UW-Madison Computer Sciences’s Professor Mark D. Hill has been named Chair of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC), whose mission is to catalyze the computing research community and enable the pursuit of innovative, high-impact research.
“It is an honor and a challenge to lead the CCC’s work catalyzing impactful information technology research, such as explaining machine learning results, securing the internet of things, and providing the computing horsepower despite the slowing of Moore’s Law, “ said Hill. “It is an amazing experience to facilitate academic, industrial, non-profit, and government stakeholders to exchange views and forge forward-looking research agendas.”
Hill will work with the other CCC members to conduct activities that strengthen the research community, articulate compelling research visions, and align those visions with pressing national and global challenges. CCC communicates its vision to all involved in the computer sciences world.
“It is a great honor for our department to have Mark chair CCC,” said Gurindar Sohi, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Computer Sciences Chair. “He is a very strong advocate for the computing research community, and he will be an effective leader for CCC.”
The CCC council has 20 members from diverse areas of computing. Hill served as vice-chair from July 2016 to June 2018, during which time he co-led efforts in Post-Moore’s Law computing, from advocating democratizing computer hardware designs to visions for programming and architecting quantum computers.
“I am excited and look forward to Mark’s tenure as Chair of the Computing Community Consortium,” said Dr. Ann Drobnis, Director of the CCC. “As a council member of the CCC for the past five years, Mark has shown great leadership and insight into the best ways to move the computing research field forward. He has a broad view of the community at large and knows how to work across boundaries to move the needle for the community."
The CCC was established in 2006 through a cooperative agreement between the Computing Research Association (CRA) and the U.S. National Science Foundation. Visit their website to learn more about the CCC and its mission. More information on Hill is available at his home page: http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~markhill/