Archive of articles published in the 2024 issue.

CCC Sponsored AI/OR III workshop: Engaging the Synergies of the AI and OR Communities


By Petruce Jean-Charles, Communications Associate, CCC An interdisciplinary group of 50 researchers attended the third Artificial Intelligence/Operations Research (AI/OR) workshop in late March in Washington, DC. Presentations ranging from the opioid epidemic to integrating OR and AI through the optimization lens, discussing challenges that require collaboration between the two communities in Operations Research (OR) and […]

Visioning Workshop Report Released: The Future of Research on Social Technologies


By Haley Griffin, Program Associate, CCC In November 2023, CCC hosted a workshop on “The Future of Research on Social Technologies” in Washington, DC. The event, also supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, addressed the past, present and future of social technologies research. The workshop brought together over 50 information and […]

Expanding the Pipeline: Will ChatGPT Expand Diversity in Computing? We don’t think so. Reasons for Concern and Paths Forward


By Lamia Youseff, Ph.D. with the help of Claude 3 Sonnet Since the launch of ChatGPT, there has been immense public interest in how AI may disrupt industries, replace some human workers and even create new jobs. Like any transformative technology, the recent rise of large language models (LLMs) and generative AI has sparked both […]

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Theo Drane (Intel) Joins CRA-Industry Council


By Helen V. Wright, Manager, CRA-I CRA-Industry (CRA-I) is delighted to announce that Theo Drane (Intel) has joined the CRA-I Council. He joins a growing list of Council members, led by CRA-I Council Chair Divesh Srivastava (AT&T), that will continue to work closely with the CRA-I Steering Committee to identify future committee directions, connect with […]

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Upcoming CRA-E Webinar Series to Explore Teaching Career Paths


By Matt Hazenbush, Director of Communications  As institutions continue to expand their computing programs, the number and variety of opportunities for teaching-focused faculty positions has never been greater. Most PhD-granting departments have introduced a teaching faculty track – often with academic rank – while many masters-granting and primarily undergraduate institutions are significantly growing their faculty […]

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UR2PhD Continues To Engage Undergraduates Interested in Learning More About Computing Research; You’re Invited to Our Last Spring Workshop


By Julia Sepulveda Avalos, Program Associate, CRA-E Earlier this year, the UR2PhD team launched the Computing Research Engagement and Awareness Series, a monthly virtual workshop program that helps undergraduate students learn more about computing research.  Throughout the spring series, participants have acquired a better understanding of what a computing research career can look like, what […]

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Get Involved with UR2PhD


By Julia Sepulveda Avalos, Program Associate, CRA-E The Undergraduate Research to PhD Mentoring Program (UR2PhD) was born out of a critical need to address underrepresentation within computing. UR2PhD aims to increase the quality and scale of undergraduate research experiences, so that more women and gender-marginalized individuals have access to opportunities. As part of the program, […]

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Best Practices for Hiring Teaching Faculty in Research Computing Departments


By Jennifer Campbell (University of Toronto), Mark Floryan (University of Virginia), Geoffrey Herman (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), Michael Hilton (Carnegie Mellon University), and Jérémie Lumbroso (University of Pennsylvania)  The rising demand for computing degree programs has led to a rapid increase in teaching faculty positions in computing related fields. This white paper discusses how the […]