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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Spring 2019 Dean’s List Announced

August 8, 2019

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Paper by late SCI faculty member, Jan Wiebe, honored with Test of Time award by Association for Computational Linguistics

July 11, 2019
SCI Professor Dr. Janyce Wiebe, who passed away in December 2018, and ISP alumni Theresa Wilson (PhD ’08) and Paul Hoffmann (G ’06) have been awarded the Test-of-Time award by the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) for their paper titled, “Recognizing Contextual Polarity: An Exploration of Features for Phrase-Level Sentiment Analysis.”

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PhD Student wins Best Paper award at 2019 ACM Learning at Scales conference

July 5, 2019
Hung Chau, PhD student in Information Science, along with Zachary Pardos and Haocheng Zhao of University of California – Berkeley, recently won the Best Paper award for their paper titled “Data-Assistive Course-to-Course Articulation Using Machine Translation.”

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iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) receives nearly $350,000 grant from IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program

July 3, 2019
Dr. Kayla Booth, research assistant professor and director of the iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3), recently received a nearly $350,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for her team's project titled “Diversity by Design: Scaling and Fostering Diverse and Inclusive Intergenerational Communities of Practice.”

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Professor Peter Brusilovsky elected ACM SIGWEB Chair

July 2, 2019
Dr. Peter Brusilovsky, professor in the Department of Informatics and Networked Systems at SCI, was recently elected chair of ACM SIGWEB.

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SCI represented in all Pitt Cyber Summer 2019 Accelerator Grants

July 1, 2019
The Pitt Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security announced its Summer 2019 Accelerator Grants. All four winning projects feature SCI-affiliated faculty and students.

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SCI video, produced by Awesome Films, wins a Telly Award

June 11, 2019
The School of Computing and Information's "Modeling and Managing Complicated Systems Institute launch video" recently won a Telly Award in the non-broadcast general-educational institution category.

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Pitt Leading Creation of Global, Cloud-Based Data System for Infectious Diseases

May 22, 2019
The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health announced that it will lead a culture shift in data-sharing rippling through scientific fields and harness it to improve global knowledge of infectious diseases through a five-year, $6.7 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant.

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Pitt faculty want to find community partners for student sustainability projects

May 15, 2019
Nearly three quarters of Pitt faculty who responded to a recent survey would like help finding community partners for student projects in sustainability.

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2019 Modeling the World’s Systems Conference agenda announced

May 1, 2019
The agenda for the 2019 Modeling the World’s Systems (MWS) conference has been announced. This year’s conference, taking place in Washington D.C., will feature keynote speakers, panel presentations, poster sessions, and demos.

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Three Faculty Members Win Innovation in Education Award Grants

April 22, 2019
Three SCI Faculty Members recently won Innovation in Education grants for their proposals.  

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Professor Panos Chrysanthis wins Outstanding Achievement and Education Award

April 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.

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SCI students place in Randall Family Big Idea Competition

April 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.

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Professor David Tipper wins Best Paper Award at the Design of Reliable Communication Networks Conference

April 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.

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Associate Professor Konstantinos Pelechrinis Writes Article for The Conversation

April 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.”

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PhD Student Wins Best Short Paper Award at ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval

March 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).

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Lecturer Named Affiliate Scholar with Pitt Cyber

March 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.

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Work of SCI Alumna Maria Harrington Featured in New York Times

March 13, 2019
The augmented reality work of Maria Harrington ( PhD '08) has recently been featured in the New York Times.

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Professor Peter Brusilovsky Wins AMiner Most Influential Scholar Award

March 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.

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Professional Institute at SCI on WESA, Pittsburgh’s NPR Station

March 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.

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Professional Institute at SCI Launches to Address Cybersecurity Skills Gaps

March 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.  

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Digital Application called MARS Helps Teach Students About Computer Architecture

February 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.

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Professor Vladimir I. Zadorozhny Presents Research on Artificial Intelligence in Norway

February 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.

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Student Completes THINK Fellowship Project with Pitt Honors

February 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.  

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