Accolades

CS Department Announces Honor Roll and Outstanding Undergraduate Student

Created: Mar 21, 2016 by Lydia Moss
Accolades, Departmental News

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

Created: Mar 07, 2016 by Lydia Moss
Accolades, Departmental News

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

Created: Mar 02, 2016 by Lydia Moss
Updated: Mar 02, 2016 by Lydia Moss
Press Releases, Accolades, Outreach News, Departmental News

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 Student on Jeopardy for Championship!!

Created: Feb 12, 2016 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Press Releases, Accolades, Outreach News, Departmental News

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!!!


Congratulations, Dr. Adriana Kovashka for being awarded a Google Faculty Research Award!

Created: Feb 11, 2016 by Mackenzie L. Ball
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Assistant Professor Dr. Adriana Kovashka has been awarded a prestigious Google Faculty Research Award for 2016. Congratulations!!


Congratulations, Dr. Jingtao Wang for being awarded a Google Faculty Research Award!

Created: Feb 10, 2016 by Lydia Moss
Updated: Feb 10, 2016 by Lydia Moss
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Assistant Professor Dr. Jingtao Wang has been awarded a prestigious Google Faculty Research Award for 2016. Congratulations!!


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

Created: Feb 04, 2016 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Press Releases, Accolades, Outreach News, Departmental News

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!!


NCWIT Student Seed Fund Awards WiCS $3,000 in Funding!

Created: Feb 02, 2016 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Updated: Feb 02, 2016 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Press Releases, Accolades, Outreach News, Departmental News

We are proud to announce that the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) has selected the University of Pittsburgh’s Women in Computer Science (WiCS) group to receive a 2016 NCWIT Student Seed Fund award sponsored by Google.org! WiCS has been awarded $3,000 to support their mission and quest to become an ACM-W Chapter. WiCS is a student organization that focuses on fostering a diversity friendly environment in the field of computer science and other technology-related fields. The NCWIT Student Seed Fund has awarded over $83,000 to more than 100 student-run programs for women in computing at non-profit, U.S. Academic Alliance member institutions nationwide.
This award is given to student groups for women in computing and IT programs that increase women’s confidence, technical skills, and help reduce feelings of isolation, dispel stereotypes, and empower students to actively recruit and mentor other women! This award offers an opportunity for the student group to create an ACM-W chapter. Congratulations to WiCS!


Congratulations Dr. Janyce Wiebe, for being honored by Association for Computational Linguistics as a Fellow

Created: Dec 14, 2015 by Lydia Moss
Updated: Dec 15, 2015 by Mackenzie L. Ball
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Established in 2011, the Association for Computational Linguistics Fellows program recognizes ACL members whose contributions to the field have been most extraordinary. The Computer Science Department is pleased to announce that Dr. Janyce Wiebe has been granted Fellow status, in recognition of her seminal contributions to Subjectivity and Sentiment analysis, Discourse Processing, and Lexical Semantics. Dr. Wiebe joins the ranks of the 2011-2014 Fellows recognized as ACL's distinguished members, as listed on the ACL Wiki at:
http://www.aclweb.org/aclwiki/index.php?title=ACL_Fellows



CACM 2014 Paper

Created: Dec 04, 2015 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Updated: Dec 04, 2015 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Accolades, Departmental News

Prof. Alexandros Labrinidis' coauthored paper, entitled Big Data and Its Technical Challenges, which was published in the Communications of the ACM in July 2014, has surpassed 10,000 downloads from the ACM Digital Library as of December 2015.

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