Computer Science Day

Computer Science Day is where educators, students, alumni and industry gather for a day of computing science, computing business and computing fun.

Each year, the Computer Science Department has its main public event, called CS Day, hosting members of industry, alumni, undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff to come together and celebrate the world of Computer Science. CS Day offers several student competitions, research exhibitions, and a networking social, as well as the Industry Marketplace.

Industry Marketplace

The Industry Marketplace is a forum for members of industry to talk with our students about their companies, job opportunities, and internships.

Pitt's Computer Science Department has hosted Computer Science Day for 15 years and has continually provided space for face-to-face interactions between students and recruiters.

"Was pleasantly surprised by the quantity and quality of resumes I received." — Marketplace 2015

CS Day Student Competitions

Business Idea Competition

During the Business Idea Competition a panel of CS Industry Board members will judge the business idea entries and the winner will be announced on CS Day and awarded a $250 prize. To enter the competition, a student (or group of students) need to submit a business idea. The contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students. Students must submit business plans for consideration.

Research Competition

Graduate Students compete for the honor of the best research award. $250 in prizes are awarded to the winners. The research is judged and presented at the Computer Science Day Student Showcase.

Poster Competition

Posters of undergraduate projects and graduate research compete for $250 in prizes. The winners are presented at the Computer Science Day Student Showcase.

Congrats to our March 2015 winners!

Graduate Poster Competition Winner: Authors: Christopher Thomas and Steven Levitan Title: SegSaliency: A Segmentation Driven Top Down Saliency Channel

Graduate Poster Competition Runner Up: Authors: Xiang Xiao and Phuong Pham Title: Towards Attentive, Bi-directional MOOC Learning on Mobile Phones

People's Choice Graduate Poster Competition Winner: Authors: Zitao Liu, Chris Yan, and Jimmy Yang Title: RDFC: A Flexible Forecasting Framework for Generalized Hierarchical Tim Series with Seasonal Patterns: A Case Study of Web Traffic

Undergraduate Poster Competition Winner: Authors: Alexandra Bush, Tyler Cruz, and Kiera Kean Title: Increasing Participation of Women in Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh

People's Choice Undergraduate Poster Competition Winner: Author: Ruslan Yussupov Title: Personal Healthcare System

Digital Media Competition

Undergraduates and graduates submit videos, images, or interactive graphic works that showcase computer science, life in Pitt's CS Department, or coursework and compete for $250 in prizes. The winners are presented at the Computer Science Day Student Showcase.

CS Day Networking Social

The CS Day Networking Social is a reception (with wine and hors d'oeuvres), providing a great opportunity to mingle with Pitt faculty, graduate students, and other members of industry.