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The Frederick P. Brooks Jr. Computer Science Building, an addition to Sitterson Hall, is pictured on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023. The building houses UNC's Department of Computer Science.

Computer science department works to close the gender gap

March 28, 2023 | The Daily Tar Heel

The computer science department, typically a male-dominated field of study, has seen an increase in students identifying as non-binary and female over the past few years. Roughly 30 percent of the graduating students in the computer science department are non-binary or female, compared to only 20 percent in 2015, according to Kris Jordan, a computer science professor, and director of the Computer Science Experience Lab.

Attendees of the Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. Professional Memorial gather for a group photo after the final panel of the day.

Brooks remembered by colleagues with professional memorial service

March 26, 2023

The Department of Computer Science held a professional memorial service for Department Founder Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. on March 4, 2023. Brooks was remembered in panel discussions featuring colleagues from throughout his long career in the computing industry and academia.

Community members of the UNC Computer Science Experience Labs (CSXL) pose for a portrait on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 in Sitterson Hall.

Sitterson houses collaborative computer science lab space

March 20, 2023 | The Daily Tar Heel

In Sitterson Hall, a server room has turned into an accessible experience lab for students and faculty. Pitched by Prof. Kris Jordan to the College of Arts and Sciences last October, it has seen over 2,200 visitors in the past six weeks. “The undergraduate experience labs are aiming to be a technical experience accelerator with real world technologies, as well as a community hub and a co-working space,” Jordan said.

Human and robot hand touch fingers in virtual space.

Approaching artificial intelligence through an interdisciplinary lens [Computer science faculty and graduate students contribute to UNC’s AI Project]

March 15, 2023 | UNC College of Arts and Sciences

As anticipation and anxiety fuel debates about artificial intelligence, UNC’s AI Project brings together scholars from philosophy, computer science and linguistics to explore its implications.