CADENS Seeking Data and Visualizations

by Helen Wright November 25th, 2015

Does your research generate, analyze, and/or visualize data using advanced digital resources? CADENS is looking for scientific data to visualize or existing data visualizations to weave into larger documentary narratives in a series of fulldome digital films and TV programs aimed at broad public audiences. Visualizations of your work could reach millions of people, amplifying […]

Highlights from the GCTC Kick-Off Event

by Helen Wright November 24th, 2015

The following blog post is from Sokwoo Rhee, the Associate Director of Cyber-Physical Systems Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He is leading the Global City Teams Challenge that had its kick-off event in early November.  Hello, NIST and US Ignite are pleased to report that the Global City Teams Challenge Kick-off […]

Save the Date for CS Ed Week 2015!

by Helen Wright November 23rd, 2015

Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual program designed to engage students of all ages in computer science. It is observed each year, in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906). This year, CSEdWeek is December 7-13, 2015. What started as a grassroots movement and then inaugurated by Congress […]

Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track held at ACM SIGSPATIAL 2015

by Helen Wright November 19th, 2015

The following is a special contribution to this blog from Jagan Sankaranarayanan and Shashi Shekhar. Jagan is the Department Head of the Data Management Group at NEC Labs America, Cupertino, CA and Shashi is the McKnight Distinguished University Professor at the University of Minnesota. Jagan served as the program co-chair for the ACM SIGSPATIAL 2015 conference, while Shashi […]

Young Scientists Invited to Apply for Fourth Heidelberg Laureate Forum

by Helen Wright November 16th, 2015

Preparations for the fourth Heidelberg Laureate Forum are in full swing, and applications from young researchers to attend are now being accepted. The Heidelberg Laureate Forum was created by the Klaus Tschira Foundation, the Heidelberg Institute of Theoretical Studies, ACM, the International Mathematical Union, and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters to provide an opportunity […]

Global City Teams Challenge Kick-off Workshop Webcast

by Helen Wright November 11th, 2015

The Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) Kick-off Workshop is this week, November 12-13th, 2015, at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  The Global City Teams Challenge, planned by NIST and US Ignite, is an initiative designed to advance the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies within a smart city/smart community […]