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CCI Professor Wins Prestigious NSF Award

Dr. Xinghua "Mindy" Shi Becomes CCI's Seventh Major CAREER Award Winner
   June 13, 2018

June 11, 2018: Assistant Bioinformatics and Genomics Professor, Dr. Xinghua "Mindy" Shi was notified by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that her project, "Integrative Approaches to Uncovering Complex Genotype-Phenotype Relationships in High Dimensional Genomics Data," has earned a CAREER Award. 

"It is a great honor to receive this prestigious award," Shi says. "NSF ABI is a...

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Location. Location. Location.

DSI Partnership Puts UNC Charlotte in the Heart of Uptown's Packard Place
   June 8, 2018

The Data Science Initiative (DSI) has negotiated with Packard Place to develop a partnership and a new satellite site for the DSBA graduate programs. As of June 1, 2018, DSI secured a new classroom space in the uptown Charlotte facility. In fall of 2018, four courses will be shifted  to the new facility as part of soft rollout, with the intent to add additional courses in the spring semester...

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CCI Students Storm the Beach at Normandy

Pride of Niner Nation Marching Band Traveling to Normandy to Perform at 74th D-Day Commemoration
   May 31, 2018

May 31: Eleven College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) students left Charlotte to participate in Normandy's 74th commemoration of the D-Day invasion as members of the Pride of Niner Nation Marching Band. Traveling to France with more than 125 of their bandmates, the CCI students will perform along the shores of that famous beachhead where casualties for Allied forces have been estimated at...

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Above and Beyond

CCI Professor, Dr. Jing Yang, Wins Accessibility Excellence Award
   May 29, 2018

When Dr. Jing Yang saw one of her students come to the aid of his peer, helping her from the classroom after she had suffered a seizure, Jung was deeply concerned and wanted to know if this was a commonplace event in the student's life and how she could help.

For her response, Yang earned the 2017-18 Accessibility Excellence Award from UNC Charlotte's Office of Disability Services....

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North State Endows CCI Scholarship

Honoring Trailblazing Velva Hayden, Scholarship Will Encourage Gender Equity and Inclusion
   May 21, 2018

The North State Telephone Company (North State) is expanding its support of CCI with the announcement of a $50,000 endowed scholarship to benefit students who promote gender equality in computer science and technical fields.

Named in honor of Velva Hayden, who served as North State's CEO from 1952-73, the Velva Hayden Memorial Scholarship for Women will be awarded beginning in the...

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A Seat at the Table

Pew Charitable Trusts Welcomes UNC Charlotte as Nominating Institution
   May 21, 2018

UNC Charlotte has been invited to be a nominating entity for the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences, one of the most prestigious junior-faculty fellowships in the field. Participating institutions are selected on the basis of the scope of their work in biomedical research and recommended to The Pew Charitable Trusts by the National Advisory Committee of the program.

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CS Undergrad Earns Scholarship (updated)

Rawan Al-Shaer Honored to Help Shrink Gender Gap
   May 16, 2018

By Lea Thompson ('20)

CCI Computer Science (CS) undergraduate, Rawan Al-Shaer, recently received a Scholarship for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS) from the Computing Research Association (CRA). Last year, Al-Shaer was awarded a Future of Computing Award from UNC Charlotte for her winning essay on the importance of gender diversity in CS and also took first place in...

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2018 Commencement Festivities

CCI Class of 2018 Shines at Commencement
   May 15, 2018

CCI’s Class of 2018 was among 4,565 candidates honored as UNC Charlotte conferred degrees in three ceremonies Friday and Saturday, May 11-12. 

CCI bestowed bachelor’s degrees on more than 235 graduates while almost 170 students received master’s degrees and eight Ph.D. candidates were hooded in a separate ceremony on Thursday. 

After commencement, much of the CCI family made...

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Inaugural Doctoral Hooding

Ph.D. Graduates Honored in Special Ceremony
   May 14, 2018
New this year, a Doctoral Hooding Ceremony for doctoral candidates, advisors, friends and family was held on Thursday May 10, in Halton Arena. This was the first time the doctoral class was hooded in a ceremony separate from the University-wide commencement exercises.
 
Inset photo: Dr. Mohammed Javad Mahzoon with his advisor, Dr. Mary Lou Mahar (by Wade Bruton)...

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Feeling Presidential (Updated)

Dr. Mirsad Hadzikadic Answers Call to Balkan Homeland
   May 9, 2018

*Updated May 9, 2018

Dr. Mirsad Hadzikadic, Director of the Complex Systems Institute at UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI), is seeking the presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Hadzikadic has worn many hats since arriving at UNC Charlotte in 1987. In addition to teaching a variety of classes across multiple disciplines,...

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