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


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]

Alumni Andrew Head received a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention for his work in Human Computer Interaction.[April 2014]

The Computer Science Department and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs will host an international workshop, Building Community Resilience to Global Hazards: A Sociotechnical Approach, on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, 2014 in Room 307 Eberly Hall. Students are welcome to attend the talks on Friday and Saturday morning. [April 2014]

Graduate students William C. Garrison III, Yechen Qiao, and Professor Adam J. Lee won an Outstanding Paper Award for their work entitled, "On the Suitability of Dissemination-centric Access Control Systems for Group-centric Sharing," in Proceedings of the Fourth ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy at CODASPY. [March 2014]

The Department of Computer Science initiated 22 new members into Upsilon Pi Epsilon International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines on Friday, February 28, 2014. The UPE Honor Society was chartered at the University of Pittsburgh in 2005. Membership in UPE is by invitation only. This year's initiates include Nicholas Amoscato, Andrew Armstrong, David Busch, Alec Deitloff, Leart Doko, Joseph Gelpi, Shelley Goldberg, Eric Gratta, David Grayson, Tak-Yee Ho, Christine Lim, John Linden, Xin Liu, Virginia Mulky, Sean Myers, Tri Nguyen, Benjamin Pratt, Joel Roggeman, Zachary Sadler, Frank Wolverton, Sheridan Zivanovich, and Joshua Zwolan. Many of these new initiates also participated in the University's Honors Convocation earlier that same day. The President of the Honor Society is Alec Deitloff and the faculty advisor is Dr. Thumrongsak "Tan" Kosiyatrakul. [March 2014]

Congratulations to graduate student Rakan Maddah on receiving an Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship for the academic year 2014-2015. [March 2014]

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Department Events

This Week's Talks and Events

14th Computer Science Day
March 21, 2014

Upcoming Events

10/22/2014 Pitt/CMU Joint DB Meetup
Scalable in Situ Query Processing for Exploratory Data Analysis
10/24/2014 A Taste of Wine and Research
A Taste of Wine and Research
10/24/2014 Grace Hopper Experience

11/07/2014 Profiling C/C++ Code Performance
This talk will discuss how to profile the performance of embedded C/C++ code.

[ All Events and Talks ]

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