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May 5, 2022

Department of Computer Science adds two new faculty

After a year-long search, the Department of Computer Science has hired two new faculty.

May 4, 2022

View photos from the April 2022 Graduate Recognition Ceremony

The Department of Computer Science held a graduation recognition ceremony for May 2022 gradates on April 29th, 2022. 

Dr. Diane Litman
April 26, 2022

Dr. Diane Litman and LRDC collaborators awarded new NSF grant

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.

April 13, 2022

Pennsylvania could see huge benefits if Congress passes semiconductor chip production bill, officials say

One area of semiconductor research is at Pitt, where engineers and scientists are focused is photonics, or chips that use little particles of light to move data. 

April 8, 2022

April 8 Colloquium: Robust and Delete-Aware LSM-Trees -- Manos Athanassoulis

 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.

April 7, 2022

CS student awarded University Honors College Research Fellowship

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

April 1, 2022

April 1 Colloquium: The Case for Reviving Discourse Relations in NLG -- Michael White

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.

March 28, 2022

CS Department's Spring 2022 Graduate Recognition Ceremony

We will hold our Spring recognition ceremony for graduating students (BS/MS/PhD) on Friday, April 29th, at 6:30 pm.

March 25, 2022

March 25 Colloquium: Amazon Supply Chain Optimization Technology: The largest decision-making machine in the world-- Tomas Singliar

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

March 25, 2022

Dr. Panos Chrysanthis chosen for inaugural class of IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Contributors

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.

March 21, 2022

New project uses AI to examine how COVID-19 impacts the use of physical space

As part of a new project from PhD student Andrew Xu and computer science faculty Dr. Jacob Biehl and Dr. Adam Lee, cameras are popping up throughout the 5th and 6th floors of Sennott Square to...

March 18, 2022

5 Pitt Computer Science faculty awarded Momentum Funds grants

During the 2022 round of funding, five faculty from our department were awarded Pitt Momentum Funds grants for projects they lead or collaborated on with faculty from other departments.

March 18, 2022

New to Pitt: Interdisciplinary research drew Alikhani to SCI

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.

March 18, 2022

March 18 Colloquium: Probabilistic Hashing for Scalable and Sustainable Machine Learning -- Sameh Gobriel

Sameh Gobriel is a senior research scientist at Intel Labs where he leads a team to drive research enabling future Intel products to be best-in-class in performance using software and hardware optimizations.

Drs. Diane Litman and Rebecca Hwa
March 17, 2022

Drs. Diane Litman and Rebecca Hwa awarded Pitt Momentum Funds Scaling Grant

Department of Computer Science faculty Diane Litman and Rebecca Hwa were awarded a 2022 Pitt Momentum Funds Scaling Grant for their work on the Center for Text Analytic Methods in Legal Studies.