Welcome to Candidates Day 2018

Why Choose UNC for a Graduate Degree in Computer Science?


Helpful Information

2018 Schedule/Agenda

List of Research Presentations (not yet populated)

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.

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 Candidates)

W-8BEN (International Candidates) + 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

2018 Hotel Accommodations:  AC Hotel by Marriott – Chapel Hill

214 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 969-2800
Reservations are under Computer Science Recruiting Group.

Check in:  3:00pm
Check out:  12:00pm

2017-2018 CSSA President:  Marc Eder (meder@cs.unc.edu)

Student Services Coordinator:  Adia Ware (aware@cs.unc.edu)

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.

2018 Schedule/Agenda

Thursday, 22 March

5:00 p.m. – 4th Annual Women in Computing Research Symposium – Poster + Demo Session + Dinner

8:30 p.m. – Bar Night


Friday, 23 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 hold office hours.  Feel free to stop in if you find you have free or down time. Additionally, current graduate students and administrative staff will be in the Graduate Student Lounge to collect travel reimbursement forms and answer general questions.

6:00 p.m. – Dinner & Social Event

8:00 p.m. – Game Night


Saturday, 24 March (tentative)

8:30 a.m. – Breakfast/GWiCS Breakfast

10:00 a.m. – Campus Tour followed by Tour of Chapel Hill & selected apartments

11:30 a.m. – Social event

Noon – Lunch with Current Students

2:00 p.m. – Social event

6:00 p.m. – Dinner with Grad Students


Doodle Polls for Faculty Meetings:

Ron Alterovitz

Jim Anderson

Mohit Bansal

Jan-Michael Frahm

Fabian Monrose

Steve Pizer

David Plaisted

Don Porter

Mike Reiter

Montek Singh

Cynthia Sturton

Martin Styner