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Feeling Ducky

Dr. Tom Moyer's Ducks Are Making a Difference
   April 16, 2019

Like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, each of us is on our own Yellow Brick Road, facing challenges and seeking answers. And just like Judy Garland’s character, most of what we seek, we probably had all along.

This is true even when it comes to debugging complex systems in computer science. Be it code or infrastructure, when we are stuck, confused or have made a mistake, the solution is...

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CCI Wins at Blue Diamond Awards

Current Student and Alumnus Both Earn Top Honors
   April 15, 2019

On April 4th, the Charlotte Area Technology Collaborative (CATC) held its annual Blue Diamond Awards at Founder’s Hall. UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) was well represented with current student Treven Stoddard as well as Stratifyd, CCI PH.D. alumnus Derek Wang’s company, winning Blue Diamonds.

Stoddard, a senior computer science major, recently received the...

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CCI, DSI Host Analytics Frontiers Conference

Annual Event, A Data Science Staple
   March 29, 2019

On Wednesday, March 27th, UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) and Data Science Initiative (DSI) hosted its fifth Analytics Frontiers Conference at the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte, NC.

The Southeast’s largest conference of its kind, Frontiers connects C-level executives, top data scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs as well as academic and government...

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CCI and DSI Host WiDS Conference

Annual Event, a Showcase of Women in Data Science
   March 27, 2019

On Wednesday, March 26th, UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) and its Data Science Initiative (DSI) hosted more than 300 guests at the annual Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference at the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte, NC. 

WiDS Charlotte is one of more than 150 regional events taking place in approximately 50 countries in association with Stanford University’s WiDS...

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CCI Dean Co-Chairs Tunisian Conference

Fatma Mili Heads Home to Help
   March 21, 2019

In March, when most UNC Charlotte faculty and students were on spring break, College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) dean, Fatma Mili, was in North Africa serving as co-chair of Noor 2019, a conference focused on higher education during a time of dramatic transition in her home country, Tunisia.
 

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Winning Big at Queen City Hackathon

Teams from CCI Earn Top-Two Prizes
   February 27, 2019

On a recent rainy February weekend, several students representing UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) participated in the Queen City Hackathon and two CCI squads came away with top prizes. 

Featuring nearly 150 participants, Charlotte's largest data science and machine learning hackathon is for those who believe in the power of data analytics to improve the lives...

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Student Earns Three-Year Scholarship

Jesse Jackson and Toyota are Changing Lives
   February 25, 2019

UNC Charlotte’s Chidi Osakwe, a sophomore Computer Science major in the College of Computing and Informatics (CCI), has earned a prestigious Jesse Jackson Fellows Toyota Scholarship. 

Since 2013, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Toyota North America have partnered to provide one of the nation's largest and most robust undergraduate scholarship programs. The renewable award of up to $25,000...

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Alumni Spotlight - Larry Ogunjobi

CCI Alum Masters Tech, Makes Tackles
   February 18, 2019

For College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) alum and emerging NFL star Larry Ogunjobi, the intersection of technology and sports began in high school.

"I was a fat kid," he says. "So, my mom took my Xbox away and hired a trainer to get me off the couch."

That trainer not only helped Ogunjobi get into shape, but registered the unwitting high school sophomore to play football...

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Alumni Spotlight - Evie Powell

CCI Ph.D. Has Game
   January 17, 2019

If doing something one loves means never working a single day, Evie Powell is well on her way to a work-free life. Powell, a UNC Charlotte College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) graduate, has taken her passion for video games and turned it into a career; perhaps, one could argue, a vocation.

“Like most kids, I played the popular puzzle, combat and shooter games,” she says. “But...

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Spirit of Innovation

Ingenuity, Creativity Fuel CCI
   January 4, 2019

For senior Computer Science major, Itgel Ganbold, enrolling at UNC Charlotte's College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) thrust him into a magical world of innovation and invention.

Arriving from his Mongolian homeland unsure what he wanted to do or how to figure it out, Ganbold threw himself into coding classes and found his passion. "Coming to CCI was like enrolling at Hogwarts," he...

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The Alumni Gives Scholarship allows students to pursue their dreams and contribute to the technology community.  This needs-based scholarship empowers students to overcome financial hurdles while pursuing their education goals and gives preference to underrepresented populations within the CCI student body. 

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