folks who went to NCSU or UNC-CH, preferably in computer science...… 
6th-Mar-2003 09:39 pm
folks who went to NCSU or UNC-CH, preferably in computer science...

i have a friend who's looking at grad program in comp sci, particularly in graphics. thoughts for or against the grad program at either of these schools? i can't answer for comp sci at NCSU, since i transferred into it shortly before dropping out, and spent the last semester i completed classes taking anything but engineering classes.

for that matter, anyone going to school/have gone through school/whatever have any other thoughts on good grad CS programs out there?

thankee! :)
6th-Mar-2003 09:41 pm (UTC)
I'm sure he'll say this too, but thank you :)
6th-Mar-2003 09:44 pm (UTC)
:) well, i promised him ages ago that i'd solicit advice from folks, since i went to somewhere with a decent comp sci program, and like a lot of things, just forgot. =/ so. :)
6th-Mar-2003 10:01 pm (UTC)
From what I understand, UNC-CH's grad school comp-sci program had it all over State's, especially in the area of graphics (interesting stuff with VR was going on, last I checked).
6th-Mar-2003 10:09 pm (UTC)
Hell, yeah. I've had friends who've gone through the UNC-CH program who worked on the VR stuff that was going on while I was in college (forever long ago). It's vastly superior to NCSU's.
6th-Mar-2003 10:18 pm (UTC)
NCSU for undergrad, UNC-CH for grad. Like everyone else is saying. :)
7th-Mar-2003 05:55 am (UTC)
If it's graphics he wants, he wants to go to UNCCH.
We have an amazing graphics department here, one of the best
in the nation. It's highly math-based, so if he's shy about
doing linear algebra, he might want to bone up on that.

However, if he wants to do anything with networking, operating
systems, real-time computing, ("hard" computer science), then
I would say NCSU. UNCs development in these areas is
fairly newbish. I'd give them a couple of years to mature first..
7th-Mar-2003 06:00 am (UTC)
UNC-CH is one of the top grad schools in the US for graphics.
7th-Mar-2003 06:35 am (UTC) - hmm.
The only thing I can say about Graphics at NCSU is that there's a chance that you'd get a class taught by McCallister. But apparently he's really nice to his grad students, so...

Oh, and apparently UNC-CH was ranked the #1 graduate school for graphics in U.S. News and World Report... kind of hard to beat that.
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