College of Computing and Informatics

School of Data Science to launch Ph.D. program, formally joins College of Computing and Informatics

UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science will soon expand its academic offerings with the establishment of a Doctor of Philosophy in Data Science. Approved by the UNC System Board of Governors in May 2024, the degree program will enroll its first cohort of students in fall 2025, pending approval of the Southern Association of Colleges […]

Bioinformatics professor discovers surprising evolutionary pattern in landmark yeast study

Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics Abigail Leavitt LaBella has co-led an ambitious research study — published this week in the widely influential journal Science — that reports intriguing findings made through innovative artificial intelligence analysis about yeasts.

CCI’s Manuel Pérez Quiñones elected to board of directors of Computing Research Association

Manuel Pérez Quiñones, a professor in the Department of Software and Information Systems in the College of Computing and Informatics, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association, one of the nation’s most influential computing research and policy nonprofit organizations.

CCI launches new cybersecurity initative, seeks pilot partner

The College of Computing and Informatics has started 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. 

Internship spotlight: Sophie Tanker

Sophie Tanker is a senior and early entry master’s student at UNC Charlotte who is studying computer science with a concentration in bioinformatics and a minor in mathematics. She recently interned at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick. As it’s time for students to explore internships, read about Tanker’s experience, what she learned, and how she is using her experience at UNC Charlotte. 

What was your role at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick? What types of projects did you work on?

Meet Bryonna Gray

Bryonna Gray is a junior computer science major in the Honors College. Learn why she chose UNC Charlotte, where she hangs out on campus when she isn’t studying and her love for eight ball. 

Why did you choose UNC Charlotte?

I chose UNC Charlotte because of the different concentrations within the computer science degree. My career interests are web and mobile app development, so I chose the web and mobile app concentration. 

Have you obtained any awards or accolades here during your time? 

Researchers exploring a more secure, reliable power grid with UNC System support

A team of researchers led by UNC Charlotte is working to build a more secure and reliable power grid, thanks to funding through the UNC System Research Opportunities Initiative.

Walter Kirkland: Charlotte warrior, cyber guardian

Walter Kirkland Jr. is — literally — a guardian of the galaxy. Not a film franchise guardian. A real one. He has been selected to be a member of the U.S. Space Force, America’s newest military branch, where he will be at the forefront of the final frontier.

Diving deep for clues that lead to the origins of life on Earth — and possible solutions to climate change

Computational molecular virologist Rick White demonstrates the value of progressively revelatory research.

Charlotte student awarded first Shumaker Undergraduate Diversity Science Scholarship

Sophie Tanker, a junior computer science major, is one of the first two recipients of the inaugural Shumaker Undergraduate Diversity Science Scholarship.

The scholarship, presented by the Shumaker Law Firm, is aimed at promoting diversity in the field of patent law. In addition to the $5,000 award, recipients receive hands-on experience in the field of patent preparation and prosecution through a paid summer internship with the firm.