The report details research needed to spur major advances in the science and technology of information infrastructure and to unleash broad opportunities for innovation.
Many of these areas align with federal research initiatives, including the National Strategic Computing Initiative, The BRAIN Initiative and the National Nanotechnology Initiative Grand Challenges.
Who: Mihail C. Roco, NSF senior advisor for science and engineering and founding chair of the National Science and Technology Council's subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology, is available to talk with members of the press about the report.
When: Sept. 1, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST, or by request at 703-292-8301.
Background: NSF has long supported cross-disciplinary, fundamental research in information technology, advanced materials, nanoscale science, and many other key engineering research areas, including the societal implications of science and technology, helping to spawn global growth in information technology research and innovation and tospark a digital revolution.
Increasing societal expectations to access information anywhere, anytime and deepening infusion of information technology in the physical world demand the development of a robust information technology infrastructure that connects the physical and virtual worlds.
To determine ways to meet this demand, to fully realize Internet of Things breakthroughs, and to sustain America's technology leadership, workshop participants discussed needs for fundamental research for energy-efficient sensing and computing, data storage, real-time communication ecosystem, multi-level and scalable security, a new fabrication paradigm and insight computing.
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