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  • Pitt CS Students Ritwik Gupta and Laurence Putterman Win Red Bull's Hack the Hits!

    Pitt Computer Science students Laurence Putterman and Ritwik Gupta, along with Tiffany Jiang from Carnegie Mellon, were recently one of 5 teams around the nation picked to compete in Red Bull’s Hack the Hits hackathon in San Francisco this past weekend. Their team won first place where they created a MIDI controller that mimics the experience of playing a string instrument with some additions. Over the course of 24 hours, each of the 5 teams (from schools such as Stanford and UC Berkeley) tried to create an expressive, playable instrument that could be used in a live or studio setting. Using four touch sensitive “thinpot” (thin potentiometer) sensors connected to an Arduino and some cardboard, they recreated the general shape of a guitar, where the thinpot sensors took the place of strings. This enabled the player to expressively slide their notes just like a string instrument player. In addition, a Leap Motion attached to the body of the instrument allowed players to modulate effects by gesturing in front of the instrument with their hands. The thinpot sensors send their output to the Arduino, which relays the information over a serial connection. Max for Live, a powerful visual programming environment specifically designed for interfacing with Ableton Live (audio software), receives this data, separates the data according to sensor, and transforms those values into MIDI. Each sensor outputs to its own MIDI channel, allowing the user a great deal of flexibility with regards to how they would like the instrument to sound. They were featured in Forbes, follow the link for the article http://goo.gl/RR5G8M Congratulations to Ritwik and Laurence!!!

    Pitt Computer Science students Laurence Putterman and Ritwik Gupta, along with Tiffany Jiang from Carnegie Mellon, were recently one of 5 teams around the nation picked to compete in Red Bull’s Hack the Hits hackathon in San Francisco this past weekend. Their team won first place where they created a MIDI controller that mimics the experience of playing a string instrument with some additions. Over the course of 24 hours, each of the 5 teams (from schools such as Stanford and UC Berkeley) tried to create an expressive, playable instrument that could be used in a live or studio setting. Using four touch sensitive “thinpot” (thin potentiometer) sensors connected to an Arduino and some cardboard, they recreated the general shape of a guitar, where the thinpot sensors took the place of strings. This enabled the player to expressively slide their notes just like a string instrument player. In addition, a Leap Motion attached to the body of the instrument allowed players to modulate effects by gesturing in front of the instrument with their hands. The thinpot sensors send their output to the Arduino, which relays the information over a serial connection. Max for Live, a powerful visual programming environment specifically designed for interfacing with Ableton Live (audio software), receives this data, separates the data according to sensor, and transforms those values into MIDI. Each sensor outputs to its own MIDI channel, allowing the user a great deal of flexibility with regards to how they would like the instrument to sound. They were featured in Forbes, follow the link for the article http://goo.gl/RR5G8M Congratulations to Ritwik and Laurence!!!

  • Pitt Computer Science Supports NCWIT Aspirations in Computing by offering scholarships to NCWIT Winners!

    The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit change leader network of more than 650 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase women’s meaningful participation in computing. The Department of Computer Science is a proud NCWIT Academic Alliance Member. The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. Awardees are selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. Offers both a national and local award competition. The Department of Computer Science offers a $5,000 scholarship for NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Winners! The award ceremony was held on April, 2nd, 2016!

    The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit change leader network of more than 650 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase women’s meaningful participation in computing. The Department of Computer Science is a proud NCWIT Academic Alliance Member.
    The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. Awardees are selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. Offers both a national and local award competition.
    The Department of Computer Science offers a $5,000 scholarship for NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Winners! The award ceremony was held on April, 2nd, 2016!

  • Pitt CS PhD Students are 2 of the 3 Nominees for Best Student Paper!

