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ONR is seeking a successor to Alan Meyrowitz, according to Maria Zemankova (mzemanko@note2.nsf.gov). The Office of Naval Research, Computer Science Division, wants a PhD-level computer scientist as Research Manager of Intelligent Systems, GM-14/15, $52,406 - $80,138. The program currently includes machine learning, natural language understanding, robotics, neural computing, and machine vision. The research manager must identify, articulate, and support high-risk/high-payoff basic research in intelligent systems. ONR is the third-largest funding source for basic computer science research in the U.S., with nearly all Computer Science Division research performed at U.S. universities. Request Vacancy Announcement 91-31 by 10/25/91 for official application forms and instructions. OCNR, Personnel Operations, Code 01242, 800 North Quincy St., Arlington, VA 22217-5000; (703) 696-4705. Questions to Dr. Andre M. van Tilborg (avantil@nswc-wo.navy.mil), (703) 696-4312.

Su-shing Chen (from UNCC) is NSF's new Program Director for Knowledge Models and Cognitive Systems. (This is primarily an AI/NL program, part of Y.T. Chien's IRIS division.) The previous program officer, Helen Gigley, is now head of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory, Naval Research Lab, Code 5530, Washington, DC 20375; (202) 767-0718; (gigley@itd.nrl.navy.mil).

Jim Rutledge is taking over from Gene Feit as Sematech's director of university and national laboratory programs. Jim was formerly director of Sematech's Centers of Excellence program. [SJ Mercury, 8/21.]

Boston's Computer Museum has named Suhas Patil to its board. Patil is chairman and executive VP of products and technology at Cirrus Logic (Milpitas, CA). [SJ Mercury, 8/17.]

The new ACM SIGART chair is Stuart C. Shapiro (shapiro @cs.buffalo.edu). Alan Frisch is the vice-chair and Marianne Winslett is secretary-treasurer. [SIGART Bulletin, 8/91.]

Hitachi and TRW's Space and Technology Group have agreed to long-term cooperation on space-related technology. Near-term projects involve information systems enabling spacecraft to fly "without undue guidance from the ground." Long-term research will include robotics and sensor systems. [EE Times, 7/29.]