This fall, UNC Computer Science transformed into a hub of technological innovation and collaboration with two major student events: HackNC and the Carolina Data Challenge. These hackathons, led by student teams with department support, brought together more than 700 students from various colleges across North Carolina and beyond.
Professor Mohit Bansal earned the IIT Kanpur Young Alumnus Award, conferred annually to two alumni under 40 years old who have contributed significantly to achieve exemplary recognition and distinction in their careers. IIT Kanpur is one of the most prestigious academic institutions in India, and thousands of its alumni are eligible for the award.
In this exclusive interview, new professor Richard Marks reflects on the strategies he has developed over decades in the tech industry and offers a glimpse into the future of generative AI as well as what he hopes to bring to computer science education.
Researchers from Meta and UNC-Chapel Hill Introduce Branch-Solve-Merge: A Revolutionary Program Enhancing Large Language Models’ Performance in Complex Language TasksOctober 31, 2023 | Marktechpost
Branch-Solve-Merge (BSM) is a program for enhancing Large Language Models (LLMs) in complex natural language tasks. BSM includes branching, solving, and merging modules to plan, crack, and combine sub-tasks. Applied to LLM response evaluation and constrained text generation with several models, BSM boosts human-LLM agreement, reduces biases, and enables LLaMA-2-chat to match or surpass GPT-4 in most domains.
Why Computer Science
UNC Computer Science faculty and students describe the department in their own words.
We Are UNC Computer Science
The Department of Computer Science at UNC-Chapel Hill, a top-4 public research university, drives positive impact through groundbreaking research by award-winning faculty. By emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration and real-world applications, our robust research connections across campus provide unmatched opportunities for study, research, and professional growth. We work to advocate for equitable opportunities to increase accessibility, visibility, and belonging within the department and the field.
We invite you to join UNC Computer Science in shaping the future of technology.
Co-founder, UNC Black in Technology Club | Program Manager, Microsoft