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The Executive Committee 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 (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.


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# Ensures the connection of LBE research with related scientific thrusts of scientific computing and Geoinformatics through the establishment of strategic partnerships, and
# Ensures the connection of LBE research with related scientific thrusts of scientific computing and Geoinformatics through the establishment of strategic partnerships, and
# Ensures transparency of governance and intellectual involvement of community via reasonable criteria for partner membership and a mechanism that allows community input.
# Ensures transparency of governance and intellectual involvement of community via reasonable criteria for partner membership and a mechanism that allows community input.
 
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===James Syvitski===
 
===Greg Tucker===
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Greg Tucker<br>CSDMS facility at INSTAAR<br>Fellow of CIRES<br>University of Colorado<br>Campus Box 399<br>Bouder, CO 80309<br>Email: [mailto:csdms@colorado.edu csdms@colorado.edu]<br>Tel: +1 303 492-6985<br>
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Greg Tucker is a Professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder and is a fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES). His research focuses in the area of computational and theoretical geomorphology. He brings his training in geosciences, archaeology, and numerical computing to bear on understanding the dynamics of earth’s surface topography, both in the context of the “deep time” evolution of mountain ranges and other landforms, as well as contemporary processes such as river flooding, debris-flow erosion, and gully formation. In advancing our understanding of landscape dynamics, he and his students combine field measurements, digital terrain data, and numerical modeling. In recognition of this work, Prof. Tucker was awarded the Ralph Alger Bagnold Medal by the European Geosciences Union in 2012.  Prof. Tucker has authored or co-authored over 100 journal publications and book chapters. He is also a co-creator of the popular CHILD landscape evolution model. He currently leads an NSF-supported project to develop Landlab, a contribution to the Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System that provides a Python-language library for efficient creation and coupling of two-dimensional numerical models. Prof. Tucker is a graduate of Brown University, with a BA in Anthropology, and of Penn State University, with a PhD in Geosciences. Prior to joining CU-Boulder, he was a postdoctoral research associate in MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and later a faculty member at Oxford University’s School of Geography and the Environment.  He was elected CSDMS Deputy Director in November of 2015 and assumed the role of Executive Director in October, 2017.
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===Irina Overeem===
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James Syvitski<br>CSDMS facility at INSTAAR<br>University of Colorado<br>Campus Box 450<br>Bouder, CO 80309<br>Email: [mailto:james.syvitski@colorado.edu james.syvitski@colorado.edu]<br>Tel: +1 303 492-7909<br>Fax: +1 303 735-8180<br>
Irina Overeem<br>CSDMS/INSTAAR<br>University of Colorado, Boulder<br>4001 Discovery Drive<br>Boulder, CO 80303<br>Email: [mailto:irina.overeem@colorado.edu irina.overeem@colorado.edu]<br>Tel: +1-303-492-6631<br>
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Prof. James P.M. Syvitski received a Ph.D. in both oceanography and geological sciences (1978) at the University of British Columbia, where he developed a quantitative understanding of particle dynamics across the land-sea boundary. He then worked as an Assist. Professor in Geology and Geophysics at the Univ. Calgary (1978-1980) and then as a Senior Research Scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (1981-1995). During the BIO period, Prof. Syvitski was appointed Adjunct Professor at Dalhousie U., U. Laval, Memorial U., and INRS-oceanologie. In 1995 James joined the U. Colorado - Boulder as a Professor of Geological Sciences, and until 2007 served as Director of INSTAAR - an Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, While at CU, other faculty appointments include Applied Mathematics, Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences, Hydrological Sciences, and Geophysics. James has over 500 publications, including authorship or co-authorship of 57 peer-reviewed books, and has served in various editorial positions for many international journals. Professor Syvitski has taken leadership roles in large International Projects (e.g. SAFE, ADFEX, SEDFLUX, COLDSEIS, STRATAFORM, EuroSTRATAFORM, CSDMS), and served as an advisor for NSF, ONR, ARCUS, LOICZ, IGBP, IUGS, INQUA, SCOR, GWSP, and various energy, mining, and environmental companies. Prof. Syvitski has worked in the forefront of Computational Geosciences: sediment transport, land-ocean interactions and Earth-surface dynamics, and has won numerous awards for his efforts. In 2007 James became the Executive Director of CSDMS.  
