Departmental News

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Instructor/Lecturer Job Posting

Created: Mar 21, 2017 by Julia Qian
Updated: Mar 21, 2017 by Julia Qian
Departmental News

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh is conducting a search for three non-tenure track Assistant Instructor/Lecturer Positions effective September 2017. All applications from experienced instructors with educational accomplishments and intellectual leadership are encouraged. Candidates with a PhD are preferred, although applicants with a MS in Computer Science will be considered for the Assistant Instructor positions. Ideal candidates should demonstrate excellence in instruction and educational curiosity. Additional qualifications include experience advising undergraduate students, designing and managing curricula, enhancing diversity, and promoting extra-curricular activities.

For further information about the Department please see http://www.cs.pitt.edu. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.

Please apply at:http://www.cs.pitt.edu/recruit
Application deadline is April 24, 2017.



She Innovates receives special funding from the Provost's Office

Created: Jan 12, 2017 by Julia Qian
Updated: Jan 12, 2017 by Julia Qian
Accolades, 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 Qian
Departmental News

In October, University of Pittsburgh trustees approved the creation of a new school to address that need. In an era characterized by the outsized influence of technology on advances in many fields, the School of Computing and Information (SCI) at Pitt will host an array of academic programs that integrate computing and information with core disciplinary strengths across the University.
Learn more about this news, please visit http://www.chronicle.pitt.edu/story/new-computing-and-information-school-supports-discovery-innovation
Learn more about the new school, please visit http://www.chronicle.pitt.edu/story/new-computing-and-information-school-supports-discovery-innovation


Pitt Computer Science Professor Diane Litman, will present at the XPRIZE + Pittsburgh’s AI Experts Forum

Created: Nov 15, 2016 by Julia Qian
Accolades, 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 Bill Garrison, Runner-Up for the ACM SIGSAC Doctoral Dissertation Award!

Created: Nov 10, 2016 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Updated: Nov 10, 2016 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Accolades, 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. Ball
Updated: Nov 04, 2016 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Departmental News

Learn about our past, check out featured alumni, and find information on our 50th Anniversary Celebration plans! Go to http://cs50.pitt.edu/


CS Department receives a Community Grant for $10,000 from the Best Buy Foundation to support TLI!

Created: Oct 14, 2016 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Updated: Oct 14, 2016 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Press Releases, Accolades, Outreach News, Departmental News

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. Ball
Accolades, 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.



Congrats to Pitt CS Grad Student Vineet K. Raghu!

Created: Sep 27, 2016 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Accolades, Departmental News

Pitt CS Grad Student Vineet K. Raghu was awarded the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Mentor Award!! Congrats Vineet!


Pitt CS Grad Students awarded Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship Awards!

Created: Sep 27, 2016 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Accolades, Departmental News

Congratulations to Wencan Luo and Xianwei Zhang on being awarded the prestigious Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship Awards!

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