Computer Science

Alexa Coupet: Following Dreams an Ocean Away

Selected to address her fellow December 2023 UNC Charlotte graduates, College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) senior Alexa Coupet shared heartfelt remarks with the crowd of students, their families and University faculty during the first of two undergraduate commencement ceremonies that capped-off the fall semester. A computer science major with a concentration in cybersecurity, Alexa […]

Michelyn Odei: Protecting Cyberspace While Lifting Up Others

Michelyn Odei always has a plan.   Whether it’s looking five or ten years down the line, this computer science major specializing in cybersecurity has always had clear goals for her future that she’s been determined to meet head-on. This first-generation college student and proud young Ghanaian woman wants to make her own mark in the […]

Mehdi Bourahla: Building Connections Through Tech

Mehdi Bourahla’s path to UNC Charlotte and the College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) has been a long one – over 4,600-miles long across the Atlantic Ocean from the nation of Algeria, in fact. A recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship awarded by the U.S. State Department, Mehdi is part of an exclusive group of […]

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 […]

Professor Invited to International Seminar

UNC Charlotte College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics Laurel Yohe recently traveled to Thailand as one of 60 international thought leaders – just 12 from the U.S. – selected by the U.S. Department of State to participate in the Thematic International Exchange Seminar (TIES). The gathering, hosted in Bangkok from May […]