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Information & Intelligent Systems (IIS)
 
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Special Announcements

Webinars: If you missed our recent seminars, you can access an audio recording on the event page from our Webinars/Webcasts page.

ACI Review: NSF will conduct a comprehensive review of the realignment of the Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to ensure that cyberinfrastructure continues to optimally contribute to NSF’s mission. This review will take place in 2016 and include input from all relevant stakeholders.  More information will be forthcoming.

PAPPG Update: NSF released an updated Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 15-1), effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after December 26, 2014. To see all the significant changes, click here.

Opportunities to Serve in CISE

Join CISE in leading the frontiers of computing by serving as a temporary Program Officer.  We are currently seeking Program Officers:

  • in the Division of Information & Intelligent Systems (IIS), for the:
    • Information Integration and Informatics (III) core program;
    • Cyber-Human Systems (CHS) core program;
    • National Robotics Initiative (NRI) program and Robust Intelligence (RI) core program; and
    • Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies (CFLT) program.

Hear a testimonial from CISE Division Director, Keith Marzullo on serving at NSF and read more about NSF’s temporary/rotator programs.

Perspectives from CISE Leadership

Erwin Gianchandani, Deputy Division Director for Computer and Network Systems, shares his thoughts on going beyond today’s Internet.

Jim Kurose, CISE AD, shares information about the FY 2016 Budget Request.

Jan Cuny, Program Director for Computer Science Education and Workforce Development, shares her thoughts on expanding access to computer science courses.

Keith Marzullo, Division Director for Computer and Network Systems, shares his thoughts on Cyber-Physical Systems.

New Dear Colleague Letters
  • Conducting "Future Cloud" Research:  Leveraging NSFFutureCloud Experimental Infrastructure in Research Proposals (NSF 15-081) More....
  • Announcement of Changes to Submission Windows for the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate's Core Programs as well as the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) Program (NSF 15-079)  More....
  • ACI and Career (NSF 15-072)  More....
  • Cybermanufacturing Systems (NSF 15-061) More...
  • Future Directions for NSF Advanced Computing Infrastructure (ACI) (NSF 15-053)  More…..
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Supplemental Funding (NSF 15-041)  More...
  • I/UCRC Clusters for Grand Challenges (NSF 15-034)  More...
  • Computing About the Ebola Virus (NSF 15-017)  More...
  • CPS EAGERs Supporting Participation in the Global City Teams Challenge (NSF 15-015)  More...
  • Stimulating Collaboration Between United States and European Union Robotics Researchers (NSF 15-011)  More...
  • Special Guidelines for Submitting Collaborative Proposals under the US NSF/CISE/SaTC - US-Isreal BSF International Opportunity (NSF 14-104) More….
  • Optics and Photonics (NSF 14-091) More....
  • Opportunity for Support of Innovative Managing Director Models in I/UCRC Organizations (NSF 14-029)  More.....
  • Research on Privacy in Today's Networked World (NSF 14-021)  More.... 
  • Stimulating Integrative Research in Computational Cognition (NSF 14-019) More...
  • SaTC EAGERs Enabling New Collaborations Between Computer and Social Scientists (NSF 14-016)  More...
  • US Ignite:  Seeking Next-Generation Public Sector Applications for Ultra-Fast, Programmable Networks (NSF 13-121)  More.....
  • OFR-NSF Partnership in Support of Research Collaborations in Finance Informatics (NSF 13-093)  More... 

All CISE Dear Colleague Letters can be found at:  http://www.nsf.gov/cise/dcl/

Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

EarthCube: Enterprise Governance
(NSF  15-603) Posted August 27, 2015

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Posted August 3, 2015

Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience
(NSF  15-595) Posted July 31, 2015

CISE Research Infrastructure
(NSF  15-590) Posted July 23, 2015

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace
(NSF  15-575) Posted June 1, 2015

Upcoming Due Dates See All

Documenting Endangered Languages
(NSF  15-567) Full Proposal: September 15, 2015

Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs
(NSF  15-572) Full Proposal: September 16, 2015, MEDIUM Projects

Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs
(NSF  15-573) Full Proposal: September 16, 2015, MEDIUM Projects

Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs
(NSF  15-574) Full Proposal: September 16, 2015, MEDIUM Projects

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace
(NSF  15-575) Full Proposal: September 16, 2015, MEDIUM Projects

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News See All
Android Nexus 7 tablets attached to  a monitor next to intensive care hospital bed A partnership to secure and protect the emerging Internet of Things
Released August 28, 2015
Press Release
security lock console background Researchers tackle issues surrounding security tools for software developers
Released August 24, 2015
News From the Field
computing graphic New Internet routing method allows users to avoid sending data through undesired countries
Released August 18, 2015
News From the Field
computing graphic Cellphones help track flu on campus
Released August 18, 2015
News From the Field
Discoveries See All
cyberlearning Back to school with new cyberlearning tools
Classroom learning technologies fuse computational modeling and data analysis to improve student learning
Released  August 27, 2015

chart comparing SCEC simulations to observations from the 2008 Chino Hills earthquake. Los Angeles basin jiggles like big bowl of jelly in cutting-edge simulations
Computing power helps the Southern California Earthquake Center gain new insights about earthquakes
Released  August 20, 2015

Drawing of a town and balloon Drawing in the third dimension
Technology from small business Mental Canvas reimagines drawing in the digital age
Released  August 13, 2015

Events Calendar See All

September 8, 2015
Security and Privacy: Mobile Medical Applications
Lecture

October 2, 2015
Informational Webinar on NSF 15-598, Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI)
Webcast

November 2, 2015  - November 3, 2015
NSF Grants Conference - Arlington, VA
Conference

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Campus Cyberinfrastructure - Data, Networking, and Innovation Program
Cyber-Innovation for Sustainability Science and Engineering
Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies
Expeditions in Computing
National Robotics Initiative
Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace
STEM + Computing Partnerships
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Assistant Director's Presentations and Congressional Testimony
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Cyberlearning Webinar Series
Data Science Webinar Series
Smart & Connected Health Webinar Series
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CISE Strategic Plan for Broadening Participation
Keith Marzullo on Serving in CISE
Cybersecurity Ideas Lab Report
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