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Updates on the CRA Board of Directors.

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Candidates Sought for CRA Board of Directors


The Computing Research Association seeks your help in recruiting candidates for its Board of Directors. We want individuals who have time, energy, initiative, and resources to work on CRA issues on behalf of the entire CRA community. We have a working Board, and all members are expected to work on community issues.

Members of the computing research community who are interested in serving on the CRA Board should nominate themselves by completing this form by December 16, 2022.  Nominees do not need to be affiliated with a CRA member organization.

July 2022 CRA Board Meeting Highlights


On July 18-19, the Computing Research Association (CRA) held its July board meeting immediately before the 2022 CRA Conference at Snowbird. The meeting was led by CRA Board Chair Nancy Amato, with assistance from Executive Director Tracy Camp (who began her new role on July 1). The Board discussed many new initiatives and board members were encouraged to consider volunteering for one of more of the committees/working groups that CRA will have this year.

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2022 CRA Board of Directors Election Results and New Board Members


CRA members have elected three new members to its Board of Directors: Maria Gini, Gillian Hayes and Ben Zorn. Lorrie Cranor, Divesh Srivastava and Jaime Teevan were re-elected to the CRA Board. All of their terms run from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2025. There are also changes to the appointed members to the board, who are not elected. Yolanda Gil has been appointed the new AAAI representative, replacing Charles Isbell. Beginning July 1, Dan Lopresti will replace Liz Bradley as the CCC Chair and representative on the CRA Board.

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2021 CRA Leadership Summit and Board Meeting Highlights


Leadership Summit participants heard from Dahlia Sokolov, Staff Director for the Research & Technology Subcommittee of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, on congressional science priorities; CCC Chair Liz Bradley gave an update on the CRA Quadrennial Papers initiative; and CRA Board Chair Ellen Zegura moderated discussion on what each of the societies are doing around the subject of the societal impact of computing and how the societies can work together on umbrella efforts that cut across organizations.

Two leadership summit sessions were held jointly with the CRA board meeting. CRA Director of Government Affairs Peter Harsha discussed the current environment in D.C. for science policy, and Margaret Martonosi, Assistant Director for NSF CISE, discussed COVID-19 effects and various actions NSF has taken to mitigate the impacts to the computing community.

At the CRA Board Meeting, the board discussed strategic planning efforts, CRA Industry Committee initiatives and elected FY22 officers.

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The CRA board of directors held elections for board officers to serve two-year terms beginning July 1, 2021. Nancy Amato was elected chair; Dan Grossman was elected vice-chair; Ran Libeskind-Hadas was re-elected secretary; and James Allan was re-elected treasurer.

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2018 Board Election Results and New Appointed Board Members


CRA members have elected five new members to its board of directors: James Allan, Maria Ebling, Ayanna Howard, Ran Libeskind-Hadas, and Rachel Pottinger. Current board members Michael Franklin, Stephanie Forrest, Kathryn McKinley, Greg Morrisett, and Vivek Sarkar were re-elected to the CRA board.

There have also been changes to the appointed members to the board, who are not elected. Charles Isbell has been appointed the new AAAI representative, replacing Lise Getoor, and Kate Larson has been appointed the Info-CAN/CS-CAN representative, replacing Mario Nacimento. Beginning July 1, Mark Hill will replace Elizabeth Mynatt as the CCC Chair and representative on the board.

CRA would like to thank all retiring board members for contributions during their service on the board.

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CRA Board Member Farnam Jahanian Named President of Carnegie Mellon University


CRA Board Member Farnam Jahanian has been named President of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). From 2011 to 2014, Jahanian served as Assistant Director (AD) for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) at the National Science Foundation (NSF). In 2015, he was elected to the CRA Board of Directors and also received the CRA Distinguished Service Award. Jahanian is currently the chair of the National Research Council’s Computer Science and Telecommunications Board.

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Nominees Sought for CRA Board of Directors


The Computing Research Association seeks your help in suggesting nominations for its board of directors. We want individuals who have the time, energy and initiative to work on CRA issues on behalf of the entire CRA community. We have a working board, and all members are expected to be involved with community issues.

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Announcements


New Incoming CRA Board Member: Jaime Teevan
CRA Welcomes Claire Brady
Former CRA Board Member Jeannette Wing to Lead Columbia University’s Data Science Institute
Eric Horvitz, Former CCC Council Member, is New Head of Research at Microsoft
Former CRA Board Member Receives 2016 ACM Software System Award