Published: June 2024, Issue: Vol. 36/No.6, Download as PDF

CRA Congratulates New New AAA&S, AAAI, AAAS, ACM, and IEEE-CS Fellows

By Matt Hazenbush, Director of Communications  The Computing Research Association (CRA) proudly congratulates several members of the computing research community who have recently been honored as members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (AAA&S) and Fellows of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), the American Association for the Advancement of […]

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Policy Spotlight: Juan E. Gilbert, University of Florida

By CRA Government Affairs  As part of CRA’s mission to help the computing research community become more aware and engaged in the policymaking that affects our field, Computing Research News’ Q&A series, Policy Spotlight: Conversations with Computing Researchers, highlights the work that community members are doing in governmental roles or who have taken part in […]

CRA Congratulates Newly Announced Deans at New Jersey Institute of Technology and Tulane University

By Elora Daniels, Communications Associate The Computing Research Association (CRA) is delighted to congratulate long-time CRA contributors Jamie Payton on her appointment as Dean of the Ying Wu College of Computing at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Hridesh Rajan on his appointment as Dean of the School of Science and Engineering at Tulane […]

CERP Infographic: Where Are They Now? Exploring the Career Paths of Past Participants of Grad Cohort for IDEALS and Grad Cohort for Women

By Eniola Idowu, Research Associate, CERP The CRA-WP’s Grad Cohort for Women (GCW) and Grad Cohort for IDEALS (GC-IDEALS) workshops have significantly influenced the career trajectories of their participants. CERP summarized the career advancement of past GCW and GC-IDEALS attendees who have successfully earned their Master’s or Doctoral degrees using Data Buddies Surveys data (2018-2023), […]


CRA-E Announces New Co-Chair, Welcomes New Board Members, and Thanks Departing Members for Their Service

By Julia Sepúlveda, Program Associate, CRA-E The Computing Research Association’s Education Committee (CRA-E) is thrilled to announce Michael Hilton (Carnegie Mellon University) as its newest co-chair. Lori Pollock (University of Delaware) will be stepping down from her role as co-chair, but will continue to serve as a board member, assisting with the UR2PhD and CSGrad4US […]


Resources for Designing Undergraduate Research Experiences

By Julia Sepúlveda, Program Associate, CRA-E Well-scoped projects can help you advance your research, improve your leadership capabilities and promote the development of your mentees. But designing undergraduate research projects can be difficult and time consuming – especially, if you are inexperienced.  Earlier this year, the UR2PhD team led a presentation and discussion on “Designing […]


Summer Courses Are In Session: UR2PhD Is Supporting The Next Generation of Researchers

By Julia Sepúlveda, Program Associate, CRA-E The UR2PhD program is an initiative that aims to drastically increase the number of women and gender-marginalized folks pursuing graduate studies in computing. As part of the program, the Computing Research Association (CRA) offers two summer courses: a graduate student mentor training and an undergraduate research methods course. Together, […]


UR2PhD Computing Research Engagement and Awareness Workshops Helped Undergraduates Learn More About Research Careers and Pathways

By Julia Sepúlveda, Program Associate, CRA-E During the spring, Niema Moshiri (University of California, San Diego) and Christine Bassem (Wellesley College) led four workshops as part of the UR2PhD Computing Research Engagement and Awareness series. Over the course of the series, they helped students develop a deeper understanding of what computing research is, what it […]

CCC Launches New LinkedIn Showcase Page

By Petruce Jean-Charles, Communications Associate, CCC Have you ever heard of LinkedIn showcase pages? Well, we have been secretly working on one to bring you exclusive CCC news. Our goal is to share content that is both informative and new. Looking forward to more content? Here’s everything you need to know about our new page:   Q: […]

Four Ways Computing Can Positively Affect Society

By Petruce Jean-Charles, Communications Associate, CCC Computing stands as the cornerstone of modern technological progress, holding immense promise to reshape society for the better. At its essence, it provides a robust framework for problem-solving, automation, and groundbreaking innovation, capable of tackling humanity’s most urgent issues. Whether it’s bolstering healthcare with predictive analytics and tailored treatment […]

Addressing Harms: Moving Beyond Intent

By Haley Griffin, Program Associate, CCC The following was written by CCC’s Addressing the Unforeseen Deleterious Impacts of Technology (AUDIT) Task Force Computing technologies of all stripes have brought enormous benefits to people’s lives, but also significant individual and societal harms. As these technologies become increasingly ubiquitous and powerful, we should expect the potential benefits […]

Bipartisan Group of Senators Release Legislative Roadmap Report on Artificial Intelligence Policy

By Brian Mosley, Associate Director of Government Affairs  In May, a bipartisan group of Senators, led by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD), Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM), and Sen. Todd Young (R-IN), released a report outlining suggested funding priorities, legislative actions, and relevant topics that the chamber should take to begin […]

CRA-I GenAI for Research and Science Roundtable

By Helen Wright, Manager, CRA-I In early May, the Computing Research Association – Industry (CRA-I) held a dynamic roundtable event on “Generative AI (GenAI) for Research and Science,” bringing together industry leaders, researchers, and experts to delve into the transformative potential of GenAI, a subset of AI that generates new content by learning data patterns, […]

Heather Stephens (Oracle) Joins CRA-Industry Council

By Helen Wright, Manager, CRA-I CRA-Industry (CRA-I) is thrilled to share that Heather Stephens (Oracle) is now a member of the CRA-I Council. Heather joins a dynamic group of Council members, led by CRA-I Council Chair Divesh Srivastava (AT&T), who are dedicated to collaborating with the CRA-I Steering Committee. Together, they will steer the direction […]