[Published originally in the March 2003 edition of Computing Research News, Vol. 15/No. 2, p. 5.]
CRA Elects Officers to Two-Year Terms
The CRA board has recently elected its officers who will serve two-year terms (July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2005). Re-elected to second terms were James D. Foley (Georgia Institute of Technology), Board Chair; Janice Cuny (University of Oregon), Vice Chair; and Kathleen McKeown (Columbia University), Secretary. Phil Bernstein (Microsoft Research) was elected CRA's Treasurer. CRA is grateful to Jack Stankovic, whose term as Treasurer ends June 30, and other members of the current executive committee for their dedicated service.
James D. Foley is a Professor in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech, where he holds the Stephen Fleming Chair in Telecommunications. He also holds an appointment in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. A CRA board member since 1996 and treasurer from 1998 to 2000, he was elected Board Chair in 2000. Dr. Foley has also served on the elections, industry, and government affairs committees. He co-chaired the 1998 Snowbird Conference, and served on the program committee for Snowbird 2000.
Janice Cuny, Professor of Computer and Information Science at the University of Oregon, joined the CRA board in 2000. She currently chairs both the Communications Committee and a study on the Recruitment and Retention of Women in CS&E Graduate Programs. She has chaired the Selection Committees for the Outstanding Undergraduate Awards and for the A. Nico Habermann Award. A CRA-W member since 1993, Professor Cuny served a term as co-chair of the committee. She has been actively involved in CRA-W's Faculty Mentoring Workshops, she has mentored a number of their DMP students, and she currently works on increasing CRA-W's funding.
Kathleen R. McKeown, Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, has been a CRA board member since 1999. She currently co-chairs the External Awards Committee, and co-chaired the New Chairs Workshop at Snowbird 2000 and 2002. Professor McKeown is a Fellow of the American Association of Artificial Intelligence. She was named Outstanding Woman Scientist, Association for Women in Science, New York 2000. Professor McKeown received the NSF Faculty Award for Women and the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award. She also was an invited speaker at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Japan in 1997.
Philip Bernstein, a board member since 2001, is a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research and an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington. He has worked as an industrial researcher, executive manager, executive technical consultant, and product architect at both hardware and software companies, and as a professor in large and small computer science departments. Bernstein was appointed a member of CRA's Executive Committee last year, and also served as co-chair of the 2002 Conference at Snowbird. Dr. Bernstein was recently elected a Member of NAE. He is an ACM Fellow and a winner of the ACM SIGMOD Innovations Award (1994).
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