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2017 Computing Research Symposium on Addressing National Priorities and Societal Needs

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) held its second symposium on Computing Research: Addressing National Priorities and Societal Needs on October 23-24, 2017. As computing has grown even more essential to day to day life, the capacity of computing research to effect societal change and address the needs of society has subsequently increased. In convening the Computing Research Symposium, our goal was to grow awareness and enthusiasm for the role that computing research plays in addressing timely and critical societal needs.


Data Breaches: Time to Implement a Forward-looking Research Agenda

“Massive breach of databases containing personal information. Millions of records exposed.”

This seems to be an almost daily headline these days. One of the most serious events in recent memory is the breach of the Equifax databases, potentially compromising 143 million records with personal information such as name, social security number, and credit history.

While the Equifax breach garnered much attention, it is just the latest in a string of serious breaches. These events have highlighted the need for a forward-looking research agenda in support of regulatory frameworks and discourse necessary to increase the literacy level among corporate leaders. These are issues the computer science community can help advance, though we must be willing to engage with lawmakers, the business community, and others to have real impact.

Mark Hill and Greg HagerMark Hill and Greg Hager

Computer Hardware’s Ongoing Metamorphosis, as reported in the New York Times

In a recent article, “Chips off the Old Block: Computers Are Taking Cues From Human Brains,” the New York Times highlighted the latest new wave of innovation in computer hardware, the foundation of Information Technology that has so altered our world. This post analyzes the article and shares related CCC resources.