Meet SCI’s New Faculty: Joseph YurkoFebruary 14, 2020
Name: Joseph Yurko Title: Teaching Assistant Professor
Meet SCI’s New Faculty: Lingfei WuFebruary 7, 2020
Name: Lingfei Wu Title: Assistant Professor Department: Informations and Networked Systems; Information Culture and Data Stewardship
SCI Hosts 6th Annual SheInnovates HackathonFebruary 4, 2020
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently wrote an article about SCI's 6th annual SheInnovates hackathon titled, "Marshmallows and mobile apps: Pitt's 36-hour hackathon encourages women in tech." The article discusses the event and describes specific design exercises that were part of the hackathon. The mission of SheInnovates is to help close the gender gap in the tech industry by encouraging women to engage their tech passions and form a greater sense of community.
Meet SCI’s New Faculty: Erin WalkerJanuary 31, 2020
Name: Erin Walker Title: Associate Professor Department: Computer Science
Meet SCI’s New Faculty: Xulong TangJanuary 24, 2020
Name: Xulong Tang Title: Assistant Professor Department: Computer Science
SCI Professor Martin Weiss Featured in Post-Gazette Story About 5GJanuary 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.
Meet SCI’s New Faculty: Marcia RapchakJanuary 17, 2020
Name: Marcia Rapchak Title: Teaching Assistant Professor Department: Information Culture and Data Stewardship
Meet SCI’s New Faculty: Vinicius PetrucciJanuary 10, 2020
Name: Vinicius Petrucci Title: Lecturer Department: Computer Science
SCI Alumnus Named Governor of Communications and Information Technology Commission in Saudi ArabiaJanuary 8, 2020
Meet SCI’s New Faculty: Stephen LeeDecember 13, 2019
Name: Stephen Lee Title: Assistant Professor Department: Computer Science
Meet SCI’s New Faculty: Seong Jae HwangDecember 7, 2019
Name: Seong Jae Hwang Title: Assistant Professor Department: Computer Science
SCI Alumna Yi-Ling Lin Promoted to Associate ProfessorDecember 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).
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.
Meet SCI’s New Faculty: Jacob BiehlNovember 22, 2019
Name: Jacob Biehl Title: Associate Professor Department: Department of Information Culture and Data Stewardship; Computer Science
Associate Chair for ICDS and Lecturer Featured on PittwireNovember 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."
Meet SCI’s New Faculty: Amy BabayNovember 15, 2019
Name: Amy Babay Title: Assistant Professor Department: Computer Science
SCI Alumnus Named to Pittsburgh’s 40 Under 40 ListNovember 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.
SCI Associate Professor Awarded Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust in the UKNovember 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."
Meet SCI’s New Faculty: Kate AndersonNovember 8, 2019
Name: Kate Anderson Title: Visiting Assistant Professor Department: Department of Informatics and Networked Systems (DINS)
Article written by SCI Associate Professor Featured on The ConversationNovember 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."
SCI Alumni Named Governor of the CITCOctober 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.
SCI PhD Student Wins Second Place in the Student Research Competition at Grace HopperOctober 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.
Computing Researchers, with Representation from SCI, Fly-in to D.C. to Make the Case for ComputingOctober 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.
Project by SCI Professor Featured on PittsciVeloOctober 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."
Associate Chair of the Department of Information Culture and Data Stewardship Featured in WESA ArticleOctober 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.