    At the 29th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference Pitt CS PhD students Huy Nguyen and Wencan Luo are two of the three nominees for Best Student Paper. "Improving Argument Mining in Student Essays by Learning and Exploiting Argument Indicators versus Essay Topics" - Huy Nguyen and Diane Litman "Determining the Quality of a Student Reflective Response" - Wencan Luo and Diane Litman For more information: http://www.cs.ccsu.edu/~markov/FLAIRS-29/FLAIRS-29%20Program-V2.pdf

    At the 29th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference Pitt CS PhD students Huy Nguyen and Wencan Luo are two of the three nominees for Best Student Paper.

    "Improving Argument Mining in Student Essays by Learning and Exploiting Argument Indicators versus Essay Topics" - Huy Nguyen and Diane Litman

    "Determining the Quality of a Student Reflective Response" - Wencan Luo and Diane Litman

    For more information: http://www.cs.ccsu.edu/~markov/FLAIRS-29/FLAIRS-29%20Program-V2.pdf

  • Red Bull Hack the Hits Selects Pitt CS Students Ritwik Gupta and Laurence Putterman to Compete!!

    Pitt Computer Science students Ritwik Gupta and Laurence Putterman are part of one of only 7 teams chosen around the nation to compete in Red Bull's musical hackathon called Hack the Hits this weekend in San Francisco, California! Learn more about the hackathon and their team at http://redbullhackthehits.com! They are really excited to represent Pitt CS at the hackathon!! Wish them Luck!

    Pitt Computer Science students Ritwik Gupta and Laurence Putterman are part of one of only 7 teams chosen around the nation to compete in Red Bull's musical hackathon called Hack the Hits this weekend in San Francisco, California! Learn more about the hackathon and their team at http://redbullhackthehits.com! They are really excited to represent Pitt CS at the hackathon!! Wish them Luck!

  • CS Department Announces Honor Roll and Outstanding Undergraduate Student

    To be named to the CS Honor Roll for a given academic year, students must: 1. Be a full time student for the academic year 2. Have taken at least 3 CS courses including at least 2 upper level CS classes 3. Have a CS GPA of 3.75+ 4. Have an overall GPA of 3.5+ 37 students were named to the CS Honor Roll for 2014-2015. They are: Nicholas Alberts Zachary Alcorn Reed Armstrong Joseph Baker Devon Broglie Michael Byrne Yijia Cui Adam Darr Leart Doko Sarah Dubnik Stephen Ellis Rinat Gatyatullin Alexander Glyde Shelley Goldberg Eric Gratta Spencer Gray Joseph Hagner Corey Hoffman Adam Jaworski Adnan Khan Charles Kiorpes Andrew Lucas Aditya Mahadevan Julian Manfredi Peter Mash William McKibbin Edwin Mellett David Neiman John Phillips Joel Roggeman Justin Rushin Adam Schwab Lauren Thompson Frank Wolverton Megan Yates Jiayan Zhang Sheridan Zivanovich For 2015-2016, Joel Roggeman was chosen by the faculty as the outstanding undergraduate student for his academic excellence and in his participation in extracurricular activities that support the CS Department. Joel has a CS GPA of 4.0, and overall GPA of 3.967, and has received 6 A+ grades in CS courses. In addition to his strong academics, Joel is a math minor, has done research in collaboration with Dr. Alex Labrinidis, is a peer tutor in the CS Resource Center, and is the Computer Science Club business manager. Please join the CS Department in congratulating all of these students for their successes!

    To be named to the CS Honor Roll for a given academic year, students must:
    1. Be a full time student for the academic year
    2. Have taken at least 3 CS courses including at least 2 upper level CS classes
    3. Have a CS GPA of 3.75+
    4. Have an overall GPA of 3.5+

