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2014 - 2015 CS Faculty and Student Awards!

Created: Oct 20, 2015 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Updated: Oct 20, 2015 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Accolades, Departmental News

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!


Dr. Labrinidis joins Editorial Board of VLDB Journal (Sep 2015)

Created: Oct 08, 2015 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Accolades

Professor Alexandros Labrinidis recently joined the Editorial Board of the Very Large Databases Journal as an Associate Editor. Published on behalf of the VLDB Endowment, this journal contains scholarly contributions that examine information system architectures, the impact of technological advancements on information systems, and the development of novel database applications.


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
Accolades, Departmental News

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
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.

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