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News

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]

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]

Congratualtions to undergraduate student Jesse Thomason on receiving an Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association's (CRA) Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award (Male) 2013.[May 2013]

Senior Lecturer George Novacky's Introduction to Computer Programming with Python Course was the focus of the Datamation article entitled, "Back to the Classroom: An IT Veteran Seeks Technical Enlightenment". [May 2013]

On April 19th, our department hosted a viewing and panel discussion of the film entitled, "She++ the Documentary" which addressed women's representation in computer science. Panelists included CS Professors Dr. Hwa and Dr. Litman, Professor Jean Carr, head of Pitt's Women's Studies Department, Theresa Dean, Engineering Director of KIT Solutions, and Julie Pagano, Co-Founder of Girl Develop It Pittsburgh.[April 2013]

Graduate student Timothy Luciani, Astronomy graduate student Brian Cherinka, CS alumni student Boyu Sun, undergraduate student Sean Myers, Astronomy Professor Michael Wood-Vasey,Professor Alex Labrinidis, and Professor G. Elisabeta Marai have received an Honorable Mention for their paper "Panning and Zooming the Observable Universe with Prefix-Matching Indices and Pixel-Based Overlays" at the IEEE Visualization 2012, Large-Scale Data Analysis and Visualization Symposium, held in Seattle, WA in October 2012.[October 2012]

The Department of Computer Science is proud to partner with Girl Develop It which is an organization that aims to empower more women with confidence in their technological abilities.[July 2012]

As an initiative to increase diversity in our department, we are proud to be a bronze sponsor of the 2012 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women and Computing.[June 2012]

We are pleased to announce that our department is now an Academic Alliance member of the National Center for Women & Information Technology, a coalition that works to increase diversity in IT and computing. The Academic Alliance consists of over 400 distinguished representatives from the computer science and IT departments of nearly 200 colleges and universities across the country.[May 2012]

As we approach the last week of classes and finals week, the Teaching Times would like to offer faculty and graduate instructors some information to help students successfully complete the semester in spite of the recent disruptions on campus. Click Class Disruption Tips to learn more about how you can be as productive as possible during this time.[April 2012]

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Announcements

A&S Hot Metal Bridge Program

The Computer Science Department is participating in the Arts & Sciences Hot Metal Bridge Program. This new program is a two-semester post-baccalaureate fellowship for those who are highly motivated and show strong academic promise as well as help A&S meet student diversity goals. Helping the fellows prepare for doctoral study, the program will match students with faculty mentor/advisor and graduate student mentor. Apply by April 2, 2012 for the 2012-2013 academic year.

SMART Scholarship Program

The Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship-for-service program is an opportunity for U.S. graduate and undergraduate students to be fully funded in a wide range of technical areas. The SMART Scholarship Program brochure has more information. Applications due December 1, 2012. More information about the Smart Scholarship Application.

Interesting Links

Good Job Market for CS graduates on CNN
[January 2012]

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