candidates for SECRETARY/TREASURER (7/1/08-6/30/10)
BARBARA G. RYDER
Department of Computer Science
New Brunswick, NJ, USA
■ A.B. in Applied Math, Brown Univer- Selected panelist: CRA Workshops on
sity (1969); M.S. in Computer Science, Academic Careers for Women in Comp
Stanford University (1971); Ph.D. in Com- Sci (1993, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2003), SIG-puter Science, Rutgers University (1982). SOFT New Software Engineering Faculty
Associate Member of Professional Staff Symp (2003, 2005, 2008). Member, Rut-at AT&T Bell Labs, Murray Hill (1971- gers Advisory Faculty Council on Women
1976). Assistant Professor (1982-1988), in Science, Engineering and Math (2006-
Associate Professor (1988-1994), Profes- ). Member: SIGPLAN, SIGSOFT, SIGCSE,
sor (1994-2001), Professor II (2001-), ACM, IEEE Computer Society, American
Rutgers University. http://www.cs.rutgers. Women in Science, EAPLS.
Fellow of the ACM (1998) for seminal
contributions to interprocedural compile-time analyses. Member, Board of Directors, Computer Research Assn (1998-
2001). SIGPLAN Distinguished Service
Award (2001). Rutgers Graduate Teaching
Award (2007). Rutgers Leader in Diversity
Award (2006). Professor of the Year Award
from Rutgers CS Grad Students (2003).
ACM Council Member-at-Large (2000-
2008). Chair, Federated Computing
Research Conf (FCRC 2003). SIGPLAN
Chair (1995-1997), Vice Chair for Confs
(1993-1995), Exec Comm (1989-1999).
General Chair of: SIGSOFT Int’l Symp on
Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA,
2008), SIGPLAN Conf on History of
Programming Languages III (HOPL-III,
2007), SIGPLAN Conf on Programming
Language Design and Implementation
(PLDI, 1999, 1994). Program Chair of:
HOPL-III (2007), PLDI (1991). Member,
Outstanding Contribution to ACM Award
Comm and ACM-W Athena Award Comm;
Member, SIGSOFT IMPACT Project
Steering Comm (2001-). ACM National
Member, Editorial Board of ACM Trans
on Programming Languages and Systems
(TOPLAS, 2001-2007) and IEEE Trans on
Software Engineering (2003-).
■ As ACM Secretary/Treasurer, I will The SIGs are crucial to ACM: training
work to ensure good communication volunteer leaders, providing valuable
among the Exec Comm, Council, SIG research content and tools for the Digital
leadership, members and staff, and to Library, and recruiting students to ACM
monitor the financial health of ACM. My membership. The SIGs must remain a
extensive experience as a SIG leader and strong, integral part of ACM. My 10 years
my eight years on ACM Council have pre- of SIG service and 33 years of active ACM
pared me well for these tasks. As General membership attest to my commitment to
Chair of FCRC 2003, I organized 24 meet- SIG concerns.
ings sponsored by 7 SIGs into a coherent, I ask for your vote to work for all of
financially sound research conference with these goals.
2500 attendees and a $1M budget.
I am determined to maintain ACM as
the leading computing society, and our
representative on issues of public policy
world-wide. There are three key current
challenges: providing better services to
our practitioner members, expanding
ACM into a truly international organization, and supporting the SIGs.
Recent efforts expanded our Local
Chapters program, offered new opportunities to mentor younger professionals
through MemberNet, enhanced the Digital
Library and Portal, and began redesigning
CACM to meet member needs better. Such
efforts must continue.
Initial efforts at internationalization
of ACM established relationships with
professionals in India and China that must
be strengthened and widened to include
areas such as Russia/Eastern Europe, and
South Asia. Geographically diverse ACM
members should be recruited for ACM
and SIG leadership. More ACM meetings
outside of North America should be co-sponsored with sister societies.