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 ‘CRA’ category


Tom Kalil Awarded the 2017 CRA Distinguished Service Award

March 6th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, CRA, Research News, robotics / by Helen Wright

Greg Hager, former Computing Community Consortium (CCC) chair and Mandell Bellmore Professor of Computer Science at The Johns Hopkins University, contributed to this post. Last week, the CRA Board of Directors announced that Tom Kalil was selected as the 2017 recipient of the CRA Distinguished Service Award for “his long history of leading national initiatives that have had a transformational impact on the computing research community and as an exemplary spokesperson, advocate, and collaborator for the computing research community.” According to Greg Hager, former CCC chair, “Tom has a unique ability to envision and articulate the impact of major science and technology initiatives and, even more importantly, to find mechanisms to bring them […]

Whistling Past the Graveyard: What the End of Moore’s Law Means to All of Computing

August 8th, 2016 / in CRA, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following is a guest blog post from Tom Conte of Georgia Tech. Is “Moore’s Law” ending? If so, what does this mean to all of us in the field of Computing? These questions were discussed at a July 2016 panel at Computing Research Association Conference at Snowbird that included a technologist (Paolo Gargini, Intel fellow-emeritus), three computer architects (Profs. David Brooks of Harvard, Mark D. Hill of Wisconsin-Madison, and Tom Conte of Georgia Tech), and a quantum computer scientist (Dr. Krysta Svore of Microsoft Research), organized by Conte and Margaret Martonosi of Princeton. Is “Moore’s Law” ending? The answer depends on what you think Moore’s Law means. First, if Moore’s […]

Reminder- Nominations Sought for New CCC Council Members!

January 12th, 2016 / in Announcements, CRA / by Helen Wright

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is charged with catalyzing and empowering the U.S. computing research community to articulate and advance major research directions for the field. To do so, the CCC needs truly visionary leaders — people with great ideas, sound judgment, and the willingness to work hard to see things to completion. Please help the computing community by nominating such people for the Council. Established in 2006 through a cooperative agreement between the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Computing Research Association (CRA) — representing over 220 North American academic departments, industrial research labs, and professional societies with computing research interests, the CCC provides a voice for the national computing […]

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 […]

New CRA Blog- The CRA Bulletin

October 30th, 2015 / in Announcements, CRA / by Helen Wright

The Computing Research Association (CRA) has launched a new blog! The CRA Bulletin is a news and announcement blog that focuses on topics of interest to the computing research community. The blog will highlight interesting opportunities for researchers and students, news from the field, developments in diversity, and announcements from award programs and other CRA initiatives. The Bulletin is the perfect complement to the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Blog. Subscribe to it today!

The CCC Needs Your Input on Software Security

October 19th, 2015 / in Announcements, CCC, CRA, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014 mandated a report to Congress on the status of a Cybersecurity Research Plan, specifically focusing on software security. The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is in a unique position to provide input from the computer science research community to the report before it is finalized. There is a hope that this report will influence decisions about the areas on which to focus and make future research funding available through different federal agencies. In order to prepare this feedback, we have formed an editorial team consisting of Kevin Fu, Lorrie Cranor, Cynthia Dwork and Avi Rubin.  Specifically, we are looking for a brief response to the below […]