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 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.

Would you like to join us? Faculty and Post-Doctoral Openings
Declaring CS as your major Admission to Graduate Study


The Department of Computer Science is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor position to begin in the Fall Term 2015. Apply on-line at by December 15, 2014. For more information click here.


December Graduate Recognition and Reception to be held on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 4:00pm![November 2014]

SAVE&GIVE Purchase your wine this Holiday Season from the Chateau Felice Online Store and use your SAVE&GIVE coupon code when you check out to support the Pitt Scholarship Fund. You will get: (1)Fabulous European-style wines that are aged to perfection (2)A discount of about 40% off retail see prices below (3)Shipping to your door included (4)Sales tax included (adjustment made after order is in) (5)A contribution of more than 30% of your purchase price to the Pitt Bay Area Club Scholarship Fund Ordering is easy. Go to . Note the Blue Pitt button on the upper right. Feel free to browse and learn about the wines. When you are ready to consider your purchase, go to Hot Topics and click the blue SAVE&GIVE button. You will be taken to the Holiday Shop where you will find the wines and packages being offered to Pitt insiders. The prices shown in the website are retail prices. Your discount will be applied in the checkout process when you enter the coupon code SAVE&GIVE. [November 2014]

Brunch for Newly Declared CS Majors on 11/21/2014 @ 10:00am in 5317 Sennott Square! If you declared after January 2014, then you are invited!![November 2014]

CS welcomes high school students in Big Data Class on 11/19!![November 2014]

CS DAY 2015! CS DAY will be held on March 27th, 2015![November 2014]

Professors Alexandros Labrinidis and Panos K. Chrysanthis are co-investigators in the newly funded Center for Causal Modeling and Discovery of Biomedical Knowledge from Big Data (CCMD), which is one of the 12 new Centers of Excellence funded through NIH's Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) program.   NIH press release, Pittsburgh Business Times, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette [October 2014]

Professor Alexandros Labrinidis is the co-author of a new review article, entitled Big Data and Its Technical Challenges, that was published in the July 2014 issue of the Communications of the ACM. [July 2014]

Congratulations to Professor Alexandros Labrinidis on being a newly elected member of the Faculty Assembly for Natural Sciences from the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. He will serve for three years.[May 2014]

Congratulations to Professor Adam Lee on becoming a tenured faculty member effective September 2014![May 2014]

Graduate student Chris Thomas has been awarded the 2013-2014 Elizabeth Baranger Excellence in Teaching Award for his dedication to the advancement of undergraduate education at the University of Pittsburgh. Chris is the first in our department to win this prestigious award. [April 2014]

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Department Events

This Week's Talks and Events

Upcoming Events

12/02/2014 Michael Lipschultz (PhD Dissertation Student) "Adapting the Scheduling of Illustrations and Graphs to Learners in Conceptual Physics Tutoring"

12/03/2014 Xudong He (Florida International University) "A Methodology for Predicting Atomicity Violations in Multi-threaded Programs"

12/10/2014 Miao Zhou (PhD Dissertation Student) "Shared Resource Management for Non-Volatile Asymmetric Memory"

03/27/2015 The 15th Annual Computer Science Day
CS DAY 2015

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