Meet SCI’s New Faculty: Amy Babay

November 15, 2019
Name: Amy Babay Title: Assistant Professor Department: Computer Science

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SCI Alumnus Named to Pittsburgh’s 40 Under 40 List

November 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.

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SCI Associate Professor Awarded Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust in the UK

November 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."

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Meet SCI’s New Faculty: Kate Anderson

November 8, 2019
Name: Kate Anderson Title: Visiting Assistant Professor Department: Department of Informatics and Networked Systems (DINS)

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Article written by SCI Associate Professor Featured on The Conversation

November 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."

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SCI Alumni Named Governor of the CITC

October 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.

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SCI PhD Student Wins Second Place in the Student Research Competition at Grace Hopper

October 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.

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Computing Researchers, with Representation from SCI, Fly-in to D.C. to Make the Case for Computing

October 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.

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Project by SCI Professor Featured on PittsciVelo

October 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."

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Associate Chair of the Department of Information Culture and Data Stewardship Featured in WESA Article

October 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.

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New Faculty Members Join SCI

September 26, 2019
New faculty members with backgrounds vital to building the school’s expertise have recently joined the School of Computing and Information.

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Bruce R. Childers Named Special Assistant to the Provost for Data Science

September 26, 2019
Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Ann E. Cudd recently announced that Bruce R. Childers, senior associate dean in the School of Computing and Information, will take on a new role in the Office of the Provost as special assistant to the provost for data science.

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Pitt Receives $10 Million Federal Grant to Boost Racial and Ethnic Diversity in STEM Higher Education

September 23, 2019
A University of Pittsburgh research team and the STEM Learning Ecosystem Community of Practice (SLECoP) have been chosen to create a network of precollege programs with accreditation standards to boost college enrollment for underrepresented students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math.

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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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