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
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The Department of Computer Science is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor position to begin in the Fall Term 2015. Apply on-line at by December 15, 2014. For more information click here.


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]

December Graduate Recognition and Reception to be held on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 4:00pm![November 2014]

Brunch for Newly Declared CS Majors on 11/21/2014 @ 10:00am in 5317 Sennott Square! If you declared after January 2014, then you are invited!![November 2014]

CS welcomes high school students in Big Data Class on 11/19!![November 2014]

CS DAY 2015! CS DAY will be held on March 27th, 2015![November 2014]

Professors Alexandros Labrinidis and Panos K. Chrysanthis are co-investigators in the newly funded Center for Causal Modeling and Discovery of Biomedical Knowledge from Big Data (CCMD), which is one of the 12 new Centers of Excellence funded through NIH's Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) program.   NIH press release, Pittsburgh Business Times, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette [October 2014]

Professor Alexandros Labrinidis is the co-author of a new review article, entitled Big Data and Its Technical Challenges, that was published in the July 2014 issue of the Communications of the ACM. [July 2014]

Congratulations to Professor Alexandros Labrinidis on being a newly elected member of the Faculty Assembly for Natural Sciences from the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. He will serve for three years.[May 2014]

Congratulations to Professor Adam Lee on becoming a tenured faculty member effective September 2014![May 2014]

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Department Events

This Week's Talks and Events

Upcoming Events

01/12/2015 Miao Zhou (PhD Dissertation Student) "Shared Resource Management for Non-Volatile Asymmetric Memory"

01/30/2015 She Innovates
She Innovates! An All Women's Hackathon! Open to all Pitt Grad & Undergrad Students! Follow us on Twitter @sheinnovates
03/27/2015 The 15th Annual Computer Science Day
CS DAY 2015

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