Software and Information Systems News

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 […]

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CCI launches new cybersecurity initiative, seeks pilot partner

The College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) is launching a new cybersecurity outreach initiative aimed at supporting area resource-constrained partner organizations based on the college’s decades of award-winning, nationally recognized leadership in the field. Led by Bill Chu, Managing Director of CCI’s CyberDNA Center; Vinicius Da Costa, adjunct faculty in cybersecurity; and Cori Faklaris, Assistant […]

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 […]

CCI Q&A with Dr. Rick White

Dr. Rick White, assistant Bioinformatics professor at UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI), specializes in synthetic biology. He says the goal of his work is to, “make COVID-19 the last pandemic and stop the next major health crisis of multidrug-resistant bacteria.” White sat down with CCI’s Communications Office and became the first faculty […]

CCI Professor Featured in AAAS Report

The innovative work of UNC Charlotte College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) Assistant Teaching Professor Nadia Najjar was featured in a January report from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Published as part of a study funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Promising Practices examines how educators have adapted to remote […]

CCI Q&A with Michael Ridenhour

Michael Ridenhour, a Ph.D. candidate at UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI), came to CCI from Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) where, like so many others, he honed his acadmic skills and his focus. Also and athlete and musician, Ridenhour credits his varied interests for helping him maintian a healthy lifestyle and perspective. […]