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Congratulations ISP alumni and faculty on receiving the ACL Test-of-Time award (10 years).

Congratulations to PhD alumni Theresa Wilson, MS alumni Paul Hoffmann, and family and friends of Prof. Jan Wiebe for receiving the recent ACL Test-of-Time award (10 years) for their paper: “Recognizing Contextual Polarity: An Exploration of Features for Phrase-Level Sentiment Analysis”

The ACL Test-of-Time Award (10 years) recognizes the authors of an influential paper or series of papers published between ten years ago that has significantly impacted research or applications of NLP field.

If you are attending the ACL 2019 (, make sure to stop by the session planned for honoring these ISP family members in the LTA session of the conference. The ToT portion of the award session will take place on Tuesday July 30 at 3:50 p.m.

Congratulations ISP alumni and ISP faculty for being nominated for the 2019 AMIA Doctoral Dissertation Award

Congratulations ISP alumni Dr. Ye Ye, and our ISP faculty Dr. Fuchiang (Rich) Tsui for being nominated for the AMIA Doctoral Dissertation Award. The AMIA Doctoral Dissertation Award nominates and offers high-value and prestigious recognition for the doctoral dissertations that contributes to the science of informatics. Ye’s dissertation, “Transfer Learning for Bayesian Case Detection Systems”, has attained the fifth place and been highlighted and honored on the AMIA web pages:

Congratulations ISP faculty on being elected chair of ACM Sigweb.

Congratulations to ISP faculty, Prof. Peter Brusilovsky on being elected chair of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Sigweb, a special interest group on hypertext and the web. Learn more about them here:

Book by ISP founding Co-Director and Professor Emiritus Alan Lesgold's

ISP founding Co-Director and Professor Emeritus Alan Lesgold's new book "Learning for the Age of Artificial Intelligence" presents ideas about how education needs to change in the age of smart machines.

For more information please refer to his blog:

The book is available on Amazon:

Provost Predoctoral Fellowships

Two ISP students won the Provost Predoctoral Fellowships for 2019-2020:

The Provost Predoctoral Fellowships are offered by the University of Pittsburgh to students in many graduate programs. Typically, ISP students are nominated to apply for the Provost Predoctoral Fellowships after their second year of graduate study. 

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