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 Issues First Convergence Awards – Including those in Human Technology Frontier Space

September 21st, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, pipeline, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Recently, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has been looking to highlight the value of convergence. The deep integration of multiple disciplines in order to advance scientific discovery and innovation. As a result, they have announced their first set of convergence awards. The 23 newly awarded projects will foster convergence to address grand challenges in the context of five of NSF’s “10 Big Ideas for Future NSF Investments,” a set of cutting-edge research agendas uniquely suited for NSF’s broad portfolio of investments. One of these five ideas is work in the human technology frontier space. This is also, quintessentially, one of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) 2017-2018 task forces. The Human Technology Frontier task force focuses on the […]

NSF WATCH TALK- The Science of Deep Specification

September 14th, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, Research News / by Helen Wright

The next WATCH talk, called The Science of Deep Specification is Thursday, September 21st, from 12 PM-1 PM EST. The presenter is Benjamin Pierce, a Henry Salvatori Professor of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania and a Fellow of the ACM. His research interests include programming languages, type systems, language-based security, computer-assisted formal verification, differential privacy, and synchronization technologies. He is the author of the widely used graduate textbooks Types and Programming Languages and Software Foundations. He has served as co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Functional Programming, as Managing Editor for Logical Methods in Computer Science, and as editorial board member of Mathematical Structures in Computer Science, Formal Aspects of Computing, and […]

NSF/CISE Launches Search Committee for Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) Division Director

September 13th, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF / 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).  Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to announce that the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) has formed a search committee for the next Division Director for its Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF). As many of you know, Rao Kosaraju, who has served as CCF Division Director since January 2015, will be completing his rotation and returning to his institution, Johns Hopkins University, this coming January.  While at NSF/CISE, Rao has provided truly outstanding […]

NSF and CISE information related to Hurricane Harvey

September 8th, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, policy, 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).  Dear CISE Community, Our thoughts are with all those affected by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath.  We want to take this opportunity to share important information posted by NSF, which includes a notice announcing NSF’s intent to extend proposal submission and other administrative deadlines for those affected (also included below), as well as a Dear Colleague Letter calling for research to address the challenges related to this storm. For those affected by Harvey, we in CISE want to assure you that we are […]

How do we forge a new frontier in advanced computing?

August 8th, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

How do we forge a new frontier in advanced computing? With Stampede 2!  Recently, the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded a new super computer called Stampede 2, which will advance the nation’s science and engineering agenda using the latest technology at an unprecedented scale. Stampede 2 is based at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin, but it will serve tens of thousands of researchers and educators across the U.S. Building on the success of the initial Stampede system, Stampede 2 is the newest strategic supercomputing resource for the nation’s research and education community. It will offer more than twice the overall memory, storage capacity, bandwidth […]

NSF Issues Awards to Advance a National Research Infrastructure for Neuroscience

August 7th, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made 17 Next Generation Networks for Neuroscience (NeuroNex) awards to aid the research community as it pursues one of its grandest challenges: understanding the brain. These projects will support the development of innovative, accessible and shared capabilities and resources, as well as theoretical frameworks and computational modeling to advance neuroscience research. The overall goal of this activity is to establish a coherent national infrastructure to enhance our understanding of brain function across organizational levels and a diversity of species. NeuroNex is one element of Understanding the Brain, NSF’s multi-year effort to enable a scientific understanding of the full complexity of the brain. Nine of the new […]