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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.


Congress Meets Robots: CRA Co-hosts Senate Robotics Showcase and Demo Day


By Matt Hazenbush, Director of Communications, and Brian Mosley, Associate Director of Government Affairs  The Computing Research Association (CRA), in collaboration with IEEE-USA and Carnegie Mellon University, was pleased to host Members of Congress, the media, and the public at the Robotics Showcase and Demo Day in the Hart Senate Office Building on April 30.  […]

New CRA Practitioner-to-Professor Survey Launched by CRA-Industry


This article originally appeared in the April edition of Computing Research News. By Matt Hazenbush, Director of Communications  CRA-Industry (CRA-I) is excited to announce the launch of a new National Science Foundation (NSF) supported project between academia and industry. The CRA Practitioner-to-Professor Survey – which will be known as the CRA P2P Survey – is the centerpiece of a […]

NSF Names Greg Hager Assistant Director for the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate


By Matt Hazenbush, Director of Communications  Following a nationwide search, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced yesterday that it has selected long-time CRA contributor Dr. Greg Hager as the next Assistant Director for the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate.  Dr. Hager has been a member of the faculty at Johns Hopkins University […]

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2024 CRA Board of Directors Election Results 


By Matt Hazenbush, Director of Communications  CRA members have elected four new individuals to its Board of Directors: David Bader (New Jersey Institute of Technology), Bruce Hendrickson (Lawrence Livermore National Lab), Fatma Ozcan (Google), and Manuel Pérez-Quiñones (University of North Carolina at Charlotte).  In addition, five current Board members won reelection: James Allan (University of […]

New Faces at CRA


By Elora Daniels, Communications Associate The Computing Research Association (CRA) is thrilled to welcome two exceptional professionals to our expanding team. With a diverse range of skills, experiences, and innovative perspectives, our new team members each uniquely align with CRA’s mission to advance computing research and change the world.  Join us in welcoming Richard Elam […]

2024 CRA Board of Directors Election Slate; Petition Nominees Sought 


By Matt Hazenbush, Director of Communications  CRA is pleased to announce the 2024 Election Committee’s slate of candidates for the CRA Board of Directors.  Academic (6 openings) James Allan* (University of Massachusetts Amherst) Srinivas Aluru (Georgia Institute of Technology)  Maureen Doyle (Northern Kentucky University) Joan Feigenbaum (Yale University) Ran Libeskind-Hadas* (Claremont McKenna College) Manuel Pérez […]

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CCC Receives $5 Million NSF Award to Continue Catalyzing the Research Community 


By Haley Griffin, Program Associate, CCC, and Matt Hazenbush, Director of Communications   Following an intensive recompete process, the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue serving the computing research community for another two years.  Building on CCC’s […]

Jeannette Wing Joins CRA Board of Directors as an ACM Representative


By Matt Hazenbush, Director of Communications  Earlier this month, Jeannette Wing, PhD joined the Computing Research Association (CRA) Board of Directors as one of two representatives from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).  Dr. Wing, who previously served on the CRA Board from 2011-12, is the Executive Vice President for Research and a Professor of […]

Mary Lou Maher to Join CRA as Director of Research Community Initiatives


By Matt Hazenbush, Director of Communications  The Computing Research Association (CRA) is excited to announce the naming of Mary Lou Maher, PhD to the position of Director of Research Community Initiatives. An accomplished researcher with leadership experience that spans the settings of universities, large research projects, and the National Science Foundation (NSF), Dr. Maher joins […]

In Memoriam: Former CRA Board of Directors Chair John R. Rice


CRA was saddened to learn of the recent passing of John R. Rice, former CRA Board of Directors member and Chair/Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Purdue University.  The following tribute was written by current CRA Board Member and Professor of Computer Science Gene Spafford, with assistance by Simson Garfinkel. You can view the original […]

Computing Researchers Get Crash Course in Government Advocacy at CRA’s Leadership in Science Policy Institute (LiSPI)


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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CRA Accepting Applications for Director of Research Community Initiatives 


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 […]

CCC’s Ann Schwartz Embarks on New Journey at The White House


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. […]

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CRA Is Hiring! Help Us Build Our Team


CRA is currently accepting applications for two great open positions: Specialist for Contracts and Grants Administration and Program Assistant or Associate for CRA-WP.  If you’re interested in working with some of the brightest minds in computing as we envision the future of computing, CRA wants you to join our team! We offer competitive pay with […]

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CRA Welcomes Curtis Cain as New Director of Broadening Participation in Computing Initiatives


A well-known and respected leader in the community, Dr. Cain brings valuable experience and expertise to his new role leading CRA’s Widening Participation committee. The Computing Research Association (CRA) is pleased to announce the naming of Curtis Cain, PhD, to the position of Director of Broadening Participation in Computing Initiatives. A long-time leader and researcher […]

