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Department of Computer Science

Two Jeeps, left, sit atop a sand dune ridge facing the sunset in the distance.

Mar 7, 2023

Winter break in a Saudi desert

A handful of NC State students spent part of their winter break in the deserts of Saudi Arabia: riding ATVs across sand dunes, hanging out and eating in tents, playing games with shells then singing karaoke together. 

From left to right: Sammie Carter, Lodge McCammon and Brian Bouterse.

Feb 21, 2023

Serious fun

Three staffers almost went viral in 2007 with a catchy music video promoting the benefits of VMware’s virtualization software. It turns out that the educational innovation behind the one-hit wonder improved computer access for K-12 students across the state. 

Color photo of howling wolf metal scuplture.

Feb 2, 2023

Remembering a computer science icon

Carol Miller, an icon of the Department of Computer Science, died on Jan. 26, 2023, in Brevard, NC after a valiant battle with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). 

Memorial Belltower

Jan 27, 2023

Whitehornes establish entrepreneurship scholarship in Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science (CSC) is proud to announce that CSC alumni Ed and Deborah Whitehorne have made lead gifts totaling over $75,000 to establish the Whitehorne Family Entrepreneurship Scholarship in Computer Science, along with a pledge to grow the endowment to $250,000, which will provide a ‘full-ride’ tuition scholarship for an ‘in state’ undergraduate student in the future. The couple has also donated $10,000 in cash, so that awards can be made to current students as the endowment matures. 

The NC State Belltower at dusk and night.

Dec 14, 2022

Chirkova named Distinguished Member of the ACM

Congratulations to Dr. Rada Chirkova, professor of computer science in the NC State Computer Science Department, on being named a 2022 Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for her outstanding scientific contributions to computing. 

Radhika Venkatraman

Dec 7, 2022

Taking a seat at the table

Radhika Venkatraman has always been willing to raise her hand to take on challenging opportunities — and to share what she has learned from her experiences with other female engineers. 

Aerial view of The Oval and surrounding Engineering buildings and Hunt Library on NC State's Centennial Campus.

Dec 1, 2022

Faculty highlights

The latest awards and honors earned by faculty of the College. 

From left: Quint Barefoot, Dan Pleasant and Mark Wyatt.

Nov 8, 2022

Three receive Distinguished Engineering Alumnus award

The College honored three winners of its Distinguished Engineering Alumnus (DEA) award during a dinner and ceremony on campus on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, as part of Red and White Week. 

Dr. Donald Bitzer

Oct 17, 2022

Dr. Donald Bitzer named a Computer History Museum 2022 Fellow

Dr. Donald Bitzer, Distinguished University Research Professor of Computer Science at NC State University, has been named a 2022 Fellow by the Computer History Museum (CHM) for his global influence and outstanding contributions in the field of computer science through pioneering online education and communities with PLATO and co-inventing the plasma display.