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NSF-CRI'07 Plenary Address

June 4, 2007

Introducing the Computing Community Consortium

Ed Lazowska

Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington

Chair, Computing Community Consortium




Computing research has made remarkable advances, but there's much more to be accomplished. The next ten years of advances should be even more significant, and even more interesting, than the past ten. The National Science Foundation has created the Computing Community Consortium to engage computing researchers in an ongoing process of visioning -- of imagining what we might contribute to the world, in terms that we and the world might both appreciate. The CCC is "of, by, and for" the computing research community. It is just beginning. We have a mandate from NSF to help articulate the longer-term research visions for the field, and we are now creating the mechanisms to do so. I will take this opportunity to engage you as members of the field, inviting your contributions and suggestions.


Short Biography:

Ed Lazowska holds the Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, where he has been on the faculty since 1977. Lazowska's research and teaching concern the design, implementation, and analysis of high performance computing and communication systems. He is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the Association for Computing Machinery, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has chaired the NSF CISE Advisory Committee, the DARPA Information Science and Technology (ISAT) Study Group, and the Computing Research Association Board of Directors. He has been an advisor to Microsoft Research since its inception in 1991, and serves as a board member or technical advisor to a number of high-tech companies and venture firms. In March 2007, he was appointed by the Computing Research Association as the inaugural Chair of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Council. Established by CRA in partnership with NSF, the CCC -- a consortium of experts drawn from and chosen by the computing research community -- seeks to stimulate scientific leadership and vision on issues related to computing research and future large-scale computing research projects.

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