Dr. Xi “Sunshine” Niu Earns NSF Grant

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. […]

Dr. Rogers Earns MIRA Grant

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 […]

Twenty Years at the Head of the Class

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 emerging industry, but because of a shared vision for the future, UNC Charlotte and […]

Inaugural Event Raises >$30K

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 […]

UNC Charlotte Professor Earns Industry Honor

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 award acknowledges that the work I have […]

Data Analytics Firm with CCI Origins Announces Expansion

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 […]

Relatively Speaking

Though it will not show up in any 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 […]

2019 CCI Ph.D. Open House

On Friday, October 25, UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) hosted its 2019 Ph.D. Open House. The program was designed for prospective Ph.D. applicants to learn about the admissions process, courses and research opportunities offered in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, and Software Information Systems. Twenty-three prospective Ph.D. students attended and were able to interact […]

Holiday Magic

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. […]

Inaugural Event Blends Industry and Academia

In December, College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) adjunct professor Stephen Welch hosted an inaugural poster presentation of his students’ work in the atrium of UNC Charlotte’s Center City building. In addition to students and faculty, Welch invited industry partners and members of Charlotte’s tech community to attend and interact. Welch, also VP of Data […]