Reports on Research Issues
Computing Research and the Emerging Field of Data Science
By CRA’s Committee on Data Science: Lise Getoor (Chair), David Culler, Eric de Sturler, David Ebert, Mike Franklin, and H.V. Jagadish on behalf of the CRA Board.
Our ability to collect, manipulate, analyze, and act on vast amounts of data is having a profound impact on all aspects of society. This transformation has led to the emergence of data science as a new discipline. The explosive growth of interest in this area has been driven by research in social, natural, and physical sciences with access to data at an unprecedented scale and variety, by industry assembling huge amounts of operational and behavioral information to create new services and sources of revenue, and by government, social services and non-profits leveraging data for social good.
Innovative Approaches to Computing Education
In June 2014, a workshop was held to initiate the process of exploring novel solutions in order to discuss how the community can move forward in creating a larger, a more diverse and a more able pool of computing specialists.
New Technology-based Models for Postsecondary Learning: Conceptual Frameworks and Research Agendas
Report of a National Science Foundation-Sponsored Computing Research Association Workshop held at MIT on January 9-11, 2013. Click here to view slides from the presentation at NSF on April 19, 2013.
CRA-E White Paper: Creating Environments for Computational Researcher Education
The overall goal of this white paper is to provide guidance that will help institutions create an undergraduate environment that supports the acquisition and internalization of the computationally-oriented researcher mindset.
Cyberinfrastructure for Education and Learning for the Future: a Vision and Research Agenda
This report is the result of a series of workshops organized to explore where we are in the application of pervasive computing power to education, and where we need to be. In particular, the intent was to develop a map of where NSF can strategically place its resources in creating the learning environments of the future.
Grand Research Challenges report: Revitalizing Computer Architecture Research
The result of a workshop held in December 2005. The third in a series of Computing Research Association (CRA) Conferences on “Grand Research Challenges” in Computer Science and Engineering was held at the beautiful SeaScape Resort, Monterey Bay, California, on December 4-7, 2005. The GRC conference focused on the theme “Revitalizing Computer Architecture Research.”
Four Grand Challenges in Trustworthy Computing
The result of a workshop held November 16-19, 2003. In 2002, CRA sponsored its first “Grand Research Challenges in Computer Science and Engineering.” This was the first in a series of highly non-traditional conferences where the goal is to define important questions rather than expose current research. Grand Challenges meetings seek “out-of-the-box” thinking to expose some of the exciting, deep challenges yet to be met in computing research. Because of the clear importance and pressing needs in information security and assurance, CRA’s second “Grand Research Challenges Conference” was devoted to defining technical and social challenges in information security and assurance.
CRA Grand Research Challenges in Information Systems Final Report
This is the final report from CRA Conference on “Grand Research Challenges” in Computer Science and Engineering held on June 23-26, 2002 at Warrenton, Virginia. The purpose of the conference was to provoke “out-of-the-box” thinking. Because the scope of computer science and engineering is broad, the organizing committee selected systems as an overall theme for the focus of the first conference. The conference was a prototype for a series of conferences on grand research challenges.
NITRD’s Workshop on the Road Map for the Revitalization of High End Computing
Result of the Workshop on the Road Map for the Revitalization of High End Computing, June 16-18,2003 in Washington, D.C.
CRA Workshop on Research Related to National Security: Report and Recommendations
The Computing Research Association (CRA) hosted a workshop in September 2002 to develop recommendations that will strengthen the research infrastructure in areas of critical importance to national security. The workshop was supported by the National Science Foundation.