By Matt Hazenbush, Director of Communications, and Brian Mosley, Associate Director, Government Affairs We live in a world dominated by computing. Many of the most significant problems facing the world and our country either have solutions in—or are caused by—computing. Yet, the nation’s elected representatives typically have limited knowledge of the field, creating a critical […]
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By Maddy Hunter, Program Associate, CCC The Computing Research Association (CRA) is seeking high-achieving applicants for the position of Director of Research Community Initiatives. This role is responsible for managing the internal Computing Community Consortium (CCC) staff and working closely with the CCC Council of 24 computing community members in their pursuit of high-impact research […]
By Maddy Hunter, Program Associate, CCC Ann Schwartz, who has dedicated 11 years to the Computing Research Association (CRA) and the Computing Community Consortium (CCC)–most recently as the Director of Research Community Initiatives–is now embarking on an exciting new opportunity with The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. In her new role, Dr. […]
On February 22-23, 2023 in Washington, DC, the Computing Research Association (CRA) held the Accessible Technology for All Workshop.
The workshop was attended by over 40 participants from academia, industry, and government and 20 remote participants. The purpose of this workshop was to frame the state of the art of accessible technology, identify forces shaping the evolution of accessible technology, and develop an understanding of implications for the next wave of computer science research in accessibility. By the end of the workshop, important areas of future research were identified and the need for tech-informed policy were highlighted by the participants. A workshop report will be forthcoming.
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) recently announced their 2022 Fellows. The ACM Fellows award recognizes individuals for their important work and contributions to the computing field. The 2022 ACM Fellows are made up of 57 individuals from many different areas of expertise and countries.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) just announced their 2023 class of Elevated Fellows. Among them are members of the community with past affiliations and/or involvement with the Computing Research Association and the Computing Community Consortium activities.
The Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) recently announced the start of the application period to attend the 10th annual HLF, which will take place September 24-29, 2023 in Heidelberg, Germany.
Learn more about HLF and how to apply to attend the 2023 laureate forum on their website.
Our objective is to develop a short mid-cycle update, identifying gaps that are not being addressed in current research, in funding opportunities, at companies, and in the government, which need to be addressed sooner than the next full roadmap update. To meet this objective, we want to engage a broad swath of researchers from academia and industry to ensure that the update is representative of the community’s view of what is needed in robotics research so that national priorities are met.
We are asking researchers to submit a white paper / position statement, no longer than two pages, that addresses the following: What are the current gaps in robotics research and its ecosystem – and what are potential opportunities to fill those gaps? The white paper can focus on gaps across sectors or within one sector.
On November 10, 2022 from 12:00-3:00pm EST, the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is hosting a virtual workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation’s Convergence Accelerator program. This workshop will be the second of a two part workshop series titled, Building Resilience to Climate Driven Extreme Events with Computing Innovations: A Convergence Accelerator Workshop, the first of which will be held in late October.
The Computing Research Association (CRA) is planning an Accessible Technology for All workshop co-hosted by CRA-Industry (CRA-I), Computing Community Consortium (CCC), and CRA-Widening Participation (CRA-WP) on February 22-23, 2023 in Washington, DC. This workshop is one of the activities CRA is currently pursuing under the umbrella of Socially Responsible Computing, one of the topics identified in the recent CRA Strategic Planning Effort.
The Biden Administration released a set of principles aimed at creating a Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights to, “help guide the design, development, and deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) and other automated systems so that they protect the rights of the American public.”
Ian Foster, former Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Council Member and Professor at the University of Chicago and Division Director at Argonne National Laboratory, was just named the 2022 Ken Kennedy award recipient.
The NITRD 30th Anniversary Symposium was held in Washington D.C. at the National Spy Museum. The event provided an opportunity for the computing research community to come together and celebrate the impact that federal funding has had on computing technologies, innovations and the world at large.
The National Academies’ Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) released a new report, Fostering Responsible Computing Research: Foundations and Practices. The report outlines recommendations for the computing research community to ensure ethical and societal impacts are thought through and a part of the conversation from the start.
Last year the Computing Research Association (CRA) launched an Opportunity Board to enable recent new PhD graduates and members of the community that are looking for postdocs to connect. This is a continuation of the Opportunity Board used to match potential postdocs and mentors during the CIFellows 2021 process. The board allows for the posting of postdoc opportunities by potential mentors and posts by those looking for a postdoc opportunity. We encourage members of the community to use this as a resource.
The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) 30th Anniversary Symposium is fast approaching. The in-person event will be held May 25th, 2022 in Washington, D.C. to honor NITRD’s contributions and investments in networking and information technology research and development.
The Computing Research Association recently hired Catherine Gill as a Program Associate for the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) subcommittee.
The Computing Research Association recently hired Haley Griffin as a Program Associate for the CCC subcommittee. In this role, she will support the CCC mission by facilitating workshops, completing administrative tasks, and assisting with communications deliverables.
The Computing Research Association (CRA) seeks two highly-motivated individuals to join its staff as Program Associate or Senior Program Associate (depending on qualifications and experience). The positions involve work primarily with CRA’s Computing Community Consortium (CCC) subcommittee, which aims to catalyze the computing research community to pursue innovative, high-impact research. The CCC is run as a cooperative agreement between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and CRA.
Senior Program Associate Khari Douglas is leaving the CRA and the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) after six years.
The University of Washington (UW) Allen School recently shared the story behind the creation of a new professorship honoring Ed Lazowska in recognition of his incredible impact on the computing research community. The Endowed Professorship in Computer Science & Engineering in Honor of Edward D. Lazowska was the brainchild of Peter Lee of Microsoft and […]
Join us on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at 12pm EST for a special virtual event marking the 30th anniversary of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program. For three decades, the NITRD program has coordinated federal investment at the frontiers of computing, networking, data, and software, leading to many of the breakthrough information technologies that define our lives today, like the modern Internet as well as 4G, LTE, and 5G wireless networks, expanding access to broadband connectivity, information, and other resources; vehicle-to-vehicle communication, enhancing driver safety and reducing traffic congestion; and machine learning and predictive modeling, advancing understanding of human diseases like COVID-19 leading to therapeutics.
The CCC, Computing Research Association-Industry (CRA-I), and the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) submitted a joint response to the NAIRR Implementation Plan.