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Computing Research News

March 2015 Vol. 27/No. 3     ∫ Download PDF Version - 3.4 MB

March Announcements

By CRA Staff Full Article

Here's what happened at CRA in March.

2015 CRA Distinguished Service and A. Nico Habermann Awardees Announced

By CRA Staff Full Article

The CRA Board of Directors has announced its selections of the 2015 Service and Habermann Awards.

NSF and the National Big Data Initiative

By Chaitan Baru, Senior Advisor for Data Science, CISE Directorate, National Science Foundation Full Article

Three years have passed since the launch in March 2012 of the National Big Data Research and Development Initiative by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). The breathtaking pace of activity in big data has continued unabated in the intervening years. In August 2014, Gartner declared that “big data” had passed the peak of the so-called “Hype Cycle.” This only means that the community can now roll up their collective sleeves and get to work on the real issues, rather than worrying about the hype!

Privacy by Design Workshop: Concepts and Connections

By CCC Blog Full Article

The following guest blog post is contributed by Ph.D. students Nick Doty and Richmond Wong working with Deirdre Mulligan from the University of California Berkeley School of Information.

G/rep{sec}  = underrepresesented groups in security research

By Terry Benzel, Susan Landau, and Hilarie Orman Full Article

Three years ago in May 2012, as Terry Benzel, Deputy Director, Computer Networks Division, Information Sciences Institute at USC, Hilarie Orman, The Purple Streak (a software security firm), and I, Susan, then a visiting scholar at Harvard, sat at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, we had trouble seeing any other women. As women researchers in security and privacy of a certain age, we were accustomed to that. But we were not accustomed to the original proposal for the program committee for the following year’s program committee: forty men, two women. We looked at each other. There was not “world enough and time” to wait for the situation to change; we needed to take action now.

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