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Victoria Chuah
September 22, 2022

Crowning achievements: CS Alumna Victoria Chuah on her multifaceted SCI experience

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.

September 13, 2022

Computer Science undergraduate program jumped six spots in the latest US News & World Report ranking

Our undergraduate computer science program jumped six spots in the latest US News & World Report Best College rankings. 

Dr. James Morris
September 9, 2022

September 9 colloquium: Thoughts of a Reformed Computer Scientist: On the Nature of Real and Artificial Intelligence -- 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).

June 29, 2022

Dr. Diane Litman and collaborators from the LRDC win Future Forums on Learning's Learning Engineering Tools Competition

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.

June 22, 2022

Xiaowei Jia awarded Best Dissertation Award from University of Minnesota

Department of Computer Science assisstant professor Dr. Xiaowei Jia received one of four best dissertaion awards from his alma mater, The University of Minnesota. 

June 21, 2022

Meet the 2022 CS 50 Fellowship Winners

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. 

June 14, 2022

PhD student Pranut Jain receives honorable mention at DIS 2022

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. 

June 13, 2022

Dr. Xulong Tang receives new NSF award

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

June 3, 2022

PittInclusion creates sophisticated research opportunities for underrepresented minorities in computing

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.

June 3, 2022

Diane Litman and LRDC collaborators were awarded an NSF grant

LRDC researchers Diane Litman, a professor in the Department of Computer Science, and School of Education collaborators Richard Correnti and Lindsay Clare Matsumura have been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to address the limitations of existing educational technologies for writing.

May 24, 2022

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

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.

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.