Irina Overeem is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, and the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado. She graduated cum laude from Wageningen University, The Netherlands with a M.Sc. and engineering degree in Soil, Water and Atmosphere. She received her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and Applied Geosciences from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. Her research focuses on river and coastal systems and their dynamic response to changing environmental factors. She develops numerical models to explore sediment transport processes, morphological change, depositional patterns and stratigraphy. Field observations of rivers and deltas worldwide guide her design of models and critical assessment of their predictions. Overeem has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles in journals like Nature Geoscience, GRL, Journal of Geophysical Research, as well as in domain journals like Sedimentary Geology, Basin Research and The Cryosphere. Her current projects with students and postdocs focus on modeling sedimentation and its impacts on delta sustainability, with special emphasis on the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta, and on rivers and deltas in a rapidly changing Arctic region, with field projects in Greenland and Alaska. Overeem leads a NSF-funded project to develop community cyberinfrastructure for modeling of permafrost processes. She won the National Oceanographic Partnership Program Award for work on Arctic Coastal Erosion in 2010.
Overeem worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Jaia Syvitski between 2002-2005, and then became an Assistant Professor in Applied Earth Sciences at Delft University. In late 2007, she returned to the University of Colorado to join the CSDMS team as the Education and Knowledge Transfer Expert. Overeem assumed the role of deputy director in October 2017.  
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===Patricia Wiberg===
 
===Brad Murray===
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Patricia Wiberg<br>Department of Environmental Sciences<br>University of Virginia<br>220 Clark Hall<br>CPO Box 400123<br>Charlottesville, VA 22904-4123<br>Email: [mailto:pw3c@virginia.edu pw3c@virginia.edu]<br>Tel: +1 434-924-7546<br>Fax: +1 434-982-2137
Brad Murray<br>Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences<br>Duke University<br>334 Old Chem, Box 90227<br>Durham, NC 27708<br>Email: [mailto:abmurray@duke.edu abmurray@duke.edu]<br>Tel: +1-919-681-5069<br>
 
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Patricia received her B.A. from Brown University (Mathematics) and her MS and Ph.D. from the University of Washington, Seattle (Oceanography). She is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia in Charlottesville working within the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences (VIMS). Her research interests include sediment transport dynamics, continental shelf boundary layer flow and sediment transport, sediment dynamics on tidal salt marshes and in lagoons, hydrodynamic interpretation of sedimentary deposits, post-depositional alteration and preservation of sedimentary strata, transport of sediment-associated contaminants, and evolution of continental margin morphology. Professor Wiberg has been a valuable contributor to the CSDMS effort since its beginning, and served as Chair of the Marine Working Group for many years prior to accepting the leadership role as Steering Committee Chair. Pat served as Chair of the CSDMS Marine Working Group since its inception. In February, 2009, she was nominated and elected to that position by the group's members. In September, 2012, Pat accepted the responsibility to serve as Chair of the CSDMS Steering Committee.
Brad received all his degrees from the University of Minnesota –a BA (Journalism) and a BIS (Science) in 1986, a Masters (Physics) in 1990, and a PhD (Geology) in 1995—and was a postdoc at Scripps Institution of Oceanography until 1998. He is currently Professor of Geomorphology and Coastal Processes at Duke University. Brad studies landscape evolution and pattern formation in a variety of environments, but concentrates these days on the morphodynamics of shallow sea beds, tidal marshes, and sandy and rocky coastlines. Brad uses relatively simple numerical models to explore hypotheses, usually motivated by field observations, about how landscapes in these environments come to be and how they might respond as the climate forcing shifts. Increasingly, this research involves two-way couplings between physical and biological (including human) processes. Brad is a long-term community supporter and served as Chair of the CSDMS Coastal Working Group since its inception in 2007 until August of 2017. In August 2017, he accepted election (by unanimous approval of the full CSDMS community) to CSDMS Steering Committee Chair.
