Announcement

Pitt Cyber is pleased to announce its awardees for the Spring 2022 Pitt Cyber Accelerator Grants Program (PCAG). PCAG provides support for projects that aim to establish or reinforce Pitt and Pitt Cyber as places of distinction and excellence in cyber studies and practice. 

The Tracking Horizontal Inequalities Across Dimensions (TrIAD) Project and the Pitt Disinformation Lab (PDL) are searching for one post-doctoral fellow to help lead a series of research initiatives that model inequalities and injustices from textual documents and the social impacts of mis/dis/mal-information both online and in person.

Pitt Cyber announced today that its Pitt Disinformation Lab is receiving a $115,000 grant from the Henry L. Hillman Foundation for its project, Building Community Resilience Against Disinformation in Western Pennsylvania.

The effort seeks to develop and create a replicable model of how to build resilience in individual communities, while driving a better understanding of how civil society can thrive in the face of social-media fueled disinformation and increasing distrust in institutions.

The lab’s mission is to create and leverage a new hybrid, multiscale understanding of disinformation ecosystems to drive actions that will effectively counter these disruptive trends. 

May 3, 2021

April 19, 2021

Pitt Cyber released its 2020 Annual Report. Highlights of the institute’s fourth year include: 

  • Hosting Pittsburgh Task Force on Public Algorithms;
  • COVID-19-related disinformation and election security work,
  • The fourth annual Air Force Association CyberCamp; and
  • The continuation of the Pitt Cyber Accelerator Grants Program to provide initial funding for innovative cyber research by Pitt Faculty.

Pitt Cyber is pleased to announce its awardees for the Spring 2021 Pitt Cyber Accelerator Grants Program (PCAG). PCAG provides support for projects that aim to establish or reinforce Pitt and Pitt Cyber as places of distinction and excellence in cyber studies and practice. 

Pitt Cyber announced today that Daqing He, Judy Cameron, and Adriana Kovashka are joining the institute as affiliate scholars.

Pitt Cyber affiliate scholars are drawn from faculty across the University of Pittsburgh and are selected for their excellence in cyber-themed research and teaching. Affiliate scholars are a source for transdisciplinary collaboration and innovation across Pitt and beyond.