NSF Research Opportunities in Europe

by Helen Wright February 26th, 2015

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently released two Dear Colleague Letters (DCL) describing research opportunities in Europe. Dear Colleague Letter: Research Opportunities in Europe for NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellows Dear Colleague Letter: Research Opportunities in Europe for NSF CAREER Awardees From the DCL: To further scientific and technological cooperation between the European Community and the […]

The Future of Work in the Age of the Machine

by Helen Wright February 25th, 2015

The evolution of smart machines has transformed and will continue to transform our economy. As smart machines become more advanced, the human and the machine will become even closer coworkers. This has sparked much needed conversations about the future of work. Will only a small fraction of the population have the talent and education necessary […]

CCC Aging in Place Workshop Report

by Helen Wright February 24th, 2015

The organizing committee for the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Trans-NIH/Interagency Workshop on the Use and Development of Assistive Technology for the Aging Population and People with Chronic Disabilities have released their workshop report. CCC partnered with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and hosted the visioning workshop which focused on technologies that will allow older adults and […]

NIH Data Science wants to hear from YOU! 

by Helen Wright February 23rd, 2015

The new NIH Data Science blog needs your help to start a conversation about Computational and Quantitative Collaborative Projects. Excerpt from their blog: Many biomedical challenges require collaborations between biomedical scientists and computational/quantitative scientists. Some of these collaborations are already well established, others are in the early stages of forming, and many more will be forming in the […]

Are Robots Our Friends?

by Helen Wright February 19th, 2015

There has been a tremendous amount of press on the astonishing advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) and the negative impacts that it could have on our society. Former Computing Community Consortium (CCC) council member, Eric Horvitz recently published a piece about the Benefits and Risks of Artificial Intelligence. Others have commented that AI could take our […]

2015 NSF Early-Career Investigators Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems in Smart Cities

by Helen Wright February 18th, 2015

The 2015 NSF Early-Career Investigators Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems in Smart Cities will be held in Seattle, WA on April 13-17, 2015. This year’s workshop is implemented in conjunction with the IEEE/ACM CPS Week 2015 – the idea is that participants of the 2015 ECI-CPS workshop will also be able to attend CPS Week 2015. The purpose […]