Shirish Yasa

Shirish Yasa: Using Advanced Computing to Take the Fight to Cancer

When Shirish Yasa was a 10 year-old kid attending educational summer camps at UNC Charlotte, he walked through the beautiful campus each day dreaming about what it’d be like to be a student at his hometown university. “I was very familiar with the campus and I really liked walking around when I was doing those […]

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 […]

Study lead author Madeline Bellanger, UNC Charlotte Ph.D. student in bioinformatics and computational biology

NASA-funded CCI research quantifies weight of all viruses in the Great Salt Lake with novel technique

The Great Salt Lake in Salt Lake City, Utah isn’t just one of the most well-known ecological features in America and one of the largest lakes on the planet. Like all lakes, it is also teeming with viruses that are not harmful to humans and only infect microbes, and instead play pivotal roles in maintaining […]

Dr. Bill Chu

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 […]

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 […]


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The most important digital currency in ecommerce is data. As personal information is collected and shared, risks to individual privacy climb, and UNC Charlotte computer scientist Liyue Fan is researching novel ways to better protect individuals’ personal data. Through a five-year National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award, Fan is investigating data-sharing algorithms that can be […]


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UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics’ commitment to inclusion and diversity begins with its vision statement. Since established in 2000, CCI has demonstrated a commitment to educating students in a way that equips them to lead and succeed in a world where technology touches almost every aspect of daily life. As enrollment has continuously […]

Wastewater research featured on Spectrum News

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Three years since the pandemic began, Spectrum News visited with Cynthia Gibas, a professor of bioinformatics and founder of the North Carolina Urban Microbiome Project, and James Bealle, an environmental field monitoring technician, to reflect on the success of the University’s wastewater monitoring. The innovative research program allowed UNC Charlotte to keep COVID numbers low […]