Computing Research Policy Blog

The Computing Research Association (or CRA) has been involved in shaping public policy of relevance to computing research for more than two decades. More recently the CRA Government Affairs program has enhanced its efforts to help the members of the computing research community contribute to the public debate knowledgeably and effectively.


Posts categorized under: Computing Community Consortium (CCC)

Is CS Education Running on Empty?


ACM and the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) today released an exhaustive report on the state of CS education at the K-12 level and their conclusion is…well, it’s not good. The computing community used the occasion to announcing a new coalition, called Computing in the Core, targeted at addressing the problem. My colleague Erwin Gianchandani […]

CRA and CCC Announce New Call for Computing Innovation Fellows


From the Computing Community Consortium blog (and CIFellows website): The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) and the Computing Research Association (CRA), with anticipated funding from the National Science Foundation, are pleased to announce a new call for Computing Innovation Fellows (CIFellows) for the 2010-11 academic year.  The CIFellows Project is an opportunity for new Ph.D. graduates […]

Prizes and Computing Research


Ran Libeskind-Hadas, a member of the Computing Community Consortium’s Council and a professor at Harvey Mudd College, has an interesting post today on the CCC blog asking, in light of the recent Netflix Prize announcement, whether prizes are a viable mechanism for encouraging research in the computing fields. From Netflix’s perspective, the answer is almost […]

Healthcare Robotics Briefing


Yesterday the Congressional Robotics Caucus, chaired by Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA) and Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA), hosted a briefing on healthcare robotics. Four speakers addressed various aspects of robotics in healthcare. They were: Tandy Trower, Microsoft, who spoke on Healthcare Challenges and Robotic Solutions; Maja Mataric, University of Southern California, who spoke on Socially Assistive […]

Two Hill Briefings This Week


Two events this week on Capitol Hill that CRA will be involved in. First, there will be a Congressional STEM Education Caucus and Congressional Black Caucus briefing on CS education called “Bringing Innovative Computing Curriculum across the Digital Divide” that CRA is co-sponsoring with ACM, CSTA, NCWIT, SWE, IEEE-USA, and Microsoft. The briefing will cover […]

CCC Looking for “Game Changers” in Computing, Picks Four of its Own


The Computing Community Consortium is looking for help with a brainstorming exercise. Here’s what they have in mind: Identify about a dozen game-changing advances from computing research conducted in the past 20 years. Here’s what we mean: The advance needs to be “game changing,”in the sense of dramatically altering how we think about computing and […]

Announcing the Computing Research Highlight of the Week


Today, as part of CRA’s mission to improve public and policymaker understanding of the importance of computing and computing research, we’re pleased to announce the launch of a new feature on the CRA and CCC web pages: the Computing Research Highlight of the Week. Each week, we’ll highlight some of the exciting and important research […]

We Want Your Research Highlights!


A couple of small announcements: First, those of you who attended CRA’s biennial conference at Snowbird last week already heard this call, but for those who didn’t (or who need to be reminded), we want your research highlights! CRA and the Computing Community Consortium are in the process of gathering recent computing research highlights to […]