    37 students were named to the CS Honor Roll for 2014-2015. They are:
    Nicholas Alberts
    Zachary Alcorn
    Reed Armstrong
    Joseph Baker
    Devon Broglie
    Michael Byrne
    Yijia Cui
    Adam Darr
    Leart Doko
    Sarah Dubnik
    Stephen Ellis
    Rinat Gatyatullin
    Alexander Glyde
    Shelley Goldberg
    Eric Gratta
    Spencer Gray
    Joseph Hagner
    Corey Hoffman
    Adam Jaworski
    Adnan Khan
    Charles Kiorpes
    Andrew Lucas
    Aditya Mahadevan
    Julian Manfredi
    Peter Mash
    William McKibbin
    Edwin Mellett
    David Neiman
    John Phillips
    Joel Roggeman
    Justin Rushin
    Adam Schwab
    Lauren Thompson
    Frank Wolverton
    Megan Yates
    Jiayan Zhang
    Sheridan Zivanovich

    For 2015-2016, Joel Roggeman was chosen by the faculty as the outstanding undergraduate student for his academic excellence and in his participation in extracurricular activities that support the CS Department. Joel has a CS GPA of 4.0, and overall GPA of 3.967, and has received 6 A+ grades in CS courses. In addition to his strong academics, Joel is a math minor, has done research in collaboration with Dr. Alex Labrinidis, is a peer tutor in the CS Resource Center, and is the Computer Science Club business manager. Please join the CS Department in congratulating all of these students for their successes!

  • Pitt Computer Science Supports NCWIT Aspirations in Computing by offering scholarships to NCWIT Winners!

    The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit change leader network of more than 650 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase women’s meaningful participation in computing. The Department of Computer Science is a proud NCWIT Academic Alliance Member. The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. Awardees are selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. Offers both a national and local award competition. The Department of Computer Science offers a $5,000 scholarship for NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Winners! The award ceremony was held on April, 2nd, 2016!

    The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit change leader network of more than 650 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase women’s meaningful participation in computing. The Department of Computer Science is a proud NCWIT Academic Alliance Member.
    The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. Awardees are selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. Offers both a national and local award competition.
    The Department of Computer Science offers a $5,000 scholarship for NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Winners! The award ceremony was held on April, 2nd, 2016!

  • Mohamed Aly, CS Ph.D. Alumni, featured in Forbes Magazine

    Mohamed Aly, under the advising of Panos Chrysanthis and Kirk Pruhs, received his Ph.D. in 2009. In 2011, he founded his own start-up called Seeloz. Read the full Forbes article here

    Mohamed Aly, under the advising of Panos Chrysanthis and Kirk Pruhs, received his Ph.D. in 2009. In 2011, he founded his own start-up called Seeloz.
    Read the full Forbes article here

  • Pitt CS Department's Hackathons Highlighted in Pitt News!

    With SheInnovates and SteelHacks concluding successfully, the Pitt News highlighted the events and focused on the increased efforts to build diversity in the STEM fields, specifically computer science. Read the full article here: http://pittnews.com/article/68838/news/coding-for-confidence/

    With SheInnovates and SteelHacks concluding successfully, the Pitt News highlighted the events and focused on the increased efforts to build diversity in the STEM fields, specifically computer science. Read the full article here:

    http://pittnews.com/article/68838/news/coding-for-confidence/

  • Pitt CS Student on Jeopardy for Championship!!

    Pitt undergrad senior Sarah Dubnik, a Computer Science and Chemistry major, has advanced to the finals of the Collegiate Jeopardy tournament. Sarah will compete for the National Championship on WPXI television (channel 11) this evening at 7PM. Congrats to Sarah!!!

    Pitt undergrad senior Sarah Dubnik, a Computer Science and Chemistry major, has advanced to the finals of the Collegiate Jeopardy tournament. Sarah will compete for the National Championship on WPXI television (channel 11) this evening at 7PM. Congrats to Sarah!!!

  • Pitt Computer Science Major Sarah Dubnik will be on Jeopardy Tonight!!

    Pitt Senior Computer Science and Chemistry major Sarah Dubnik will appear on the "Jeopardy!" College Championship tonight! Sarah's Quarterfinal Match airs on WPXI at 7pm! This two-week "Jeopardy!" tournament features 15 students competing for $100,000 and a spot in the show's Tournament of Champions! Good Luck Sarah!!

