Archive of articles published in the 2021 issue.


Nominations Open for CRA Distinguished Service and A. Nico Habermann Awards

The Computing Research Association invites nominations for the 2022 CRA Distinguished Service Award and A. Nico Habermann Award. The CRA Distinguished Service Award is presented to a person or multiple people who have made an outstanding service contribution to the computing research community. The CRA A. Nico Habermann Award is presented to a person or multiple people who have made outstanding contributions aimed at increasing the numbers and/or successes of underrepresented groups in the computing research community.

The deadline for receipt of nominations is January 31, 2022.


Candidates Sought for CRA Board of Directors

The Computing Research Association seeks your help in recruiting candidates for its Board of Directors. We want individuals who have time, energy, initiative, and resources to work on CRA issues on behalf of the entire CRA community. We have a working Board, and all members are expected to work on community issues. Candidates may nominate themselves by completing this form. The deadline for receipt of nominations is December 17, 2021. 


2022 CRA Career Mentoring Workshop – Applications Open

The Computing Research Association will offer an in-person Career Mentoring Workshop, February 24-25, 2022, in Washington, D.C. This workshop provides advice and mentoring activities for those starting an academic computing research career. Most attendees are in their first or second year as assistant professors. The workshop will include a series of panels, plus valuable opportunities to network with other participants, CRA board members, senior researchers and representatives from government agencies.

In the next few weeks, we will be announcing the full agenda which will be similar to the 2020 agenda available here. Click here to apply. The workshop application deadline is December 10, 2021.


2021 CRA Academic Member Book Released

Published online each fall, the CRA Academic Member Book highlights institutions that are member departments of CRA. Each academic member department is invited to submit a one page pdf about their department. Thanks to all the departments that took the time to prepare a submission.

This year’s book is available at:

This initiative started in 2017, and previous year books are available at:

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CRA-E Graduate Fellows Program Accepting Nominations

The Computing Research Association Education Committee (CRA-E) is now accepting nominations for the CRA-E Graduate Fellows Program. The program opportunities for Ph.D. candidates in a computing field to contribute to CRA-E projects, to network with computer science education advocates on the committee, and to engage in advocacy for mentoring undergraduate students and promote computer science research and undergraduate education at the national level.


CRA-WP 2022 Distributed Research Experience for Undergraduates (DREU) – Applications Open!

DREU interns have the opportunity to be directly involved in a research project and interact with graduate students and professors on a daily basis. This experience is invaluable for those who are considering graduate school; DREU will provide a close-up view of what graduate school is really like and increase interns’ competitiveness as an applicant for graduate admissions and fellowships. Faculty mentors will have the opportunity to work on their research project with new students from other institutions and to mentor future graduate students.

Intersectional Analysis of Exposure to Programming Languages Reveals the Additive Impact of Belonging to Multiple Underrepresented Populations

The current analysis examines whether exposure to programming languages varies among different populations that are underrepresented in computing, and whether belonging to multiple underrepresented populations is associated with programming experience. Results show that students from multiple underrepresented populations in computing are less likely to have learned a programming language than their peers.

CCC / ACM SIGAI / INFORMS Workshop 1 Report Out – Artificial Intelligence & Operations Research

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC), the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and ACM SIGAI sponsored a virtual workshop, entitled Artificial Intelligence / Operations Research Workshop to provide a space for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Operations Research (OR) to discuss a joint strategic vision for a strong and sustained collaboration between the two fields. This report summarizes presentations, breakout discussions and key takeaways from each session at the workshop.