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 ‘NSF’ category


NSF CISE Distinguished Lecture- Improving the Reproducibility of Computational Research

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

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) is pleased to announce a distinguished lecture on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 2:00 PM EDT by Russell Poldrack, from Stanford University, called Improving the Reproducibility of Computational Research. Russell A. Poldrack is the Albert Ray Lang Professor in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University, and Director of the Stanford Center for Reproducible Neuroscience.  His research uses neuroimaging to understand the brain systems underlying decision making and executive function.  His lab is also engaged in the development of neuroinformatics tools to help improve the reproducibility and transparency of neuroscience, including the and data sharing projects and the Cognitive Atlas ontology. Abstract: As the […]

NSF WATCH TALK- Securing the Network Time Protocol

March 8th, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, Research News / by Helen Wright

The next WATCH talk, called Securing the Network Time Protocol is Thursday, March 16th, from 11 AM-12 PM EST. The presenter is Sharon Goldberg, an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at Boston University. Her research uses tools from theory (cryptography, game-theory, algorithms), and networking (measurement, modeling, and simulation) to solve practical problems in network security. She received her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2009, her B.A.Sc. from the University of Toronto in 2003, has worked as a researcher at IBM, Cisco, and Microsoft, as an engineer at Bell Canada and Hydro One Networks, and has served on working groups of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Internet Engineering Task […]

NSF and Big Data Hubs Receive Cloud Credits for Big Data Research

February 23rd, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, Research News / by Khari Douglas

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, and Microsoft will participate in it’s new Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering (BIGDATA) research program. The three major cloud providers will supply cloud credits and resources to qualifying NSF-funded projects. This collaboration aims to combine cutting-edge, industry cloud computing resources with real data sets and assorted NSF-supported projects to advance research in big data and data science. Proposal submissions are due March 15, 2017 through March 22, 2017 (and no later than 5 p.m. submitter’s local time on March 22nd).  All those interested in submitting a […]

NSF Workshop Report on Grand Challenges in Edge Computing

February 21st, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, research horizons, Research News, workshop reports / by Helen Wright

The following is a guest blog post by Weisong Shi, a Charles H. Gershenson Distinguished Faculty Fellow and a Professor of Computer Science at Wayne State University. The organizing committee for the National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored Grand Challenges in Edge Computing has released their workshop report. The workshop, held in October 26, 2016, brought together experts from academia, government, and industry to assess the vision, recent trends, state-of-the-art research, and impending challenges of the edge computing. the objectives of the workshop include: Foster the edge computing community; Set the vision and identify grand challenges and open problems; Identify collaboration mechanisms among academia, industry and government. This report serves as […]

NSF WATCH Talk- Industry Leaders and Academic Privacy Researchers: Adversaries or Partners?

February 9th, 2017 / in NSF, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The next WATCH talk, called Industry Leaders and Academic Privacy Researchers: Adversaries or Partners? is Thursday, February 16th, from Noon-1pm EST. The presenter is Jules Polonetsky, CEO of the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), which is a Washington, D.C. based think tank that seeks to advance responsible data practices. FPF is supported by the chief privacy officers of more than 110 leading companies, several foundations, as well as by an advisory board comprised of the country’s leading academics and advocates. FPF’s current projects focus on Big Data, Mobile, Location, Apps, the Internet of Things, Wearables, De-Identification, Connected Cars and Student Privacy. Jules previous roles have included serving as Chief Privacy Officer at AOL […]

NSF CISE Distinguished Lecture- Emerging Role of Mobile Phones in Health

February 8th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, NSF, Research News / by Helen Wright

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) is pleased to announce a distinguished lecture on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 2:00PM EST by Computing Community Consoritum (CCC) Council Member Shwetak Patel titled Emerging Role of Mobile Phones in Health.  Shwetak Patel is the Washington Research Foundation Endowed Professor in Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington, where he directs the Ubicomp Lab. His research is in the areas of Human-Computer Interaction, Ubiquitous Computing, and Sensor-Enabled Embedded Systems, with a particular emphasis on the application of computing to health and sustainability. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech in 2008. […]