Departmental News

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
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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
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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
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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.


Congratulations to Mackenzie Ball and Adam Hobaugh on receiving the 2015 Chair's Award for Staff Excellence!

Created: Oct 20, 2015 by Mackenzie L. Ball
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Mackenzie Ball and Adam Hobaugh were awarded the 2015 Chair's Award for Staff Excellence in Service to the Department of Computer Science! This is presented to staff members whose performance not only exceeds the standard and expectations of their position, but who also make a significant impact on the Department through their commitment and performance! Congrats to Adam and Mackenzie!


CS Grad Student Awarded the Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship Award!

Created: Oct 20, 2015 by Mackenzie L. Ball
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Congratulations to Zitao Liu on being awarded the prestigious Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship Award!


Congratulations to our graduate students on their achievements!

Created: Oct 20, 2015 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Updated: Oct 20, 2015 by Mackenzie L. Ball
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The Computer Science Department has awarded Nathan Ong with the CS Department Orrin E. and Margaret M. Taulbee Award! The CS Department also awarded Nikolaos Katsipoulakis the Orrin E. and Margaret M. Taulbee Award as a runner-up! Congrats to Nathan and Nikolaos!



2014 - 2015 CS Faculty and Student Awards!

Created: Oct 20, 2015 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Updated: Oct 20, 2015 by Mackenzie L. Ball
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Congratulations to the following for achieving the highest evaluation scores for overall effectiveness:
Teaching Assistant - Luca Lugini.
George Jucha Part-Time Instructor - George Jucha.
Core Class Lecturer - John Ramirez (CS 445).
Core Class Tenure Stream Professor - Bruce Childers (CS 447).
Upper Level Lecturer - John Ramirez (CS 1501).
Upper Level Tenure Stream - Kirk Pruhs (CS 1510).
Graduate 2000 Level - Rami Melhem (CS 2410).

Honorable Mentions include: Jonathan Misurda, John Ramirez, George Jucha, Tan Kosiyatrakul, Bill Laboon, Nick Farnan, Paulo Ferreira, Kirk Pruphs, Rami Melhem, Rebecca Hwa, Panos Chrysanthis, Bruce Childers.

The Computer Science Department Teaching Assistant Mentor Award goes to Nathan Ong!


Congratulations to Dr. Hauskrecht on His Promotion to Full Professor!

Created: Sep 23, 2015 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Updated: Oct 06, 2015 by Mackenzie L. Ball
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We are excited to announce that Dr. Milos Hauskrecht has been promoted to Full Professor. Dr. Hauskrecht received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997 and received his M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Slovak Technical University in 1988. He is an expert in Machine Learning. His primary research interest is Artificial Intelligence but he is also interested in the intersection of Computer Science with other fields, such as statistics and operations research. He is currently researching the applications of AI in medicine and finance. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Hauskrecht on his promotion!

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