Computing Research Symposium 2017 – Speakers

Over the past 11 years, the Computing Community Consortium has hosted dozens of research visioning workshops to imagine, discuss, and debate the future of computing and its role in addressing societal needs. The second CCC Computing Research Symposium draws these topics into a program designed to illuminate current and future trends in computing and the potential for computing to address national challenges.

Welcome and Introductions

Beth Mynatt
CCC Chair
Executive Director of the Institute for People and Technology (IPaT), a College of Computing Professor, and the Director of the Everyday Computing Lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology

Intelligent Infrastructure for our Cities and Communities Plenary

Michael Dunaway
Director National Incident Management Systems and Advanced Technologies Institute at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Intelligent Infrastructure for our Cities and Communities Panel


  • Dan Lopresti, Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Lehigh University


AI and Amplifying Human Abilities Plenary

Thad Starner 
Director of the Contextual Computing Group at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Technical Lead/Manager on Google’s Glass

AI and Amplifying Human Abilities Panel


  • Beth Mynatt
    CCC Chair
    Georgia Institute of Technology



Plenary – Our Accelerating Digital Future: Trends, Disruptions, and Market Opportunities

Farnam Jahanian
Interim President of Carnegie Mellon University

Day 2 Opening Remarks

Mark Hill
CCC Vice Chair
Professor of Computer Sciences and Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison

Security and Privacy for Democracy Panel


  • Kevin Fu
    Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan


Data, Algorithms, and Fairness Panel


  • Nadya Bliss
    Director of the Global Security Initiative (GSI) at Arizona State University


  • Solon Barocas, Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Science at Cornell University – What is the Problem to Which Fair Machine Learning is the Solution?
  • Nick Diakopoulos, Assistant Professor in the School of Communication and Director of the Computational Journalism Lab (CJL) at Northwestern University – What Makes Algorithmic Accountability Hard
  • Kelly Jin, Director of Data-Driven Justice at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation – Disrupting Mass Incarceration with Data

Connecting Computing Research with National Priorities Panel


  • Mark Hill
    CCC Vice Chair
    University of Wisconsin–Madison


  • Will Barkis, Technologist at Orange Silicon Valley
  • Patti Brennan, Director of National Library of Medicine at the National Institute of Health
  • Jim Kurose, Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation for the Computer and Information Science and Engineering
  • Bill Regli, Special Assistant to the Director at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

These were recorded at the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Symposium on Computing Research, which was supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1136993. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.