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Meet CRA’s August and September Hires


It has been quite a summer of growth at CRA! In addition to our June and July new hires, CRA welcomed five new team members in August and September who quickly immersed themselves and are now making significant contributions in support of our busy organization. Kayley McDonald – Program Assistant Kayley is the Computing Research […]

2024 Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers Award – Nominations Open September 12


By Julia Sepulveda Avalos, Program Associate, CRA-E Each year, CRA celebrates and recognizes undergraduates who demonstrate outstanding potential in an area of computing research through the Undergraduate Research Awards (URAs). We encourage faculty to nominate undergraduate researchers who demonstrate strong interest in and commitment to contributing to the field. Award recipients will receive financial assistance […]

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New CRA Report Addresses Growing Integrity Concerns in Computing Research


By Alex Aiken (Co-Chair, CRA Working Group on Research Integrity; Member, CRA Board of Directors; Alcatel-Lucent Professor, Stanford University) and Nancy M. Amato (Co-Chair, CRA Working Group on Research Integrity; Chair, CRA Board of Directors; Abel Bliss Professor and Head, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)  It is difficult to overstate the importance to computing research of […]

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NSF Accepting Nominations for the 2023 Alan T. Waterman Award


The National Science Foundation (NSF) is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Alan T. Waterman Award. NSF’s highest honor for early-career researchers, the annual award recognizes exceptional individual achievement in any field of science or engineering supported by NSF.  “The Alan T. Waterman Award plays a crucial role in supporting and motivating the next generation […]

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More New Staff Join CRA


CRA continues to grow! Joining the three new team members we announced last month are three additional new hires who have already hit the ground running in support of our mission.  Jacob Wolkenhauser – Senior Manager of Contracts and Grant Administration Jacob is CRA’s new Senior Manager of Contracts & Grants Administration. In this role, […]

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CRA Celebrates 50 Years of Impact at the Federated Computing Research Conference (FCRC)


  In June, the brightest minds in computing research descended on Orlando, Florida to attend this year’s Federated Computing Research Conference (FCRC). Organized by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) every four years, FCRC assembles a spectrum of affiliated research conferences and workshops into a week-long, co-located meeting that facilitates connections between researchers in different […]

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NSF Seeks Nominations for Assistant Director of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate


Last week the National Science Foundation (NSF) initiated a nationwide search for its next Assistant Director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE). A key position within NSF’s senior management and policy team, the position provides leadership and direction for CISE’s numerous programs and initiatives, as well as oversight of a staff of approximately […]

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Apply to Join LEVEL UP Regional Workshops on Inclusion in Undergraduate Computing


Computing education continues to face challenges around inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessible learning, and CRA believes change is possible through a coordinated effort among engaged computing leaders and faculty. The goal of the LEVEL UP project–a CRA-led shared effort across several organizations, including ACM and IEEE-CS–is to build consensus around a united vision of inclusive […]

CRA Welcomes New Staff Members


CRA is happy to announce the addition of three new team members to help advance our mission to catalyze computing research.  Matt Hazenbush – Director of Communications Matt will oversee the organization’s communications strategy and will work across all CRA committees and activities to craft communications that elevate their efforts and highlight the positive impact […]

NSF Extends Application Deadline for CSGrad4US: Third Year of NSF Fellowship Opportunity for CISE Bachelor’s Degree Holders to Return for PhD – Due June 26


The National Science Foundation (NSF) Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate recently announced that applications are now being accepted for the third year of the CSGrad4US Graduate Fellowship program. The 3-year fellowships support new Ph.D. students pursuing their degree in a CISE field which includes programs in Computer Science, Computer and Information Sciences, […]

CRA-I Announces New Council Members!


The Computing Research Association-Industry Committee (CRA-I) is happy to announce the start of a new group of CRA-I visionary leaders charged with propelling the committee forward. This new Council of individuals will work closely with the Steering Committee to identify future committee directions, connect with the community, and achieve the goals of CRA-I.  CRA-I welcomes […]

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CSGrad4US @ Grad Cohort for IDEALS


CSGrad4US @ Grad Cohort for IDEALS 23′ CRA-WP and CRA-E recently celebrated the first inaugural CSGrad4US fellows at the 2023 Grad Cohort for IDEALS Workshop in Honolulu, HI. The event brought together the fellows, coaches, and program leaders, who networked and congratulated each other on their progress in their PhD programs. The 16 fellows, who […]

American Academy of Arts and Science New Members


The American Academy of Arts and Science (AAAS) recently announced 269 new members elected to the academy. Among them are nine new members under the “computer science” category, including several that have worked closely with the Computing Research Association, CRA-Widening Participation, and  Computing Community Consortium in the past.  The Academy is an honorary society that […]