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Saturday, May 14, 2005

Alarming Future Of Computer Science Research In The US

Related to our recent coverage about declining interest in science education in the US,Werner Vogels,CTO,Amazon writes a thought provoking piece on the future of the US computer science research in the US. He points out that computer Science research has been the breeding ground for many multi-billion dollar corporation and many of these research projects were funded through US government programs, mainly through DOD. Computer Science Research funding is dropping to a level that puts the field into crisis, and many believe that it will have a significant long term negative impact on the competitiveness of the US computer industry. He also refers to the alarm bell raised by Ed Lazowsky and Dave Patterson and some of the key issues raised iclude - Where will the next generation of groundbreaking innovations in IT arise? Where will the Turing Awardees 30 years hence reside? Given current trends, the answers to both questions will likely be, "not in the United States." Wired publishes an interview with Tom Friedman where he summarises the theme in his new book -"The World Is Flat".

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