The Pitt Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security announced its Summer 2019 Accelerator Grants. Theses grants to Pitt faculty provide initial funding for novel and innovative projects that advance Pitt Cyber’s mission:  to bring the breadth of one of the world’s leading public research universities to bear on the critical questions of networks, data, and algorithms, with a focus on the ever-changing gaps among law, policy, and technology. Among the winning faculty were Vladimir Zadorozny (professor), Panos Chrysanthis (professor), David Tipper (professor), Rosta Farzan (associate professor), and Dmitriy Babichenko (professor of practice).

This term’s recipients are:

“Social Weather Service: A Cyber-enabled Forecasting of Social Unrest and Conflicts” by Vladimir Zadorozny, SCI professor, Panos Chrysanthis, SCI professor, Michael Colaresi, professor in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, and Patrick Manning, professor at the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences.

“Annotating Cases for Learning to Summarize” by Kevin Ashley, professor at Pitt Law, and Jaromir Savelka, PhD student in the Intelligent Systems Program (SCI).

“Towards Resilient Smart Critical Infrastructure” by David Tipper, professor at SCI, and Alexis Kwasinski, associate professor at the Swanson School of Engineering.

“Fighting Cyberbullying: A Transformative and Educational Game for Promoting Empathic Understanding” by Rosta Farzan, associate professor at SCI, Dmitriy Babichenko, professor of practice at SCI, and Zak Risha (SCI)

Read more on the Pitt Cyber Web site.