Convocation 2019

On Monday, August 19th, more than 550 first-year students enrolled in UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) gathered in the Barnhardt Student Activities Center Salons for Convocation. It was the largest number of students that has ever attended the annual event. The enthusiasm of the crowd was infectious and set a spirited tone […]

Doug Hague Leads UNC Charlotte’s Data Science Initiative

Doug Hague has been named interim executive director for UNC Charlotte’s Data Science Initiative (DSI), an interdisciplinary industry-university-state partnership that since 2015 has focused on preparing students and industry leaders to apply the power of data to solve problems in business and society. Hague, who holds four U.S. patents, brings more than 20 years’ experience […]

Charlotte Inno Recognizes Young Innovators

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 […]

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 […]