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A Message from CISE Leadership JUNE 2021

Dear CISE community.

On May 28, 2021, the Biden-Harris Administration submitted to Congress the President’s Budget Request for fiscal year 2022. The Budget provides $10.17 billion for NSF, including $9.43 billion to support research across the spectrum of science, engineering, and technology; the establishment of a new directorate for technology, innovation, and partnerships to help translate research into practical applications; over $100 million for programs that aim to increase participation in science and engineering; $1.2 billion for climate and clean energy-related research; and investments for the continued construction of major NSF research facilities.

In addition, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 provided NSF with $600 million to assist with the nation’s recovery from the pandemic. These funds will enable NSF to provide additional support for those most strongly affected by the pandemic, including those at vulnerable career transition points, and it will enable NSF to provide such support broadly. Specifically, CISE will receive $65 million of ARP funding to support programs and CISE’s scientific community whose careers and research were negatively impacted by the pandemic.

For more information on the NSF budget, please visit our webpage at https://beta.nsf.gov/budget.

We hope you enjoy this month’s newsletter, which highlights some of our investments in research to address climate change and cleaner energy, and our Rapid Response Research (RAPID) funding, which seeks to bolster research in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Best,

Margaret Martonosi

NSF Assistant Director for CISE

Joydip Kundu

Acting Deputy Assistant Director for CISE

NeTS-VO Virtual Coffee Chat

Sponsored by the NeTS-VO


April 29, 2022

10:00AM – 11:30AM Pacific Time, 1:00PM – 2:30PM Eastern Time

Invited Guests: Ana García Armada, John Cioffi, Elza Erkip, Monisha Ghosh, Miriam Leeser, Alberto Leon-Garcia, George Sklivanitis

Find out more here!

Workshop – Escape velocity- Standard agnostic wireless to go beyond Gs?

Sponsored by the NeTS-VO


April 13, 2022

2:15PM – 3:45PM Pacific Time, 5:15PM – 6:45PM Eastern Time

Main Speakers: Mischa Dohler, Muriel Médard, Urbashi Mitra, Ravi Sinha

Find out more here!

Previous Workshops

Our past panels have included luminaries from the networking world and physical layer. We will resume panels in April, but until then, please check out our panels on our YouTube channel.

Workshop – Future Directions for Communications Engineers

The Sally Floyd Channel

Sponsored by the NeTS-VO


November 18, 2021

11:30AM – 1:00PM Pacific Time, 2:30PM – 4:00PM Eastern Time

Main Speakers: Ana García Armada, Shalinee Kishore, Angel Lozano, Ted Rappaport

Find out more here!

FCC Announcement: Innovation Zones

FCC Fact Sheet

A Message from CISE Leadership APRIL 2021

Dear CISE Community, 

Earlier this month, the Biden-Harris Administration submitted to Congress the President’s priorities for fiscal year 2022, which starts on Oct. 1, 2021. The request includes $10.17 billion for NSF, a 20% increase over current levels. This funding request includes investments to enhance fundamental research and development in all fields including CISE; tackle racial equity in science and engineering; address climate science and sustainability research; and strengthen U.S. leadership in emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, quantum information science, advanced wireless, and more. While more details are expected later this spring in the NSF fiscal year 2022 budget request to Congress, the release of this budget document marks the beginning of the annual budgetary process. In the meantime, the work that you all do continues to drive the frontiers of our field – and positively reinforces the value of federal investment in fundamental research, education, and infrastructure.  

Additionally, with  Earth Day on April 20, we want to take a moment to reflect upon the incredible and indispensable advances that our computer and information science and engineering community has made in all areas of sustainability. In CISE, we frame this both in terms of computing for sustainability—the ways that a host of CISE topics help advance society’s sustainability goals overall, and also sustainability in computing —the ways we can turn our attentions inward and mitigate the environmental and sustainability impacts of our field itself. These bidirectional synergies of ideas and techniques puts many CISE topics at the forefront of our societal attentions to this global grand challenge. From advanced sensing and cyber-physical systems, to intelligent systems and data analytics, to energy-efficient and sustainable materials and much more, the CISE research community plays a key role in many critical areas, including climate change, loss of biodiversity, extreme events, and more.  Over the years, our investments pertaining to these important issues have permeated the CISE portfolio, spanning our core and crosscutting programs, the long running Expeditions in Computing program, and most recently, the National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes program. We look forward to your continued ideas and vision in these topic areas as you consider your future research plans. 

Finally, a couple important items in closing: 

  • Earlier this year, we noted the launch of the CISE Graduate Fellowships (CSGrad4US), which seeks to increase the number of diverse, domestic graduate students pursuing research and innovation careers in CISE fields. We have extended the deadline of this program to April 27, 2021. Please help us spread the word about this new opportunity!  
  • We note with joy and pride that the 35th anniversary of the formation of the CISE Directorate is fast approaching on May 1. CISE’s 35th birthday will be a focus of our next May newsletter. As we prepare for that, please share your stories, memories and highlights with us at cisehighlights@nsf.gov!  

Best,

Margaret Martonosi

NSF Assistant Director for CISE

Joydip Kundu

Acting Deputy Assistant Director for CISE

Erwin Gianchandani

Senior Advisor, Office of the Director