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Announcements from the Computing Research Association.

Announcements


Are You Working on the Taulbee Survey?
The CRA Taulbee Survey is in progress.
Late December: Preliminary salary report available to participants.
January 15, 2019: Due date for the main Taulbee section.

Upcoming Nomination Deadlines
Candidates Sought for CRA Board of Directors (November 30)
CRA Distinguished Service Award (December 7)
A. Nico Habermann Award (December 7)
CRA-E Graduate Fellows Program (January 28, 2019)

Announcements


Are You Working on the Taulbee Survey?
The CRA Taulbee Survey is in progress. The deadline for the salary section is November 27.
Late December: Preliminary salary report available to participants.
January 15, 2019: Due date for the main Taulbee section.

Upcoming Nomination Deadlines
CRA Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers
October 15

CRA-E Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award
November 26

Candidates Sought for CRA Board of Directors
November 30

CRA Distinguished Service Award
December 7

A. Nico Habermann Award
December 7

CRA-E Graduate Fellows Program
January 28, 2019

 

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Former CRA Board Member Marie desJardins Named Dean of Simmons’ College of Organizational, Computational, and Information Sciences


Simmons University has announced the appointment of Marie desJardins, as Dean of the College of Organizational, Computational, and Information Sciences. desJardins is a former CRA board member and current chair of the CRA Dean’s Group.

In her new position, desJardins will work with faculty, students, and the Simmons community to build a new interdisciplinary college to integrate computational disciplines, traditional and digital information sciences, and the business school, approaching entrepreneurship and leadership in a new, more robust way.

Announcements


Greg Byrd Joins the CRA Board of Directors
Greg Byrd has been appointed the new IEEE-CS representative on the CRA board of directors.

CRA Executive Director Andrew Bernat Elected 2017 AAAS Fellow
CRA Executive Director Andrew Bernat, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In addition, CRA board member H.V. Jagadish and former board member M. Tamer Özsu were also named AAAS Fellows.

Congratulations to the 2017 ACM Fellows
The ACM recently named 54 of its members as ACM Fellows for transformative contributions and advancing technology in the digital age.

CRA-E Graduate Fellows Program Accepting Nominations
Faculty members are invited to nominate a graduate student by January 29, 2018.

Announcements


Are You Working on the Taulbee Survey?
The CRA Taulbee Survey is in progress. The deadline for the salary section is November 20 and the deadline for the rest of the survey is January 8, 2018.

CRA Summit on Technology and Jobs
On December 12, CRA will host a Summit on Technology and Jobs in Washington, DC.

Applications Open for CRA’s New URMD Grad Cohort Workshop
Applications are now open until October 15 for the inaugural CRA URMD Graduate Cohort Workshop, which will be held March 16-17, 2018 in San Diego, CA.

Nominations Open for 2018 CRA Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers
The deadline for nominations is October 27.

Nominations Open for CRA Distinguished Service and A. Nico Habermann Awards
The deadline for receipt of nominations for both awards is December 8.

Save the Date: 2018 CRA Career Mentoring Workshop
CRA’s biennial Career Mentoring Workshop will be offered on February 26-27, 2018 at The Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, VA. 

February Announcements


Nominations Open for Borg Early Career Award (BECA)
CRA-Women invites nominations for the Borg Early Career Award. The award honors the late Anita Borg, who was an early member of CRA-W and an inspiration for her commitment in increasing the participation of women in computing research.
The deadline for nominations is February 15, 2017.

Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU)
Are you a faculty member interested in being a research mentor or do you know students interested in exploring research? The DREU program matches students with faculty mentors for summer research experiences at the faculty mentor’s home institution. Applications are currently open for both students and mentors. The application deadline is February 15, 2017.

National Academy of Engineering Announces New Members
Among those elected were Julia Hirschberg, CRA-W co-chair and former CRA board member, and Katherine Yelick, CCC council member.

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De Lange Conference on Humans, Machines, and the Future of Work


CRA recently was a sponsor and participated in the De Lange Conference on Humans, Machines, and the Future of Work, which focused on the impact of the amazing technologies being developed by the computing research community on the nature of work and employment. The conference was held at Rice University with primary funding from the De Lange Conference Fund at Rice, which brings top experts and major figures to its campus in order to focus on a topic of great concern to society. Videos of the event have been posted here.

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


The Computing Research Association invites nominations for the 2017 CRA Distinguished Service Award and A. Nico Habermann Award. Both nominations are due December 9.

Distinguished Service Award
CRA presents an award, usually annually, to a person who has made an outstanding service contribution to the computing research community. This award recognizes service in the areas of government affairs, professional societies, publications or conferences, and leadership that has a major impact on computing research.

Nico Habermann Award
CRA presents an award, usually annually, to a person who has made outstanding contributions aimed at increasing the numbers and/or successes of underrepresented groups in the computing research community. This award recognizes work in areas of government affairs, educational programs, professional societies, public awareness, and leadership that has a major impact on advancing these groups in the computing research community.

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Please share these opportunities with your students.
Applications Open for Grad Cohort 2017
The upcoming CRA-Women Graduate Student Cohort (Grad Cohort) will be held April 7-8, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Grad Cohort is a two-day workshop for female students in their first, second, or third year of graduate school in computing fields. The application is available here and closes November 30. The workshop aims to increase the ranks of senior women in computing-related studies and research by building and mentoring nationwide communities of women through their graduate studies.

CRA-Women Virtual Undergrad Town Hall: Enabling Science Breakthroughs Using Computer Science
During CRA-W’s Virtual Undergraduate Town Hall webinar, students from around the world will learn about cutting edge research in the field of computing, and ask questions to distinguished computer scientists. The next event will be held October 13 at 7PM EST. Click here to register.

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Ruzena K. Bajcsy Receives NAE Founders Award


Ruzena K. Bajcsy, the 2003 recipient of the CRA Distinguished Service Award, recently received the 2016 Simon Ramo Founders Award from the National Academy of Engineering.

The award webpage states: “Her current research is in the use of robotic technology, namely measuring and extracting noninvasively kinematic and dynamic parameters of individual in order to assess their physical movement capabilities or limitations. If there are limitations, her students have designed assistive devices that can compensate for the lack of kinematic agility and /or physical strength.”