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The Awards Committee ensures that CRA awards are appropriately advertised, selects winners for CRA awards, and works to increase the number of computing researchers receiving awards from other organizations.

Distinguished Service Award (CRA contact: Jean Smith, jean [at]

Bob Sproull (Sun Microsystems Laboratories), Chair
Rick Adrion (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Mary Jane Irwin (Penn State University)
George Cybenko (Dartmouth College)

Habermann Award (CRA contact: Jean Smith, jean [at]

Martha Pollack (University of Michigan) Chair
Manuel A. Perez (Virginia Tech)
Valerie Taylor (Texas A&M University)

Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers Award (CRA contact: Jean Smith, jean [at]

Dick Waters (Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs) Chair
Michelle Craig (University of Toronto)
Ann Gates (University of Texas at El Paso)
Eric Grimson (MIT)
Hank Korth (Lehigh University)

CRA/ACM/IEEE-Computer Society Coalition To Diversify Computing (CRA Contact: Carla Romero, carla [at]

CDC works to increase the diversity of the computing research community by assessing needs and by developing and implementing programs to encourage and enhance minority participation in the computing research community.

Pamela Williams (Sandia National Laboratories) Chair
Nina Berry (Sandia National Laboratories) Past Chair
Jon Bashor (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
Eric Brittain (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
John Cavazos (University of Delaware)
Allison Clarke (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Deborah Cooper (IEEE-CS Rep)
Rich DeMillo (CRA Liaison)
Jeffrey Forbes (Duke University)
Sandra Johnson (IBM)
Marie Klawe (ACM Rep)
Cynthia Lanius (Bell South)
Stephenie McLean (RENCI)
Ron Metoyer (Oregon State University)
Linda Morales (University of Texas, Dallas)
Manuel Perez (Virginia Tech)
Ann Redelfs (Independent Consultant)
Carla Romero (CRA)
Valerie Taylor (Texas A&M University)
Rose van Thater-Braan (Silver Buffalo Consulting and Native American Academy)
Elaine Weyuker (AT&T – Research)
Bryant York (Portland State University)

Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-Women)  (CRA contacts: Carla Romero, carla [at]; Andrew Bernat, abernat [at]

CRA-W works to increase the number and success of women in computing research and higher education by assessing needs and by developing and implementing programs to encourage and support women in the computing research community.

Carla Brodley (Tufts University) Co-Chair
Kathleen Fisher (AT&T Labs Research) Co-Chair
Nancy Amato (Texas A&M University)
Annie Antón (North Carolina State University)
Sheila Castañeda (Clarke College)
Lori A. Clarke (University of Massachusetts)
Joanne Cohoon (University of Virginia)
Carla Ellis (Duke University)
Faith Ellen (University of Toronto)
Joan Francioni (Winona State University)
Susanne E. Hambrusch (Purdue University)
Mary Jean Harrold (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Jessica Hodgins (Carnegie Mellon University)
Mary Jane Irwin (Penn State University)
Susan Landau (Sun Microsystems Laboratories)
Tessa Lau (IBM)
Margaret Martonosi (Princeton University)
Renée J. Miller (University of Toronto)
Joann Ordille (Avaya Labs)
Lori Pollock (University of Delaware)
Mary Lou Soffa (University of Virginia)
Telle Whitney (Anita Borg Institute)

Communications Committee (CRA contact: Peter Harsha, harsha [at]

Laura Haas (IBM Almaden Research Center) Chair
Anne Condon (University of British Columbia)
H.V. Jagadish (University of Michigan)
Margaret Wright (New York University)

Computing Community Consortium (CRA contact: Andrew Bernat, abernat [at]

Ed Lazowska (University of Washington) Chair

Three-year terms
Bill Feiereisen (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Susan Graham (University of California at Berkeley)
Chris Johnson (University of Utah)
David Kaeli (Northeastern University)
John King (University of Michigan)
Ran Libeskind-Hadas (Harvey Mudd College)
Robin Murphy (Texas A&M University)

Two-year 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)

One-year term
Anita Jones (University of Virginia)
Dick Karp (University of California at Berkeley)
Bob Sproull (Sun Microsystems)

CRA-Deans Group (CRA contact: Carla Romero, carla [at]

Debra Richardson (University of California, Irvine) Chair
Peter Bloniarz (University of Albany) Vice-chair
Henry C. "Hank" Foley (Pennsylvania State University)Secretary

CRA-E (CRA contact: Andrew Bernat, abernat [at]

Andy van Dam (Brown University) Chair
Jim Foley (Georgia Institute of Technology)
John Guttag (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Pat Hanrahan (Stanford University)
Chris Johnson (University of Utah)
Randy Katz (University of California-Berkeley)
Henry Kelly (U.S. Department of Energy)
David E. Shaw (D.E. Shaw Research)

Elections (CRA contacts: Andrew Bernat, abernat [at]; Jean Smith, jean [at]

The Elections Committee oversees CRA board and officer elections and provides recommendations to the board on elections policy.

