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CCI Hosts STEM Event

Faculty Meet With Area Middle and High School Teachers
   August 22, 2017

Teachers from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) system spent the day recently at the College of Computing and Informatics (CCI).  The middle and high school teachers were there as part of STEMersion, a two-week opportunity for the science, technology, engineering and math teachers to take a look at why so many jobs require these skill sets and, in this case, understand what CCI is doing...

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Chatbots of the Future

Computer Science Assistant Professor is Making Them as Human as Possible
   August 16, 2017

How human can chatbots become?  “Very”, said Assistant Professor, Samira Shaikh, Ph.D., in the College of Computing and Informatics’ Department of Computer Science.  Part of her ongoing research is to make chatbots as human-like as possible.

“One of my research areas is artificial intelligence and artificial agents,” said Dr. Shaikh.  “I created a chatbot that can really engage...

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CCI Once Again Hosts Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Students from Across the Country Participated in the Hands-On Experience
   August 13, 2017

Fourteen students from colleges and universities from across the country recently participated in the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) hosted by the College of Computing and Informatics.  The program engages undergrad students in socially relevant computing research in a collaborative research community.

“We teach research skills through training sessions and experiential...

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Mili Takes the Helm at UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics

   August 10, 2017

Innovative leader begins her tenure at largest and most comprehensive technology program in N.C.

UNC Charlotte College of Computing and Informatics Dean Fatma Mili officially began her tenure Aug. 1, and she looks forward to applying her extensive experience to advance how technology is transformative.

“Computer science and technology are the predominant drivers in all...

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Mosquito Control In Carolinas

CCI Professor is a Guest on WFAE's Charlotte Talks
   August 9, 2017

Dan Janies, Ph.D., Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor of Bioinformatics and Genomics, in the College of Computing and Informatics' Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics (/directory/janies-daniel), was a recent guest on WFAE;s Charlotte Talks.  Dr. Janies  talked about a collaborative effort with the Mecklenburg...

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Developing Ways to Change Human Behavior

SIS Professor Embarks on Study Focused on our Eating Habits
   August 3, 2017

Mary Lou Maher, PhD., Professor and Chair of the College of Computing and Informatics’ Department of Software and Information Systems, is spearheading a research effort to try to determine how artificial intelligence models of curiosity can be used to change human behavior—in this case their eating habits.  Dr. Maher said one of the components of “Q-Chef” is to build a model so researchers can...

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Bioinformatics Ph.D. Student Conducts Research on Plant Native to Southeast Coastal Lands

Shawn Chaffin, a Ph.D. student in the College of Computing and Informatics’ Department of Bioinforma
   July 28, 2017

Shawn Chaffin, a Ph.D. student in the College of Computing and Informatics’ Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics, is focusing his research on the molecular analysis of yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria Ait.).  Yaupon holly, native to the coastal lands of the southeast, is a dioecious evergreen that grows in the form of a shrub and small tree.  Current efforts to revitalize the use of yaupon as...

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CCI Associate Dean Honored

Dr. Manuel Pérez Quiñones Recognized for his Work in Diversity
   July 24, 2017

The Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in Information Technology (CMD-IT) has announced that Dr. Manuel Pérez Quiñones, Associate Dean for the College of Computing and Informatics, is the 2017 recipient of the Richard A. Tapia Achievement Award for Scientific Scholarship, Civic Science, and Diversity in Computing.  The award is bestowed annually to an individual who...

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CCI Professor Wins NSF Career Award

Dr. Erik Saule Recognized for His Work in Graph Analytics
   July 24, 2017

Assistant Professor, Erik Saule, Ph.D., in the College of Computing and Informatics’ Department of Computer Science has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Career Award for his research in Graph Analytics.  In the last two decades, graphs have been applied to virtually all parts of human activity such as health, literature, national defense, GPS systems, traffic...

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The Benefits of Diversity in IT

Bringing in multiple points of view is critical to business and IT success.
   July 5, 2017

Business leaders speak out about the importance of a diverse IT workforce.  To see the video to to http://www.techconnect.com/video/79075/the-benefits-of-diversity-in-it?idg_eid=...

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