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Talea Mayo<br>Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering<br>University of Central Florida<br>12800 Pegasus Drive<br>Orlando, FL, 32816<br>Email: [mailto:talea.mayo@ucf.edu talea.mayo@ucf.edu]<br>Tel: +1 407-823-1206<br>
Talea Mayo<br>Department of Mathematics<br>Emory University<br>400 Dowman Dr<br>Atlanta, GA 30322<br>Email: [mailto:talea.mayo@emory.edu talea.mayo@emory.edu]<br>Tel: +1 404-727-7580<br>
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Dr. Mayo is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering at the University of Central Florida and a member of the National Center for Integrated Coastal Research. Talea received her Ph.D. in Computational and Applied Mathematics from the University of Texas, Austin in 2013.  Dr. Mayo completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Princeton University.  She is a graduate of the SOARS program at NCAR and has a keen interest in promoting STEM education to historically underrepresented groups. Her research focuses on computational models used to forecast storm surges (ADCIRC), coastal ocean modeling with special interests in tides, waves, hurricane storm surges (SLOSH), flood risk analysis, wave energy, coastal erosion and data assimilation methods for state and parameter estimation of dynamic systems. Talea was elected Coastal Working group Co-Chair in April, 2020.   
Dr. Mayo is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Emory University. Talea received her Ph.D. in Computational and Applied Mathematics from the University of Texas, Austin in 2013.  Dr. Mayo completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Princeton University.  She is a graduate of the SOARS program at NCAR and has a keen interest in promoting STEM education to historically underrepresented groups. Her research focuses on computational models used to forecast storm surges (ADCIRC), coastal ocean modeling with special interests in tides, waves, hurricane storm surges (SLOSH), flood risk analysis, wave energy, coastal erosion and data assimilation methods for state and parameter estimation of dynamic systems. Talea was elected Coastal Working group Co-Chair in April, 2020.   
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Venkat Lakshmi<br>Engineering Systems and Environment<br>University of Virginia<br>151 Engineers Way<br>Charlottesville, Virginia, 22904<br>Email: [mailto:vlakshmi@virginia.edu  vlakshmi@virginia.edu ]<br>Tel: +434 982-2052
Venkat Lakshmi<br>Engineering Systems and Environment<br>University of Virginia<br>151 Engineers Way<br>Charlottesville, Virginia, 22904<br>Email: [mailto:vlakshmi@virginia.edu  vlakshmi@virginia.edu ]<br>Tel: +434 982-2052
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Venkat graduated from University of Roorkee in 1987 with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and earned his Doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 1996 from Princeton. He worked at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center from 1996-1999 as a research scientist in the Laboratory for the Atmospheres. His research interests are in the area of hydrometeorology and hydro-climatology, land-atmospheric-ecological interactions through modeling and remote sensing. He is a Full Professor and former Chair of the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of South Carolina (2008-2011). He is currently the Cox Visiting Professor of Earth Sciences at Stanford University (2015-2016) and also held this role from 2006-2007. Dr. Lakshmi has over 60 peer-reviewed articles and 200 presentations. He has served as the thesis advisor for around 20 graduate students. He has served as Editor EOS, Associate Editor of Water Resources Research, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering and Journal of Geophysical Research and currently is serving as Associate Editor of Journal of Hydrology and Communications Editor for Vadose Zone Journal. He has served on the board of directors of the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrological Sciences (CUAHSI) and on the American Geophysical Union Hydrological Executive Council, and has been the co-chair for the Hydrology Section for the Fall Meeting. He has served as a member of the Executive council for the American Geophysical Union Heads and Chairs of Geosciences. He is currently the chairman of the Chapman Conference committee for AGU. He has published in the areas of catchment hydrology, satellite data validation and assimilation, field experiments, land-atmosphere interactions, satellite data downscaling, vadose zone and water resources. Dr. Lakshmi accepted the role of Chair of the Hydrology Focus Research Group in September 2015.  
