Computer Science eNewsletter

Vouk Named Distinguished Professor

Dr. Mladen VoukDr. Louis Martin-Vega, Dean of the College of Engineering, recently announced that Dr. Mladen A. Vouk has been promoted to Distinguished Professor in Computer Science at NC State. Vouk is a Professor of Computer Science, Head of the Department of Computer Science, and Associate Vice Provost for Information Technology at NC State. He recently served as Interim Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Economic Development. more

Literacy Expert Pushes ‘Play’ on Educational Games

What do playing a computer game and reading a book have in common? Both can immerse students and help them build reading skills, according to NC State research. more

Williams Named Associate Head of Computer Science Department

Dr. Laurie WilliamsThe NC State Computer Science Department is pleased to announce that Dr. Laurie Williams, Professor of Computer Science, has been named Associate Department Head of the Computer Science Department. For the past ten months Williams has served as Acting Department Head while current Department Head, Dr. Mladen Vouk, served as interim Vice-chancellor for Research, Innovation and Economic Development at NC State. more

Welcome New Student Ambassadors!

We are kicking off our fourth year of the Computer Science Department’s Student Ambassador Program with seventeen new talented undergraduates. The program promotes leadership and life skills by offering the Ambassadors the opportunity to represent our department at a variety of academic, social and networking events held throughout the academic year, and through personal interface with prospective students through our outreach efforts. Ambassadors are the first point of contact for many visitors to NC State, so they are required to promote the University, the College of Engineering, the Computer Science Department, and the computer science discipline. more

Harrelson Hall: Reclaimed

After more than a half century of standing as a round peg in the square hole of NC State’s University Plaza, Harrelson Hall is finally being sent to the circular file. Over the coming year much of the building will be rolled up, recycled and reused before the final skeleton is ultimately removed next summer. Plans are to use at least 90 percent of reclaimed nonhazardous materials for other purposes! more

Fidelity Investments Series Presents Scot Wingo

Scot Wingo Please join us on October 27, 2015 at 6 pm in 1231 EB2 for the second of three fall 2015 talks in the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series. Our special guest speaker will be Scot Wingo, Executive Chairman, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder of ChannelAdvisor. The topic of his talk will be “From Aiken to IPO, the 20 Year Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur". more

NC State Scores Big Jump in National Rankings

NC State again made big gains on one of the most closely watched rankings of the nation’s colleges and universities, achieving high scores for academic excellence, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources and alumni giving. The 2016 “Best Colleges” rankings, published by U.S. News & World Report, placed NC State No. 89 among national universities and 37th among public schools, up six spots from last year in both categories. more

High Praise!

NC State's Engineering Program is ranked #16 nationally on’s Top 50 Best Value Engineering Programs of 2015! This value-based ranking considers ROI uses a formula that that spotlights engineering schools with the best balance of quality and cost. more

A New Campus Hub: Talley Student Union

Talley CenterThe Sept. 9 dedication of Talley Student Union completes a years-long renovation and rebuilding effort. That project united many student organizations in a beautiful space that encourages the people inside to exchange ideas and create our unique campus culture. more

Learn How to Win Against Cyber Threats

NC State and other universities are under almost constant cyber attacks. Students, faculty & staff are encouraged to find out how to safeguard your data during National Cyber Security Awareness Month. more

Departmental Gifts & Research

SAS has donated $25,000 in support of the ePartners Program and the Senior Design Center.

BCBS of NC has donated $12,500 in support of the ePartners Program and the Senior Design Center.

Allstate has donated $7,500 in support of the ePartners Program.

Applied Systems has donated $5,000 in support of the ePartners Program.

iCiDigital has donated $5,000 in support of the ePartners Program.

Inmar has donated $2,500 in support of the ePartners Program.

Eastman Chemical has donated $2,500 in support of the ePartners Program.

Bronto Software has donated $2,500 in support of the ePartners Program.

Huawei has donated $2,000 in support of the LCPC 2015: International Workshop on Languages and Compilers for Parallel Computing.

Mrs. Ling Tai has donated $2,000 to the KC Tai Memorial Endowment fund.

The RTP Chapter of SIM has donated $1,818 to the NC Society for Information Management (SIM) Scholarship Endowment fund.

Alumna Heather Miller and her husband Doug, have donated $1,000 in support of the Diversity in Computer Science Endowment.

Dr. Kemafor Anyanwu Ogan has been awarded $48,725 by Datanova Scientific via US Navy – Office of Naval Research to support her research proposal entitled “Type System for Naval Essential Tasks." more

Dr. Blair Sullivan has been awarded $50,000 in supplemental funding from the DARPA GRAPHS program through the US Navy – Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR) to support her research proposal titled “Parameterized Algorithms Respecting Structure in Noisy Graphs (PARSiNG).” more

Dr. Frank Mueller has been awarded $50,000 in supplemental funding by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory via US Dept. of Energy to support his research proposal entitled “Resilience for Global Address Spaces.” This $50,000 supplement brings the total funding for this project to $203,393. more

Dr. William Enck has been awarded $300,000 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his research proposal entitled “Improving Mobile-Application Security via Text Analytics.” more

Dr. Xipeng Shen has been awarded supplemental funding by IBM Canada Limited to support his research proposal titled “Context-Award Correlation-Based Program Optimizations.” more

CSC Wolf Bytes

Nice shout-out from Sen. Richard Burr at the 1:30 mark of this C-SPAN video. NC State currently ranks 1st out of 182 entries in the NSA Codebreaker Challenge! video link

Congratulations to alum, Troy Tolle, who was recently named by United Federal Credit Union (UFCU) as an associate director to its board of directors.

Yu Yu Tao is leaving her role as Assistant Contracts & Grants Manager with our department to become the Post Award Manager for the NC State College of Design. While her departure will leave a huge void, this is a great opportunity for Yu Yu as she grows in her professional career. Please join us in thanking Yu Yu for all of her hard work and wishing her the best in new role!

Dr. Emerson Murphy-Hill (and daughter Zuri) was recently featured in an IndyWeek story profiling six Triangle commuters who ride to work every day…on their bikes! more

Follow the Department on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter!

Alumni, students, faculty, staff, and corporate partners of the NC State Department of Computer Science, interested in networking to foster collaboration, entrepreneurship, partnerships, career development and professional growth are invited to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Personalized Job Search Agent in ePack

If you are a CSC student or recent graduate (within 12 months post-graduation) and would like to receive email notifications when new jobs are posted on ePack matching your profile, you can set up your own customized job search agent to receive just the postings you desire (intern vs. full time, etc). For a short video tutorial on how to create your own personalized job agent, click here.

The Alumni Association has partnered with the University Career Development Center to make ePACK available to NC State alumni. If you are a current Alumni Association member, update your online profile by visiting the Wolfpack Connect (alumni directory) and click on the ‘Update My Info’ tab on the upper right side of the page. Select the ‘Career Connections’ tab and then choose ‘yes’ beside the question, ‘Do you want access to ePACK?’

To access ePACK you must be a member of the Alumni Association and you must be an alumnus/alumnae of NC State. If you are not a member of the Alumni Association, you can join online. Once you have received an email confirming your membership, you will be able to register for access to ePACK.

Questions: Contact Career Services Counselor Catherine Tuttle at