Published: April 2024, Issue: Vol. 36/No.4, Download as PDF

Archive of articles published in the April 2024, Vol. 36/No.4 issue.


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]

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 […]