[News] Pittsburgh Data Works initiative launches on March 21st, 2013

Professors Chrysanthis and Labrinidis are members of the advisory committee that has founded the Pittsburgh DataWorks initiative, whose aim is to bring together organizations and people working on "big data" throughout southwestern PA, with the ultimate goal of supporting ongoing initiatives and attracting big data talent and investments to the US’s “most livable city”.

[News] Congratulations to Roxana Gheorghiu for successfully defending her Ph.D. proposal!

Roxana Gheorghiu successfully defended her PhD proposal on February 4th, 2013. The topic of her PhD dissertation will be "Unifying qualitative and quantitative database preferences to enhance query personalization". Congratulations to Roxana! More details can be found in the event's post.

[News] Panayiotis Neophytou successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation, Congratulations!

Panayiotis (Panickos) Neophytou successfully defended his PhD dissertation at December 17th, 2012. The topic of his PhD dissertation is "Continuous Workflows: From Model to Enactment System". Congratulations to Panickos! More details can be found in the event's post here.

[Talks][DB Seminar]Big Data, IoT, and Clouds: Research Opportunities in Disaster Management

Prof. Calton Pu, Georgia Institute of Technology

Monday December 17, 2012
2:30 pm - 5317 Sennott Square
(Hosted by Dr. Panos Chrysanthis)

[News] Congratulations to Thao Pham for successfully defending her Ph.D. proposal!

Thao Nguyen Pham successfully passed her proposal defense at December 10, 2012. The title of her PhD proposal is "Exploiting the Synergy between Scheduling and Load Shedding to Facilitate Differentiated Levels of Service for Continuous Queries". More details can be found in the event's post here.

[News] Congratulations to Lory and to Thao!

Congratulations to Lory AI Moakar who won the Taulbee Award today. With the Taulbee Award, the Department of Computer Science recognizes graduate student excellence and promise as a teacher and researcher based on overall QPA, teaching ability and research work.

Also congratulating Thao Pham, who was recognized today for being awarded an Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowships (one of the three that were awarded to our Department).

[News] Shenoda Guirguis successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation, Congratulations!

Student member of the group, Shenoda Guirguis, successfully defended his Ph.D dissertation yesterday, Tuesday, August 23rd 2011. The topic of his dissertation was "Scalable Processing of Multiple Aggregate Continuous Queries". More details can be found in the event's post here.

[Talks][DB Seminar] Panos Ipeirotis: Analyzing User-Generated Content using Econometrics

Prof. Panos Ipeirotis, New York University

Friday January 14th, 2011
1:30 pm, 5317 Sennott Square
(Hosted by Alexandros Labrinidis)

[News] Prof. Panos K. Chrysanthis recognized as a 2010 ACM Distinguished Scientist for longtime, innovative computing research

In recognition of his contributions to the fields of computing and information technology, University of Pittsburgh professor of computer science Panos K. Chrysanthis was selected as a 2010 Distinguished Scientist of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), the world's largest educational and scientific computing society. Chrysanthis is the first Pitt Scientist to receive this distinction.

The Distinguished Members program recognizes ACM members with at least 15 years of professional experience who have helped advance the practical and theoretical aspects of computing. The 2010 honorees comprised 47 computer scientists and engineers from corporations and academic institutions worldwide, including Carnegie Mellon University, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris, Purdue University, the University of California and the University of Virginia.

Congratulations Panos!

[News] NSF Awards CDI Grant to Professors Labrinidis, Chrysanthis and Marai

The National Science Foundation has recently awarded a grant to a group of six faculty at Pitt to support the AstroShelf project. They are Professors Jeffrey Newman and Michael Wood-Vasey from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Professor G. Elisabeta Marai from the Interdisciplinary Visualization Research Lab and Professors Labrinidis and Chrysanthis from the ADMT Lab.