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Year 2016

Researchers Eye Gaming As Tool for Boosting Computer Science Skills, Diversity in Middle Schools Researchers Eye Gaming As Tool for Boosting Computer Science Skills, Diversity in Middle Schools - release date: 9/14/16
An interdisciplinary team of researchers, led by Dr. James Lester, is launching an initiative that will use a custom-designed video game to boost computational thinking in middle school science classrooms and foster diversity in the sciences.

Fall 2016 Fidelity Investments Leadership in Technology Speakers Announced Fall 2016 Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Speakers Announced - release date: 8/29/16
Amit Walia, Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer at Informatica, will kick off the Fall 2016 Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Executive Speaker Series. Join us on September 29th at 6 p.m. in room 1231 in EB2.

Researchers Find Vulnerabilities in iPhone, iPad Operating System Researchers Find Vulnerabilities in iPhone, iPad Operating System - release date: 8/26/16
Dr. Will Enck and an international team of computer science researchers has identified serious security vulnerabilities in the iOS–the operating system used in Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices. The vulnerabilities make a variety of attacks possible.

A Big Hit With Students, Pokemon GO Hits the Classroom A Big Hit With Students, Pokemon GO Hits the Classroom - release date: 7/13/16
The concepts of Pokemon GO, the mobile-based augmented reality game that uses your phone’s GPS and clock to mix real-world elements with the game, have been incorporated in a summer course in computer science at NC State.

This is What Science Looks Like at NC State:  Scott Vu This is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Scott Vu - release date: 7/06/16
Alumnus Scott Vu earned four degrees from NC State including one in computer science – he also learned how to dance.

Ford Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Ford Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship - release date: 6/08/16
Congratulations to computer science PhD student Denae Ford on being selected for a prestigious and highly competitive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship valued at more than $138,000.

Goodrich Receives NDSEG and NASA/NC Space Grant Fellowships Goodrich Receives NDSEG and NASA/NC Space Grant Fellowships - release date: 5/24/16
Computer Science PhD student Timothy Goodrich is NC State’s first winner of a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship.

For the First Time, CSC Department Honors Graduates During Two Diploma Ceremonies For the First Time, CSC Department Honors Graduates During Two Diploma Ceremonies - release date: 5/17/16
Congratulations Class of 2016! Almost 260 computer science graduates were recognized during the two Spring 2016 Diploma Ceremonies on May 6th.

Singh Named Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professor Singh Named Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professor - release date: 3/14/16
Dr. Munindar Singh, professor of Computer Science at NC State, was recognized for his exceptional record of graduate student training, and the extraordinary quality of the mentoring he provided during and after their graduate programs at NC State.

Brittany Johnson is Empowering Young Females to Pursue Computer Science Brittany Johnson is Empowering Young Females to Pursue Computer Science - release date: 3/02/16
Johnson plans to follow her passion for research while also spreading knowledge and inspiring others to pursue a degree and career in technology.

Fidelity Investments Series Welcomes Ansible Founder Michael DeHaan Fidelity Investments Series Welcomes Ansible Founder Michael DeHaan - release date: 2/29/16
CSC alumnus Michael DeHaan, founder of Ansible, is the featured speaker for the final Spring 2016 Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology" Speakers Series talk. The event is free and open to the public.

Mueller Honored as IEEE Fellow for Achievements in Timing Analysis Research Mueller Honored as IEEE Fellow for Achievements in Timing Analysis Research - release date: 2/23/16
Mueller is now the seventh IEEE Fellow in the department, joining Drs. George Rouskas, Harry Perros, Donald Bitzer, Wushow “Bill” Chou, Mladen Vouk, and Munindar Singh, who were selected between the years of 1982-2011.

New CSC Corporate & Career Services Suite Opens in EB2 New CSC Corporate & Career Services Suite Opens in EB2 - release date: 2/08/16
The department welcomes Leslie Rand-Pickett as Director of Graduate Career Services, who will oversee the facility providing career services support to students and corporate partners.

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Welcomes Hal Stern of Merck Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Welcomes Hal Stern of Merck - release date: 2/01/16
Hal Stern, Executive Director of Applied Technology at Merck & Company, is the featured speaker for our second Spring 2016 Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology Speakers Series” talk. The event is free and open to the public.

