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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.

November 19, 2021

November 19 Colloquium "Causal inference using deep-learning variable selection identifies and incorporates direct and indirect causalities in complex biological systems" -- H.J. Park

Dr. Hyun Jung (H.J.) Park (Graduate School of Public Health) will deliver a CS Colloqium talk on November 19th at 2 p.m.

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.

Dr. Adriana Kovashka
October 19, 2021

Dr. Adriana Kovashka to deliver SCI Dean's Department spotlight talk

As part of the new Dean's Department and Program Spotlight Series, Dr. Adriana Kovashka (Assistant Professor, CS) will deliver a talk entitled "Reasoning about Complex Media from Weak Multi-modal Supervision" on October 19th.

October 13, 2021

Bridging the Divide: Computer science alum wins Sheth award for making internet access more equitable

Dr. Ihsan Qazi, a Pakistan-based Pitt computer science alumnus, adds the 2021 Sheth Young Alumni Award to his list of achievements for his work on digital accessibility and literacy. 

Dr. Adriana Kovashka
October 12, 2021

Dr. Adriana Kovashka’s NSF CAREER project aims to lower the cost of AI learning

Dr. Adriana Kovashka received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award in May 2021. Dr. Kovashka teaches deep learning at the undergraduate level, and several graduate courses, including computer vision, both of which involve forms of machine learning. The project for which she was awarded the CAREER grant, focuses on object detection in images.

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!