Pitt Leading Creation of Global, Cloud-Based Data System for Infectious DiseasesMay 22, 2019
Pitt faculty want to find community partners for student sustainability projectsMay 15, 2019
Three Faculty Members Win Innovation in Education Award GrantsApril 22, 2019
Three SCI Faculty Members recently won Innovation in Education grants for their proposals.
Professor Panos Chrysanthis wins Outstanding Achievement and Education AwardApril 10, 2019
Panos Chrysanthis, Professor of Computer Science, recently received an award from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst College of Information and Computer Sciences at their Outstanding Achievement and Advocacy Awards Banquet. In addition to being a professor, Chrysanthis is also a founder and director of the Advanced Data Management Technologies Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh.
SCI students place in Randall Family Big Idea CompetitionApril 8, 2019
In March, three SCI students placed in the Randall Family Big Idea Competition. Held each Spring, this competition is an experience-based learning opportunity for Pitt students with big ideas who enjoy working in diverse teams to bring those ideas to life.
Professor David Tipper wins Best Paper Award at the Design of Reliable Communication Networks ConferenceApril 2, 2019
Professor David Tipper recently won Best Paper Award for his paper titled, Reconsidering Network Availability and Time, at the 15th International Conference on the Design of Reliable Communication Networks in Coimbra, Portugal.
Associate Professor Konstantinos Pelechrinis Writes Article for The ConversationApril 1, 2019
Associate Professor Konstantinos Pelechrinis recently wrote an article titled, "Data reveals the value of an assist in basketball" for The Conversation. The Conversation is an independent, nonprofit publisher of commentary and analysis, authored by academics and edited by journalists for the general public. Their mission is “to promote truthful information and strengthen journalism by unlocking the rich diversity of academic research for audiences across America.”
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.