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===Tian-Jian (Tom) Hsu===
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Tian-Jian (Tom) Hsu<br>Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering<br>University of Delaware<br>301 Du Pont Hall<br>Newark, DE 19716<br>Email: [mailto:thsu@udel.edu thsu@udel.edu]<br>Tel: +1 (302) 831-4172
Olaf David<br>Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering<br>Colorado State University<br>Campus Delivery 1372<br>Fort Collins, CO 80526<br>Email: [mailto:odavid@coloradostate.edu odavid@coloradostate.edu]<br>Tel: +1 (970) 491-8026
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Tian-Jian Hsu (Tom) earned a Bachelor's degree (Ocean Engineering) from National Taiwan University in 1994 and a PhD (Civil Engineering) from Cornell University in 2002. He is currently Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Delaware (UD). Before joining UD, he was a Postdoctoral Scholar and Assistant Scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Assistant Professor at the University of Florida. He received a NSF Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in 2007. Hsu’s main research covers numerical modeling/simulation of various cohesive and non-cohesive sediment transport. Hsu and his team currently focus on turbulence-resolving simulation of wave-supported fine sediment transport, surf/swash zone sediment transport, and river plumes. In the past five years, his group devoted major efforts to develop open-source numerical tools for sediment transport in the OpenFOAM framework. He accepted the role of Chair of the CSDMS Cyberinformatics and Numerics Working Group in September 2015.
Olaf David received his B.S. degree in civil engineering and computer science from the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (Germany), and his Ph.D. degree in computer science/engineering from the Technical University in Ilmenau, Germany. He started his career as research assistant at several computing centers, worked for 6 years as assistant professor at the Department for Geography at the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena, Germany, and 18 years as research scientist at the Department of Civil Engineering at the Colorado State University. He is conducting the development of the Object Modeling System (OMS) and the Cloud Sevices Integration Platform (CSIP), two environmental modeling and service-oriented frameworks, and their integration into various research projects with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Army Corps of Engineers, the International Atomic Energy Agency, FFAR, Field-toMarket, and others as PI or Co-PI. His current research interests are focused on leveraging component based modeling for large scale environmental applications within the context of emerging technologies such as scientific cloud computing and machine learning. He accepted the role of Chair of the CSDMS Cyberinformatics and Numerics Working Group in May of 2019.

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CSDMS Executive Committee

The Executive Committee (executive committee chair, steering committee chair and the working group chairs) is the primary decision-making body of the CSDMS, and meets twice a year to approve the annual science plan, the semi-annual reports, the management plan, budget, partner membership, and other day-to-day issues that arise in the running of the CSDMS. The Executive Committee also develops the By-Laws and Operational Procedures, to be approved by the Steering Committee. The Executive Committee develops and implements the 5-year Strategic Plan.

The Executive Committee further:

  1. Reviews proposals from Working Groups for development that are within the priorities of the Annual Science Plan and CSDMS mission;
  2. Ensures that CSDMS develops and maintains the capability to support collaborative proposals;
  3. Reviews the ongoing CSDMS business operations through regular meetings, teleconferences, AccessGrid sessions, electronic mail, etc.
  4. Ensures scientific progress in multiple areas of landscape-basin evolution (LBE) by providing the computational infrastructure needed for improved modeling;
  5. Ensures the connection of LBE research with related scientific thrusts of scientific computing and Geoinformatics through the establishment of strategic partnerships, and
  6. Ensures transparency of governance and intellectual involvement of community via reasonable criteria for partner membership and a mechanism that allows community input.

CSDMS Steering Committee

The CSDMS Steering Committee (SC) is comprised of 10 members: 8 selected by the EC to represent the spectrum of relevant Earth science and computational disciplines, and 2 selected by Partner Membership. The cognizant NSF program officer or his/her designate, and the Executive Director or his/her designate, serve as ex officio members of the SC. During SC meetings, there may be occasions when these ex officio members would exclude themselves from discussions.

The Steering Committee meets once a year to assess the competing objectives and needs of the CSDMS; will comment on the progress of CSDMS in terms of science (including the development of working groups and partner memberships), management, outreach, and education; and will comment on and advise on revisions to the 5-year strategic plan. The Steering Committee will provide a report to the Executive Director at the close of its meeting, to which s/he will respond within two weeks.