    Pitt Senior Computer Science and Chemistry major Sarah Dubnik will appear on the "Jeopardy!" College Championship tonight! Sarah's Quarterfinal Match airs on WPXI at 7pm! This two-week "Jeopardy!" tournament features 15 students competing for $100,000 and a spot in the show's Tournament of Champions! Good Luck Sarah!!

  • Pitt CS Students Ritwik Gupta and Laurence Putterman Win Red Bull's Hack the Hits!

    Pitt Computer Science students Laurence Putterman and Ritwik Gupta, along with Tiffany Jiang from Carnegie Mellon, were recently one of 5 teams around the nation picked to compete in Red Bull’s Hack the Hits hackathon in San Francisco this past weekend. Their team won first place where they created a MIDI controller that mimics the experience of playing a string instrument with some additions. Over the course of 24 hours, each of the 5 teams (from schools such as Stanford and UC Berkeley) tried to create an expressive, playable instrument that could be used in a live or studio setting. Using four touch sensitive “thinpot” (thin potentiometer) sensors connected to an Arduino and some cardboard, they recreated the general shape of a guitar, where the thinpot sensors took the place of strings. This enabled the player to expressively slide their notes just like a string instrument player. In addition, a Leap Motion attached to the body of the instrument allowed players to modulate effects by gesturing in front of the instrument with their hands. The thinpot sensors send their output to the Arduino, which relays the information over a serial connection. Max for Live, a powerful visual programming environment specifically designed for interfacing with Ableton Live (audio software), receives this data, separates the data according to sensor, and transforms those values into MIDI. Each sensor outputs to its own MIDI channel, allowing the user a great deal of flexibility with regards to how they would like the instrument to sound. They were featured in Forbes, follow the link for the article http://goo.gl/RR5G8M Congratulations to Ritwik and Laurence!!!

    Pitt Computer Science students Laurence Putterman and Ritwik Gupta, along with Tiffany Jiang from Carnegie Mellon, were recently one of 5 teams around the nation picked to compete in Red Bull’s Hack the Hits hackathon in San Francisco this past weekend. Their team won first place where they created a MIDI controller that mimics the experience of playing a string instrument with some additions. Over the course of 24 hours, each of the 5 teams (from schools such as Stanford and UC Berkeley) tried to create an expressive, playable instrument that could be used in a live or studio setting. Using four touch sensitive “thinpot” (thin potentiometer) sensors connected to an Arduino and some cardboard, they recreated the general shape of a guitar, where the thinpot sensors took the place of strings. This enabled the player to expressively slide their notes just like a string instrument player. In addition, a Leap Motion attached to the body of the instrument allowed players to modulate effects by gesturing in front of the instrument with their hands. The thinpot sensors send their output to the Arduino, which relays the information over a serial connection. Max for Live, a powerful visual programming environment specifically designed for interfacing with Ableton Live (audio software), receives this data, separates the data according to sensor, and transforms those values into MIDI. Each sensor outputs to its own MIDI channel, allowing the user a great deal of flexibility with regards to how they would like the instrument to sound. They were featured in Forbes, follow the link for the article http://goo.gl/RR5G8M Congratulations to Ritwik and Laurence!!!

  • Pitt CS PhD Students are 2 of the 3 Nominees for Best Student Paper!

    At the 29th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference Pitt CS PhD students Huy Nguyen and Wencan Luo are two of the three nominees for Best Student Paper. "Improving Argument Mining in Student Essays by Learning and Exploiting Argument Indicators versus Essay Topics" - Huy Nguyen and Diane Litman "Determining the Quality of a Student Reflective Response" - Wencan Luo and Diane Litman For more information: http://www.cs.ccsu.edu/~markov/FLAIRS-29/FLAIRS-29%20Program-V2.pdf

    At the 29th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference Pitt CS PhD students Huy Nguyen and Wencan Luo are two of the three nominees for Best Student Paper.

