CCC Task Forces

Internet of Things / Computing in the Physical World

Bob Sproull, Joe Evans, Ben Zorn, Limor Fix, Vasant Honavar, Ross Whitaker, Shashi Shekhar, Daniela Rus, Tal Rabin, Lorenzo Alvisi,Beth Mynatt, Greg Hager, Debra Richardson


Internet of Things / Internet of Everything is being used quite a bit in the popular press, but what are the research implications? How do we divide up that space? Is the CS community like to become engaged; could we increase engagement by better framing opportunities and issues?


Ran Libeskind-Hadas, Debra Richardson, Tal Rabin, Ann Drobnis


Education is a National Priority. We need to determine what the CCC / CS research community can and should be doing to work in this area, while realizing that it is a crowded and difficult space since education is a “local issue.”

High Performance Computing

Susan Graham, Sue Davidson, Klara Nahrstedt, Mark Hill, Bob Sproull, Vasant Honavar, Joe Evans


The HPC community has historically been defined around large-scale computing infrastructure and the applications that use it. As the landscape of large-scale computing and computing needs changes, how might that reshape the national agenda for high performance computing and related cyberinfrastructure?


Beth Mynatt, Greg Hager, Vasant Honavar, Klara Nahrstedt, Ross Whitaker, Tal Rabin


HealthIT has been a success story for CCC. This group is currently focusing on Aging in Place and the BRAIN initiative. With the appointment of a new Associate Director for Data Science, we have a unique opportunity to engage more closely with NIH “at the top.” What could we be doing to continue growing our leadership in HealthIT?


Greg Hager, Joe Evans, Klara Nahrstedt, Lorenzo Alvisi, Daniela Rus


Manufacturing continues to be on the White House agenda, and there are signs that this will continue at least through the end of the current administration. Our fall workshop generate a lot of interest with a possible DARPA follow-on. But, we need to consider what our next steps might and how to frame these initiatives for the CS research community.

Big Data

Greg Hager, Sue Davidson, Vasant Honavar


We have done a lot in this area, starting with our series of White Papers.  While many people and groups are working on big data, we need to ensure that we stay on top of what is going on.  Are there new directions we should be pushing?


Greg Hager, Ross Whitaker, Jennifer Rexford, Limor Fix


We need to better understand the computer science research ecosystem in industry and see if more can be done for the entire research community.