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Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 15.00K | Year: 2016

The ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI) is a premier forum for sharing advanced academic and industrial research focused on all areas of programming language research, including the design, implementation, theory, and efficient use of languages. PLDI emphases include innovative and creative approaches to compile-time and runtime technology, novel language designs and features, and results from implementations. The conference will be held in Santa Barbara, CA on June 13-17, 2016.

PLDI seeks to increase student participation in conference and the field. The proposed funding would support the travel of 12 eligible US students to the conference. Recipients would be able to attend the main conference, workshops, and tutorials. A special effort will be made to reach out to women and under-represented minorities. These efforts are anticipated to broaden the participation in the conference and, by extension, the research field.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 21.60K | Year: 2012

This award will support student travel to the ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP 2012) and associated workshops. The conference is being held in Copenhagen, Denmark. ICFP is the premier conference on all topics related to functional and higher-order programming. Supporting student travel to attend professional conferences and workshops is a very important mission of the NSF. Broader impacts include building the next generation of researchers in this research area, as well as providing international experiences to build a globally-aware workforce.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 39.38K | Year: 2015

The grant will fund students and early-career faculty to attend the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2016), which will take place in Austin, Texas, in May of 2016. The conference is the flagship conference in the field of Software Engineering. The grant will enable attendees to exchange of ideas, form research collaborations, and keep up with, and contribute to, advances in the field of Software Engineering. It is important to the building of a competent and advanced workforce of software and system developers. The conference is an opportunity for education, training and mentoring and international community-building in the field.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 67.26K | Year: 2012

In the wider computing community, there is substantial debate about how best to address the educational challenges of producing graduates who are well qualified and meet the cybersecurity needs of the country. The primary purpose of this project, led by ACMs Education Board, is to contribute to the resolution of these issues. A Leadership Group, composed of cybersecurity experts / leaders from universities, community colleges, industry and government, is providing important information and guidance on how best to stimulate high quality higher education in cybersecurity and what form that should take. A stand-alone report on the results is being published and made widely available.

Ultimately this activity is about taking initial steps that will lead to the development of a new set of professionals in cybersecurity. The implications for this are considerable. Apart from producing skilled graduates who can serve industry, business and government needs, this activity leads to a greater awareness of the challenges of cybersecurity education within educational institutions and beyond. Intended outcomes are an improved level of faculty expertise, doctoral studies in the area and eventually this should act as a stimulant for certain kinds of cybersecurity research.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: RSCH EXPER FOR UNDERGRAD SITES | Award Amount: 99.99K | Year: 2013

The purpose of this proposal is to fund travel for undergraduate students to participate in the Experiencing HPC for Undergraduates program at the SC13, SC14 and SC15 conferences. The primary goal of this program is to lead the students into research as an undergraduate and then encourage them to attend graduate school in HPC topics in Computer and Computational Science. The program makes use of several existing parts of the SC technical program, with additional activities specific to the program. The unique content for the participants in this program will include an HPC boot camp session, talks by well known researchers in the field, a panel featuring current graduate students, and a panel on academic and industry career opportunities in the HPC field.

The key idea of this program is that the best way to get people excited about HPC is to visit and participate in a major technical conference in the field. SC is an ideal venue for such a program since it combines elements of a high quality technical meeting (papers, posters, tutorials) with a major industry trade show (commercial and research exhibits, vendor briefings, birds of a feather sessions). By providing sophomore and junior undergraduates an opportunity to see what the field is about, it is believed that we can excite them about the field in time for them to apply to graduate school or decide on which industry to enter when they complete their bachelor?s degrees.

The goal of this program is to expand the High Performance Computing workforce by encouraging talented undergraduates to consider graduate studies and careers in the field of HPC. The program will make a special effort to recruit participants from under represented groups and minority serving institutions. HPC is critical to many national goals from scientific innovation to product development. Currently there is a shortage of new students entering the field. This program is designed to try to help meet those national needs.

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