Computer Science Discipline Council
Fall Meeting on Zoom
October 8, 2021
9:00 am - 12:15 pm

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 Data, Analytics and AI 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!. Presentation Slides

10:30 - 11:30 AM

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

  • 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

12:00 - 12:15 PM

Delaram Kahrobaei is the new University Dean for Research at CUNY since August 2021. She leads the Research Development and Programs at the Office of Research. Kahrobaei is looking for opportunities to work with CUNY faculty to put together large grant proposals particularly to fund students' research at all levels.