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 ‘pipeline’ category

 

Contributions of PCAST

January 17th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, pipeline, policy, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Contributions to this post were made by CCC Chair Beth Mynatt and CCC Director Ann Drobnis. The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is an advisory group of the nation’s leading scientists and engineers, dating back to the Eisenhower Administration, who advise the President on science, technology, and innovation. This Administration’s PCAST is one of the most distinguished and diverse in history. Former Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Chair, Susan L. Graham from the University of California, Berkeley, is one of the current 19 members who give recommendations to the President. Over the past eight years, this PCAST has accomplished a number of remarkable activities. The CCC as […]

South Big Data Hub DataStart Highlights

October 13th, 2016 / in CS education, pipeline / by Khari Douglas

As a result of the CCC / CRA Industry Academic Survey, conducted in spring of 2015 and the CCC Industry Roundtable Discussion held on July 24, 2015, the CCC partnered with the four NSF-sponsored Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs) for a program on industry-academic collaboration. Each Hub is charged with addressing regional specific big data challenges. Areas of emphasis for the South BD hub include coastal hazards, industrial big data, and health analytics, among others. As one of its CCC-sponsored activities, the South BD Hub ran the DataStart internship program, which paired graduate students from the South Regional Innovation Hub with data-related startup companies for three months. The […]

White House OSTP Report- Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence

October 12th, 2016 / in Announcements, conference reports, pipeline, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

This blog post was co-authored by CCC Staff and Greg Hager, Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Past Chair and Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University, with contributions from Beth Mynatt, CCC Chair, Professor and Director of Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology.  The Office of Science Technology Policy (OSTP) has just released a new report, “Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence.” In it, they examine the current state of Artificial Intelligence (AI) from both the society and public policy perspective and make 23 policy recommendations. The topics address by the report include: Applications of AI for Public Good AI and Regulation Research and Workforce Economic Impacts of AI Fairness, Safety, and […]

The White House Frontiers Conference

October 11th, 2016 / in Announcements, pipeline, policy, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

This Thursday President Obama will host the White House Frontiers Conference, a national convening co-hosted with the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to explore the future of innovation here and around the world. The Computing Community Consoritum (CCC) Chair Beth Mynatt and Director Ann Drobnis and are excited to participate in the conference. It will focus on building U.S. capacity in science, technology, and innovation through a number of different tracks, including Personal, Local, National, Global, and Interplanetary. The CCC has done a lot of work in the Local track space, which is on smart inclusive communities. One of the presenters, Charlie Catlett from the University of Chicago and Argonne National Lab, was one […]

The “Tire Tracks” Diagram Corrected and Humanized by National Academy Workshop Report

July 27th, 2016 / in Announcements, pipeline, policy, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following blog post is by CCC Vice Chair and University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Mark D. Hill.  I write about a recent Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB), an operating unit within the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, workshop report “Continuing Innovation in Information Technology.” This report updates famous “Tire Tracks” diagram for IT (Figure I.1, P. 5). Literally, “tire tracks” is a dense illustration of how federally-funded university research and industrial research and development (R&D) precede the emergence of large IT industries by decades. On one hand, this diagram shows “old” areas like Personal Computers that exceeded $1G annual revenue in the mid-1980s and then exceeded $10G the early 2000s. On the other hand, it […]

Encounters with HCI pioneers: a personal photo journal

March 21st, 2016 / in Announcements, pipeline, policy, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following is a guest blog post by Beth Mynatt, Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Vice Chair and professor of Interactive Computing and the executive director of Georgia Tech‘s Institute for People and Technology (IPaT).  The Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Pioneers Project draws attention to HCI trail-blazers by describing their backgrounds and contributions. Ben Shneiderman, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, started the personal photo journal as a tribute to these individuals and as a celebration of their contributions to HCI. He hopes to make the pioneer’s projects more visible to a wider audience by featuring them on the website. Ben always had his camera with him at major conferences and […]