This article is published in the May 2007 issue.

CRA Elects New Board Members; Re-Elects Officers

In recent elections, CRA elected three new members to its board of directors. They will begin three-year terms on July 1, 2007.

Laura Haas is the Director of Computer Science at IBM Almaden Research Center. In her 25 years at IBM she has made significant research contributions in SQL query processing, information integration, and schema mapping. She is an ACM Fellow (2006), and in 2002 received the IBM Corporate Award for Federated Database Technology and was named an IBM Distinguished Engineer. Dr. Haas is an active mentor and advocate for women and minorities, and has served on several executive committees and program committees. She received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin.

Martha Pollack is Professor and Associate Chair for Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan. She has played many leadership roles ranging from serving as editor-in-chief of a major journal, to being a member of the NSF/CISE Advisory Committee, to chairing the CSE Division at the University of Michigan. She is an AAAI Fellow and served as a member of the Executive Committee of AAAI from 1994-97. Pollack’s research interests include artificial intelligence; human-computer interaction; and assistive technology for cognitively and physically impaired people. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science.

Fred Schneider, Professor, Department of Computer Science at Cornell University, is an AAAS Fellow (1992) and ACM Fellow (1995). He has been active on a number of boards and committees, including the NSF CISE Advisory Committee (2002-06), and currently serves on the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board and the Department of Commerce Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board. His research interests include trustworthy computing systems—security and reliability; and distributed systems. Professor Schneider graduated from Stony Brook University with a Ph.D. in Computer Science.

Three current board members, Philip Bernstein (Microsoft), Mary Jean Harrold (Georgia Tech), and Moshe Vardi (Rice University) were re-elected to three-year terms.

Completing terms on the board on June 30, 2007 are Robert Constable (Cornell University), Robert Kahn (CNRI), and Leah Jamieson (Purdue University). Constable and Kahn served on the Government Affairs Committee during their board terms. Jamieson has had an impressive record of service since she was elected to the board in 1998, including terms as CRA Secretary, CRA-W Co-Chair and later a development officer, Co-Chair of CRA’s Conference at Snowbird 2002, and participating in other CRA committees. We thank all for their service.

At its February meeting, CRA board members re-elected the current slate of officers for additional two-year terms (2007-09). Included are: Chair, Dan Reed(University of North Carolina); Vice Chair, Lori Clarke (UMass Amherst); Treasurer, Phil Bernstein (Microsoft Research); and Secretary, Carla Ellis (Duke University). The board also approved the appointment of board member Eric Grimson (MIT) to the Executive Committee.

CRA Elects New Board Members; Re-Elects Officers