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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.

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.

Bertasius Awarded Sony Faculty Innovation Award

September 26, 2022

Assistant Professor Gedas Bertasius has been conferred a 2021 Sony Faculty Innovation Award in Information Technology. With this award, Bertasius will fund a project aimed at leveraging multimodal information to improve video representation learning. 

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.

Zhang awarded 2021-2022 Bloomberg Data Science Ph.D. Fellowship

January 31, 2022

Doctoral student Shiyue Zhang was awarded a 2021-2022 Bloomberg Data Science Ph.D. Fellowship in natural language processing. The fellowship covers up to three years of tuition and fees, plus a stipend to be used for living expenses and attending professional conferences.

Chakraborty earns 2021 ACM TECS Best Paper Award

December 21, 2021

Professor Samarjit Chakraborty was awarded the ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS) 2021 Best Paper Award for his paper, “Energy Modeling for the Bluetooth Low Energy Protocol,” which appeared in the journal in 2020. The paper was selected from all those that appeared in the journal between 2019 and 2020, and the award was presented in a virtual ceremony at the 2021 Embedded Systems Week.

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.

At long last, UNC CS celebrates Class of 2020 in Chapel Hill

October 15, 2021

Seventeen months after taking their final exams as Tar Heels, the Class of 2020 was welcomed back to Chapel Hill for a long-awaited send-off. The Department of Computer Science honored its graduates with two events over the weekend: a Class of 2020 celebration and a hybrid-format doctoral hooding ceremony.