Caela Go, undergraduate CS student, gets top prizes at SCI Film Festival

Caela Go, an undergraduate student in Computer Science, won two top prizes in the SCI Film Festival with her short film "Homebound". Caela was the First place winner (as judged by the selection committee) and also received the People's Choice Award! Homebound from PittComputing&Information on Vimeo. Here are some comments about Caela's video: “Caela Go’s “Homebound” message was one of...

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Got Toilet Paper? There’s a Website for That

Launched in mid-April, https://got-toilet-paper.org is a mobile-friendly website to help Pittsburgh-area residents figure out which times are best for visiting a store and what items are in-stock/out-of-stock. The site has received up to 750 page views a day with an average of 179 views per day. In addition to store crowding levels, the site reports on user-contributed availability data for...

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New Research: Countering COVID-19 Misinformation via Situation-Aware Visually Informed Treatment

Dr. Adriana Kovashka, together with Drs. Yu-Ru Lin and Wen-Ting Chung, received a new research grant from NSF, entitled ``Countering COVID-19 Misinformation via Situation-Aware Visually Informed Treatment'' As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, countries and cities around the globe have taken stringent measures including quarantine and regional lockdown. The increasing isolation, along with the panic and anxiety, creates challenges for countering...

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Stephen Lee Receives UMass CICS 2020 Outstanding Dissertation Award

Dr. Stephen Lee is one of the two recipients of the 2020 UMass Amherst College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) Outstanding Dissertation Awards. Dr. Lee’s dissertation, “Software-Defined Infrastructure for IoT-based Energy Systems,” presents four techniques that use systems and machine learning principles to design, analyze, and deploy the next generation of smart Internet of Things energy systems, specifically focusing...

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