CCC Council

CCC Chair

Gregory Hager *
Johns Hopkins University

CCC Vice Chair

Elizabeth Mynatt *
Georgia Institute of Technology

Chair Emeritus

Susan Graham *
University of California at Berkeley


CCC Director

Ann Drobnis*
Computing Research Association

CCC Program Associate

Helen Wright
Computing Research Association


Andrew Bernat *
Computing Research Association, Executive Director


Terms Ending - June 2017

Lorenzo Alvisi
University of Texas at Austin

Vasant Honavar
Pennsylvania State University

Jennifer Rexford
Princeton University

Debra Richardson
University of California - Irvine

Klara Nahrstedt
University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

Ben Zorn
Microsoft Research

Terms Ending - June 2016

Randal Bryant ^
Carnegie Mellon University

Limor Fix
(formerly Intel)

Mark Hill *
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Tal Rabin
IBM Research

Daniela Rus
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ross Whitaker
University of Utah

Terms Ending - June 2015

Liz Bradley *
University of Colorado at Boulder

Susan Davidson
University of Pennsylvania

Joseph Evans
University of Kansas

Ran Libeskind-Hadas
Harvey Mudd College

Shashi Shekhar
University of Minnesota

Bob Sproull *
(formerly Oracle)


* Member of CCC Executive Committee
^ 1-year Leave of Absence


Past Members

Greg Andrews

Deborah Crawford

Bill Feiereisen

Lance Fortnow

Stephanie Forrest

Eric Horvitz

Chris Johnson

Anita Jones

M. Frans Kaashoek
David Kaeli

Dick Karp

John King
Hank Korth
Edward Lazowska

Peter Lee

John Mitchell

Andrew McCallum
Robin Murphy

Fred Schneider

Margo Seltzer

Karen Sutherland

David Tennenhouse

Josep Torrellas

Dave Waltz



Gregory Hager

Gregory D. Hager is a Professor and Chair of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University. He received his BA from Luther College and his MSE and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986 and 1988, respectively. After a year as a Fulbright scholar at the University of Karlsruhe, he joined the faculty of Yale University in 1990. He moved to Johns Hopkins in 1999. His research interests include image-guided robotics, human-machine collaboration, and  medical applications of image analysis and robotics. He has served as the Deputy Director of the NSF Engineering Research Center for Computer Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology, he serves on board of the International Federation of Robotics Research, and he is a fellow of the IEEE for his contributions in vision-based robotics. He serves as Chair of the Computing Community Consortium. Complete bio

Elizabeth Mynatt

Elizabeth MynattElizabeth Mynatt is a professor of Interactive Computing and the executive director of Georgia Tech's Institute for People and Technology. The Institute for People and Technology (IPaT) serves as a catalyst for research activities that pursue transformations in healthcare, media, education, and humanitarian systems by integrating advances in human-centered design, system science and engineering, policy, and management. Dr. Mynatt is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of ubiquitous computing, personal health informatics, computer-supported collaborative work and human-computer interface design. Named Top Woman Innovator in Technology by Atlanta Woman Magazine in 2005, Dr. Mynatt has created new technologies that support the independence and quality of life of older adults "aging in place," that help people manage diabetes, and that increase creative collaboration in workplaces. Dr. Mynatt is a member of the ACM SIGCHI Academy, a Sloan and Kavli research fellow, and serves on Microsoft Research's Technical Advisory Board. She is also the Vice Chair of the Computing Community Consortium, an NSF-sponsored effort to engage the computing research community in envisioning more audacious research challenges. Dr. Mynatt earned her Bachelor of Science summa cum laude in computer science from North Carolina State University and her Master of Science and Ph.D. in computer science from Georgia Tech. Complete bio

Susan Graham

Susan GrahamSusan Graham is the Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley. She received the A.B. in mathematics from Harvard University and the Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University. Her research spans many aspects of programming language implementation, software tools, software development environments, and high-performance computing. Dr. Graham is a member the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Among her awards are the ACM SIGPLAN Career Programming Language Achievement Award (2000), the ACM Distinguished Service Award (2006), the Harvard Medal (2008), the IEEE von Neumann Medal (2009), the Berkeley Citation (2009), and the ACM/IEEE Ken Kennedy award (2011). She serves on the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), Harvard Corporation, the Board of Trustees of Cal Performances, and the Board of Overseers of the Curtis School of Music. Dr. Graham is the Chair Emeritus of the Computing Community Consortium. Complete bio