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===Greg Tucker===
===Christopher Sherwood===
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Chris Sherwood<br>U.S. Geological Survey<br>384 Woods Hole Road<br>Woods Hole, MA 02543<br>Email:[mailto:csherwood@usgs.gov csherwood@usgs.gov]<br>Tel: +508 457 2269
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Chris Sherwood received a B.A. from Bowdoin College (Economics and Environmental Studies) and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Washington (Geological Oceanography). He is currently a research oceanographer with the U.S. Geological Survey in Woods Hole, MA. Before joining the USGS in 1999, he worked for three years in Hobart, Tasmania as a research scientist with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation and for ten years as a research scientist for Battelle at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland and Sequim, Washington. Chris has been a proponent of open-source software and helped develop the community sediment-transport modeling system used in the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS). Chris is interested in the development and application of sediment-transport models, and in making field measurements that provide insight and critical constraints for those models. With CSDMS, Chris is working to expand the interactions between government agencies and CSDMS scientists. In particular, Chris hopes to foster projects that allow government agencies to capitalize on the CSDMS investments on model algorithms and infrastructure. He accepted the role of Interagency Working Group Chair in September 2014.
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===Nicole Gasparini===
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Greg Tucker<br>Department of Geological Sciences<br>University of Colorado<br>2200 Colorado Avenue<br>Campus Box 399<br>Boulder, CO 80309-0399<br>Email: [mailto:gtucker@cires.colorado.edu gtucker@cires.colorado.edu]<br>Tel: +1 303-492-6985
Nicole Gasparini<br>Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences<br>Tulane University<br>101 Blessey Hall<br>New Orleans, LA  70118<br>Email: [mailto:ngaspari@tulane.edu ngaspari@tulane.edu]<br>Tel: +1 504-862-3197
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Greg Tucker earned a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology from Brown University in 1988. After working as a field archaeologist, he attended Penn State University, receiving his Ph.D. in Geosciences in 1996. After spending time as a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT, he served on the faculty of the School of Geography and the Environment at Oxford University from 2000 to 2003. In 2004 he joined the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado. His current research focuses on the dynamics of drainage basin evolution and the development and testing of numerical landscape evolution models. He is also interested in the statistical-physics underpinnings of sediment transport on hillslopes and in channels. He is an associate editor for the Journal of Geophysical Research--Earth Surface and serves on the editorial board of Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. Greg accepted the responsibility to Chair the CSDMS Terrestrial Working Group at its inception. In February, 2009, he was nominated and accepted election to that position by the group's membership. Greg was re-elected to lead as Chair of the Terrestrial Working Group in September, 2012.  
Nicole is an associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University.  She received her MS and PhD in Civil and Environmental Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1998 and 2003, respectively. Nicole was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Arizona State University, School of Earth and Space Exploration from 2006-2007, a GSA/USGS AAAS Congressional Fellow, 2005-2006 and a Bateman Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University from 2003-2005. Her research focuses on landscape evolution over various spatial and temporal scales. She is interested in the impacts of climate and tectonics on landscape evolution. Nicole was elected as Chair of the Terrestrial Working Group in May, 2016.
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===Leslie Hsu===
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Leslie Hsu<br>U.S. Geological Survey<br>W 6th Ave Kipling St.<br>Box 25046, MS 302<br>Lakewood, CO 80225<br>Email: [mailto:lhsu@usgs.gov lhsu@usgs.gov]<br>Tel: +1 303-202-4080
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Leslie is the Coordinator of the Community for Data Integration at the US Geological Survey.  She received her MS in Geosciences from University of Arizona in 2002 and her PhD in Earth & Planetary Science from UC, Berkeley in 2010.  Leslie is currently serving as the 2017-2018 Chair of the Geoinformatics Division of GSA.  She has also been involved with the Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance and was a co-PI of the Sediment Experimentalist Network Research Coordination Network.  Her research has focused on fluvial seismology, debris flow erosion, creeping faults, alluvial fans and atmospheric chemistry.  Leslie’s interests also include data and information technology and facilitation of communities of practice.
