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January 29 2020
Congratulations to ISP Alumnus Prof. Vincent Aleven on receiving LRDC's distinguished alumni award.

Vincent Aleven received the LRDC's 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award, and presented his research on AI used in classrooms. Here is the link for his full speech: bit.ly/AlevenAward

December 19 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Ashley and Jaromir Savelka for winning the Jurix 2019 Best Student Paper Awards.

Jurix 2019 was the 32nd International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems which was held in Spain this December. Congratulation to our ISP faculty, Dr. Kevin Ashley, and ISP student, Jaromir Savelka, for winning the Best Student Award in this conference for their paper 'Computer-Assisted Creation of Boolean Search Rules for Text Classification in the Legal Domain'. 

December 17 2019
What Will the 2020s Bring for AI?

Check this interesting interview with two of our ISP faculties Dr. Ervin Sejdic and Dr. Diane Litman on Pittwire: https://www.pittwire.pitt.edu/news/what-will-2020s-bring-ai

September 14 2019
Congratulations ISP Alumnus Prof. Bruce McLaren for getting Fulbright Scholarship to further educational technology in Chile.

The goal of the Fulbright project is to help further the development of educational technology in Chile, both as a research discipline and as a practical instructional tool for schools. Prof. McLaren Scholarship was awarded for him to teach a course on Educational Technology at the Universidad Téchnica Federico Santa Maria in Valparaiso, Chile.

August 28 2019
ISP's yearly newsletter

ISP's yearly newsletter is now out with updates on ISP's new director, new faculty members, upcoming East Coast Industry Forum (ECIF) event, and many other accomplishments: http://www.isp.pitt.edu/sites/default/files/2019%20Newsletter_final.pdf

July 30 2019
Congratulations ISP faculties and ISP student on their Pitt Cyber Accelerator Grants (PCAG).

Congratulations to Drs. Kevin Ashley and Rosta Farzan and ISP student Jaromir Savelka on their accepted PCAG. The PCAG grants provide initial funding for novel and innovative projects on the critical questions of networks, data, and algorithms, with a focus on the ever-changing gaps among law, policy, and technology. Dr. Ashely and Jaromir Savelka got the PCAG grant for their ‘Annotating Cases for Learning to Summarize’ project. ‘Fighting Cyberbullying:  A Transformative and Educational Game for Promoting Empathic Understanding’ is Dr. Farzan and her colleagues’ contribution that has granted the by PCAG funding.

July 07 2019
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: https://www.amia.org/amia-doctoral-dissertation-award

July 07 2019
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: http://sigweb.org


July 07 2019
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 (http://www.acl2019.org/EN/index.xhtml), 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.

April 08 2019
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: https://educationfuture.blog/

The book is available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Alan-M.-Lesgold/e/B07N7G92TK/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

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