Melanie Moses, a professor of computer science at The University of New Mexico, has been selected as a council member of the Computing Community Consortium of the Computing Research Association.

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Melanie Moses, associate professor of Computer Science, will use iAnts - autonomous robots with iPhone brains that were built in her lab - to simulate how sensing, navigation, and communication behaviors affect collective search success in a variety of real world environments.

Her term begins July 1.

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is governed by a 20-member council, the members of which serve staggered three-year terms. The mission of the consortium is to catalyze the computing research community and enable the pursuit of innovative, high-impact research. It serves to strengthen the research community and align those visions with national and global challenges.

CCC members include prominent members of academia and industry across the nation. Additional information about the new members can be found here.

Moses is widely known across campus for heading up the NASA Swarmathon projects. Most recently, she was highlighted among faculty who are using advanced computing to research COVID-19