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===Andrew Ashton===
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Andrew Ashton<br>Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution<br>Geology & Geophysics Department<br>Mailstop 22<br>Woods Hole, MA  02543<br>Email: [mailto:aashton@whoi.edu aashton@whoi.edu]<br>Tel: +1-508-289-3751<br>
 
| valign="top"|'''Coastal Working Group Co-Chair'''
Andrew is an Associate Scientist with Tenure at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Geology and Geophysics Department.  He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1995 and Ph.D. from Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Division of Earth & Ocean Sciences in 2005.  
His research interests involve development and testing of numerical and conceptual models of the formation and evolution of coastal sedimentary environments; plan-view delta evolution along wave-dominated coasts; coastal response to climate change, sea-level rise and anthropogenic activities; application of reduced complexity morphodynamic models to study earth-surface evolution. Andrew was elected Costal Working Group Co-Chair in August 2017. 
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===Talea Mayo===
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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>
| valign="top"|'''Coastal Working Group Co-Chair'''
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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===Brad Murray===
===Julia Moriarty===
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Brad Murray<br>Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences<br>Duke University<br>334 Old Chem, Box 90227<br>Durham, NC 27708<br>Email: [mailto:abmurray@duke.edu abmurray@duke.edu]<br>Tel: +1-919-681-5069<br>
Julia Moriarty<br>Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences<br>University of Colorado, Boulder<br>4001 Discovery Drive<br>Boulder, CO 80303<br>Email: [mailto:julia.moriarty@colorado.edu julia.moriarty@colorado.edu]<br>Tel: +1 303-492-7167
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Dr. Moriarty is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder.  From 2017 to 2019 she was a USGS Mendenhall Post Doctoral scholar based at the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center. Julia received her Ph.D. in marine science in 2017 from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, and her M.S. in 2012 in Marine Science (physical oceanography) from College of William and Mary. Her research focuses on developing and using coupled numerical models to increase our understanding of, and ability to quantify, sediment and nutrient transport.  She works in a variety of coastal environments, including estuaries and continental shelves. Her research questions focus on understanding temporal and spatial variability, as well as the extent to which different processes affect sediment and nutrient transport in the coastal ocean. Julia was elected to lead the CSDMS Marine Working Group as its Co-Chair in May, 2020.  
Brad received all his degrees from the University of Minnesota –a BA (Journalism) and a BIS (Science) in 1986, a Masters (Physics) in 1990, and a PhD (Geology) in 1995—and was a postdoc at Scripps Institution of Oceanography until 1998. He is currently Professor of Geomorphology and Coastal Processes at Duke University. Brad studies landscape evolution and pattern formation in a variety of environments, but concentrates these days on the morphodynamics of shallow sea beds, tidal marshes, and sandy and rocky coastlines. Brad uses relatively simple numerical models to explore hypotheses, usually motivated by field observations, about how landscapes in these environments come to be and how they might respond as the climate forcing shifts. Increasingly, this research involves two-way couplings between physical and biological (including human) processes. Brad accepted the responsibility to Chair the CSDMS Coastal Working Group at its inception. In February, 2009, he was nominated and accepted election to that position by the group's membership. Brad was re-elected to lead as Chair of the Coastal Working Group in September, 2012.  
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===Courtney K. Harris===
===Michael Steckler===
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Courtney Harris<br>Department of Physical Sciences<br>Virginia Institute of Marine Science , VIMS<br>College of William & Mary<br>PO Box 1346<br>Gloucester Point, VA 23062<br>Email: [mailto:ckharris@vims.edu ckharris@vims.edu]<br>Tel: +1 804-684-7194<br>Fax: +1 804-684-7250
Mike Steckler<br>Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory<br>Columbia University<br>Earth Institute<br>61 Route 9W<br>PO Box 1000<br>Palisades, NY 10964<br>Email: [mailto:steckler@ldeo.columbia.edu steckler@ldeo.columbia.edu]<br>Tel: +1 845-365-8479
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Courtney received her PhD from the University of Virginia College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Environmental Sciences, Charlottesville, VA, and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Sciences, School of Marine Science at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, VIMS. Her research has been directed at improving the ability to quantify and predict sediment transport on continental shelves over a variety of temporal and spatial scales. Her interdisciplinary projects have considered the interactions between shelf sediment transport and small scale stratigraphy, sediment budgets, geochemistry, coastal oceanography, and climatology with a research focus on numerically modeling suspended sediment transport on shelvesHer current projects include collaboration with oceanographers and geologists to develop a community sediment transport model by developing and testing numerical models that account for sediment transport and oceanographic circulation. Research interests include sediment transport dynamics, continental shelf boundary layer flow and sediment transport, sediment dynamics on tidal salt marshes and in lagoons, hydrodynamic interpretation of sedimentary deposits, post-depositional alteration and preservation of sedimentary strata, transport of sediment-associated contaminants, and evolution of continental margin morphology. Courtney was elected to lead the CSDMS Marine Working Group as its Chair in September, 2012.  