    "Improving Argument Mining in Student Essays by Learning and Exploiting Argument Indicators versus Essay Topics" - Huy Nguyen and Diane Litman

    "Determining the Quality of a Student Reflective Response" - Wencan Luo and Diane Litman

    For more information: http://www.cs.ccsu.edu/~markov/FLAIRS-29/FLAIRS-29%20Program-V2.pdf

  • CS Department Announces Honor Roll and Outstanding Undergraduate Student

    To be named to the CS Honor Roll for a given academic year, students must: 1. Be a full time student for the academic year 2. Have taken at least 3 CS courses including at least 2 upper level CS classes 3. Have a CS GPA of 3.75+ 4. Have an overall GPA of 3.5+ 37 students were named to the CS Honor Roll for 2014-2015. They are: Nicholas Alberts Zachary Alcorn Reed Armstrong Joseph Baker Devon Broglie Michael Byrne Yijia Cui Adam Darr Leart Doko Sarah Dubnik Stephen Ellis Rinat Gatyatullin Alexander Glyde Shelley Goldberg Eric Gratta Spencer Gray Joseph Hagner Corey Hoffman Adam Jaworski Adnan Khan Charles Kiorpes Andrew Lucas Aditya Mahadevan Julian Manfredi Peter Mash William McKibbin Edwin Mellett David Neiman John Phillips Joel Roggeman Justin Rushin Adam Schwab Lauren Thompson Frank Wolverton Megan Yates Jiayan Zhang Sheridan Zivanovich For 2015-2016, Joel Roggeman was chosen by the faculty as the outstanding undergraduate student for his academic excellence and in his participation in extracurricular activities that support the CS Department. Joel has a CS GPA of 4.0, and overall GPA of 3.967, and has received 6 A+ grades in CS courses. In addition to his strong academics, Joel is a math minor, has done research in collaboration with Dr. Alex Labrinidis, is a peer tutor in the CS Resource Center, and is the Computer Science Club business manager. Please join the CS Department in congratulating all of these students for their successes!

    To be named to the CS Honor Roll for a given academic year, students must:
    1. Be a full time student for the academic year
    2. Have taken at least 3 CS courses including at least 2 upper level CS classes
    3. Have a CS GPA of 3.75+
    4. Have an overall GPA of 3.5+

    37 students were named to the CS Honor Roll for 2014-2015. They are:
    Nicholas Alberts
    Zachary Alcorn
    Reed Armstrong
    Joseph Baker
    Devon Broglie
    Michael Byrne
    Yijia Cui
    Adam Darr
    Leart Doko
    Sarah Dubnik
    Stephen Ellis
    Rinat Gatyatullin
    Alexander Glyde
    Shelley Goldberg
    Eric Gratta
    Spencer Gray
    Joseph Hagner
    Corey Hoffman
    Adam Jaworski
    Adnan Khan
    Charles Kiorpes
    Andrew Lucas
    Aditya Mahadevan
    Julian Manfredi
    Peter Mash
    William McKibbin
    Edwin Mellett
    David Neiman
    John Phillips
    Joel Roggeman
    Justin Rushin
    Adam Schwab
    Lauren Thompson
    Frank Wolverton
    Megan Yates
    Jiayan Zhang
    Sheridan Zivanovich

    For 2015-2016, Joel Roggeman was chosen by the faculty as the outstanding undergraduate student for his academic excellence and in his participation in extracurricular activities that support the CS Department. Joel has a CS GPA of 4.0, and overall GPA of 3.967, and has received 6 A+ grades in CS courses. In addition to his strong academics, Joel is a math minor, has done research in collaboration with Dr. Alex Labrinidis, is a peer tutor in the CS Resource Center, and is the Computer Science Club business manager. Please join the CS Department in congratulating all of these students for their successes!

  • CS Graduate Students Awarded Mellon Fellowship

    Ph.D. candidates Wencan Luo and Xianwei Zhang have been awarded the Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship for 2016-2017. Congratulations!!

