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Congratulations to Phuong Pham & Jingtao Wang on winning best student paper at ACM ICMI 2016!

Created: Nov 14, 2016 by Lydia Moss
Accolades

Phuong Pham was awarded best student paper at the ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction held in Tokyo. His paper, "Adaptive Review for Mobile MOOC Learning via Implicit Physiological Signal Sensing" can be read at this link

Congratulations!


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/


Pitt Announces New School of Computing and Information

Created: Oct 28, 2016 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Updated: Oct 28, 2016 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Press Releases

The University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that the School of Information Sciences and the Department of Computer Science will be part of Pitt’s new School of Computing and Information! The School of Computing and Information, which will begin to matriculate students in Fall 2017, will provide an environment enabling larger scale computing and information-related research, leading to new scientific discovery, deeper and broader education of undergraduate and graduate students, and a more significant impact on society.


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!


Pitt CS Grad Students Christopher Thomas and Xiaoyu Ge win the Orrin E. and Margaret M. Taulbee Award!!

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

The Computer Science Department has awarded Christopher Thomas with the CS Department Orrin E. and Margaret M. Taulbee Award! The CS Department also awarded Xiaoyu Ge the Orrin E. and Margaret M. Taulbee Award as a runner-up! Congrats to Christopher and Xiaoyu!


Congratulations to Pitt CS Faculty and TA's on your Achievements!

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

Congratulations to the following faculty and TA's for achieving the highest evaluation scores for overall effectiveness and receiving teaching awards for the 2015 - 2016 Academic Year:
Teaching Assistant Award: SeyedSalim Malakouti 4.70
George Jucha Part Time Instructor Award: Paulo Ferreira 4.81 CS0401
Core Class Lecturer Award: John Ramirez 4.84 CS0401
UG Classes Tenure Stream Award: Adam Lee 4.44 CS0441
Upper Level Lecturer Award: Jon Misurda 4.65 CS1550
Upper Level Tenure Stream Award: Rebecca Hwa 4.33 CS1671
Graduate 2000 Level Award: Rami Melhem 4.83 CS2410

Honorable Mentions for receiving at least one 10 Decile or more:
Jon Misurda, John Ramirez, Rebecca Hwa, Tan Kosiyatrakul, Bill Laboon, Nick Farnan, Paula Ferreira, Bryan Mills, Bill Franolich, Kirk Pruhs, Rami Melhem, Patricia Quirin, Youtao Zhang.



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