Venkat graduated from University of Roorkee in 1987 with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and earned his Doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 1996 from Princeton. He worked at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center from 1996-1999 as a research scientist in the Laboratory for the Atmospheres. His research interests are in the area of hydrometeorology and hydro-climatology, land-atmospheric-ecological interactions through modeling and remote sensing. He is a Full Professor and former Chair of the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of South Carolina (2008-2011). He is currently the Cox Visiting Professor of Earth Sciences at Stanford University (2015-2016) and also held this role from 2006-2007. Dr. Lakshmi has over 60 peer-reviewed articles and 200 presentations. He has served as the thesis advisor for around 20 graduate students. He has served as Editor EOS, Associate Editor of Water Resources Research, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering and Journal of Geophysical Research and currently is serving as Associate Editor of Journal of Hydrology and Communications Editor for Vadose Zone Journal. He has served on the board of directors of the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrological Sciences (CUAHSI) and on the American Geophysical Union Hydrological Executive Council, and has been the co-chair for the Hydrology Section for the Fall Meeting. He has served as a member of the Executive council for the American Geophysical Union Heads and Chairs of Geosciences. He is currently the chairman of the Chapman Conference committee for AGU. He has published in the areas of catchment hydrology, satellite data validation and assimilation, field experiments, land-atmosphere interactions, satellite data downscaling, vadose zone and water resources. Dr. Lakshmi accepted the role of Chair of the Hydrology Focus Research Group in September 2015.  
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Dr. Bandaragoda is a senior research scientist in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington (where she is also an affiliate of the UW EScience Institute). She received her PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Master’s of Business Administration, and Master’s in Biological & Agricultural Engineering from Utah State University, and a BS from Wheaton College. Christina’s research specializations are in the linkage between water resource management and theoretical physical hydrology – using numerical modeling and software development to communicate about flood, drought, and future water scenarios. She provides hydrologic modeling services to multi-institutional watershed groups, and maintains professional relationships with agricultural and tribal science communities in the Pacific Northwest. Christina was appointed as co-chair of the Hydrology FRG in January, 2020.
Dr. Bandaragoda is a senior research scientist in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington (where she is also an affiliate of the UW EScience Institute). She received her PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Master’s of Business Administration, and Master’s in Biological & Agricultural Engineering from Utah State University, and a BS from Wheaton College. Christina’s research specializations are in the linkage between water resource management and theoretical physical hydrology – using numerical modeling and software development to communicate about flood, drought, and future water scenarios. She provides hydrologic modeling services to multi-institutional watershed groups, and maintains professional relationships with agricultural and tribal science communities in the Pacific Northwest. Christina was appointed as co-chair of the Hydrology FRG in January, 2020.
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Moira Zellner<br>Department of Urban Planning and Policy<br>University of Illinois at Chicago<br>412 South Peoria Street<br>227CUPPAH, MC 348<br>Chicago, Illinois<br>United States<br>Email: [mailto:mzellner@uic.edu mzellner@uic.edu]<br>Phone: +1 312-996-2149<br>
Moira Zellner<br>College of Social Sciences and Humanities<br>Northeastern University<br>Boston, Massachusetts<br>United States<br>Email: [mailto:m.zellner@northeastern.edu m.zellner@northeastern.edu]<br>
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Moira Zellner is an Associate Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Policy and a research associate professor in the Institute for Environmental Science and Policy at UIC.  Having completed her undergraduate degree in ecology in Argentina, she pursued graduate studies in urban and regional planning and in complex systems at the University of Michigan (Ph.D. 2005). Before coming to the US, she worked in Argentina as an environmental consultant for local and international environmental engineering firms and for the undersecretary of Environment in the City of Buenos Aires, in projects related to domestic and hazardous waste management, river remediation, industrial pollution control, and environmental impact assessments. She also participated in interdisciplinary and international research projects of urban air pollution and of the spread of tuberculosis through public transportation. In her position at UIC, Dr. Zellner has served as Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator in interdisciplinary projects examining how specific policy, technological and behavioral factors influence the emergence and impacts of a range of complex environmental problems, where interaction effects make responsibilities and burdens unclear. Her research also examines the value of complexity-based modeling for participatory policy exploration and social learning with stakeholders and decision-makers. Dr. Zellner also teaches a variety of workshops on complexity-based modeling of socio-ecological systems, for training of both scientists and decision-makers. She has served the academic community as reviewer of journals and grants spanning across the social and natural sciences.  Moira accepted the responsibility to lead the CSDMS Human Dimensions Focus Research Group as its co-Chair in August, 2016.