    Ph.D. candidates Wencan Luo and Xianwei Zhang have been awarded the Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship for 2016-2017. Congratulations!!

  • Mohamed Aly, CS Ph.D. Alumni, featured in Forbes Magazine

    Mohamed Aly, under the advising of Panos Chrysanthis and Kirk Pruhs, received his Ph.D. in 2009. In 2011, he founded his own start-up called Seeloz. Read the full Forbes article here

    Mohamed Aly, under the advising of Panos Chrysanthis and Kirk Pruhs, received his Ph.D. in 2009. In 2011, he founded his own start-up called Seeloz.
    Read the full Forbes article here

  • Pitt CS Students Ritwik Gupta and Laurence Putterman Win Red Bull's Hack the Hits!

    Pitt Computer Science students Laurence Putterman and Ritwik Gupta, along with Tiffany Jiang from Carnegie Mellon, were recently one of 5 teams around the nation picked to compete in Red Bull’s Hack the Hits hackathon in San Francisco this past weekend. Their team won first place where they created a MIDI controller that mimics the experience of playing a string instrument with some additions. Over the course of 24 hours, each of the 5 teams (from schools such as Stanford and UC Berkeley) tried to create an expressive, playable instrument that could be used in a live or studio setting. Using four touch sensitive “thinpot” (thin potentiometer) sensors connected to an Arduino and some cardboard, they recreated the general shape of a guitar, where the thinpot sensors took the place of strings. This enabled the player to expressively slide their notes just like a string instrument player. In addition, a Leap Motion attached to the body of the instrument allowed players to modulate effects by gesturing in front of the instrument with their hands. The thinpot sensors send their output to the Arduino, which relays the information over a serial connection. Max for Live, a powerful visual programming environment specifically designed for interfacing with Ableton Live (audio software), receives this data, separates the data according to sensor, and transforms those values into MIDI. Each sensor outputs to its own MIDI channel, allowing the user a great deal of flexibility with regards to how they would like the instrument to sound. They were featured in Forbes, follow the link for the article http://goo.gl/RR5G8M Congratulations to Ritwik and Laurence!!!

    Pitt Computer Science students Laurence Putterman and Ritwik Gupta, along with Tiffany Jiang from Carnegie Mellon, were recently one of 5 teams around the nation picked to compete in Red Bull’s Hack the Hits hackathon in San Francisco this past weekend. Their team won first place where they created a MIDI controller that mimics the experience of playing a string instrument with some additions. Over the course of 24 hours, each of the 5 teams (from schools such as Stanford and UC Berkeley) tried to create an expressive, playable instrument that could be used in a live or studio setting. Using four touch sensitive “thinpot” (thin potentiometer) sensors connected to an Arduino and some cardboard, they recreated the general shape of a guitar, where the thinpot sensors took the place of strings. This enabled the player to expressively slide their notes just like a string instrument player. In addition, a Leap Motion attached to the body of the instrument allowed players to modulate effects by gesturing in front of the instrument with their hands. The thinpot sensors send their output to the Arduino, which relays the information over a serial connection. Max for Live, a powerful visual programming environment specifically designed for interfacing with Ableton Live (audio software), receives this data, separates the data according to sensor, and transforms those values into MIDI. Each sensor outputs to its own MIDI channel, allowing the user a great deal of flexibility with regards to how they would like the instrument to sound. They were featured in Forbes, follow the link for the article http://goo.gl/RR5G8M Congratulations to Ritwik and Laurence!!!

  • Pitt Computer Science Supports NCWIT Aspirations in Computing by offering scholarships to NCWIT Winners!

    The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit change leader network of more than 650 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase women’s meaningful participation in computing. The Department of Computer Science is a proud NCWIT Academic Alliance Member. The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. Awardees are selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. Offers both a national and local award competition. The Department of Computer Science offers a $5,000 scholarship for NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Winners! The award ceremony was held on April, 2nd, 2016!

