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Announcements from the Computing Research Association.

February Announcements


Nominations Open for Borg Early Career Award (BECA)
CRA-Women invites nominations for the Borg Early Career Award. 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.
The deadline for nominations is February 15, 2017.

Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU)
Are you a faculty member interested in being a research mentor or do you know students interested in exploring research? The DREU program matches students with faculty mentors for summer research experiences at the faculty mentor’s home institution. Applications are currently open for both students and mentors. The application deadline is February 15, 2017.

National Academy of Engineering Announces New Members
Among those elected were Julia Hirschberg, CRA-W co-chair and former CRA board member, and Katherine Yelick, CCC council member.

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De Lange Conference on Humans, Machines, and the Future of Work


CRA recently was a sponsor and participated in the De Lange Conference on Humans, Machines, and the Future of Work, which focused on the impact of the amazing technologies being developed by the computing research community on the nature of work and employment. The conference was held at Rice University with primary funding from the De Lange Conference Fund at Rice, which brings top experts and major figures to its campus in order to focus on a topic of great concern to society. Videos of the event have been posted here.

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Nominations Open for CRA Distinguished Service and A. Nico Habermann Awards


The Computing Research Association invites nominations for the 2017 CRA Distinguished Service Award and A. Nico Habermann Award. Both nominations are due December 9.

Distinguished Service Award
CRA presents an award, usually annually, to a person who has made an outstanding service contribution to the computing research community. This award recognizes service in the areas of government affairs, professional societies, publications or conferences, and leadership that has a major impact on computing research.

Nico Habermann Award
CRA presents an award, usually annually, to a person who has made outstanding contributions aimed at increasing the numbers and/or successes of underrepresented groups in the computing research community. This award recognizes work in areas of government affairs, educational programs, professional societies, public awareness, and leadership that has a major impact on advancing these groups in the computing research community.

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Announcements


Please share these opportunities with your students.
Applications Open for Grad Cohort 2017
The upcoming CRA-Women Graduate Student Cohort (Grad Cohort) will be held April 7-8, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Grad Cohort is a two-day workshop for female students in their first, second, or third year of graduate school in computing fields. The application is available here and closes November 30. The workshop aims to increase the ranks of senior women in computing-related studies and research by building and mentoring nationwide communities of women through their graduate studies.

CRA-Women Virtual Undergrad Town Hall: Enabling Science Breakthroughs Using Computer Science
During CRA-W’s Virtual Undergraduate Town Hall webinar, students from around the world will learn about cutting edge research in the field of computing, and ask questions to distinguished computer scientists. The next event will be held October 13 at 7PM EST. Click here to register.

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Ruzena K. Bajcsy Receives NAE Founders Award


Ruzena K. Bajcsy, the 2003 recipient of the CRA Distinguished Service Award, recently received the 2016 Simon Ramo Founders Award from the National Academy of Engineering.

The award webpage states: “Her current research is in the use of robotic technology, namely measuring and extracting noninvasively kinematic and dynamic parameters of individual in order to assess their physical movement capabilities or limitations. If there are limitations, her students have designed assistive devices that can compensate for the lack of kinematic agility and /or physical strength.”

2016 CRA Taulbee Survey Schedule


The 2016 CRA Taulbee Survey will be starting soon. As we did last year, the survey will be split into two parts, salary and main (everything else). This allows us to set an earlier deadline for the salary section in order to produce a preliminary salary report in December, while giving departments more time to collect and enter the information in the rest of the survey.

The schedule will be as follows:

  • By September 9: All doctoral departments will be contacted to update Taulbee user information. The academic unit head will receive an email and so will the Taulbee primary contact, if separate.
  • September 13: PDF will be available for data gathering.
  • September 27: Both sections of the Taulbee will open for input.
  • November 18: Due date for salary section.
  • December 19: Preliminary salary report available.
  • January 18, 2017: Due date for the main Taulbee section.
  • April 2017: Full Taulbee report to CRA members and participating departments.
  • May 2017: Published in CRN.
  • Save the Dates: Next Two CRA Conferences at Snowbird


    The next two CRA Conferences at Snowbird have been scheduled.
    2018: Monday, July 16 – Wednesday, July 18.
    2020: Tuesday, July 21 – Thursday, July 23.

    The upcoming conference dates are revised somewhat from past schedules with the intent of making the Conference more family friendly by avoiding weekends. Because of the long lead time for reserving space at Cliff Lodge, this is being implemented gradually.

    We do not record the conference presentations in order to encourage free-flowing discussions, but we do post the presentations by every speaker who provides them to us. For 2016 click: here. Names and sessions highlighted in blue have an associated presentation.

    And a special thank you to everyone who submitted evaluations of the 2016 conference. We read this carefully and do our best to improve the conference based upon feedback.

    Announcements


    CRA Welcomes Visa Research as its Newest Industry Member
    Visa Research has recently joined CRA as one of its Lab and Center Members.

    Martonosi Named Cornell’s Andrew D. White Professor-at-Large
    CRA board member Margaret Martonosi has been appointed one of Cornell University’s Andrew D. White Professors-at-Large.

    ACM Athena Lecturer Award 
    The ACM Athena Lecturer Award  celebrates women researchers who have made fundamental contributions to computer science. Two CCC Council members have received the award in recent years: Jennifer Rexford of Princeton University (2015) and Katherine Yelick of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2013).
    Deadline:  November 30, 2016

    National Science Foundation Awards
    The National Science Foundation is currently accepting nominations for two prestigious awards. The Alan Waterman Award recognizes an outstanding young researcher in any field of science or engineering supported by NSF.  The Vannevar Bush Award honors truly exceptional lifelong leaders in science and technology who have made substantial contributions to the welfare of the Nation through public service activities in science, technology, and public policy. Nomination forms are available at: https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/honawards/.

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    New CRA Board Member: Mario A. Nascimento


    Mario A. Nascimento is a full professor at the University of Alberta’s Department of Computing Science and since July 2014 serves as chair of the Department. Before joining the University of Alberta in 1999, he was a researcher with the Brazilian Agency for Agricultural Research and also an adjunct faculty member with the Institute of Computing of the University of Campinas. Mario has also been a visiting professor at the National University of Singapore’s School of Computing (Fall 2005), Aalborg University’s Department of Computer Science (Winter 2006), LMU Munich (Fall 2013-Winter 2014) and at the Federal University of Ceara in Brazil (2013 and 2014). In 2007 he was recognized as a Senior Member of the ACM.