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 ‘CI Fellows


2016 Sloan Research Fellows

February 25th, 2016 / in Announcements / by Khari Douglas

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has announced it’s 2016 Sloan Research Fellows. The fellows are awarded in eight fields: chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, neuroscience, ocean sciences, and physics. The Sloan Research Fellows have been awarded annually since 1955 and given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars. Fellows will receive $55,000 to further their research, which can be hugely impactful to a young researcher. This year’s fellows come from 52 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada and include a number of computer scientists with connections to the CCC, such as Shaun Kane, one of the […]

Travis Deyle, Former CI Fellow, Current Innovator

August 25th, 2015 / in CIFellows / by Khari Douglas

Last week we published a blog post highlighting the MIT Technology Review’s 2015 list of 35 innovators under the age of 35. This list included Travis Deyle who was a member of the Computing Community Consortium’s (CCC) CI Fellow program in 2011 and currently works at Google X Life Sciences where he has been part of a team that developed glucose-sensing and autofocusing contact lenses. Travis earned a PhD in healthcare robotics from Georgia Tech in 2011, where he built some of the first mobile robots capable operating in real homes. These robots could be used for tasks such as robot-mediated medication delivery fetching and retrieving tagged objects, and helping […]

35 Innovators Under the Age of 35, 2015

August 20th, 2015 / in awards, Research News / by Khari Douglas

Every year the MIT Technology Review publishes a list of 35 innovators under the age of 35. They recently published the list for 2015. Of the 35 innovators, 13 are working on problems related to computer science. This list includes Travis Deyle who was a member of the Computing Community Consortium’s (CCC) CI Fellow program in 2011. He now works at the Google X research lab. He was part of the team that is working on glucose-measuring contact lenses. Some of the other computer scientists include Yevgen Borodin, the CEO of Charmtech Labs, who is developing software to help the blind listen to online content; Zakir Durumeric, a PhD student […]

Expertise On Demand

February 5th, 2015 / in CIFellows, Research News / by Helen Wright

  The following is a guest blog post by Sharoda Paul, former Computing Community Consortium (CCC) CI Fellow now Collaboration Researcher at GE Global Research.  In 2011, GE embarked on a multibillion-dollar initiative called the Industrial Internet. Their vision was to augment industrial assets with sensors and connect them to a common platform that would leverage advanced analytics for efficiency gains. While it’s easy to focus on the power of big iron and big data when thinking about the Industrial Internet, the people who work on industrial assets are equally critical to delivering results. Just as intelligent machines can deliver the right information to the right people at the right […]

Towards Big Data Computing at Extreme-Scales

October 15th, 2014 / in CCC, CIFellows / by Helen Wright

Periodically the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) will highlight former CI Fellows to showcase their current research. The following was submitted by Dr. Ioan Raicu.  Former Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Computing Innovation Fellow (CI Fellow), Dr. Ioan Raicu, now an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and a research faculty member in the Math and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory, focuses on the relatively new distributed systems paradigm called Many-Task Computing (MTC). MTC aims to bridge the gap between two predominant paradigms, namely High-Throughput Computing (HTC) and High-Performance Computing (HPC). His work has focused on defining and exploring both the theory and practical aspects of realizing […]

Transforming Healthcare Delivery

September 30th, 2014 / in CIFellows, Research News / by Helen Wright

Former Computing Community Consortium (CCC) CI Fellow, Dr. Suchi Saria, now an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University, emphasizes the important role that computational scientists can play towards advancing and improving healthcare delivery in a computational healthcare article in IEEE Intelligent Systems. The transfer of healthcare records from paper to digital records has been a tremendous catalyst for accelerating change. Today much of an individual’s health data- demographics, personal and family medical history, current and past treatments, vaccination records, laboratory test and results, and so on-are stored in electronic healthcare records (EHRs). This has had a huge impact on data-driven innovations in healthcare delivery. In the article A $3 Trillion […]