Mike is currently a Lamont Research Professor affiliated with the Marine Geology and Geophysics section of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. His research interests include tectonics of sedimentary basins, isostasy, stratigraphic modeling and marine geophysicsMike received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1981 (and a B.S. from MIT in 1976). He was elected as Co-Chair of the CSDMS Marine Working Group in October, 2018.  
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===Sam Bentley===
===Kehui (Kevin) Xu===
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Sam Bentley<br>Louisiana State University<br>E235 Howe-Russell, Geology and Geophysics<br>Baton Rouge, LA 70803<br>Email: [mailto:sjb@lsu.edu sjb@lsu.edu]<br>Tel: +1 225-578-5735
Kevin Xu<br>Louisiana State University<br>Associate Professor<br>Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences<br>2165 Energy, Coast and Environment Building<br>Baton Rouge, LA 70803<br>Email: [mailto:kxu@lsu.edu kxu@lsu.edu]<br>
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Samuel J. Bentley, Sr., received his PhD from SUNY Stony Brook (Coastal Geological Oceanography), New York, and completed his postdoctoral work at the Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center, MS, Seafloor Sciences. He is currently the Harrison Chair in Sedimentary Geology and Associate Professor at Louisiana State University, Department of Geology and Geophysics. Sam was elected to lead the CSDMS Education and Knowledge Transfer Working Group as its Chair in September, 2012.  
Kevin Xu is an Associate Professor and James P. Morgan Distinguished Professor of Coastal Studies, Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences at Louisiana State University. He is also serving as Interim Director of the Coastal Studies Institute. Kevin received his Ph.D. in Marine Science at the College of William and Mary in 2006.  His research interests includes Geological oceanography, coastal morphodynamics, observation and numerical modeling of sediment transport along bottom boundary layer; sedimentary geology; coastal processes. He accepted the role of Chair of the Education and Knowledge Transfer Working Group in February, 2020.
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===Eckart Meiburg===
===Olaf David===
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Eckart Meiburg<br>Department of Mechanical Engineering<br>University of California at Santa Barbara<br>Santa Barbara, CA 93106<br>Email: [mailto:meiburg@engineering.ucsb.edu meiburg@engineering.ucsb.edu]<br>Tel: +1 805-893-5278
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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Professor Eckart Meiburg received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1981. He was a DAAD fellow in Chemical Engineering at Stanford during 1981-1982, before completing his Ph.D. degree at the DLR in Goettingen in 1985. After returning to Stanford as a postdoc from 1986 to 1987, he served on the faculties of Brown University and the University of Southern California. Since 2000, he has been a member of the Mechanical Engineering department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he served as department chair from 2003-2007. His current research focuses on gravity and turbidity currents, as well as particle-laden and interfacial flows. Professor Meiburg has held
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.
visiting positions at the Universite Joseph Fourier (Grenoble), ETH Zurich, Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles (Paris), the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self- Organization (Goettingen), and the University of Western Australia (Perth). He has received the Presidential Young Investigator Award, the Humboldt Research Award, and the Senior Gledden Fellowship, and he is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. In addition, he holds memberships in ASME, SIAM and Euromech. He is Associate Editor for the European Journal of Mechanics B/Fluids, and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Turbulence. Furthermore, he has served on the Frenkiel and Acrivos Award Committees. Eckart accepted the responsibility to lead the CSDMS Cyberinformatics and Numerics Working Group as its Chair in February, 2009, and was re-elected for another term in September, 2012.  
