A Department of Software and Information Systems’ student, Katareena Geller, was one of eleven women chosen from around the country to receive a Scholarship for Women Studying Information Security. The scholarships were awarded by the Applied Computer Security Association (ACSA) and the Computing Research Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W). Hewlett Packard (HP) provided $250,000 to help expand the scholarship program in addition to HP offering the winners potential internship opportunities.
Assistant Professor Shaoting Zhang, Ph.D., with the Department of Computer Science, has received a 2014 Ralph E. Power Junior Faculty Enhancement Award. The award presented by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), provides seed money for research by junior faculty at ORAU member institutions. These awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty and result in new funding opportunities.
Congratulations to CCI alum Hakim Touati, and graduate students Fadi Mohsen, Saeed Al-haj, and Mohammed Al-saleh, for finishing second in The Money Event (TME) Charlotte Challenge Hackathon. The regional event, held in the new PORTAL building on the UNC Charlotte campus, was one of several competitions held around the world. The team created a mobile solution called “SkipLine” that helps customers skip checkout lines at busy bakeries or coffee shops.