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 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.

Would you like to join us? Faculty and Post-Doctoral Openings
Declaring CS as your major Admission to Graduate Study


The Department of Computer Science is seeking applications for a non-tenure track lecturer position to begin in the Fall Term 2015. Apply on-line at by January 15, 2015. Please direct your inquiries to For more information click here.


SteelHacks - March 27th - 29th 2015! Department of Computer Science will host 150 students from Pitt, CMU, and Duquesne for SteelHacks[February 2015]

Announcing the CS Day Hackathon: SteelHacks The Department of Computer Science is partnering with the Pitt CS Club to bring you SteelHacks [February 2015]

We are proud to announce that NCWIT (National Center for Women and Information Technology) has selected the University of Pittsburgh’s Women in Computer Science (WiCS) group to receive a 2015 NCWIT Student Seed Fund award sponsored by Symantec. WiCS has been awarded $1,000 to support She Innovates, Pitt’s first all-women’s hackathon. Congratulations to WiCS![January 2015]

Professor Jan Wiebe will be the Academic Keynote Speaker for The 28th Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 2-5, 2015! Congrats Prof. Wiebe![January 2015]

Department of Computer Science Alumnus Robert S. (Bob) Seiner (class of 1985) recently published his first book on Non-Invasive Data Governance™ (Technics Publications 2014). Bob has been the President & Principal of KIK Consulting and Education Services since 1997 serving Fortune 100/500 and international clients to improve how they manage their data and information as a valued and strategic asset. Congrats Bob! [January 2015]

She Innovates Kick-off Party will be held on 1/30/2015 at 5pm-7pm in 5317 Sennott Square! Pitt's first all-women's hackathon![January 2015]

NCWIT Collegiate Award Applications Are Now Open Sponsored by Hewlett-Packard, the NCWIT Collegiate Award honors outstanding undergraduate women for their computing and technical accomplishments. Awardees will receive a $7,500 cash award and a trip to the award ceremony at the 2015 NCWIT Summit in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Apply at: [January 2015]

Department of Computer Science Alumnus Chad Lane (class of 2004) recently accepted a position as Assoc. Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His appointment will be in the Dept. of Educational Psychology, with joint appointments in Informatics and the Beckman Institute! Congrats Chad![December 2014]

SHE INNOVATES... The Department of Computer Science will be partnering with Innovation Institute, Pitt SWE, and Pitt WiCS to host Pitt's first all women's hackathon!! She Innovates will be held on 01/30/2015 - 02/01/2015 in the Sennott Square Building![December 2014]

The Mu chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the international honor society for the computing and information disciplines inducted four new members on November 20, 2014. Congratulations to the newest inductees: Dana Gipe, Alex Lederer, Peter Mash, and Haleigh Wright. [December 2014]

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Department Events

This Week's Talks and Events

Upcoming Events

03/02/2015 SeyedSalim Malakouti (Pitt CS Grad Student) "Meaningful Pattern Mining using Causal Relationships"

03/03/2015 Business Talk - Buisness Idea Competition - CS Day
03/04/2015 Jack Lange (CS Dept. Professor) "5 years of High Performance Systems Research at Pitt"

03/06/2015 Grant Street Group's private government secure cloud
Technical Talk
03/18/2015 Brown Bag Lunch Series - Salary Negotiation Workshop
Salary Negotiation Workshop

[ All Events and Talks ]

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