miércoles, 11 de febrero de 2009

Computer Science Ranks High in UK Research Survey

Computer Science Ranks High in UK Research Survey; ACM Says Survey Confirms Economic Benefits of Funding Research in Computing

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (AScribe Newswire) -- A panel of international experts in Computer Science and Informatics (CS&I) has found that the computational thinking that drives the computer science field is a key tool for solving problems, designing systems, and understanding human behavior in many disciplines. The findings of the project, known as the Research Assessment Exercise 2008, http://www.rae.ac.uk/ , confirmed the UK as a top-ranked research power among the world's industrialized countries.

The survey reported an increased level in the influence of computer science on other disciplines, including bioinformatics, medicine, and e-health, among others. It also found that more computer science research used mathematics to quantify the complexity and rigor of calculations. The analysis also found that research funding for CS&I for the period 2001 to 2008 more than doubled, from 252 M pounds ($376.4 M) in 2001 to 511 M pounds ($763.2 M), leading participants to conclude that continued commitment to funding research and innovation is necessary to maintain global excellence in this stressed economy.

ACM CEO John White commented, "Computer science is uniquely positioned to help with the economic recovery because the innovation it fosters underpins the information technology sector, which is a significant contributor to economic output."

The project was conducted in collaboration with several governmental organizations 1 in the UK that distribute public money to institutions of higher learning. The review of research in Computer Science and Informatics surveyed 81 colleges and universities and found the subject not only healthy and growing, but more rigorous, more interdisciplinary, more experimental, and more user-oriented than ever.

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