CRA-WP Presents the 2022 CRA-WP Early Career Awards Honoring Skip Ellis and Anita Borg
The Committee on Widening Participation in Computing Research (CRA-WP) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2022 Skip Ellis Early Career Award and Anita Borg Early Career Award.
Maya Cakmak of the University of Washington has been selected as the 2022 Anita Borg Early Career Award recipient.
The Anita Borg Early Career Award honors the late Anita Borg, who was an early member of CRA-W (before it became CRA-WP) and is inspired by her commitment to increasing the participation of women in computing research. The annual award is given to a woman in computer science and/or engineering who has made significant research contributions and who has contributed to the profession, especially in the outreach to women.
Christina Harrington of Carnegie Mellon University has been selected as the 2022 Skip Ellis Early Career Award recipient.
The Skip Ellis Early Career Award honors the late Clarence “Skip” Ellis, who was the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. in computer science and the first African-American to be elected a Fellow of the ACM. This award is given annually by CRA-WP to a person who identifies as a member of a group underrepresented in computing (African-American/Black, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and/or People with Disabilities), who has made significant research contributions in computer science and/or engineering and has also contributed to the profession, especially in outreach to underrepresented demographics.
Several CRA staff and volunteers noted (and were encouraged by) the growth in the number of superb computing researchers from diverse backgrounds committed to scholarly excellence and equal opportunity. Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit a nomination for this year, and we hope to see many more in the next cycle.
Learn more about the CRA-WP Early Career Awards.