School of Computing and Information faculty members Balaji Palanisamy, Konstantinos “Kostas” Pelechrinis, James Joshi, Michael Spring, David Tipper, Prashant Krishnamurthy, David Thaw, and Robert Perkoski were recently award a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their research titled, “Security-Assured Data Science Workforce Development in Pennsylvania.” They received more than $450,000 to develop this program over a three-year period.

This project aims to create a new model and curricula for foundational education in security-assured data science that will create a workforce properly trained to make innovative solutions that lead to smarter health care, improved social good, better transportation, advancements in social, behavioral, and economic sciences and smarter analytics for security. This project will expand upon Pitt’s existing partnerships with local school districts to increase digital literacy and cybersecurity awareness at the secondary level and initiate activities that would enable high school students to pursue cybersecurity and data science education at the postsecondary level.

Please join us in congratulating these faculty members on their award!