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Department of Computer Science

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May 29, 2024

Study sheds light on shady world of text message phishing scams

The work also outlines techniques that can be used to collect additional data on phishing activities, and identifies avenues that law enforcement can use to address phishing operations. 

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May 10, 2024

New tool pinpoints security fixes in open-source software updates

The tool makes it easier for programmers to determine which security updates are necessary to prevent vulnerabilities without having to make unnecessary changes to code. 

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May 9, 2024

Engineering faculty members among those recognized for excellence

The Celebration of Faculty Excellence is held each spring to recognize outstanding faculty who have received prestigious state, national and international awards, accolades or other distinctions during this academic year. This year, NC State honored 41 faculty members during the 2024 Celebration of Faculty Excellence on April 30. 

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May 7, 2024

VR poses privacy risks for kids. A new study finds parents aren’t as worried as they should be.

The study also found few parents are taking active steps to address security and privacy issues, such as using parental controls built into VR apps. 

Vice Chancellor Mladen Vouk

May 3, 2024

Vice Chancellor Mladen Vouk to retire

Mladen Vouk, NC State’s fifth vice chancellor for research and innovation, will retire on July 1, 2024, after almost 39 years of service to the university. 

Nathan Campbell shows off his Howling Success banner in front of the Wolf Plaza statues.

May 3, 2024

Howling Success: Nathan Campbell

Nathan Campbell is a fourth-year student with a jam-packed schedule, and that’s just how he wants it. He takes pride in leading several organizations dedicated to helping Native American students find success at NC State. 

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Apr 4, 2024

Murty and Williams win Holladay Medal

Two College of Engineering faculty members are among the four North Carolina State University professors this year to receive the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence, the highest honor bestowed by NC State and the university’s Board of Trustees.  

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Mar 25, 2024

Spring 2024 Carla Savage Award winners announced

Named after the incomparable department icon Dr. Carla Savage, The Carla Savage Awards are an intra-departmental initiative to recognize outstanding achievement and special people within the department. 

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Feb 19, 2024

2023-24 University Faculty Scholars named

NC State’s 2023-24 class of University Faculty Scholars was announced today. These 22 early- and mid-career faculty receive this designation in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements and contributions to NC State through their teaching, scholarship and service to the university and beyond.