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 ‘awards’ category

 

EPA’s Smart City Air Challenge

October 3rd, 2016 / in Announcements, awards / by Khari Douglas

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is offering up to $40,000 to two communities as part of their Smart City Air Challenge in order to help the communities create and implement plans to deploy air quality sensors and share the subsequent data. To qualify, communities will need to submit their plans detailing how they will deploy hundreds of air quality sensors and how they will manage the data they collect. The award money will not cover the entire program costs – communities will need to partner with sensor manufactures, data management companies, and other necessary industry partners in order to fully realize their plans. After a year the EPA will evaluate […]

2 Computer Scientists in the 2016 MacArthur Fellows Class

September 27th, 2016 / in Announcements, awards / by Khari Douglas

The MacArthur Foundation has announced it’s 2016 MacArthur Fellows, a list that features 23 individuals who “are breaking new ground in areas of public concern, in the arts, and in the sciences.” The Fellowship grants each recipient $625,000 in order to pursue their interests for the benefit of human society. This year’s list includes two computer scientists – Subhash Khot, professor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU and Bill Thies, Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research India. Professor Khot is a theoretical computer scientist who is focuses his research on the limits of computing, in particular the study of the Unique Games Conjecture (UGC), which postulates that the […]

2006’s Most Influential PLDI Paper Award Goes To…

June 21st, 2016 / in Announcements, awards / by Khari Douglas

CCC Council Member Ben Zorn and his co-author Emery Berger were recently honored with the Most Influential PLDI Paper Award by ACM SIGPLAN for their 2006 paper DieHard: probabilistic memory safety for unsafe languages. SIGPLAN is a Special Interest Group of ACM that focuses on Programming Languages. In particular, SIGPLAN explores the design, implementation, theory, and efficient use of programming languages and associated tools. The Most Influential PLDI Paper Award is presented annually to the author(s) of a paper presented at the PLDI held 10 years prior to the award year. The award includes a prize of $1,000 to be split among the authors of the winning paper. The papers […]

Blue Sky Ideas Track Held at AAAI-16

March 2nd, 2016 / in Announcements, awards, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) recently sponsored a Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track at the 30th Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-16), February 12-17, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. The purpose of this conference was to promote research in artificial intelligence (AI) and scientific exchange among AI researchers, practitioners, scientists, and engineers in affiliated disciplines. The goal of this track was to present ideas and visions that can stimulate the research community to pursue new directions, such as new problems, new application domains, or new methodologies. CCC Chair Greg Hager presented the awards to the three winning papers. Indefinite Scalability for Living Computation David H. Ackley (University of New Mexico) * To watch a video […]

National Academy of Engineering Elects New Members

February 8th, 2016 / in Announcements, awards, Research News / by Helen Wright

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 80 new members and 22 foreign members. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,275 and the number of foreign members to 232. Many of the newly elected members work in fields related to computer science. Here are a few of them: Thomas E. Anderson, Warren Francis and Wilma Kolm Bradley Endowed Chair in Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle.  For contributions to the design of resilient and efficient distributed computer systems. Dan Boneh, professor of computer science and electrical engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.  For contributions to the theory and practice of cryptography and computer security. Frederick R. Chang, director, […]

2016 IEEE Fellows

December 16th, 2015 / in Announcements, awards / by Khari Douglas

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has released its 2016 list of newly elevated fellows. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is given to a IEEE member with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest by the Board of Directors. This year’s list features a number of impressive computer scientist, including CCC Council member Lorenzo Alvisi, University of Texas at Austin, for contributions to reliable distributed systems; Tracy Camp, Colorado School of Mines and who serves on the CRA-W and CRA Board of Directors, for contributions to wireless networking; and Lorrie Cranor, Carnegie Mellon University, for contributions to privacy engineering. Congratulations to all the recipients for […]