Mary Hall Elected to CRA Board of Directors

April 8, 2020

After four years serving as an ACM representative on the CRA Board of Directors, Professor Mary Hall was voted in by the CRA member institutions, which is comprised of chairs of computer science departments throughout the country. Professor Hall will serve on the board for three years.

Professor Hall’s term on the CRA Board has provided opportunities for increased visibility to the University of Utah and opened the doors for external opportunities. Professor Hall’s term on the board has provide numerous benefits to the university, including helping to gather data to better prepare undergraduate students for computer science courses, worked in increasing research efforts, and advocated for increased diversity in faculty.

The Computing Research Association (CRA) counts among its members more than 200 North American organizations active in computing research: academic departments of computer science and computer engineering; laboratories and centers in industry, government, and academia; and affiliated professional societies (AAAI, ACM, CACS/AIC, IEEE Computer Society, SIAM USENIX).

CRA works with these organizations to represent the computing research community and to effect change that benefits both computing research and society at large.

The Computing Research Association was formed in 1972 as the Computer Science Board (CSB), which provided a forum for the chairs of Ph.D. granting computer science departments to discuss issues and share information.

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