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1 Computing Research Association Jennifer Rexford ACM Representative (along with Eugene Spafford) on CRA Board of Directors

2 CRA Computing Leadership Summit (Feb 27) Federal investment in computing research –Concern about funding levels and trends Overall: flat or slightly down; low NSF CISE accept rates DARPA: decrease, classification, short time horizon –Directions for action Sharp story on value of CS research, & current risks Engaging industry leaders, professional societies, etc. Human resources pipeline –Concern about decreased interest in computing For domestic students, and in coming from overseas –Directions for action Improving our image, and engaging different groups

3 CRA Board of Directors (Feb 28/Mar 1) Government affairs committee –New blog: –Initial 2% cut to NSF for FY05 3% increase –Raising awareness of CS policy issues Coalition to Diversity Computing –Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing –Distributed Rap sessions for minority students/faculty –Workshops for minority junior faculty CRA-W committee on status of women –Distributed mentoring programs –Collaborative research experience for undergraduates –Panels and early-career award at Grace Hopper event

4 CRA Board of Directors (Feb 28/Mar 1) CRA Graduate Education –Outlining best practices for grad education Industry Committee –Industry salary survey almost complete –Potential survey of CS PhD jobs Grand Research Challenges Conference –Topic: Computer Arch. for Future Generation Technology Membership committee –Outreach to Mexico and to ECE departments Taulbee survey on academic salaries –Getting schools to provide individual salary data –Whether to study department-chair compensation

5 Feel Free to Contact Me Jennifer Rexford –http://www.cs.princeton.edu/~jrex


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