News

April 30, 2021

The 2020-21 academic year will be the Year of Data and Society

‘Year of …’ initiative will focus on Data and Society in the 2020-21 academic year. In announcing the initiative, Provost Cudd said "Data science now permeates education, government, medicine, engineering, entertainment, science, the arts, humanities and business, touching nearly every facet of life. All parts of our University collect and use data and each offers unique perspectives on how data can contribute to student and faculty success, human well-being, and the greater social good."

Dr. Xiaowei Jia
April 29, 2021

Xiaowei Jia receives Best Paper Award in SDM 2021

Dr. Xiaowei Jia received the Best Application Paper Award in the SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM 2021).

Katelyn Morrison
April 28, 2021

Katelyn Morrison nominated for the Emma W. Locke award

Katelyn Morrison (CS BS, 2021) is one of nine Pitt students nominated for the Emma W. Locke Award which is presented to a graduating senior in recognition of high scholarship, character, and devotion to the ideals of the University of Pittsburgh.

Andrea Michael
April 27, 2021

Pitt's Computer Science Club gets members ready for internships and beyond

Andrea Michael describes Zero to Offer, a relatively recent Computer Science Club internship training program dedicated to helping future Pitt grads accelerate potential careers in tech.

Max Dudek
April 9, 2021

Max Dudek awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Max Dudek, a computer science and computational biology major in our Department, was awarded a 2021 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Dr. Adriana Kovashka
April 2, 2021

Adriana Kovashka’s Research Aims to 'Teach' Computers Object Detection

Dr. Adriana Kovashka (assistant professor, CS) just received an NSF Career Award.

Dr. Herodotos Herodotou
March 31, 2021

Apr 9 Colloquium: "Automating Distributed Tiered Storage Management in Cluster Computing" -- Herodotos Herodotou

Dr. Herodotos Herodotou will be the presenter of our CS Colloquium talk on April 9 at 2pm.

WiCS group members
March 8, 2021

Women in Computer Science club creates space for community

WiCS (Women in Computer Science) is open to students of all genders and is a club designed to foster diversity in the field of computing by creating a community of support for its members. 

Dr. Adriana Kovashka
February 25, 2021

Dr. Adriana Kovashka receives NSF Career Award

Dr. Adriana Kovashka just received an NSF Career Award. Her project is entitled "Natural Narratives and Multimodal Context as Weak Supervision for Learning Object Categories".

February 22, 2021

Four CS faculty awarded Pitt Momentum grants

Drs. Malihe AlikhaniRebecca HwaDiane Litman, and Xulong Tang received Pitt Momentum grants. 

February 12, 2021

Mar 3 Colloquium: RF Beyond ID -- Longfei Shangguan

Owing to its low cost, small form factor, and high energy efficiency, RFID has emerged as a key enabler for the Internet of Things. However, existing RFID systems can only detect the presence of a tagged object within a few meters of radio range while lacking the capability to pinpoint its precise location and communicate over a long distance. In this talk, the speaker will share his experience in building three generations of RFID systems, each addressing a set of challenges and targeting a different application.

VaccinatePA.org
February 5, 2021

CS students create VaccinatePA.org

Four CS undergraduate students created a website to make finding a COVID-19 vaccine appointment easier by collecting information from users about vaccine availability and allowing users to easily find the most up to date information.

Dr. Colleen M. Lewis
February 4, 2021

Feb 26 Colloquium: Inclusive Teaching Practices for Busy Faculty -- Colleen M. Lewis

Teaching advice often comes in the form of transformative approaches that seem great for students, but would easily double or quadruple our workload! We’ll discuss teaching practices that you can integrate into your classroom without reinventing the wheel and sacrificing your work-life balance. Most importantly, these are practices that can have a differential benefit for students of color, women, and first-generation college students.

Dr. Diane Litman
January 27, 2021

New NSF Award: Using AI to Increase Fairness by Improving Access to Justice

Dr. Diane Litman (Professor, CS) together with Dr. Kevin Ashley (Professor, School of Law) received a new award from the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Malihe Alikhani
January 19, 2021

Dr. Malihe Alikhani receives Pitt Cyber Accelerator Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Malihe Alikhani for receiving one of the four Fall 2020 Pitt Cyber Accelerator Grants, which provide initial funding for novel and innovative multidisciplinary efforts that advance Pitt Cyber’s mission.