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Frederick P. Brooks Jr., Computer Design Innovator, Dies at 91

November 23, 2022

The New York Times published an obituary for Department Founder Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. “The impact of his work in computer graphics was enormous,” said Patrick Hanrahan, a professor at Stanford University and a fellow Turing Award winner. “Fred Brooks was a thought leader way ahead of his time.”

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.

Chaturvedi, Srivastava receive Amazon Research Awards 

October 24, 2022

Assistant professors Snigdha Chaturvedi and Shashank Srivastava were both among 51 award recipients for the fall 2021 and winter 2022 Amazon Research Awards, which featured awardees from 37 universities in eight countries. 

Student highlight: summer 2022 internships

October 19, 2022

At the conclusion of the 2021-2022 academic year, students departed campus for jobs and internship opportunities across the globe. UNC Computer Science students are highly recruited by top tech companies, considered to be competitive candidates for a wide array of positions. 

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.