Joseph Traub, the Edwin Howard Armstrong Professor of Computer Science, has been appointed chair of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) of the National Academies. Traub's appointment marks his return to the CSTB, as he was also its founding chair.
The CSTB deals with critical issues facing the nation in the area of computer science and telecommunications. Projects include cyber-security research, biometrics, IT to enhance disaster management, and building certifiably dependable systems.
"In 1986, along with Marjory Blumenthal, Joe's vision and dedication established the model that has made CSTB one of the strongest boards at the Academies. At this particular point in CSTB's history, I could not think of another person better suited to assume the chair and to guide CSTB to new heights," said Bill Wulf, president of the National Academy of Engineering.