CRA members have elected four new members to its Board of Directors – Nancy Amato, Dan Grossman, Susanne Hambrusch and Barbara Ryder. They will begin three-year terms on July 1, 2014. Five current board members – Mary Czerwinski (Microsoft Research), Susan Davidson (University of Pennsylvania), Brent Hailpern (IBM Research), James Kurose (University of Massachusetts) and Ellen Zegura (Georgia Tech) were re-elected to the CRA Board for the July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2017 term.
Julia Hirschberg and P. Takis Metaxasis are retiring from the board as of June 30, 2014. CRA thanks them for contributions during their service on the board.
Nancy M. Amato is Unocal Professor and Interim Department Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University where she co-directs the Parasol Lab. She received undergraduate degrees in Mathematical Sciences and Economics from Stanford University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from UC Berkeley and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, respectively. She was an AT&T Bell Laboratories PhD Scholar, received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, is a Distinguished Speaker for the ACM Distinguished Speakers Program, and was a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. She received the 2013 IEEE Hewlett-Packard/Harriet B. Rigas Award, a University-level teaching award from the Texas A&M Association of Former Students in 2011, and the Betty M. Unterberger Award for Outstanding Service to Honors Education at Texas A&M in 2013. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the World Technology Network (WTN). PERSONAL WEB PAGE
Dan Grossman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington where he has been a faculty member since 2003. He currently holds the J. Ray Bowen Professorship for Innovation in Engineering Education. Dan completed his Ph.D. at Cornell University and his undergraduate studies at Rice University. His research interests lie in the area of programming languages, ranging from theory to design to implementation, with a focus on improving software quality. In recent years, he has focused on better techniques for expressing, analyzing, and executing multithreaded programs. He has collaborated actively with researchers in other disciplines of computer science, particularly computer architecture, software engineering, and databases. PERSONAL WEB PAGE
Susanne E. Hambrusch is professor of Computer Sciences at Purdue University. She received the Diplom Ingenieur in Computer Science from the Technical University of Vienna, Austria, in 1977, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Penn State in 1982. In 1982, she joined the faculty at Purdue University. She served as the Department Head of the Computer Science department from 2002 to 2007. She has held visiting appointments at the Technical University of Graz, Austria, and the International Computer Science Institute at the University of California, Berkeley. From 2010 to 2013, she served as the Director of the Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) Division in the CISE Directorate at NSF. She successfully led the development of several new crosscutting programs including Cyber-Enabled Sustainability Science and Engineering (CyberSEES) and eXploiting Parallelism and Scalability (XPS), and the US-Israel Collaboration in Computer Science. PERSONAL WEB PAGE
Dr. Barbara G. Ryder is Head of the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech, where she holds the J. Byron Maupin Professorship in Engineering. She received her A.B. degree in Applied Mathematics from Brown University (1969), her Masters degree in Computer Science from Stanford University (1971) and her Ph.D degree in Computer Science at Rutgers University (1982). Dr. Ryder served on the faculty of Rutgers from 1982-2008. She also worked in the 1970s at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ. Dr. Ryder’s research interests on static and dynamic program analyses for object-oriented systems, focus on usage in practical software tools for ensuring the quality and security of industrial-strength applications.PERSONAL WEB PAGE