Founded in 1966

The University of Pittsburgh hosts one of the oldest CS Departments in the world with research and teaching excellence since 1966. The CS Department covers many areas of research/teaching: AI, algorithms, databases, software engineering, systems and networks, data visualization/imaging, security/privacy, embedded systems, and natural language processing. Substantial research funding is provided by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and other federal agencies.

The CS Department is ranked 25th out of 473 ranked programs (19th with respect to gender diversity) in the most recent PhDs.org evaluation, and 34th out of 128 in the most recent (2011) National Research Council (NRC) evaluation, jumping up 9 positions since the 1995 NRC rankings.

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Declaring CS as your major Admission to Graduate Study

Spotlight: COMPUTER SCIENCE DAY

HUGE SUCCESS

The Department of Computer Science hosted the 15th Annual Computer Science Day on March 27th, 2015. Students competed in competitions leading up to CS Day, inlcuding a Business Idea Competition, a Graduate Research Competition, a Research Poster Competition, and a Digital Media Competition! For a complete list of events, details, and winners please visit our CS Day Webpage.

News

Check out Pitt Computer Science student Elliot Spencer Bingol's work on bringing Homestead and West Homestead into the 21st century with digital government! Find the news article here.[April 2015]

Congratulations to Professor Panos Chrysanthis for receiving the Provost's Mentor Award! The Provost's Award for Excellence in Mentoring recognizes University of Pittsburgh faculty who demonstrate outstanding mentoring of graduate students. The University strives to train the next generation of professional scholars, and the faculty who provide both intellectual and personal leadership to support and promote personal and professional development to students are recognized by this award for their efforts. Only as many as four faculty members are given this award each year. Congrats to Panos on receiving this prestigious award![April 2015]

The Class of 2015 is expected to be the largest graduating class the Computer Science Department has ever had, with an anticipated 107 graduates! The Department of Computer Science will hold its Graduation Reception on April 25th 2015. Congrats to the class of 2015! #LetsGoPittCS[April 2015]

Congrats to Pitt CS undergraduates Natalie Isenberg and Sylvia Ujwary on being a 2015 DAAD RISE recipient! (German Academic Exchange Service Research Internships in Science & Engineering)Through the DAAD RISE, these students will work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of two to three months during the summer. [April 2015]

Congratulations to Professor Adam Lee and Doctoral Candidate Bill Garrison on their Mentor-Mentee Teaching Award! We are happy to announce that their proposal has been approved! Congrats! [April 2015]

Congrats to Pitt CS Alumnus Jesse Thomason Jesse has been awarded the 2015 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! Congrats Jesse! #H2P[April 2015]

Congrats to our CS Day Graduate Research Winners! AI: Charmgil Hong, Systems/Networks: Xiaolong Cui, Theory/Algorithms: Neal Barcelo, Databases: Cory Thoma, HCI: Xiangmin Fan. Sponsored by Compunetix.[April 2015]

Congratualtions to Panos Chrysanthis and Alex Labrinidis on recieving a MCSI 2015 Research Seed Grant![March 2015]

Breaking the 300-Mark: CS Declared Majors are at an All-Time High This year the Department of Computer Science is proud to announce that we have over 300 declared CS students. This is the most declared CS majors that we have ever had in department history. With the realization that Computer Science and Computing is a huge part of our present, as well as our future, more and more students have been choosing computer science as their major. [March 2015]

The Department of Computer Science has ranked #52 according to US News and World Report Rankings on the best grad schools and #26 among public universities!. http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-science-schools/computer-science-rankings [March 2015]

[Complete News]

Department Events

This Week's Talks and Events

Upcoming Events

04/29/2015 Neal Barcelo (PhD Candidate) "The Complexity of Speed-Scaling"

04/29/2015 Michael Nugent (PhD Candidate) "Energy-Efficient Circuit Design"

04/30/2015 Miao Zhou (PhD Candidate) "Shared Resource Management for Non-Volatile Asymmetric Memory"

05/04/2015 Rakan Samih Maddah (PhD Candidate) "A Data Aware Approach to Salvage the Endurance of Phase-Change Memory"

05/04/2015 Zitao Liu (PhD Candidate) "Time Series Modeling of Irregularly Sampled Multivariate Clinical Data"

[ All Events and Talks ]

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