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February 11, 2022

February 11 CS Colloquium: Collaboration, Context, and Computing Science: Unlocking Next-Generation AI-Solutions for Complex Societal and Environmental Needs -- Kelly Rose

Kelly Rose, PhD, is a Geo-Data Scientist with over 20 years of service and research experience at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).

Four CS faculty were awarded a Pitt Momentum Funds Seedling Grant
February 10, 2022

Pitt CS faculty awarded 2022 Momentum Funds

The Pitt Momentum Fund issued a grant to a collaboration of four faculty from the Department of Computer Science this week as part of the program's 2022 funding. 

February 9, 2022

AMPED consortium receives NSF IUCRC planning grant

The Advanced Magnetics for Power and Energy Development (AMPED) Consortium has received a $60,000 planning grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF.) The award will be evenly split between the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and North Carolina State University. 

Coimbra, Portugal. Home of BuildSys 2021
January 27, 2022

Dr. Stephen Lee and Dr. Daniel Mosse receive Best Paper Runner Up at BuildSys 2021

Along with Dr. Yoones Rezaei, CS faculty Dr. Stephen Lee and Dr. Daniel Mosse received a Best Paper Runner Up award from BuildSys 2021 for their paper "Deep Reinforcement Learning for Energy-efficient Parking Video Analytics Platform."

Bob Hoffman (left) when he began his career at Pitt in 1978
January 7, 2022

CS Department Staff celebrate milestones with University

The Computer Science Department relies on many staff members to facilitate our excellence in teaching and resarch! This year, two of our staff members are celebrating milestones in their tenure...

December 29, 2021

Pittsburgh Flagged by Talent Firm as Best US City for Hiring Remote Tech Workers

Based on the percentage of candidates who passed the technical interview, Pittsburgh was the top city to hire remote workers. Karat said Pittsburgh has a great pipeline for engineers at two universities, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, and has computer science programs in the top 50 in the United States.

December 17, 2021

Fall 2021 Graduate Recognition Ceremony

We will hold our Fall recognition ceremony for graduating students (BS/MS/PhD) on Friday, December 17th, at 4:30pm.

Dr. Malihe Alikhani
December 13, 2021

Dr. Malihe Alikhani and collaborators awarded DARPA grant

Dr. Malihe Alikhani and collaborators awarded DARPA grant for their project developing AI moderators for social media.

December 13, 2021

Dr. Xiaowei Jia awarded best paper at the 2021 International Conference on Data Mining

Dr. Xiaowei Jia and collaborators were awarded the best paper award at the 2021 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (IEEE ICDM).

Dr. Takis Benos
December 10, 2021

December 10 Colloquium "Multi-scale Data Integration and Causal Inference for Biological and Medical Research" -- Takis Benos

Dr. Takis Benos (Department of Computational and Systems Biology, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Department of Computer Science) will deliver a CS colloquium talk at 2 p.m. on December 10th.

Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett celebrates the team's Dec 4 ACC championship victory
December 6, 2021

Pitt defense locks down Hartman, wins first ever ACC Football Championship

In front of a packed crowd, the Panthers wrapped up their ACC schedule on Saturday night with a 45-21 victory over the Demon Deacons at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Heather Dillman
December 6, 2021

Digital Narrative and Interactive Design major combines interests in programming, storytelling

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.

Dr. Lingfei Wu
December 3, 2021

December 3 Colloquium "Aging Scientists and Slowed Advance" -- Lingfei Wu

Lingfei Wu is a computational social scientist interested in discovering how innovation is made in Science and Technology and effective team mechanisms that accelerate this process. He will deliver a CS Colloquium talk on Friday, December 3rd at 2 p.m.

Sennott Square Building
December 1, 2021

Save the date: Fall graduate recognition ceremony!

To recognize our Fall 2021 graduates, the department of Computer Science is hosting a graduaton recognition ceremony on December 17th. 

November 19, 2021

AI Tools Help Increase Access to Justice

Pitt professors Kevin Ashley and Diane Litman are working to make legal information more accessible through an artificial intelligence framework summarizing essential language in cases. The two have received a $600,000 grant from the joint Amazon and National Science Foundation Fairness in Artificial Intelligence program to support their project, Using AI to Increase Fairness by Improving Access to Justice.