CRA Awards

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A. Nico Habermann

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CRA makes an award, usually annually, to a person who has made outstanding contributions aimed at increasing the numbers and/or successes of underrepresented groups in the computing research community. This award recognizes work in areas of government affairs, educational programs, professional societies, public awareness, and leadership that has a major impact on advancing these groups in the computing research community. Recognized contributions can be focused directly at the research level or at its immediate precursors, namely students at the undergraduate or graduate levels.

2015 Award Recipient

  • Ann Quiroz GatesChair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)
  • The Computing Research Association has selected Ann Quiroz Gates, Chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), as the 2015 A. Nico Habermann awardee.

Distinguished Service

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CRA makes an award, usually annually, to a person who has made an outstanding service contribution to the computing research community. This award recognizes service in the areas of government affairs, professional societies, publications or conferences, and leadership that has a major impact on computing research.

2015 Award Recipient

  • Farnam JahanianVice President for Research, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Farnam served as NSF Assistant Director for CISE from 2011 to 2014, the highest profile government position for computer science research. During his tenure he fought hard to computer science and launched three presidential initiatives: National Robotics Initiative, Big Data Research and Development Initiative and US Ignite.

Undergraduate Researchers

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This award program recognizes undergraduate students in North American universities who show outstanding research potential in an area of computing research.

2015 Award Recipients

  • Williams College (non-PhD-granting institution)Emma Harrington Female Awardee
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (PhD-granting institution)Urvashi Khandelwal Female Awardee
  • Trinity College (non-PhD-granting institution)Hyunsu Cho Male Awardee
  • Columbia University (PhD-granting institution)Danfei Xu Male Awardee
  • Brown University (PhD-granting institution)DanaĆ« Metaxa-Kakavouli Female Runner-Up
  • University of Puget Sound (non-PhD-granting institution)William Rathje Male Runner-Up
  • University of Washington, Seattle (PhD-granting institution)Brett Boston Male Runner-Up

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