Computer Science Associate Professor Cindy Rubio González was named a joint honorable mention for two Computer Research Association – Widening Participation (CRA-WP) awards for early-career excellence in computer science research and contributions to widening participation in the field.
The Anita Borg Early Career Award and the Skip Ellis Early Career Award are given every year by the CRA-WP to honor young scholars in computer science who have made a significant impact on the field both as a researcher, and as an advocate for women and underrepresented groups in computing. Recognition by CRA-WP speaks to the strength of Rubio’s research in computer science and her outreach to underrepresented groups.
“I am honored to be recognized by the Anita Borg Early Career Award and the Inaugural Skip Ellis Early Career Award committees this year. I am excited to be part of the CRA-WP community, and I will continue to advance equal opportunity in our field.”
Rubio is known for her research in programming languages and software engineering, focusing on the design and development of automated bug finding and program optimization tools. She also leads BugSwarm, a research infrastructure and large-scale dataset of reproducible real-world bugs. She received the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award in 2018 and the Department of Energy Early Career Award in 2019 for her work, along with awards from Facebook on multiple projects.
Rubio is one of the College of Engineering’s leaders in diversity and inclusion. She represented UC Davis at the Congressional Hispanic Conference in Washington, D.C. as a Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science (CAMPOS) Scholar, and she is the first Faculty Assistant to the Dean for Diversity and Inclusion. In this role, Rubio helps the College attract, retain, serve and recognize diversity in student and faculty populations in the college.
The Committee on Widening Participation in Computing Research, part of the Computing Research Association, works to increase the success and participation of women, underrepresented minority and people with disabilities in computer science in research and education.