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.

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MARCH 27 2015

The Department of Computer Science is hosting the 15th Annual Computer Science Day on March 27th, 2015 from 12:30pm - 8:00pm on the 5th and 6th floors of the Sennott Square Building. For a complete list of events and details, please visit our CS Day Webpage.


Congratualtions to Panos Chrysanthis and Alex Labrinidis on recieving a MCSI 2015 Research Seed Grant![March 2015]

Breaking the 300-Mark: CS Declared Majors are at an All-Time High This year the Department of Computer Science is proud to announce that we have over 300 declared CS students. This is the most declared CS majors that we have ever had in department history. With the realization that Computer Science and Computing is a huge part of our present, as well as our future, more and more students have been choosing computer science as their major. [March 2015]

The Department of Computer Science has ranked #52 according to US News and World Report Rankings on the best grad schools and #26 among public universities!. [March 2015]

CS DAY 2015 is right around the corner! March 27, 2015 is the 15th Annual Computer Science Day! Find out all the details at our CS Day Homepage.[March 2015]

SteelHacks - March 27th - 29th 2015! Department of Computer Science will host 150 students from Pitt, CMU, and Duquesne for SteelHacks[February 2015]

Announcing the CS Day Hackathon: SteelHacks The Department of Computer Science is partnering with the Pitt CS Club to bring you SteelHacks [February 2015]

We are proud to announce that NCWIT (National Center for Women and Information Technology) has selected the University of Pittsburgh’s Women in Computer Science (WiCS) group to receive a 2015 NCWIT Student Seed Fund award sponsored by Symantec. WiCS has been awarded $1,000 to support She Innovates, Pitt’s first all-women’s hackathon. Congratulations to WiCS![January 2015]

Professor Jan Wiebe will be the Academic Keynote Speaker for The 28th Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 2-5, 2015! Congrats Prof. Wiebe![January 2015]

Department of Computer Science Alumnus Robert S. (Bob) Seiner (class of 1985) recently published his first book on Non-Invasive Data Governance™ (Technics Publications 2014). Bob has been the President & Principal of KIK Consulting and Education Services since 1997 serving Fortune 100/500 and international clients to improve how they manage their data and information as a valued and strategic asset. Congrats Bob! [January 2015]

She Innovates Kick-off Party will be held on 1/30/2015 at 5pm-7pm in 5317 Sennott Square! Pitt's first all-women's hackathon![January 2015]

[Complete News]

Department Events

This Week's Talks and Events

Upcoming Events

03/27/2015 The 15th Annual Computer Science Day
CS DAY 2015
03/30/2015 Prof. Boris Grot (University of Edinburgh) "Effective Memory Systems for Scale-Out Servers"

04/01/2015 Sriraam Natarajan (Indiana University Bloomington) "Efficient Human-in-the-loop Statistical Relational Learning"

04/06/2015 Nils Llerena (CS Grad Student) "Coffee Hour Talk"

04/13/2015 Nikolaos Katsipoulakis (CS Grad Student) "A Generic Solution to Integrate SQL and Analytics for Big Data"

[ All Events and Talks ]

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