Duke Computer Science Colloquium
W. Rance Cleaveland II
Date and Time
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is the premiere federal agency for funding non-medical basic scientific research in the US. The Computing and Communications Foundations (CCF) division, which I head, is part of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) directorate of NSF and oversees efforts on the foundations of computing, from algorithms, programing languages, software engineering and hardware design to information theory and future computing paradigms. Each year CCF is responsible for distributing nearly $200m in funding. In this talk I will give a “behind-the-scenes peek” at how CCF, and CISE, operate, and also discuss current and future trends, opportunities and challenges facing the CCF and CISE communities.