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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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 […]

NAS Releases Information Technology and The U.S. Workforce Report

April 17th, 2017 / in Announcements / by Khari Douglas

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on Information Technology, Automation, and the U.S. Workforce released a report last week called Information Technology and the US Workforce: Where are we and Where Do We Go From Here. The report, co-chaired by Eric Brynjolfsson (MIT) and Tom Mitchell (CMU), highlights the impacts of information technology on the current and future US workforce. Recent advances in computing and communication technologies have had and will continue to have a profound impact on our society. Soon technology will affect almost every occupation. This is creating large economics benefits but is also leading to significant changes for our workforce. From the Report Description: […]

Call for Proposals: Creating Visions for Computing Research

March 29th, 2017 / in Announcements, awards, big science, CCC / by Khari Douglas

The mission of Computing Research Association’s (CRA) Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is to catalyze the computing research community and enable the pursuit of innovative, high-impact research. CCC conducts activities that strengthen the research community, articulate compelling research visions, and align those visions with pressing national and global challenges. CCC communicates the importance of those visions to policymakers, government and industry stakeholders, the public, and the research community itself. In accordance with the mission, CCC is issuing a new call for proposals for workshops that will catalyze and enable innovative research at the frontiers of computing. From the solicitation: Successful activities will articulate new research visions, galvanize community interest in those visions, mobilize support for those visions from the […]