Congratulations to CS Professors Litman and Hwa on their new NSF Grant on “Development of Human Language Technologies to Improve Disciplinary Writing and Learning through Self-Regulated Revising”

Grant Abstract:  Writing and revising are essential parts of learning, yet many college students graduate without demonstrating improvement or mastery of academic writing. This project explores the feasibility of improving students' academic writing through a revision environment that integrates natural language processing methods, best practices in data visualization and user interfaces, and current pedagogical theories. The environment will support and...

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Congratulations to CS Prof. Kovashka and Prof. Hwa on their new NSF Grant!

"RI: Small: Modeling Vividness and Symbolism for Decoding Visual Rhetoric" Grant Abstract:  This project develops systems for analyzing and inferring the non-literal messages conveyed in the media through persuasive images and text. Computational representations of two persuasive strategies are devised to model the mapping between observable information and underlying messages. First, this project models "vividness": through analyses of how human...

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Congratulations to Prof. Adam Lee & Prof. Jack Lange on their NSF grant “Scalable Dynamic Access Control for Untrusted Cloud Environments”

Grant Abstract:  When users store their data in the cloud, they take many privacy risks: Will the cloud storage provider allow others to see that data? If the user sets sharing rules for the data, will the cloud storage system follow those rules? Recent news stories of user data exfiltration from cloud storage systems show that users have reason for...

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Pitt to Host Free CyberCamp for Pittsburgh Area Teens July 24-28

Local high school students will have the opportunity to receive a hands-on education about cybersecurity from July 24 through 28 at the Air Force Association’s CyberCamp to be held on the University of Pittsburgh campus in Oakland. Pitt’s Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security is one of 66 sites selected across the country to host a CyberCamp this year,...

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