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CCI Junior Wins Kathy Harris Award

Ana Pathak Honored to be First-Ever Recipient
   July 28, 2021

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...

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CCI and Lowe's Expand Partnership

Gift will Advance Critical Initiatives for North Carolina's Largest Computing College
   April 6, 2021

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Flexing Her Mussels

Professor’s Research Published in Molecular Ecology
   March 29, 2021

UNC Charlotte College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) Bioinformatics and Genomics professor Dr. Rebekah Rogers has been fascinated by freshwater mussels since childhood. Raised in Florence-Muscle Shoals, Alabama, which sits along the Tennessee River and is home to one of North America’s most diverse populations of mussels, Rogers even did her high school science project on the now-...

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Two-Percenters

CCI Lands Five on List of World's Top Scientists
   January 26, 2021

In a recent Stanford University study, five faculty researchers from UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) were ranked among the top two-percent of scientists in the world. 

The report, first published in the prestigious PLOS Biology Journal, evaluated and ranked approximately seven million scientists across more than 20 disciplines from 1965-2019. Based...

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CCI Professor Participates in Landmark College Board Program

   January 21, 2021

As part of an innovative response to the pandemic and shifting student needs, UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) Professor Manuel Pérez Quiñones partnered with the College Board as an Advanced Placement (AP) Daily course lecturer. Leaning on college professors from more than 200 universities nationwide, the College Board developed “AP Daily,” free online videos...

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CCI Hosts 21st Annual Cybersecurity Symposium

Pivoting, Event Still Shines - Online
   October 9, 2020

This week, UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) hosted its 21st Annual Cybersecurity Symposium. Presented virtually over the course of three days (October 6-9), the event drew nearly 900 attendees, a 25% increase over the in-person 2019 edition.

Shifitng from two decades as an in-person, on-campus event to a wholly virtual platform presented a number of challenges...

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CCI Hosts Coronavirus Panel

Weekly Seminar Offers Multidisciplinary Platform for Discussion
   February 4, 2020
On Friday, January 31, UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) hosted a multidisciplinary forum to discuss and answer questions about Coronaviruses. In response to concerns, and even misinformation, about the situation playing out in Wuhan, China (and beyond), CCI used its weekly Graduate Student Seminar as the platform for this unique discussion of a current world event...

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Inaugural Event Blends Industry and Academia

Adjunct Professor Hosts Collaborative Showcase of His Students' Research
   January 7, 2020

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 Science at Mariner, sees...

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Holiday Magic

CCI Faculty and Staff Enjoy Magical Party
   December 9, 2019

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. At the CCI...

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Relatively Speaking

Sharing a Distant Ancestor, Sand Dollars Could Help Humans
   November 5, 2019

Though it will not show up in any Ancestry.com 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 we vertebrates. 

In fact, by examining the evolution of sand...

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The Alumni Gives Scholarship allows students to pursue their dreams and contribute to the technology community.  This needs-based scholarship empowers students to overcome financial hurdles while pursuing their education goals and gives preference to underrepresented populations within the CCI student body. 

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