Moira Zellner is Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Director of Participatory Modeling and Data ScienceDepartment of Urban Planning and Policy at the Northeastern University.  Having completed her undergraduate degree in ecology in Argentina, she pursued graduate studies in urban and regional planning and in complex systems at the University of Michigan (Ph.D. 2005). Before coming to the US, she worked in Argentina as an environmental consultant for local and international environmental engineering firms and for the undersecretary of Environment in the City of Buenos Aires, in projects related to domestic and hazardous waste management, river remediation, industrial pollution control, and environmental impact assessments. She also participated in interdisciplinary and international research projects of urban air pollution and of the spread of tuberculosis through public transportation. In her position at University of Illinois, Dr. Zellner has served as Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator in interdisciplinary projects examining how specific policy, technological and behavioral factors influence the emergence and impacts of a range of complex environmental problems, where interaction effects make responsibilities and burdens unclear. Her research also examines the value of complexity-based modeling for participatory policy exploration and social learning with stakeholders and decision-makers. Dr. Zellner also teaches a variety of workshops on complexity-based modeling of socio-ecological systems, for training of both scientists and decision-makers. She has served the academic community as reviewer of journals and grants spanning across the social and natural sciences.  Moira accepted the responsibility to lead the CSDMS Human Dimensions Focus Research Group as its co-Chair in August, 2016.
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Mark Behn<br>Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution<br>Department of Geology and Geophysics<br>360 Woods Hole Road<br>Woods Hole, MA 02543-1541 <br>USA<br>Email: [mailto:mbehn@whoi.edu mbehn@whoi.edu]<br>Phone: +1 508-289-3637<br>
Mark Behn<br>Boston College<br>Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences<br>140 Commonwealth Avenue, Devlin Hall 320B<br>Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 <br>USA<br>Email: [mailto:mark.behn@bc.edu mark.behn@bc.edu]<br>Phone: +1 617-552-2180<br>
|valign="top" |'''Geodynamics Focus Research Group Co-Chair '''
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Mark Behn is an Associate Scientist at the Department of Geology & Geophysics at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Mark received his PhD in 2002 at MIT/WHOI in Marine Geology and Geophysics. He uses geodynamic models to quantify the behavior of tectonic and magmatic systems in marine and terrestrial environments. His primary research interests are in Geodynamics and geophysics; dynamics of faulting and magma injection at mid-ocean ridges; seismic anisotropy and imaging of sub-asthenospheric mantle flow; rheology and mechanical behavior of oceanic transform faults; seismic and crustal structure of volcanic arcs; ice-sheet dynamics; and computational geodynamic modeling. Mark served as a steering committee member on NSF MARGINS AND GeoPRISMS program, and is still heavily involved in GeoPRISMS. Mark accepted the responsibility to lead the CSDMS Geodynamics Focus Research Group as its co-Chair in March, 2013.
Mark Behn is an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Boston College. Prior to that, Mark was a Senior Scientist in the Department of Geology & Geophysics at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Mark received his PhD in 2002 at MIT/WHOI in Marine Geology and Geophysics. He uses geodynamic models to quantify the behavior of tectonic and magmatic systems in marine and terrestrial environments. His primary research interests are in Geodynamics and geophysics; dynamics of faulting and magma injection at mid-ocean ridges; seismic anisotropy and imaging of sub-asthenospheric mantle flow; rheology and mechanical behavior of oceanic transform faults; seismic and crustal structure of volcanic arcs; ice-sheet dynamics; and computational geodynamic modeling. Mark served as a steering committee member on NSF MARGINS AND GeoPRISMS program, and is still heavily involved in GeoPRISMS. Mark accepted the responsibility to lead the CSDMS Geodynamics Focus Research Group as its co-Chair in March, 2013.
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Kim de Mutsert<br>George Mason University<br>Department of Environmental Science and Policy<br>4400 University Drive, MS5F2<br>Fairfax, VA 22030, USA<br>USA<br>Email: [mailto:kdemutse@gmu.edu kdemutse@gmu.edu]<br>Phone: 1-703-993-4480<br>
Kim de Mutsert<br>University of Southern Mississippi<br>School of Ocean Science and Engineering, Division of Coastal Sciences
Gulf Coast Research Laboratory<br>703 East Beach Drive<br>OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi
39564<br>USA<br>Email: [mailto:kim.demutsert@usm.edu kim.demutsert@usm.edu]<br>
|valign="top" |'''Ecosystem Dynamics Focus Research Group Co-Chair '''
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Kim de Mutsert is an assistant professor at the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University, and a faculty fellow at the Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center. She has a PhD in Oceanography and Coastal Sciences from Louisiana State University, and a MS in Biology from the University of Amsterdam. She is specialized in coastal and estuarine fish ecology, with a research focus on the effects of environmental and anthropogenic stressors on nekton abundance, community structure, and foodweb dynamics. Examples of such stressors include eutrophication, pollution, habitat alteration, hypoxia, fishing, and changes in freshwater discharge. She uses a combination of field sampling, community analysis, stable isotope analysis, and ecosystem modeling in her projects. Professor de Mutsert accepted the role of Co-Chair of the Ecosystem Dynamics Focus Research Group in August 2016.  
