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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 […]

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 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 […]

Call for Nominations: CRA/CCC Leadership in Science Policy Institute – Nov 16-17, 2023

As part of its mission to develop the next generation of leaders in the computing research community, the Computing Research Association’s Computing Community Consortium (CCC) announces the sixth offering of the CRA-CCC Leadership in Science Policy Institute (LiSPI), intended to educate computing researchers on how science policy in the U.S. is formulated and how our government works. We […]

CRA Senior Communications Specialist Shar Steed is Moving On!

Today marks the last of Shar Steed’s tenure at Computing Research Association (CRA), as she’s leaving us to pursue other opportunities. Shar has handled the bulk of CRA’s communications responsibilities since 2012, when she joined us as a Communications Specialist from AAAS. In the intervening 10+ years, she rose to Senior Communications Specialist and helped […]

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CRA Update: Keeping you in the know – 2023 CRA Leadership Summit and Winter Board Meeting Recap

On February 23-24, 2023, CRA hosted its annual Leadership Summit for senior leadership of computing related professional societies as well as its winter Board meeting in Washington, DC. Below is a summary of the items discussed during the sessions. The next CRA Board of Directors meeting will be held July 13-14, 2023 in Portland, Oregon.

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CRA Education Committee Selects New Graduate Fellow – Alejandro Velasco Dimate

CRA’s Education Committee (CRA-E) has recently selected its 2023 CRA-E Graduate Fellow – Alejandro Velasco Dimate, from William and Mary College in Williamsburg, Virginia. Alejandro (he/his) is a Ph.D student in computer Science at the College of William and Mary, currently advised by Dr. Denys Poshyvanyk. He earned both his Bachelor’s (2015) and Master’s (2019) […]


In Memoriam: Former CRA Board Member William Wulf

CRA was sad to learn of the loss of former Board member William A. Wulf. He was an outstanding leader in the computing research community and will be greatly missed. We are grateful for Bill’s involvement in CRA and his deep engagement with and service to the computing research community. Our thoughts are with Anita, his family, and all those that had the pleasure of knowing him.

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Nanette Veilleux, William Wang, and Yi-Chieh (Jessica) Wu Receive the 2023 CRA-E Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award

The Education Committee of the Computing Research Association (CRA-E) is proud to announce three recipients of the 2023 CRA-E Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award: Yi-Chieh (Jessica) Wu from Harvey Mudd College, William Wang from University of California, Santa Barbara, and Nanette Veilleux from Simmons University.

These outstanding individuals are being recognized for providing exceptional mentorship, undergraduate research experiences, and, in parallel, guidance on admission and matriculation of their students to research-focused graduate programs in computing.


CRA Welcomes Two New CRA Board Members

CRA would like to welcome two new members to its Board of Directors: Alan Edelman (MIT) and Dezhen Song (Texas A&M University). Edelman is the new SIAM Representative on the CRA Board replacing Eric de Sturler (who’s term as the SIAM Representative ended in 2022). Song replaces Ayanna Howard who has ended her term early due to new service appointments in 2022 (e.g., the National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee). CRA thanks both de Sturler and Howard for their service and contributions on the CRA Board.

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CRA Welcomes Tracy Camp as Executive Director and New Board Members

On July 1st, Dr. Tracy Camp officially took the helm as CRA Executive Director. Prior to joining CRA, Camp was the Founding Department Head of Computer Science at Colorado School of Mines (now Emeritus Professor). She brings to CRA strong experience as a leader in the computing research community, a history of spearheading diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in computing, and a detailed vision for leading CRA into the future.

CRA Statement Applauding the Nomination of Arati Prabhakar to the Positions of Director of OSTP & the President’s Science Advisor

Yesterday, President Biden announced his intent to nominate Dr. Arati Prabhakar to the positions of Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and, once confirmed by the Senate, will also serve as Assistant to the President for Science and Technology. In this capacity, Dr. Prabhakar will also be, “the President’s Chief Advisor for Science and Technology, a co-chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and a member of the President’s Cabinet.”


CRA Welcomes 2022 Tisdale Fellow

Hi! My name is Dalton Hellwege, and I am so excited and honored to be this year’s Tisdale Fellow at CRA. I am in my third and final year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), majoring in Statistics and Analytics with a minor in Studio Art. At UNC, I am on the Carolina Boxing Team and try to get involved when COVID permits.


CRA Board Member Carla Brodley Receives the 2021 ACM Frances E. Allen Award for Outstanding Mentoring

ACM has named Carla E. Brodley the recipient of the inaugural ACM Frances E. Allen Award for Outstanding Mentoring. She is recognized for significant personal mentorship and leadership in creating systemic programs that have increased diversity in computer science by creating mentoring opportunities for thousands at Northeastern and other universities across the United States. Brodley is a member of the CRA Board and former member of the CRA-WP Board.


In Memoriam: Former CRA Board Member and CRA-WP Co-Chair Andrea Danyluk

CRA is sad to announce that on March 3, 2022, Andrea Pohoreckyj Danyluk passed away at age 59 after a hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer. The CRA community is deeply saddened by the loss of an amazing mentor, friend, and champion for diversity. She was family to many of her former students, colleagues, and friends. Through trying times, Danyluk calmly navigated the group forward, making time and space for people to voice their opinions and concerns. In recognition of her successful and impactful efforts to build inclusive and diverse communities in computing, the Computing Research Association selected Andrea Danyluk as the recipient of the 2022 CRA A. Nico Habermann Award. Andrea profoundly impacted the lives of her family, friends, students, and colleagues. She will forever be remembered for her warm spirit, boundless energy, and infectious laughter.