The Computer Science Student Association (CSSA) is a graduate student group that represents the students in the Department of Computer Science at UNC. All graduate students in the department are members.
Each year, the computer science graduate student body recognizes two professors for their excellence in teaching. Awardees are selected by a student vote from a pool of nominated professors. The award is presented by the CSSA President at the department Commencement ceremony, and the faculty members’ names are added to a plaque in the Sitterson Hall upper lobby.
2017-2018: Donald E. Porter and Cynthia Sturton
2016-2017: Vladimir Jojic and Jan Prins
2015-2016: James Anderson and Marc Niethammer
2014-2015: Tamara Berg and Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.
2013-2014: James Anderson and Marc Niethammer
2012-2013: Ron Alterovitz and F. Don Smith
2011-2012: James Anderson and Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.
2010-2011: Marc Niethammer and Kevin Jeffay
2009-2010: Ron Alterovitz and F. Don Smith
2008-2009: Timothy L. Quigg and Michael K. Reiter
2007-2008: Svetlana Lazebnik and Diane Pozefsky
2006-2007: Russell M. Taylor II and Gregory F. Welch