Rance Cleaveland Named Director of NSF Division of Computing and Communication Foundations

Tue Jun 12, 2018

Rance Cleaveland, a professor of computer science with an appointment in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, has been named director of the National Science Foundation’s Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) for a three-year term, effective July 9, 2018.

CCF supports nearly $200 million in research and education projects through three core programs: algorithmic foundations, communications and information foundations, and software and hardware foundations. CCF-supported projects investigate revolutionary computing models and technologies based on emerging scientific ideas, and integrate research and education activities to prepare future generations of computer science and engineering workers.
“CCF is important because it supports and helps catalyze fundamental research that forms the basis for the future education of computer scientists,” says Cleaveland.

Cleaveland’s personal research focuses on developing theoretical and applied methods for validating and verifying computer code, software packages and computing devices.

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