J Strother Moore (University of Texas at Austin) Chair
Randy Katz (University of California, Berkeley)
Alfred Spector (Google)

Executive (CRA contact: Andrew Bernat, abernat [at]

The Executive Committee provides advice to the CRA Board Chair and the CRA Executive Director, and it functions as the executive body representing the Board between Board meetings.

Eric Grimson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Chair
Laura Haas (IBM Almaden Research Center) Vice Chair
Phil Bernstein (Microsoft Research) Treasurer
Susanne Hambrusch (Purdue University) Secretary
J Strother Moore (University of Texas at Austin) Appointed Member

Finance (CRA contact: Andrew Bernat, abernat [at]

Phil Bernstein (Microsoft Research) Chair

Jeff Hollingsworth (University of Maryland, College Park)
David Tennenhouse (New Venture Partners LLC)

Government Affairs (CRA contact: Peter Harsha, harsha [at]

The Government Affairs Committee establishes priorities and positions, and helps to execute CRA's efforts, in government affairs and public policy.

Fred Schneider (Cornell University) Chair
Ed Lazowska (University of Washington) Co-Chair
Jeff Vitter (Texas A & M) Co-Chair

Sarita Adve (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Annie Antón (North Carolina State University)
Wayne Bennett (ECEDHA)
George Cybenko (Dartmouth College)
Mary Fernández (AT&T Research)
James Foley (Georgia Tech)
Jeff Hollingsworth (University of Maryland)
Mary Jane Irwin (Penn State University)
Bob Kahn (CNRI)
Sid Karin (UC San Diego)
John King (University of Michigan)
Dan Reed (Microsoft Research)
Bobby Schnabel (Indiana University)
Marc Snir (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Eugene Spafford (Purdue University)
David Tennenhouse (New Venture Partners)

Membership  (CRA contacts: Jay Vegso, jvegso [at], Andrew Bernat, abernat [at]

William Aspray (University of Texas at Austin) Chair
Laura Haas (IBM Almaden Research Center)
Sethuraman (Panch) Panchanathan (Arizona State University)

Snowbird Conference 2010  (CRA contacts: Andrew Bernat [at]; Jean Smith, jean [at]

David Notkin (University of Washington) Academic Co-Chair
Mary Fernández (ATT Labs – Research) Labs/Centers Co-Chair

Sarita Adve (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Judith Bishop (Microsoft Research)
Ed Fox (Virginia Tech))
H.V. Jagadish (University of Michigan)
Renée McCauley (College of Charleston)
Bobby Schnabel (Indiana University)
Fred Schneider (Cornell University)
Mark Segal (National Security Agency)
Lynn Andrea Stein (Olin College)
Frank Tompa (University of Waterloo)

Surveys  (CRA contact: Betsy Bizot, bizot [at]

Stu Zweben (Ohio State University) Chair
Susanne Hambrusch (Purdue University)
Jim Kurose (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Dick Waters (Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs)

Society Liaisons

AAAI: Carla Brodley (Tufts University)
: Dan Reed (Microsoft Research)
ACM: Mary Fernandez (ATT Labs - Research), Norm Jouppi (Hewlett Packard)
: Andrew Bernat (CRA)
CACS/AIC: M. Tamer Özsu (University of Waterloo)
CDC: Rich DeMillo (Georgia Institute of Technology)
CNSF: Peter Harsha (CRA)
CNSR: Peter Harsha (CRA)
CNSS: Jim Horning (Advanced Elemental Technologies)
CPST: Andrew Bernat (CRA)
IEEE-CS: Rangachar Kasturi (
University of South Florida), Jane Prey (Microsoft Research)
: Robert S Schreiber (HP Labs)
USENIX: Alva Couch (Tufts University)


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