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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 ‘CISE

 

CS Education Week 2017!

December 8th, 2017 / in Announcements, CS education, NSF, pipeline, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following is a letter to the community from James Kurose, Assistant Director, and Erwin Gianchandani, Deputy Assistant Director, of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) about CSEdWeek.  Dear CISE Colleagues, This year’s CSEdWeek is underway—with students, parents, teachers, school officials, and out-of-school providers focused on showing kids—all kids—that computing can be creative, fun, and empowering. And thanks to so many of you, computer science (CS) education is becoming mainstream! At CISE, we see CS K-12 education as an integral part of our longstanding efforts to ensure the development of a diverse workforce that understands foundational concepts of computing and information science and engineering, knows how to effectively […]

NSF and CISE information related to Hurricane Harvey

September 8th, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, policy, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following is a letter to the community from James Kurose, Assistant Director, and Erwin Gianchandani, Deputy Assistant Director, of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE).  Dear CISE Community, Our thoughts are with all those affected by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath.  We want to take this opportunity to share important information posted by NSF, which includes a notice announcing NSF’s intent to extend proposal submission and other administrative deadlines for those affected (also included below), as well as a Dear Colleague Letter calling for research to address the challenges related to this storm. For those affected by Harvey, we in CISE want to assure you that we are […]

NSF CISE Core Program Solicitations Released

July 19th, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Three divisions at the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) have just released new solicitations for their core programs. Computing and Communication Foundation (CCF)  CCF supports the following three core programs: Algorithmic Foundations (AF) Communications and Information Foundations (CIF) Software and Hardware Foundations (SHF) Proposals submitted to this solicitation must be consistent with one of two project classes defined below: Small Projects Total budgets up to $500,000 for durations of up to three years Submission window- November 01, 2017 – November 15, 2017 Medium Projects Total budgets up to $500,001 to $1,200,000 for durations up to four years Submission window- September 20, 2017 – September 27, 2017 Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) […]

NSF WATCH TALK- Confidentiality à la Carte with Cipherbase

June 12th, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, research horizons / by Helen Wright

The next WATCH talk, called Confidentiality à la Carte with Cipherbase is Thursday, June 22th, from 12 PM-1 PM ET. The presenter is Donald Kossmann, who is the director of the Microsoft Research Lab in Redmond. He joined Microsoft in 2014. Before that, he was a professor in the Systems Group of the Department of Computer Science at ETH Zurich (Switzerland). He is the Chair of ACM SIGMOD and an ACM Fellow. He is a co-founder of four start-ups in the areas of Web data management and cloud computing. Abstract: Organizations move data and workloads to the cloud because the cloud is cheaper, more agile, and more secure. Unfortunately, the cloud […]

New NSF Program Solicitation on Semiconductor Synthetic Biology for Information Processing and Storage Technologies (SemiSynBio)

May 17th, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following is a guest blog post by Mitra Basu, Program Director in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate at the National Science Foundation. The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently issued a new program solicitation, Semiconductor Synthetic Biology for Information Processing and Storage Technologies (SemiSynBio), aiming to support transformative research that will advance information processing and storage through the integration of synthetic biology concepts with semiconductor technologies. The program is a partnership among NSF’s Directorates for Biological Sciences (BIO), Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), and Engineering (ENG), with the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA). The program synopsis reads as […]

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 […]