Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security

Pitt Cyber Accelerator Grants

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Pitt Cyber Accelerator Grants (PCAG) provide initial funding for novel and innovative projects that advance Pitt Cyber’s mission: to bring the breadth of one of the world’s leading public research universities to bear on the critical questions of networks, data, and algorithms, with a focus on the ever-changing gaps among law, policy, and technology.

PCAG funding is to be used especially to advance projects that establish and extend key intellectual infrastructures, such as research and teaching in methods with broad application and utility across disciplines, and projects that bring together researchers, teachers, and/or students across fields of interest.

PCAG funding may be particularly useful in launching transdisciplinary projects that may later attract funding and sponsorship within the university, and/or from government, philanthropic, and industry partners.

 

Social Weather Service: A Cyber-enabled Forecasting of Social Unrest and Conflicts

Vladimir Zadoronzny, Professor, School of Computing and Information; Panos Chrysanthis, Professor of Computer Science, School of Computing and Information; Michael Colaresi, William S. Dietrich II Chair of Political Science, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences; and Patrick Manning, Andrew Mellon Professor of World History, Emeritus, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Annotating Cases for Learning to Summarize

Kevin Ashley, Professor, School of Law and Jaromir Savelka, PhD candidate, Intelligent Systems Program

Towards Resilient Smart Critical Infrastructure

David Tipper, Professor, School of Computing and Information and Alexis Kwasinski, Associate Professor, Swanson School of Engineering

Fighting Cyberbullying: A Transformative and Educational Game for Promoting Empathic Understanding

Rosta Farzan, Associate Professor; Dmitriy Babichenko, Professor of Practice; and Zak Risha, School of Computing and Information

Annotating Machine Learning Data for Interpreting Cyber-Crime Statutes

Kevin Ashley, Professor of Law and Intelligent Systems, School of Law and Jaromir Savelka, PhD candidate, School of Computing and Information

Cyber Leadership Series in Washington, DC 

Elena Baylis, Professor of Law, and Julia Santucci, Senior Lecturer in Intelligence Studies and Director, Hesselbein Forum Leadership Program in International Affairs, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Mathematical Concepts Visualization through Virtual Reality

Lt. Col. Diana Bishop, Chair, Department of Aerospace Studies, Detachment 730 Commander, US Air Force ROTC

A Program to Innovate Solutions to Digital Disinformation across Democracies

Michael Colaresi, William S. Dietrich II Chair, Department of Political Science, and Jon Woon, Professor, Departments of Political Science and Economics

Developing a Digital Platform to Enhance Civic Learning across the Disciplines

Ronald Idoko, Adjunct Faculty, Public Service Program, College of General Studies

Expansion of the Journal Ledger:  The World’s First Scholarly Blockchain Journal

Christopher Wilmer, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Swanson School of Engineering

Technical Support for Course on Applied Legal Data Analytics and AI

Kevin Ashley, Professor of Law and Intelligent Systems and Matthias Grabmair, Systems Scientist, Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

The US Intelligence Community and Cybersecurity

Julia Santucci, Senior Lecturer in Intelligence Studies, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

A Workshop for Securing the Industrial Internet

Daniel Cole, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Swanson School of Engineering, and Alex K. Jones, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Associate Director of the NSF SHREC Center, Swanson School of Engineering

A Study on False Data Injection Cyber-Attacks in Smart Grid Systems

Bo Zeng, Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Swanson School of Engineering, and Zhi-Hong Mao, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Department of Bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering

Securing Cybermanufacturing Systems Applied to Cloud-Based Additive Manufacturing

Mostafa Bedewy, Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering, Swanson School of Engineering, and Mai Abdelhakim, Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Computing and Information

Distinguished Cybersecurity Seminar Series

James Joshi, Professor, School of Computing and Information and Balaji Palanisamy, Assistant Professor, School of Computing and Information