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.

Posts Tagged ‘big data


Big Data Spokes Connect Data Scientists with Regional Challenges

October 6th, 2016 / in Announcements, awards, big science, NSF / by Khari Douglas

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced giving $10 million in awards to 10 “Big Data Spokes” projects in order to facilitate research on topics identified by the four Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs). The BD Hubs, started by NSF last year, attempt to address regional specific needs for big data. For instance the Midwest Hub includes a focus on agriculture, while the South Hub includes coastal hazards. The Spokes cover a range of topics, including agriculture, data sharing, healthcare, and big data for environmental uses. “The BD Spokes advance the goals and regional priorities of each BD Hub, fusing the strengths of a range of institutions and […]

South Big Data Hub DataStart Program

June 20th, 2016 / in Announcements / by Khari Douglas

The South Big Data Hub links talented students with tech startups through a DataStart program, which provides real-world experiences for students while helping entrepreneurial companies. Graduate students from six universities in the southern U.S. will spend the summer working on data challenges important to the success of new and growing technology companies thanks to a new program called the Southern Startup Internship Program in Data Science (DataStart). Through DataStart, interns will have the opportunity to address a wide range of data-related business problems in a professional setting, including spotting trends in the diversity of people included in clinical trials, developing methods for using sensor data to detect loads on wind turbines, […]

The Science of Data-Driven Storytelling Workshop

June 14th, 2016 / in Announcements / by Khari Douglas

Contributions to this post were provided by Meredith M. Lee, Executive Director of the West Data Hub from UC Berkeley. On Thursday June 16th, the West Big Data Innovation Hub and DataScience, Inc. will co-host a workshop titled “The Science of Data-Driven Storytelling” in Culver City, California. The West Big Data Hub is one of four National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs that the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is partnering with to sponsor a program on Industry-Academic Collaboration. The CCC asked each Hub to create a plan aligned with their region’s needs and opportunities to foster partnerships, benefitting early career academic researchers as well as the […]

Administration Issues Strategic Plan for Big Data Research and Development

May 23rd, 2016 / in Announcements, policy, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Big Data has been a major theme of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) over the years. In addition to having a Convergence of Data and Computing Task Force, the CCC held two events for Big Data that coalesced the research community and the usage community in 2008. A number of CCC’s white papers have also focused on the topic, including Challenges and Opportunities with Big Data (2012), Opportunities and Challenges for Next Generation Computing (2015), Accelerating Science: A Computing Research Agenda (2016), and a series of white papers on Big Data and National Priorities (2010) that were instrumental in the creation of the Big Data Initiative.   The following is a White House Blog Post by Keith Marzullo, the Director of the Networking […]

Store your (Big) Data in the Code of Life?

May 19th, 2016 / in CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following is a special contribution to this blog by CCC Executive Council Member Mark D. Hill of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Full disclosure: He is working with one of the authors—Luis Ceze—and Tom Wenisch on visioning via Architecture 2030 at ISCA 2016.   The invention of writing enabled us to reliably transmit information into the future. Stone tablets, papyrus, velum, and paper can be read centuries if not millennia later. But how much of the digital information that we created over the last 75 years will be readable much later? How much is even readable now? Wouldn’t it be valuable if we could record digital information in a medium that […]

West Big Data Hub All Hands Meeting

May 10th, 2016 / in Announcements / by Khari Douglas

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) has launched a program on Industry-Academic Collaboration through the Big Data Regional Hubs. The West Big Data Hub, is holding their All Hand Meeting, this Thursday, May 12th at UC Berkeley. You can learn more about the All Hands Meeting below. West Big Data Innovation Hub (WBDIH) All Hands Meeting Thursday, May 12 9AM PT University of California – Berkeley and Participants gathering at UC Berkeley for the meeting include The White House, National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of State, and all four Regional Big Data Innovation Hubs. The full agenda is available HERE and you can follow the event with #BDHubs and @westbigdatahub. […]