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July 12 2017
ISP Paws Lab received the Best Student Award


PAWS lab paper "Fine-Grained Open Learner Models: Complexity Versus Support" lead by Julio Guerra just received James Chen Best Student Paper Award at UMAP 2017 conference in Bratislava. [ Link ]  The paper was advised by two ISP faculty Dr. Peter Brusilovsky and Dr. Christian Schunn.

James Chen Best Student Paper Awards is the most respected Best Student Paper award in the field of user modeling and personalization. The award is given for a full conference paper for which the first (and primary) author is a student. The University of Pittsburgh is the clear leader in producing James Chen Award winners as can be seen in the link

Former ISP students Rosta Farzan and Min Chi also received this award in the past.  Dr. Rosta Farzan also received this award twice as a student in 2006 and 2009 and once again as an advisor of a winning student in 2011.
June 06 2017
ISP Alumni - Steve Casner's book reviewed on Bookshelf @WSJ by Edward Kosner

May 16 2017
ISP Alumni Steve Casner featured in the current issue of "Psychology Today" for his book "Careful"

Do cell phones distract? Know more about it in the book "Careful: A User’s Guide to Our Injury-Prone Minds"  by ISP Alumni Steve Casner.

There is an exclusive 2-page story published in the current issue of Psychology Today.

May 03 2017
ISP Graduation 2017

Mahdi Pakdaman, Lingjia Deng, Shaghayegh Sahebi and Philip Walker graduated this year from Pitt’s Intelligent Systems Program and earned their PhDs. Watch video coverage of the ceremonies, follow this weekend's events on social media and view the photo gallery

March 17 2017
Clues to the Relationship between Schizophrenia and Rheumatoid Arthritis

“There is a wealth of genomic data on both schizophrenia and rheumatoid arthritis. Analyzing it jointly with known protein interaction information could provide invaluable clues to the relationship between the diseases and also shed light on their shared roots,” said Madhavi Ganapathiraju faculty member of the Intelligent System Program in a study published in the npj Schizophrenia journal.

Read more on Universit Times

March 17 2017
Provost’s Mentoring Awards

Dr. Peter Brusilovsky, faculty member of the Intelligent System Program, won the Provost's Award for Excellence in Mentoring.

Read more on University Times

March 06 2017
Mellon Fellowship

Three ISP students won the Mellon Fellowship for the 2017-2018: 

March 06 2017
ISP Faculty awarded funding
  • The project entitled: “We Are Strong! Leveraging Information Technology to Empower Marginalized Communities,” by principal investigator Rosta Farzan, faculty member of the Intelligent System Program, has been awarded funding by the Office of the Provost
  • The NSF awarded Ervin Sejdic, faculty member of the Intelligent System Program, a five-year, $549,139 award to research on the analysis of swallowing disorders

Read more on University Times

November 15 2016
XPRIZE + Pittsburgh's AI Experts

Professor Diane Litman, director of the Intelligent System Program, is one of the featured speakers of IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, Pittsburgh on November 17, 2016.

More details on:

October 28 2016
ACM TiiS Special Issue on Interactive Visual Analysis of Human and Crowd Behaviors

Dr. Yuru Lin, ISP faculty, is one of the guest editors of a new special issue call at ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS)"Special Issue on Interactive Visual Analysis of Human and Crowd Behaviors."

More details can be found in the CFP.

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