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Computer Research Association Board Distinguished Service Award
–The Computing Research Association (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.

CRA Distinguished Service Award

  • Farnam Jahanian, 2015
    ...for service 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 for computer science and launched three presidential initiatives: National Robotics Initiative, Big Data Research and Development Initiative and US Ignite. Farnam led twenty-five new solicitations, including several cross-directorate efforts such as secure and trustworthy cyberspace, cyberlearning and future learning technologies, and big data.
    Full CRA Citation

  • Jeannette M. Wing, 2011
    ...for her national and international thought leadership with respect to Computational Thinking, and for her extraordinary performance as NSF Assistant Director for CISE from 2007-2010.
    Full CRA Citation


  • Peter Freeman, 2007
    ...for his service as Assistant Director of NSF for CISE over the past four years. He assumed the CISE position in 2002, following 12 years as Dean of the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology and a term as Chief Information Officer for the Institute.
    Full CRA Citation

  • Anita Jones, 1997
    ...first computer scientist (and the first woman) to ever hold the prestigious position, Professor Jones has always been concerned with the health of science and engineering research in the United States, and as DDR&E she has created a legacy of tremendous positive impact with respect to improving the national infrastructure necessary to perform that research. Professor Jones has devoted a total of 15 years of combined service on the Air Force Science Advisory Board, and the Defense Science Board, the latter being the most senior of the external advisory bodies to the U.S. Department of Defense.
    Full CRA Citation

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