Lorenzo Alvisi

Lorenzo AlvisiLorenzo Alvisi is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin, where he co-leads the Laboratory for Advanced Systems Research (LASR). He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University, which he joined after earning a Laurea degree in Physics from the University of Bologna, Italy. His research interests are in the theory and practice of distributed computing, with a particular focus on dependability. He is a Fellow of the ACM, an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, the recipient of a Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and of an NSF Career Award, and was named Visiting Chair Professor by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.Complete bio

Liz Bradley

Liz BradleyLiz Bradley received the S.B., S.M., and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1983, 1986, and 1992, respectively, including a one-year leave of absence to compete in the 1988 Olympic Games. She has been with the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder since January of 1993; she also holds appointments and affiliations with a variety of engineering departments. Her current research activities focus on nonlinear dynamics and chaos, as well as scientific computation and AI. She is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, and Sigma Xi, as well as the recipient of a National Young Investigator award, a Packard Fellowship, and the 1999 College of Engineering teaching award. Complete bio

Randal Bryant

Randal BryantRandal E. Bryant is Dean of the Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science. He has been on the faculty at Carnegie Mellon since 1984, starting as an Assistant Professor and progressing to his current rank of University Professor of Computer Science. He also holds a courtesy appointment in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. Dr. Bryant's research focuses on methods for formally verifying digital hardware, and more recently some forms of software. His 1986 paper on symbolic Boolean manipulation using Ordered Binary Decision Diagrams (BDDs) has the highest citation count of any publication in the Citeseer database of computer science literature. In addition, he has developed several techniques to verify circuits by symbolic simulation, with levels of abstraction ranging from transistors to very high-level representations. Complete bio

Susan Davidson

Susan DavidsonSusan B. Davidson is the Weiss Professor and Chair of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania. She received the B.A. degree in Mathematics from Cornell University in 1978, and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University in 1980 and 1982. Her research interests span databases, web-based systems, and scientific data management. Dr. Davidson was the founding co-director of the Penn Center for Bioinformatics from 1997-2003, and the founding co-director of the Greater Philadelphia Bioinformatics Alliance. She holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Genetics, is an ACM Fellow, received the Lenore Rowe Williams Award (2002), and was a Fulbright Scholar and recipient of a Hitachi Chair (2004). She also served as Deputy Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science from 2005-2007. Complete bio

Joseph Evans

Joseph EvansJoseph B. Evans is the Deane E. Ackers Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at the University of Kansas (KU). He has served as Director of the Information & Telecommunication Technology Center and as Director of Research Information Technology at KU, and as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation. He has been a researcher at the Cambridge University Computer Laboratory, Olivetti & Oracle Research Laboratory, USAF Rome Laboratories, and AT&T Bell Laboratories. He has co-founded several companies, including a network gaming company acquired by Microsoft in 2000 which formed the foundation for Xbox Live, and a defense-oriented venture acquired by General Dynamics in 2010 which developed TIGR, a tactical information system used worldwide by the US Army. His research interests include cognitive wireless networking, networked information systems architecture, and adaptive systems. He received the Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1989. Complete bio

Limor Fix

Limor FixLimor Fix was the director of University Collaborative Research (UnCoR) at Intel. UnCoR is the primary university-facing division of Intel Labs. UnCoR funds a wide variety of research grants at universities around the world. These grants range from small seed funds to large academic Intel Science and Technology centers. Limor has a PhD in computer science from the Technion, Israel. After graduation, she conducted post-doc research at Cornell University and in 1994 joined Intel. Limor led a major change in Intel's validation technology and methodology. She developed innovative formal verification system that has been widely adopted by Intel's design teams. In this role, Limor led the development of a new formal specification language, ForSpec, that was donated by Intel to Accellera/IEEE and had a major impact in the IEEE-1850 standard. Limor also co-led the Intel’s research lab that was located at Carnegie Mellon University and had developed leading technologies in machine learning, vision, micro-architecture and other disciplines. Limor has published more than 30 papers; she is the co-author of the book “Electronic Design Automation for Integrated Circuits handbook”; she served as the general chair for the Design Automation Conference, the premier conference for VLSI design tools and methodologies. Complete bio

