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.
Disclaimer: Comments made on the Catalyzing Computing podcast reflect the feelings and opinions of the host and guest(s) and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the CCC or the National Science Foundation.
Khari Douglas interviews Vint Cerf, known as one of the “fathers of the internet” and a recipient of the 2004 ACM A.M. Turing Award at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum. In this episode, Cerf discusses net neutrality, how to combat spoofing, the future of Internet connected devices, and the challenges of developing interplanetary Internet.
This is part 2 of Khari Douglas’ interview with Melanie Mitchell, a Professor of Computer Science at Portland State University, and External Professor and Member of the Science Board at the Santa Fe Institute. In this episode, Dr. Mitchell discusses genetic algorithms, complexity science, and the art of writing a book.
In this episode, Khari Douglas interviews Melanie Mitchell, a Professor of Computer Science at Portland State University, and External Professor and Member of the Science Board at the Santa Fe Institute. Dr. Mitchell discusses moving from physics to computer science, the development of Copycat, a computer program that makes analogies, and common AI fallacies.
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 task force.
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. Have question for Peter about federal funding for computing and science research? Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll answer them on a future episode!
The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) 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 National Science Foundation (NSF) Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Advancing Cognitive and Physical Capabilities (FW-HTF). In this episode of the Catalyzing Computing podcast, Khari Douglas sits down with workshop organizers Holly Rushmeier (Yale) and Beth Mynatt (Georgia Tech) to discuss the goals and outcomes of the event. Learn more about the Content Generation for Workforce Training workshop on the workshop webpage.
In this episode Khari Douglas interviews CCC Council Members Dan Lopresti (Lehigh University), Nadya Bliss (Arizona State), and James Cockayne (Centre for Policy Research at UN University) on the discussions, outcomes, and next steps of Code 8.7.
In January 2019, the CCC hosted a visioning workshop on Thermodynamic Computing in Honolulu, Hawaii. 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. Workshop participant Christof Teuscher (Portland State University) also shares his thoughts on the workshop and his work with new models of computation, including computing with DNA. Stream in the embedded player below or find the podcast oniTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play | Blubrry | iHeartRadio | Youtube
A report summarizing the discussions and conclusions from the workshop is now available here.
Suresh Venkatasubramanian 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 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. Stream in the embedded player below or find the podcast on iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play | Blubrry | iHeartRadio | Youtube.
Suresh Venkatasubramanian 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. Stream in the embedded player below or find the podcast oniTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play | Blubrry | iHeartRadio | Youtube.