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UNC CS doctoral student David Dunn accepts the IEEE VR 2017 Best Paper Award

UNC CS researchers earn Best Paper award at IEEE VR 2017

A paper co-authored by department students and faculty describes an augmented reality display capable of overcoming challenges related to depth cues, field of view or resolution that plague other displays.

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linguists Katya Pertsova, Elliott Moreton and Jennifer Smith and computer scientist Fabian Monrose

‘Spork Lab’ tackles password security

In 2013, the National Science Foundation awarded UNC faculty members from the departments of computer science and linguistics a $500,000 multi-year grant to study password security. Lexical blends like the word "spork" have contributed to attack-resistant passwords.

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Crowd behavior model and analysis from the 2017 Presidential Inauguration

Department celebrates 286 graduates at 2017 commencement ceremony

Among the 286 degrees conferred were 20 doctorates, 32 masters of science, 134 bachelors of science, 78 bachelors of arts and 22 undergraduate minors.

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Impulsonic, a CS startup recently acquired by Valve

Real Sound in a Virtual World

Endeavors Magazine profiled Impulsonic, a startup formed by faculty and graduate students from the Department of Computer Science, following its acquisition by video game giant Valve.

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Ravish Mehra

Mehra receives 2016 VGTC Virtual Reality Best Dissertation Award

Ravish Mehra, a 2014 doctoral graduate in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was awarded the 2016 VGTC Virtual Reality Best Dissertation Award for his work developing simulated sound propagation algorithms.

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Joshua Welch

Welch among seven selected for 2017 UNC Horizon Awards

Graduate student Joshua Welch received a 2017 Horizon Award from the Graduate School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Welch was one of seven recipients for 2017.

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Kaylee LLewellyn

Llewellyn earns University Award for the Advancement of Women

Junior computer science major Kaylee Llewellyn was recognized with the University Award for the Advancement of Women. Llewellyn was one of four recipients for 2017 who were honored in 2017.

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Llewellyn was also featured in an article by the Daily Tar Heel on her work with UNC CS Women in Tech Week.

Scott Emmons

Emmons one of two UNC students to receive Goldwater Scholarships

Scott Emmons, a sophomore computer science and mathematics double-major, earned a prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship worth up to $7,500.

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Pi Your Prof: faculty members get messy to raise money for student clubs

CS faculty, staff, and students celebrated Pi Day 2017 a week early with a Pi Your Professor fundraiser. Students bought pies to throw at faculty members for $10, and students who let themselves be pied by faculty members earned faculty donations. The event raised $800 for student clubs.

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12 CS majors, 4 CS minors inducted into Phi Beta Kappa for 2017

Sixteen CS students were among the 150 UNC students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society. Inductees have completed 75 hours of course work in the liberal arts and sciences with a GPA of 3.85 or better or 105 hours of course work with a GPA of 3.75 or better. Less than 1 percent of all college students qualify.

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Department News

Visit the department website to learn about other accomplishments and updates from department personnel and alumni.

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