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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 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.

March 15, 2022

March 15th Colloquium: Bayesian Quadrature -- Henry Chai

Henry Chai is a postdoctoral teaching fellow at Carnegie Mellon University where he teaches an assortment of courses titled "Introduction to Machine Learning" at various levels. He will deliver a faculty recruiting colloquium on Tuesday, March 15th. 

Haipeng Chen
March 14, 2022

March 14th Colloquium: AI for Social Impact: Learning and Optimization in Network and Combinatorial Spaces -- Haipeng Chen

Haipeng Chen is a CRCS postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University.

Sara Riazi
March 8, 2022

March 8th Colloquium: Database Design Theory and Normalization -- Sara Riazi

Sara Riazi is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. She will deliver a faculty recruiting colloquium talk on Tuesday, March 8th.

Xiang Li
March 7, 2022

March 7th Colloquium: Probabilistic Commonsense Knowledge in Language -- Xiang Li

Lorraine (Xiang Li) is a final-year Ph.D. candidate at UMass Amherst working with Andrew McCallum. She will deliver a faculty recruiting colloquium on Monday, March 7th. 

February 25, 2022

February 25th Colloquium: Causal Targeting - It's not Causal Effect Estimation (and Why it Matters) -- Foster Provost

Foster Provost is Ira Rennert Professor of Entrepreneurship, Data Science, and Information Systems and Director, Fubon Center, Data Analytics & AI, at the Stern School of Business at New York University. He will deliver a colloquium talk on Friday, February 25th at 2 p.m. 

Yann Le Gall
February 24, 2022

Computer Science alum Yann Le Gall explores the intersection of art and programming

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. 

Dr. Tiago Januario
February 24, 2022

February 24th Colloquium: Self-Balancing Binary Search Trees -- Tiago Januario

Tiago Januario is a lecturer and researcher at the Department of Computer Science, Institute of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil. He will deliver a faculty colloquium talk on February 24th.

February 21, 2022

Rob Rutenbar receives Pioneering Achievement Award

Senior Vice Chancellor for Research Rob A. Rutenbar has been named the 2021 SIGDA Pioneering Achievement Award recipient by the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Design Automation (ACM SIGDA) for his “extraordinary leadership in analog design automation and general EDA education.”

Dr. Esteban Clua
February 18, 2022

February 18 CS Colloquium: Virtual Reality and Metaverses: Challenges for the next years -- Esteban Clua

Esteban Clua is a professor at Universidade Federal Fluminense (Brazil) and coordinator of UFF Medialab, Scientist of the State of Rio prize in 2019 and Young Scientist of the State of Rio in 2009 and 2013.

Dr. Xulong Tang
February 16, 2022

Xulong Tang receives Pitt Momentum Funds Seedling Grant

Department of Computer Science professor Dr. Xulong Tang received a Pitt Momentum Funds seedling grant.