This article is published in the January 2020 issue.

Nominations Sought for New CCC Council Members

2019-2020 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
  • Engage 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, blog posts, and contribute to other CCC communications efforts
  • Participate in monthly teleconferences
  • Attend three face-to-face meetings each year
  • Other requests as needed

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

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

The CCC’s Nominating Subcommittee now invites nominations (including self-nominations) for members to serve on the CCC Council for terms beginning July 1, 2020 and concluding July 1, 2023. This year, we are particularly interested in researchers in computer vision, bioinformatics, programming languages, and networking.  

Please send nominations, together with the information below, to by 11:59pm EST on Friday, February 7, 2020. 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 nominated a possible council member within the past three years and still believe that individual would be a good fit, please let us know along with any new information you consider relevant and we will include this when we review the previous nomination material.

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