CCI Ph.D. student Carlos Seminario is a recipient of the Lucille P. and Edward C. Giles Graduate School Dissertation-Year Fellowship. The Fellowship is awarded to promising students in the final stages of their doctoral work who demonstrate strong potential to make a significant contribution to society by completing the terminal degree in their chosen discipline.
STARS (Students in Technology, Academia, Research, and Service) students were presented with Presidential Volunteer Service Awards by Citizen Schools at their annual awards event held at Packard Place on September 3. Citizen Schools partners with public middle schools in low-income communities to provide an expanded learning day. STARS students develop and deliver 10-week apprenticeships in video game design and mobile app development for the Citizen School site at Martin Luther King, Jr.
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.