An expanding and expansive view of computing
Advances in computer and information science and engineering are providing unprecedented opportunities for research and education. My talk will begin with an overview of CISE activities and programs at the National Science Foundation and include a discussion of current trends that are shaping the future of our discipline. I will also discuss the opportunities as well as the challenges that lay ahead for our community and for CISE.
Dr. Jim Kurose is an Assistant Director of the National Science
Foundation (NSF), where he leads the Directorate for Computer and
Information Science and Engineering (CISE). With an annual budget of
more than $900 million, CISE’s mission is to uphold the nation's
leadership in scientific discovery and engineering innovation through
its support of fundamental research in computer and information
science and engineering and transformative advances in
cyberinfrastructure. Dr. Kurose is on leave from the University of
Massachusetts, Amherst, where he is a Distinguished Professor in the
College of Information and Computer Sciences.
His research interests include network protocols and architecture, network measurement, sensor networks, multimedia communication, and modeling and performance evaluation. He has received a number of awards for his research and teaching, including several conference best paper awards, the IEEE Infocom Achievement Award, the ACM Sigcomm Lifetime Achievement Award, the ACM Sigcomm Test of Time Award, several outstanding teacher awards, and the IEEE/CS Taylor Booth Education Medal. With Keith Ross, he is the co-author of the textbook, Computer Networking, a top down approach (7th edition).
Dr. Kurose received his Ph.D. in computer science from Columbia University and a BA degree in physics from Wesleyan University. He is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).