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Information and announcements on CRA awards programs.

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2022 A. Nico Habermann Award Recipient: Andrea Danyluk


The Computing Research Association has selected Andrea Danyluk as the recipient of the 2022 CRA A. Nico Habermann Award, in recognition of her successful and impactful efforts to build inclusive and diverse communities in computing. In making this award, CRA recognizes that Danyluk was a leader in broadening participation in computing at the national level. Whether working with a single student, participating in a panel, or leading a national effort, she was always invested in the collaboration, organized in her work, and principled in her approach. Sadly, Danyluk passed away shortly after the award selection was made. The CRA community is deeply saddened by the loss of an amazing mentor, friend and champion for diversity. She will be sorely missed.

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Darko Marinov and Jelani Nelson Receive the 2022 CRA-E Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award


The Education Committee of the Computing Research Association (CRA-E) is proud to announce two recipients of the 2022 CRA-E Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award: Darko Marinov from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Jelani Nelson from the University of California Berkeley.

These outstanding individuals are being recognized for providing exceptional mentorship, undergraduate research experiences, and, in parallel, guidance on admission and matriculation of their students to research-focused graduate programs in computing.

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Nominations Open for the 2022 CRA-WP Early Career Awards


CRA-WP welcomes your nominations for the Early Career Awards honoring Anita Borg and Clarence “Skip” Ellis. Nominations are due February 15, 2022, at 11:59 PM ET.

Anita Borg Early Career Award (BECA)
The Anita Borg Early Career Award (BECA) is named in honor of Anita Borg, who was an early member of CRA-WP and is inspired by her commitment to increasing the participation of women in computing research.

Skip Ellis Early Career Award (SEECA)
The Skip Ellis Early Career Award is in honor of Clarence “Skip” Ellis; he was the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. in computer science and the first African-American to be elected a Fellow of the ACM.

Nominations Open for CRA Distinguished Service and A. Nico Habermann Awards


The Computing Research Association invites nominations for the 2022 CRA Distinguished Service Award and A. Nico Habermann Award. The CRA Distinguished Service Award is presented to a person or multiple people who have made an outstanding service contribution to the computing research community. The CRA A. Nico Habermann Award is presented to a person or multiple people who have made outstanding contributions aimed at increasing the numbers and/or successes of underrepresented groups in the computing research community.

The deadline for receipt of nominations is January 31, 2022.

Nominations Open for 2022 CRA-E Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award


The CRA-E Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award honors faculty members in computing who have made a significant impact on students they have mentored. It recognizes those who have provided exceptional mentorship and undergraduate research experiences and, in parallel, guidance on admission and matriculation of these students to research-focused graduate programs in computing.

Nominations are due Monday, November 22, 2021, by 5 PM (ET). Winners will be notified by early February 2022. Click here to view the 2021 award winners and here to view the FAQs.

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CRA-WP Presents the 2021 CRA-WP Early Career Awards Honoring Skip Ellis and Anita Borg


CRA-WP is honored to announce the recipients of the 2021 Skip Ellis Early Career Award and Anita Borg Early Career Award. Sanmi Koyejo of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign has been selected as the 2021 Skip Ellis Early Career Award recipient. Finale Doshi-Velez of Harvard University has been selected as the 2021 Anita Borg Early Career Award recipient.

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Former CRA-WP Board Member Anna Karlin Elected to National Academy of Sciences


This year’s class of newly elected members includes a record number of women, including former CRA-WP Board Member Anna Karlin. She is the Microsoft Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science at the University of Washington. She has been active in several CRA-WP activities including Grad Cohort, Virtual Undergraduate Town Hall, and Career Mentoring Workshops.

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CRA and CRA-WP Board Member Ayanna Howard Named ACM Athena Lecturer for Contributions to Robotics, AI and Broadening Participation in Computing


The recipient of the 2021- 2022 ACM Athena Lecturer Award is Ayanna Howard, Dean of The Ohio State University College of Engineering.

Her citation reads as follows:

For fundamental contributions to the development of accessible human-robotic systems and artificial intelligence along with forging new paths to broaden participation in computing through entrepreneurial and mentoring efforts.

To view the press release, please visit: https://awards.acm.org/about/2021-athena