Healey Named Distinguished Professor Healey Named Distinguished Professor - release date: 1/08/16
Join us in congratulating Dr. Christopher Healey, professor of computer science, on being appointed to the Goodnight Distinguished Professorship in Advanced Analytics.
Year 2015

Pete Forsyth of Wiki Strategies Kicks Off Spring Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Pete Forsyth of Wiki Strategies Kicks Off Spring Fidelity Investments Speakers Series - release date: 12/29/15
Please join us on January 26th for the first talk in our Spring 2016 Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series. Pete Forsyth, Principal at Wiki Strategies, will be the featured speaker. All talks are free and open to the public.

Congratulations to the CSC Fall 2015 Graduates! Congratulations to the CSC Fall 2015 Graduates! - release date: 12/22/15
More than 220 Computer Science graduates were recognized during the Fall 2015 Diploma Ceremony on December 17th.

Students Get an Assist from Whittenburgs Students Get an Assist from Whittenburgs - release date: 12/14/15
Well-known Wolfpack basketball player and coach Dereck Whittenburg and his wife, Jacqueline, have started a foundation to support students in finishing their degrees.

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Vivek Wadhwa Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Vivek Wadhwa - release date: 10/28/15
Vivek Wadhwa, tech entrepreneur, academic, researcher and writer, is the featured speaker for our final Fall 2015 Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology Speakers Series” talk. The talk will be held in the Hunt Library Auditorium.

Menzies Makes a PROMISE He Doesn’t Plan to Keep, Not All to Himself Anyway. Menzies Makes a PROMISE He Doesn’t Plan to Keep, Not All to Himself Anyway. - release date: 10/05/15
Dr. Tim Menzies is a passionate advocate of sharing lessons learned, and he believes in order to make sure something is legitimate today, the information has to be online, easily accessible and current.

Williams Named Associate Head of Computer Science Department Williams Named Associate Head of Computer Science Department - release date: 9/23/15
Congratulations to Dr. Laurie Williams, Professor of Computer Science at NC State, on being named Associate Department Head of the NC State Computer Science Department.

Vouk Named Distinguished Professor Vouk Named Distinguished Professor - release date: 9/21/15
Dr. Mladen Vouk, Computer Science Department Head, has been named Distinguished Professor in Computer Science at NC State University.

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Scot Wingo Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Scot Wingo - release date: 9/15/15
Please join us on October 27th for the second talk in our Fall 2015 Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series. Scot Wingo, Executive Chairman, Chairman of the Board, and Co-founder of ChannelAdvisor, will be the featured speaker.

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Tim McKnight Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Tim McKnight - release date: 9/10/15
Please join us on September 15th for the first talk in our Fall 2015 Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series. Tim McKnight, Chief Information Security Officer at General Electric, is our featured speaker.

I’m Lauren Schaefer and My Degree Has Made Me a Globetrotter I’m Lauren Schaefer and My Degree Has Made Me a Globetrotter - release date: 8/25/15
Computer science alumna Lauren Schaefer has traveled the world while working remotely for IBM. She has become a go-to person for expertise on how to make the experience as productive as possible.

CSC Department Honors Graduates During Spring Diploma Ceremony CSC Department Honors Graduates During Spring Diploma Ceremony - release date: 5/11/15
Congratulations Class of 2015! More than 240 computer science graduates were recognized during the Spring 2015 Diploma Ceremony on May 8th.

Vail Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Vail Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship - release date: 5/06/15
Congratulations to Alexandria Vail, an NC State student double majoring in computer science and mathematics, and double minoring in physics and cognitive science, on receiving a 2015 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship valued at more than $138,000.

Boyer Receives NSF CAREER Award Boyer Receives NSF CAREER Award - release date: 4/07/15
Dr. Kristy Boyer becomes the 25th NSF CAREER Award winner for the Department of Computer Science at NC State. She is the 24th CAREER Award winner currently on staff, one of the highest concentrations of any department in the nation.

Scholarship Endowment Honors Henry B. Rowe, Jr. Scholarship Endowment Honors Henry B. Rowe, Jr. - release date: 3/17/15
NC State alumni Gerhard Pilcher and his wife Denise Carlisle have established an endowment honoring Pilcher’s stepfather, Henry B. Rowe, Jr. The endowment will provide scholarships for qualified students involved in the CSC Student Ambassadors Program.

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Monique Morrow Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Monique Morrow - release date: 2/24/15
“Why a Career in Technology Matters for Women.” Please join us on April 7th for a very special Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology" Series talk featuring Monique Morrow, CTO-Evangelist New Frontiers Development and Engineering at Cisco.

