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.


Archive for the ‘Announcements’ category

 

35 Innovators Under the Age of 35

August 17th, 2017 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Every year the MIT Technology Review publishes a list of 35 innovators under the age of 35. They recently published the list for 2017. Of the 35 innovators, 14 are working on problems related to computer science. This list includes Suchi Saria from Johns Hopkins University, who was one of the presenters at the Computing Community Consortium’s (CCC) Artificial Intelligence For Social Good workshop in June 2016. Her talk Making ‘Meaningful Use’ more meaningful was about her research of putting existing medical data to work to predict sepsis risk. Some of the other computer scientists include Ian Goodfellow, Google Brain, who invented a way for neural networks to get better by working together; Lorenz Meier, Swiss […]

DataScience@NIH Updates

August 15th, 2017 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News, resources / by Helen Wright

Check out the following updates from Data Science at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Data Science Opportunities: Big Data Neuroscience Workshop 2017 Organized by the Advanced Neuroscience Network (ACNN) September 8 – 9, 2017 in Bloomington, IN. Register or learn more about the workshop here. BD2K Training Coordinating Center has been creating the Educational Resource Discovery Index (ERuDIte) Database of 10,000+ data science educational resources from collective BD2K activities and from around the web. Learn more here. Find the ERuDite search box at the top of the page to access the database. To contribute your feedback, contact John Van Horn at jvanhorn@usc.edu. Data Science Events: Registration is open for the California Big Data to […]

Global City Teams Challenge Expo 2017

August 10th, 2017 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The 2017 Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) Expo on August 28-29 in Washington, DC will bring together over 100 cities and communities around the world in partnership with more than 300 companies, universities, non-profits, and federal government agencies to share and exhibit their smart city projects and the impacts to their communities. See the agenda here. There will be over 200 speakers at the Expo, including the industry speakers below: Wilfred Pinfold, CEO, Urban Systems Ken Thompson, Deputy Director, Intelligent Water Solutions, CH2M Steve Wimsatt, Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Ruckus Wireless Jennifer Robinson, Director of Local Government Solutions, SAS Derick Lee, Founder and Chief Architect, PilotCity Scott Pomeroy, President, Scalable Strategies […]

How do we forge a new frontier in advanced computing?

August 8th, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

How do we forge a new frontier in advanced computing? With Stampede 2!  Recently, the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded a new super computer called Stampede 2, which will advance the nation’s science and engineering agenda using the latest technology at an unprecedented scale. Stampede 2 is based at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin, but it will serve tens of thousands of researchers and educators across the U.S. Building on the success of the initial Stampede system, Stampede 2 is the newest strategic supercomputing resource for the nation’s research and education community. It will offer more than twice the overall memory, storage capacity, bandwidth […]

NSF Issues Awards to Advance a National Research Infrastructure for Neuroscience

August 7th, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made 17 Next Generation Networks for Neuroscience (NeuroNex) awards to aid the research community as it pursues one of its grandest challenges: understanding the brain. These projects will support the development of innovative, accessible and shared capabilities and resources, as well as theoretical frameworks and computational modeling to advance neuroscience research. The overall goal of this activity is to establish a coherent national infrastructure to enhance our understanding of brain function across organizational levels and a diversity of species. NeuroNex is one element of Understanding the Brain, NSF’s multi-year effort to enable a scientific understanding of the full complexity of the brain. Nine of the new […]

NSF Japan-US Network Opportunity 2 (JUNO2)

August 3rd, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, policy / by Helen Wright

The Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) within the National Science Foundation‘s (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) supports research and education activities that develop a better understanding of the fundamental properties of computer and network systems and to create better abstractions and tools for designing, building, analyzing, and measuring future systems. NSF and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) of Japan have agreed to embark on a collaborative research program to address compelling research challenges associated with enabling trustworthy networks supporting the Internet of Things (IoT) and cyber-physical systems (CPS). This NSF Japan-US Network Opportunity (JUNO2) solicitation parallels an equivalent NICT solicitation. […]