Interdisciplinary Group

The FCA’s Interdisciplinary group aims to accelerate interdisciplinary computer science research through ameliorating challenges in conducting interdisciplinary research and facilitating the transfer of knowledge across the boundaries of disciplines both into and out of computer science

FCA's INTERDISCIPLINARY GROUP

Advances in computing have fundamentally changed society, and computing research is expanding in scope and application. Computing researchers increasingly collaborate across disciplinary boundaries, and researchers in other disciplines are adopting computer science principles and methods. The field of computing and its subareas each have rich principles, methods, and problem domains. Although that depth is crucial, often the insights to solve problems can be found by looking more broadly at the methods and solutions from other disciplines or sub-areas. Furthermore, other research disciplines stand to benefit from our perspectives, approach, and knowledge.

Unfortunately, the differing goals, values, and systems of each field make it difficult to solve challenging and complex problems which cross the boundaries of disciplines or to collaborate and communicate the important, reusable fundamentals across areas. The mission of this working group is to accelerate interdisciplinary computer science research through 1) identifying and ameliorating challenges in conducting interdisciplinary research and 2) facilitating the transfer of knowledge across the boundaries of disciplines both into and out of computer science, potentially creating new knowledge and research areas.

Goals:

  1. Develop a solid evidence body to develop understanding of, and motivate, interdisciplinary research both within computer science disciplines and between computer science and those from other domains.
  2. Shape perceptions and increase awareness of interdisciplinary research in computing.
  3. Communicate computational approaches across other fields — such as biology, medicine, physics, material science, and economics — and within subareas of computer science.
  4. Facilitate the sharing and reuse of insights from multiple areas to solve the hardest outstanding problems in science and engineering.

In Computing Across Disciplines, we talk to researchers and thinkers who are pushing the boundaries of what it means to do computing research. They share their experiences, the lessons they’ve learned, and their own vision for the future of computing.

Group Members


CHAIR: Cathy Wu cathywu@eecs.berkeley.edu

CO-CHAIR: Andrew Miller andrewm@iupui.edu


Bushra Anjum bushra.anjum@gmail.com

Jeronimo Castrillon jeronimo.castrillon@tu-dresden.de

Linh Thi Xuan Phan linhphan@cis.upenn.edu

Lydia Chilton chilton@cs.columbia.edu

Pamela Wisniewski pamwis@ucf.edu

Sarah Clinch sarah.clinch@manchester.ac.uk

Tim Baarslag t.baarslag@cwi.nl

Oren Sar Shalom orensr@il.ibm.com