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Dr. Diane Litman

Diane Litman and collaborators Richard Correnti and Lindsay Clare Matsumura were awarded a new National Science Foundation grant for their work in the Learning Research & Development Center this week.

Dr. Panos Chrysanthis was selected as part of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society's inaugural 2021 Class of Distinguished Contributors.

Malihe Alikhani has devoted the early years of her career to promoting diversity in computer research. Joining Pitt in fall 2020 as an assistant professor of computer science in the School of Computing and Information (SCI), Alikhani says she has always looked for “research that has real impact.” It shows in the projects she has been involved in.

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.

Student News

Zhen Wu, a third year undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science, was recently awarded a University Honors College Research Fellowship.

Yann Le Gall

When Yann Le Gall was a student at Pitt receiving his MS in CS, he didn’t have an opportunity to take the computer graphic course with the abundance of electives offered by the program. Now, he’s using his expertise in coding to create generative art, or art that has been created by a program, rather than by hand. 

Heather Dillman

Students interested in computer programming, while sharing a passion for writing composition and narrative, now have the option to pursue both English and computer science, with Pitt’s Digital Narrative and Interactive Design major.