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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
Departmental News

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
Departmental News

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!



CS Student Kyle Amoroso Wins Online Hackathon

Created: Jul 14, 2015 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Updated: Sep 03, 2015 by Emilee M. Betz
Accolades

Congrats to CS Student Kyle Amoroso on his win in the online hackathon on ChallengePost, Reinvent the Selfie! His hack called, Game Boy Selfie won the MLH prize! Congrats Kyle on your national online hackathon win!


Jan Wiebe Named General Chair of 2016 Empirical Methods

Created: Jul 07, 2015 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Updated: Sep 03, 2015 by Emilee M. Betz
Accolades

Professor Jan Wiebe has been named the General Chair of the 2016 Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing Conference (EMNLP-2016).




Professors Wang, Menekse, and Litman Collaborate with Grad Students on CourseMIRROR Project

Created: Jun 11, 2015 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Updated: Sep 03, 2015 by Emilee M. Betz
Press Releases

Professors Wang, Menekse, and Litman are collaborating with grad students on an exciting new project, CourseMIRROR! CourseMIRROR improves student-instructor interactions in large-classrooms and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) via mobile interfaces and natural language processing. CourseMIRROR facilitates learning at scale by enabling students to reflect in-situ via mobile devices. It also helps instructors to capture the gist of reflections effectively via natural language processing. CourseMIRROR is free and supports major mobile platforms and PCs. Please visit http://www.coursemirror.com for more details.


Beloved Part-Time Instructor George Jucha Passes Away

Created: Jun 08, 2015 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Updated: Sep 03, 2015 by Emilee M. Betz
Departmental News

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.


Jan Wiebe to be Academic Keynote Speaker at Canadian AI Conference

Created: Jun 03, 2015 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Updated: Sep 03, 2015 by Emilee M. Betz
Accolades

Professor Jan Wiebe is the Academic Keynote Speaker at the Canadian AI Conference 2015 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.


CS Department Grows as 88 More Students Declare

Created: May 22, 2015 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Updated: Sep 03, 2015 by Emilee M. Betz
Departmental News

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
Departmental News

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


Computer Science Students Enter Randall Family Big Idea Competition

Created: Apr 29, 2015 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Updated: Sep 03, 2015 by Emilee M. Betz

Congrats to all of the Computer Science students that entered the Randall Family Big Idea Competition! The Department of Computer Science had the most students enter the competition out of any other department in the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences! A special congrats to the CS students that made it to the 3rd & final round of the competition, Deeksha Gupta, Zhijie Wang, Ashish Juneja, Charles Kiorpes, David Tsui, David Duan and Tayane Silva Fernandes de Moura!

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