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===Scott Peckham===
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Scott Peckham<br>Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research<br>University of Colorado, Boulder<br>4001 Discovery Drive<br>Boulder, CO  80303<br>Email:[mailto:scott.peckham@colorado.edu scott.peckham@colorado.edu]<br>Tel: +1 (303) 492-6752
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Scott is a Senior Research Scientist and Fellow at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) at University of Colorado, Boulder. His research interests include cyberinfrastructure for modeling, hydrologic modeling, fluvial landscape evolution, seafloor and stratigraphic evolution, nonlinear PDEs, differential geometry, scaling theory, sediment plumes, coastal dynamics, efficient computer algorithms and source-to-sink sediment transport.  Scott received his undergraduate and masters of science degrees from Oregon State University (Physics, 1987 and Engineering Physics, 1989, respectively) and his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder in Geophysics and Hydrology, 1995. He accepted the role of Co-Chair of the CSDMS Cyberinformatics and Numerics Working Group in April of 2017.
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==Focus Research Group Committee Members==
==Focus Research Group Committee Members==
===Jon Goodall===
===Venkat Lakshmi===
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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
| valign="top"|'''Hydrology Focus Research Group Co-Chair'''
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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===Christina Bandaragoda===
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Jon Goodall<br>Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering<br>University of South Carolina<br>Columbia, SC<br>Email: [mailto:goodall@engr.sc.edu goodall@engr.sc.edu]<br>Tel: +1 803-777-8184
Christina Bandaragoda<br>Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering<br>University of Washington<br>Wilcox Hall, Room 266
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<br>Seattle, WA 98195<br>Email: [mailto:cband@uw.edu cband@uw.edu ]<br>Tel: (206) 543-0340
Jon Goodall earned his M.S. (2003) as well as his PhD (2005) in Civil Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin and is currently assistant professor at the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and associate faculty in Environmental & Sustainability Program at the University of South Carolina. His area of interest is in water resource engineering and, in particular, the application of computing and informatics to study both natural and built hydrologic systems. Jon works with graduate students and collaborators on research topics including watershed management, regional-scale hydrologic modeling, GIS in water resources, and decision support systems in water resources. His overarching goal in research is to create and apply novel computing approaches for better managining water resources. Jon accepted the responsibility to lead the CSDMS Hydrology Focus Research Group as its Chair in November, 2010.
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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.
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Peter Burgess<br>Department of Earth Sciences<br>Royal Holloway University of London<br> Egham, TW20 0EX<br>United Kingdom<br>Email: [mailto:Peter.Burgess@rhul.ac.uk Peter.Burgess@rhul.ac.uk]<br>Tel: +44 178-441-4083
Peter Burgess<br>Department of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Science<br>Jane Herdman Labs, University of Liverpool<br> Liverpool, L69 3GP<br>United Kingdom<br>Email: [mailto:pmb42@liverpool.ac.uk pmb42@liverpool.ac.uk]
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Peter received his PhD in stratigraphic forward modeling at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, where he developed an interest in quantitative geology and numerical models. He was a postdoc in Caltech, Los Angeles as well as at the Liverpool University, United Kingdom where he broadened his experience developing numerical models as well as gaining valuable experience in field-based sedimentology. After four years as a lecturer in Cardiff University he joined the Shell research lab in Rijswijk in 2002, working on stratigraphic forward modeling as well as plate modeling and regional geology. Peter left Shell in 2010 and is now Professor of Sedimentary Geology at Royal Holloway University of London where he teaches various courses ranging from petroleum geology to field mapping, and pursues research interests in topics ranging from the geodynamics of basin formation to fine-scale heterogeneity of carbonate strata, all linked by development and application of stratigraphic forward models. Peter accepted the responsibility to lead the CSDMS Carbonate Focus Research Group as its Chair in September, 2008.
