The 2016 CRA Career Mentoring Workshop was held February 22-23 in Arlington, Virginia. More than 80 attendees had an opportunity to learn from about 20 speakers who are distinguished researchers, including several CRA board members, and representatives from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The workshop provided career advice and mentoring activities for assistant professors in computer science.
Computing Research News
Published: March 2016, Issue: Vol. 28/No.3, Download as PDF
Archive of articles published in the March 2016, Vol. 28/No.3 issue.
The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Convergence of Data and Computing Task Force, led by CCC Council Members Vasant G. Honavar from Pennsylvania State University, Mark D. Hill from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Katherine Yelick from University of California at Berkeley, has just released another community white paper called Accelerating Science: A Computing Research Agenda. This white paper seeks to articulate a research agenda for developing cognitive tools that can augment human intellect and partner with humans on the scientific process.
The Computing Research Association is sad to announce the loss of Joanne Cohoon, a leader in the evaluation efforts of our programs, who died on February 14 at the age of 61. Joanne was involved with the CRA for more than a decade. In 2006, she was the principal investigator on an NSF-funded study that was initiated to test the validity of an earlier report, “Recruitment and Retention of Women Graduate Students in Computer Science and Engineering” (Cuny and Aspray, 2001). Joanne co-authored the report based on the study, “Recruiting and Retaining Women Graduate Students in Computer Science and Engineering,” which summarizes and expands on the results of a workshop and outlines research-based practices likely to promote gender balance in graduate computing programs.
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The Computing Research Association had an action-packed weekend engaging the public with science at AAAS Family Science Days, February 13-14. There was a high turnout of families from the Washington, D.C. area who were eager to learn more about science and have some fun with hands on activities.
Microsoft Research is delighted to announce its first Open Source Challenge that uses the many and various open source computer science tools from our researchers. From artificial intelligence to programming models, cryptography to education, there is something for every enquiring mind.
Check out the updated program online at https://cra.org/events/snowbird-2016/#agenda.