The past 18 months have been a testament to the dedication and determination of the students, staff and faculty here at UNC Computer Science. Read the department’s retrospective Fall 2021 Impact Report, featuring stories of our research and department life, as well as awards and recognition.
One of the best kept secrets on campus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill might be the Product Management Club (PM Club). Not your traditional student organization, the PM Club gives student innovators and entrepreneurs real-world experience with product management, while developing exciting new features for local tech startups.
Prior to high school, Rida Bayraktar says she had no interest in STEM fields. Turns out that wasn’t because she didn’t like it. At the time, she thought it was for men and hadn’t had any exposure to the subjects. But with exposure came a passion for STEM – a passion she’s now helping other girls discover.
The 2021/22 academic year brings a prestigious group of faculty instructors and researchers to the Department of Computer Science. “We are proud to welcome another exceptional cohort to UNC Computer Science, adding to our accomplished and internationally recognized faculty team,” stated Gillian T. Cell Distinguished Professor and Department Chair Kevin Jeffay. “Combining research and teaching experiences across computer vision, security, robotics, multimedia computing, ML/NLP, and computer graphics, this new cohort is poised to make a significant impact on a wide range of research efforts across the department.”
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 was one of the first independent computer science departments established in the U.S. Founded in 1964 by Turing Award winner Dr. Frederick Brooks, Jr., the department is home to more than 1,600 students and led by award-winning faculty who are recognized internationally for their groundbreaking research and expertise.
Computer Science at Carolina is as unique as our students and faculty. As toolsmiths, our faculty and students use foundations in computer science to collaboratively build technological solutions across a broad range of multi-disciplinary areas. Thanks to our world-class faculty and our student body, we continue to make an impact both inside and outside of the classroom.
Co-founder, UNC Black in Technology Club | Program Manager, Microsoft