Rosta Farzan Honored for Outstanding Work

School of Computing and Information faculty member and Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Rosta Farzan has been awarded the Chancellor's Distinguished Public Service award. 

The Distinguished Public Service award is annually given by the Chancellor to honor outstanding public service contributions by University of Pittsburgh faculty members.

Farzan has been awarded on account of her outstanding work towards engaging marginalized communities in computing and information, including the creation and execution of a data advocacy summer program workshop.

"I am honored to receive this award which would have not been possible without my wonderful collaborators and most importantly, my community partners," said Farzan. "I am looking forward to continuing these collaborations and partnerships towards empowering our local communities with the power of inclusive information technologies."

Recognized by Chancellor Patrick Gallagher as one of 15 recipients of the 2022 Chancellor's Distinguished Awards, Farzan is joined by several other Pitt faculty members in being celebrated for their work. The 15 recipients spread across three categories of awards and numerous departments, and will be recognized on April 1 at the Faculty Honors Convocation.