• CS PhD Student Yanbing Xue wins Best Student Paper Award at FLAIRS 2017!

    Yanbing Xue, a CS PhD student, together with his adviser Professor Milos Hauskrecht, received the best student paper award for their work on 'Efficient Learning of Classification Models from Soft-label Information by Binning and Ranking' at the 30th International FLAIRS Conference in May 2017. Congratulations!

    Yanbing Xue, a CS PhD student, together with his adviser Professor Milos Hauskrecht, received the best student paper award for their work on 'Efficient Learning of Classification Models from Soft-label Information by Binning and Ranking' at the 30th International FLAIRS Conference in May 2017. Congratulations!

  • Pitt Names Founding Dean of School of Computing and Information

    Paul R. Cohen is the founding dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Computing and Information. Cohen’s deanship begins on Aug. 1, 2017. The first new school or college established at Pitt since 1995, the School of Computing and Information is a multidisciplinary environment that supports discovery, innovation and entrepreneurship driven by data and technology. It is a key element in Pitt’s strategy to support research in data and computation-intensive fields across the University. The school will begin operations on July 1 and will enroll its first students in the fall 2017 term. “Paul is a visionary leader who will quickly drive our School of Computing and Information to the forefront of academic excellence,” said Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher. For more see the article at: http://www.news.pitt.edu/news/pitt-names-founding-dean-school-computing-and-information

    Paul R. Cohen is the founding dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Computing and Information. Cohen’s deanship begins on Aug. 1, 2017. The first new school or college established at Pitt since 1995, the School of Computing and Information is a multidisciplinary environment that supports discovery, innovation and entrepreneurship driven by data and technology. It is a key element in Pitt’s strategy to support research in data and computation-intensive fields across the University. The school will begin operations on July 1 and will enroll its first students in the fall 2017 term. “Paul is a visionary leader who will quickly drive our School of Computing and Information to the forefront of academic excellence,” said Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher. For more see the article at: http://www.news.pitt.edu/news/pitt-names-founding-dean-school-computing-and-information

  • Pitt hires Rob A. Rutenbar as first senior vice chancellor for research

    The University of Pittsburgh hired Rob A. Rutenbar Monday as the first senior vice chancellor for research, a new position that will oversee and integrate research at Pitt. Rutenbar is a Full Professor of Computer Science, in the Computer Science Department at Pitt. The search for the job began in October 2016, when Pitt held four town halls to get input on hiring for the new job. During this process, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said the right candidate would be someone who can work effectively in bureaucracy and promote collaboration. Rutenbar, an entrepreneur who specializes in computer science, will manage the University’s Center for Research Computing, the Innovation Institute, the Office of Research and other departments with the goal of creating and implementing a “long-term plan for research infrastructure,” according to a press release. Learn more at http://www.news.pitt.edu/news/pitt-names-senior-vice-chancellor-research

    The University of Pittsburgh hired Rob A. Rutenbar Monday as the first senior vice chancellor for research, a new position that will oversee and integrate research at Pitt. Rutenbar is a Full Professor of Computer Science, in the Computer Science Department at Pitt.
    The search for the job began in October 2016, when Pitt held four town halls to get input on hiring for the new job. During this process, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said the right candidate would be someone who can work effectively in bureaucracy and promote collaboration.

    Rutenbar, an entrepreneur who specializes in computer science, will manage the University’s Center for Research Computing, the Innovation Institute, the Office of Research and other departments with the goal of creating and implementing a “long-term plan for research infrastructure,” according to a press release.

    Learn more at http://www.news.pitt.edu/news/pitt-names-senior-vice-chancellor-research

  • Professor Labrinidis current project has been featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Prof. Alexandros Labrinidis and Prof. Kostas Pelechrinis are working on TransitScreen project that can be used to increase traffic at businesses near transit stops. The university is sponsoring TransitScreen, a service that provides real-time information on a variety of transit services in Oakland, including buses operated by the Port Authority, University of Pittsburgh and UPMC, ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft, car-sharing service Zipcar and Pittsburgh’s bike-sharing program, as part of its Smart Living Program with the Oakland Business Improvement District. For more information, please visit: http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2017/04/11/Pittsburgh-transit-information-Oakland-TransitScreen-Uber-Lyft-Port-Authority-Zipcar/stories/201704110072?pgpageversion=pgevoke

    Prof. Alexandros Labrinidis and Prof. Kostas Pelechrinis are working on TransitScreen project that can be used to increase traffic at businesses near transit stops.

    The university is sponsoring TransitScreen, a service that provides real-time information on a variety of transit services in Oakland, including buses operated by the Port Authority, University of Pittsburgh and UPMC, ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft, car-sharing service Zipcar and Pittsburgh’s bike-sharing program, as part of its Smart Living Program with the Oakland Business Improvement District.

    For more information, please visit: http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2017/04/11/Pittsburgh-transit-information-Oakland-TransitScreen-Uber-Lyft-Port-Authority-Zipcar/stories/201704110072?pgpageversion=pgevoke