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Venkat Lakshmi<br>Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences<br>University of South Carolina<br>Columbia, South Carolina<br>Email: [mailto:vlakshmi@geol.sc.edu  vlakshmi@geol.sc.edu ]<br>Tel: +803 777-3552
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.  

Revision as of 11:02, 12 December 2019

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.