    The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit change leader network of more than 650 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase women’s meaningful participation in computing. The Department of Computer Science is a proud NCWIT Academic Alliance Member.
    The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. Awardees are selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. Offers both a national and local award competition.
    The Department of Computer Science offers a $5,000 scholarship for NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Winners! The award ceremony was held on April, 2nd, 2016!

  • Red Bull Hack the Hits Selects Pitt CS Students Ritwik Gupta and Laurence Putterman to Compete!!

    Pitt Computer Science students Ritwik Gupta and Laurence Putterman are part of one of only 7 teams chosen around the nation to compete in Red Bull's musical hackathon called Hack the Hits this weekend in San Francisco, California! Learn more about the hackathon and their team at http://redbullhackthehits.com! They are really excited to represent Pitt CS at the hackathon!! Wish them Luck!

    Pitt Computer Science students Ritwik Gupta and Laurence Putterman are part of one of only 7 teams chosen around the nation to compete in Red Bull's musical hackathon called Hack the Hits this weekend in San Francisco, California! Learn more about the hackathon and their team at http://redbullhackthehits.com! They are really excited to represent Pitt CS at the hackathon!! Wish them Luck!

  • Mohamed Aly, CS Ph.D. Alumni, featured in Forbes Magazine

    Mohamed Aly, under the advising of Panos Chrysanthis and Kirk Pruhs, received his Ph.D. in 2009. In 2011, he founded his own start-up called Seeloz. Read the full Forbes article here

    Mohamed Aly, under the advising of Panos Chrysanthis and Kirk Pruhs, received his Ph.D. in 2009. In 2011, he founded his own start-up called Seeloz.
    Read the full Forbes article here

  • Pitt CS Department's Hackathons Highlighted in Pitt News!

    With SheInnovates and SteelHacks concluding successfully, the Pitt News highlighted the events and focused on the increased efforts to build diversity in the STEM fields, specifically computer science. Read the full article here: http://pittnews.com/article/68838/news/coding-for-confidence/

    With SheInnovates and SteelHacks concluding successfully, the Pitt News highlighted the events and focused on the increased efforts to build diversity in the STEM fields, specifically computer science. Read the full article here:

    http://pittnews.com/article/68838/news/coding-for-confidence/

  • Pitt Computer Science Supports NCWIT Aspirations in Computing by offering scholarships to NCWIT Winners!

    The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit change leader network of more than 650 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase women’s meaningful participation in computing. The Department of Computer Science is a proud NCWIT Academic Alliance Member. The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. Awardees are selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. Offers both a national and local award competition. The Department of Computer Science offers a $5,000 scholarship for NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Winners! The award ceremony was held on April, 2nd, 2016!

    The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit change leader network of more than 650 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase women’s meaningful participation in computing. The Department of Computer Science is a proud NCWIT Academic Alliance Member.
    The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. Awardees are selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. Offers both a national and local award competition.
    The Department of Computer Science offers a $5,000 scholarship for NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Winners! The award ceremony was held on April, 2nd, 2016!

  • CS Department Announces Honor Roll and Outstanding Undergraduate Student

    To be named to the CS Honor Roll for a given academic year, students must: 1. Be a full time student for the academic year 2. Have taken at least 3 CS courses including at least 2 upper level CS classes 3. Have a CS GPA of 3.75+ 4. Have an overall GPA of 3.5+ 37 students were named to the CS Honor Roll for 2014-2015. They are: Nicholas Alberts Zachary Alcorn Reed Armstrong Joseph Baker Devon Broglie Michael Byrne Yijia Cui Adam Darr Leart Doko Sarah Dubnik Stephen Ellis Rinat Gatyatullin Alexander Glyde Shelley Goldberg Eric Gratta Spencer Gray Joseph Hagner Corey Hoffman Adam Jaworski Adnan Khan Charles Kiorpes Andrew Lucas Aditya Mahadevan Julian Manfredi Peter Mash William McKibbin Edwin Mellett David Neiman John Phillips Joel Roggeman Justin Rushin Adam Schwab Lauren Thompson Frank Wolverton Megan Yates Jiayan Zhang Sheridan Zivanovich For 2015-2016, Joel Roggeman was chosen by the faculty as the outstanding undergraduate student for his academic excellence and in his participation in extracurricular activities that support the CS Department. Joel has a CS GPA of 4.0, and overall GPA of 3.967, and has received 6 A+ grades in CS courses. In addition to his strong academics, Joel is a math minor, has done research in collaboration with Dr. Alex Labrinidis, is a peer tutor in the CS Resource Center, and is the Computer Science Club business manager. Please join the CS Department in congratulating all of these students for their successes!

