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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 […]


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 […]

Scale Undergraduate Research at Your Institution: Apply to be a UR2PhD Institutional Partner

by the UR2PhD Team The Undergraduate Research to PhD program (“UR2PhD,” pronounced “you are 2 PhD”) is seeking institutional partners for the summer 2024 term.  UR2PhD is a national, virtual program with the goal of vastly increasing the number of women engaging in CS research–from the undergraduate level to the PhD. The UR2PhD program has […]

CRA-E at SIGCSE: Professional Development for Teaching-Track Faculty 

By Lauren Lashlee, Program Associate Applications for CRA-E’s Pre-TS Professional Development for Teaching Track Faculty, taking place at SIGCSE, are open! The priority application deadline is January 16, 2024. Additional applications received after the priority deadline will be considered as space is available. The final deadline for applications is February 16. High enrollment in computer science courses […]

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 […]


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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CRA Welcomes 2023 Tisdale Fellow

By Fatima Morera Lohr, 2023 TFAS Tisdale Fellow Hello! My name is Fatima Morera Lohr, and I am excited to be CRA’s Tisdale Fellow this year. I am a rising junior at Michigan Technological University, majoring in Computer Science and double minoring in Business and Mathematical Sciences. At Michigan Teach, I’ve been part of Society […]

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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, […]


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 […]

Biden-⁠Harris Administration Takes New Steps to Advance Responsible Artificial Intelligence Research, Development, and Deployment

The following was originally posted on the CCC Blog.  The Biden-Harris Administration is continuing their recent efforts to advance the research, development, and deployment of responsible AI. With the rise of AI and its increasing capabilities these initiatives are meant to protect American citizens’ rights and safety. Last week the CCC blog highlighted responsible AI efforts from the […]

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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.

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Computing Research Association to Lead $1M Community Project to Chart a Pathway Toward Inclusive Computing

LEVEL UP, which is an NSF Computing in Undergraduate Education (CUE) Mobilizing project, is a collaboration between CRA, ACM,  IEEE-CS, several BPC Alliances (AccessComputing, CAHSI, CRA-WP, ECEP, IAAMCS, LEAP, NCWIT, and STARS), and the Center for Inclusive Computing at Northeastern University. We invite others interested in ensuring universities and colleges across the nation offer inclusive computing undergraduate education programs to engage as well.


Assessing the Community’s Interest on Privacy-Enhancing Technologies (PET)

As our world becomes increasingly connected and digital, concerns about data privacy and security are growing. Privacy-Enhancing Technologies (PET) are tools and methods designed to protect personal information and enhance user privacy online. Most companies end up using a combination of different PET to ensure that their data remains private and secure.

The Computing Research Association- Industry (CRA-I) committee is interested in hearing from YOU on this topic. Please fill out this survey here and let us know if you would be interested in a roundtable discussion on this topic. 


CSGrad4US: Third Year Call for NSF Fellowship Opportunity for CS Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Holders to Return for Ph.D.

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, […]