This article is published in the January 2019 issue.

Nominations Sought for New CCC Council Members

2018-2019 CCC Council

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is charged with catalyzing and empowering the U.S. computing research community to articulate and advance major research directions for the field. Established in 2006 through a cooperative agreement between the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Computing Research Association (CRA), the CCC provides a voice for the national computing research community, and facilitates the development of a bold, multi-themed vision for computing research, and communicates that vision to a wide range of major stakeholders.

To fulfill its mission, the CCC needs truly visionary leaders — people with great ideas, sound judgment, and the willingness to work hard to see things to completion. The Council is comprised of 20 diverse researchers from across the computing spectrum. Please help the computing community by nominating such people for the Council.

What do CCC council members do?

  • Shepherd visioning activities
  • Participate in topical task forces
  • Develop and lead new activities
  • Engage with government agencies, industry, and sister organizations (NSF, ACM, Big Data Hubs…)
  • Write white papers and blog posts
  • Other requests as needed
  • Monthly teleconferences
  • Three face-to-face meetings each year

For more information about the CCC, please visit our website and blog.

The CCC carries out its work through an active and engaged Council, currently led by Mark Hill (University of Wisconsin-Madison) as Chair and Liz Bradley (University of Colorado Boulder) as Vice Chair. The members of the Council are appointed by CRA in consultation with NSF, with staggered three-year terms. In the aggregate, the Council must reflect the full breadth of the computing research community — research area, institutional character, geographic diversity, etc.  The Council is fully supported by a dedicated staff, at CRA, led by Director, Ann Drobnis.

The CCC’s Nominating Subcommittee invites nominations (including self-nominations) for members to serve on the CCC Council for the next three years, beginning July 1, 2019.

Please send nominations, together with the information below, to by 11:59pm EST on Friday, February 1, 2019. The subcommittee’s recommendations will serve as input to CRA and NSF, who will make the final selection.  Please include:

  • Name, affiliation, and email address of the nominee.
  • Areas of research expertise.
  • Previous significant service to the research community and other relevant experience, with years it occurred (no more than *five* items).
  • A brief biography or curriculum vitae of the nominee.
  • The names and contact information (email and phone) for 2-3 people who would be knowledgeable about the nominee’s potential for such a service role.
  • A statement from the nominee of less than one page, supporting his or her nomination by describing his or her ideas for, and commitment to, advancing the work of the CCC in encouraging new research directions, engaging broader communities, and finding wider funding sources.

Please note that in order to represent the community and provide it with a breath of different knowledge, the CCC selects council members from different institutions.

If you have any questions, please direct them to the CCC Director, Ann Drobnis (