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 the Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the Directorate of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE). Dr. Kurose also serves as co-chair of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council Committee on Technology, facilitating the coordination of networking and information technology research and development efforts across Federal agencies. He is on leave from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he has served as Distinguished Professor at the School of Computer Science since 2004. His research interests include network protocols and architecture, network measurement, multimedia communication, and modeling and performance evaluation. Dr. Kurose received his Ph.D. in computer science from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts 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).