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April 8, 2022

April 8 Colloquium: Robust and Delete-Aware LSM-Trees -- Manos Athanassoulis

 Manos Athanassoulis is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Boston University, Director and Founder of the BU Data-intensive Systems and Computing Laboratory and co-director of the BU Massive Data Algorithms and Systems Group.

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.

April 1, 2022

April 1 Colloquium: The Case for Reviving Discourse Relations in NLG -- Michael White

Dr. Michael White is a Professor in the Department of Linguistics at The Ohio State University. His research has focused on NLG in dialogue with an emphasis on surface realization, extending also to paraphrasing for ambiguity avoidance and data augmentation in the context of Ohio State's virtual patient dialogue system.

March 28, 2022

CS Department's Spring 2022 Graduate Recognition Ceremony

We will hold our Spring recognition ceremony for graduating students (BS/MS/PhD) on Friday, April 29th, at 6:30 pm.

March 25, 2022

March 25 Colloquium: Amazon Supply Chain Optimization Technology: The largest decision-making machine in the world-- Tomas Singliar

Tomas Singliar, University of Pittsburgh CS PhD class of 2008, is a business quantitative scientist with experience in forecasting, inventory, pricing and profitability.

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.