This article is published in the January 2017 issue.

2017 Election Committee’s Slate of Nominees for the CRA Board Announced and Petition Nominees Sought

CRA is pleased to announce the 2017 Election Committee’s slate of nominees for the CRA Board: 

Academic Nominees (7 openings)
James Allan (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Nancy Amato (Texas A&M University)*
Carla Brodley (Northeastern University)
Aaron Bobick (Washington University in St. Louis)
Kevin Bowyer (University of Notre Dame)
Susan Davidson (University of Pennsylvania)*
Dan Grossman (University of Washington)*
Susanne Hambrusch (Purdue University)*
Ran Libeskind-Hadas (Harvey Mudd College)
Michael Pazzani (University of California, Riverside)
Rob Rutenbar (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Barbara Ryder (Virginia Tech)*
Michael Scott (University of Rochester)
Lynn Andrea Stein (Olin College)
Vaidy Sunderam (Emory University)
Ellen Zegura (Georgia Tech)*

Industry Nominees (2 openings)
Brent Hailpern (IBM Almaden)*
Kim Hazelwood (Facebook)
Jaime Teevan (Microsoft Research)
Mark Wegman (IBM Watson)

*Denotes current board members.

Petition Nominees Sought for CRA Board of Directors

In addition the slate announced above, CRA also encourages nominations by petition. Petition nominations signed by the Designated Voting Representatives of at least five Constituent Member Organizations that are current in dues payment will be accepted until February 3, 2017.

A complete nomination package for petition candidates must be submitted here no later than February 3, 2017. Separately, each of the five supporters of the petition must send an email to stating their support for the petition candidate to run for a seat on the CRA Board of Directors.

Questions can be sent to

Important dates and events:

  • On February 10, 2017, final ballots will be distributed to all CRA department chairs and lab directors. Each chair or director will have one vote for each open slot on the board.
  • On February 27, 2017, completed ballots must be returned to CRA.