Smart America Expo Showcases Cyber Physical Systems Projects

by Ann Drobnis July 24th, 2014

Last month, 24 teams from around the country convened in Washington, D.C. to showcase their work in Cyber-Physical Systems at the Smart America Expo.  The demonstrations showcased ways that the these projects and others in the realm of the Internet of Things can improve transportation, emergency services, health care, security, energy conservation, manufacturing and more. The […]

Dr. Keith Marzullo reappointed as Division Director for Computer and Network Systems at NSF

by Ann Drobnis July 16th, 2014

Below is a Letter from Dr. Farnam Jahanian, Assistant Director at the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate. Dear CISE Community, I am delighted to announce that Dr. Keith Marzullo has been reappointed to the position of the Director of the Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) at NSF, effective […]

Capabilities Reincarnated: Compatibility and Better Memory Protection

by Ann Drobnis July 15th, 2014

The following is a special contribution to this blog by by CCC Executive Council Member Mark D. Hill of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Background: Senior computer scientists remember memory “capabilities” as an abstraction for controlling access to objects in machines such as Burroughs B5000 and IBM System/38. In the late 20th century, capabilities lost out […]

WATCH – Reflections on Decades of Defending Imperfect Software

by Helen Vasaly July 14th, 2014

The next WATCH Talk is scheduled for July 17 at noon EDT. Crispin Cowan will reflect on decades of defending imperfect software. Dr. Cowan works for Microsoft adding security to existing operating systems, including the recent Windows 8.1 release. He is especially interested in usable security and effective sandboxing.  Abstract:  “Perfect” (bug-free) software is impractically expensive […]

22 Of The Most Powerful Women Engineers In The World

by Helen Vasaly July 10th, 2014
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  We often hear about the dearth of women in computer science and engineering fields. Many organizations are working hard to attract and retain women in these fields. In an article titled 22 Most Powerful Women Engineers In the World, Business Insider showcases powerful women engineers.  From the article: There’s a huge push these days to encourage more […]

Microsoft Research Faculty Summit will be Live Streamed!

by Ann Drobnis July 9th, 2014
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The 15th Annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit is taking place July 14-15, 2014 in Redmond, WA.  There is an exciting program planned with topics including computing devices and the Internet of Things, hardware-software co-design, data visualization, crowdsourcing applications, machine learning, and the algorithms that underlie emerging fields, such as computational neuroscience.  If you’re not going to […]