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents John O’Neill Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents John O’Neill - release date: 1/29/15
Please join us on March 17th for the next talk in our Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology Speakers Series”. John O’Neill, Founder and President of Spark Plug Games, will be our featured speaker. All talks are free and open to the public.

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Andy Hunt Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Andy Hunt - release date: 1/20/15
Please join us on January 29th for our first Spring 2015 Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series. Andy Hunt, programmer turned consultant, author and publisher, is our featured speaker. All talks are free and open to the public.

Engineering Online at NC State Ranked in the Top 10 Nationally Engineering Online at NC State Ranked in the Top 10 Nationally - release date: 1/20/15
U.S. News & World Report ranked the NC State Engineering Online Computer Science and Networking programs as the 7th best nationally in the magazine’s 2015 list of the Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology programs.
Year 2014

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Jim Goodnight Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Jim Goodnight - release date: 10/27/14
Please join us on November 13 for the final talk in our Fall 2014 Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series. Dr. Jim Goodnight, co-founder and CEO of SAS, is the featured speaker. All talks are free and open to the public.

Award Will Help NC State Researcher Put Computer Science Theory Into Practice Award Will Help NC State Researcher Put Computer Science Theory Into Practice - release date: 10/02/14
Dr. Blair Sullivan, assistant professor in the NC State Computer Science Department, is one of 14 winners nationally of a $1.5 million Moore Investigator Award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation as part of its Data-Driven Discovery Initiative.

Researchers Aim to Improve Educational Software through Speech and Emotion Detection Researchers Aim to Improve Educational Software through Speech and Emotion Detection - release date: 9/24/14
Researchers at NC State are working to improve educational software by enabling it to assess body language, speech and other cues to better respond to a student’s emotional state during the learning process.

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Alan Dabbiere Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Alan Dabbiere - release date: 9/18/14
Please join us on Oct. 28 for the next talk in our Fall 2014 Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology Speakers Series”. Alan Dabbiere, Co-founder and Chairman of AirWatch, will be our featured speaker. All talks are free and open to the public.

Researchers Advance Artificial Intelligence for Player Goal Prediction in Gaming Researchers Advance Artificial Intelligence for Player Goal Prediction in Gaming - release date: 9/09/14
Dr. James Lester and other researchers at NC State have developed new AI software that is significantly better at predicting players' goals in video games

New Framework Would Facilitate Use of New Android Security Modules New Framework Would Facilitate Use of New Android Security Modules - release date: 8/20/14
ASM framework research led by Dr. Will Enck at NC State allows the creation of custom security control modules that better protect phones owned by consumers and businesses, and can be used in various personal and enterprise scenarios.

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Russ Koste Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Russ Koste - release date: 8/12/14
Russ Koste, SVP of Cyber Intelligence & Operations of Fidelity Investments, will kick off our Fall 2014 Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology Speakers Series on September 16th. All talks are free and open to the public.

Alumna Sees Computer Science as Creativity and Innovation at its Best Alumna Sees Computer Science as Creativity and Innovation at its Best - release date: 6/03/14
A successful teacher and mentor, PhD alumna Bushra Anjum is helping create tomorrow’s workforce on an international scale.

Dogs, Technology and the Future of Disaster Response Dogs, Technology and the Future of Disaster Response - release date: 5/07/14
Search and Rescue 2.0 – Dogs in high-tech harnesses could provide assistance in disaster relief and recovery by helping locate victims quickly and easily while relaying data about environmental hazards and other information in real time.

Study: Game Developers Say Success Hinges On More Than Just Programming Skills Study: Game Developers Say Success Hinges On More Than Just Programming Skills - release date: 5/06/14
According to Dr. Emerson Murphy-Hill's research, game developers need more than technical skills to be successful – they need a suite of non-programming skills including communications and interpersonal skills!

PhD Student Sean Mealin Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship PhD Student Sean Mealin Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship - release date: 4/04/14
NC State PhD student Sean Mealin, who also received his undergraduate degree from the Computer Science Department in 2013, is a recipient of a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship valued at more than $144,000.

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Tom Mendoza Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Tom Mendoza - release date: 2/26/14
Tom Mendoza, Vice Chairman of NetApp, will wrap up our Spring 2014 Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology Speakers Series. Please join us on March 25 at 6 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Hunt Library. Talks are free and open to the public.

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Victor Fetter Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Victor Fetter - release date: 1/30/14
Please join us on Tuesday. February 25th at 6 p.m. as we welcome Victor Fetter, CIO of LPL Financial, guest speaker for our Fidelity Investments Speakers Series. Fetter's topic is "Recognizing the Power of Technology to Value and Enable Dreams."

