Departmental News

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!


CS Department Welcomes Two New Visiting Lecturers: William Laboon & William Garrison

Created: Sep 23, 2015 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Updated: Sep 23, 2015 by Mackenzie L. Ball
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The Computer Science Department is excited to welcome visiting lecturers William Garrison and William Laboon. William Garrison received B.S. degrees in Computer Science and Physics from Clarkson University and is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Laboon obtained his B.S. in Computer Science and Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh and his MSIT degree from Carnegie Mellon University. We look forward to having them and their expertise in our department!


Department of Computer Science Announces the Retirement of Two CS Faculty

Created: Sep 23, 2015 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Updated: Sep 24, 2015 by Mackenzie L. Ball
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Please join the department in congratulating Donald Chiarulli and George Novacky on their retirement. Dr. Chiarulli joined the Computer Science Department at the University of Pittsburgh in 1986. He was the Founder and Co-Director of the Computer Engineering Graduate Program. His current research includes several projects concerned with the architecture, implementation, and application of scalable parallel processing systems. Dr. Novacky is a Pitt alumnus, and has been with our department since 1985. Dr. Novacky was the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Natural Sciences. In 1993, he received The Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. We will miss them, but please join us in wishing them well in their retirement!



Beloved Part-Time Instructor George Jucha Passes Away

Created: Jun 08, 2015 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Updated: Sep 03, 2015 by Emilee M. Betz
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It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the sudden passing of the CS Department's long time Part-Time Instructor George Jucha. George was an award winning PTI, who had an excellent work ethic and loved helping students, sometimes staying 2 hours after class to help them. Many of his past students have said that he was their favorite instructor at Pitt. We will miss him deeply.


CS Department Grows as 88 More Students Declare

Created: May 22, 2015 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Updated: Sep 03, 2015 by Emilee M. Betz
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88 more students declare as a Computer Science major since January 2015! The CS Department grows as the demand for computer scientists is on the rise! Recent studies show that a degree in computer science is now the 3rd most in-demand and valuable degree in the United States!

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