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  • How to join UKCRC

    The UK Computing Research Committee is an Expert Panel of the Institution of Engineering & Technology, British Computer Society and the Council of Professors and Heads of Computing.

    Now that it has established itself, it is seeking to widen its membership. It has formed a Membership Panel, comprising of 3 elected members of UKCRC and nominees from the IET, BCS & CPHC, to consider and approve applications for membership.

    If you would like to be considered, please send an application to the Secretary, which should include: a curriculum vitæ, a statement of up to 2000 words showing evidence of  how you meet the criteria below, and the names of a proposer and seconder, at least one of whom should be a member of UKCRC, with contact details (all processing will be carried out electronically). All applications will be treated confidentially.

    Criteria for UKCRC membership: UKCRC welcomes applications from both academics and industrialists; academics must have demonstrated international research leadership; industrialists must have demonstrated that they are taking a leading role in Computing research and/or its application. Applications are particularly welcomed from individuals who have a passionate interest in research policy, and the ability and commitment to help shape research policy.

    Examples of international research leadership for academics could be (but not necessarily exhaustive):

    • being a Fellow of a recognised learned society, e.g. IET or BCS
    • having a world class publication record
    • editing a leading journal
    • chairing a premium conference programme committee
    • being invited to speak at high impact research events
    • chairing an international research society
    • playing a leading role within an internationally respected industrial or academic research group

    Examples of appropriate evidence for industrialists wishing to join could be (but not necessarily exhaustive):

      • being a Fellow of a recognised learned society, e.g. IET or BCS
      • being a Fellow,  “Outstanding Researcher”, “Master Inventor” (or similar denomination) of the company for which they work
      • having a strong publication record, including the publication of professional articles or books
      • organising an industrial track (or similar) at relevant’ conferences or workshops
      • being invited to speak at high impact research or other events disseminating computing research and/or its application
      • chairing (or taking a leading role in) a professional society 
      • filing of successful patents
      • being a recipient of a prize for industrial innovation (e.g. BCS Technology Excellence Awards, IET innovation awards, Queen’s Award for Industry, ….)
      • playing a leading role in a Standards body
      • being responsible for setting research/development strategy within their company
      • being a member of an industrial advisory board for a leading university

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