Alexander Wolf has been appointed to serve as one of the two ACM representatives on the CRA board of directors. Wolf joins Mary Hall and replaces Andrew Sears on the board. CRA would like to thank Sears for his contributions during his term of service on the board.
Wolf serves as Dean of the Baskin School of Engineering and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His professional interests span the fields of distributed systems, networking, computer systems, and software engineering. He is known for seminal research in software architecture, business analytics, and information-centric networking. Recent projects have focused on cloud computing, data-center networking, and edge computing. Prior to joining UC Santa Cruz, Wolf held professorial positions at Imperial College London, the University of Lugano, and the University of Colorado at Boulder. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, he began his professional career as a member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey. Wolf recently served a term as President of the Association for Computing Machinery, the oldest and largest international society of computing professionals and students. He is a Fellow of the ACM, IEEE, and BCS, holder of a Royal Society-Wolfson Research Merit Award, the ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award, the ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award, two-time recipient of the ACM SIGSOFT Research Impact Award, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, College of Information and Computer Sciences Outstanding Alumni Research Award.