Published: April 2023, Issue: Vol. 35/No.4, Download as PDFDownload Ads

Archive of articles published in the April 2023, Vol. 35/No.4 issue.


CRA Update: Keeping you in the know – Join CRA at the ACM Federated Computing Research Conference 2023

CRA is planning several activities at the ACM Federated Computing Research Conference (FCRC) 2023 in June in Orlando, FL. FCRC assembles a spectrum of affiliated research conferences and workshops into a week-long, co-located, meeting. CRA will host a plenary panel session in honor of its 50th anniversary, a workshop on Computing Research in Industry, an information session on UR2PhD, a program that focuses on engaging more women in computer science PhD programs, and an academic careers workshop for graduate students and post-docs considering teaching-oriented faculty positions.

UR2PhD Seeks Institutional Partners: Apply for Resources to Engage More Women in Undergraduate Research

CRA’s new Undergraduate Research to PhD program, UR2PhD (pronounced “you are 2 PhD”), is seeking institutional partners who would like support with growing the number of women and other gender-marginalized computing students who participate in undergraduate research and continue on to PhD programs.

Institutional partners will work closely with the UR2PhD program leadership beginning in the Summer of 2023 to vastly expand the number of research opportunities for women and gender-marginalized undergraduates, including those from marginalized races and ethnicities, at their institutions.


CSGrad4US: Third Year Call for NSF Fellowship Opportunity for CS Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Holders to Return for Ph.D.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate recently announced that applications are now being accepted for the third year of the CSGrad4US Graduate Fellowship program. The 3-year fellowships support new Ph.D. students pursuing their degree in a CISE field which includes programs in Computer Science, Computer and Information Sciences, and Computer Engineering.

This program has already changed the lives of 78 people, with 16 participants from Cohort 1 now attending CISE PhD programs and 62 participants from Cohort 2 receiving admissions offers from Ph.D. programs this spring!

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Computing Research Association to Lead $1M Community Project to Chart a Pathway Toward Inclusive Computing

The goal of LEVEL UP is to build consensus around a united vision of inclusive undergraduate computing education. Through collaboration with a respected advisory board of computing educators and professionals from across the country, the LEVEL UP project will develop an evidence-based report of best practices that we will encourage computing departments to implement nationwide. CRA will work with our diverse computing community members to chart a pathway that undergraduate computing programs can implement to offer inclusive computing courses and opportunities where all students feel welcome and thrive.

Assessing the Community’s Interest on Privacy-Enhancing Technologies

As our world becomes increasingly connected and digital, concerns about data privacy and security are growing. Privacy-Enhancing Technologies (PET) are tools and methods designed to protect personal information and enhance user privacy online. Most companies end up using a combination of different PET to ensure that their data remains private and secure.

The Computing Research Association-Industry (CRA-I) committee is interested in hearing from YOU on this topic. Please fill out this survey here and let us know if you would be interested in a roundtable discussion on this topic.

NSF and Five Other U.S. Agencies Launch Program to Build an Integrated Data and Knowledge Infrastructure

Recently, the National Science Foundation (NSF), along with five other U.S. government agencies, launched the Building the Prototype Open Knowledge Network (Proto-OKN). This $20 million initiative, will provide funding opportunities towards building a prototype version of an integrated data and knowledge infrastructure called an open knowledge network.


CCC at AAAS: Surveillance, Assistance or Hinderance?: Caregiving Technologies for Older Adults Panel Recap

On the second day of the 2023 AAAS Annual Meeting, held in Washington, DC, the CCC supported its first of six panels, titled, Surveillance, Assistance or Hinderance?: Caregiving Technologies for Older Adults. The three panelists were Robin Brewer (University of Michigan), George Demiris (University of Pennsylvania), and Anne M. Turner (University of Washington), and the panel was moderated by CCC Council member Katie Siek (Indiana University).

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“Emerging Election Technologies Enhancing Integrity, Transparency, and Confidence” AAAS Panel Recap

Elections that are safe, secure, and verifiable by the public are an essential part of every democratic government. There have been public outcries for changes in the election process in the US and around the world as citizens have been frustrated with the lack of transparency. Election confidence from the majority of the public is not easy to obtain, but the panelists of a CCC-organized panel at the AAAS Annual Meeting made many suggestions on steps we can take to do just that.

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Doctoral Students from Underrepresented Populations in Computing Reported Lower Feelings Related to Imposter Syndrome After Attending the 2022 CRA-WP Grad Cohort for Women Workshop

In this infographic, CERP examines significant changes in feelings related to imposter syndrome among 37 underrepresented doctoral students after attending the 2022 CRA-WP Grad Cohort for Women Workshop. Results indicated participants reported statistically significant changes in their experiences with imposter syndrome.

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CRA is Growing! Help Us Build Our Team

CRA is growing! If you’re interested in working with some of the brightest minds in computing as they envision the future of computing, CRA wants you to join our team! We offer competitive pay with great benefits, flexible work arrangements, and a supportive team environment.

CRA is actively recruiting for several positions in educational initiatives, communications, data and evaluation, program support, research administration, and operations.

Please share these opportunities widely with your contacts!