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!

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. 

September 24, 2021

Dr. Malihe Alikhani awarded best theme paper at ACL 2021

Dr. Malihe Alikhani (Assistant Professor, CS) was awarded the best theme paper at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2021)

Dr. Malihe Alikhani
September 24, 2021

Dr. Malihe Alikhani, Chloe Ciora and Nur Iren receive best paper award at INLG 2021

In conjunction with undergraduate students Chloe Ciora and Nur Iren, Dr. Malihe Alikhani (Assistant Professor, CS) was awarded the best paper award at the 14th International Conference on Natural Language Generation.

July 1, 2021

Mingda Zhang, Dr. Adrianna Kovashka, and Dr. Rebecca Hwa, receive best paper award at ECV 2021

Pitt CS graduate student Mingda Zhang, assistant professor Adriana Kovashka, and professor Rebecca Hwa received the best paper award at the Efficient Deep Learning for Computer Vision CVPR Workshop (ECV 2021) for their work in collaboration with Drs. Chun-Te Chu, Andrey Zhmoginov, Andrew Howard, Brendan Jou, Yukun Zhu, and Li Zhang, from Google Research

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). 


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.