She Innovates receives special funding from the Provost's Office
Created: Jan 12, 2017 by Julia QianUpdated: Jan 12, 2017 by Julia QianAccolades, Departmental News
Congratulations to She Innovates! She Innovates has received $5,000 from the Provost's Office and has been named an official University of Pittsburgh Year of Diversity event!
She Innovates is Pitt’s only all-women’s hackathon, and it will take place on January 20th – 22nd, 2017! She Innovates was created by the Department of Computer Science (CS), and is currently co-hosted by CS, the Innovation Institute, Pitt Women in Computer Science (WiCS), and the Pitt Computer Science Club. She Innovates encourages the participation of all female Pitt students and prides itself on providing a space for women to come together to learn, grow, hack, and empower each other. She Innovates prides itself on being an event that fosters the collaboration of women from different backgrounds with a common shared love of technology and problem solving.
New Computing and Information School Supports Discovery, Innovation
Created: Jan 05, 2017 by Julia QianDepartmental News
Pitt Computer Science Professor Diane Litman, will present at the XPRIZE + Pittsburgh’s AI Experts Forum
Created: Nov 15, 2016 by Julia QianAccolades, Departmental News
Artificial intelligence may be humanity's most formidable double-edged sword. Many have expressed their fears of catastrophic consequences, but AI's potential as a positive force is undeniable. This October, the White House Frontiers Conference brought national AI experts to Pittsburgh to speak on the challenges and benefits of the field. In mid-November, the team managing the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE will visit Pittsburgh to engage with Pittsburgh's innovation community, encourage participation in the competition, and to explore opportunities to establish more cooperative partnerships.
This event will be held on Thursday, November 17, 5:30-8:30pm at UPMC Enterprises (6425 Penn Ave, #200).
Congratulations to Phuong Pham & Jingtao Wang on winning best student paper at ACM ICMI 2016!
Created: Nov 14, 2016 by Lydia MossAccolades
Phuong Pham was awarded best student paper at the ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction held in Tokyo. His paper, "Adaptive Review for Mobile MOOC Learning via Implicit Physiological Signal Sensing" can be read at this link
Congratulations to Bill Garrison, Runner-Up for the ACM SIGSAC Doctoral Dissertation Award!
Created: Nov 10, 2016 by Mackenzie L. BallUpdated: Nov 10, 2016 by Mackenzie L. BallAccolades, Departmental News
This annual award by SIGSAC recognizes excellent research by doctoral candidates in the field of computer and information security. The SIGSAC Doctoral Dissertation Award winner and up to two runners-up are recognized at the ACM CCS conference. The award winner receives a plaque, a $1,500 honorarium and a complimentary registration to the current year's ACM CCS Conference. The runners-up receive a plaque and complimentary registration to the current year's ACM CCS Conference. Congratulations to Professor Bill Garrison! View the winners at https://www.sigsac.org/ccs/CCS2016/awards/
CS Department announce 50th Anniversary Website!
Created: Nov 04, 2016 by Mackenzie L. BallUpdated: Nov 04, 2016 by Mackenzie L. BallDepartmental News
Learn about our past, check out featured alumni, and find information on our 50th Anniversary Celebration plans! Go to http://cs50.pitt.edu/
Pitt Announces New School of Computing and Information
Created: Oct 28, 2016 by Mackenzie L. BallUpdated: Oct 28, 2016 by Mackenzie L. BallPress Releases
The University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that the School of Information Sciences and the Department of Computer Science will be part of Pitt’s new School of Computing and Information! The School of Computing and Information, which will begin to matriculate students in Fall 2017, will provide an environment enabling larger scale computing and information-related research, leading to new scientific discovery, deeper and broader education of undergraduate and graduate students, and a more significant impact on society.
The Computer Science Department is pleased to announce that it has received a community grant for $10,000 from the Best Buy Foundation to support the department's Technology Leadership Initiative (TLI)! The grant is awarded through the Community Grants program, in partnership with local Best Buy stores, to support programs that provide youth with access to new technologies and help them become interested and fluent in digital learning while developing skills to help better prepare them for future education and career success. The Best Buy Foundation's primary goal is to give teens access to opportunities through technology that help them excel in school and develop 21st century skills for their future careers. The CS Department's Technology Leadership Initiative aims to engage students across grade levels and strives to instill a passion for computing and technical thinking. TLI consists of two major components, Tech Divaz and High School Academy. The mission of TLI is to provide under-represented and under-served students in grades 6-12 with opportunities, tools, and motivation needed to pursue Computer Science related degrees and excel academically, socially and professionally. Thanks to the Best Buy Foundation the CS Department will be able to continue and expand its TLI program!
Congratulations to Mackenzie Ball on receiving the 2016 Chair's Award for Staff Excellence!
Created: Sep 28, 2016 by Mackenzie L. BallAccolades, Departmental News
Mackenzie Ball was awarded the 2016 Chair's Award for Staff Excellence in Service to the Department of Computer Science. Mackenzie is the CS Department's Outreach Coordinator. This is presented to a staff member whose performance not only exceeds the standard and expectations of their position, but who also makes a significant impact on the Department through their commitment and performance.
Pitt CS Grad Student Vineet K. Raghu was awarded the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Mentor Award!! Congrats Vineet!