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A French-U.S. Collaboration on Computational Neuroscience
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A French-U.S. Collaboration on Computational Neuroscience

Earlier this week, the National Science Foundation (NSF) issued a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) announcing a new international collaboration in computational neuroscience...

The Computing Innovation Fellows Project
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

The Computing Innovation Fellows Project

In early 2009, the Computing Community Consortium (CCC), with the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF), launched the Computing Innovation Fellows Project...

First Person: Maja Matarić, “the Social Roboticist”
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

First Person: Maja Matarić, “the Social Roboticist”

University of Southern California computer scientist and neuroscientist Maja Matarić is the subject of an interview appearing in today’s Nature. On the eve of the...

“Dining With Robots in Silicon Valley”
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

“Dining With Robots in Silicon Valley”

From The New York Times‘ Bits Blog yesterday: Millions of people watched a robot descend last week on Mars, about 154 million miles away, while it shared video,...

“How Big Data Became So Big”;New York Times Cites CCC White Papers
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

“How Big Data Became So Big”;New York Times Cites CCC White Papers

In an article published on The New York Times’ website this afternoon, the newspaper’s technology writer Steve Lohr describes the history and evolution of “Big...

NSF Seeking RAPID Proposals on Tsunami Debris Field Threats
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

NSF Seeking RAPID Proposals on Tsunami Debris Field Threats

Several directorates within the National Science Foundation (NSF) — including Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) — issued a Dear Colleague...

“If Xerox PARC Invented the PC, Google Invented the Internet”
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

“If Xerox PARC Invented the PC, Google Invented the Internet”

An interesting article on Wired.com today, featuring Google computer scientists Jeff Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat: Time and again, we hear the story of Xerox PARC,...

The Science Behind Curiosity
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

The Science Behind Curiosity

There’s been a lot written about NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory this week, in light of its successful landing on the surface of Mars early Monday morning — including...

Vipin Kumar to Receive 2012 ACM SIGKDD Innovation Award
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Vipin Kumar to Receive 2012 ACM SIGKDD Innovation Award

Vipin Kumar, the William Norris Professor and head of computer science and engineering at the University of Minnesota, will receive the Association for Computing...

Toward a R&D Roadmap for Privacy
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Toward a R&D Roadmap for Privacy

The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) – a non-partisan, Washington, DC-based think tank that aims to formulate and promote public policies to...

AAMAS, CCC Running Challenges and Visions Track
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

AAMAS, CCC Running Challenges and Visions Track

In cooperation with the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is pleased to invite...

Judea Pearl’s Turing Award Lecture at AAAI-12
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Judea Pearl’s Turing Award Lecture at AAAI-12

Judea Pearl received the 2011 ACM A. M. Turing Award “for fundamental contributions to artificial intelligence through the development of a calculus for probabilistic...

IBM, IEEE Challenge Students to “Make the World a Better Place”
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

IBM, IEEE Challenge Students to “Make the World a Better Place”

IBM and IEEE have partnered to launch the Smarter Planet Challenge, seeking ”creative team-based student projects that can help students at any level learn about...

In Letter, Bill Wulf Explains Why He Hasn’t “Un-Resigned”
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

In Letter, Bill Wulf Explains Why He Hasn’t “Un-Resigned”

Last month, we noted that eminent computer scientist Bill Wulf had taken the unprecedented step of resigning from the University of Virginia to protest the ousting...

A Workshop on Next-Generational Financial Cyberinfrastructure
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

A Workshop on Next-Generational Financial Cyberinfrastructure

The following is a special contribution to this blog by Louiqa Raschid, a professor in the School of Business, Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, Department...

The Second Annual Robot Film Festival
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

The Second Annual Robot Film Festival

Earlier this month, another huge crowd of roboticists, artists, and filmakers converged on Manhattan for the second annual Robot Film Festival, a daylong celebration...

DARPA I2O Director at the Computer History Museum
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

DARPA I2O Director at the Computer History Museum

Dan Kaufman, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Information Innovation Office (I2O), was interviewed on Tuesday evening by New...

AHRQ Requesting Information on Health Quality Measurements
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

AHRQ Requesting Information on Health Quality Measurements

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a Request for Information (RFI),...

“Imagining Tomorrow’s Computers Today”
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

“Imagining Tomorrow’s Computers Today”

Following a talk at the Euroscience Open Forum earlier this month, Intel principal engineer and futurist Brian David Johnson sat down with ScienceNOW to discuss...

NSF Announces Video Contest for Graduate Research Fellows
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

NSF Announces Video Contest for Graduate Research Fellows

To help mark the 60th anniversary of its Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), the National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a new video contest —...
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