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Professor Kirk Pruhs was a keynote speaker at the Scheduling Under Uncertainty Workshop in June in Eindhoven Netherlands, and one of the three speakers at the Max Planck Advanced Course on the Foundations of Computer Science in August in Saarbrucken Germany.[August 2015]

Professor Diane Litman has been elected to a 3-year term as Councilor of the AAAI. The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) is a nonprofit scientific society devoted to advancing the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines.[August 2015]

Congrats to CS Student Kyle Amoroso on his win in the online hackathon on ChallengePost, Reinvent the Selfie! His hack called, Game Boy Selfie won the MLH prize! Congrats Kyle on your national online hackathon win![July 2015]

Professor Jan Wiebe has been named the General Chair of the 2016 Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing Conference (EMNLP-2016). [July 2015]

Professors Wang, Menekse, and Litman are collaborating with grad students on an exciting new project, CourseMIRROR! CourseMIRROR improves student-instructor interactions in large-classrooms and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) via mobile interfaces and natural language processing. CourseMIRROR facilitates learning at scale by enabling students to reflect in-situ via mobile devices. It also helps instructors to capture the gist of reflections effectively via natural language processing. CourseMIRROR is free and supports major mobile platforms and PCs. Please visit for more details.[June 2015]

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the sudden passing of the CS Department's long time Part-Time Instructor George Jucha. George was an award winning PTI, who had an excellent work ethic and loved helping students, sometimes staying 2 hours after class to help them. Many of his past students have said that he was their favorite instructor at Pitt. We will miss him deeply.[June 2015]

Professor Jan Wiebe is the Academic Keynote Speaker at the Canadian AI Conference 2015 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.[June 2015]

88 more students declare as a Computer Science major since January 2015! The CS Department grows as the demand for computer scientists is on the rise! Recent studies show that a degree in computer science is now the 3rd most in-demand and valuable degree in the United States! [May 2015]

It is with extreme sadness that we share the news that Dr. Robert Daley has passed away this week. Dr. Daley was a professor in the Department of Computer Science for 40 years, and he was a valued member of the faculty. He contributed to the Department in countless ways, and we will remember him always for his devotion to the Department, his sincere kindness, and his homemade honey. and [April 2015]

Congrats to all of the Computer Science students that entered the Randall Family Big Idea Competition! The Department of Computer Science had the most students enter the competition out of any other department in the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences! A special congrats to the CS students that made it to the 3rd & final round of the competition, Deeksha Gupta, Zhijie Wang, Ashish Juneja, Charles Kiorpes, David Tsui, David Duan and Tayane Silva Fernandes de Moura![April 2015]

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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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