Archive of articles published in the 2023 issue.

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Freshman Experienced the Highest Decline in Frequency of Interactions with Classmates Outside of Class During COVID Pandemic


Data from the CRA Data Buddies Survey (DBS) 2019, 2020, and 2021, indicates that students interacted with their classmates outside of the lectures less frequently after the COVID pandemic and the change was more drastic for students who were earlier on in their academic program.

Upcoming Deadlines and CRA Update: Keeping you in the know


Upcoming Deadlines

January 19 – CRA-E Graduate Fellows Program Nomination Deadline
January 27 – Distinguished Service Award Nomination Deadline
January 27 – A. Nico Habermann Award Nomination Deadline
January 27 – Main CRA Taulbee Survey section Deadline
January 30 – CRA-WP Early Career Awards Nomination Deadline
January 30 – CRA Leadership Academy Application Deadline
February 1 – Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security Applications Due
February 10 – CCC Council Members Nomination Deadline
February 15 – Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates Applications Due

What’s New

This article contains more details on the deadlines listed above, as well as a list of upcoming events, from CRA and its programmatic committees. Please share these opportunities widely.

CRA-Industry Announces New Blog


Computing Research Association-Industry (CRA-I) is pleased to announce the new CRA-I Blog!

As the committee grows, we would like to share interesting articles, updates, and industry related events in the community. If you have any articles that you would like us to share on the blog, please let Helen Wright (hwright@cra.org) know.

Please make sure to check the website regularly and subscribe to our CRA-I blog email here.

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2023 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award Recipients


Congratulations to the recipients of the 2023 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award. This year’s nominees are a very impressive group. A number of them were commended for making significant contributions to more than one research project, several are authors or coauthors on multiple papers, others have created papers for major conferences, as well as producing software, apps and algorithms.

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Applications Open for CRA-WP Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security


The SWSIS program provides scholarships of $2,000 or more for women studying for their Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in fields relating to information security. The purpose of these scholarships is to provide assistance to women at the formative stages of their careers in these fields.

SWSIS is a partnership of Applied Computer Security Associates (ACSA) and CRA-WP.  Its long-term goal is to contribute to increasing the representation of women in the information security workforce.

Application Period: December 15 – February 1

Encourage your students to apply to SWSIS!

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CRA-E’s Undergraduate Research Highlights: Fairness in Rideshare Algorithms Helped Pave My Path


This Q&A highlight features Naveen Raman, a Finalist  in the 2022 CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers award program. Naveen graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park and is now at the University of Cambridge on a Churchill Scholarship to pursue an MPhil in Advanced Computer Science.

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CCC Council Member Nominations Open


To fulfill its mission, the CCC seeks visionary leaders — people with great ideas, sound judgment, and the willingness to work collaboratively to see things through to completion. The Council is composed of 23 researchers representing the breadth and diversity of computing today. 

Please help the computing community by nominating outstanding colleagues for the Council.

CCC’s 2022 Highlights


The CCC would like to give a special thanks to everyone from the community for their support and participation over the past year. We accomplished a lot of important work in 2022, including getting back to in-person events. Our accomplishments could not have been done without our community volunteers and participants. Please see some of CCC’s highlights from 2022 in this article or on the CCC webpage.

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CI Fellow Richard Canevez on the Ukraine Crisis and Expressions of Dissent through Social Informatics


When Computing Community Consortium (CCC) approached me to put together a blog post about the evolution of my research, I was excited for the opportunity, but also apprehensive about the topic. This is, on the one hand, writing about the research funded by CCC through the CI Fellows program that I hope will serve as more than a mere status report and instead provide thoughts and guidance for future CI Fellows postdocs, however vague the thoughts and guidance may be. On the other hand, it is not just my story, but a story collectively told across multiple scholars and nations about war, resilience, and the scholarship and scholars’ place within the geo-political milieu.