Departmental News

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!


Valued Faculty Member Dr. Robert Daley Passes Away

Created: Apr 30, 2015 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Updated: Sep 03, 2015 by Emilee M. Betz
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It is with extreme sadness that we share the news that Dr. Robert Daley has passed away this week. Dr. Daley was a professor in the Department of Computer Science for 40 years, and he was a valued member of the faculty. He contributed to the Department in countless ways, and we will remember him always for his devotion to the Department, his sincere kindness, and his homemade honey. http://goo.gl/HlJ7Zi and http://goo.gl/B4L1jc


CS Class of 2015 Expected to be Largest Graduating Class Ever

Created: Apr 15, 2015 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Updated: Sep 04, 2015 by Emilee M. Betz
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The Class of 2015 is expected to be the largest graduating class the Computer Science Department has ever had, with an anticipated 107 graduates! The Department of Computer Science will hold its Graduation Reception on April 25th 2015. Congrats to the class of 2015! #LetsGoPittCS


Panos Chrysanthis and Alex Labrinidis Recieved MCSI 2015 Research Seed Grant

Created: Mar 17, 2015 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Updated: Nov 02, 2015 by Mackenzie L. Ball
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Congratulations to Panos Chrysanthis and Alex Labrinidis on recieving a MCSI 2015 Research Seed Grant!


CS Declared Majors At All-Time High

Created: Mar 16, 2015 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Updated: Sep 04, 2015 by Emilee M. Betz
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Breaking the 300-Mark: CS Declared Majors are at an All-Time High This year the Department of Computer Science is proud to announce that we have over 300 declared CS students. This is the most declared CS majors that we have ever had in department history. With the realization that Computer Science and Computing is a huge part of our present, as well as our future, more and more students have been choosing computer science as their major.


Professor Adam Lee

Created: May 01, 2014 by Tasha N. Rauso
Updated: May 09, 2014 by Tasha N. Rauso
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Congratulations to Professor Adam Lee on becoming a tenured faculty member effective September 2014!


Alfs Berztiss

Created: Oct 28, 2013 by the Department of Computer Science
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The Department of Computer Science has lost Alfs Berztiss, Professor Emeritus. Dr. Berztiss was hired during the departments early years in September 1970 and retired after 28 years with the department. Dr. Berztiss' retirement was featured in the Fall 1998 LINKS. He will be missed by the Computer Science community.

You can view the obituary Post Gazette , University Times.



The department just concluded its Technology Leader

Created: Aug 09, 2013 by Tasha N. Rauso
Updated: Aug 09, 2013 by Tasha N. Rauso
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The department just concluded its Technology Leadership Initiative (TLI) where over 70 middle and high school students learned about fundamental computing concepts! Pictures to follow soon!

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