By Tracy Camp, CRA Executive Director and CEO
CRA is now accepting nominations for two of its most prestigious annual honors, the CRA Distinguished Service and CRA A. Nico Habermann Awards. The deadline for submissions is January 26, 2024.
CRA Distinguished Service Award
The CRA Distinguished Service Award honors one or more persons who have made an outstanding service contribution to the computing research community. The award recognizes service in the areas of government affairs, professional societies, publications or conferences, and leadership that has a major impact on computing research. Read more about the award and guidelines for nominations here.
The 2023 recipient of the CRA Distinguished Service Award was Lynne Parker, associate vice chancellor and director of the AI Tennessee Initiative at the University of Tennessee. Parker has made numerous outstanding contributions over the course of six years in federal government positions, leading national artificial intelligence (AI) policy across the Executive Branch and fashioning key strategic policies in support of AI research, development, and deployment.
Read more about Lynne Parker, and other past award recipients, here.
CRA A. Nico Habermann Award
The CRA A. Nico Habermann Award recognizes one or more persons who have made outstanding contributions to increasing the numbers and successes of groups who have been minoritized in the computing research community. The award recognizes work in areas of government affairs, educational programs, professional societies, public awareness, and leadership that has a major impact on advancing these members in the computing research community. Read more about the award and guidelines for nominations here.
The 2023 recipient of the CRA A. Nico Habermann Award was Charles L. Isbell, current provost of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and former dean and John P. Imlay, Jr. chair of the Georgia Institute of Technology College of Computing. Isbell was recognized for his substantial impact on improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the computing community. Over the course of three decades, Isbell has been a persistent force in broadening participation in computing, including launching the Diversifying LEAdership in the Professoriate (LEAP) Alliance, an innovative initiative to increase the diversity of the computing professoriate as an important pathway to increasing student diversity in computing.
Read more about Charles L. Isbell, and other past award recipients, here.