Mark D. Hill

Mark D. HillMark D. Hill is the Gene M. Amdahl Professor of Computer Sciences and Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin--Madison, where he also co-leads the Wisconsin Multifacet project with David Wood. His research interests include parallel computer system design, memory system design, computer simulation, deterministic replay and transactional memory. He earned a PhD from University of California, Berkeley. He is an ACM Fellow and a Fellow of the IEEE. Complete bio

Ran Libeskind-Hadas

Ran Libeskind-HadasRan Libeskind-Hadas is a professor of computer computer science and department chair at Harvey Mudd College. His research interests are in the area of algorithms, optical networking, and computational biology. He also works in the development of innovative undergraduate curricula in computer science. Libeskind-Hadas received the A.B. in applied mathematics from Harvard University and the M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Complete bio

Vasant Honavar

Vasant HonavarVasant Honavar is a Professor and Edward Frymoyer Chair of Information Sciences and Technology and Professor of Bioinformatics and Genomics and of Neuroscience at Pennsylvania State University where he currently leads the Artificial Intelligence Research Laboratory and the Big Data Analytics and Discovery Informatics Initiative. Honavar has served as a Program Director in the Information and Intelligent Systems Division at the National Science Foundation (during 2010-2013) where he contributed to multiple programs including Information Integration and Informatics, Smart and Connected Health, and led the Big Data Science and Engineering Program. Prior to joining Pennsylvania State University, Honavar was Professor of Computer Science and of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and Director of the Artificial Intelligence Research Laboratory (during 1990-2013), and Chair of the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Ph.D. program (during 2003-2005) at Iowa State University. He served on the National Institutes of Health study section on Biological Data Management and Analysis during 2002-2007. Honavar’s current research and teaching interests span Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Bioinformatics, Big Data Analytics, Computational Molecular Biology, Data Mining, Discovery Informatics, Information Integration, Knowledge Representation and Inference, Semantic Technologies, Health Informatics, Neuroinformatics, Social Informatics and Security Informatics. His research (documented in over 250 peer-reviewed publications) has contributed scalable approaches to learning predictive models from “big data” – including in particular, very large, distributed, semantically disparate, richly structured data (including tabular, sequence, network, relational, time series data); knowledge-based, statistical and network-based approaches to integrating information, Eliciting causal information from multiple sources of observational and experimental data; Selective sharing of knowledge across disparate knowledge bases; Representing and reasoning about preferences; Composing complex services from components; and applications in bioinformatics and computational molecular and systems biology. Honavar has graduated over 30 PhD students, many of whom are leaders in academia and industry. Honavar currently serves on the editorial boards of several journals including IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. He has served as a general co-chair of the IEEE International Conference on Big Data (2014). Honavar earned his Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1990. Complete bio

Klara Nahrstedt

Klara NahrstedtKlara Nahrstedt is the Ralph and Catherine Fisher Professor in the Computer Science Department, and Acting Director of Coordinated Science Laboratory in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests are directed towards 3D teleimmersive systems, mobile systems, Quality of Service (QoS) and resource management, Quality of Experience in multimedia systems, and real-time security in mission-critical systems. She is the co-author of widely used multimedia books `Multimedia: Computing, Communications and Applications’ published by Prentice Hall, and ‘Multimedia Systems’ published by Springer Verlag. She is the recipient of the IEEE Communication Society Leonard Abraham Award for Research Achievements, University Scholar, Humboldt Award, IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award, and the former chair of the ACM Special Interest Group in Multimedia. She was the general chair of ACM Multimedia 2006, general chair of ACM NOSSDAV 2007 and the general chair of IEEE Percom 2009.

Klara Nahrstedt received her Diploma in Mathematics from Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany in numerical analysis in 1985. In 1995 she received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Computer and Information Science. She is an ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow, and Member of the Leopoldina German National Academy of Sciences. Complete bio

Tal Rabin

Tal RabinManager and research staff member of the Cryptography Research Group at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center, Tal Rabin's research focuses on the general area of cryptography and, more specifically, on multiparty computations, threshold and proactive security, which the National Research Council Cybersecurity Report to Congress said "…are now being seen as exactly the right primitives for building distributed systems that are more secure"”. Rabin regularly publishes in leading cryptography and security conferences and journals and has written several book chapters. She has also served as the Program Chair in leading cryptography conferences, is on the SIGACT Executive Board, has initiated and organizes the Women in Theory Workshop and is an editor of the Journal of Cryptology. Rabin obtained her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Hebrew University, Israel in 1994, and was an NSF Postdoc Fellow at MIT between 1994-1996. Following her postdoc, she joined IBM in 1996 and started managing the group in 1997. Complete bio

