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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 Distinguished Lecture: Visualizing Science and Technology

January 8th, 2018 / in Announcements, NSF, policy, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Professor Katy Börner of Indiana University will present “Visualizing Science and Technology,” part of the NSF National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) lecture series on January 16, 2018, from 10:30AM to 11:30AM ET. Katy Börner is the Victor H. Yngve Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Information Science, School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering; Adjunct Professor in the Department of Statistics, College of Arts and Sciences; and Core Faculty of Cognitive Science at Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind. Abstract In the information age, high-performance computing (HPC), big data, and advanced data mining, modeling and visualization algorithms are employed to solve major health, energy, environmental, and other challenges. Well-designed data visualizations make it possible to rapidly explore, understand, […]

NSF DCL RAISE on Enabling Quantum Leap: Transformational Advances in Quantum Systems

December 18th, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, policy, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following is a  National Science Foundation (NSF) multi-directorate Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) on Quantum Leap and Convergent Research, which are two of the 10 NSF Big Ideas for Future Investment. December 14, 2017 Dear Colleagues: In 2016, the National Science Foundation (NSF) identified 10 Big Ideas for Future Investment. The opportunity described in this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) overlaps with two of those Big Ideas: Quantum Leap, which is a multi-pronged effort to advance fundamental understanding of quantum phenomena, materials, communications, and systems, and Convergent Research, which fosters the merging of ideas and approaches from widely diverse fields. This DCL aims to encourage researchers to submit interdisciplinary research projects that must include […]

CS Education Week 2017!

December 8th, 2017 / in Announcements, CS education, NSF, pipeline, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following is a letter to the community from James Kurose, Assistant Director, and Erwin Gianchandani, Deputy Assistant Director, of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) about CSEdWeek.  Dear CISE Colleagues, This year’s CSEdWeek is underway—with students, parents, teachers, school officials, and out-of-school providers focused on showing kids—all kids—that computing can be creative, fun, and empowering. And thanks to so many of you, computer science (CS) education is becoming mainstream! At CISE, we see CS K-12 education as an integral part of our longstanding efforts to ensure the development of a diverse workforce that understands foundational concepts of computing and information science and engineering, knows how to effectively […]

NSF Partnerships for Innovation Webinar

December 7th, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, Research News / by Helen Wright

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Partnerships for Innovation program (PFI) offers researchers the opportunity to transform new knowledge into societal benefits through translational research and technology development efforts that catalyze partnerships and accelerate innovations. The FY 2018 PFI solicitation offers two broad tracks for proposals: Technology Translation (PFI-TT) track Research Partnerships (PFI-RP) track Join this webinar to learn more about the program goals, its two tracks, eligibility and other aspects of the solicitation. Potential investigators and partners are encouraged to attend. December 13, 2017 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET Advance registration for the webinar is required. Register via WebEx here.  For more information, see this website. 

NSF Lecture- Soft Materials Research in the Era of Machine Learning

December 4th, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, policy, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Professor Juan de Pablo from the Institute for Molecular Engineering at University of Chicago will be giving a lecture on Soft Materials Research in the Era of Machine Learning at the National Science Foundation (NSF) on Monday, December 11th at 2:00-3:00PM ET.  Juan de Pablo is the Liew Family Professor and Deputy Director for Education and Outreach of the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago.  He earned his BChE from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and his PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He conducted postdoctoral research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich and joined the faculty of the University […]

NSF DCL: Request for Information on Mid-scale Research Infrastructure

December 1st, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

National Science Foundation (NSF) Assistant Director for the Directorate of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) James Kurose has issued the following letter to the community to request information on Mid-scale Research Infrastructure. Dear Colleague Letter: Request for Information on Mid-scale Research Infrastructure October 6, 2017 Overview This Request for Information (RFI) is issued in response to the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (AICA, Public Law No. 114-329), Section 109. NSF seeks information on existing and future needs for mid-scale research infrastructure projects from the US-based NSF science and engineering community. Definitions For the purposes of this RFI, NSF defines Research Infrastructure (RI) as any combination of facilities, equipment, instrumentation, computational hardware and software, and […]