Meet SCI’s New Faculty: Xulong Tang

January 24, 2020
Name: Xulong Tang Title: Assistant Professor Department: Computer Science

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SCI Professor Martin Weiss Featured in Post-Gazette Story About 5G

January 21, 2020
Martin Weiss, SCI Professor, was recently featured in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story titled, "AT&T brought 5G to Pittsburgh, but you might not have noticed ... yet." The article discusses AT&T's roll out of its fifth-generation network in Pittsburgh, which happened in December.

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Meet SCI’s New Faculty: Marcia Rapchak

January 17, 2020
Name: Marcia Rapchak Title: Teaching Assistant Professor Department: Information Culture and Data Stewardship

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Meet SCI’s New Faculty: Vinicius Petrucci

January 10, 2020
Name: Vinicius Petrucci Title: Lecturer Department: Computer Science

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SCI Alumnus Named Governor of Communications and Information Technology Commission in Saudi Arabia

January 8, 2020

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Meet SCI’s New Faculty: Stephen Lee

December 13, 2019
Name: Stephen Lee Title: Assistant Professor Department: Computer Science

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Meet SCI’s New Faculty: Seong Jae Hwang

December 7, 2019
Name: Seong Jae Hwang Title: Assistant Professor Department: Computer Science

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SCI Alumna Yi-Ling Lin Promoted to Associate Professor

December 2, 2019
Yi-Ling "Jennifer" Lin (PhD IS '13) was recently promoted to associate professor in the Department of Management Information Systems at National Chengchi University (NCCU).

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SCI Alumnus Alex Toner Recognized as a 2019 Western PA Rising Star by Get Involved!, Inc.

December 2, 2019
MLIS alumnus Alex J. Toner ('11) was named by Get Involved!, Inc. as one of their 2019 Western PA Rising Stars on September 12.

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Meet SCI’s New Faculty: Jacob Biehl

November 22, 2019
Name: Jacob Biehl Title: Associate Professor Department: Department of Information Culture and Data Stewardship; Computer Science

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Associate Chair for ICDS and Lecturer Featured on Pittwire

November 21, 2019
Elizabeth Mahoney, Associate Chair for ICDS and SCI lecturer has recently been featured on Pittwire in an article titled, "'Neighborhood' Archives Bring Community Together."

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Meet SCI’s New Faculty: Amy Babay

November 15, 2019
Name: Amy Babay Title: Assistant Professor Department: Computer Science

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SCI Alumnus Named to Pittsburgh’s 40 Under 40 List

November 14, 2019
SCI Alumnus Girish Chavan, Director of Product Management at UPMC enterprises has recently been included in Pittsburgh's 40 under 40 list. Girish has been honored for his work with Immigration Voice, a non-profit organization working to alleviate the problems faced by legal high-skilled future Americans in the United States.

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SCI Associate Professor Awarded Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust in the UK

November 13, 2019
Associate Professor Rosta Farzan has been awarded a fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust for her project titled, "Developing Research and Training Agenda in Promoting Data-Driven Civic Engagement among Youth in Marginalized Communities."

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Meet SCI’s New Faculty: Kate Anderson

November 8, 2019
Name: Kate Anderson Title: Visiting Assistant Professor Department: Department of Informatics and Networked Systems (DINS)

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Article written by SCI Associate Professor Featured on The Conversation

November 1, 2019
An article written by Associate Professor Konstantinos Pelechrinis has recently been featured on The Conversation. The article is titled, "What really causes home field advantage - and why it's on the decline."

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SCI Alumni Named Governor of the CITC

October 29, 2019
Former SCI PhD Student Mohammed Altamimi has recently been named head of the telecommunications regulator in Saudi Arabia. Mohammed graduated from SCI in 2014 with a Doctor of Philosophy in Telecommunications and Networking.

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SCI PhD Student Wins Second Place in the Student Research Competition at Grace Hopper

October 21, 2019
SCI PhD Student Maryam Karimi recently won second place in the student research competition at the 2019 Grace Hopper Celebration. The celebration is produced by AnitaB.org and presented in Partnership with ACM. At the celebration, which was help in Orlando, FL, there were 157 student poster presenters. All of the winers move on the the grand finals.

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Computing Researchers, with Representation from SCI, Fly-in to D.C. to Make the Case for Computing

October 21, 2019
On September 11, 21 computing researchers from across the country visited Washington, D.C. to make the case for federally funded computing research. The volunteers, traveling from as near as Virginia and Maryland, and as far away as Wyoming and Montana, participated in over 50 House and Senate meetings. Their message to Congress was very simple: Federally supported computing research is vital to the nation’s future.

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Project by SCI Professor Featured on PittsciVelo

October 14, 2019
SCI Professor Daqing He recently worked on a project through PHDA with UPMC. An article about this project has been published on PittsciVelo, titled, "Pittsburgh Partnership in Translational and Clinical Research Clarifies Ambiguity in Clinical Text."

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Associate Chair of the Department of Information Culture and Data Stewardship Featured in WESA Article

October 5, 2019
WESA, Pittsburgh's NPR News Station, recently published an article titled, "Why Young Learners Don’t Always Go To Libraries For Books, And Why That’s OK With Librarians." The story features an interview from Elizabeth Mahoney, SCI's associate chair of the department of information culture and data stewardship.

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New Faculty Members Join SCI

September 26, 2019
New faculty members with backgrounds vital to building the school’s expertise have recently joined the School of Computing and Information.

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Bruce R. Childers Named Special Assistant to the Provost for Data Science

September 26, 2019
Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Ann E. Cudd recently announced that Bruce R. Childers, senior associate dean in the School of Computing and Information, will take on a new role in the Office of the Provost as special assistant to the provost for data science.

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Pitt Receives $10 Million Federal Grant to Boost Racial and Ethnic Diversity in STEM Higher Education

September 23, 2019
A University of Pittsburgh research team and the STEM Learning Ecosystem Community of Practice (SLECoP) have been chosen to create a network of precollege programs with accreditation standards to boost college enrollment for underrepresented students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math.

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SCI Welcomes its Second Class of Army War College (AWC) Fellows

September 19, 2019
The School of Computing and Information is excited to welcome its second class of the United States Army War College (AWC) Fellows. Lieutenant Colonel Frank Estes and Lieutenant Colonel Javier Madrigal will be spending one year at Pitt, where they will gain unique experience through both formal and informal educational opportunities.

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