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 critical work done on behalf of the computing research community this year and look forward to 2022!
Please check out this year’s highlights below:
In spring of 2021, the Computing Research Association (CRA) and the Computing Community Consortium (CCC), with strong support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), announced a new Computing Innovation Fellows (CIFellows) cohort for 2021. As before, this program aids recent and soon-to-be PhD computing graduates whose job search was hampered by the continued disruption COVID-19 has had on academic job hiring practices and the economy.
We received 238 applications covering a wide variety of research areas and over 108 universities. Over 100 members of the computing community came out to support the program as reviewers. The 2021 class of CIFellows is composed of 69 diverse researchers covering a broad range of areas in computing. The cohort is 52% women, come from 49 universities, and will be beginning their CIFellowships at 48 different universities. You can find out more about each CIFellow here.