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September 21, 2016

NU News: Driving, autonomously, into the future

Self-driving cars are on the way, and they’re the future of Lyft, according to the company’s chief tech­nology officer and North­eastern alumnus Chris Lam­bert. Within five years, Lam­bert said, a fully autonomous fleet of cars will pro­vide the majority of Lyft rides across the country, while car own­er­ship in major U.S. cities will be largely […]

September 12, 2016
Bill Mayo

Successful CCIS alum works to pay it forward

By Shandana Mufti When Bill Mayo (BSCS ’88; MBA ‘94) attended Northeastern as a computer science student in the 1980s, it was a different place. The computer science program was still a young one. The co-op program was a major draw, but other opportunities that today’s students expect and enjoy – like the Venture Mentoring […]

August 29, 2016
Prachi Bhansali

From co-op to employee: CCIS student to start work at Google

By Shandana Mufti Receiving and accepting job offers for life after graduation always brings a sense of relief. Prachi Bhansali (MSCS ’16) recently felt that relief after accepting a position at Google, where she will be working after she graduates in December. “My department is amazing,” she wrote in an email interview. “The courses I […]

June 24, 2016

There’s still time to be Counted!

Please join the CCIS community of alumni, faculty, student and parent supporters today. Any gift, for any purpose, contributes to our participation rate and increases our national rankings. Every gift truly matters! We welcome and appreciate your tax deductible donation and will include your name on our Honor Roll of Contributors. To be counted in this year’s CCIS campaign, your gift must […]

April 21, 2016
Chris Lambert

CCIS Alum Chris Lambert Leads Lyft’s Tech Teams

CCIS graduates are taking on leadership roles throughout the computer science and tech fields, whether as professors, startup founders or company heads. Take for example Chris Lambert (BSCS ’07) who currently serves as CTO of ride-sharing app Lyft. “The college when I joined was very different than the college when I left,” Chris says of […]

March 29, 2016
Tony Scherba, Chelsea Handler and Geoff House

CCIS Grads Collaborate with Chelsea Handler on App

By Shandana Mufti Among Netflix’s original programming is Chelsea Does, a series starring comedian Chelsea Handler. The documentary series follows Handler as she explores topics and experiences that she’s not entirely familiar with, including marriage, drugs and Silicon Valley. The Silicon Valley episode features a familiar CCIS face: alum Tony Scherba (BS, Computer Science/Business ’11), […]

March 2, 2016
Emine Yilmaz

CCIS Alumna takes Northeastern lessons to University College London

Emine Yilmaz earned her Ph.D. in computer science at Northeastern in 2008. Now, she’s an associate professor at University College London (UCL) in London. And though she’s moved an ocean away and gone from attending classes to shaping and leading them, she’s taken the lessons – and lesson styles – from Northeastern with her. “I […]

February 3, 2016
Carla Brodley

Computer World | Dean Brodley talks STEM degrees

Carla Brodley, the dean of computer science at Northeastern University, said that for computer science students, it is all about whether they can pass the technical interview, which may include a coding test, as part of a hiring process. “It’s not clear to me that higher-ranked schools prepare you better,” said Brodley.

January 29, 2016
Mary Logvin

Studying Information Assurance from Orlando

Students can earn Northeastern degrees from campuses in Boston, Seattle, Charlotte and Silicon Valley. They can also choose to bypass enrolling at a campus and take classes online. That’s what Mary Logvin, who lives in Orlando, chose to do when she registered in the Information Assurance graduate program. “I was lucky enough to work for […]

December 23, 2015
Tanya Cashorali

TCB Analytics: All About the Data

There’s a lot of data out there. And that data is often easier to collect than it is to sift through, organize and analyze. That’s where Tanya Cashorali and TCB Analytics come in. The 2008 Northeastern grad just left her job to launch her own consulting company to help various companies and institutions understand the […]

December 1, 2015

CCIS Student Marks Journey from Co-op Employee to Employer

“I’m unemployable,” says CCIS grad Praful Mathur. “I learned that at Northeastern when I was doing my co-ops. I just cannot maintain a steady job. I’m forced into entrepreneurship.” Entrepreneurship has proved to be a lucrative fate for Praful, class of 2011, who is currently working on his second company. While at Northeastern, Praful built […]


CCIS alum Matt Horan takes to the skies

In the six years since he graduated from CCIS in 2009, Matt Horan hasn’t strayed too far geographically from Northeastern or Boston, working first at Berklee College of Music and then moving to New York City. He’s also held on to the lessons he learned through his four years at Northeastern. “Ever since my freshman […]

October 30, 2015
James Klein

After Co-ops in Palo Alto and Paris, CCIS grad starts work at Cambridge startup

While studying at Northeastern, 2015 grad James Klein seized upon the opportunities offered by co-op to push his boundaries by accepting offers across the country in Palo Alto, and across the Atlantic Ocean, in Paris. “We went to 10 different countries while I was there, and being paid to do that was amazing,” Klein says […]

September 1, 2015

CCIS grad tackles Boston’s roommate struggles

Renting in Boston is no joke. On top of dealing with pushy brokers, tyrannical real estate management companies and one of the country’s most expensive rental markets, there are also the hassles involved with finding a decent roommate who won’t steal your leftovers or start trombone practice at midnight. That’s where Sumu steps in. The […]

August 27, 2015
Northeastern College of Computer and Information Science 2014-2015

CCIS | By the Numbers

View CCIS By the Numbers for 2014-2015. What a year it has been! Can’t wait to see what this year brings.

July 13, 2015
Ian Gorton

Northeastern News Interviews Ian Gorton | New Seattle Director of Computer Science

On June 1, Ian Gorton began his new role as director of com­puter sci­ence pro­grams at North­eastern University–Seattle. Gorton has 25 years of expe­ri­ence working in the soft­ware industry, acad­emia, and gov­ern­ment labs in the United States and Aus­tralia, and he comes to North­eastern from the Carnegie Mellon Uni­ver­sity Soft­ware Engi­neering Insti­tute.

June 1, 2015
Northeastern University undergraduate students received their diplomas during the 2015 Commencement at the TD Garden on May 8, 2015.

Meet the Class of 2015

Four hundred and thirty-two CCIS students graduated and joined the ranks of Northeastern alumni this month. Among them were 107 undergraduates and 325 graduate students. “CCIS graduates are headed off to companies across the country, from startups to established companies like Google, Amazon and Facebook,” CCIS Dean Carla Brodley says. “Many have accepted jobs with […]