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2018 REU Poster Showcase

Undergrads Shine in Summer Research Session
   August 2, 2018

UNC Charlotte's College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) offers undergraduate students a state-of-the-art learning experience in the infrastructure of cyber-physical systems and the applications and interactions that are enabled by that infrastructure. The program immerses students in a truly collaborative research community. Students acquire...

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CCI Alumni Spotlight

Russell Johnston ('17), Modern Renaissance Man
   August 2, 2018

When Russell Johnston made his way to the College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) at UNC Charlotte, he had a goal common among computer science majors: land a big, important job at a big, important tech company. But because he also brought with him an open mind and a willingness to explore unmapped avenues, he has taken his CS degree all the way to medical school.

A member of the...

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Dr. Way Sung Earns NSF Funding

Reprogramming Cells To Cure Genetic Disorders
   July 30, 2018

UNC Charlotte College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) Assistant Bioinformatics Professor, Dr. Way Sung has been awarded a $670,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his project, "The Evolution and Reprogramming of DNA Replication Fidelity."

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Dr. Manuel Pérez Quiñones Wins Prestigious Nico Habermann Award

CCI Professor and Associate Dean Recognized for Contributions to Expanding Computer Science in Under
   July 30, 2018

At the biennial Computing Research Association (CRA) Conference, Dr. Manuel Pérez Quiñones was honored as the recipient of the Nico Habermann Award.

The CRA Conference, held at Snowbird Resort in Utah, is the flagship invitation-only conference for the leadership of the North American computing research community.

Founded in 1972, CRA’s membership includes more than 200 North...

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iPass Earns $1M in NSF Funding

iPass Paves Path to Computer Science Success
   July 19, 2018

CCI Team Earns $1M Grant from NSF to Increase Success of Underrepresented Populations

A collaboration featuring Drs. Mohsen Dorodchi, Roslyn Mickelson and Bojan Cukic has been recognized by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for its innovative approach to improving success in Computer Science (CS) for students from underrepresented populations. More than scholarships, iPass will...

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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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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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