In This Issue:

UNC CS heads to the West Coast

We will be visiting California and Washington from October 16 to October 21, and alumni receptions have been planned in Seattle, Palo Alto, and San Francisco.

Alumni in the area should have received an email invitation from Kevin Jeffay. If you did not, but would like to attend a reception, please email

Learn more about the West Coast alumni receptions

A Retrospective of Achievement

Looking back on excellence

A lot has happened in few years.

We take a look back in this retrospective highlighting recent research, accolades, and hallmarks of the department culture and dual missions of world class research and exceptional education.

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Fabian Monrose

Monrose named Kenan Professor

Professor Fabian Monrose was awarded a prestigious Kenan Distinguished Professorship by the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost.

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Cenk Baykal and Ron Alterovitz

Baykal, Alterovitz receive Best Paper Award at RSS 2017

Cenk Baykal (B.S. 2015) and professor Ron Alterovitz were awarded Best Paper for their introduction of a motion planning method for tentacle-like medical robots.

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Ramakanth Pasunuru and Mohit Bansal

Pasunuru, Bansal earn Outstanding Paper Award at ACL 2017

A natural language processing paper submitted by first-year doctoral student Ramakanth Pasunuru and assistant professor Mohit Bansal was recognized in the top 1.5 percent of nearly 1,400 submissions.

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Carl Schissler holds an Oculus VR headset in a lab in Sitterson Hall

Schissler helps make breakthroughs in sound simulation

The College of Arts & Sciences interviewed graduate student Carl Schissler about his research in sound synthesis and propagation.

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Ritwik Pavan speaks at an event

Full-time UNC student runs a corporation

The Daily Tar Heel profiled sophomore CS major and Linker Logic Technologies CEO Ritwik Pavan, who has been running an app development company since he was 16 years old.

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Zareen Farooqui examines a tech device

Service through technology

Junior CS major Zareen Farooqui works with the United Way of the Greater Triangle to refurbish used computer equipment and make it available to schools, students and non-profit organizations at a reduced cost.

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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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Alumni, don't forget to visit our alumni page!

There, you will find news and updates from your fellow alumni, job listings specifically targeting UNC CS alumni, upcoming alumni events in Chapel Hill or around the country, and other ways to stay connected.

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