Archive for the ‘videos’ category


Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp) Research Lab: A Computing Research in Action Showcase

January 13th, 2014
Shwetak Patel, Director of the UbiComp Lab

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is releasing its third segment in the Computing Research in Action Series.   This segment features the Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp) research lab, led by Professor Shwetak Patel, at the University of Washington. The UbiComp lab, which consists of an interdisciplinary team of students (CS, EE, CE, ME), focuses on solving interesting and socially meaningful problems using a mix ...

NSF Announces Video Contest for Graduate Research Fellows

July 25th, 2012
NSF launches "Creating the Future" video contest in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) [image courtesy NSF].

To help mark the 60th anniversary of its Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), the National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a new video contest -- "Creating the Future" -- that challenges Fellows to create short videos, not to exceed 90 seconds each, communicating how their NSF-funded research will help shape the future for themselves, for their field, or ...

ACM Webcasting Turing Centenary Celebration Today, Saturday

June 15th, 2012

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is holding its A.M. Turing Centenary Celebration in San Francisco, CA, today and Saturday -- marking the 100th anniversary of Alan Turing's birth by bringing together 33 living Turing Award winners for the first time, and raising awareness of Turing, reflecting on his contributions, and discussing the fundamental importance ...

Live Webcast: Launching the US Ignite Broadband Initiative

June 14th, 2012
Administration Announcing US Ignite Broadband Initiative [image courtesy US Ignite].

As we described in this space yesterday, this morning at an event at the White House, the Obama Administration will formally launch the US Ignite Broadband Initiative, an at-scale, nationwide innovation ecosystem for developing and deploying public sector applications and services on ultra-high-speed, software-defined networks. The announcement will be streamed live beginning at 9am EDT -- ...

OSTP Holding Event on Public Sector Prizes

June 11th, 2012
White House, The Case Foundation, and The Joyce Foundation present Collaborative Innovation: Public Sector Prizes, Tuesday, June 12 in Washington, DC [image courtesy the Case Foundation].

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) -- together with the Case Foundation and the Joyce Foundation -- is hosting an event Tuesday on Public Sector Prizes, seeking to further understand the role of incentive prizes and challenges in the public sector -- and to catalyze future initiatives in this space. A portion of the event will ...

NSF, Science Seeking Video Games, Apps for Visualization Challenge

June 8th, 2012

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Science magazine have announced the 10th International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge. The annual competition aims to celebrate the grand tradition of visualizations, in the spirit of communicating science, engineering, and technology for education and journalistic purposes. There's a category all about Video Games & Apps -- and last year's winner was ...