Jennifer Rexford

Jennifer RexfordJennifer Rexford is the Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor of Engineering in the Computer Science department at Princeton University. Before joining Princeton in 2005, she worked for eight years at AT&T Labs–Research. Jennifer received her BSE degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University in 1991, and her PhD degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Michigan in 1996. She is co-author of the book “Web Protocols and Practice” (Addison-Wesley, May 2001). She served as the chair of ACM SIGCOMM from 2003 to 2007. Jennifer was the 2004 winner of ACM’s Grace Murray Hopper Award for outstanding young computer professional. She is an ACM Fellow (2008), and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2013) and the National Academy of Engineering (2014). Complete bio

Debra Richardson

Debra RichardsonDebra J. Richardson is founding Ted and Janice Smith Dean of the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California—Irvine. She joined the UCI faculty in 1987, and became chair of the ICS department in July 2000. Under her leadership, the department was promoted to the first computing-focused school in the UC system in December 2002, and she was appointed the founding dean. She was instrumental in securing a transformational six-figure endowment for the school, resulting in naming the school after philanthropist Donald Bren. She served as dean through June 2010.

Richardson is a Professor of Informatics. She pioneered research in "specification-based testing" and recently shifted her attention to adapting software engineering techniques to socially relevant domains, specifically focusing on sustainability. Her research has been recognized by designation as a Fellow of Automated Software Engineering, and also with two retrospective impact awards from ACM SIGSoft.

A long-time advocate of increasing the participation of women and other underrepresented minorities in computing, she has served on the leadership team of the National Center for Women and Information Technology since its inception and leads UCI’s NCWIT PaceSetter team. She chairs the Alliance for California Computing Education for Students and Schools, focusing on equitable access to K-16 computing education. She chairs the Advisory Council for ACM’s Computer Science Teachers Association, chaired CSEdWeek during its second and third years, and serves on the ACM Education Board.

Richardson received her B.A. in Mathematics from the University of California—San Diego, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science at the University of Massachusetts—Amherst. Complete bio

Daniela Rus

Daniela RusDaniela Rus is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT. Prior to her appointment as Director, she served as Associate Director of CSAIL from 2008 to 2011, and as the Co-Director of CSAIL's Center for Robotics from 2005 to 2012. She also leads CSAIL’s Distributed Robotics Laboratory. Rus is the first woman to serve as director of CSAIL, and its predecessors the AI Lab and the Lab for Computer Science. Her research group, the Distributed Robotics Lab, has developed modular and self-reconfiguring robots, systems of self-organizing robots, networks of robots and sensors for first-responders, mobile sensor networks, techniques for cooperative underwater robotics, and new technology for desktop robotics. They have built robots that can tend a garden, bake cookies from scratch, cut a birthday cake, fly in swarms without human aid to perform surveillance functions, and dance with humans. Rus is also a champion of youth outreach, spearheading several programs that encourage students to pursue careers in computer science. Rus is the recipient of the NSF Career Award and an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow. She is a Class of 2002 MacArthur Fellow and a fellow of AAAI and IEEE. She serves on the scientific advisory board for the Max Planck Institute, on the editorial board for the Journal of Autonomous Robots, and on the long-term planning board for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. Complete bio

Shashi Shekhar

Shashi ShekharShashi Shekhar is a McKnight Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA. He was elected an AAAS Fellow as well as an IEEE Fellow and received the IEEE Technical Achievement Award for contributions to spatial databases, spatial data mining, and Geographic Information Sciences (GIS). He was also named a key difference-maker for the field of GIS by the most popular GIS textbook. His publications include 250+ refereed papers, a popular textbook on Spatial Databases and an authoritative Encyclopedia of GIS. Shashi is serving as a co-Editor-in-Chief of Geo-Informatica Journal (Springer), and a program co-chair for the Intl. Conference on Geographic Information Science (2012). He served on national academies committees (e.g., GEOINT Future Workforce (2011), Mapping Sciences (2004-2009) Priorities for GEOINT Research (2004-2005), and the Board of Directors of University Consortium on GIS (2003-2004). He also served as a general co-chair for the Intl. Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases (2011), and a member of editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Eng. Shashi's research explores structure of very large geo-spatial computations. In 1990s, his research developed core technologies behind in-vehicle and web-based routing services, which transformed urban navigation. His recent results played a critical role in evacuation route planning for homeland security and received multiple recognitions including the CTS Partnership Award for significant impact on transportation. He also pioneered the research area of spatial data mining via pattern families (e.g. colocation, cascade), keynotes, survey papers and workshop organization. Complete bio

