Location: Faculty Hall
Title: The Computing and Information Science and Engineering Landscape: A Look Forward.
Date and time: Friday 6th January 2023 at 12.00 noon
Venue: Faculty Hall, Main Building, IISc
Abstract: The United States National Science Foundation (NSF) supports a majority of US academic research in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) topic areas. A long-time computing researcher herself, Dr. Margaret Martonosi is now serving a 4-year term leading the NSF CISE Directorate, and stewarding the CISE directorate’s $1B+ annual budget on behalf of research, education, workforce and infrastructure funding in CISE topic areas and for science as a whole. In this talk, she will discuss key themes for the computing and communications research fields, and how CISE is developing programmatic opportunities to advance research related to them. Martonosi will particularly focus on new and growing partnerships between US and India, and opportunities to engage in them.
About the speaker: Margaret Martonosi leads the US National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Computer and information Science and Engineering (CISE). With an annual budget of more than $1B, the CISE directorate at NSF has the mission to uphold the Nation’s leadership in scientific discovery and engineering innovation through its support of fundamental research and education in computer and information science and engineering as well as transformative advances in research cyberinfrastructure. While at NSF, Dr. Martonosi is on leave from the Compute Science faculty at Princeton University, where her research interests are in computer architecture and hardware-software interface issues in both classical and quantum computing systems. Dr. Martonosi is a member of the U. S. National Academy of Engineering. She is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).