CRA Board Member Andrea Danyluk Named Distinguished Member of ACM

Recently, ACM named 62 Distinguished Members for outstanding contributions to the field. Several from the CRA community were recognized for outstanding educational contributions to computing, including CRA Board Member and CRA-WP Co-Chair Andrea Danyluk. Congratulations to all!

Valerie B. Barr
Mount Holyoke College

Andrea Danyluk
Williams College

Manuel A. Pérez Quiñones
University of North Carolina at Charlotte 

Jodi L. Tims
Northeastern University

“Each year it is our honor to select a new class of Distinguished Members,” explains ACM President Cherri M. Pancake. “In everything we do, our overarching goal is to build a community wherein computing professionals can grow professionally and, in turn, contribute to the field and the broader society. We are delighted to recognize these individuals for their contributions to computing, and we hope that the careers of the 2019 ACM Distinguished Members will continue to prosper through their participation with ACM.”

DanylukDanyluk joined the CRA Board of Directors in October 2019, replacing Julia Hirschberg. She is the Mary A. and William Wirt Warren Professor of Computer Science at Williams College.  She received her A.B. from Vassar College in 1984 and her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1992, and was a researcher at NYNEX (now Verizon) before joining the faculty at Williams in 1994.   Danyluk’s research interests are focused on applications of machine learning.  She has published book contributions, journal and conference articles in this area, and has co-edited a special issue of the Journal of Machine Learning Research.  She has served on numerous conference program committees, including the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) and has served as Tutorials co-Chair for AAAI (twice), Associate Chair for AAAI, Program co-Chair of ICML 2001, and General Chair of ICML 2009. Danyluk is active in CS education.  She is a co-author of Java: An Eventful Approach, with Kim Bruce and Tom Murtagh, and was a member of the ACM / IEEE Task Force on CS Curricula 2013.  She is a member of the ACM Education Board, the ACM Education Advisory Committee, and is co-chair of the ACM Data Science Task Force.  She joined the Computing Research Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W) in 2008. She is the co-chair of CRA-WP.