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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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 […]

New Program Solicitation for the CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII)

April 19th, 2017 / in Announcements / by Khari Douglas

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released a new program solicitation for the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII). The CRII program aims to award grants that support independent research to new PhDs in their first academic position in order to support the growth of future scientists and researchers in computing. The grants are intended to support untenured faculty and researchers for their first three to five years after the completion of their PhD. From the solicitation: This solicitation provides the opportunity for early-career researchers to recruit and mentor their first graduate students (or undergraduate students, in the case of faculty at undergraduate and two-year […]

Robotics Expert to Lead Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation (NSF)

April 18th, 2017 / in Announcements / by Khari Douglas

Dawn Tilbury, professor of mechanical engineering and former associate dean for research at the University of Michigan‘s College of Engineering, will become the Assistant Director for Engineering (ENG) at the National Science Foundation in June. She has been a professor at the University of Michigan since 1995 and has a wide range of active research projects in the theory and application of control. Recently, she has been conducting research in manufacturing systems, mobile robotics, and modeling of physiological systems. She is the inaugural chair of the Robotics Steering Committee at the University of Michigan, and has identified and capitalized on opportunities to advance robotics research at the university. NSF Director France […]