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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.

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.