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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NSF Data Science Webinar- Tools for data, science, scientists and reasoning machines

February 5th, 2018 / in Announcements, NSF, research horizons / by Helen Wright

The AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows at the National Science Foundation (NSF) have organized another webinar in their Data Science Seminar Series from Stan Ahalt on Tools for data, science, scientists and reasoning machines. The webinar will be tomorrow, Tuesday, February 6, 2018, from 2:00PM-3:00PM ET. Stan Ahalt is director of the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He leads a team of research scientists, software and network engineers, data science specialists and visualization experts who work closely with faculty research teams at UNC, Duke, NC State and with partners across the country. RENCI’s role is to provide enabling cyberinfrastructure to these research collaborations, which often means working on the challenges of […]

NSF Distinguished Lecture: Modern Automotive Vulnerabilities: Problems, Causes and Outcomes

January 31st, 2018 / in Announcements, NSF, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Professor Stefan Savage of the University of California, San Diego will present “Modern Automotive Vulnerabilities: Problems, Causes, and Outcomes,” part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) Distinguished Lecture series on February 8, 2018, from 2:00PM to 3:00PM ET. Stefan Savage is a professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington and a B.S. in Applied History from Carnegie Mellon University. Savage is a full-time empiricist, whose research interests lie at the intersection of computer security, distributed systems and networking.  He currently serves as co-director of UCSD’s Center […]

Nominations Sought for New CCC Council Members

January 26th, 2018 / 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 research community, and facilitates the […]

Connecting Computing Research with National Priorities

January 23rd, 2018 / in CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

For weeks we have been recapping the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Symposium from the perspective of the researchers and industry representatives who presented their work on each panel. This week, we are getting a different perspective. The goal of the final panel, called Connecting Computing Research with National Priorities and moderated by CCC Vice Chair Mark D. Hill, was to get a perspective from people who have or are currently serving in government. The panelists included: Will Barkis, from Orange Silicon Valley, shared a Silicon Valley perspective and called for increasing investment in basic research and development to benefit society as well as support innovation in industry. He emphasized that collaboration […]

Microsoft Research Podcast on Quantum Computing

January 18th, 2018 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The terms superposition, entanglement, and interference might sound like they are from a superhero movie, but they are in fact very important terms in the field of quantum computing. Quantum computing is very different from classical digital on/off computing, which you might be more familiar with. It relies on the principles of quantum mechanics to compute and uses these terms to store information in a quantum state. Recently, the Microsoft Research Podcast interviewed Microsoft Principal Research Manager, Dr. Krysta Svore about her field of quantum computing. In the podcast, Svore talks about how quantum computing can do so much more than digital computing. With quantum algorithms we can “solve real […]

Nominations Sought for New CCC Council Members

January 16th, 2018 / in Announcements, CCC, Research News / 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 research community, and facilitates the […]