Founded in 1966

The University of Pittsburgh hosts one of the oldest CS Departments in the world with research and teaching excellence since 1966. The CS Department covers many areas of research/teaching: AI, algorithms, databases, software engineering, systems and networks, data visualization/imaging, security/privacy, embedded systems, and natural language processing. Substantial research funding is provided by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and other federal agencies.

The CS Department is ranked 25th out of 473 ranked programs (19th with respect to gender diversity) in the most recent PhDs.org evaluation, and 34th out of 128 in the most recent (2011) National Research Council (NRC) evaluation, jumping up 9 positions since the 1995 NRC rankings.

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Spotlight: New CS Lecturer

Nick Farnan

The Department of Computer Science is pleased to announce that Nick Farnan will be joining our CS Faculty as our new Lecturer! Welcome Nick! Nick received his PhD and BS in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh. Nick has been a Visiting Lecturer and College in High School Liason for the department since 2014. Nick received the Orrin E. and Margaret M. Taulbee Award for Excellence in Computer Science in 2014. Please join us in welcoming Nick Farnan to the CS Faculty!

News

Professors Wang, Menekse, and Litman are collaborating with grad students on an exciting new project, CourseMIRROR! CourseMIRROR improves student-instructor interactions in large-classrooms and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) via mobile interfaces and natural language processing. CourseMIRROR facilitates learning at scale by enabling students to reflect in-situ via mobile devices. It also helps instructors to capture the gist of reflections effectively via natural language processing. CourseMIRROR is free and supports major mobile platforms and PCs. Please visit http://www.coursemirror.com for more details.[June 2015]

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the sudden passing of the CS Department's long time Part-Time Instructor George Jucha. George was an award winning PTI, who had an excellent work ethic and loved helping students, sometimes staying 2 hours after class to help them. Many of his past students have said that he was their favorite instructor at Pitt. We will miss him deeply.[June 2015]

Professor Jan Wiebe is the Academic Keynote Speaker at the Canadian AI Conference 2015 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.[June 2015]

88 more students declare as a Computer Science major since January 2015! The CS Department grows as the demand for computer scientists is on the rise! Recent studies show that a degree in computer science is now the 3rd most in-demand and valuable degree in the United States! [May 2015]

It is with extreme sadness that we share the news that Dr. Robert Daley has passed away this week. Dr. Daley was a professor in the Department of Computer Science for 40 years, and he was a valued member of the faculty. He contributed to the Department in countless ways, and we will remember him always for his devotion to the Department, his sincere kindness, and his homemade honey. http://goo.gl/HlJ7Zi and http://goo.gl/B4L1jc [April 2015]

Congrats to all of the Computer Science students that entered the Randall Family Big Idea Competition! The Department of Computer Science had the most students enter the competition out of any other department in the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences! A special congrats to the CS students that made it to the 3rd & final round of the competition, Deeksha Gupta, Zhijie Wang, Ashish Juneja, Charles Kiorpes, David Tsui, David Duan and Tayane Silva Fernandes de Moura![April 2015]

Check out Pitt Computer Science student Elliot Spencer Bingol's work on bringing Homestead and West Homestead into the 21st century with digital government! Find the news article here.[April 2015]

Congratulations to Professor Panos Chrysanthis for receiving the Provost's Mentor Award! The Provost's Award for Excellence in Mentoring recognizes University of Pittsburgh faculty who demonstrate outstanding mentoring of graduate students. The University strives to train the next generation of professional scholars, and the faculty who provide both intellectual and personal leadership to support and promote personal and professional development to students are recognized by this award for their efforts. Only as many as four faculty members are given this award each year. Congrats to Panos on receiving this prestigious award! http://goo.gl/hd8vmq[April 2015]

The Class of 2015 is expected to be the largest graduating class the Computer Science Department has ever had, with an anticipated 107 graduates! The Department of Computer Science will hold its Graduation Reception on April 25th 2015. Congrats to the class of 2015! #LetsGoPittCS[April 2015]

Congrats to Pitt CS undergraduates Natalie Isenberg and Sylvia Ujwary on being a 2015 DAAD RISE recipient! (German Academic Exchange Service Research Internships in Science & Engineering)Through the DAAD RISE, these students will work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of two to three months during the summer. [April 2015]

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This Week's Talks and Events

Upcoming Events

07/10/2015 Emilio Zegarra (PhD Candidate) "IMPROVING PEER LEARNING AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING IN STEM COURSES VIA PATTERN BASED GRAPH VISUALIZATION"

09/09/2015 Mary Besterfield-Sacre (Department of Industrial Engineering, Swanson School of Engineering) "Pitt-CIRTL opportunities to engage in and learn about scholarly teaching"

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