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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Fulbright Israel Post-Doctoral Fellowship: a computer scientist’s story

June 9th, 2014 / in Uncategorized / by Shar Steed

The United States-Israel Educational Foundation, the Fulbright commission for Israel, offers fellowships to American post-doctoral researchers in support of work to be carried out at Israeli universities during the course of the 2015-2017 academic years. While the fellowships are offered to all disciplines, CCC would like to highlight the story of computer scientist David P. Dobkin. In the following post, David reflects on his experience. At the time of my Fulbright in 2000 I was Phillip Y. Goldman ’86 Professor of Computer Science and chair of the Computer Science Department at Princeton University.  My research area has evolved over time from theoretical computer science to computational geometry and on to computer graphics.  While […]

New Funding Opportunity to Support Early-Career CISE Researchers

May 28th, 2014 / in Uncategorized / by Shar Steed

The following is a special contribution to the blog from Farnam Jahanian, Assistant Director for the Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) Directorate at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dear Computer and Information Science and Engineering Community, It is my pleasure to let you know that NSF is offering a new opportunity, CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII), to support early-career researchers in our discipline.  This program reaffirms CISE’s commitment to the support and growth of future generations of computer and information scientists and engineers and complements our investments in the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program. The goal of CRII is to contribute to the growth and development of future generations of scientists and engineers who will dedicate their careers […]

2014 Computing Innovation Fellows Workshop: Research, Innovation, Impact

May 27th, 2014 / in Uncategorized / by Shar Steed

The Computing Innovation Fellows (CI Fellows) project, was a program that granted short-term postdoctoral fellowships to help keep recent graduates in the field during the economic downturn. Between 2009 and 2011, 127 PhD graduates in computer science and related fields were awarded  CI Fellowships. The program has ended and the former CI Fellows are now in the early years of their formal careers.   Computing Innovation Fellows (CI Fellows) from all three cohorts (2009, 2010, 2011) assembled on May 22-23 in San Francisco, CA to reflect on the success of the program and absorb information and advice from leaders in computing research. This was the first gathering of all three […]

Supporting Scientific Discovery through Norms and Practices for Software and Data Citation and Attribution

May 20th, 2014 / in Uncategorized / by Shar Steed

The following announcement is a special contribution from the National Science Foundation. Dear Colleague: How scientific research is conducted across all science disciplines is changing. One important direction of change is toward more open science, often driven by projects in which the output is purely digital, i.e., software or data. Scientists and engineers who develop software and generate data for their research spend significant time in the initial development of software or data frameworks, where they focus on the instantiation of a new idea, the widespread use of some infrastructure, or the evaluation of concepts for a new standard. Despite the growing importance of data and software products the effort […]

CCC Welcomes Helen Vasaly

May 12th, 2014 / in Announcements, CCC / by Shar Steed

Computing Research Association is pleased to announce the hire of Helen Vasaly as a Program Associate for the Computing Community Consortium. In her current role, Helen interacts with members of the research community and policy makers to organize meetings, workshops, and outreach activities. Previously, she was a Science Education Analyst at the National Science Foundation working on promoting excellence in undergraduate STEM education for the Education and Human Resources Directorate. Helen organized and participated in a number of outreach events and conferences for many programs including the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program,whose goal is to increase the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation’s economy. She holds a bachelor’s of science in […]

May 15 WATCH Talk: STAR-Vote – A Secure, Transparent, Auditable and Reliable Voting System

May 9th, 2014 / in Uncategorized / by Shar Steed

On May 15, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will host it’s next Washington Area Trustworthy Computing Hour (WATCH) talk. The talk will be “STAR-Vote – A Secure, Transparent, Auditable and Reliable Voting System.” The speaker will be Dan Wallach, professor in the Department of Computer Science and a Rice Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston, Texas. From the abstract: STAR-Vote is a collaboration between a number of academics and the Travis County (Austin), Texas elections office, which currently uses a DRE voting system and previously used an optical scan voting system. STAR-Vote represents a rare opportunity for a variety of sophisticated technologies, such as end-to-end cryptography and […]