Frontiers in Research and Education in Computing: A View from the National Science Foundation

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June 10, 2009

The NSF Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate funds 84% of all academic computer science research in the United States. I will present highlights of CISE's research and education programs, including current interests in cyber-enabled discovery and innovation, cyber physical systems, data-intensive computing, network science and engineering, socially intelligent computing, and trustworthy computing; and future interests in information technology¹s role in energy and the environment and the intersection of computer science and economics. I will also put NSF's investments in computing within the broader national and international context.


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Jeanette Wing

Dr. Jeannette M. Wing is the President's Professor of Computer Science in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University. She received her S.B. and S.M. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1979 and her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 1983, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 2004-2007, she was Head of the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon.

Currently on leave from CMU, she is the Assistant Director of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation. Professor Wing's general research interests are in the areas of specification and verification, concurrent and distributed systems, programming languages, and software engineering. Her current focus is on the foundations of trustworthy computing. Professor Wing was or is on the editorial board of eleven journals. She has been a member of many advisory boards, including: the Networking and Information Technology (NITRD) Technical Advisory Group to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Tecbnology (PCAST), the National Academies of Sciences's Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, ACM Council, the DARPA Information Science and Technology (ISAT) Board, NSF's CISE Advisory Committee, Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board, and the Intel Research Pittsburgh's Advisory Board. She is a member of the Sloan Research Fellowships Program Committee. She is a member of AAAS, ACM, IEEE, Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, and Eta Kappa Nu. Professor Wing is an AAAS Fellow, ACM Fellow, and IEEE Fellow.

President's Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University; Assistant Director, Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate, National Science Foundation