Faculty News

Dr. Xiaowei Jia
June 23, 2021

New machine learning methods could improve environmental predictions

Dr. Xiaowei Jia is leading a team of researchers from the University of Minnesota, the University of Pittsburgh, and the U.S. Geological Survey in developing a new machine-learning method that will provide more accurate stream and river temperature predictions, even when little data is available. 

Dr. Panos K. Chrysanthis
June 22, 2021

Chrysanthis, Costa, and their collaborators receive best demo award at IEEE MDM 2021 conference

A team led by Dr. Panos K. Chrysanthis and Dr. Constantinos Costa received the Best Demo Award at the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2021) for their work entitled "HealthDist: A Context, Location and Preference-Aware System for Safe Navigation"

Dr. Constantinos Costa
June 21, 2021

Costa, Chrysanthis, and their collaborators receive best paper award at IEEE MDM 2021 conference

A team led by Dr. Constantinos Costa and Dr. Panos K. Chrysanthis received the Best Industry and Application Paper Award at the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2021) for their paper entitled "A Context, Location and Preference-Aware System for Safe Pedestrian Mobility". 

Dr. Rob Rutenbar
May 26, 2021

Rob A. Rutenbar Earns Distinguished Professor Honor

Dr. Rob A. Rutenbar, senior vice chancellor for research at the University of Pittsburgh, has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor in the School of Computing and Information (CS) and in the Swanson School of Engineering (ECE), in recognition of his extraordinary, internationally recognized scholarly attainment in his field.

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).

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.

February 22, 2021

Four CS faculty awarded Pitt Momentum grants

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

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.

Dr. Malihe Alikhani
November 16, 2020

Malihe Alikhani Wins Grant to Support Underrepresented Students

Dr. Malihe Alikhani (assistant professor, CS) recently received a Google ExploreCSR grant to support students from underrepresented groups to pursue graduate studies and research careers in computing.

Dr. Erin Walker
November 10, 2020

LRDC Scientists Receive $900,000 Grant to Study Robots in Math Classrooms

Dr. Erin Walker (associate professor, CS) is the principal investigator of a newly funded NSF project that will study the use of robots in middle school math classrooms.

Dr. Diane Litman
February 21, 2020

Diane Litman receives Provost’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring

Dr. Diane Litman (professor, Computer Science & senior scientist, LRDC) received one of the three Provost’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring in 2020. 

Dr. Panos K. Chrysanthis
April 5, 2019

Panos K. Chrysanthis receives the 2019 Outstanding Achievement in Education Award from UMass Amherst

Dr. Panos K. Chrysanthis received the 2019 Outstanding Achievement in Education award from the College of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Dr. Adriana Kovashka
January 30, 2019

Dr. Adriana Kovashka Receives Funding from Amazon Research Awards

Dr. Adriana Kovashka recently received funding from Amazon Research Awards for her project studying how objects foreshadow film plots and explain advertisements.