The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is charged with enabling the pursuit of innovative, high-impact computing research that aligns with pressing national and global challenges. 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, facilitating the development of a bold, multi-themed vision for computing research and communicating that vision to a wide range of stakeholders.
To fulfill its mission, the CCC seeks visionary leaders — people with great ideas, sound judgment, and the willingness to work collaboratively to see things through to completion. The Council is composed of 23 researchers representing the breadth and diversity of computing today.
Please help the computing community by nominating outstanding colleagues for the Council.
The CCC carries out its work through an active and engaged Council, currently led by Chair Daniel Lopresti (Lehigh University) and Vice Chair Nadya Bliss (Arizona State University). The members of the Council are appointed by CRA, in consultation with NSF, for staggered three-year terms. In the aggregate, the Council strives to reflect the full breadth of the computing research community — this includes its research areas, institutional structures and geography (e.g., industry / academia, public / private, large / small, urban / nonurban), and all other forms of diversity, broadly defined. The Council is fully supported by a dedicated staff at CRA, led by Director Ann Schwartz.
What do CCC Council members do?
- Help develop and lead new visioning activities (e.g., Building Resilience to Climate Driven Extreme Events with Computing Innovations: A Convergence Accelerator Workshop)
- Shepherd visioning activities put forward by community colleagues (e.g., Workshop Series on Artificial Intelligence / Operations Research)
- Serve on and engage in topical CCC Task Forces
- Develop and lead new activities (Community Roadmaps)
- Engage with government agencies, industry, and sister organizations (NSF, NIH, NITRD, ACM, IEEE-CS, etc.)
- Write and edit white papers, blog posts, and contribute to other CCC communications efforts (e.g., 2020 Quadrennial Papers)
- Respond to Government RFI’s
- Participate in monthly video conferences
- Attend three full-day Council meetings each year
- Handle other requests from and for the community, as needed
The CCC’s Nominating Subcommittee invites nominations (including self-nominations) for members to serve on the CCC Council for terms beginning July 1, 2023 and concluding June 30, 2026. Our goal is for the Council to represent the full computing research community. We are seeking new members to complement the current Council and help us achieve this goal.
Please send nominations, together with the information below, to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59pm EST on Friday, February 10, 2023. The subcommittee’s recommendations will serve as input to the CRA Board and NSF, who will make the final selection.
- 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 curriculum vitae of the nominee (link to webpage is fine).
- A few sentences about why this candidate would be a great addition to the Council and complement its current membership.
- 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.
Please note that in order to represent the community and provide a breadth of knowledge and backgrounds, the CCC selects new Council members from institutions different from those of continuing council members.
If you submitted a nomination within the past three years and believe that nominee would still be a good fit, please let us know along with any updates you consider relevant. We will include new information we receive when we review past nominations.
If you have any questions, please direct them to the CCC Director Ann Schwartz (email@example.com).