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 ‘PCAST

 

Contributions of PCAST

January 17th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, pipeline, policy, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Contributions to this post were made by CCC Chair Beth Mynatt and CCC Director Ann Drobnis. The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is an advisory group of the nation’s leading scientists and engineers, dating back to the Eisenhower Administration, who advise the President on science, technology, and innovation. This Administration’s PCAST is one of the most distinguished and diverse in history. Former Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Chair, Susan L. Graham from the University of California, Berkeley, is one of the current 19 members who give recommendations to the President. Over the past eight years, this PCAST has accomplished a number of remarkable activities. The CCC as […]

Affordable Technology to Mitigate Hearing Loss

March 24th, 2016 / in CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Contributions to this post were made by Elizabeth Mynatt, CCC Vice Chair and Executive Director of the Institute for People and Technology at Georgia Tech. Dr. Mynatt was a member of the President’s Council of Advisors for Science and Technology (PCAST) working group on aging and technology and led the Computing Community Consortium’s (CCC) Aging in Place workshop. Recently, the New York Times published an article on A Push for Less Expensive Hearing Aids. The article highlighted the findings in a recent PCAST report on aging and technology. The report stated that almost two-thirds of Americans over the age of 70 have some kind of hearing loss, however many of them […]

2015 PCAST Review of NITRD released to White House and Congress

August 12th, 2015 / in Announcements, pipeline, policy, Research News / by Helen Wright

In December 2010 and then again in December 2012, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) conducted an extensive review of the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program – the $4B coordinated multi-agency IT R&D program. PCAST has just released a 2015 follow-up report on the progress of the NITRD program, which was conducted by co-chairs of the PCAST NITRD Working Group Susan Graham (PCAST Member and UC Berkeley) and Greg Hager (Johns Hopkins University and the Computing Community Consortium Chair). Other PCAST NITRD Working Group Members included, William J. Dally (Stanford University), Eric Horvitz (Microsoft Research), Sara Kiesler (Carnegie-Mellon University), Michael McQuade (United Technologies […]

PCAST Meeting Videos and Presentations

July 27th, 2015 / in pipeline, policy / by Helen Wright

The last President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) meeting was held on Tuesday, July 14th at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. The presentations as well as the webcast videos have all been posted. You can see the full agenda here. Charles Bolden and William Gerstenmaier, Administrator and Associate Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Garrett Reisman, Director of Crew Operations, SpaceX John Elbon, Vice President and General Manager, Space Exploration, The Boeing Company Gregory Hager, Professor and Former Chair of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University Seth Sternberg, CEO and Co-Founder, Honor Kai Stinchombe, Founder and CEO, True Link Financial For more information, please see the past […]

President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology – Public Meeting July 14th

July 9th, 2015 / in Announcements, policy / by Helen Wright

The next public President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) meeting will be this Tuesday, July 14, 2015 from 9:00 AM -12:00 PM ET at the National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. Online registration for the meeting is now OPEN. While registration is not required to attend this meeting, seating is limited, and preference will be given to those who registered in advance online.  The meeting will also be webcast. This meeting is particularly important for the computer science community, as it includes the Review of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program.  This presentation will be led by Eric Schmidt and J. […]