Shirish Yasa

Shirish Yasa: Using Advanced Computing to Take the Fight to Cancer

When Shirish Yasa was a 10 year-old kid attending educational summer camps at UNC Charlotte, he walked through the beautiful campus each day dreaming about what it’d be like to be a student at his hometown university. “I was very familiar with the campus and I really liked walking around when I was doing those […]

UNC Charlotte Professor Manuel Pérez Quiñones elected to Computing Research Association Board of Directors

Manuel Pérez Quiñones, Professor in the Department of Software and Information Systems in the College of Computing and Informatics, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association, one of the nation’s most influential computing research and policy nonprofit organizations. An advocate for broadening participation in computing, Pérez Quiñones is excited […]

Alexa Coupet: Following Dreams an Ocean Away

Selected to address her fellow December 2023 UNC Charlotte graduates, College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) senior Alexa Coupet shared heartfelt remarks with the crowd of students, their families and University faculty during the first of two undergraduate commencement ceremonies that capped-off the fall semester. A computer science major with a concentration in cybersecurity, Alexa […]

Michelyn Odei: Protecting Cyberspace While Lifting Up Others

Michelyn Odei always has a plan.   Whether it’s looking five or ten years down the line, this computer science major specializing in cybersecurity has always had clear goals for her future that she’s been determined to meet head-on. This first-generation college student and proud young Ghanaian woman wants to make her own mark in the […]

Mehdi Bourahla: Building Connections Through Tech

Mehdi Bourahla’s path to UNC Charlotte and the College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) has been a long one – over 4,600-miles long across the Atlantic Ocean from the nation of Algeria, in fact. A recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship awarded by the U.S. State Department, Mehdi is part of an exclusive group of […]

CCI Junior Wins Kathy Harris Award

Ana Pathak, a junior Computer Science major from Cornelius, N.C., has been named the inaugural recipient of an award established to honor the memory and legacy of Kathy Harris. The Kathy Harris Service and Leadership Award honors and encourages the next generation of female technology leaders who exhibit the traits Kathy held throughout her life […]

CCI, State’s Fastest-Growing and Most Diverse Computer Science Program

UNC Charlotte Chancellor Emeritus Jim Woodward foresaw a world where computing would touch every aspect of our lives. In 2000, he established the College of Computing and Informatics (CCI), separate from Engineering, where the program originated. “I am consistently inspired by the genesis of UNC Charlotte and CCI,” said CCI Dean Fatma Mili, who joined […]

A Postcard from Liz Johnson

Dear CCI: This year, instead of following my usual routine of teaching summer school, I opted for the exotic lands of Nepal. The purpose was to volunteer with an action-oriented organization, the Volunteers Initiative of Nepal (VIN). My duties included working with volunteers worldwide, developing an annual report, and visiting school children to assess facility […]

CCI Q&A with Maya Kapoor

Maya Kapoor, a Ph.D. candidate at UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI), is a first-generation college student with an undergraduate degree in History from UNC Chapel Hill. Homeschooled through high school, the Kings Mountain native is currently employed as a software engineer at Parsons while working her way to a Ph.D. in Computer […]

2022 CCI/SDS New Student Convocation

On Sunday, August 21, first-year students enrolled at UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) and School of Data Science (SDS) gathered in the Barnhardt Student Activities Center Salons for Convocation. It was the largest in-person event CCI has hosted in more than two years. The enthusiasm of the crowd was infectious and set […]