Archive of articles published in the 2024 issue.

Optimizing Code Performance in Serverless Environments


By Yasra Chandio (CRA-E Fellow, University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Alejandro Velasco Dimate (CRA-E Fellow, College of William & Mary) This Q&A highlight features Shreyas Kharbanda, an Honorable Mention in the 2023 CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers award program. Shreyas finished his undergraduate degree at Purdue University and is now pursuing his Ph.D. in Computer Science […]

Thank you, Data Buddies! (Fall 2023)


By CERP Staff CRA and CERP wish to thank the institutions and departments that distributed the 2023 annual Data Buddies Survey! A total of 149 institutions worked with CERP for the 2023 survey year, with 46 departments receiving “elite” status by obtaining a response rate of 20% or more. The collective efforts of Data Buddies […]

Get To Know NSF CSGrad4US: Highlighting Current Fellows


By Elora Daniels, Communications Associate As applications roll in for the NSF CSGrad4US program, the Computing Research Association (CRA) is continuing to highlight some of the current Fellows participating in the program.  The NSF CSGrad4US Fellowship is open to anyone who has been out of school since January 2024. To help answer questions from the […]

New SIAM Report Explores the Challenges Facing the Future of Computational Science


By Petruce Jean-Charles, Communications Associate, CCC In 2023, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), an affiliated professional society member of CRA, commissioned a task force to craft a strategic vision for arising challenges in the future of computational science. Earlier this month, the task force released its report, titled The Future of Computational […]

CCC Responds to RFI on DOE’s Responsibilities on Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence


By Haley Griffin, Program Associate, CCC On April 1, 2024, the CCC submitted a response to the Department of Energy (DOE)’s Request for Information (RFI) Related to Responsibilities on Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence. In the solicitation, DOE sought advice on their plan to carry out some of the responsibilities […]

CCC Responds to the NTIA’s Request for Information on Dual Use Foundation AI Models with Widely Available Model Weights


By Catherine Gill, Program Associate, CCC At the end of March, the CCC responded to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s Request for Information on Dual Use Foundation Artificial Intelligence Models with Widely Available Model Weights. The CCC’s own Daniel Lopresti (CCC Chair and Lehigh University) and David Danks (CCC Executive Committee and University of […]

FY24 Budget Update: Congress Closes Out Fiscal Year with Generally Poor Budgets for Research Agencies; NSF and Defense Research Receive Significant Cuts


By Brian Mosley, Associate Director, Government Affairs Note: parts of this article originally ran on the CRA Policy Blog in two posts that correspond to when Congress approved both halves of the Fiscal Year 2024 Federal budget. In a two-stage process in March, Congress approved, and President Biden signed into law, the final funding levels […]

CRA Statement Expressing Serious Concerns About Fiscal Year 2024 Funding Levels at the National Science Foundation and Other Key Federal Research Agencies


By Brian Mosley, Associate Director, Government Affairs At the beginning of March, Congress passed, and President Biden signed into law, the Fiscal Year 2024 budgets for the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards & Technology, the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, and NASA. Many of these budgets received funding cuts, some significant, […]

NSF FY2025 Request: NSF Gets Another Good Budget Request but With Some Qualifications and Unknowns


By Brian Mosley, Associate Director, Government Affairs The Biden Administration released their Fiscal Year 2025 requested budget on March 11th. As we have done in years past, the CRA Policy Blog will write a series of posts analyzing the assorted agency requested budgets that are important to the computing research community. First up is the […]

CRA-Industry Dual Appointment Community Survey


By Helen V. Wright, Manger, CRA-I Many computing schools/departments are undergoing a transformation in their industry interactions. Notably, there’s a rise in dual appointments within our academic and industry community. The Computing Research Association (CRA)’s newest committee CRA-Industry (CRA-I) is actively exploring the evolution of industry interactions and is reaching out for your insights through […]

CRA Update: Highlights from the February Board Meeting


By Matt Hazenbush, Director of Communications On February 22-23, the Computing Research Association (CRA) hosted its annual February Board of Directors Meeting in Washington, DC.  To keep you in the know, below is a summary of the many discussions that took place amongst the CRA Board members, CRA staff, society leaders, and distinguished guests who […]