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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 ‘NSF’ category

 

NSF CISE Letter to the Community- FY 2018 Budget Request

May 24th, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, policy, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following is a letter to the community from Jim Kurose, Assistant Director (AD) and Erwin Gianchandani, Deputy AD of the National Science Foundation‘s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) regarding the FY2018 Budget Request that was released yesterday.  Dear CISE Community, Each year, the President transmits to Congress a budget request for the Executive Branch of the Federal government, including a request for the National Science Foundation (NSF).  Today, the President officially submitted that request for fiscal year (FY) 2018, which begins October 1, 2017, and continues through September 30, 2018.  The President’s FY 2018 Budget Request proposes $6.6 billion for NSF (a decrease of 11.1% from […]

New NSF Program Solicitation on Semiconductor Synthetic Biology for Information Processing and Storage Technologies (SemiSynBio)

May 17th, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following is a guest blog post by Mitra Basu, Program Director in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate at the National Science Foundation. The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently issued a new program solicitation, Semiconductor Synthetic Biology for Information Processing and Storage Technologies (SemiSynBio), aiming to support transformative research that will advance information processing and storage through the integration of synthetic biology concepts with semiconductor technologies. The program is a partnership among NSF’s Directorates for Biological Sciences (BIO), Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), and Engineering (ENG), with the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA). The program synopsis reads as […]

NSF WATCH TALK- Secure Hardware and Cryptography: Contrasts, Synergies and Challenges

May 16th, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF / by Helen Wright

The next WATCH talk, called Secure Hardware and Cryptography: Contrasts, Synergies and Challenges is Thursday, May 18th, from 12 PM-1 PM ET. The presenter is Srini Devadas, the Webster Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Devadas’s research interests span Computer-Aided Design (CAD), computer security, and computer architecture. He has received the 2014 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement award, the 2015 ACM/IEEE Richard Newton technical impact award, and the 2017 IEEE Wallace McDowell award for his research. Devadas is a MacVicar Faculty Fellow and an Everett Moore Baker teaching award recipient, considered MIT’s two highest undergraduate teaching honors. Abstract Numerous cryptographic protocols and mechanisms […]

NSF IIS Division Director Position Available

May 10th, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF / by Helen Wright

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has just published the job description for the open Division Director position in the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) in the CISE Directorate.  IIS supports the study of the interrelated roles of people, computers, and information. IIS-funded activities 1) develop new knowledge about the role of people in the design and use of information technology; 2) increase our capability to create, manage, and understand data and information in circumstances ranging from personal computers to globally-distributed systems; and 3) advance our understanding of how computational systems can exhibit the hallmark of intelligence. The IIS Division Director has managerial and oversight responsibilities for the division, which comprises […]

NSF Awards Early Career Researchers

April 13th, 2017 / in awards, NSF, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Directorate‘s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program has awarded 156 early career engineering faculty with at least $500,000 for their plan to make advances in engineering. The CAREER program, which extends across all of the agency’s science and engineering directorates, allows promising junior faculty to pursue outstanding research and excellence in education while integrating both. Awardees have the flexibility to explore unexpected new terrain uncovered in the course of their research. A number of these CAREER winners have ties to computer science: CAREER: Integrated Research and Education on Delta-Sigma Based Digital Signal Processing Circuits for Low-Power Intelligent Sensors Principal Investigator: Wei Tang, New Mexico State University From […]

NSF WATCH TALK- The Jekyll and Hyde of Smart Contracts

April 11th, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The next WATCH talk, called The Jekyll and Hyde of Smart Contracts is Thursday, April 20th, from 12 – 1 PM ET. The presenter is Ari Juels, a Professor of Computer Science at the Jacobs Institute at Cornell Tech in New York City. He is also Co-Director of the Initiative for CryptoCurrencies and Contracts (IC3). He was previously Chief Scientist at RSA, and received his PhD from UC Berkeley in 1996. Abstract Smart contracts are autonomous programs that run on and inherit the properties of blockchains. They may be viewed as emulating trusted third parties, in that they enforce fair play between parties without preexisting trust relationships. This capability promises to […]