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Mohit Bansal receives the DARPA Young Faculty Award

Bansal receives DARPA Young Faculty Award for 2017

As a Young Faculty Awardee, Professor Mohit Bansal receives two-year funding for his project, “Life-Long Learning: Dynamically Revising Neural Networks via Commonsense and Conversational Feedback.”

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Alex Berg

Berg wins 2017 Helmholtz Prize

The Helmholtz Prize, formerly the “Test of Time Award”, is awarded to papers from at least ten years prior with significant impact on computer vision research. Professor Alex Berg received the award for a 2003 paper he co-authored, titled "Recognizing action at a distance."

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James Anderson, Catherine Nemitz and Tanya Amert receive the Best Student Paper Award at RTNS 2017

Nemitz, Amert and Anderson earn Best Student Paper at RTNS 2017

Doctoral students Catherine Nemitz and Tanya Amert and professor James Anderson received the award at the International Conference on Real-Time Networks and Systems in Grenoble, France.

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Students face off in the first ever Carolina Data Challenge

More than 120 students assembled from all over North Carolina to participate in a data science hackathon hosted in partnership with the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), the National Consortium for Data Science, the Odum Institute and Carolina Analytics & Data Science.

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Ramakanth Pasunuru and Mohit Bansal

Fifth annual HackNC unites hundreds of coders in Chapel Hill

For the fifth year in a row, the Computer Science Club hosted the department's largest hackathon, HackNC, on November 4-5. If you'd like to have your company participate next year and hang out with some of the best hackers in the country, email

View photos from HackNC 2017 on Facebook

Triangle Computer Science Distinguished Lecturer Series

Six TCSDLS lectures have been scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year. Each lecture will be hosted or broadcast live at 4 p.m. in 011 Sitterson Hall. Refreshments will be served.

For lecture abstracts, speaker bios, and venue information, visit

Maria KlaweBroadening Participation in Computing

Speaker: Maria Klawe, Harvey Mudd College
Host: NCSU (Blair Sullivan)

Monday, November 20, 2017
Broadcast live in SN011
4 p.m.

Humans, Machines, and Work: The Future is Now

Speaker: Moshe Vardi, Rice University
Host: Duke (Sudeepa Roy)

Monday, January 22, 2018
Broadcast live in SN011
4 p.m.

Title To Be Announced

Speaker: Avrim Blum, Toyota Technical Institute at Chicago
Host: Duke (Kamesh Munagala)

Monday, January 29, 2018
Broadcast live in SN011
4 p.m.

Title To Be Announced

Speaker: Richard Szeliski, Facebook Research
Host: Duke (Xiaobai Sun)

Monday, March 26, 2018
Broadcast live in SN011
4 p.m.

Title To Be Announced

Speaker: Polina Golland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Host: UNC (Marc Niethammer)

Monday, April 9, 2018
Hosted in SN011
4 p.m.

Title To Be Announced

Speaker: Chris Manning, Stanford University
Host: UNC (Mohit Bansal)

Monday, 16 April, 2018
Hosted in SN011
4 p.m.

Be a Part of the Department's Future

UNC CS is always looking to enhance the value of a computer science degree. To that end, we have developed a series of initiatives aimed at expanding the undergraduate student experience and increasing diversity in the department and the field. There are a number of ways that you can join us in these efforts, and we hope that you will be a part of them.

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