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Computing Research News

February 2015 Vol. 27/No. 2     ∫ Download PDF Version - 3.4 MB

Computing Visions 2025

By Beth Mynatt, CCC Vice Chair Full Article

The Computing Visions 2025 initiative is intended to inspire the computing community to envision future trends and opportunities in computing research.

Big Data Science at Johns Hopkins

By Alex Szalay, Johns Hopkins University Full Article

Last year Johns Hopkins University (JHU) started the Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES, pronounced as “Ideas”), promoting the use of large data sets for scientific discovery across the whole university. IDIES spansAnchor the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Public Health, and Medicine. Hopkins president Ron Daniels and several deans have dedicated 10 new faculty positions to IDIES, all encouraging interdisciplinary research related to Big Data in science. Currently, IDIES has more than 80 faculty associates.

March 2015 CERP Infographic

By Ama Nyame-Mensah, CERP Research Associate Full Article

Black and Hispanic Students at Minority-Serving Institutions are more interested in a computing research career than their counterparts attending Non-Minority Serving Institutions

Disseminating CERP Research Findings to Promote Diversity in Computing and Other STEM Fields

By Jane Stout, CERP Director Full Article

Two years since its inception, CRA’s Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline (CERP) has proven to be a valuable resource for the computing community. CERP’s benchmark survey research mechanism, the Data Buddies Project, generates reliably large and diverse datasets pertaining to computing students’ experiences in their degree programs. CERP’s data had originally been slated primarily for “comparative evaluation” purposes; students’ experiences gleaned from survey data are pitted against each other as a function of whether or not they have participated in a given professional development program. Since August 2014, CERP’s data have been harnessed for a second purpose, which is to conduct basic social science research on issues of diversity of computing. This new focus is supported by a new grant awarded to CRA: NSF DUE-1431112, Promoting a Diverse Computing Workforce: Using National Survey Data to Understand Persistence Across Undergraduate Student Groups, which was written and is overseen by CERP Director, Jane Stout.

2014 Taulbee Report Sneak Preview

By Stu Zweben and Betsy Bizot Full Article

The 2014 Taulbee Report will be published in the May 2015 issue of CRN. As we have done for the past few years, we’re providing a preview of the degree and enrollment numbers for bachelor’s and doctoral level programs in the departments responding to the survey.

The FY2016 Budget Request for NSF Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE)

By Jim Kurose, Assistant Director, National Science Foundation, CISE Full Article

On February 2, 2015, the President delivered his Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Budget Request to Congress.  I am pleased to share with you key figures from the Request for the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the CISE directorate specifically.

CRA Introduces New Benefits for Members!

By CRA Staff Full Article

New this year, CRA members will receive priority acceptance, and a preferred CRA-Member rate to support eligible graduate students participation in the CRA-W Grad Cohort Workshop.

February 2015 CERP Infographic

Undergraduate computing students’ parental education level differs by ethnicity

By Jane Stout, CERP Director Full Article

Recently, 2776 computing majors reported their parents’ highest education level on CERP’s annual Data Buddies survey.

Extensible Distributed Systems Workshop

By The CCC Blog Full Article

Imagine slipping into a presentation that has already started and finding a seat in the back. The speaker is pointing at her slides explaining the diagram but you can barely hear her from the back of the room. All the sudden your cell phone, which you had placed on the table when you took your seat, begins to project the speaker’s voice. Now you can watch the speaker and hear her without any problems.

NSF CISE CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop

By Thyaga Nandagopal, NSF Program Director for Computer and Network Systems Full Article

The NSF Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) will host a one-day workshop on CAREER Proposal Writing on March 16, 2015.

CRA Welcomes Melissa Borts

By CRA Staff Full Article

Melissa Borts just recently graduated from the University of Maryland (UMD) with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and a minor in Hearing and Speech Science.

Social Media @ CRA

By CRA Staff Full Article

CRA and its committees have a number of active social media initiatives to keep you informed. Stay up with the latest from CRA by subscribing to our groups!

February Announcements

By CRA Staff Full Article

CRA Staff Tours the Computer Science Department at Johns Hopkins University and Congratulations to Daniela Rus (CCC Council Member) who was recently named to the National Academy of Engineering for contributions to distributed robotic systems.

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