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CCI Hosts 21st Annual Cybersecurity Symposium

Pivoting, Event Still Shines - Online
   October 9, 2020

This week, UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) hosted its 21st Annual Cybersecurity Symposium. Presented virtually over the course of three days (October 6-9), the event drew nearly 900 attendees, a 25% increase over the in-person 2019 edition.

Shifitng from two decades as an in-person, on-campus event to a wholly virtual platform presented a number of challenges...

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CCI Hosts "Film Screen with a Dean"

Documentary Inspires Lively Discussion
   February 28, 2020

On February 26, UNC Charlotte's College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) and Dean Fatma Mili took its turn hosting Film Screen with a Dean, a multi-disciplinary film series for which academic leaders from across campus select and show compelling documentaries, each followed by a panel discussion (see panelist roster below).

The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS)...

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CCI Dedicates Visualization Center

Special Seminar Celebrates the Life and Work of Dr. William Ribarsky
   February 21, 2020

On Friday, February 21, UNC Charlotte's College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) hosted a seminar to highlight the life and work of Dr. William "Bill" Ribarsky, which concluded with the dedication of the William Ribarsky Center for Visual Analytics in Woodward Hall, room 232.

Ribarsky, who died on February 23, 2017, was the Bank of America Endowed Chair in Information Technology at...

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CCI Hosts Coronavirus Panel

Weekly Seminar Offers Multidisciplinary Platform for Discussion
   February 4, 2020
On Friday, January 31, UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) hosted a multidisciplinary forum to discuss and answer questions about Coronaviruses. In response to concerns, and even misinformation, about the situation playing out in Wuhan, China (and beyond), CCI used its weekly Graduate Student Seminar as the platform for this unique discussion of a current world event...

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Inaugural Event Blends Industry and Academia

Adjunct Professor Hosts Collaborative Showcase of His Students' Research
   January 7, 2020

In December, College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) adjunct professor Stephen Welch hosted an inaugural poster presentation of his students’ work in the atrium of UNC Charlotte’s Center City building. In addition to students and faculty, Welch invited industry partners and members of Charlotte’s tech community to attend and interact. 

Welch, also VP of Data Science at Mariner, sees...

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Holiday Magic

CCI Faculty and Staff Enjoy Magical Party
   December 9, 2019

On December 5th, faculty and staff at UNC Charlotte's College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) gathered for a carnival-themed holiday party, which featured great food, prizes, games and special guest magician, Luke Kirchhoff.  Just 16, Kirchhoff, a magic prodigy from Charlotte, has been featured on local television and performed for thousands in his live shows. At the CCI...

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2019 CCI Ph.D. Open House

Prospective Students Gather to Learn What it Means to be a Ph.D. Candidate
   November 6, 2019

On Friday, October 25, UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) hosted its 2019 Ph.D. Open House. The program was designed for prospective Ph.D. applicants to learn about the admissions process, courses and research opportunities offered in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, and Software Information Systems. Twenty-three prospective Ph.D. students attended and were able to...

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Relatively Speaking

Sharing a Distant Ancestor, Sand Dollars Could Help Humans
   November 5, 2019

Though it will not show up in any Ancestry.com profile, and even Henry Louis Gates, Jr. would be unable to find it in our roots, we and the humble sand dollar are related - sort of. 

Prized by beachcombers the world over, the sand dollar (in fact, all echinoderms) share a deep evolutionary ancestor with we vertebrates. 

In fact, by examining the evolution of sand...

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Data Analytics Firm with CCI Origins Announces Expansion

Stratifyd Opening New Headquarters, Adding 200 Jobs
   November 1, 2019

Stratifyd, a tech startup founded at UNC Charlotte's College of Computing and Informatics (CCI), will expand its operations, add at least 200 jobs and move to a new 30,000-square-foot office located within an opportunity zone in Charlotte’s FreeMoreWest neighborhood.

The announcement was made on Thursday, Oct. 31, by officials from the city of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County at a news...

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UNC Charlotte Professor Earns Industry Honor

Dr. Manuel Perez Quinones Named Distinguished Member by the Association for Computing Machinery
   October 31, 2019

UNC Charlotte College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) professor, Dr. Manuel Perez Quinones was named a Distinguished Member by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for his outstanding contributions to computing education. He is among just nine honorees being recognized in the category (see list below).

“Professionally, this...

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