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 ‘Turing Award


ACM Turing 50 Year Celebration Live Stream

June 22nd, 2017 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Association for Computing Machinery‘s (ACM) celebration of 50 years of the A.M. Turing Award is tomorrow and Saturday (June 23-24th, 2017) in San Francisco, CA. You can watch the live stream of the celebration here starting at 8:30 AM Pacific Time.  Day 1, Friday, June 23 Impact of Turing Recipients’ Work (8:55 – 9:15AM) Speaker: Barbara Liskov (2008 Turing laureate) Advances in Deep Neural Networks (9:15 – 10:30AM) Deep neural networks can be trained with relatively modest amounts of information and then successfully be applied to large quantities of unstructured data. Their capabilities, in some domains, rival those of human beings. How are deep neural networks changing our world and our jobs […]

Sir Tim Berners-Lee Receives 2016 ACM Turing Award

April 6th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Contributions to the following blog were made by past CCC Council member Daniela Rus, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT. The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) congratulates Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Oxford, on receiving the 2016 ACM A.M. Turing Award for inventing the World Wide Web, the first web browser, and the fundamental protocols and algorithms allowing the Web to scale. Tim’s innovative and visionary work has transformed virtually every aspect our lives, from communications and entertainment to shopping and business. Few people have changed the world […]

Michael Stonebraker Receives 2014 ACM Turing Award

March 25th, 2015 / in Announcements, awards, policy, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) congratulates Michael Stonebraker from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on receiving the 2014 ACM Turing Award for fundamental contributions to the concepts and practices underlying modern database systems. From the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) Website: An adjunct professor of computer science and engineering at MIT and a principal investigator at CSAIL, Stonebraker sometimes jokes that he didn’t know what he was researching for more than 30 years. “But then, out of nowhere, some marketing guys started talking about ‘big data,’” he says. “That’s when I realized that I’d been studying this thing for the better part of my academic life.” From the Turing […]