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Active Research

Visionary research that transforms lives

The School of Computing and Information is part of a major research university with faculty members known for their scholarly contributions. Working in an interdisciplinary environment that fosters intellectual curiosity, scientists and scholars conduct cutting-edge research that leads to innovations and new ways of thinking that make a meaningful impact on society.

Some of the current research being conducted includes:
  • Archives and Archival Studies
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Architecture and Networking
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Data Science
  • Data Stewardships
  • Energy-Efficient Computing
  • Human Computer Interaction and Visualization
  • Internet of Things
  • Library Studies
  • Next Gen Health Systems
  • New Pedagogies
  • Personalized Healthcare
  • Personalized Learning and Education
  • Security and Privacy
  • Social Computing and Information Culture
  • Specialized Training and Education
  • Smart Cities
  • Sustainable Urban Growth

Current Grants

Project Title Funding Agency/Donor Expected Project Timeframe Faculty Involved
A Brick in the Wall: Achieving Yield, Performance and Density Effective DRAM Beyond 22nm Technology National Science Foundation 2014-2017 Jun Yang, PI; Bruce R. Childers, Youtao Zhang, Co-PIs
A Curriculum for Security Assured Health Informatics National Science Foundation James Joshi, PI; Prashant Krishnamurthy, PI; Balaji Palanisamy, Co-PI; Konstantinos Pelechrinis, Co-PI
A Scholarship Program for Security Assured Information Systems Track National Science Foundation James Joshi, PI; Prashant Krishnamurthy, Co-PI; Michael Spring, Co-PI; David Tipper, Co-PI
Advanced controls for small modular nuclear reactors Dept of Energy 2014-2017 Daniel Cole, PI (Mechanical Engineering); Daniel Mosse, co-PI
Appraisal of Subgrid Scale Closures in Reacting Turbulence via DNS Big Data National Science Foundation 2016-2019 Peyman Givi, PI (Mechanical Engineering); William Layton, Co-PI (Math); Panos Chrysanthis, Co-PI; Alexandros Labrinidis, Co-PI
Approximate-Computing Enabled Robust 3D NAND Flash Memories National Science Foundation 2017-2020 Jun Yang, PI; Youtao Zhang, co-PI
Architectural Support for Reliable ReRAM Crossbar Memory National Science Foundation 2016-2019 Jun Yang, PI; Youtao Zhang, co-PI
Assessing the “Neighborhood Effect” with Social Media Traces University of Pittsburgh Yu-Ru Lin, PI
CAREER: UCPriv: User-Centric Privacy Management National Science Foundation 2013-2018 Adam J. Lee, PI
CHS: EXP: Open Corpus Personalized Learning National Science Foundation Peter Brusilovsky, Co-PI; Daqing He, Co-PI
CICI: Regional: SAC-PA: Towards Security Assured Cyberinfrastructure in Pennsylvania National Science Foundation James Joshi, PI; Prashant Krishnamurthy, PI; Balaji Palanisamy, Co-PI; Michael Spring, Co-PI; David Tipper, Co-PI
Cloud to Smartphone Administration for Community Living Daqing He, Co-PI
Collective Sense-Making Following a Terrorist Threat National Science Foundation Yu-Ru Lin, PI
CPS: Synergy: Collaborative Research: Formal Models of Human Control & Interaction with Cyber-Physical Systems National Science Foundation Lewis, Michael
Data Management and Visualization in Petascale Turbulent Combustion Simulation National Science Foundation 2012-2017 Peyman Givi, PI (Mechanical Engineering); Panos Chrysanthis, Co-PI; Alexandros Labrinidis, Co-PI
Doctoral Fellowships Supporting Coherence at Scale A. W. Mellon Foundation Stephen Griffin, PI; Ronald Larsen, PI
EAGER: Computational Models of Essay Rewritings National Science Foundation 2015-2017 Rebecca Hwa, PI; Diane Litman, Co-PI
EARS: Automated Enforcement in Spectrum Sharing National Science Foundation Martin Weiss, Co-PI
Enabling Scalable Synchronizations for General Purpose GPUs Dept of Energy 2017-2020 Jun Yang, PI; Rami Melhem, Co-PI
Enhancing Learning in a Large Enrollment Introduction Course by Using Visual and Social Strategies University of Pittsburgh Peter Brusilovsky, PI; Pratibha Menon, PI
Exploring Data Worlds at the Public Library Institute of Museum and Library Services Leanne Bowler, PI; Amelia Acker, Co-PI (University of Texas at Austin)
Influence of Cultural Factors on Trust in Automation Air Force Office of Scientific Research Michael Lewis, PI
