Catalyzing Computing

Catalyzing Computing

The mission of Computing Research Association’s Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is to catalyze the computing research community and enable the pursuit of innovative, high-impact research. The CCC's official podcast, "Catalyzing Computing," features interviews with researchers and policy makers about their background and experiences in the computing community. The podcast also offers recaps of visioning workshops and other events hosted by the CCC. If you want to learn about some of the computing community's most influential members or keep tabs on the latest areas of interest then this is the podcast for you. Learn more about the CCC on our website https://cra.org/ccc/... Show More

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July 22, 2019 18 min

This is part 2 of Khari Douglas’ interview with Dr. Daniel Lopresti, the Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Director of the Data X strategic initiative at Lehigh University. In this episode, Dr. Lopresti discusses a few of the courses he is currently teaching, the Code 8.7 conference on using AI and Computational science to end modern slavery, and the work of the CCC’s intelligent infrastructure ta... Read more

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July 15, 2019 27 min

In this episode Khari Douglas interviews Dr. Daniel Lopresti who serves as the Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Director of the Data X strategic initiative at Lehigh University. In this episode Dr. Lopresti discusses his work applying computer science to molecular biology, pattern recognition, and voting machine security.

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In this episode, Khari Douglas continues his interview with Peter Harsha, the Director of Government Affairs for the Computing Research Association (CRA), to discuss the impact of the 2013 budget sequestration on federal funding for science, the recent push for regulations on foreign research collaborations, and the history of CRA.

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In this episode Khari Douglas sits down with Peter Harsha, the Director of Government Affairs for the Computing Research Association (CRA), to discuss the federal funding landscape and it's impact on science research. He also highlights the CCC's Leadership in Science Policy Institute (LiSPI) and walks through the National Research Council's (part of the National Academies) Tire Tracks Chart of the IT ecosystem.

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May 20, 2019 33 min

This is part 2 of Khari Douglas' interview Dr. Beth Mynatt, the Executive Director of Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology (IPaT). In this episode Dr. Mynatt discusses the concept of digital self-harm, Shoshana Zuboff's "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism," and the history of the CCC.

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May 13, 2019 37 min

In this episode Khari Douglas interviews Dr. Beth Mynatt, the Executive Director of Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology (IPaT), a College of Computing Distinguished Professor, and the Director of the Everyday Computing Lab. Dr. Mynatt discusses her research into human computer interaction and her work at IPaT and the GVU center.

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The Computing Community Consortium held a visioning workshop in Atlanta, GA in March 2019 to discuss and articulate research visions for authoring rich graphical content for new workforce training. The workshop’s goal was to articulate research challenges and needs and to summarize the current state of the practice in this area. This workshop is in response to growing needs in the field and new research programs such as the Nationa... Read more

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April 15, 2019 38 min

This is part 2 of Khari Douglas' interview with Dr. Keith Marzullo, the Dean of the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park and formerly the director of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program. In this episode, Dr. Marzullo discusses joining an iSchool as a computer scientist, the latest projects at the Maryland iSchool, and the future of cybersecurity.

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April 8, 2019 28 min

Khari Douglas interviews Dr. Keith Marzullo, the Dean of the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Marzullo joined the iSchool from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he directed the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program. In this episode, Dr. Marzullo discusses his research background, experience teaching, and his time spe... Read more

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The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) recently co-sponsored the Code 8.7: Using Computational Science and AI to End Modern Slavery conference. Code 8.7 brought together computer science researchers and technologists with policy researchers, law enforcement officials, and activists involved in the fight against human trafficking. In this episode Khari Douglas interviews CCC Council Members Dan Lopresti (Lehigh University), Nadya... Read more

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The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) recently hosted a visioning workshop on Thermodynamic Computing. This episode of the Catalyzing Computing podcast features an interview with Natesh Ganesh, one of the workshop organizers and a PhD student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst who is interested in the physical limits to computing, brain inspired hardware, non-equilibrium thermodynamics, and emergence of intelligence in s... Read more

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February 20, 2019 27 min

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) recently hosted a visioning workshop on Thermodynamic Computing. This episode of the Catalyzing Computing podcast features an interview with workshop organizers, Tom Conte (Georgia Tech) and Todd Hylton (UC San Diego) to discuss their reasons for proposing the workshop, what thermodynamic computing is, and the potential impact that thermodynamic computing could have on future technology. Wo... Read more

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The second episode of Catalyzing Computing features an interview of CCC Council Member Suresh Venkatasubramanian. Suresh is a professor at the University of Utah with a background in algorithms and computational geometry, as well as data mining and machine learning. Suresh talks about joining the CCC, the work of the CCC’s Fairness and Accountability task force, and the impact of the internet and algorithms on the modern world.

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The first episode of Catalyzing Computing features an interview of CCC Council Member Suresh Venkatasubramanian. Suresh is a professor at the University of Utah with a background in algorithms and computational geometry, as well as data mining and machine learning. In this episode Suresh talks about growing up in India, his grad school trajectory, career choices, and his current research interest in algorithmic fairness.

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