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Pearl Hacks addresses gender divide in computer science

March 19, 2015

The UNC Department of Computer Science and the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication will host more than 300 college- and high school-aged women from 15 states for a women-focused hackathon on March 21-22. Pearl Hacks — an innovative … Continued

Berg receives NSF CAREER award

March 16, 2015

Assistant Professor Alex Berg has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award that will fund a research project titled “Situated Recognition: Learning to understand our local visual environment.” The project aims to develop computer vision technologies for … Continued

What’s in a Sound?

March 3, 2015

I am lost in a virtual world. I am in a tiny house in a seaside town of Tuscany. I can hear a fire crackling next to me, and my brain tells me to move away. There is an organ … Continued

UNC CS Alumnus Mark Mine receives VES Award

February 21, 2015

Mark Mine (M.S. 1994, Ph.D. 1997) was recognized by the 13th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards with an award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project. Mine, along with Tony Apodaca, Marianne McLean, Gilles Martin, and Edwin Chang, worked … Continued

UNC Department of Computer Science celebrates 50 years

January 16, 2015

When former computer science professor John Smith came to UNC in 1966 as an English graduate student interested in computer science, there were two computers in the area. One was in the basement of Phillips Hall. The other, in Research … Continued

Meet Google’s Webspam Man (CS Alumnus Matt Cutts)

January 15, 2015

In 1999, Matt Cutts had a decision to make. He could stay at UNC, working towards his PhD, or he could quit school and fly to California, to become one of the first employees of a new company called “Google.” Cutts knew … Continued