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.

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Young Scientists Invited to Apply for Fourth Heidelberg Laureate Forum

November 16th, 2015 / in Research News, Uncategorized / by Helen Wright

Preparations for the fourth Heidelberg Laureate Forum are in full swing, and applications from young researchers to attend are now being accepted. The Heidelberg Laureate Forum was created by the Klaus Tschira Foundation, the Heidelberg Institute of Theoretical Studies, ACM, the International Mathematical Union, and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters to provide an opportunity for young researchers to spend a week with winners of the Turing Award, Abel Prize, Nevanlinna Prize, and Fields Medal.  To date three forums have been held (2013, 2014, and 2015), and all have been viewed as a major success by the 40 laureates and 200 young researchers in computer science and mathematics who attended […]

#beautyofcomputing Social Media Campaign

July 28th, 2015 / in Uncategorized / by Helen Wright

The National Science Foundation is in the middle of a summer-long social media campaign highlighting the #beautyofcomputing. We see beautifully computer-rendered images daily, but we rarely step back to consider the simulation, modeling and visualization technologies behind these images. The #beautyofcomputing campaign highlights these aspects of art, science, and technology and celebrates the aesthetic and creative possibilities of computing, and in particular, the use of computer-rendered images for communicating science. It is easy to take for granted the incredible discoveries made by researchers at institutions around the country, but without funding for computational tools to simulate, analyze and visualize data, many of these discoveries would be impossible. The Computing Community […]

2015 UCLA Summer Institute on Mobile Health Technology Research

March 26th, 2015 / in Uncategorized / by Helen Wright

Using mobile technologies to more rapidly and accurately assess and modify behavior, biological states and contextual variables has great potential to transform medical research.  Recent advances in mobile technologies and the ubiquitous nature of these technologies in daily life (e.g., smart phones, sensors) have created opportunities for research applications that were not previously possible (e.g., simultaneously assessing biological, behavioral, physiological, and psychological states in the real world and intervening in real-time). Importantly, much of the work being done in mobile and wireless health (mHealth)  arises from siloed fields with a focus on the creation of products with little reference to previous research or to have any potential application in biomedical settings. Further, […]

CCC Sponsors Blue Sky Ideas Track at AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence 

June 12th, 2014 / in Uncategorized / by Shar Steed

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is sponsoring another track in its Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track series at the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence on January 25-29, 2015 in Austin, Texas.The “Senior Member Presentation Track” provides an opportunity for established researchers in the AI community to give a broad talk on a well-developed body of research, an important new research area, or a promising new topic. These presentations should provide a “big picture” view, in contrast to regular papers, which may focus on a specific contribution. There are two subtracks for submissions of talk proposals for the Senior Member Presentation Track: Summary talks: broad talks on a well-developed body of research or an important […]

Fulbright Israel Post-Doctoral Fellowship: a computer scientist’s story

June 9th, 2014 / in Uncategorized / by Shar Steed

The United States-Israel Educational Foundation, the Fulbright commission for Israel, offers fellowships to American post-doctoral researchers in support of work to be carried out at Israeli universities during the course of the 2015-2017 academic years. While the fellowships are offered to all disciplines, CCC would like to highlight the story of computer scientist David P. Dobkin. In the following post, David reflects on his experience. At the time of my Fulbright in 2000 I was Phillip Y. Goldman ’86 Professor of Computer Science and chair of the Computer Science Department at Princeton University.  My research area has evolved over time from theoretical computer science to computational geometry and on to computer graphics.  While […]

NSF, Intel Labs Partner on Cyber-Physical Systems Security and Privacy

June 6th, 2014 / in Uncategorized / by Helen Wright

The following is a special contribution to this blog by Keith Marzullo, division director for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS). The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) and Intel Labs recently announced a new partnership to support novel, transformative, multidisciplinary approaches that address the problem of securing current and emerging cyber-physical systems, the infrastructures they form, and those integrated with them. A key goal of this activity is to foster a long-term research community committed to advancing research and education at the confluence of cybersecurity, privacy, and cyber-physical systems, and to transitioning its findings into engineering practice. The partnership […]