CRA Women 2017

Virtual Undergraduate Town Hall: Speeding up Deep Reinforcement Learning via Transfer and Multitask Learning

During the Virtual Undergraduate Town Hall Event, you will join students from around the world in a virtual mentoring event where you will learn about cutting edge research in the field of computing. In this talk, Yunshu Du will review the basics of reinforcement learning and deep learning, and then describe some of the challenges associated with training a DeepRL agent.

2017 BECA Winner Announced – Lydia Tapia

CRA-Women proudly announces Lydia Tapia as this year’s Borg Early Career Award Winner. Tapia is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of New Mexico, was recently named the recipient of the 2017 CRA-W Borg Early Career Award (BECA). The award honors Anita Borg, who was an early member of CRA-W, […]

Virtual Undergraduate Town Hall: Planning Motions for Robots, Crowds and Proteins

During the Virtual Undergraduate Town Hall Event, you will join students from around the world in a virtual mentoring event where you will learn about cutting edge research in the field of computing. In this talk, Nancy Amato will discuss the wide reaching applications of motion planning, including robotics, animation, virtual prototyping and training, and even protein folding and drug design.

Virtual Undergraduate Town Hall: Privacy in Today’s World

During the Virtual Undergraduate Town Hall Event, you will join students from around the world in a virtual mentoring event where you will learn about cutting edge research in the field of computing. In this talk, Rebecca will overview the challenges of privacy in today’s world as well as presenting some privacy solutions that can enable data to be used without violating individual privacy.

Borg Early Career Award Call for Nominations

CRA-Women invites nominations for the Borg Early Career Award (BECA). The award honors the late Anita Borg, who was an early member of CRA-W and an inspiration for her commitment in increasing the participation of women in computing research. This annual award is given to an individual who has: made significant research contributions, had positive and significant impact on advancing women and diversity in the computing research […]

Upcoming Career Mentoring Workshops!

Upcoming early career mentoring workshops for the Education track at SIGCSE 2017 on March 8th 2017. When you attend the Early Career Mentoring Workshop, you will learn how to: be an effective and inspiring teacher, set yourself up for promotion and success, and balance work and life. You can find more information about this event […]

Distributed Research Experience for Undergraduates Applications Open

Are you interested in exploring research in computer science? Check out the CRA-W Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU) program. The DREU program matches students with faculty mentors for summer research experiences at the faculty mentor’s home institution. DREU interns are directly involved in a research project with graduate students and professors. Applications are currently open for both students and mentors; Apply […]