Welcome to Candidate’s Day 2017 @ UNC-CH Dept. of Computer Science

Why Choose UNC for a Graduate Degree in Computer Science?

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Travel & Reimbursement Info.

Hotel Information

Schedule of Events

Agenda – Friday 31 March Detailed Schedule

List of Research Presentations

Sign-Up Polls for Faculty Meetings


Helpful Information

Travel Information

AIRPORTRDU is the most convenient airport to UNC-CH.  Current graduate students will be providing transportation.

INFORMING US OF TRAVEL PLANS:  Once you have made travel plans, please complete and submit this Travel Information Form.


Complete and submit the following forms to receive reimbursement for travel expenses:

Travel Expense Form

FW-9 (Domestic Candidate’s)

W-8BEN (Foreign Candidate’s) + Foreign Vendor Creation Form + copy of passport & visa

It is best to turn in these forms while here.  If mailing in the completed forms, send to:

The Department of Computer Science
ATTN: Travel Coordinator
Sitterson Hall, CB 3174
201 S. Columbia Street
UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3175

Hotel Accommodations:  The Hampton Inn, Chapel-Hill – Carrboro

370 East Main Street, Unit 100, Carrboro NC 27510
Reservations are under Computer Science Recruiting Group.

Check in:  3:00pm
Check out:  12:00pm


CSSA President:  Aniket Bera (bera@cs.unc.edu)

Student Services Coordinator:  Student Service Manager (Vacant) (studentservices@cs.unc.edu)

Candidate’s Day Email List:  Candidates2017-cs@cs.unc.edu (activated soon)


During Your Visit

Research in the Department of Computer Science

Wireless Access:  UNC-Guest

This is a public “guest” network requiring no password.  Access on this network is limited to web and a few other protocols and to the internet outside the unc.edu domain.



Thursday, 30 March

6:00pm – Meet at Sitterson Hall

6:30pm – Annual Women in Computing Research Symposium – Poster + Demo Session + Dinner

9:00pm – Bar Night – Top of the Hill (Tentatively)

Friday, 31 March

08:15am – Shuttle from Hampton Inn to Sitterson

8:30am – Breakfast


9:00am – Welcome from the Chair & Introductions

9:45am – Academic Program Overview

10:00am – “Why I am Glad I Came to UNC” Graduate Student Panel

10:30am – Graduate Women in Computer Science Student Group (GWiCS)

10:45am – Break

11:00 – Faculty Research Presentations

12:30 – Sign up begins for meeting with faculty

01:00 – LUNCH = small groups including faculty & current students (groups TBA)

03:00 – Questions for the DGS (Dir. of Graduate Studies)

03:00-06:00 – Potential Meetings with Individual Faculty (Research Meetings).

OPTION:  Current Graduate Students will hold office hours.  Feel free to stop in if you find you have free or down time.  List of students & offices coming soon.

06:00-07:00 – Foosball Tournament

07:00 – Dinner & Social Event

08:00 – Game Night

Saturday, 1 April (Tentative and may be subject to change)

8:30am – WiCS Breakfast

10:00am – Hike – Occoneeche Mountain (weather permitting)

11:30 – Ice Cream Social – Maple View Farm

Noon – Lunch with Current Students

Afternoon – Campus Tour followed by Tour of Chapel Hill & selected apartments

6:00 – Dinner

Research Presentations

To sign up for meetings with these professors, please fill out the Doodle poll linked to their name.

Mohit Bansal:  Natural Language Processing & Machine Learning

David Plaisted:  Theorem Proving & Formal Methods in Computer Science

Martin Styner:  Medical Image Computing for Neuro-Imaging

Ron Alterovitz:  Computing Motions for Medical & Assistive Robot

Ashok Krishnamurthy: (presented by Stan Ahalt):  Health Informatics & Science Data Cyber-Infrastructure

Steve Pizer:  Medical Image Analysis & Software for Shape Modeling & Statistic

Jan Prins*:  Single-Cell Genomics

Marc Niethammer: Medical Image Analysis

Cynthia Sturton:  Enforcing Security-Critical Properties of Hardware Designs

Mike Reiter: (presented my M. Fern):  Security & Networking

Jim Anderson & Sanjoy Baruah: (presented by Don Smith):  Real-Time Computing at UNC

Stan Ahalt:  Data Translator

Prasun Dewan:  Distributed Collaborative Systems

Shahriar Nirjon:  Smart & Connected Systems

Jan-Michael Frahm:  Making Sense of the World from Photos

Henry Fuchs:  Virtual & Augmented Reality, Telepresence, & Medical Applications

Montek Singh:  Frameless Imaging

Ming Lin**:  From Physical World to Virtual Environments

Dinesh Manocha**:  GAMMA Research in Sound, Crowds,  Robotics

*Jan Prins’ meeting slots are available for questions about graduate student academics and degree requirements, or research questions

**Candidates who are interested in Professor Lin and Professor Manocha’s research are also invited to attend the GAMMA group meeting from 2:30 p.m – 4:00 p.m.