Published: March 2024, Issue: Vol. 36/No.3, Download as PDF

Archive of articles published in the March 2024, Vol. 36/No.3 issue.

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 […]

NSF Names Greg Hager Assistant Director for the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate

By Matt Hazenbush, Director of Communications  Following a nationwide search, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced yesterday that it has selected long-time CRA contributor Dr. Greg Hager as the next Assistant Director for the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate. Dr. Hager has been a member of the faculty at Johns Hopkins University for more than 25 […]

Manish Parashar Wins the 2024 CRA Distinguished Service Award

By Matt Hazenbush, Director of Communications The Computing Research Association (CRA) has selected Dr. Manish Parashar as the recipient of the 2024 CRA Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his multi-faceted and highly impactful service to the computing research community.  Parashar is the Director of the Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute, Chair in Computational […]

Mary Ann Leung Wins the 2024 CRA A. Nico Habermann Award

By Matt Hazenbush, Director of Communications The Computing Research Association (CRA) has selected Dr. Mary Ann Leung, Founder and President of the Sustainable Horizons Institute, as the recipient of the 2024 CRA A. Nico Habermann Award, in recognition of her work developing and leading programs to increase the numbers and successes of computing researchers from […]


Carrie Demmans Epp, Raja Kushalnagar and Mubarak Shah Receive the 2024 CRA-E Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award

By Kayley McDonald, Program Assistant, CRA-E The Computing Research Association’s Education Committee (CRA-E) is proud to announce the three recipients of the 2024 Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award. The winners are Carrie Demmans Epp from the University of Alberta, Canada, Raja Kushalnagar from Gallaudet University, and Mubarak Shah from the University of Central Florida.  These […]

Emma McDonald Selected as CRA-E Graduate Fellow

By Barrington Davis, Program Associate, CRA-E CRA’s Education Committee (CRA-E) has recently selected its 2024 CRA-E Graduate Fellow – Emma McDonald, from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Emma (she/her) is a PhD student in Computing Science at the University of Alberta supervised by Carrie Demmans Epp. She earned her master’s degree from […]

2024 CRA Board of Directors Election Results

By Matt Hazenbush, Director of Communications  CRA members have elected four new individuals to its Board of Directors: David Bader (New Jersey Institute of Technology), Bruce Hendrickson (Lawrence Livermore National Lab), Fatma Ozcan (Google), and Manuel Pérez-Quiñones (University of North Carolina at Charlotte). In addition, five current Board members won reelection: James Allan (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Ran Libeskind-Hadas (Claremont McKenna College), Rachel Pottinger (University of British Columbia), Eve Schooler (Intel, […]


Policy Spotlight: Dan Reed, National Science Board

By CRA Government Affairs  As part of CRA’s mission to help the computing research community become more aware and engaged in the policymaking that affects our field, Computing Research News’ new Q&A series, Policy Spotlight: Conversations with Computing Researchers, will highlight the work that community members are doing in governmental roles or who have taken […]

Undergraduates’ Likely Interest in a Research-Related Career is Connected to Their Highest Intended Degree

By Evelyn Yarzebinski, Manager, CERP Students who are enrolled in Bachelor’s degree granting programs are faced with the decision of whether to continue on to graduate school after they have earned their Bachelor’s degree. There are many facets to this decision, such as whether their future career will include a focus on research, as graduate-level […]

New Resource on BPC Supplemental Funding

By Andres Purpuro, Program Assistant, CERP We’re excited to announce the launch of the BPC Supplemental Funding Page on This resource has been developed in response to the engaging discussions held at our February 2024 BPC Community Forum, specifically addressing NSF’s latest Dear Colleague Letter for BPC Supplements.  In collaboration with the Center for […]


UR2PhD Computing Research Engagement and Awareness Series In Full Swing, Next Workshop Held On April 8

By Julia Sepúlveda Ávalos, Program Associate, CRA-E In February, the UR2PhD team launched the Computing Engagement and Awareness Series, a virtual workshop series that aims to educate, inspire, and empower undergraduates.  The first session “So you’ve done some research, what’s next?” featured a moderated panel discussion with researchers from various backgrounds, including Celeste Bean (Sony […]