Understanding NSF Research: Computing
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has a long history of supporting computer and information science and engineering research, education and infrastructure. NSF's investments in these fields ensure innovative advances in computing; support a cutting-edge national computing and information infrastructure for advancing U.S. research and education in all areas of science and engineering; and support the development of a computing and information technology workforce with skills essential for success in an increasingly digital and global economy.
Computing research and cyberinfrastructure at NSF is mainly supported through the following four areas:
- Advanced Cyberinfrastructure
- Computing and Communication Foundations
- Computer and Network Systems
- Information and Intelligent Systems
Advanced Cyberinfrastructure supports and coordinates the development, acquisition and provision of state-of-the-art cyberinfrastructure resources, tools and services essential to the advancement and transformation of science and engineering.
Computing and Communications Foundations
Computing and Communication Foundations supports advances in computing and communication theory; algorithms for computer and computational sciences; and the design and architecture of software and hardware.
Computer and Network Systems
Computer and Network Systems supports new computing and networking technologies, while ensuring their security and privacy, as well as new ways to make use of current technologies.
Information and Intelligent Systems
Information and Intelligent Systems supports the study of the interrelated roles of people, computers and information to increase the ability to understand data, and to mimic the hallmarks of human intelligence in computational systems.
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