Founded in 1972, CRA’s membership includes more than 200 North American organizations active in computing research: academic departments of computer science and computer engineering, laboratories and centers (industry, government, and academia), and affiliated professional societies (AAAI, ACM, CACS/AIC, IEEE Computer Society, SIAM, USENIX).
CRA’s mission is to enhance innovation by joining with industry, government and academia to strengthen research and advanced education in computing. CRA executes this mission by leading the computing research community, informing policymakers and the public, and facilitating the development of strong, diverse talent in the field.
CRA ensures that computing research has a vibrant future by investing in our community. With the help of industrial, academic and government leaders, we unite the computing community to advance future directions of the field. We enhance public and policymaker understanding of the importance of computing to make the case for federal investment in research. We have programs that mentor and cultivate individuals in each stage of the pipeline, so that more computing researchers can reach their full potential. All of our programs are evaluated regularly in order to ensure their efficacy. Most of initiatives at CRA are led and supported by our passionate volunteers, talented computing researchers who dedicate their valuable time to bring our programs to life. CRA is an invaluable resource to the computing community.