This article and the accompanying figures and tables present the results from the 47th annual CRA Taulbee Survey. The survey, conducted annually by the Computing Research Association, documents trends in student enrollment, degree production, employment of graduates, and faculty salaries in academic units in the United States and Canada that grant the Ph.D. in computer science (CS), computer engineering (CE), or information (I). Most of these academic units are departments, but some are colleges or schools of information or computing.
Computing Research News
Published: May 2018, Issue: Vol. 30/No. 5, Download as PDF
Archive of articles published in the May 2018, Vol. 30/No.5 issue.
Our friends at the National Science Foundation (NSF) have asked for research community input on a proposed policy change to eliminate/reduce deadlines for core programs in the CISE Directorate. Given the increased pressures on securing federal funding and, in some cases, reduced capacity for grant management at computing research institutions, do you think the Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) Directorate should follow the lead of the BIO and GEO directorates and consider eliminating or reducing deadlines for proposal submissions? What positive or negative impact could such a shift have on our community?
Please fill out this informal, non-scientific survey and let us know. We’ll collect responses through May 15th and then share the collective feedback with NSF.
CRA’s Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline (CERP) recently underwent staffing changes when former Director Jane Stout left CRA. Burçin Tamer, Ph.D., is now the Director of CERP and Heather Wright is the Associate Director. Under their leadership, CERP will extend its reach as a resource for the computing community through its Data Buddies Project, evaluation services, and other activities. Heather and Burçin are both excited to make contributions to the computing community and drive the broader mission of CRA to facilitate the development of strong, diverse talent in the field.
Compared to White and Asian students, who are considered the racial and ethnic majority in computing fields, students who are members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups and students with disabilities (URMD) were 1.5 times more likely to report having seriously considered leaving their graduate program.
CCC announces four new council members who will start July 1st.
ACM recently announced that computer scientists John Hennessy and David Patterson have shared the 2017 ACM Turing Award.
On April 13-14, more than 400 women graduate students in computing from more than 150 institutions converged on San Francisco, CA, for the 2018 CRA-W Graduate Cohort for Women (CRA-W Grad Cohort). Throughout the two-day workshop, professional connections were made, new friendships were formed, and mentoring relationships with senior researchers were established. CRA-W organizes this workshop as part of its mission to increase the success and participation of women in computing research.
CRA-W is now accepting applications for the Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates (CREU) program. Application Deadline: May 18.
The program for the 2018 CRA Conference at Snowbird has recently been updated. A preliminary program agenda with session descriptions is now available.
CRA would like to thank to the sponsors of the 2018 Conference at Snowbird: ACM, Facebook, Google, IBM Research, MERL, Microsoft, NSF and Whova.
For the latest program update visit:https://cra.org/events/2018-cra-conference-snowbird/#agenda.
Updates on 2018 leadership changes within the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE).