Welcome to Candidates Weekend 2019

Why Choose UNC for a Graduate Degree in Computer Science?


Helpful Information

2019 Schedule/Agenda

Sign-Up Polls for Faculty Meetings (not yet live)


Helpful Information

Travel Information

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

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

W-9 (Domestic Candidates)

W-8BEN (International Candidates) + Direct Deposit Form + copy of passport & visa

It is best to turn in these forms while here. Please see Robin Brennan in 106 Sitterson Hall (SN106). If mailing in the completed forms, send to:

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

2019 Hotel Accommodations

The Carolina Inn

211 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 933-2001
Reservations are under Computer Science Department

Check in: 3:00 p.m.
Check out: 12:00 p.m.

AC Hotel

214 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

(919) 969-2800

Reservations are under Computer Science Department


Other Information

2018-2019 CSSA President: Bashima Islam (bashima@cs.unc.edu)

Student Services Coordinator: Denise Kenney (kenney@cs.unc.edu)

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.

2019 Tentative Schedule/Agenda

This schedule is not yet finalized and is subject to change.

Thursday, 21 March

5:00 p.m. – 5th Annual Women in Computing Research Symposium – Poster + Demo Session + Dinner

8:30 p.m. – Bar Night


Friday, 22 March

8:30 a.m. – Breakfast


9:00 a.m. – Welcome from the Chair & Introductions

9:45 a.m. – Academic Program Overview

10:00 a.m. – Graduate Women in Computer Science  (GWiCS) Student Group

10:15 a.m. – “Why I am Glad I Came to UNC” Graduate Student Panel

10:45 a.m. – Break

11:00 a.m. – Faculty Research Presentations

12:15 p.m. – Sign up begins for meeting with faculty

12:30 p.m. – LUNCH (small groups including faculty & current students; groups TBD)

3:00 p.m. – Potential Meetings with Individual Faculty (Research Meetings)

OPTION:  Current Graduate Students and Director of Graduate Studies will be in the Graduate Student Lounge to answer general questions.  Feel free to stop in if you find you have free or down time. Additionally, Robin Brennan will be in SN106 to collect travel reimbursement forms.

6:00 p.m. – Dinner & Social Event

8:00 p.m. – Game Night


Saturday, 23 March (tentative)

8:30 a.m. – Breakfast/GWiCS Breakfast

10:00 a.m. – Campus Tour followed by Tour of Chapel Hill & social gathering

Noon – Lunch with Current Students

2:00 p.m. – Tours to selected apartments

6:00 p.m. – Dinner with Grad Students


Doodle Polls for Faculty Meetings:

Ron Alterovitz

Mohit Bansal

Sridhar Duggirala

Jasleen Kaur

Marc Niethammer

Junier Oliva

Steve Pizer

Don Porter

Jan Prins – email prins at cs.unc.edu to set up a meeting

Mike Reiter

Montek Singh

Jack Snoeyink

Martin Styner

Jeff Terrell