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.

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Excitement around K-12 CS Education, but there’s work to be done by the CS Community

September 22nd, 2015 / in Announcements, CS education, pipeline, research horizons, Research News / by Ann Drobnis

The following is a blog post by Ran Libeskind-Hadas, R. Michael Shanahan Professor and Computer Science Department Chair at Harvey Mudd College, Co-Chair of CRA’s Education subcommittee (CRA-E), and former Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Council Member and Debra Richardson, founding Dean of the UC Irvine Bren School of Information and Computer Science and CCC Council Member. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this week that every public school in New York City- elementary through high school – must offer computer science courses to all students within ten years. It is estimated that fewer than 10% of schools in New York City currently offer a CS course and only 1% of students take such a course. CS will not be required of […]

Submit your proposal to NIH for a Hackathon related to Biomedical Big Data Science

September 17th, 2015 / in Announcements / by Ann Drobnis

The Big Data to Knowledge Coordination Center (BD2KCC) is announcing a call for  hackathon event proposals related to biomedical big data science. The BD2KCC is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) program, which is committed to fostering consortium activities and collaborations among the nationwide BD2K investigator teams. The current request for applications aims to advance the mission of BD2K by inviting proposals to host public hackathon events that will harness broad expertise for the development and application of biomedical big data software tools. Applications for the first round of funding are due October 15th, 2015. More information about this opportunity can be found […]

Security and Privacy: Mobile Medical Applications presentation and webinar on September 8

September 4th, 2015 / in Announcements, NSF / by Ann Drobnis

There will be a special presentation and webinar on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 on Security and Privacy: Mobile Medical Applications by Dr. David Kotz, the Champion International Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Dartmouth College.  The talk will be at the National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored by the Smart and Connected Health Program and can be viewed online. Mobile medical applications offer tremendous opportunities to improve quality and access to care, reduce cost, and improve individual wellness and public health. These new technologies, whether in the form of software for smartphones as specialized devices to be worn, carried, or applied as needed, may also pose risks if they are not designed or configured with security and privacy […]

NSF CISE Distinguished Lecture Series – Claire Tomlin

June 2nd, 2015 / in Announcements, NSF / by Ann Drobnis

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) is pleased to announce a distinguished lecture on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 2:30 pm EST by Dr. Claire Tomlin titled Reachability and Learning for Hybrid Systems. Claire Tomlin is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at Berkeley, where she holds the Charles A. Desoer Chair in Engineering. She held the positions of Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor at Stanford from 1998-2007, and in 2005 joined Berkeley. She has been an Affiliate at LBL in the Life Sciences Division since January 2012. Claire is an IEEE Fellow, and she received the Erlander Professorship of the Swedish Research Council in 2010, a MacArthur Fellowship in […]

Computer Science Education Week is Here

December 8th, 2014 / in Announcements, NSF, Research News, resources / by Ann Drobnis

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 8-14, 2014. What started as a grassroots movement and then inaugurated by Congress in 2009, CSEdWeek has quickly grown and is now on the International Stage.  There are many ways to participate and to bring computing to others, through the online tutorials written for students of all levels to hosting students in your research lab, visiting a high school class to share your stories with students, or by […]

BRAIN Workshop, an exciting first day

December 4th, 2014 / in CCC, videos, workshop reports / by Ann Drobnis

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) and National Science Foundation (NSF) are sponsoring a workshop on the Research Interfaces between Brain Science and Computer Science.  Top researchers in computer science, cognitive science and neuroscience are stepping out of their comfort zones to engage in conversations on topics ranging from the varying levels of brain mapping to the need for studying graph algorithms for weighted large brain graphs. Plenary talks and panel discussions are being livestreamed. Tonight (December 4) at 7:30 pm EST, you can see Turing Award Winner Leslie Valiant talk on Can Models of Computation in Neuroscience be Experimentally Validated?   Tomorrow (December 5) there will be a Panel Discussion at […]