Interdisciplinary

Wendy Nilsen | Smart & Connected Health

Wendy Nilsen is Program Director for the Smart and Connected Health program, a partnership between the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. She shares what interdisciplinary research looks like from the funding agency perspective, and explains her role as a program…


Roots of Innovation are Interdisciplinary Sep 21, 2018

FCA's INTERDISCIPLINARY WORKING GROUPPanel "Roots of Innovation are Interdisciplinary" at the 2018 Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference http://tapiaconference.org/ Diversity: Roots of Innovation. The 2018…


Contemporary Art from Software, Glitches, and Digital Technologies

by Bushra Anjum (FCA member) "It has been a rare pleasure to have a conversation with Chris Dorland. I have been following Dorland's artistic endeavors for a while and find his creative process fascinating; a combination of art, digital technology, computer equipment, and 'chance glitches'. As a…


Neuroscience & Recruitment - The Fascinating World of Riham Satti

by Bushra Anjum (FCA member) Riham Satti is a multi-award winning business leader and according to Forbes a ‘Female Founder Taking the UK by Storm’. As well as her involvement in the tech ecosystem and work with innovative enterprise companies, Riham’s main interests lie in applying her academic…


Cherri Pancake | Anthropology & High Performance Computing

After a decade as an anthropologist studying the Maya peoples of Central America, Cherri Pancake shifted to CS and conducted pioneering work in usability engineering for high performance computing. Today she's the VP of the ACM and Director of the Northwest Alliance for Computational Science &…


Interdisciplinary journey of Dr. Fay Cobb Payton

by Bushra Anjum (FCA member) Dr. Fay Cobb Payton is a Program Director at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the Division of Computer and Network Systems. At the NSF, she is working with a group of leaders on programs involving Computer Science for All, Computer Science Education, Broadening…


Goren Gordon | Curiosity Across Disciplines

Goren Gordon directs the Curiosity Lab at Tel Aviv University. His background and approach is truly multi-disciplinary: Goren holds six academic degrees, including two PhDs, but none of them are strictly in computer science. We talk about his journey from quantum physics to social robotics, how he…


Beth Mynatt | Bringing Researchers Together

This episode's guest is Beth Mynatt, Professor of Computing at Georgia Tech. In addition to her pioneering work in Human Computer Interaction and Ubiquitous Computing, she has devoted significant energy in recent years to research administration. In our conversation, we talk about her own research…


Steve Furber | Computing & Neuroscience

 In this inaugural episode of Computing Across Disciplines, we talk with Steve Furber, Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Manchester. He’s probably most well known for designing the ARM processor, but his more recent research has led him in a surprising new direction:…