Barbara Liskov, a professor at MIT, has received the 2008 A.M. Turing Award from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for her work in the design of computer programming languages. Liskov is only the second woman to receive the Turing Award and she was the first woman to earn a computer science PhD. The A.M. […]
CRA Government Affairs
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Forgive the CRA-centric content, but we’re looking to fill a new position here at CRA World Headquarters. Here’s the official announcement: The Computing Research Association works to strengthen research and advanced education in the computing fields, expand opportunities for women and minorities, and improve public and policy maker understanding of the importance of computing and […]
Google hosted a town hall style panel discussion today at its Washington, DC office. The discussion was based on technology policy in 2009 with a new Administration and Congress but focused almost exclusively on broadband deployment and a smart electric grid. The panel had six speakers: Gigi Sohn (President, Public Knowledge), Jennifer Canty (CEO, Dyscern), […]
Science Magazine recently published an editorial by Wen Jibao, (sub. reqd.) Premier of Chinas State Council on Chinas science and technology initiatives. Weve been saying here for years that China is very serious about becoming a world leader in science and technology. The editorial states China is now engaged in a modernization drive unprecedented in […]
The saying is that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, NSF and AAAS agree and are sponsoring the sixth annual Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge. There are five awards categories: Photographs/Pictures, Illustrations/Drawings, Informational/Explanatory Graphics, Interactive Media, and Non-Interactive Media. The deadline for entries is May 31. The premise of the Challenge is that […]
Today’s Washington Post article on the College Board’s decision to stop administering certain Advanced Placement tests has been widely circulated — with some reasonable concern within the computing community. The article appears to suggest that computer science advanced placement tests are on the chopping block. However, that’s not quite an accurate picture. Fortunately, Cameron Wilson […]
The Department of Defense Research and Engineering released its 2007 Strategic Plan this week. Its pretty high-level and doesnt appear to contain any surprises. The DDR&E strategy focuses on countering four different types of threats with research and engineering efforts: traditional, irregular, catastrophic, and disruptive. The plan acknowledges that the DOD has a pretty good […]
The House Committee on Science and Technology has announced its membership and subcommittee chairs for the 110th Congress. The committee membership includes 24 Democrats and 20 Republicans with one vacancy on the minority membership. The subcommittee structure is slightly different with this Congress in that the some subcommittee names have been changed to more accurately […]
Google announced today that the 2007-2008 Google Anita Borg Scholarship will be $10,000 for women recipients in the United States and that it is expanding to Europe this year with a 5,000 scholarship for recipients in Europe. All the details can be found on the Google Blog. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2007. […]
The Council on Competitiveness will unveil a “new study regarding public-private partnerships that leverage supercomputing resources funded by the federal government for greater industry strength” on September 7 during the Third High Performance Computing Users Conference. The announcement can be found on HPC Wire and we’ll post more details once the study is released.