Randal E. Bryant, a graduate of the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Ph.D. in computer science, is
President's Professor and Head of the Department of Computer Science at
Carnegie Mellon University. He is a Member of NAE, a Fellow of both ACM and
IEEE, and has received the ACM Kanellakis Award, the IEEE W.R.G. Baker Prize,
and the Semiconductor Research Corp.'s Technical Excellence Award. Bryant was
a member of the Executive Committee of the ACM/IEEE Design Automation
Conference (1994-2000, including technical program co-chair, 1998-99). He was
Editor and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of
integrated Circuits and Systems.
Elected to the board in 2000, he has chaired
the Taulbee Survey committee; currently chairs the surveys committee; and is a
member of the service awards and the Grand Challenges Conference steering
Janice Cuny, a board member since
2000, is Professor of Computer and Information Science at the University of
Oregon. She won an IBM Faculty Development Award and National Science
Foundation Faculty Award for Women, and has been an IEEE Distinguished
Visitor. Cuny has been a member of CRA's Committee on the Status of Women in
Computing Research (CRA-W) since 1993 and was co-chair from 1996-99. She has
organized five faculty-mentoring workshops for CRA-W, chaired the selection
committee for CRA's Undergraduate Awards, and served as a mentor in CRA-W's
Distributed Mentoring Program and as a moderator of a Snowbird workshop.
Cuny is currently Vice Chair of the board,
heads a CRA study on Graduate Student Retention and Recruitment, and chairs
the communications committee. She has a Ph.D. in computer science from the
University of Michigan.
Jeffrey S. Vitter, who received a
Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University, is Dean of Science and
Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University. He received the NSF
Presidential Young Investigator Award, and was named a John Simon Guggenheim
Memorial Foundation Fellow. Vitter is a Fellow of IEEE and ACM. He was vice
chair (1991-97) and chair (1997-2001) of the Executive Committee, ACM SIGACT.
He won the ACM Recognition of Service Award twice (1997, 2001), and was a
Fulbright Scholar in 1998.
Vitter currently serves on several review
boards, panels, and editorial boards. Elected to the board in 2000, Vitter
currently co-chairs the government affairs committee, where he plays an active
role in advocating for the funding of basic research. He also has chaired
workshops at Snowbird conferences in 2000 and 2002.
Elaine J. Weyuker, an AT&T Fellow
at AT&T Labs - Research, is a Member of NAE and a Fellow of both ACM and
IEEE. She served as liaison between the original CRA-W committee and ACM's
committee on women and minorities. Weyuker was Professor of Computer Science
at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of NYU; and Director of
Graduate Studies and Head of the Graduate Fellowship Selection Committee for
the Computer Science Department, NYU. She currently serves on several
editorial boards, publishes widely in software engineering, and has authored
two books on the theory of computation.
Elected in 2000, Weyuker was a member of the
steering committee on CRA's study of faculty recruitment and retention, and
currently serves on the industry committee. She received a Ph.D. in computer
science from Rutgers University.
William Aspray, a Professor in the
School of Informatics at Indiana University, was CRA's executive director from
1996-2002. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Ph.D. in
the history of science, he has held faculty positions at Williams College,
Harvard, Rutgers, University of Pennsylvania, and Virginia Tech. Aspray also
held senior positions at the Charles Babbage Institute and the IEEE History
Center at Rutgers University. He has published or edited approximately 10
books, 60 articles, and more than 200 oral history interviews.
Aspray is currently involved in research on a
variety of topics central to CRA's mission-IT workforce, underrepresentation
of women and minorities in computing, research funding, the organization of
computing research in academic and industrial organizations, industry-academic
relations, IT policy, and the demographics of the CS community.
Carla Ellis, Professor of Computer
Science at Duke University, currently co-chairs CRA's Committee on the Status
of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W). She was a member of CRA's Committee on
Recruitment and Retention, and has frequently served as a mentor in CRA-W's
Distributed Mentoring Program. A principal activity has been to encourage more
undergraduates, especially women, to pursue graduate degrees in CS&CE. She
organized CRA-W's Distinguished Lectures and Graduate Recruiting panels.
Ellis chaired ACM SIGOPS (1995-99) and SIG
Governing Board (1998-2000); she served on the ACM Executive Committee and was
a Council Member (1998-2000). Ellis was technical chair of the USENIX Annual
Technical Conference (2002), and is currently Editor-in-Chief of ACM
Transactions of Computer Systems. She is a graduate of the University of
Washington with a Ph.D. in computer science.
John Leslie King is Professor and Dean
in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. His research
focuses on improving strategies for the development of high-level requirements
for the design of information infrastructure for usability in complex
organizational and institutional domains such as freight logistics, common
carrier communications, and health care delivery. He serves on the NSF-CISE
Advisory Committee, the executive board of the Institute for Social Research,
and numerous advisory committees for emerging programs in information and
computing in universities in the United States and abroad.
Prior to joining the University of Michigan,
King was on the faculty at the University of California at Irvine, and Marvin
Bower Fellow at the Harvard Business School. He was Editor-in-Chief of the
INFORMS journal Information Systems Research from 1992-98. He holds a Ph.D. in
administration from UCI.
Marc Snir is Professor and Head of the
Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana
Champaign. He is a Fellow of the ACM and IEEE, and winner of the IBM Corporate
award and the IBM Outstanding award (twice). He has had a varied career
spanning industry, academia, significant theoretical and applied research,
leading contributions to successful standards and products, and significant
Snir co-chaired a CSTB study on the Future of
Supercomputing (2003-04). He was a panel member of the National Research
Council review of NASA Pioneering Research Technologies program (2002-03); the
Congress Mandated Study on "High Performance Computing for the National
Security" (2002); and the External Advisory Committee, NIH Resource for
Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics (1999-2001). Snir received a Ph.D.
in mathematics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Alfred Spector is Vice President,
Services and Software Research, IBM Corp. He currently serves on the National
Science Foundation's CISE Advisory Board. Spector was a presenter at CRA's
Conference on Grand Research Challenges in June 2002. He has received the IEEE
Computer Society Tsutomu Kanai Award for outstanding contributions in
distributed computing systems; and a Department of the Army Certificate of
Appreciation for Civilian Patriotic Service.
From 1989-1996 he was Founder, Chairman, and
CEO of Transarc Corp., for which he was named a finalist for the Ernst &
Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 1992. Prior to assuming his current
position, he was General Manager, IBM Software Group. Spector has been an
Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University; and Associate
Professor of Computer Science with tenure, at Carnegie Mellon University. He
is a graduate of Stanford University with a Ph.D. in computer science.