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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:

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:

The book is available on Amazon:

April 03 2019
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. 

March 29 2019
Meet incoming ISP student Anthony Sicilia

Meet incoming ISP Student Anthony Sicilia presenting his work at an ongoing event @theACC meeting of Minds. Anthony will be joining ISP this fall and is passionate about Artificial Intelligence and Basket Ball.

If you are attending the @theACC meeting of the minds for undergraduate research make sure to stop by Anthony's ( @asicil96 ) timely #MarchMadness talk about #DeepLearning and #basketball representing @SciPitt @PittTweet #DeepHoops details of the same can be found in this paper:

More information about the event and talk at:
March 22 2019
Congratulations ISP Faculty for receiving AMiner's Most Influential Scholar Award!

Congratulations ISP Faculty Prof. Peter Brusilovsky for receiving AMiner's Most Influential Scholar Award! His contributions on the subject of recommender systems have been recognized as some of the most-cited research in the field.
"Top 10 Most Influential Scholars - Recommendation System Field"

March 12 2019
A tribute to Prof. Jan Wiebe from her NLP family

A tribute to Prof. Jan Wiebe from her NLP family - NAACL-HLT 2019

click here to know more

January 28 2019
Congratulations to ISP Faculty Dr. Kovashka for Amazon Research Award

Congratulations to ISP Faculty Adriana Kovashka on being selected for an Amazon Research Award! Her proposal "Functional objects: How objects foreshadow film plots and explain advertisements" has been chosen to receive funding.

 Read more here:

January 24 2019
Congratulations ISP Faculty Dr. Lin for funding from Adobe Research

Congratulations ISP Faculty Dr. Yu-Ru Lin recently received funding from Adobe Research to support her work in data science and computational social science. The funding will provide the resources to help Dr. Lin and her team to investigate research topics including visualization for interpretable artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques for understanding human social behavioral patterns and outcomes. This gift will also help build and strengthen the collaboration between Adobe Research and School of Computing and Information at Pitt.

December 20 2018
Remembering Professor Janyce Wiebe

It is with great sadness that we announce the December 10 passing of Professor Janyce Wiebe, CS/ISP faculty since 2000 and ISP (Co-)Director between 2002-2016.  Professional and family announcements can be found at the following links:

December 07 2018
Congratulations to three ISP faculty members for their Pitt Innovator awards from the University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute

Congratulations to three ISP faculty members for their Pitt Innovator awards from the University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute - Professors Gregory F. Cooper, Vanathi Gopalakrishnan, and Xinghua Lu

The Pitt Innovator Awards are given to faculty or students who submit invention disclosures to the University via the Innovation Institute, that have resulted in licensing or optioning deals. These deals provide funding to teams for developing prototypes that can subsequently be validated and commercialized through entrepreneurship. 

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