Archive for the ‘awards’ category


Computer Science Projects Among Popular Mechanics’ Breakthrough Awardees

October 4th, 2012
Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics, the American Magazine which features regular articles on science and technology, released their annual breakthrough awardees earlier this week.  These awards highlight innovations that have the potential to make the world smarter, safer and more efficient. A total of ten awards were announced and at least four of the awardees feature computer science ...

NSF Invests Nearly $15 million in Big Data and New Interagency Challenge Announced

October 3rd, 2012
Tech America Logo [credit: Tech America]

Today at a briefing on Capitol Hill titled, "Big Data, Bigger Opportunities", hosted by Tech America, The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced $15 million in funding for Big Data research. These awards come nearly six months after the Obama Administration released it's substantial R&D initiative in March of this year. The ...

Mozilla and NSF Announce First Round of Winners for Brainstorming Phase of Ignite Challenge

September 26th, 2012
Mozilla Ignite [credit: Mozilla Foundation]

As we've previously blogged, Mozilla and the National Science Foundation (NSF) have teamed up for a challenge, called "Mozilla Ignite", which focuses on the development of apps for faster, smarter internet of the future. Apps were designed to address needs in advanced manufacturing, education and workforce technologies, emergency preparedness and public safety, healthcare technologies and ...

NSF Awards $50 million for Cybersecure Research Projects

September 25th, 2012
U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) [image courtesy NSF].

Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded $50 million for research projects designed to help build a secure cyber society and protect the US infrastructure. The awards come from the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Program (SaTC), which "builds on [NSF's] long-term support for a wide range of cutting edge interdisciplinary research and education activities to ...

Vipin Kumar to Receive 2012 ACM SIGKDD Innovation Award

August 6th, 2012
Vipin Kumar to receive the 2012 ACM SIGKDD Innovation Award [image courtesy ACM SIGKDD].

Vipin Kumar, the William Norris Professor and head of computer science and engineering at the University of Minnesota, will receive the Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD) 2012 Innovation Award at the opening plenary of the 18th international ACM SIGKDD Conference next Sunday in Beijing, China. Since ...

Judea Pearl’s Turing Award Lecture at AAAI-12

August 2nd, 2012
Douglas Fisher, Vanderbilt University

Judea Pearl received the 2011 ACM A. M. Turing Award "for fundamental contributions to artificial intelligence through the development of a calculus for probabilistic and causal reasoning." In this guest post, Douglas Fisher, associate professor of computer science and computer engineering at Vanderbilt, summarizes Pearl's Turing Award Lecture, delivered at last week's AAAI Conference. Professor Pearl ...