Peter received his PhD in stratigraphic forward modeling at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, where he developed an interest in quantitative geology and numerical models. He was a postdoc in Caltech, Los Angeles as well as at the Liverpool University, United Kingdom where he broadened his experience developing numerical models as well as gaining valuable experience in field-based sedimentology. After four years as a lecturer in Cardiff University he joined the Shell research lab in Rijswijk in 2002, working on stratigraphic forward modeling as well as plate modeling and regional geology. Peter left Shell in 2010 and is now Professor of Sedimentary Geology at Royal Holloway University of London where he teaches various courses ranging from petroleum geology to field mapping, and pursues research interests in topics ranging from the geodynamics of basin formation to fine-scale heterogeneity of carbonate strata, all linked by development and application of stratigraphic forward models. Peter accepted the responsibility to lead the CSDMS Carbonates and Biogenics Focus Research Group as its Chair in September, 2008.
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===Carl Friedrichs===
===Chris Jenkins===
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Carl T. Friedrichs<br>Virginia Institute of Marine Science<br>School of Marine Science<br>College of William and Mary<br>VIMS, P.O. Box 1346<br>Gloucester Point, VA, 23062-1346, USA<br>Email: [mailto:cfried@vims.edu cfried@vims.edu]<br>Tel: +1-804-684-7303
Chris Jenkins<br>INSTAAR<br>University of Colorado<br>Campus Box 450<br>Bouder, CO 80309<br>Email: [mailto:jenkinsc0@gmail.com jenkinsc0@gmail.com]<br>Tel: +1 720-840-3303
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Chris Jenkins received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, UK in 1979 in biostratigraphy, following a BSc HonsI degree from The University of Sydney, in geology, physics and math. He has extensive at-sea experience in the fields of marine sediments and geophysics including swath sonar mapping. Chris joined the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2002 and is also an associate at the University of Adelaide. Active funded projects involve the worldwide distributions of seafloor materials and their geoacoustic properties, physics of biological seafloors, machine-learning information extraction for building sediment databases, and numerical process modeling for the seafloor. He builds oceanographic data-software applications for marine infrastructure and operational projects. Biologically colonized seafloors, including carbonate sediments, are currently his primary thread of research. Chris accepted the role of Co-Chair of the Carbonates and Biogenics Focus Research Group in December 2015.
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===Raleigh Hood===
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Raleigh Hood<br>Horn Point Laboratory<br>University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science<br>P.O. Box 775<br>Cambridge MD. 21613<br>Email: [mailto:rhood@umces.edu rhood@umces.edu]<br>Tel: +410 221-8434
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Carl received his B.A from Amherst College and his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Carl is presently a Professor of Marine Science at the Virginia Institute for Marine Science. His long-term research goals are to better understand the fundamental aspects of coastal and estuarine physics which control sediment and other material fluxes at time-and length-scales important to geology, biogeochemistry, and ecology. His technical approach involves field work, analytical theory, numerical modeling and the intersection of all three in the utilization of coastal observation and prediction systems. Carl accepted the responsibility to lead the CSDMS Chesapeake Focus Research Group as its Chair in April, 2009, and was re-elected for another term in September, 2012.  
Raleigh Hood received a B.S. in Oceanography from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in Oceanography from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He subsequently did postdoctoral research at Oregon State University and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. He is currently a Professor of Oceanography at Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Raleigh began his research career as a biological oceanographer when he was an undergraduate at the University of Washington, studying harmful algae blooms in Puget Sound.  He has since conducted research in coastal and open ocean environments all over the world, including the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans and both the east and west coasts of North America.  Presently his research is focused primarily on using models to simulate and predict biogeochemical and ecological variability in marine environments.  Raleigh has been a leader in promoting open-source software for many years. He founded the Chesapeake Community Modeling Program (CCMP) in 2002, which is dedicated to advancing the cause of accessible, open-source environmental models of the Chesapeake Bay in support of research & management efforts.  He is currently the Program Manager for the CCMP and the Chair of the CCMP Steering Committee. Raleigh is a founding member of the CSDMS Chesapeake Focus Research Group and he has served as Chair since July 2014.
