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.

Call for Blue Sky Papers at RSS 2017 Conference

May 17th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, robotics / by Helen Wright

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is sponsoring a Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track at the Material Robotics (MaRo) – Bridging Materials Science and Robotics Workshop on July 15, 2017, which is part of the 2017 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference in Cambridge, MA. Description of the MaRo Workshop:  The original vision of a ”robot” introduced by Karel Capek in 1920 was that of an autonomous computing machine molded in the image of humans. Interestingly, the play begins with a discussion of the materials that make up the robots and introduces the techniques used to spin and extrude such materials into synthetic body parts and squishy computers. Apparently, it was intuitive to […]

Research Agenda in Intelligent Infrastructure to Enhance Disaster Management, Community Resilience and Public Safety

May 16th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News, workshop reports / by Helen Wright

Contributions to this blog were made by Michael Dunaway from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and CCC Council Member Daniel Lopresti from Lehigh University.  What if a Category 5 hurricane were heading towards New Orleans right now? What would happen in 2017 that did not happen in 2005? We have learned a great deal from the lessons of Hurricane Katrina and other major incidents, and disaster prevention and recovery has dramatically improved in the last 12 years. Much of the improvement can be attributed to the integration of technology with a “whole of community” approach to emergency management that combines FEMA’s National Incident Management System, with advanced data visualization, […]

NSF WATCH TALK- Secure Hardware and Cryptography: Contrasts, Synergies and Challenges

May 16th, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF / by Helen Wright

The next WATCH talk, called Secure Hardware and Cryptography: Contrasts, Synergies and Challenges is Thursday, May 18th, from 12 PM-1 PM ET. The presenter is Srini Devadas, the Webster Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Devadas’s research interests span Computer-Aided Design (CAD), computer security, and computer architecture. He has received the 2014 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement award, the 2015 ACM/IEEE Richard Newton technical impact award, and the 2017 IEEE Wallace McDowell award for his research. Devadas is a MacVicar Faculty Fellow and an Everett Moore Baker teaching award recipient, considered MIT’s two highest undergraduate teaching honors. Abstract Numerous cryptographic protocols and mechanisms […]

Call for Nominations! — 2017 CCC Leadership in Science Policy Institute

May 15th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, policy / by Helen Wright

The following is a guest blog post by CRA Government Affairs Director, Peter Harsha.  As part of its mission to develop a next generation of leaders in the computing research community, the Computing Research Association‘s Computing Community Consortium (CCC) announces the fourth offering of the CCC Leadership in Science Policy Institute (LiSPI), intended to educate computing researchers on how science policy in the U.S. is formulated and how our government works. We seek nominations for participants. LiSPI will be centered around a two-day workshop to be held November 6 – 7, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Full details of LiSPI are available here.) LiSPI will feature presentations and discussions with science policy […]

NSF IIS Division Director Position Available

May 10th, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF / by Helen Wright

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has just published the job description for the open Division Director position in the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) in the CISE Directorate.  IIS supports the study of the interrelated roles of people, computers, and information. IIS-funded activities 1) develop new knowledge about the role of people in the design and use of information technology; 2) increase our capability to create, manage, and understand data and information in circumstances ranging from personal computers to globally-distributed systems; and 3) advance our understanding of how computational systems can exhibit the hallmark of intelligence. The IIS Division Director has managerial and oversight responsibilities for the division, which comprises […]

Jennifer Rexford Announced as the 2017 NCWIT Harrold and Notkin Award Recipient

May 9th, 2017 / in Announcements, awards, CCC / by Helen Wright

Computing Community Consortium (CCC) council member Dr. Jennifer Rexford, Professor and Computer Science Department Chair at Princeton University, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Harrold and Notkin Research and Graduate Mentoring Award. The award, sponsored by the NCWIT Board of Directors, recognizes faculty members from non-profit institutions who distinguish themselves with outstanding research and excellent graduate mentoring, as well as those who recruit, encourage, and promote women and minorities in computing fields. It is bestowed in memory of Mary Jean Harrold and David Notkin, in honor of their outstanding research, graduate mentoring, and diversity contributions. Dr. Rexford spent eight years as a researcher at AT&T Labs Research before […]