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 ‘CIFellows’ category


Travis Deyle, Former CI Fellow, Current Innovator

August 25th, 2015 / in CIFellows / by Khari Douglas

Last week we published a blog post highlighting the MIT Technology Review’s 2015 list of 35 innovators under the age of 35. This list included Travis Deyle who was a member of the Computing Community Consortium’s (CCC) CI Fellow program in 2011 and currently works at Google X Life Sciences where he has been part of a team that developed glucose-sensing and autofocusing contact lenses. Travis earned a PhD in healthcare robotics from Georgia Tech in 2011, where he built some of the first mobile robots capable operating in real homes. These robots could be used for tasks such as robot-mediated medication delivery fetching and retrieving tagged objects, and helping […]

Expertise On Demand

February 5th, 2015 / in CIFellows, Research News / by Helen Wright

  The following is a guest blog post by Sharoda Paul, former Computing Community Consortium (CCC) CI Fellow now Collaboration Researcher at GE Global Research.  In 2011, GE embarked on a multibillion-dollar initiative called the Industrial Internet. Their vision was to augment industrial assets with sensors and connect them to a common platform that would leverage advanced analytics for efficiency gains. While it’s easy to focus on the power of big iron and big data when thinking about the Industrial Internet, the people who work on industrial assets are equally critical to delivering results. Just as intelligent machines can deliver the right information to the right people at the right […]

Towards Big Data Computing at Extreme-Scales

October 15th, 2014 / in CCC, CIFellows / by Helen Wright

Periodically the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) will highlight former CI Fellows to showcase their current research. The following was submitted by Dr. Ioan Raicu.  Former Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Computing Innovation Fellow (CI Fellow), Dr. Ioan Raicu, now an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and a research faculty member in the Math and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory, focuses on the relatively new distributed systems paradigm called Many-Task Computing (MTC). MTC aims to bridge the gap between two predominant paradigms, namely High-Throughput Computing (HTC) and High-Performance Computing (HPC). His work has focused on defining and exploring both the theory and practical aspects of realizing […]

Transforming Healthcare Delivery

September 30th, 2014 / in CIFellows, Research News / by Helen Wright

Former Computing Community Consortium (CCC) CI Fellow, Dr. Suchi Saria, now an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University, emphasizes the important role that computational scientists can play towards advancing and improving healthcare delivery in a computational healthcare article in IEEE Intelligent Systems. The transfer of healthcare records from paper to digital records has been a tremendous catalyst for accelerating change. Today much of an individual’s health data- demographics, personal and family medical history, current and past treatments, vaccination records, laboratory test and results, and so on-are stored in electronic healthcare records (EHRs). This has had a huge impact on data-driven innovations in healthcare delivery. In the article A $3 Trillion […]

CIFellow Sharoda Paul Featured in the New York Times

November 27th, 2012 / in CIFellows / by Shar Steed

Sharoda Paul, a former CIFellow, was recently featured in the New York Times article,“Looking to Industry for the Next Digital Disruption.” After her postdoctoral fellowship at a Palo Alto research center as a 2010-11 CIFellow, Sharoda Paul, an expert in social computing, chose a different path than many of her peers. While others considered jobs at big Silicon Valley companies, she decided to work for General Electric, the nation’s largest industrial company. Sharoda is one of 250 engineers recruited by General Electric, and they plan to increase their numbers of computer scientists and software developers to 400, and to invest $1 billion in the center by 2015. “The buildup is part of G.E’s big bet on what it calls […]

Miriah Meyer Named a 2013 TED Fellow

November 12th, 2012 / in awards, CIFellows / by Kenneth Hines

Every year since 2007, The TED Fellows program has recognized young innovators from around the globe for their “insightful, bold ideas that have the potential to influence our world.” Last week, Miriah Meyer, one of our 2009 Computing Innovation Fellows, was selected as one of the 2013 TED Fellows – one of 20 fellows selected out of over 1200 applicants – for her pioneering efforts in interactive visualization: Miriah Meyer (USA) – Science visualization designer American designer who creates interactive visualization systems that help scientists make sense of complex data. Miriah is being given the option to participate in either the TED Conference in Long Beach, CA, or the TEDGlobal in Edinburg, U.K. It’s worth noting that Miriah […]