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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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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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Inaugural Event Raises >$30K

Golf Tournament Celebrates Memory of Ellis "Reed" Parlier
   October 22, 2019

On Monday, October 21, 2019, the inaugural Chipping in For the Ellis Reed Parlier Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament was played at Pine Lake Country Club in Mint Hill, N.C. The event, featuring a full field of 144 golfers, raised more than $30,000 for scholarships established in memory of Ellis “Reed” Parlier.

Parlier, a UNC Charlotte College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) student,...

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Twenty Years at the Head of the Class

CCI's Annual Cybersecurity Symposium Celebrates its Legacy and Shapes the Future
   October 10, 2019

UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) hosted more than 700 attendees at its 20th Annual Cybersecurity Symposium on October 9, 2019.

As a relatively young institution, UNC Charlotte cannot often claim to have been at the forefront of an...

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Dr. Rogers Earns MIRA Grant

Award is a Unique Honor for UNC Charlotte
   September 27, 2019

UNC Charlotte College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) Assistant Bioinformatics Professor, Dr. Rebekah Rogers, has been awarded a Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for her lab’s work studying complex gene mutations.

Spread over five years, the prestigious $1.83M grant is the first of its kind for UNC Charlotte.

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Dr. Xi "Sunshine" Niu Earns NSF Grant

Work Encourages Discovery through Serendipity
   September 27, 2019

UNC Charlotte College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) Assistant Professor, Dr. Xi “Sunshine” Niu, has been awarded a $496,041 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her work studying the merits of computational serendipity.

Serendipity, in a traditional sense, is any unexpected occurrence with a happy outcome. Niu’s project - with co-PIs by Dr. Mary Lou Maher, CCI...

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Charlotte Inno Recognizes Young Innovators

Two From CCI on Inaugural "Under 25" List
   September 24, 2019

Charlotte Inno published their inaugural list of Charlotte Inno’s Under 25 innovators. Four of the nine honorees have ties to UNC Charlotte; two of whom are from the College of Computing and Informatics (CCI). “These Inno Under 25 pieces, which we do in all 14 of American Inno’s markets, aim to highlight the fact that a healthy ecosystem has...

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Doug Hague Leads UNC Charlotte's Data Science Initiative

Cross Curricular Program Sets Collaborative Standard
   September 4, 2019

Doug Hague has been named interim executive director for UNC Charlotte’s ...

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