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Alumna Tanya Amert awarded 2022 ACM SIGBED Paul Caspi Memorial Dissertation Award

Alumna Tanya Amert (Ph.D. 2021) was awarded the 2022 ACM SIGBED Paul Caspi Memorial Dissertation Award. The award recognizes outstanding doctoral dissertations that significantly advance the state of the art in the science of embedded systems.


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Announcement: Apply to the Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity

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.


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Department Commencement ceremony honors largest graduating class

Honoring the largest graduating class in department history, the Class of 2022 gathered in Carmichael Arena amongst family, friends and loved ones on May 8th, 2022 for the traditional department commencement ceremony. 


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Alumnus Levoy elected to National Academy of Engineering

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.


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Islam (Ph.D. 2021) named in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 – Science

Doctoral alumna Bashima Islam, 28, is engineering the next generation of internet of things devices to operate without batteries. She is developing intermittently powered devices using solar energy and radio frequency, as well as an acoustic sensing wearable to warn pedestrians of the danger of approaching cars.


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UNC CS – Focused on Making an Impact

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.


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

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.


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UNC CS faculty call on Board of Trustees to review Nikole Hannah-Jones’ tenure case

The faculty of the Department of Computer Science have written an open letter condemning the inaction of the UNC Board of Trustees in the tenure case of Nikole Hannah-Jones and urging the Board to review the case at its next meeting in July.


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Alumni news story (not a profile)

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Alumni Profile: Joe Puccio (B.S. 2016), Co-founder, Coursicle

As an incoming student in 2012, Joe Puccio faced a familiar challenge for college students, organizing and planning for course registration. With co-founder Tara Aida, he developed a program that would track course openings and automatically text students when a spot opened in their course. Now, Coursicle is used by more than 900 college campuses.


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UNC Computer Science faculty issue open invitation toward equity in tech

The events of the past few weeks have called on all of us. We have been asked to reflect on the roles power and privilege play in our lives, both individually and within our communities. We have been charged with dismantling systems in which we all participate that continue to perpetuate racism and violence against Black people in America. Many of us — probably most of us — have come to realize that we cannot do this as individuals; more now than ever, we need to come together as a community to do better.


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UNC Computer Science Honors 2020 Graduates with Virtual Celebration

May 10, 2020 would have marked the annual UNC Department of Computer Science Commencement ceremony, but with commencement ceremonies postponed in response to the COVID-19 crisis, spring graduates were honored through creative virtual celebrations, hosted by both the university and the department.