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===Efi Foufoula-Georgiou===
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'''Member, Steering Committee'''<br>Efi Foufoula-Georgiou<br>Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvine<br>Engineering Hall 5400<br>Irvine, CA 92697-2175<br>Email: [mailto:efi@uci.edu efi@uci.edu]<br>Tel: +1(949) 824-5333<br>
'''Member, Steering Committee'''<br>Pat Wiberg<br>Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia<br>291 McCormick Road<br>Charlottesville, VA  22904<br>Email: [mailto:pw3c@virginia.edu pw3c@virginia.edu]<br>Tel: +1(434) 924-7546<br>
| valign="top"|Efi is currently a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental at University of California, IrvinePreviously she was the Joseph T. and Rose S. Ling Chair in Environmental Engineering, and a Founding Fellow of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota. She has served as Director of the NSF Science and Technology Center “National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics” (NCED) and of the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory at the University of Minnesota. She received a diploma in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and an M.S. and Ph.D. (1985) in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida. Her area of research is hydrology and geomorphology, with special interest on scaling theories, multiscale dynamics and space-time modeling of precipitation and landforms. Current areas of research include modeling and estimation of space-time rainfall from multiple sensors, stochastic theories of transport on the Earth's surface, river network dynamics, channel morphology, and hydrologic response. She has served as associate editor of Water Resources Research, J. of Geophysical Research, Advances in Water Resources, Hydrologic and Earth System Sciences, and as editor of J. Hydrometeorology. She is past chair of the Board of Directors for CUAHSI (Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Sciences) and a member of the Board of Trustees of UCAR (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research). She is currently a presidential appointee to the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board and the elected President of the Hydrology Section of AGU.  
| valign="top"|Professor, University of Virginia, Department of Environmental SciencesPat’s primary research interest is in sediment erosion, transport, and deposition in river, coastal, and wetland environments. Her current research topics include storm-driven transport and the formation of sedimentary strata on the continental shelf, erosion and deposition on tidal salt marshes, flow-sediment-vegetation interactions in shallow coastal bays, mud dynamics in meso- and macro-tidal flats, wave-formed ripples, impact of climate change on barrier-bay-marsh morphology, and sediment associated contaminant transport. Pat has been a tireless advocate of CSDMS. She's served the CSDMS community since it's inception; first as Chair of the Marine Working Group from 2007 to 2012 and then as Chair of the Steering Committee from 2012 to 2017. Pat re-joined the Steering Committee in April, 2020.
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Revision as of 11:19, 26 May 2020

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.