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Computing Research Association information.

2014 CRA Board Election Results


CRA members have elected four new members to its Board of Directors – Nancy Amato, Dan Grossman, Susanne Hambrusch and Barbara Ryder. They will begin three-year terms on July 1, 2014. Five current board members – Mary Czerwinski (Microsoft Research), Susan Davidson (University of Pennsylvania), Brent Hailpern (IBM Research), James Kurose (University of Massachusetts) and Ellen Zegura (Georgia Tech) were re-elected to the CRA Board for the July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2017 term. Julia Hirschberg and P. Takis Metaxasis are retiring from the board as of June 30, 2014. CRA thanks them for contributions during their service on the board.

University-Industry Partnership to Advance Machine Learning


Through an innovative new partnership, Yahoo Labs and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) are working together to break new ground in the area of machine learning. This transformational research will bring academic and industry researchers together, with the goal of developing new technologies that meet common goals. The exciting new collaboration is called Project InMind. Academic researchers at CMU will be able to iterate on work directly with Yahoo software, testing on opt-in users from the CMU community and making use of Yahoo’s infrastructure, with the goals of increasing the pace of mobile and personalization research and creating a better user experience. The project will be overseen at Yahoo by Ron Brachman, chief scientist and head of Yahoo Labs, and at CMU by Tom Mitchell, head of the CMU Machine Learning Department and Justine Cassell, associate vice provost of technology strategy and impact.

Time to Degree in Computing


How long does it take to finish a Ph.D. in computing? This is important information for departmental planning and for students considering the commitment involved in a Ph.D. program, but it is not readily available. This article addresses five questions…

ITiCSE 2014


ITiCSE 2014, the 19th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, will take place in Uppsala, Sweden, hosted by Uppsala University. The ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) is sponsoring the event.

2014 CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards


This year’s nominees were a very impressive group. A number of them were commended for making significant contributions to more than one research project, several were authors or coauthors on multiple papers, others had made presentations at major conferences, and some had produced software artifacts that were in widespread use. Many of nominees had been involved in successful summer research or internship programs, many had been teaching assistants, tutors, or mentors, and a number had significant involvement in community volunteer efforts. CRA gratefully acknowledges the support of Microsoft Research and Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) who sponsor the Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award program in alternate years. Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs is the sponsor of this year’s awards.

Congress Ends 2013 with Budget Agreement


Before Congress wrapped up its work for 2013 and headed home for the December holidays, House and Senate lawmakers reached an agreement on FY 2014 and FY 2015 budget numbers that would avert sequester levels by providing about $63 billion of cap relief over both years. The agreement, brokered by House Budget Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Budget Chair Patty Murray (D-WA), provides sequester relief that includes an additional $22 billion for non-defense discretionary spending in FY 2014 and $19 billion in FY 2015, meaning that appropriators will have some added room to provide funding for federal science agencies like the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Standards and Technology and Department of Energy, should they choose to.

Nominations Open for 2014 CRA Service and Habermann Awards


The Computing Research Association invites nominations for the CRA Distinguished Service Award and the A. Nico Habermann Award for 2014. See “Guidelines for Nominators”. Distinguished Service Award CRA makes an award, usually annually, to a person who has made an outstanding service contribution to the computing research community. A. Nico Habermann Award CRA makes 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. Nominations are due December 13.