iSchool Inclusion Initiative Years 7-9 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Ronald Larsen, PI; Rosta Farzan Co-PI
Lazy Shadowing – An Adaptive, Power-Aware Resiliency Framework for Exascale Computing Dept of Energy 2016-2018 Rami Melhem, PI; Taieb Znati, Co-PI
Leadership Development for Pennsylvania School Librarians IV Institute of Museum and Library Services Mary Kay Biagini – Principal Investigator
Mindful Makers in Libraries: A Study to Investigate Question Prompts as a Method for Scaffolding Critical Technical Practice in Library-based Maker Spaces for Youth Association for Library and Information Science Education Leanne Bowler, PI
Models and Metrics for Composite Socio-Spatial Networks U.S. Army Konstantinos Pelechrinis, PI
NSF I-Corps Pitt Ventures National Science Foundation Peter Brusilovsky, PI
NSF Student Travel Grant for 2017 IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE) National Science Foundation 2017-2018 Alexandros Labrinidis, PI
OCCAM: Open Curation for Computer Architecture Modeling National Science Foundation 2013-2017 Bruce Childers, PI; Daniel Mosse’, Co-PI; Alex Jones, Co-PI
Palliative Care Intervention for Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Cancer Patients National Institutes of Health Michael Spring, Co-PI
Personalized Accessibility Location Services (PALS) for Wheelchair Users Paralyzed Veterans of America Hassan Karimi, PI
Real-Time Detection of Deviations in Clinical Care in ICU Data Streams National Institutes of Health 2009-2018 Milos Hauskrecht, PI; Gilles Clermont, Co-PI; Gregory F. Cooper, Co-PI
Response-to-Text Tasks to Assess Students’ Use of Evidence and Organization in Writing: Using Natural Language Processing for Scoring Writing and Providing Feedback At-Scale Institute of Education Sciences 2016-2019 Diane Litman, PI; R. Correnti, Co-PI; L. Matsumura (Co-PI)
RI: Small: Collaborative Research: Entrainment and Task Success in Team Conversations National Science Foundation 2014-2018 Diane Litman, PI
RIDIR: DAPPR: Diffusion Analytics for Public Policy Research National Science Foundation Yu-Ru Lin, PI
Scalable Analytics Engine for Big Graphs on the Cloud Qatar Foundation 2016-2018 Mohammed Hammoud, PI; Rami Melhem, Co-PI
SHF: Small: A Brick in the Wall: Achieving Yield, Performance and Density Effective DRAM Beyond 22nm Technology National Science Foundation 2014-2018 Jun Yang, PI; Bruce Childers, Co-PI; Youtao Zhang, Co-PI
SI2-SSE: EASE: Improving Research Accountability through Artifact Evaluation National Science Foundation 2015-2018 Bruce Childers, PI; Daniel Mosse, Co-PI
SOAR Website: Comparison of E-Health vs. In-person MFG (Multi-Family Group) Psycho-Education U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Michael Spring, Co-PI
Student Travel Grant for the 11th International Workshop on Real-Time Business Intelligence & Analytics (BIRTE 2017) National Science Foundation 2017-2018 Panos K. Chrysanthis, PI
Studying the Impact of Self-Disclosure on Newcomers in Virtual Production Communities University of Pittsburgh Rosta Farzan, Co-PI
Subthalamic and Corticosubthalamic Coding of Speech Production National Institutes of Health 2016-2019 M. Richardson, PI (Neurosurgery); Diane Litman, Co-I
Sustainability-aware Datacenter Management for Sustainable Cloud Computing University of Pittsburgh Balaji Palanisamy, PI
Sustaining MedArt: the Impact of Socio-Technical Factors on Digital Preservation Strategies National Endowment for the Humanities Alison Langmead, PI
Systems Level Causal Discovery in Heterogeneous TOPMed Data National Institutes of Health 2017-2020 Takis Benos, PI; Frank Sciurba, PI; Panos K. Chrysanthis, Co-I
Techno-Economic Models of Secondary Spectrum Use National Science Foundation Martin Weiss, PI; Prashant Krishnamurthy, Co-PI; David Tipper, Co-PI
The Data Scientist as the 21st Century Librarian? Institute of Museum and Library Services Liz Lyon, Co-P; Matt Burton, Co-PI
The Impact of Emerging Platforms for Artifact Review and Active Curation on the ACM Digital Library Alfred P. Sloan Foundation 2016-2017 Bruce Childers, PI
Threat Perception Following Mass Violence Events National Science Foundation Yu-Ru Lin, PI
Trustworthy Human Interaction with Robotic Swarms Air Force Office of Scientific Research Michael Lewis, PI
Virtualized Wireless Networks and their Impact on Capacity Markets National Science Foundation Martin Weiss, PI