CRA Bulletin

The CRA Bulletin frequently shares news, timely information about CRA initiatives, and items of interest to the general community.
Subscribe to the RSS feed to stay connected.

Posts categorized under: ACM
acm_FCRC 2023acm_FCRC 2023

CRA Update: Keeping you in the know – Join CRA at the ACM Federated Computing Research Conference 2023

CRA is planning several activities at the ACM Federated Computing Research Conference (FCRC) 2023 in June in Orlando, FL. FCRC assembles a spectrum of affiliated research conferences and workshops into a week-long, co-located, meeting. CRA will host a plenary panel session in honor of its 50th anniversary, a workshop on Computing Research in Industry, an information session on UR2PhD, a program that focuses on engaging more women in computer science PhD programs, and an academic careers workshop for graduate students and post-docs considering teaching-oriented faculty positions.

Diana FranklinDiana Franklin

CRA Board Member Diana Franklin Named Distinguished Member of ACM

Today, ACM named 67 Distinguished Members for outstanding contributions to the field. CRA Board Member Diana Franklin was among those recognized for work that has spurred innovation, enhanced computer science education, and moved the field forward. From the announcement: “The ACM Distinguished Members program honors both accomplishment and commitment,” said ACM President Yannis Ioannidis. “Each […]

ACM LogoACM Logo

ACM Announces 2021 A.M. Turing Award Recipient

ACM has named Jack J. Dongarra recipient of the 2021 ACM A.M. Turing Award for pioneering contributions to numerical algorithms and libraries that enabled high performance computational software to keep pace with exponential hardware improvements for over four decades.

ACM LogoACM Logo

Congratulations to the 2021 ACM Fellows!

The ACM recently named 71 of its members as ACM Fellows for wide-ranging and fundamental contributions in areas including algorithms, computer science education, cryptography, data security and privacy, medical informatics, and mobile and networked systems ─ among many other areas. The accomplishments of the 2021 ACM Fellows underpin important innovations that shape the technologies we use every day.


CRA and CRA-WP Board Member Ayanna Howard Named ACM Athena Lecturer for Contributions to Robotics, AI and Broadening Participation in Computing

The recipient of the 2021- 2022 ACM Athena Lecturer Award is Ayanna Howard, Dean of The Ohio State University College of Engineering.

Her citation reads as follows:
For fundamental contributions to the development of accessible human-robotic systems and artificial intelligence along with forging new paths to broaden participation in computing through entrepreneurial and mentoring efforts.
To view the press release, please visit:

Nancy Amato HeadshotNancy Amato Headshot

CRA Vice Chair Nancy Amato Elected ACM Member-at-Large

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) recently announced the election of new officers and members at large. CRA Board Member and Vice Chair Nancy M. Amato has been elected for a four-year Member-at-Large term. She will serve from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2024. Additionally, CCC Council Member Elisa Bertino has been elected Secretary/Treasurer of ACM for a two-year term from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2020. Bertino is the Samuel D. Conte Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University.

ACM LogoACM Logo

ACM Gordon Bell Special Prize for HPC-Based COVID-19 Research: Call for Nominations

ACM has announced a special category of the ACM Gordon Bell Prize to recognize outstanding research achievements that use high performance computing applications to understand and combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the ACM Gordon Bell Special Prize for High Performance Computing-Based COVID-19 Research. Financial support of the $10,000 cash prize that accompanies the award is provided by Gordon Bell, a pioneer in high performance computing and parallel computing.

Nominations are now open, and are due October 8, 2020:


CCC Council Member Shwetak Patel Receives ACM Prize in Computing

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has announced it’s 2018 Prize in Computing award to Shwetak Patel, of the University of Washington and Google and a Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Council Member.  The ACM Prize in Computing is their second most prestigious award in all of computing (after the Turing Award – known as the Nobel Prize in Computing).  Patel is the recipient of the 2018 ACM Prize in Computing for contributions to creative and practical sensing systems for sustainability and health.  In just a decade, he has had incredible impact in the applications of AI and sensing in two broad areas – developing methods for disaggregating energy and water usage in the home and developing new methods of health sensing and advancing clinical science through the use of commodity sensors.

Sarita AdveSarita Adve

Former Board Member Sarita Adve Named Recipient of the ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award

Former CRA Board Member Sarita Adve (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) was recently named the 2018 recipient of the ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award. She is being recognized “for research contributions and leadership in the development of memory consistency models for C++ and Java, for service to numerous computer science organizations, and for exceptional mentoring.” […]

Call for Nominations for the new ACM Charles P. “Chuck” Thacker Breakthrough in Computing Award

ACM welcomes your nominations for the inaugural 2018 ACM Charles P. “Chuck” Thacker Breakthrough in Computing Award (ACM Breakthrough Award). This biennial award will recognize an individual who reflects Thacker’s pioneering contributions in making a surprising or disruptive leapfrog in computing ideas or technologies, and his inspiration of generations of young computer scientists. 

New ACM SIGHPC Dissertation Award

Has your department graduated a great PhD student in the past year in the field of High Performance Computing? If so, make sure to nominate them for the ACM SIGHPC dissertation award by August 1st, 2018. The awardee is recognized with a $2,000 cash prize, a plaque, and travel support to SC Conference