NC State’s Online Computer Science Programs Rank Fourth Nationally NC State’s Online Computer Science Programs Rank Fourth Nationally - release date: 1/17/14
NC State’s Engineering Online has again been ranked among the best in the nation by “U.S. News and World Report”.
Year 2013

Department Confers 173 Degrees During Fall Diploma Ceremony Department Confers 173 Degrees During Fall Diploma Ceremony - release date: 12/30/13
More than 170 students received their diplomas during the Fall 2013 Diploma Ceremony on December 18th at Providence Baptist Church. Greg Germain, vice president of NetApp, delivered the keynote address.

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Scott Ganeles Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Scott Ganeles - release date: 12/20/13
Scott Ganeles, CEO of Ipreo, will kick off the Spring 2014 Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speaker Series. Join us on January 30th at 6 p.m. in room 1231 in EB2. Talks are free and open to the public.

Researchers Design Interactive Software to Target Teen Alcohol Use Researchers Design Interactive Software to Target Teen Alcohol Use - release date: 11/18/13
A collaborative research effort including NC State's Dr. James Lester, is focused on designing new personalized, adaptive software to go beyond providing facts and allow a personalized approach to curbing risky behavior in adolescents.

Young Named a 2013 ACM Distinguished Scientist Young Named a 2013 ACM Distinguished Scientist - release date: 11/12/13
The Association for Computing Machinery Named Dr. R. Michael Young a 2013 Distinguished Scientist, placing him in the top 10% of members of the organization.

Many Android Vulnerabilities Can Be Traced to Manufacturer Modifications Many Android Vulnerabilities Can Be Traced to Manufacturer Modifications - release date: 11/04/13
Dr. Xuxian Jiang and his team of researchers have determined that 60 percent of the vulnerabilities found in the smartphone models they evaluated were due to vendor customizations.

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Bob Geolas Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Bob Geolas - release date: 10/31/13
The Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Speakers Series welcomes Bob Geolas, President & CEO of Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina, on November 19th @ 6 pm in 1231 EB2. Event is free and open to the public.

Research That Has Gone to the Dogs! Research That Has Gone to the Dogs! - release date: 10/31/13
Humans and dogs have lived and worked together for thousands of years. In a collaborative study with ECE and the College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. David Roberts will work to develop tools and techniques to take communication and training to a new level.

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents AOL's Curtis Brown Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents AOL's Curtis Brown - release date: 9/27/13
The Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Speakers Series welcomes Curtis Brown, CTO of AOL, on October 22nd @ 6 pm in 1231 EB2. Event is free and open to the public.

Scaling Up Personalized Query Results for Next Generation of Search Engines Scaling Up Personalized Query Results for Next Generation of Search Engines - release date: 9/18/13
Dr. Kemafor Anyanwu Ogan and other researchers from NC State have developed a technique that can make personalized searches 100 times more efficient than previous approaches.

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Michael Lopp Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Michael Lopp - release date: 8/29/13
Michael Lopp, a.k.a. Rands of Rands in Repose, a Silicon Valley-based engineering thought leader, author and technologist, will help us kick off the Fall semester with his talk titled “Stables and Volatiles.”

Helping Kids Bring Their Stories to Life Helping Kids Bring Their Stories to Life - release date: 8/14/13
Thushan Amarasiriwardena, creator of Launchpad Toys, has taken his childhood love of building things, taking pictures, making videos and creating stories and turned it into the award-winning Toontastic app!

Writing the Book on ‘Big Data’ Writing the Book on ‘Big Data’ - release date: 8/07/13
Dr. Nagiza Samatova and four Ph.D. students are co-editors of a book released this month that is a how-to guide for anyone interested in learning how to analyze big data!

Study Finds Clues on How to Keep Kids Engaged with Educational Games Study Finds Clues on How to Keep Kids Engaged with Educational Games - release date: 7/15/13
Researchers at NC State are using the ENGAGE project, a game-based learning environment for middle schoolers, to develop a curriculum that teaches students about computer science principles.

Teaching a Computer to Play ‘Concentration’ Advances Security, Understanding of the Human Mind Teaching a Computer to Play ‘Concentration’ Advances Security, Understanding of the Human Mind - release date: 7/01/13
NC State computer scientists have programmed a computer to play the game Concentration (also known as Memory). The work could help improve computer security – and improve our understanding of how the human mind works.