PhD Student Wins Best Short Paper Award at ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and RetrievalMarch 20, 2019
LIS Doctoral student Sunny Xiao recently won best short paper award at the ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR).
Lecturer Named Affiliate Scholar with Pitt CyberMarch 14, 2019
Matt Burton, Lecturer of Information Culture and Data Stewardship has recently been selected as one of Pitt Cyber's Affiliate Scholars. Pitt Cyber affiliate scholars are drawn from faculty across the University and are selected for their excellence in cyber-themed research and teaching. Affiliate scholars are a source for transdisciplinary collaboration and innovation across Pitt and beyond.
Work of SCI Alumna Maria Harrington Featured in New York TimesMarch 13, 2019
The augmented reality work of Maria Harrington ( PhD '08) has recently been featured in the New York Times.
Professor Peter Brusilovsky Wins AMiner Most Influential Scholar AwardMarch 12, 2019
Professor Peter Brusilovsky has recently Received AMiner's Most Influential Scholar Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of Recommender System.
Professional Institute at SCI on WESA, Pittsburgh’s NPR StationMarch 12, 2019
Starting this fall, people will be able to take courses in cybersecurity at the University of Pittsburgh without attending the school full-time. The School of Computing and Information recently launched a Professional Institute designed to address critical skills gaps and help early and mid-career professionals advance in their careers.
Professional Institute at SCI Launches to Address Cybersecurity Skills GapsMarch 6, 2019
The School of Computing and Information recently launched a Professional Institute designed to address critical skills gaps and help early and mid-career professionals advance in their careers. The first two programs the Professional Institute offers, a graduate certificate program in cybersecurity, policy and law and a non-degreed cybersecurity professional education program, focus on helping professionals gain skills to take on cybersecurity jobs and protect the nation’s technology infrastructure.
Digital Application called MARS Helps Teach Students About Computer ArchitectureFebruary 20, 2019
Students at Pitt in CS 0447, a core computer science class focusing on the physical and digital structure of computers, are undertaking the complicated task of learning how to read and write assembly languages — and one certain tool is making it much easier for students and teachers alike.
Professor Vladimir I. Zadorozhny Presents Research on Artificial Intelligence in NorwayFebruary 13, 2019
Professor Vladimir I. Zadorozhny recently traveled to Norway for the Grand Opening of the House of CAIR (Center for AI Research) where he presented research on data-intensive AI and its application to medical and social data.
Student Completes THINK Fellowship Project with Pitt HonorsFebruary 6, 2019
James Hahn, a Computer Science major at SCI, recently completed a THINK Fellowship project with Pitt’s Honors College. His thesis, "Hiding in Plain Sight: Chicken Scratch and Applications to Steganography," looks into hiding secret information in normal data. Steganography is an emerging field in computer science, which has only recently made significant strides.
Associate Professor Named Affiliate Scholar with Pitt CyberFebruary 4, 2019
Associate professor Rosta Farzan has been selected as one of Pitt Cyber’s Affiliate Practice Scholars. Pitt Cyber affiliate scholars are drawn from faculty across the University and are selected for their excellence in cyber-themed research and teaching.
Assistant Professor Adriana Kovashka Receives Fund from Amazon Research AwardsJanuary 28, 2019
Assistant Professor Adriana Kovashka's proposal titled, "Functional objects: How objects foreshadow film plots and explain advertisements" was recently selected to be funded by Amazon Research Awards.
Professor David Tipper’s Resilient Network Project Featured in Two NewspapersJanuary 16, 2019
Professor David Tipper's Resilient Network Project that he is working on in Coimbra, Portugal has recently been featured in two newspaper articles.
MLIS Alumna named Library Journal’s Librarian of the the YearJanuary 7, 2019
Skye Patrick (MLIS ’01) was recently named Library Journal's 2018 Librarian of the Year. Skye has been the director of the LA County library since February of 2016. The LA County Library is one of the largest library systems in the United States serving over 3.4 million people.
MLIS alumna named recipient of the 2018 “I Love My Librarian” awardJanuary 2, 2019
Paula Kelly (MLIS ’09) was selected as one of 10 awardees of the 2018 “I Love My Librarian” award, which is a collaborative award program of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the New York Public Library, The New York Times, and the American Library Association.
Professor Janyce Wiebe, 1959 – 2018December 18, 2018
We are sad to announce that Professor Janyce Wiebe, 59, passed away on December 10, 2018. Janyce was a professor of Computer Science and the former director of the Intelligent Systems Program at Pitt, as well as a fellow of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL).
MLIS Alumna created Emmy-winning DocumentaryNovember 19, 2018
Dominique Luster (MLIS '15), curator of the Teenie Harris collection at the Carengie Museum of Art, worked on a team to create the documentary called, "Pittsburgh 360: Service & Sacrifice" that has recently won an Emmy. The documentary is based on an exhibition from earlier this year that showcased some of the Collection's photos of African American soldiers during World War II. It tells the stories of black soldiers who fought for a nation that did not always fight for them.
Assistant Professor Marcela Gomez takes part in IMPACT ProgramNovember 12, 2018
Visiting Research Assistant Professor Marcela Gomez has recently accepted nomination to participate in the IMPACT (Institutional Mentoring Program Across a CommuniTy of Color) program. The program pairs diverse faculty members in the early years of their appointment with more experienced faculty members across the University with the goal to develop meaningful relationships between mentor and mentee. To build upon the aspect of diversity, mentors and mentees are often from different areas of study. This allows for the building of inter-disciplinary relationships to form.
Computer Science Student Andrew Lobos Wins Kid’s Choice Award at Hackathon to Solve Pediatric ProblemsNovember 12, 2018
Three undergraduate students from the University of Pittsburgh tackled the challenge of helping young patients remember to take medicines on time and at the right dose at the first-ever Hack This. Help Kids pediatric health care hackathon.
The School of Computing and Information’s redesigned Master of Library and Information Science degree program to launch in Fall 2019November 7, 2018
The Department of Information Culture and Data Stewardship’s redesigned Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree program will launch in Fall 2019 term. The redesigned program offers a new foundational core that features three new courses, numerous electives that allow students to tailor the degree to their career interests, and a newly created Design Methods Sequence that highlights immersive experiential learning.
Founding Dean Paul R. Cohen of the School of Computing and Information Receives Nearly $1 Million Grant from DARPANovember 7, 2018
Dr. Paul R. Cohen, Founding Dean and Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Computing and Information, along with Dr. Mark Roberts in the Graduate School of Public Health and Dr. Greg Cooper in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, have received nearly $1 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for their project titled, “Curating Probabilistic Relational Agent-based Models.”