The PostdocBP Steering Committee provides financial, administrative, and technical oversight for the Postdoc Best Practices Program. The Steering Committee was appointed by the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Council. Working with the Selection Committee, the Steering Committee is responsible for making all final award decisions.
Anita Jones (Chair)
Anita Jones is University Professor Emerita at the University of Virginia. She published articles in parallel software systems and cybersecurity, as well as in science and technology policy. She has served on the National Science Board and was the Director of Defense Research and Engineering, where she had oversight of the science and technology program of the Department of Defense. She is a member of the Governing Council of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), the Governing Board of the National Research Counci,l and a trustee of Science Foundation Arizona and InQTel. She is a founding principal investigator of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) and currently serves on the CCC Council. She is a fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and American Academy of the Arts and Sciences. She has been awarded the Founders Medal (IEEE in 2007), the Arthur M. Bueche Award (NAE in 2011), and the Philip Hague Abelson Award (AAAS in 2013), the Distinguished Service Award (Computing Research Association in 1997), and the Ada Lovelace Award (Association of Women in computing in 2004).
Susan Graham is the Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley. She received the A.B. in mathematics from Harvard University and the Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University. Her research spans many aspects of programming language implementation, software tools, software development environments, and high-performance computing. Dr. Graham is a member the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Among her awards are the ACM SIGPLAN Career Programming Language Achievement Award (2000), the ACM Distinguished Service Award (2006), the Harvard Medal (2008), the IEEE von Neumann Medal (2009), the Berkeley Citation (2009), and the ACM/IEEE Ken Kennedy award (2011). She serves on the Harvard Corporation, the Board of Trustees of Cal Performances, and the Board of Overseers of the Curtis School of Music. Dr. Graham is the vice-Chair of the Computing Community Consortium.
Ran Libeskind-Hadas is a professor of computer computer science and department chair at Harvey Mudd College. His research interests are in the area of algorithms, optical networking, and computational biology. He also works in the development of innovative undergraduate curricula in computer science. Libeskind-Hadas received the A.B. in applied mathematics from Harvard University and the M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
J Strother Moore
J Strother Moore holds the Admiral B.R. Inman Centennial Chair in Computing Theory at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of many books and papers on automated theorem proving and mechanical verification of computing systems. Along with Boyer he is a co-author of the Boyer-Moore theorem prover and the Boyer-Moore fast string searching algorithm. With Matt Kaufmann he is the co-author of the ACL2 theorem prover. Moore got his BS from MIT in 1970 and his PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 1973. Moore was a co-founder of Computational Logic, Inc., and served as its chief scientist for ten years. He and Bob Boyer were awarded the Current Prize in Automatic Theorem Proving by the American Mathematical Society in 1991 and they were awarded the Herbrand Award in 1999. In 2005, Boyer, Moore and Kaufmann won the ACM Software System Award, for the Boyer-Moore theorem prover. Moore served as chair of the UT Department of Computer Science from 2001 to 2009. Moore is a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, the ACM, and the National Academy of Engineering.
Robert F. Sproull recently retired as Vice President and Director of Oracle Labs, an applied research group originated at Sun Microsystems. Since undergraduate days, he has been building hardware and software for computer graphics: clipping hardware, an early device-independent graphics package, page description languages, laser printing software, and window systems. He has also been involved in VLSI design, especially of asynchronous circuits and systems. Before joining Sun in 1990, he was a principal with Sutherland, Sproull & Associates, an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University and a member of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. He is a coauthor with William Newman of the early text, “Principles of Interactive Computer Graphics.” He is an author of the recently-published book “Logical Effort,” which deals with designing fast CMOS circuits. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has served on the US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board and as a technology partner of Advanced Technology Ventures.
Ann W. Drobnis is the Director of the Computing Community Consortium. Most recently, she was as Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the National Science Foundation working on education and workforce development issues for the CISE Directorate. Ann spent most of her time working on the CS10K Project, whose goal is to get academically rigorous computer science courses into 10,000 high schools by 2016. This is a much needed effort to create the research and workforce pipeline that our field so desperately needs. Prior to her time at NSF, she taught high school computer science and math at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. She has a passion for broadening participation in computing, as her doctoral research was focused on ways to bring more females into the field.