NITRD’s 30th Anniversary Symposium Recap – Panel 4: Privacy and the Internet of Things (IoT)

(June 23, 2022)

Privacy has become a huge topic of conversation not only among the computing research community, but across all disciplines in both academia and industry. Adverse privacy effects stemming from the availability of large-scale datasets are being multiplied by the interconnected sensors, devices, and actuators that make up the Internet of Things (IoT). Moderated by Charles (“Chuck”) Romine (NIST) and featuring field experts Ed Felten (Princeton), Marc Groman (Groman Consulting), Katerina Megas (NIST), and Sunoo Park (Cornell), Panel 4: Privacy and IoT discusses important topics such as the tradeoffs between data use and privacy and potential research goals to help in achieving effective policy solutions.


NITRD’s 30th Anniversary Symposium Recap – Panel 3: Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning

(June 21, 2022)

Arguably one of the greatest areas of progress in computing research over the last decade has been Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. The field has seen an AI/robotics revolution, and an explosion of new technologies, establishing itself as one of the underpinnings of society. Panel 3: AI/ML, moderated by Liz Bradley (University of Colorado Boulder) and starring panelists Charles Isbell (Georgia Tech), Chad Jenkins (UM), Talitha Washington (CAU), and Patti Ordóñez Franco (UPRRP) celebrated these federally funded advances and discussed the challenges these new innovations bring with them.


NITRD’s 30th Anniversary Symposium Recap – Panel 2: Networking and Security

(June 16, 2022)

Technological advancements are growing at an explosive rate around the world. As new technologies arise so do new security vulnerabilities and opportunities for infiltration of the networks that underpin these advances. Moderated by Bob Bonneau (OSD/DOD), Panel 2: Networking and Security, at NITRD’s 30th Anniversary Symposium, led a discussion between field experts Deborah Frincke (Sandia NL), Jim Kurose (UMA), and Chris Ramming (VMware) about key challenges and necessary advancements to ensure secure and trustworthy networks.

NITRD 30th Symposium Panel 1 Recap

NITRD’s 30th Anniversary Symposium Recap – Panel 1: Computing at Scale

(June 14, 2022)

This post is the first in a series highlighting the panels from that day, starting with Panel 1: Computing at Scale, moderated by Ben Zorn (Microsoft) and featuring distinguished panelists Luiz André Barroso (Google), Ian Foster (Argonne NL), Timothy Pinkston (USC), and Kathy Yelick (UCB). The panel led a riveting discussion celebrating the incredible past achievements of high performance computing (HPC) and cloud computing, as well as looking ahead to where this technology is going and how it is affecting society.


NITRD 30th Anniversary Symposium Recap

(June 8, 2022)

The NITRD 30th Anniversary Symposium was held in Washington D.C. at the National Spy Museum. The event provided an opportunity for the computing research community to come together and celebrate the impact that federal funding has had on computing technologies, innovations and the world at large.