    To be named to the CS Honor Roll for a given academic year, students must:
    1. Be a full time student for the academic year
    2. Have taken at least 3 CS courses including at least 2 upper level CS classes
    3. Have a CS GPA of 3.75+
    4. Have an overall GPA of 3.5+

    37 students were named to the CS Honor Roll for 2014-2015. They are:
    Nicholas Alberts
    Zachary Alcorn
    Reed Armstrong
    Joseph Baker
    Devon Broglie
    Michael Byrne
    Yijia Cui
    Adam Darr
    Leart Doko
    Sarah Dubnik
    Stephen Ellis
    Rinat Gatyatullin
    Alexander Glyde
    Shelley Goldberg
    Eric Gratta
    Spencer Gray
    Joseph Hagner
    Corey Hoffman
    Adam Jaworski
    Adnan Khan
    Charles Kiorpes
    Andrew Lucas
    Aditya Mahadevan
    Julian Manfredi
    Peter Mash
    William McKibbin
    Edwin Mellett
    David Neiman
    John Phillips
    Joel Roggeman
    Justin Rushin
    Adam Schwab
    Lauren Thompson
    Frank Wolverton
    Megan Yates
    Jiayan Zhang
    Sheridan Zivanovich

    For 2015-2016, Joel Roggeman was chosen by the faculty as the outstanding undergraduate student for his academic excellence and in his participation in extracurricular activities that support the CS Department. Joel has a CS GPA of 4.0, and overall GPA of 3.967, and has received 6 A+ grades in CS courses. In addition to his strong academics, Joel is a math minor, has done research in collaboration with Dr. Alex Labrinidis, is a peer tutor in the CS Resource Center, and is the Computer Science Club business manager. Please join the CS Department in congratulating all of these students for their successes!

  • CS Graduate Students Awarded Mellon Fellowship

    Ph.D. candidates Wencan Luo and Xianwei Zhang have been awarded the Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship for 2016-2017. Congratulations!!

    Ph.D. candidates Wencan Luo and Xianwei Zhang have been awarded the Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship for 2016-2017. Congratulations!!

  • Mohamed Aly, CS Ph.D. Alumni, featured in Forbes Magazine

    Mohamed Aly, under the advising of Panos Chrysanthis and Kirk Pruhs, received his Ph.D. in 2009. In 2011, he founded his own start-up called Seeloz. Read the full Forbes article here

    Mohamed Aly, under the advising of Panos Chrysanthis and Kirk Pruhs, received his Ph.D. in 2009. In 2011, he founded his own start-up called Seeloz.
    Read the full Forbes article here

  • Pitt CS Department's Hackathons Highlighted in Pitt News!

    With SheInnovates and SteelHacks concluding successfully, the Pitt News highlighted the events and focused on the increased efforts to build diversity in the STEM fields, specifically computer science. Read the full article here: http://pittnews.com/article/68838/news/coding-for-confidence/

    With SheInnovates and SteelHacks concluding successfully, the Pitt News highlighted the events and focused on the increased efforts to build diversity in the STEM fields, specifically computer science. Read the full article here:

    http://pittnews.com/article/68838/news/coding-for-confidence/

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