Bob Sproull

Bob SproullRobert F. Sproull recently retired as Vice President and Director of Oracle Labs, an applied research group originated at Sun Microsystems. Since undergraduate days, he has been building hardware and software for computer graphics: clipping hardware, an early device-independent graphics package, page description languages, laser printing software, and window systems. He has also been involved in VLSI design, especially of asynchronous circuits and systems. Before joining Sun in 1990, he was a principal with Sutherland, Sproull & Associates, an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University and a member of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. He is a coauthor with William Newman of the early text, "Principles of Interactive Computer Graphics." He is an author of the recently-published book "Logical Effort," which deals with designing fast CMOS circuits. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has served on the US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board and as a technology partner of Advanced Technology Ventures.

Ross Whitaker

Ross WhitakerRoss Whitaker graduated Summa Cum Laude with B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University in 1986. From 1986 to 1988 he worked for the Boston Consulting Group, entering the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989. At UNC he received the Alumni Scholarship Award, and completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1994. From 1994-1996 he worked at the European Computer-Industry Research Centre in Munich Germany as a research scientist in the User Interaction and Visualization Group. From 1996-2000 he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Tennessee and received an NSF Career Award. Since 2000 he has been at the University of Utah where he is a Professor in the School of Computing and a faculty member of the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute. He teaches discrete math, scientific visualization, and image processing. He leads graduate-level research group in image analysis, geometry processing, and scientific computing, with a variety of projects supported by both federal agencies and industrial contracts. Complete bio

Ben Zorn

Ben ZornBen Zorn is a Research Manager and Principal Researcher, co-managing the Research in Software Engineering (RiSE) group, a group of over 30 researchers and developers working on programming languages and software engineering in Microsoft Research, Redmond. After receiving a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989, he served eight years in the Computer Science faculty at the University of Colorado in Boulder, receiving tenure and being promoted to Associate Professor in 1996. Dr. Zorn left the University of Colorado in 1998 to join Microsoft Research, where he currently works. His research interests include programming language design and implementation for reliability, security, and performance. Dr. Zorn has served as both Program and General Chair of the ACM SIGPLAN Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI) Conference, as an Associate Editor of the ACM journals Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems and Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization. Dr. Zorn as also served seven years as a Member-at-Large of the SIGPLAN Executive Committee and currently serves on the ACM Software Systems Award Committee. Complete bio


Bios of CCC Staff

Andrew Bernat

Andrew BernatAndrew Bernat was a founding member and chair of the Computer Science Department at the University of Texas at El Paso (spending 20 years there), NSF Program Director and is currently the Executive Director of the Computing Research Association, whose mission is to strengthen research and education in the computing fields, expand opportunities for women and minorities, and improve public and policymaker understanding of the importance of computing and computing research in our society. In recognition of "... his success in creating arguably the strongest computer science department at a minority-serving institution ...", the Computing Research Association honored him with the 1997 A. Nico Habermann Award. He has some 65 publications and (pre-CRA) over $5,000,000 in external funding.

Ann Drobnis

Ann DrobnisDr. Ann W. Drobnis is the Director of the Computing Community Consortium. Most recently, she was as Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the National Science Foundation working on education and workforce development issues for the CISE Directorate.  Ann spent most of her time working on the CS10K Project, whose goal is to get academically rigorous computer science courses into 10,000 high schools by 2016.  This is a much needed effort to create the research and workforce pipeline that our field so desperately needs.  Prior to her time at NSF, she taught high school computer science and math at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.  She has a passion for broadening participation in computing, as her doctoral research was focused on ways to bring more females into the field.   

Helen Wright

Ann DrobnisAs a CCC Program Associate, Helen Wright interacts with members of the research community and policy makers to organize meetings, workshops, and outreach activities. Most recently, she was a Science Education Analyst at the National Science Foundation working on promoting excellence in undergraduate STEM education for the Education and Human Resources Directorate. Helen organized and participated in a number of outreach events and conferences for many programs including the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program, whose goal is to increase the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy.

She holds a bachelor’s of science in biology as well as a master’s of science in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Virginia.