Prof. Martha Pollack has been re-elected to a three-year term on the Computing Research Association (CRA) Board of Directors, beginning July 1, 2010. This election by her CRA peers is a strong acknowledgment of her leadership ability and her colleagues' regard for her work in the field.
The CRA is an association of more than 200 North American academic departments of computer science, computer engineering, and related fields; laboratories and centers in industry, government, and academia engaging in basic computing research; and affiliated professional societies.
Its mission is to strengthen research and advanced education in the computing fields, expand opportunities for women and minorities, and improve public and policymaker understanding of the importance of computing and computing research in our society.
Martha Pollack is Professor and Dean of the School of Information and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering in the College of Engineering. She has recently been named Vice Provost for Academic and Budgetary Affairs at the University of Michigan, effective July 1, 2010. Her research has been in the area of artificial intelligence, with a focus on both foundational and algorithmic issues (automated plan generation, constraint-based temporal reasoning, adaptive interfaces, natural-language processing), as well as on applications of AI to the design of assistive technology for people with cognitive impairment.
Posted: March 10, 2010