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Computing Research News

November 2009 Vol. 21/No. 5     ∫ Download PDF Version - 3 MB

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By Jeannette M. Wing, Assistant Director of NSF for CISE Full Article

CISE welcomes the following new program directors who joined us since March 2009

CCC Update Landmark Contributions by Students in Computer Science

By CCC Update Full Article

Federal investment in university-based research produces the ideas and the people that make the United States the world leader in innovation. If our nation wants researchers tomorrow, then our nation must support the education of researchers today. Educating researchers is commonly viewed as an apprenticeship process. Every Ph.D. dissertation breaks new ground, of course, but relatively few are game-changing.

Breaking the Image

Musings from the Chair

By Eric Grimson Full Article

For many institutions, early fall features Family Weekend events, when parents and families return to campus to visit their children and hear about research and educational activities occurring within the department. Especially for parents of first-year students, it is also an opportunity to hear about directions and opportunities in the field, as their children make decisions on a degree major.

Message from the CISE AD Computing and Administration Priorities

By Jeannette M. Wing Full Article

Just what are some of our new Administration's priorities in science, engineering, and technology research and education? And what implications do these priorities have for the computing community, for CISE, and for NSF?

Empowering Leadership - An Expanding NSF Alliance Impacting Minority Scholars Nationwide

By Richard A. Tapia Full Article

The Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) program within the CISE Directorate at the National Science Foundation (NSF), headed up by Program Director Jan Cuny, demonstrates NSF’s serious commitment to increasing the participation of those who have long been underrepresented in computing. Numerous BPC Alliances and Demonstration Projects provide a wide range of services for many underrepresented groups. One such alliance, the Empowering Leadership...

The Critical Role of Science and Technology for National Defense

By Honorable Zachary J. Lemnios and Mr. Alan Shaffer Full Article

We are embarking on a new era in Defense research. Over the past decade we have seen remarkable progress from the computer science research community spurring growth in the fields of robotics, learning and reasoning, language understanding, collective intelligence and other related technologies.

New Directions at DARPA

By Ed Lazowska and Dave Patterson Full Article

In July, Dr. Regina Dugan was sworn in as the 19th Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. In September she visited six universities: Virginia Tech (her undergraduate alma mater), Texas A&M, UCLA, Caltech (her graduate alma mater), Stanford, and UC Berkeley. Here are some of the messages she delivered during these visits

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