Student News

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.

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 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.

April 7, 2022

CS student awarded University Honors College Research Fellowship

Zhen Wu, a third year undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science, was recently awarded a University Honors College Research Fellowship.

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. 

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.

Members of WiCS
October 28, 2021

‘Women In’ orgs work to empower women in male-dominated fields

The various “Women In” student organizations at Pitt aim to support and encourage women in male-dominated fields through learning opportunities, guest speakers and mentorships. These organizations include Women in Computer Science.

October 8, 2021

Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium 2021

Join us on Friday, October 8th for the annual undergraduate research symposium! If you are considering research as a capstone project, because you would like to go to graduate school, or just because it seems interesting, stop by this event!

October 4, 2021

Undergraduate student Sonia Cromp and Dr. Diane Litman awarded best paper at Educational Data Mining 2021

Sonia Cromp (BS in Computer Science, BA in Linguistics, Class of 2021) together with Dr. Diane Litman were awarded the best paper award at the Workshop for Undergraduates in Educational Data Mining and Learning Engineering at the 2021 Educational Data Mining Conference. 

Rakan Alseghayer
June 28, 2021

Rakan Alseghayer receives the People's Choice of Best Pitch Video Award at IEEE MDM 2021 conference

Rakan Alseghayer received the People's Choice of Best Pitch Video at the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2021).

Rakan Alseghayer
June 28, 2021

Rakan Alseghayer receives the Diversity and Inclusion Award at IEEE MDM 2021 conference

Rakan Alseghayer received the Diversity and Inclusion Award at the Ph.D. forum of the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2021). 

 

Neha Manoj
June 10, 2021

Remote, but not apart: Neha's first-year experience

Neha Manoj, a first-year Computer Science student from California, shares her experiences attending her first year virtually.

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.