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


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 […]

CADENS Seeking Data and Visualizations

November 25th, 2015 / in Announcements, awards, NSF, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Does your research generate, analyze, and/or visualize data using advanced digital resources? CADENS is looking for scientific data to visualize or existing data visualizations to weave into larger documentary narratives in a series of fulldome digital films and TV programs aimed at broad public audiences. Visualizations of your work could reach millions of people, amplifying its greater societal impacts! The deadline to submit your application for the next documentary production is November 30, 2015. It’s easy—just answer a few questions on the web form found here.  The process for selecting scientific data and visualizations to be included in CADENS projects is unlike typical proposal review procedures. This selection process involves […]

New NIH Prize Competition to Advance Open Science

November 10th, 2015 / in Announcements, awards, big science, policy, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has partnered with London-based Wellcome Trust and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to launch a global science competition for new products to advance “open science,” a movement to make scientific research data broadly accessible to the public. From the NIH news release: The volume of digital information generated by biomedical research often called “big data” is growing at a rapidly increasing pace. Researchers’ ability to derive knowledge from data is hindered by their ability to find, access and use it. The goal of the Open Science Prize is to support the development and prototyping of services, tools and platforms to overcome these hurdles to ensure data […]

NSF Announces Four Awards to Establish Regional Hubs for Data Science

November 3rd, 2015 / in Announcements, awards, CCC, CRA, NSF / by Helen Wright

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced four awards totaling more than $5 million to establish regional hubs for data science innovation. These Big Data Regional Innovation Hub (BD Hubs) awards will create a consortia to catalyze multi-sector partnerships. The consortia are coordinated by top data scientists at Columbia University (Northeast Hub), Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of North Carolina (South Hub), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Midwest Hub) and the University of California, San Diego, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Washington (West Hub). The projects from this first phase of the program will help establish the governance structure of the BD Hub consortia, support the […]