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2010 – Liz Marai
Assistant Professor Liz Marai receives an NSF CAREER grant. Her work under this grant will investigate in much more detail the human anatomy and dynamics to further progress in replicating human articulation capabilities.
2009 – Milos Hauskrecht
Associate Professor Milos Hauskrecht received two NIH awards. One to study computational methods for detecting deviations in clinical care in intensive care unit (ICU) data, and the second to develop and study a new computational framework for off-line evaluation and optimization of clinical alerting systems based on retrospective electronic health record data.
2009 – Janyce Wiebe
Professor Janyce Wiebe received an NSF Award in the Robust Intelligence Program. The goal of this three year project is to investigate novel methods for subjectivity sense labeling, and to exploit the results in sense-aware subjectivity and sentiment analysis.
2009 – Diane Litman
Professor Diane Litman received an NSF Award in the Robust Intelligence and Human-Centered Computing Programs. The goal of this three year project is to investigate novel methods for subjectivity sense labeling, and to exploit the results in sense-aware subjectivity and sentiment analysis.
2009 – Adam Lee
Assistant Professor Adam Lee receives an NSF Award in the Trustworthy Computing Program. Towards a Dynamic and Composable Model of Trust is a three year project working on novel frameworks, theories, and approaches toward secure and privacy-preserving systems.
2009 – Liz Marai
Congratulations to Liz Marai, Assistant Professor, for receiving the 2009 Provostís Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence (ACIE) innovation in education award. Her proposal, Immersive Software Engineering, is one of only eleven to receive an ACIE award this year.
2009 – KyoungSoo Park
KyoungSoo Park joined the Computer Science Department as an Assistant Professor in the Spring of 2009. The goal of Dr. Park's research is to find and establish the fundamental principles in designing and improving the large-scale networked systems which impact the daily lives of millions of people.
2008 – Adam Lee Adam Lee, Assistant Professor, a new faculty member, joined the Department in the fall of 2008. His research interests lie at the intersection of the computer security, privacy, and distributed systems fields.
2008 – Congratulations to our faculty members for their work earning them a 2008 NSF Career Award. Assistant Professor Rebecca Hwa's work, "CAREER: Robust Parsing for New Domains and Languages.", and Associate Professor Alexandros Labrinidis' work, "CAREER: User-Centric Data Management."
2007 – Liz Marai
Dr. Liz Marai joined the Computer Science Department as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 2007. Dr. Marai received her BS in Computer Science and Engineering from the "Politehnica" University in Bucharest, Romania. In May of 2007, she received her PhD from Brown University.
2005 – Daniel Mossé
Dr. Daniel Mossť became a full Professor in the Computer Science Department in 2004. Here, he discusses how he came to the department, his love for teaching, and his (so far) fruitless campaign to squeeze more time into a 24-hour day.
2005 – Sangyeun Paul Cho
Sangyeun Cho joined the Department of Computer Science in the fall of 2004. He received his BS in computer engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea in 1994, and his PhD in computer science from the University of Minnesota in 2002.
2004 – Panos Chrysanthis
Dr. Panos K. Chrysanthis became officially the ninth full Professor in our Department on 1.1.2004. He is the co-director of the the Advanced Data Management Technologies (ADMT) lab which focuses on innovative theories, paradigms, and applications in network-centric data management.
2003 – Rebecca Hwa
Dr. Rebecca Hwa joined the Department of Computer Science in the fall of 2003. She received her BS in Computer Science and Engineering from UCLA in 1993, and her PhD in Computer Science from Harvard University in 2001. Her research is in the areas of artificial intelligence and natural language processing.
2005 – Ras Bodik
Ras Bodik got his PhD at Pitt in 2000 under the guidance of Rajiv Gupta and Mary Lou Soffa.† He then went on to work as an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin.† After two happy years in Madison, he moved to the University of California at Berkeley, where he is now a tenure-track assistant professor.†
2005 – Mary Lou Soffa
After being recruited by a number of other universities during her outstanding academic career, Professor Mary Lou Soffa finally succumbed to an offer – a very attractive offer. She decided to leave her faculty position in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh, effective September of 2004, to assume the roles of Owen R. Cheatham Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science of the University of Virginia.
2004 – Gerard A. Pompa
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mr. Pompa received his BS in computer science and mathematics and his MS in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1981 and 1987.
2003 – D. Raja
D. Raja is the co-founder of Computer Enterprises, Inc., better known as CEI. Raja holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Anna University, India. Raja moved to the United States from India to obtain his M.S. in Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh.