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Remembering Department Founder Dr. Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.

November 18, 2022

The Department of Computer Science mourns the loss of its founder, Dr. Frederick P. Brooks, Jr., a pioneer in the field of computer science and a tremendous colleague and friend to so many. Dr. Brooks passed away on November 17, 2022 at the age of 91, surrounded by his family.

Announcement: Apply to the Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity

November 1, 2022

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity is pleased to announce the availability of postdoctoral research appointments for a period of two years. The purpose of the Program is to develop scholars from underrepresented groups for possible tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and other research universities.

UNC CS begins new chapter under Department Chair Chakraborty

October 7, 2022

The fall semester of the 2022-2023 academic year is the first in a new chapter for the UNC Department of Computer Science. William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor Samarjit Chakraborty was appointed department chair on July 1.

UNC CS adds 3 new faculty members for 2022-2023

October 5, 2022

New faculty members Benjamin Berg, Sayeed Ghani, and Soumyadip Sengupta bring experience in both research and teaching and contribute to the department’s mission of maintaining academic excellence in an inclusive environment.

Raffel receives NSF CAREER Award

April 21, 2022

Assistant Professor Colin Raffel has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Raffel’s five-year grant, worth more than $535,700, is titled “Collaborative, Communal, and Continual Model Training for Democratizing Machine Learning.” The research will seek to enable community-developed and continually-improved machine learning models.

Chakraborty elected to IEEE Fellows Class of 2022

April 21, 2022

William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor Samarjit Chakraborty was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for 2022. Chakraborty was recognized for contributions to system-level timing analysis of cyber-physical systems.

UNC CS – Focused on Making an Impact

October 20, 2021

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.

UNC CS Welcomes New Faculty Cohort

August 5, 2021

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.”

Chaturvedi receives NSF CAREER Award

July 6, 2021

Assistant Professor Snigdha Chaturvedi received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). This five-year, $549,700 grant will support Chaturvedi’s continued research of natural language understanding under the context of the narrative and social aspects of language.