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Computing Research News

January 2013 Vol.25/No.1     ∫ Download PDF Version - 3.5 Mb

NSF CISE CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop

By CRA Staff Full Article

Two one-day workshops on CAREER Proposal Writing are planned for 2013 by the Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering at the National Science Foundation (NSF). The first one will be held on March 15 at Temple University in Philadelphia. The second workshop will take place at University of Texas, Arlington on May 17.

The Computing Community Consortium:  A Force Multiplier for CRA

By Ed Lazowska, CCC Chair, University of Washington Full Article

CCC has recently secured a new 4-year award from NSF, and is transitioning from “startup mode” to a sustainable organization through the creation of an Executive Committee and a leadership rotation strategy – ensuring that CCC will be able to continue to serve the computing research community for the foreseeable future. Find out about our events and how to get involved.

CRA Survey Chair, Stuart H. Zweben, Receives Distinguished Service Award

By CRA Staff Full Article

ABET has named former CRA Board Member Stuart H. Zweben, Ph.D., as the 2012 recipient of its Linton E. Grinter Distinguished Service Award. Zweben served on the CRA Board of Directors from 1997-2004, as an ACM representative. Since then, he has continued as chair of the CRA Survey Committee, and is instrumental in guiding the Taulbee survey each year.

Extraordinary Opportunity to Meet Pre-Eminent Scientists in Computing and Mathematics

By Bruce Shriver, Association for Computing Machinery Full Article

The Heidelberg Laureates Forum will bring students together with the very pioneering researchers who may have sparked their passion for science and math. Modeled after the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, the Heidelberg Laureates Forum will provide an opportunity for young researchers to spend a week with recipients of the top awards in computing and mathematics.

Exploring the Baccalaureate Origin of Domestic Ph.D. Students in Computing Fields

By Susanne Hambrusch, Ran Libeskind-Hadas, Fen Zhao, David Rabson, Amy Csizmar Dalal, Ed Fox, Charles Isbell, Valerie Taylor Full Article

Increasing the number of US students entering graduate school and receiving a Ph.D. in computer science is a goal as well as a challenge for many US Ph.D. granting institutions. Although the total computer science Ph.D. production in the U.S. has doubled between 2000 and 2010, the fraction of domestic students receiving a Ph.D. from U.S. graduate programs has been below 50% since 2003. In this article, the Pipeline Project of the CRA-Education Committee (PiPE) provides an initial examination of the baccalaureate origins of domestic students who have matriculated to Ph.D. programs in computer science.

Taulbee In-Depth: Employment of New PhDs Outside North America

By Betsy Bizot, Director of Statistics, CRA Full Article

Since 2006, the CRA Taulbee Survey has collected data on PhD recipients in a way that allows us to look at patterns in their employment and demographics. This article considers PhDs who take employment outside North America: where do they go, who goes, and what kind of employment do they take?

Computer Science Postdocs — Best Practices Guide

By Anita Jones, University of Virginia, and Erwin Gianchandani, CRA/CCC (now at NSF) Full Article

The Computing Research Association’s (CRA) Board of Directors has approved a Best Practices Guide, providing guidance to graduate students, postdocs, advisors and mentors, and departments and institutions on how to have a positive postdoctoral experience within computer science and engineering. We encourage our colleagues throughout the community to take a look at the document — the latest in a series of white papers about the recent increase in postdocs in the field — and adopt these Best Practices.

Expanding the Pipeline: Latinas in Computing Find Their Sweet Spot

By Patty Lopez, Intel Corporation and Gilda Garretón, Oracle Labs Full Article

The Latinas in Computing (LiC) community was established after a Birds of a Feather session at the 2006 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference (GHC). LiC’s primary goal is to promote the professional growth of Latinas and to increase their representation in the computing community.

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