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Jun 15, 2011

Gaming’s Crystal Ball

Video games are more popular than ever. The online role-playing game World of Warcraft (WoW) alone has more than 11 million registered players. And generating new content to keep those players involved can be a challenge. But now NC State researchers have developed a way to predict what players will do next – and that can help video-game designers give the players exactly what they want. 

Jun 7, 2011

Oh, the Horror

Mild-mannered computer scientist by day, zombie filmmaker by night. Meet Alan Watkins, a lecturer in NC State's Engineering Online program. 

Mar 29, 2011

Williams Wins Smarter Planet Award

Dr. Laurie Williams, associate professor of computer science, won a $10,000 IBM Smarter Planet Innovation Faculty Award to support her work on developing secure electronic health records. 

Mar 23, 2011

Alma Mater Inducts Bitzer

Dr. Donald L. Bitzer, computer science professor and co-inventor of the plasma display monitor,  has been inducted into the inaugural class of the Engineering Hall of Fame at his alma mater. 

Mar 2, 2011

New World Order

Caldwell Fellow Alex Martin is leading a team of students in a volunteer effort to bring 21st century marketing tools to entrepreneurs in the developing world. See the future of fair trade. 

May 4, 2010

Xie Recognized

Dr. Tao Xie, assistant professor of computer science, has been selected to receive the Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award. 

Mar 29, 2010

Time Traveler

In video games, the concept of the "do-over" is familiar to players: replaying a level or situation again, using knowledge from previous tries to get it right. Doctoral student Chris Hazard has taken that idea to the next level with his groundbreaking game Achron, generating buzz with gamers and interest from the U.S. Army. 

Mar 25, 2010

Time Traveler

Doctoral student Chris Hazard has developed the world's first time-travel video game, generating buzz with gamers and interest from the U.S. Army. 

Feb 9, 2010

Making a Connection

The massive earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12 devastated the country, leading to an estimated 150,000 deaths. Now, an NC State alumnus and Haiti native has employed his talents to help people get in touch with friends and loved ones using social networking technology. 

Feb 4, 2010

Computer Scientist Voted IEEE Fellow

Dr. Harry Perros, professor in the Department of Computer Science, has been elected as a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics (IEEE) for his contributions to performance evaluation modeling of computer networks. 

Sep 24, 2009

In Memoriam: Robert Funderlic

Dr. Robert E. Funderlic, department head (1986-1992) and professor emeritus in the computer science department, lost a long and courageous fight with cancer on Sept. 5. 

Jul 1, 2009

Xie Honored

Dr. Tao Xie has been awarded a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award by the National Science Foundation, valued at $425,000.