Today we are happy to announce the new CCC leadership. Elizabeth Mynatt and Mark Hill will assume their roles as Chair and Vice Chair respectively for two-year terms beginning July 1, while Greg Hager is stepping down after two years as Chair.
Elizabeth D. Mynatt, Professor of Interactive Computing and the Executive Director of Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology, will assume the role of Chair of the CCC. Mynatt has served on the CCC since its formation and has spearheaded activities forging research collaborations in healthcare and health information technologies. Recently, Mynatt was one of the lead organizers for the CCC and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Aging in Place Workshop which led to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) new program for Collaborative Aging (in Place) Research Using Technology (CART) (U2C). Conclusions from that workshop were also integrated into the recent PCAST Report on Independence, Technology, and Connection in Older Age that Mynatt helped co-author.
Mark D. Hill, John P. Morgridge Professor, Gene M. Amdahl Professor of Computer Sciences, and Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, will become the Vice Chair. Hill co-authored white papers Accelerating Science: A Computing Research Agenda and Opportunities and Challenges for Next Generation Computing, the latter which was released in support of the White House nanotechnology-inspired grand challenge in October 2015. Prior to joining the CCC, he was the leader of a 2012 CCC whitepaper 21st Century Computer Architecture.
Greg Hager, Mandell Bellmore Professor of Computer Science at the Johns Hopkins University and Director of the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, will assume the role of Past Chair of the CCC, as he steps down after a two-year term. Under Hager’s leadership, the CCC released 18 white papers and held 13 visioning workshops for the community. He has been instrumental in organizing and leading a number of meetings co-sponsored by different agencies, including the Research Interfaces between Brain Science and Computer Science workshop whose purpose was to bring together computer scientists and neuroscientists to help create breakthrough technologies for President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative and the Science of Autonomy White Paper series that produced which produced eight white papers on the potential impact of intelligent robotic systems on society.
We thank Greg for his wonderful service to the community and look forward to continuing to catalyze the computing research community and enabling the pursuit of innovative, high-impact research with the new CCC leadership.