The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is charged with catalyzing and empowering the U.S. computing research community to articulate and advance major research directions for the field. To do so, the CCC needs truly visionary leaders — people with great ideas, sound judgment, and the willingness to work hard to see things to completion. Please help the computing community by nominating such people for the Council.
Established in 2006 through a cooperative agreement between the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Computing Research Association (CRA) — representing over 220 North American academic departments, industrial research labs, and professional societies with computing research interests, the CCC provides a voice for the national computing research community, and facilitates the development of a bold, multi-themed vision for computing research, and communicates that vision to a wide range of major stakeholders.
The work of the CCC is carried out by an active and engaged Council, currently led by Beth Mynatt (Georgia Tech) as Chair and Mark Hill (University of Wisconsin-Madison) as Vice Chair. The members of the Council are appointed by CRA in consultation with NSF, with staggered three-year terms. In the aggregate, the Council must reflect the full breadth of the computing research community — research area, institutional character, geographic diversity, etc. A full-time director, Ann Drobnis, staffs the CCC.
The CCC’s Nominating Subcommittee invites nominations (including self-nominations) for members to serve on the CCC Council for the next three years, beginning July 1, 2017.
Please send nominations, together with the information below, to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59pm PST on Friday, February 3, 2017. The subcommittee’s recommendations will serve as input to CRA and NSF, who will make the final selection. Please include:
- Name, affiliation, and email address of the nominee.
- Areas of research expertise.
- Previous significant service to the research community and other relevant experience, with years it occurred (no more than *five* items).
- A brief biography or curriculum vitae of the nominee.
- The names and contact information (email and phone) for 2-3 people who would be knowledgeable about the nominee’s potential for such a service role.
- A statement from the nominee of less than one page, supporting his or her nomination by describing his or her ideas for, and commitment to, advancing the work of the CCC in encouraging new research directions, engaging broader communities, and finding wider funding sources.
Please note that in order to represent the community and provide it with a breath of different knowledge, the CCC avoids multiple Council members from the same institution (with rare exceptions, e.g., somebody moved). This year we are particularly interested in researchers in big data, privacy, the Internet of Things, Social Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Security, and Machine Learning.
If you have any questions, please direct them to the CCC Director, Ann Drobnis (email@example.com).