NSF Expeditions in Computing PI Meeting: 14 to 16 May 2013

The NSF Directorate for Computer & Information Science and Engineering (CISE) will hold its first PI meeting for Expeditions in Computing projects on 14-16 May 2013 in Arlington, Virginia.  The three-day meeting, co-organized by Prof. Robert Wood of Harvard University and Prof. Jason Cong of UCLA, will feature NSF’s Expeditions program and provide an opportunity for PIs and NSF program directors to interact with each other, and with guests from industry and academia. The meeting will include an overview of existing Expeditions projects, panels on topics of large project management, outreach, and opportunities in additional NSF programs.

The PI meeting will showcase the fourteen Expeditions awards to the CISE community and to larger audiences from NSF, related funding agencies, industry and academia.  Since the PI meeting is scheduled in conjunction with the CISE Advisory Committee Meeting, we will be able to reach representatives from a broad cross-section of the CISE research community.  This is a unique opportunity to interact with the CISE leadership, as well as with leaders in both industry and academia. It also provides an important venue for establishing new collaborations between different teams, and exploring possible technology transfer and partnerships.

Meeting Organizers

NSF:               Mitra Basu, Program Director, Expeditions in Computing

Harvard:       Robert Wood, Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences

UCLA:            Jason Cong, Professor of Computer Science

UCLA:            Janice Wheeler, Senior Admin


About the Expeditions in Computing Program:  The NSF Directorate for Information Science and Engineering (CISE) has created the Expeditions in Computing program to enable the CISE research and education community to pursue ambitious, fundamental research agendas that will define the future of computing and information.  Funded at levels of up to $2M per year for five years, Expeditions represents some of the largest single investments currently made by the directorate.