Ron Brachman Elected to Computing Research Association Board of Directors

Jun 9, 2010

Computing Research Association (CRA) has recently elected two new members to its board of directors. They will begin three-year terms beginning July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2013. Ronald Brachman is Vice President, Yahoo Labs and Research Operations; and Head of Yahoo Academic Relations. He has received a number of awards, including Fellow of the IEEE (2008); AAAI Distinguished Service Award (2008); Donald E. Walker Distinguished Service Award, International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (2007); Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service (2005); and Fellow of the ACM (1999). From 2002-05, Dr. Brachman was Director of the Information Processing Technology Office at DARPA; during that time he had numerous interactions with CRA leadership and participated in a funding agency panel at Snowbird, and he served on the Industry Committee for the CRA Conference at Snowbird (2002). As President of AAAI (2003-05) (President-Elect 2001-03, Past President 2005-07) he attended multiple CRA computing summit meetings and interacted with CRA leadership and leaders from the various member communities. He also participated in a focused CRA workshop on improving the image of Computer Science and improving CS education. Throughout his career, Dr. Brachman has been involved with and supported a very wide variety of research and development areas in computing, helped to create major new successful industrial research labs at AT&T and Yahoo, and hired world-class research teams. His research interests include: knowledge representation and reasoning; machine learning; cognitive systems; Web search and retrieval; and computational advertising. Dr. Brachman was awarded a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University.

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