Kim de Mutsert is an assistant professor at the School of Ocean Science and Engineering, Division of Coastal Sciences, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory at the University of Southern Mississippi. She has a PhD in Oceanography and Coastal Sciences from Louisiana State University, and a MS in Biology from the University of Amsterdam. She is specialized in coastal and estuarine fish ecology, with a research focus on the effects of environmental and anthropogenic stressors on nekton abundance, community structure, and foodweb dynamics. Examples of such stressors include eutrophication, pollution, habitat alteration, hypoxia, fishing, and changes in freshwater discharge. She uses a combination of field sampling, community analysis, stable isotope analysis, and ecosystem modeling in her projects. Professor de Mutsert accepted the role of Co-Chair of the Ecosystem Dynamics Focus Research Group in August 2016.  
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=CSDMS Steering Committee=
=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 CSDMS Steering Committee (SC) is comprised of 9 members: 8 selected by the EC to represent the spectrum of relevant Earth science and computational disciplines, and 1 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.
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.
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'''Member, Steering Committee'''<br>Guillermo Auad, Senior Advisor<br>Environmental Studies Program<br>Bureau of Ocean Energy Management<br>US Department of the Interior<br>Email: [mailto:guillermo.auad@boem.gov guillermo.auad@boem.gov]
'''Member, Steering Committee'''<br>Guillermo Auad, Senior Research Coordinator<br>Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement<br>US Department of the Interior<br>Email: [mailto:Guillermo.Auad@bsee.gov Guillermo.Auad@bsee.gov]
|valign="top" |Guillermo is a senior advisor for BOEM and the Department of the Interior. He earned his PhD in Oceanography at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, in 1995. He then became a faculty at Scripps and an adjunct Professor of Oceanography at Palomar College. While at Scripps’ Climate Research Division, he combined observational and modeling results to investigate dynamical and climatic problems on scales ranging from a few days for coastal processes to interdecadal variability for basin-scale phenomena. In 2008 Guillermo’s seminar on Climate Change aired on public television to a potential audience of 27 million households in the US. More recently, he was one of the US Government lead reviewers of the IPCC report, and a contributing author to the National Climate Assessment. Since his arrival to BOEM in 2010, Guillermo has focused on the project management of different research projects, having spearheaded national and international partnerships. More recently he has focused on using socio-ecological systems to address management, policy and governance issues through resilience-thinking. Since 2013 he has been collaborating with the White House Office of Science Technology and Policy to improve the coordination of environmental research in the Arctic region. Guillermo has been part of the CSDMS Steering Committee since 2012.
|valign="top" |Guillermo is a senior research coordinator for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement at the Department of the Interior. He earned his PhD in Oceanography at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, in 1995. He then became a faculty at Scripps and an adjunct Professor of Oceanography at Palomar College. While at Scripps’ Climate Research Division, he combined observational and modeling results to investigate dynamical and climatic problems on scales ranging from a few days for coastal processes to interdecadal variability for basin-scale phenomena. In 2008 Guillermo’s seminar on Climate Change aired on public television to a potential audience of 27 million households in the US. More recently, he was one of the US Government lead reviewers of the IPCC report, and a contributing author to the National Climate Assessment. Prior to his arrival at BSEE, Guillermo was a Senior Advisor at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, where he focused on the management of different research projects, having spearheaded national and international partnerships. More recently he has focused on using socio-ecological systems to address management, policy and governance issues through resilience-thinking. Since 2013 he has been collaborating with the White House Office of Science Technology and Policy to improve the coordination of environmental research in the Arctic region. Guillermo has been part of the CSDMS Steering Committee since 2012.
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The Mediterranean Landscape Dynamics project, which Barton directs, combines computational modeling and interdisciplinary fieldwork to study the emergence of coupled human and natural landscapes, and  long-term interactions of agricultural land-use practices and landscape change. He also directs the CoMSES Network and CoMSES CoRe, an international research network and NSF Big Data Spoke facility to promote open science, knowledge sharing, reproducibility, and best practices in emerging cybertools in the socio-ecological sciences.
