NSF Workshop for SaTC EAGER grantees

Creating Lasting Relationships Among Computer Scientists and Social Scientists: 

What Works and What Doesn’t

The George Washington University, Washington, DC

Rooms 414 (plenary) and 405 (breakout), Marvin Center

800 21st St. NW, Washington, DC

January 21-22, 2016


Day 1: Initial Impressions of what worked and what didn’t work

8:45-9:00             Meet-and-Greet:  Coffee/tea and name tag pick up

9:00-9:10              Welcome

9:10-9:15              Logistics; Who’s Who on the Project Team

9:15-9:25              Introduction of NSF Program Directors and any other officials or VIPs
                             The importance of cross-disciplinary research in cybersecurity(Remarks by Jeremy Epstein, project instigator and former                                              program director, NSF)

9:25-9:30              A look back at a few previous workshops and their products (Lance Hoffman, Laura Brandimarte)

9.30-10.50           Lightning presentations about experiences with interdisciplinary research -Part 1: 10 minutes per project

10.50-11:10         Break

11:10-12:10         Lightning presentations about experiences with interdisciplinary research -Part 2: 10 minutes per project

12:10-1:00           Lunch

1:00-2:00              Plenary session: What worked and what didn’t work in Interdisciplinary research projects

2:00-3:00              Breakout groups, part 1: Substantive barriers; institutional and recognition barriers; smaller hurdles

3:00-4:00              Elected speakers from each breakout group report on the discussion. Q & A to follow

4:00-4:15              Break

4:15-5:30              Discussion of Breakout Group Findings; Summary of Key Findings

Day 2: Solutions to big and small problems: Guidelines for Lasting Interdisciplinary Research Relationships

8:45-9:00              Coffee and tea

9:00-9.15              Unresolved Issues

9.15-10:30           Breakout groups, part 2 on finding resolutions to these

10.30-12:00         Elected speakers from each group report on the discussion. Q & A to follow

12:00-1:00           Lunch

1:00-3:00              Discussion of Breakout Group Findings; Summary of Key Findings

3:00-3:30              Break

3.30-4.30              Plenary session: What We’ve Learned.  A Framework for Building Interdisciplinary Relationships Between Computer Scientists                                    and Social Scientists in Your Institution