Profiles of Women in Computing: Bushra Anjum

By Shar Steed, CRA Communications Specialist Originally posted on the CRA Bulletin Bushra Anjum is a self-described “adventure seeker” in addition to her day job in computing. “I’m into extreme sports–I like jumping out of planes or off of cliffs. I am an adventure seeker, at the bottom of my heart. So anything that sounds […]

20 years in tech, through the eyes of 8 women: How these computer scientists made their own way in an industry dominated by men

Originally posted on GeekWire When Elizabeth Walkup was a graduate student at the University of Washington in the early 1990s, she sometimes attended women’s lunches with faculty. She recalls one such event where a female faculty member asked about her career plans once she finished her Ph.D. in computer science. “My plans depend a lot […]

Gini Receives the 2016 Distinguished Service Award from AAAI

Originally posted on What’s happening at CS&E Professor Maria Gini was honored with the 2016 Distinguished Service Award from the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). The award recognizes one individual each year for their extraordinary service to the Artificial Intelligence (AI) community. The AAAI officially recognized Prof. Gini “for her outstanding contributions to […]

Inspiring Computer Scientists

Originally posted by UDaily Article by Diane Kukich Pollock wins influential educator award for work as mentor, innovator. Lori Pollock is determined to challenge the perception that software engineers merely interact with their programming environment on their computers. “The most effective software engineers are those who work well collaboratively in diverse teams and can communicate […]

In Memoriam: Joanne Cohoon

The Computing Research Association is sad to hear of the loss of Joanne Cohoon, a leader in the evaluation efforts of our programs. Joanne has been involved with the CRA for more than a decade. In 2006, she was the PI on an NSF-funded study that was initiated to test the validity of an earlier […]

Using “Slow Search” to Revolutionize Information Work

Originally posted on MIT News Magazine By: Peter Dunn Search engines are good at retrieving information. But they can’t assess its value, explore connections or contradictions, or incorporate findings into a larger task—that’s up to the person conducting the search. Jaime Teevan is working to change that. As a principal researcher at Microsoft Research, she’s already […]

Vanderbilt Names Padma Raghavan as Vice Provost for Research

by Melanie Moran Originally posted in Research News @ Vanderbilt Following an extensive national search, Padma Raghavan, a distinguished researcher in high-performance computing and computational science and engineering and a proven academic research enterprise leader, has been named as Vanderbilt University’s next vice provost for research, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente […]

SANS Honors People Who Made a Difference in Cybersecurity in 2014

Originally posted on PRNewswire-USNewswire BETHESDA, Md., SANS Institute is pleased to announce the winners of the SANS 2014 Difference Makers awards. While the headlines focus on security breaches, there are thousands of security practitioners out there who are quietly succeeding and keeping their companies and customers safe from attacks. The SANS Difference Makers award celebrates those […]