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UW CSE @ CRA Conference at Snowbird

Maria2When Harvey Mudd College president Maria Klawe needed to demonstrate how to handle a know-it-all male student during her Tuesday keynote “Broadening the Computing Research Community” at the Computing Research Association’s semi-annual Conference at Snowbird (a gathering of the leaders of North America’s Ph.D.-granting academic programs, industry labs, and government labs in computing), who’d she pick as her victim?  UW CSE’s Ed Lazowska.

UW CSE was highlighted multiple times during the meeting: by Peter Swire (Georgia Institute of Technology) in his Monday keynote “A Policy Wonk’s Plea for More and Better Policy Research and Engagement from Computer Scientists” for CSE’s leadership in advocacy for the field and advocacy for broadening the field; in the session “The Growing Enrollments in Computing Courses” led by Jim Kurose (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) and Ed; in Maria’s keynote for CSE’s leadership in gender diversity; in a panel on “Refining the Computer Science Postdoc Experience” that included CSE’s Gaetano Borriello; and in a panel on “CS Research on MOOCs and Online Education” where Marti Hearst (UC Berkeley) highlighted work by CSE’s Zoran Popovic and his Center for Game Science.

UW CSE’s Snowbird attendees included Gaetano Borriello, Dan Grossman, Ed Lazowska, and Hank Levy.

Our Ph.D. alums were also well represented:  Anne Condon (Head of the Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia), Janet Davis (professor at Grinnell College), Soha Hassoun (Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Tufts University), Kevin Jeffay (Chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina), and Thu Nguyen (Associate Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Rutgers University). Plus adjunct professor Batya Friedman (UW Information School), affiliate professor Eric Horvitz (Managing Director of Microsoft Research Redmond), and former faculty member Ken Sloan (Chair of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham).