In This Issue:

Mohit Bansal and Don Porter

Bansal and Porter join UNC CS

The award-winning faculty of the UNC Department of Computer Science is growing by two. The department has announced the hiring of its two newest faculty members, Mohit Bansal and Don Porter, who will begin this fall.

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Peter Lincoln demonstrates his augmented reality display

UNC CS recognized for innovation at IEEE VR

A paper authored by members of the 3D Telepresence group earned Best Paper, a paper from the GAMMA group earned Best Paper Honorable Mention and GAMMA co-leader Ming Lin delivered an opening keynote.

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Kevin Jeffay congratulates Jake Bernstein at Commencement 2016

UNC CS honors 228 graduates in annual Commencement

Read about the students and faculty recognized this year and view photos from Commencement and the Hooding Ceremony.

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Shahriar Nirjon

Nirjon named 2016-2017 NCDS Data Fellow

Assistant professor Shahriar Nirjon was one of three researchers selected by the National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS) for a one-year fellowship beginning July 1.

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Ketan Mayer-Patel, Dayton Ellwanger, Forrest Lie, and David Spencer in Thailand

Undergraduates compete to beat the odds at programming contest world finals

Three UNC undergraduate computer science students, Dayton Ellwanger, Forrest Li and David Spencer, represented UNC-Chapel Hill in the World Finals of the ACM ICPC this May.

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CV<sup>2</sup>R Retreat 2015

CV2R prepares for annual retreat

Launched in the fall of 2015, the Consortium for Vision and Virtual Reality (CV2R) brings government and industry to partner with UNC in advancing research and technologies. The 2016 Retreat will be held in September at the Rizzo Center in Chapel Hill.

Learn more about the 2016 Retreat

NASCAR Simulator at Maze Day 2016

Alumni volunteers make Maze Day 2016 a‑MAZE‑ing!

We were honored to have four alumni volunteers at Maze Day this year to demo games, guide groups around the building, and prepare and serve lunch.

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Dinesh Manocha

Manocha's crowd simulation
research improves safety

Professor Dinesh Manocha spoke with ACM News for a story about how predicting crowd movement can help us better prepare physical spaces and save lives during potentially catastrophic events.

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Tia Holmes

Holmes earns Google Lime Scholarship

Tia Holmes, a first-year computer science major with cerebral palsy, received a $10,000 grant from Google and Lime Connect for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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