From July 2022 to July 2023, the School of Computing and Information celebrated the fifth anniversary of its founding. Throughout the year, SCI hosted mini-bashes and Dean’s Spotlight talks, with the celebration culminating in a Big Bash Weekend featuring multiple events. A Family Night took place at PNC Park for SCI faculty and staff in Spring 2023.
Check out our recap video of our Fifth Anniversary and other videos from a few of the year’s events below . A fifth anniversary album is also available here.
Fifth Anniversary Recap Video
A Fifth Anniversary Kickoff Message from Dean Bruce Childers
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022: Dean’s Spotlight Series
Department of Information Culture and Data Stewardship - Kelly Richards (SCI '93G), President of The Free Library of Philadelphia
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023: Dean’s Spotlight Series
Department of Computer Science - Jacob Biehl (Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Science & Dept. of Information Culture and Data Stewardship) and Edward Andrews, MD (Chief Resident, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine)
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023: Dean’s Spotlight Series
Department of Informatics and Networked Systems - Nathalie Baracaldo (SCI '16), Manager AI Security and Privacy Solutions and Research Staff Member, IBM Master Inventor, IBM Almaden Research Center
Tuesday, March 28, 2023: Dean’s Spotlight Series
Intelligent Systems Program - Vincent Aleven (SCI ’92G, ’97G), Professor, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Thursday, March 30, 2023: SheLeads Women's Forum Keynote
Dr. Catherine Cotell, Technical Director for NSA’s Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS), R3, shared her career journey, with a reception following her talk.
Thursday, March 30, 2023: SheLeads Women’s Forum Panel
Provost Ann E. Cudd moderated a panel of distinguished alumni, faculty, and other friends of SCI who shared their lived experiences as women leaders in technology at different points in their careers. Anita Kaul, a sophomore student and President of Women in Computer Science (WiCS) at Pitt, introduced Provost Cudd at the start of the panel.
- Illana Diamond, Managing Partner at 412 Venture Fund LP
- Birizibe Gnassingbe, Senior, School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh & President, Minority Association in Computing (MAC) at Pitt
- Angela Kennedy, President and CEO, Carnegie Speech
- Diane Litman, SCI Professor of Computer Science & Senior Scientist, Learning Research and Development Center
- Audrey Russo, President and CEO, Pittsburgh Technology Council