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The Future Forums on Learning awarded Dr. Diane Litman and collaborators from the Learning Research and Development Center, Lindsay Clare Matsumura and Richard Correnti, a Catalyst Prize as part of their 2021-2022 Learning Tools Competition.

Dr. Xulong Tang (Assistant Professor, Computer Science) received a new three-year grant from the National Science Foundation.

Cameras are popping up throughout the 5th and 6th floors of Sennott Square to investigate how public spaces are used as part of a new research project from Department of Computer Science students and faculty.

Student News

Victoria Chuah

Ms. Victoria Chuah graduated with a BS+MS degree in Computer Science in May 2022 and was crowned Miss Virginia in June 2022. Read the interview to find out about her experience at Pitt and her plans for the future.

The CS 50 Fellowship was created in 2021 to celebrate the Department’s 50th Anniversary. In 2022, the competition had two winners, Meiqi Guo and Bingyao Li. 

Pranut Jain received an honorable mention award at Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) 2022 for his paper Laila is in a Meeting: Design and Evaluation of a Contextual Auto-Response Messaging Agent. 

Colloquium Talks

As an instructor of introductory programming courses (007,401 445, 449) at Pitt and similar courses other universities Prof. Hoffman has consistently encountered math hesitancy to the presentation of complexity analysis. In this talk, he will convey an anecdote - a fascinating story in computer science surrounding the binary search algorithm. 

Dr. James Morris

On September 9th, we are hosting a joint Computer Science Colloquium / Research, Ethics and Society Initiative Seminar, entitled Thoughts of a Reformed Computer Scientist: On the Nature of Real and Artificial Intelligence, given by Dr. James Morris, MBA, PhD (Emeritus Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University).

 Manos Athanassoulis is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Boston University, Director and Founder of the BU Data-intensive Systems and Computing Laboratory and co-director of the BU Massive Data Algorithms and Systems Group.