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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

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. 

PittInclusion a paid research program started by Dr. Malihe Alikhani and Ariana Sutanto in 2021, aims to connect upper-level undergraduates with faculty mentors and facilitate research opportunities for students who may not otherwise have them.

Colloquium Talks

 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.

Dr. Michael White is a Professor in the Department of Linguistics at The Ohio State University. His research has focused on NLG in dialogue with an emphasis on surface realization, extending also to paraphrasing for ambiguity avoidance and data augmentation in the context of Ohio State's virtual patient dialogue system.

Tomas Singliar, University of Pittsburgh CS PhD class of 2008, is a business quantitative scientist with experience in forecasting, inventory, pricing and profitability.