/).
The 2022 inductees into the NC State Computer Science Alumni Hall of Fame include:
- Tony Brown (BS ‘83) – Principal Partner and Director of Strategic Investments at Public Consulting Group, Inc. (profile)
- Kathy Markham (BS ’80) – Retired Healthcare IT Executive (profile)
- Alagu Periyannan (MS ’92) – Co-founder & CTO of BlueJeans by Verizon (not pictured) (profile)
- CJ Saretto (BS ’00, MS ‘01) – Sr. Vice President of Research & Development at Axiom (profile)
In addition, the department recognized two ‘Rising Stars’, a special achievement award for outstanding Computer Science graduates within 10 years of their graduate:
- Dr. Amir Bahmani (MS ’16, PhD ‘17) – Director of Stanford's Deep Data Research Computing Center at Stanford University (audio profile)
- Dr. Anup Kalia (MS ’13, PhD ‘16) – Senior Research Scientist at Dataminr (audio profile)
CSC Department head, Dr. Gregg Rothermel, extended his congratulations to the group during the ceremony saying “To all of our inductees and honorees - Congratulations are in order – you are indeed a very select group. Our Alumni Hall of Fame was established to celebrate and recognize the exemplary contributions our outstanding graduates have made to their profession, their community, and to the world at large As Hall of Fame honorees, we hope that you will serve as an inspiration for current and future students, while promoting the department’s global impact for producing incredible talent that embodies the University’s mantra to ‘Think and Do the Extraordinary!’.”
Ken Tate, director of engagement & external relations, says “Collectively, this group has made its mark in the public and private sectors. They have launched start-ups creating jobs and economic prosperity, they’ve innovated and automated and they have dozens of patents to prove it, they’ve pioneered technologies we take for granted today, they’ve created iconic games, movies and books that entertain us, they’ve been recognized with countless awards and accolades including an Emmy, they’ve shared their wealth and wisdom to help others, and they are working on advanced technologies that might literally save your life one day. These individuals not only care about the world, they have found a way to use their passion and their talents to make this a better world for all of us!”
Tate added during the ceremony, “Over the years, I have come to know so many of our honorees, but one of the most pleasant surprises about the entire process has been the emergence of alums I had not previously met!”
To nominate someone for future consideration, please visit the CSC Alumni Hall of Fame page (https://www.csc.ncsu.edu/alumni/hall-of-fame.php ).
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