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 ‘Research News’ category


CCC and MForesight Launch Event for Cybersecurity for Manufacturers Report

September 5th, 2017 / in Announcements, conference reports, policy, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The organizers from the MForesight and Computing Community Consortium (CCC) workshop on Cyber Security for Manufacturers will be releasing their workshop report at a Launch Event hosted by the House Manufacturing Caucus on September 22 from 2:00-3:30PM ET in the Rayburn House Office Building, in Washington, DC. The scale and variety of cyber-threats to manufacturers have grown considerably in recent years, and they now range from rare and sophisticated Stuxnet-style attacks to the relatively frequent ransomware risks. In addition to malware attacks on industrial firms, cyber-attacks on manufacturers can include efforts to corrupt data, steal intellectual property (IP), sabotage equipment, and disable networks. The purposes and effects of attacks vary widely — but all such incidents […]

ACM US Public Policy Council to Host Panel on Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability

August 28th, 2017 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The US Public Policy Council of the Association for Computing Machinery (USACM) will host a panel discussion, “Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability.” The event will provide a forum for a discussion between stakeholders and leading computer scientists about the growing impact of algorithmic decision making on our society and the technical underpinnings of algorithmic models. Panelists will discuss the principles advanced in USACM’s recent Statement on Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability, issued jointly with the ACM Europe Council Policy Committee (EUACM).  They will also explore opportunities for cooperation between academia, government and industry around these principles. WHEN: Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. WHERE: National Press Club, Fourth Estate Room, Washington, DC […]

35 Innovators Under the Age of 35

August 17th, 2017 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Every year the MIT Technology Review publishes a list of 35 innovators under the age of 35. They recently published the list for 2017. Of the 35 innovators, 14 are working on problems related to computer science. This list includes Suchi Saria from Johns Hopkins University, who was one of the presenters at the Computing Community Consortium’s (CCC) Artificial Intelligence For Social Good workshop in June 2016. Her talk Making ‘Meaningful Use’ more meaningful was about her research of putting existing medical data to work to predict sepsis risk. Some of the other computer scientists include Ian Goodfellow, Google Brain, who invented a way for neural networks to get better by working together; Lorenz Meier, Swiss […]

DataScience@NIH Updates

August 15th, 2017 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News, resources / by Helen Wright

Check out the following updates from Data Science at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Data Science Opportunities: Big Data Neuroscience Workshop 2017 Organized by the Advanced Neuroscience Network (ACNN) September 8 – 9, 2017 in Bloomington, IN. Register or learn more about the workshop here. BD2K Training Coordinating Center has been creating the Educational Resource Discovery Index (ERuDIte) Database of 10,000+ data science educational resources from collective BD2K activities and from around the web. Learn more here. Find the ERuDite search box at the top of the page to access the database. To contribute your feedback, contact John Van Horn at Data Science Events: Registration is open for the California Big Data to […]

Global City Teams Challenge Expo 2017

August 10th, 2017 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The 2017 Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) Expo on August 28-29 in Washington, DC will bring together over 100 cities and communities around the world in partnership with more than 300 companies, universities, non-profits, and federal government agencies to share and exhibit their smart city projects and the impacts to their communities. See the agenda here. There will be over 200 speakers at the Expo, including the industry speakers below: Wilfred Pinfold, CEO, Urban Systems Ken Thompson, Deputy Director, Intelligent Water Solutions, CH2M Steve Wimsatt, Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Ruckus Wireless Jennifer Robinson, Director of Local Government Solutions, SAS Derick Lee, Founder and Chief Architect, PilotCity Scott Pomeroy, President, Scalable Strategies […]

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 […]