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 ‘policy’ 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 […]

FDA Releases Digital Health Innovation Action Plan

December 14th, 2017 / in Announcements, pipeline, policy, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following is a statement from U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on advancing new digital health policies to encourage innovation, bring efficiency, and modernization to regulation. It was released on December 7th, 2017. Today we’re announcing three new, significant policy documents to advance the FDA’s approach to the development and proper oversight of innovative digital health tools. We know that consumers and health care providers are increasingly embracing digital health technologies to inform everyday decisions. From fitness trackers to mobile applications tracking insulin administration, these digital tools can provide consumers with a wealth of valuable health information. Further, clinical evidence demonstrates that consumers who are better informed […]

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 […]

Help Shape the Future of Data Science!

November 7th, 2017 / in Announcements, policy, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

National Library of Medicine Director Patti Brennan spoke at the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Leadership in Science Policy Institute (LiSPI) this morning and strongly urged computer scientists to respond to this Request for Information (RFI) to Help Shape the Future of Data Science!  The deadline has been extended to November 20th, 2017! On behalf of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Library of Medicine (NLM) seeks community input on new data science research initiatives that could address key challenges currently faced by researchers, clinicians, administrators, and others, in all areas of biomedical, social/behavioral and health-related research. The field of data science is broad in scope, encompassing approaches for […]

Data Breaches: Time to Implement a Forward-looking Research Agenda

October 3rd, 2017 / in policy, Research News / by Khari Douglas

The following is a guest blog post from CCC Council Member and Cybersecurity Task Force Member Nadya Bliss from Arizona State University. “Massive breach of databases containing personal information. Millions of records exposed.” This seems to be an almost daily headline these days. One of the most serious events in recent memory is the breach of the Equifax databases, potentially compromising 143 million records with personal information such as name, social security number, and credit history. While the Equifax breach garnered much attention, it is just the latest in a string of serious breaches. These events have highlighted the need for a forward-looking research agenda in support of regulatory frameworks and discourse […]