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.

NIH 2 New BRAIN Requests for Applications

October 26th, 2016 / in Announcements, CCC, Research News / by Helen Wright

The National Institute of Health (NIH) just announced 2 new BRAIN Initiative Requests for Applications (RFAs). The applications are not just limited to neuroscientists, they are open to anyone addressing the goals of President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative. Check them out and consider applying! RFA-MH-17-250 (F32): a funding opportunity for individual postdoctoral fellows early in their postdoctoral training. We are encouraging applications from individuals who are just now wrapping up their PhD training.  Program point of contact – Nancy Desmond. Formal training in quantitative perspectives and analytical tools is expected to be an integral part of the proposed research training plan. Applications are encouraged in any research area that is aligned with […]

Department of Transportation SHRP2 Naturalistic Driving Study Training Webinars

October 24th, 2016 / in Announcements, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Department of Transportation is holding a series of webinars developed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)’s Safety Training and Analysis Center (STAC) for researchers as an introduction to the SHRP2 Naturalistic Driving Study (NDS) data and the Roadway Information Database (RID).  The four webinars will discuss the following topics: November 30th, 2016 (1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST): This webinar will focus on the SHRP2 NDS data covering the driver and vehicle information. The topics covered include: Introduction to the  NDS Access to NDS data The InSight website NDS data analysis examples December 14th, 2016 (1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST): This webinar will focus on the SHRP2 Roadway Information Database (RID). Topics […]

Invitation to the NIH Open Data Science Symposium

October 20th, 2016 / in Announcements, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Associate Director for Data Science (ADDS) and the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) would like to invite you and your communities to attend the Open Data Science Symposium on December 1, 2016. The goal of the symposium is to engage the public with data science at NIH now, and in the future. The highlights of the meeting include: A dialogue on open science with NIH Director, Dr. Francis Collins and former NIH director, Dr. Harold Varmus Demonstrations of the 6 prototypes for the Open Science Prize, a worldwide competition to leverage Open Data for biomedical discovery A keynote lecture from John Wilbanks, head commons […]

Thoughts from White House Frontier’s Conference and the National AI R&D Strategic Plan

October 18th, 2016 / in Announcements, Research News, resources / by Helen Wright

This blog post was co-authored by CCC Staff, Greg Hager, Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Past Chair and Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University, and Beth Mynatt, CCC Chair, Professor and Director of Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology.  Last week the President hosted the White House Frontiers Conference in Pittsburgh, an event that was co-hosted by the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University and attended by hundreds of scientific leaders in our community. The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Chair and Director attended the event, which had many speakers from previous CCC events. The Frontiers Conference presentations and panel discussions were inspiring and thought provoking. I came away impressed with […]

The BD2K Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science Section 2 and Upcoming Events

October 17th, 2016 / in Announcements, resources / by Khari Douglas

Section 2 of The BD2K Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science online lecture series, titled Data Representation Overview, starts October 28th with an overview from Anita Bandrowski, UCSD. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) program run lecture series features experts from around the country presenting on a wide range of topics in data science.  This course is an introductory overview that assumes no prior knowledge or understanding of data science. The series began Friday, September 9th and will continue to run all year once per week from 12noon-1pm ET. Additionally registration is now open for the 2016 Open Data Science Symposium: How Open Data and Open Science are Transforming Biomedical Research. The symposium […]

South Big Data Hub DataStart Highlights

October 13th, 2016 / in CS education, pipeline / by Khari Douglas

As a result of the CCC / CRA Industry Academic Survey, conducted in spring of 2015 and the CCC Industry Roundtable Discussion held on July 24, 2015, the CCC partnered with the four NSF-sponsored Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs) for a program on industry-academic collaboration. Each Hub is charged with addressing regional specific big data challenges. Areas of emphasis for the South BD hub include coastal hazards, industrial big data, and health analytics, among others. As one of its CCC-sponsored activities, the South BD Hub ran the DataStart internship program, which paired graduate students from the South Regional Innovation Hub with data-related startup companies for three months. The […]