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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.

Alumnus Levoy elected to National Academy of Engineering

March 17, 2022

UNC Computer Science alumnus Marc Levoy (Ph.D. ‘89) was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Membership to the Academy is considered one of the highest professional honors for an engineer. Levoy was recognized for significant contributions to the field … Continued

Coding for community

February 23, 2022

The Tar Heels behind Carolina’s Black in Technology student organization are working to increase the representation of Black students in computer science and create an inclusive ecosystem for students to thrive.

Meet Briana Scurry, New Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Coordinator

February 1, 2022

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Coordinator leads department efforts in assessing current DEI practices and implementing initiatives. Tasked with developing a department vision, goals, and plan within the department, new staff member Briana Scurry is eager to make connections, gather information, and support the future of DEI in the department.

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.

Hase receives 2021 Google PhD Fellowship in NLP

December 3, 2021

Doctoral student Peter Hase was awarded a 2021 Google PhD 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, travel, and personal equipment.