Software and Information Systems News

Alumni Spotlight – Larry Ogunjobi

For College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) alum and emerging NFL star Larry Ogunjobi, the intersection of technology and sports began in high school. “I was a fat kid,” he says. “So, my mom took my Xbox away and hired a trainer to get me off the couch.” That trainer not only helped Ogunjobi get […]

Student Earns Three-Year Scholarship

UNC Charlotte’s Chidi Osakwe, a sophomore Computer Science major in the College of Computing and Informatics (CCI), has earned a prestigious Jesse Jackson Fellows Toyota Scholarship. Since 2013, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Toyota North America have partnered to provide one of the nation’s largest and most robust undergraduate scholarship programs. The renewable award of up […]

Winning Big at Queen City Hackathon

On a recent rainy February weekend, several students representing UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) participated in the Queen City Hackathon and two CCI squads came away with top prizes. Featuring nearly 150 participants, Charlotte’s largest data science and machine learning hackathon is for those who believe in the power of data analytics […]

CCI Dean Co-Chairs Tunisian Conference

In March, when most UNC Charlotte faculty and students were on spring break, College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) dean, Fatma Mili, was in North Africa serving as co-chair of Noor 2019, a conference focused on higher education during a time of dramatic transition in her home country, Tunisia. Since its 2011 revolution, Tunisia has […]

CCI and DSI Host WiDS Conference

On Wednesday, March 26th, UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) and its Data Science Initiative (DSI) hosted more than 300 guests at the annual Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference at the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte, NC. WiDS Charlotte is one of more than 150 regional events taking place in approximately 50 countries in […]

CCI, DSI Host Analytics Frontiers Conference

On Wednesday, March 27th, UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) and Data Science Initiative (DSI) hosted its fifth Analytics Frontiers Conference at the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte, NC. The Southeast’s largest conference of its kind, Frontiers connects C-level executives, top data scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs as well as academic and government leaders to share ideas, […]

CCI Wins at Blue Diamond Awards

On April 4th, the Charlotte Area Technology Collaborative (CATC) held its annual Blue Diamond Awards at Founder’s Hall. UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) was well represented with current student Treven Stoddard as well as Stratifyd, CCI PH.D. alumnus Derek Wang’s company, winning Blue Diamonds. Stoddard, a senior computer science major, recently received […]

Feeling Ducky

Like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, each of us is on our own Yellow Brick Road, facing challenges and seeking answers. And just like Judy Garland’s character, most of what we seek, we probably had all along. This is true even when it comes to debugging complex systems in computer science. Be it code […]

Software and Information Systems Chair invited to Present at Sander Series in Toronto

Dr. Mary Lou Maher, the Chair of Software and Information Systems, is presenting her latest book at the Toronto User Experience (TUX) Sander Series. The Sanders Series invites distinguished Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) visionaries from around the world to present their research to the Toronto User Experience. Their lectures are recorded and posted online. As part […]