2020 was a unique but rewarding year that required many adaptations to the way we normally do things. The Computing Community Consortium would like to thank everyone for their continued support this year and a special thanks to those that helped make our accomplishments this year possible. The CCC is proud of the ways we were able to support the Computing Research community in this time of uncertainty and look forward to 2021!
Please check out this year’s highlights below:
In May, the Computing Research Association (CRA) and its Computing Community Consortium (CCC) launched the CIFellows 2020 program, with strong support from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The program aims to provide a career-enhancing bridge experience for recent and soon-to-be computing PhD graduates to combat hiring disruptions due to COVID. This effort was modeled after the CRA/CCC’s NSF-funded Computing Innovation Fellows Programs with cohorts starting 2009, 2010, and 2011, which funded 127 fellows following the 2008 recession. The 2020 CIFellows class is 59 researchers, 52% of whom are women, covering a wide variety of research areas. The program involved 59 different universities with Fellows coming from 46 unique institutions, and starting their fellowships at 43 different universities. You can find out more about each fellow here. CRA and CCC are working with the computing community to ensure that this program facilitates career and skill growth for the Fellows in supportive environments to foster the talent of the future computing research community. See more in the CIFellows website: https://cifellows2020.org/