Computing Community Consortium Blog

The goal of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is to catalyze the computing research community to debate longer range, more audacious research challenges; to build consensus around research visions; to evolve the most promising visions toward clearly defined initiatives; and to work with the funding organizations to move challenges and visions toward funding initiatives. The purpose of this blog is to provide a more immediate, online mechanism for dissemination of visioning concepts and community discussion/debate about them.


PECASE Awards Announced

January 12th, 2017 / in Announcements, awards / by Khari Douglas

The White House has released the list awardees of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The PECASE awards were established by President Clinton in 1996 and are coordinated by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Featuring 102 scientists and researchers, the list of recipients spans across government agencies, from the Department of Commerce to the National Science Foundation (NSF), and celebrate their pursuit of innovative research in science and technology and commitment to community service. Of the accomplished awardees there a number applying their computing backgrounds to related research in government agencies. Some highlights are: Emily Fox, University of Washington, “for her groundbreaking work […]

NSF WATCH TALK- Security Challenges in the Landscape of Emerging Digital Financial Services

January 11th, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, Research News / by Helen Wright

The next WATCH talk, called Security Challenges in the Landscape of Emerging Digital Financial Services is Thursday, January 19th, from Noon-1pm EST. The presenter is Patrick Traynor is the John and Mary Lou Dasburg Preeminent Chair in Engineering and an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) at the University of Florida. His research focuses on the security of mobile systems, with a concentration on telecommunications infrastructure and mobile devices. His research has uncovered critical vulnerabilities in cellular networks, made the first characterization of mobile malware in provider networks and offers a robust approach to detecting and combatting Caller-ID scams. He is also interested in Internet security and the systems challenges […]

OSTP Exit Memo

January 10th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following is a guest blog post by CCC Chair Beth Mynatt, CCC Vice Chair Mark D. Hill, CCC Council Member Debra J. Richardson, and CCC Director Ann Drobnis.  Last week the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released an Exit Memo that highlights the impact that the administration has had in “reinvigorating the American scientific technological enterprise.” Dr. John Holdren, Director of OSTP, and Megan Smith, U.S. Chief Technology Officer, offer actions that are needed in the near term to broaden participation in science, technology, and innovation to continue driving prosperity. The first action identified is: Investing in fundamental research, the fundamental, curiosity-driven inquiry that is […]

Nominations Sought for New CCC Council Members

January 10th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC / by Helen Wright

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is charged with catalyzing and empowering the U.S. computing research community to articulate and advance major research directions for the field. To do so, the CCC needs truly visionary leaders — people with great ideas, sound judgment, and the willingness to work hard to see things to completion. Please help the computing community by nominating such people for the Council. Established in 2006 through a cooperative agreement between the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Computing Research Association (CRA) — representing over 220 North American academic departments, industrial research labs, and professional societies with computing research interests, the CCC provides a voice for the national computing […]

White House Report on Ensuring Long-Term U.S. Leadership in Semiconductors

January 9th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following blog post is by CCC Vice Chair and Executive Council member and University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Mark D. Hill. Last week the US White House released Ensuring Long-Term U.S. Leadership in Semiconductors. The report recognizes the importance of semiconductors—and semiconductor leadership—to modern life in a competitive world. While much of the report deals with policy issues—see a recent CRA Policy blog post—I focus on some of the technical recommendations in Chapter 4. Importantly the report recognizes the future leadership in semiconductors—wit broadly—will need to move beyond Moore’s Law (twice the transistors every two years) to exploit innovations from applications down through computing’s software-hardware-technology “stack.”  To stimulate such cross layer activity, the report advocates that US government […]

South Big Data Hub Roundtable- Translational Data Analytics for Environmental Health: Sensors, Cloud Computing, and Patients

January 5th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The South Big Data (BD) Hub is proud to present a monthly series on emerging data science challenges, featuring researchers, innovators, and industry from the South Hub. One area of emphasis for the South BD Hub, among others, is health analytics. This month’s webcast roundtable on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Noon-1:30PM EST will explore translational data analytics for environmental health and what the application of sensors and cloud computing can do to address health disparities in the Southern United States. Speakers include Ayaz Hyder and Andy May from Ohio State University, and David Peden from UNC Chapel Hill. The roundtable will be moderated by Ashok Krishnamurthy from UNC Chapel Hill. To attend in person, please RSVP to subers@renci.org. UNC Renaissance […]