Computer Science Discipline Council
Fall Meeting on Zoom
October 8, 2021

09:00 - 09:20 AM

Announcements, Chair Ted Brown

09:20 - 10:00 AM


ACM Report on Data Science 2021, See the ACM Computing Competencies for Undergraduate Data Science Curricula. Paul Leidig, Co-Chair; ACM Data Science Taskforce will present the first implementation of curricula guidelines for computing competencies, and discuss the move from a course/learning outcomes model to a competency framework.

10:00 - 10:30 AM

What to expect in AI/ML in the Future, Andrew Brust is the Founder & CEO at Blue Badge Insights, and writes a blog for ZDNet called "Big on Data". He does independent analyst work with Gigaom; serves as Microsoft Regional Director ( and MVP; and is co-chair of Visual Studio Live!, SQL Server Live! and Artificial Intelligence Live!.

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Grant Opportunities from the Army Research Lab (ARL), Alexander Kott, PhD, Chief Scientist, ST, Army Research Laboratory (ARL)

  • Introduction for ARL/ARO (ARO is a component of ARL that funds extramural research)
  • Examples of research efforts intramural within ARL:
    • autonomy in cyber resilience and quantification of cyber resilience
    • limits of reinforcement learning when applied to military command and control
  • How academic researchers are funded by ARO, and what kind of CS-related topics are of interest.

11:30 - 12:00 PM

Discussion: 250 Ideas from New Yorkers to Revive NYC's Economy, Spark Good Jobs, and Build a More Equitable, City, Eli Dvorkin, Editorial & Policy Director, Center for an Urban Future pdf