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Computing Research News

September 2011 Vol. 23/No. 4     ∫ Download PDF Version - 3.7 MB

House Appropriators Approve Small Bump to NSF Research in FY12

Congress Passes Debt Deal that Could Cripple Science in FY13

By Peter Harsha Full Article

While Congress worked to pass a last-minute debt-limit deal that could spell deep cuts for federal science agencies in FY13, members of the House Appropriations Committee approved legislation in mid-July that would provide a slight increase in research funding at the National Science Foundation in FY12, but cuts to education efforts at the Foundation and other science agencies within the bill.

My Experiences as a CIFellow

By Cindy Bethel Full Article

Entering the workforce following the support and protection of graduate school can be challenging. These challenges were compounded by a difficult economy with limited prospects for research and academic positions in 2009.

CCC:  We Want You Involved – And Here’s How

By Erwin P. Gianchandani Full Article

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC), which will enter its fifth year later this fall, remains focused on catalyzing and empowering the computing research community to pursue more audacious research, all the while attracting bright young talent and fostering development of the next generation of leaders.

Two New Members Join the CRA Board

By CRA Full Article

CRA is pleased to welcome Peter Norvig (Google) and Limor Fix (Intel) as members of its Board of Directors. They will serve as industry lab representatives, completing the terms of two board members who resigned when they moved to non-industry positions.

CRA Hosts Tisdale Fellow

By CRA Full Article

Max Cho, a junior at Yale University studying cognitive science, spent eight weeks learning about science and technology policy in Washington through his work with the CRA Government Affairs staff and the Computing Community Consortium, and from the other Tisdale Fellows.

IT History Society - An IT Teaching and Research Resource

By Jeffery D. Stein, Chairman, IT History Society Full Article

Formed in 2007, the IT History Society is dedicated to informing IT companies about the value in preserving their history, helping archivists to be more effective in their work in preserving IT history and, most importantly, being a reference point for the many international places of computing history information.

Interesting Times as CRA Approaches 40

By Andy Bernat, Executive Director Full Article

Welcome to the 39th year of the Computing Research Association! And for our academic members, welcome to a new academic year. For those of you fortunate enough to not have been reading national news or watching your retirement portfolio, this last year has been quite the wild ride in Washington, DC, home to CRA World Headquarters.

Reflections on the 2011 Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference

By David Patterson Full Article

The goal of the Tapia conferences is to bring together undergraduate and graduate students, professionals, and faculty in CS&E from all backgrounds and ethnicities to: 1) Celebrate the diversity that currently exists in CS&E; 2) Create communities of CS&E people with diverse backgrounds, genders, and ethnicities that extend beyond the conference; 3) Receive advice from and make useful contacts with CS&E leaders in academia and industry; and 4) Be inspired by great presentations and conversations with successful people in CS&E who have similar backgrounds, ethnicities, and gender as the attendees.

National Robotics Initiative

A National Partnership to Advance U.S. Leadership in Robotics

By Farnam Jahanian Full Article

In a speech on U.S. innovation and competitiveness at Carnegie Mellon University in late June1, President Obama announced a new initiative with investments up to $50 million for major advances in next-generation robotics, called the National Robotics Initiative (NRI; The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), together with the Directorates for Engineering; Education and Human Resources; and Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences, will play a leading role in this cross-agency program that also includes the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

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