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Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) Discoveries

NSF's public investment in science, engineering, education and technology helps to create knowledge and sustain prosperity. Read here about the Internet, microbursts, Web browsers, extrasolar planets, and more... a panoply of discoveries and innovations that began with NSF support.

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3-d graphic with a cube shape showing a probabilistic model Learning from distributed data
CAREER awardee develops mathematical and computational methods to analyze de-centralized information
Released  November 17, 2015
smart meter installation New electricity meters are smart -- but are they trusted?
Research examines how customers feel about key part of smart grid
Released  October 27, 2015
screenshot of tool that maps connections between neurons with an image of a macaque brain Speeding up extreme big brain data analysis
Interactive software tool lets brain researchers explore large-scale, high-res imaging to better understand connections in the brain
Released  October 26, 2015
hand holding a smartphone with a car in the background Benefits and risks of the 'Internet of Things'
Researchers from the University of Washington identify vulnerabilities in automobiles and medical devices and design tools to prevent data tracking
Released  October 23, 2015
illustration showing computers and other electornic devices, a satellite The future of encryption
NSF-supported researchers are working to develop new, more robust encryption technologies
Released  October 22, 2015
smartphone being held The source of statistics: New frontiers in survey methodology
NSF-sponsored research looks into how a changing technological landscape affects survey collection
Released  October 20, 2015
An infographic shows examples of how NSF-supported cybersecurity research protects people Infographic: How NSF-supported research keeps you safe online
NSF investments in interdisciplinary research helped develop many of the web's basic protections
Released  October 19, 2015
part of building with the word Bank on it Cybersecurity research looks to guard networks from 'insider threats'
Experts mine computer system data to find potential vulnerabilities
Released  October 15, 2015
man and child look at a rain gauge in a driveway Be a (citizen) scientist!
A celebration of open science and innovation
Released  September 30, 2015
Researcher Robin Murphy  next to damaged buildings Robots to the rescue
Five lessons from Hurricane Katrina (and 22 subsequent emergency robot deployments)
Released  September 17, 2015
illustration showing musical notes The sounds of interactivity
Seed funding from NSF, Mozilla helps app developers bring cloud recording studio to students in Chattanooga and beyond
Released  September 16, 2015
screen grab from PlanIT Impact showing Kansas City's 19th and Grand Street corridor Data driven green design
PlanIT Impact uses high-speed networking, open data to show the environmental impact of development
Released  September 15, 2015
Wildfire in a forest In year of U.S. wildfires, Nepal earthquake, NSF awards $27.5 million in hazards research grants
Scientists will study ways to predict and respond to hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, wildfires, drought
Released  September 9, 2015
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
Landscape photos and text, Conserving Water - Producing Energy - Sustaining Food New grants foster research on food, energy and water: a linked system
Amid population growth, drought and increased urbanization, understanding food, energy and water availability is increasingly important
Released  August 14, 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
visualization Science, faithfully rendered
NSF-supported ray-tracing software lets researchers visualize science with greater fidelity
Released  August 7, 2015
interactive Tree of Trust diagram Cyber-defense and forensic tool turns 20
NSF-supported Bro cybersecurity software helps protect largest, most critical networks from attack
Released  August 4, 2015
image showing a silicon photonic platform Innovations from the wild world of optics and photonics
Princeton research team explores ways of communicating and processing signals with light waves
Released  July 31, 2015
group of people exercising outdoors A scientific smartphone tool for personalized health
Researchers from CMU and PARC use predictive analytics and artificial intelligence to develop tailored health interventions for personalized wellness
Released  July 24, 2015
student looking at a smart phone and computer screen Making Makers in Nedlam's Workshop
Makerspace at Massachusetts high school lets diverse students design new technologies
Released  July 15, 2015
students in SMART Summer program with robots in a lab Engagement in STEM through robotics, mechatronics, cybersecurity and more
With NSF funding, Summer of STEM at NYU Polytechnic supports and encourages students and teachers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
Released  July 9, 2015
animation character Sulley from Monsters University with modelling grid World premiere of 'The Science Behind Pixar' illustrates power of computational thinking
NSF-supported exhibition offers a unique look into the Pixar process
Released  July 7, 2015
students in a lab working Making the Maker movement accessible
Researchers at the UMBC develop tools to let individuals with diverse abilities design assistive technologies
Released  July 6, 2015
multiple banknotes of U.S. and foreign currency Foreseeing US economic trends
Tim Kehoe's computer models gather international market data, predict impact of policy changes
Released  July 2, 2015
visualization showing solar plasma Interacting with Earth's magnetic field Computational science and data visualization take the spotlight in new documentary
'Solar Superstorms' dome show highlights cutting edge research
Released  June 30, 2015
computerscreen showing an image from The Mars Rover video game Collaboratively exploring virtual worlds
Researchers from the Pentagon, Lockheed Martin and StandardsWork create platform for learning math and programming skills
Released  June 29, 2015
Kid on a stationary bike in the Hank Virtual Environments Lab Beyond looking both ways
SBE-funded researchers ask a fundamental safety question: What are kids thinking when crossing the street?
Released  June 26, 2015
illustration showing hands at a computer Rethinking computerized clinical alerts
Researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis redesign drug interaction warnings to avoid 'alert fatigue'
Released  June 24, 2015

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