Industry Collaboration Working Group
Chairs: Greg Morrisett and Ben Zorn
The Industry Collaboration Working Group will lead the CCC’s effort to find and communicate best practices to industry-academia and public-private partnerships. Informed by the CCC’s 2015 The Future of Computing Research: Industry-Academia Collaborations this working group will establish ties with industry and lead the creation of white papers, workshops, and other content for future collaborations. The focus of the working group for 2018-2019 will be transportation, particularly autonomous vehicles and the requisite intelligent infrastructure.
Resources related to this working group include:
- Evolving Academia/Industry Relations in Computing Research: Interim Report – This report considers how emerging trends – such as the dramatic increase in undergraduate computer science enrollment, the increased availability of information technology, and the rising level of interactions between professors and companies – impact the interaction between academia and industry in computing fields. As this is an interim report, we seek input from all the constituencies that can influence and are affected by these changes including industry, universities, and government agencies and in the roles of students, professors, industry representatives, and administrators. Please submit your comments here. We appreciate input from across the community as it will inform and strengthen the conclusions of the final report.
- The Future of Computing Research: Industry-Academia Collaborations white paper – This paper presents some of the current challenges to industry-academic collaboration and offers some best practice to overcome those challenges.
- Challenges to Keeping the Computer Industry Centered in the US white paper (DRAFT) – This draft paper analyzes the risk that the center of the computing industry – currently focused in Silicon Valley – will move outside of the United States and steps the government should take to prevent that.