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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South Big Data Hub Roundtable – The Role of Data Science in the Economy

September 25th, 2017 / in Announcements / by Khari Douglas

The South Big Data Hub’s next Data Science Roundtable called The Role of Data Science in the Economy will be held Wednesday, September 27th from Noon – 1:15 PM EST. The roundtable will share the results of a recent report by the North Carolina Office of Science, Technology and Innovation and National Consortium for Data Science that investigates the data economy in North Carolina. The panelists will also discuss and answer questions surrounding the role of data science in the economy.   To attend in person, please RSVP to subers@renci.org. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) 100 Europa Drive Chapel Hill, NC 27517 Directions to RENCI To participate […]

Computer Hardware’s Ongoing Metamorphosis, as reported in the New York Times

September 19th, 2017 / in research horizons, Research News / by Khari Douglas

The following is a guest blog post from CCC Vice Chair and Post Moore’s Law Computing Task Force Chair Mark Hill from University of Wisconsin-Madison and former CCC Chair and Artificial Intelligence Task Force Chair Greg Hager from Johns Hopkins University.  In a recent article, “Chips off the Old Block: Computers Are Taking Cues From Human Brains,” the New York Times highlighted the latest new wave of innovation in computer hardware, the foundation of Information Technology that has so altered our world. Like many generations of innovation before it, these innovations are being driven by the insatiable need for additional computing capacity, in this case due to the new demands of the […]

DataScience@NIH Updates

July 13th, 2017 / in Announcements / by Khari Douglas

Check out the following updates from Data Science at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Data Science Opportunities: The NIH is looking for mentors for the Friday Afternoon Data Science Mentorship Program (FAM). The mentorship program was created to address the increased interest in one-on-one instruction in data science needed for biomedical research. Sign up to be a mentor: https://goo.gl/forms/DECl87E3oYsuEXcj2. Sign up to be a learner: https://goo.gl/forms/Q6kyNqNp8NCk5FPX2. For more information: https://goo.gl/forms/bRQGMTpNTRUCfe0n2 The Center for Open Science is giving away $1,000 to 1,000 researchers who pre-register their research before they publish. This opportunity is available to projects that are entering the data collection phase. Learn more here. The BD2K Training Coordinating Center has been creating and populating the […]

Microsoft Research and NSF Big Data Hubs Collaboration Passes the One-Year Mark

June 23rd, 2017 / in Announcements / by Khari Douglas

The cloud computing partnership between the Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs) and Microsoft Research has just passed the one-year anniversary mark. In June 2016, Microsoft dedicated $3 million in cloud computing credits to support the BD Hubs and the associated Big Data Spokes (BD Spokes) projects. The four Big Data Hubs – split by region into Northeast, South, Midwest, and West – apply data science resources to address regional challenges like agriculture, healthcare, and smart cities. Each Hub is partnered with a set of Spokes, multi-sector teams that focus on research themes with real world impact. The cloud computing credits were given to the hubs as part of the Microsoft Azure for Research […]

CCC Announces New Council Members

April 25th, 2017 / in Announcements / by Khari Douglas

The Computing Research Association (CRA), in consultation with the National Science Foundation (NSF), has appointed six new members to the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Council: Nadya Bliss, Arizona State University Elizabeth Churchill, Google Juliana Freire, New York University Keith Marzullo, University of Maryland Greg Morrisett, Cornell University Manuela Veloso, Carnegie Mellon University Beginning July 1, the new members will each serve three-year terms. The CCC Council is comprised of 20 members who have expertise in diverse areas of computing. They are instrumental in leading CCC’s visioning programs, which help create and enable visions for future computing research. Members serve staggered three-year terms that rotate every July. The CCC and CRA thank those Council members whose terms […]

Congressional Briefing on Cybersecurity for Manufacturers Recap

April 24th, 2017 / in Research News / by Khari Douglas

CCC Council Member Kevin Fu from the University of Michigan contributed to this post.  On April 12th, the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) and MForesight: Alliance for Manufacturing Foresight (MForesight), in conjunction with the House Manufacturing Caucus, held a Congressional briefing on Cybersecurity for Manufacturers that highlighted the outcomes of the March workshop of the same name and discussed the challenges to cybersecurity and potential next steps for its improvement in the U.S. manufacturing space. The briefing featured members of the CCC and MForesight, as well as experts from government, academia, and the private sector: Ann Drobnis, CCC Director Robert Frazier, Lockheed Martin Kevin Fu, University of Michigan/CCC Council Member Sridhar […]