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Great Innovative Ideas

Great Innovative Ideas are a way to showcase the exciting new research and ideas generated by the computing community.

How to make a computer out of junk DNA?

The following is a Great Innovative Idea from Josh Deutsch, Professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Deutsch was one of the participants at the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) workshop on Thermodynamic Computing in January 2019. Following the Thermodynamic Computing workshop, the CCC sponsored the related Manoa Mini-Symposium on Physics of Adaptive […]

Building Ethically Bounded AI

The following Great Innovative Idea is from Francesca Rossi of IBM Research and Nicholas Mattei of Tulane University. They were one of the Blue Sky Award winners at AAAI 2019 for their paper Building Ethically Bounded AI. The Idea The more AI agents are deployed in scenarios with possibly unexpected situations, the more they need […]

Recommender Systems: A Healthy Obsession

The following Great Innovative Idea is from Barry Smyth, the Digital Chair of Computer Science at University College Dublin and the Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics.  Dr. Smyth was one of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Blue Sky Track Conference Winners at AAAI-19 for his paper Recommender Systems: A Healthy Obsession. The […]

Viewport-Adaptive Navigable 360-Degree Video Delivery

The following Great Innovative Idea is from Jacob Chakareski from the University of Alabama. Jacob published the “Viewport-adaptive Navigable 360-Degree Video Delivery” paper with Xavier Corbillon (IMT Atlantique), Alisa Devlic (Huawei), and Gwendal Simon (IMT Atlantique). It won the best paper award in the Communications Software, Services and Multimedia Applications category at the 2017 IEEE […]

Capturing Meaning: Toward an Abstract Wikipedia

The following Great Innovative Idea is from Denny Vrandečić of Google. Denny was one of the Blue Sky Award winners at ISWC 2018 for his paper Capturing Meaning: Toward an Abstract Wikipedia. The Idea Currently, Wikipedia is available in almost 300 languages – but the content of all these languages is independently written and maintained. This leads to some language editions […]

Geofences in the Sky: Herding Drones with Blockchains and 5G

The following Great Innovative Idea is from Tamraparni Dasu, Yaron Kanza, and Divesh Srivastava of AT&T Labs-Research. They were one of the Blue Sky Award winners at ACM SIGSPATIAL ’18 for their paper Geofences in the Sky: Herding Drones with Blockchains and 5G. The Idea Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), typically also referred to as drones, are gaining popularity and becoming […]

Building up Speaking Skills in an online learning community: a network-analytics exploration

The following Great Innovative Idea is from Ehsan Hoque, Asaro-Biggar (’92) Family assistant professor of Computer Science and interim Director of the Goergen Institute for Data Science at the University of Rochester. Hoque was a participant and presented a poster at the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Early Career Researcher Symposium, August 1-2, 2018. The Idea Imagine a future where computers can mediate a […]

Physician-Friendly Machine Learning Algorithms for Medical Diagnosis

The following Great Innovative Idea is from Hien Nguyen, Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Houston. Hien was a participant and presented his poster at the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Early Career Researcher Symposium, August 1-2, 2018. The Idea Machine learning and artificial intelligence have a great potential to revolutionize […]

How Much is a Triple?

The following Great Innovative Idea is from Prof. Dr. Heiko Paulheim, Chair for Data Science and Program Director of Mannheim Master in Data Science at the University of Mannheim. Paulheim was one of the CCC Blue Sky winners at the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) in October 2018 for his paper called, How Much is a Triple? The Idea […]

A Task-Centric Framework to Revolutionize Big Data Systems Research

The following Great Innovative Idea is from Da Yan, tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Yan presented his poster, A Task-Centric Framework to Revolutionize Big Data Systems Research, at the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Early Career Researcher Symposium, August 1-2, 2018. The Idea Big Data frameworks such as Apache Hadoop […]