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.
More information at:http://www.cra.org/resources/crn-online-view/cra_elects_two_new_board_members/