Kathy Yelick Appointed to National Academies Computer Science and Telecommunications Board
September 15, 2011
Associate Laboratory Director for Computing Sciences Kathy Yelick has been appointed to the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) of the National Academies, which includes the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, and the Institute of Medicine. CSTB is composed of nationally recognized experts from across the information technology fields and complementary fields germane to the Board's interests in IT and society. Board members are appointed by the National Academies following a rigorous vetting process, and they serve staggered terms of three to five years.
Yelick was previously a member of the CSTB’s Committee on Sustaining Growth in Computing Performance, which published the report The Future of Computing Performance: Game Over or Next Level? earlier this year.
CSTB was established in 1986 to provide independent advice to the federal government on technical and public policy issues relating to computing and communications. CSTB conducts studies of critical national issues that recommend actions or changes in actions by government, industry, academic researchers, and the larger nonprofit sector. CSTB also provides a neutral meeting ground for consideration of complex issues where resolution and action may be premature. It convenes invitational discussion sessions that bring together principals from the public and private sectors to share perspectives on all sides of an issue.
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