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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!


CS Student Elliot Spencer Brings Homestead and West Homestead Into 21st Century

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

Check out Pitt Computer Science student Elliot Spencer Bingol's work on bringing Homestead and West Homestead into the 21st century with digital government! Find the news article here.


Panos Chrysanthis Receives Provost's Mentor Award

Created: Apr 16, 2015 by Mackenzie L. Ball
Updated: Sep 03, 2015 by Emilee M. Betz
Accolades

Congratulations to Professor Panos Chrysanthis for receiving the Provost's Mentor Award! The Provost's Award for Excellence in Mentoring recognizes University of Pittsburgh faculty who demonstrate outstanding mentoring of graduate students. The University strives to train the next generation of professional scholars, and the faculty who provide both intellectual and personal leadership to support and promote personal and professional development to students are recognized by this award for their efforts. Only as many as four faculty members are given this award each year. Congrats to Panos on receiving this prestigious award! http://goo.gl/hd8vmq


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
Departmental News

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

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