This article is published in the October 2021 issue.

CRA-WP Welcomes Amanda Stent as its Newest Co-Chair

CRA-WP welcomes Amanda Stent as its newest co-chair, serving a 2-year term. She joins Sandhya Dwarkadas and replaces Andrea Danyluk, who has retired from the CRA-WP and CRA Board of Directors.

Stent was recently named the inaugural director of the Colby College Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence. She Previously held positions as the NLP Architect in the Chief Technology Office at Bloomberg, Director of Research and Principal Research Scientist at Yahoo, as Principal Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Labs — Research, and as associate professor in the Computer Science Department at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY. She holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Rochester, and has authored or co-authored over 100 papers on natural language processing, and is co-inventor on over 30 patents. Stent is one of the inaugural editors-in-chief of ACL Rolling Review, a board member of CRA-WP and an ABET program evaluator. She also currently serves on the National Academies Committee studying Responsible Computing Research.

We would like to thank Andrea Danyluk for contributions during her service on both the CRA-WP and CRA Board of Directors. Dwarkadas has replaced Danyluk as the CRA-WP representative on the CRA Board.