CRA Names 16 to First CCC Council

WASHINGTON, DC, June 19, 2007

The Computing Research Association, in consultation with the National Science Foundation (NSF), today announced the membership of the first permanent Council for the Computing Community Consortium (CCC). The council will direct and oversee the operations of the CCC as it provides scientific leadership and vision to computing research and future large-scale computing research projects.

CRA created the CCC under a $6 million, three-year agreement with NSF to identify major research opportunities and establish "grand challenges" for the computing field. The CCC will create venues for community participation in developing a vision for computing research and in launching new research activities.

Today's announcement names 16 leaders of the computing research community from industry, government and academia to terms on the permanent CCC Council ranging from 1 to 3 years. Those named to the council are listed below.

CCC Council Chair

Edward Lazowska
University of Washington



3 yr terms

Bill Feiereisen
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Susan Graham
University of California at Berkeley
David Kaeli
Northeastern University
John King
University of Michigan
Peter Lee
Carnegie Mellon University



2 yr terms

Andrew McCallum
University of Massachusetts
Beth Mynatt
Georgia Institute of Technology
Fred Schneider
Cornell University
David Tennenhouse
New Venture Partners
Dave Waltz
Columbia University



1 yr terms

Greg Andrews
University of Arizona
Anita Jones
University of Virginia
Dick Karp
University of California, Berkeley
Bob Sproull
Sun Microsystems
Karen Sutherland
Augsburg College

"We're pleased to have assembled such a strong council with a broad range of interests and backgrounds," said Daniel Reed, chair of the Computing Research Association and director of the Renaissance Computing Institute. "Having representatives from such a wide array of sub disciplines, from schools both large and small, and from industry and government research labs should provide the diversity of thought necessary to enhance our community's ability to envision and pursue long-term, audacious computing research goals."

Reed said key tasks for the council will be to help the CCC catalyze the computing research community to debate long-range research challenges, build consensus around research visions, and develop the most promising visions into clearly defined initiatives.

The council members' terms begin July 1, 2007.

About CRA: The CRA was established 35 years ago and has members at more than 250 research entities in academia, industry and government. Its mission is to strengthen research and advance 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 society.