CCC Council Member Mark Hill featured in NSF video

by Ann Drobnis April 18th, 2014
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Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Council Member Mark Hill was featured by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in their “Discoveries”.  Hill’s work on the efficiencies in computer architecture is described in the article titled Shaving Nanoseconds from Racing Processors. The computer is one of the most complex machines ever devised and most of us only ever interact with its simplest features. […]

MIT’s Alex Pentland on Big Data in The New York Times

by Ann Drobnis April 16th, 2014
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In an article published on The New York Times’ website yesterday, the newspaper’s technology writer Steve Lohr discusses Alex Pentland’s new book, “Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread – The Lesson From a New Science.” Pentland is the Director of the MIT Human Dynamics Laboratory which pioneered the idea of a society enabled by Big Data. One of the key lessons in his book […]

Exciting College Courses

by Ann Drobnis April 14th, 2014
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This weekend, The New York Times had an article titled 10 Courses With a Twist by Laura Pappano.  Pappano describes that institutions of higher education are changing their models and putting more emphasis on teaching, making the learning experience not just be for the sake of the course, but applicable to life. Students still file into lecture halls and […]

WATCH Talk – Deborah Frincke on “Education and Training ­ NSA/CSS Style”

by Shar Steed April 14th, 2014
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The next WATCH Talk is scheduled for April 17 at noon EST. Deborah Frincke will discuss Education and Training within the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS). Dr. Frincke  is the NSA/CSS Associate Director for Education and Training, leads the National Cryptologic School (NCS)  titled as the NCS Commandant, and manages a worldwide multiservice military and civilian, […]

Using Computer Science to Develop Personalized Cancer Treatments

by Shar Steed April 10th, 2014
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The use of computer science is making significant contributions on improving the treatment of cancer. A recent New York Times article, highlighted how oncologists are using computer science to increase the scalability of personalized cancer treatments. Thirty years ago, sequencing a piece of DNA took years, now computer software can do the same job in […]

NSF Rolls Out New Look to “CS Bits & Bytes”

by Ann Drobnis April 9th, 2014
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The following is a special contribution to this blog by Gera Jochum.  Jochum is the Communications Specialist for the Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) Directorate at the National Science Foundation (NSF). The National Science Foundation (NSF) released its first issue of the third volume of CS Bits & Bytes today. The issue focuses on the […]