The Mediterranean Landscape Dynamics project, which Barton directs, combines computational modeling and interdisciplinary fieldwork to study the emergence of coupled human and natural landscapes, and  long-term interactions of agricultural land-use practices and landscape change. He also directs the CoMSES Network and CoMSES CoRe, an international research network and NSF Big Data Spoke facility to promote open science, knowledge sharing, reproducibility, and best practices in emerging cybertools in the socio-ecological sciences.
Barton also co-directs collaborative projects with the National Center for Atmospheric Research. One of these projects is building a computational tool set for integrating global climate models and global socio-economic models. He is Lead PI on the Sloan Foundation supported Open Modeling Foundation initiative.  Michael joined the Steering Committee in April, 2020.
Barton also co-directs collaborative projects with the National Center for Atmospheric Research. One of these projects is building a computational tool set for integrating global climate models and global socio-economic models. He is Lead PI on the Sloan Foundation supported Open Modeling Foundation initiative.  Michael joined the Steering Committee in April, 2020.
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===Marcelo H. Garcia===
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'''Member, Steering Committee'''<br>Marcelo H. Garcia<br>Siess Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering <br>Director, Ven Te Chow Hydrosystems Laboratory http://www.vtchl.illinois.edu<br>University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign<br>205 North Mathews Ave.<br>Urbana, Illinois 61801<br>Email: [mailto:mhgarcia@illinois.edu mhgarcia@illinois.edu]<br> Phone:(217) 244-4484<br>
|valign="top" |Marcelo H. García holds a Diploma in Water Resources Engineering from Universidad Nacional del Litoral in Santa Fe, Argentina, and both MSCE and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota. He has been on the faculty of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 1990, and has served as Director of the Ven Te Chow Hydrosystems Laboratory since 1997. Prior to joining UIUC, he was a Research Fellow at St. Anthony Falls Hydraulic Laboratory, University of Minnesota. His research interests are in the field of river mechanics, sediment transport, gravity currents, sedimentation engineering and environmental hydraulics. He is best known for his work on sediment entrainment from riverbeds, flow and transport in vegetated channels, the mechanics of oceanic turbidity currents, fluid-sediment-structure interaction in oscillatory boundary-layer flows, oil-sediment-aggregate transport after oil spills and dynamics of debris and mudflows. He has played a leadership role with the organization of the River, Coastal, and Estuarine Morphodynamics (RCEM) series of conferences. He was also editor and co-author of “Sedimentation Engineering: theory, measurements, modeling and practice” Manual of Practice 110, published by ASCE in 2008.
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===Paola Passalacqua===
===Paola Passalacqua===
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'''Member, Steering Committee'''<br>Paola Passalacqua<br>Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Texas<br>1 Austin, TX 78712<br>Email: [mailto:paola@austin.utexas.edu paola@austin.utexas.edu]<br>Tel: +1 (512) 471-3319 <br>
'''Member, Steering Committee'''<br>Paola Passalacqua<br>Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Texas<br>1 Austin, TX 78712<br>Email: [mailto:paola@austin.utexas.edu paola@austin.utexas.edu]<br>Tel: +1 (512) 471-3319 <br>
| valign="top"|Dr. Passalacqua is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas, Austin, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering. Her research interests lie at the intersection of water resources engineering, hydrologic sciences, and geomorphology. Our goal is to advance the understanding of how topographic patterns arise, evolve, and interact with climate and ecosystems, in order to improve predictions of the response of the Earth-surface to disturbance and change and develop sustainable management solutions. Paola's research merges the analysis of remote sensing data (high resolution topographic data - lidar - and satellite imagery), numerical modeling, statistical analysis, and field work.  she received her PhD in Civil Engineering in 2009 from the University of Minnesota.  Paola accepted appointment to the CSDMS Steering Committee in April, 2020.
| valign="top"|Dr. Passalacqua is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas, Austin, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering. Her research interests lie at the intersection of water resources engineering, hydrologic sciences, and geomorphology. Her goal is to advance the understanding of how topographic patterns arise, evolve, and interact with climate and ecosystems, in order to improve predictions of the response of the Earth-surface to disturbance and change and develop sustainable management solutions. Paola's research merges the analysis of remote sensing data (high resolution topographic data - lidar - and satellite imagery), numerical modeling, statistical analysis, and field work.  she received her PhD in Civil Engineering in 2009 from the University of Minnesota.  Paola accepted appointment to the CSDMS Steering Committee in April, 2020.
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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 9 members: 8 selected by the EC to represent the spectrum of relevant Earth science and computational disciplines, and 1 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.