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===Lejo Flores===
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Lejo Flores<br>Associate Professor<br>Department of Geosciences<br>Boise State University<br>1910 University Dr.<br>Boise, ID 83725-1535<br>Email: [mailto:lejoflores@boisestate.edu lejoflores@boisestate.edu]<br>
|valign="top" |'''Critical Zone Focus Research Group Co-Chair '''
Lejo Flores received his B.S and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University in 2001 and 2003, respectively. He then enrolled in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT and received his Ph.D. in Hydrology in 2009. After a brief postdoc at MIT he began as an Assistant Professor at Boise State University in the Department of Geosciences in late 2009 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2014. Research focus areas include modeling coupled human and natural systems to quantify feedbacks between land management and regional hydroclimate and use of remote sensing data to improve model-based ecohydrologic prediction.  He is serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Hydrometeorology and co-chairs the AGU Hydrology Section Remote Sensing Technical Committee. He was elected as co-chair of the CSDMS Critical Zone Focus Research Group in October 2014.
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===Chris Duffy===
===Michael Young===
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Chris Duffy<br>Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering<br>Penn State University<br>231G Sackett Building<br>University Park PA USA 16802<br>Email: [mailto:cxd11@psu.edu cxd11@psu.edu]<br>Phone: +1 (814) 863-4384<br>
Michael Young<br>Associate Director, Env Division<br>Bureau of Economic Geology<br>University of Texas, Austin<br>1910 University Station, Box X<br>Austin, TX  78713-8924<br>Email: [mailto:michael.young@beg.utexas.edu michael.young@beg.utexas.edu]<br>Phone: +1 512-475-8830<br>
|valign="top" |'''Critical Zone Focus Research Group Chair '''
|valign="top" |'''Critical Zone Focus Research Group Co-Chair '''
Dr. Chris Duffy, Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Penn State University, received his PhD in Hydrology at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in 1992. His prime research interest is in stochastic and numerical modeling of groundwater flow and solute transport, modeling large-scale hydrologic systems. Chris Duffy's current projects include leading the Susquehanna / Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory (CZO); directing a Synthesis of Community Data and Modeling for Advancing River Basin Science - the evolving Susquehanna River Basin Experiment and integrating modeling of snow, soil moisture, groundwater, and lake-levels for long range forecasting of water resources the Great Salt Lake Basin. Chris accepted the responsibility to lead the CSDMS Critical Zone Focus Research Group as its Chair in March, 2013.
Michael Young is currently Associate Director, Environmental Division, Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas, Austin. He moved to U Texas in 2010 from Desert Research Institute (DRI), Nevada, where he served most recently as Acting Executive Director of the Division of Hydrologic Sciences and as Research Professor. His personal research directions are in vadose zone hydrology, soil science and ecohydrology.  Michael received his M.S. in Geological Sciences (Hydrology) from Ohio University in 1986 and his Ph.D. in Soil and Water Science from University of Arizona in 1995.  He was recently elected as Fellow of the Geological Society of America and Soil Science Society of America.  Michael was elected as co-chair of the CSDMS Critical Zone Focus Research Group in July of 2017 (representing the International Soil Modeling Consortium).
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===Mike Ellis===
===Moira Zellner===
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Mike Ellis<br>Department of Climate Change Science<br>British Geological Survey<br>Nottingham NG12 5GG<br>United Kingdom<br>Email: [mailto:Michael.Ellis@bgs.ac.uk Michael.Ellis@bgs.ac.uk]<br>Phone: +44 (0)115-936-3356<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>
|valign="top" |'''Anthropocene Focus Research Group Co-Chair '''
|valign="top" |'''Human Dimensions Focus Research Group Co-Chair '''
Dr. Michael Ellis, head of the department of Climate Change Science, BGS has his Ph.D. of Washington State University (1984) in active tectonics and its relation to landscape evolution. Ellis also brings experience and a strong desire in marrying communities in order to fashion a coherent and useful understanding and implementation of landscape evolution. Ellis has specific experience in developing landscape evolution models in connection with analyses of real and model landscapes; these models have been among the first to incorporate tectonic drivers, bedrock landslides, and heterogeneous climate forcings. Ellis is recently investigating the development of analog models of mountainous topography as a function of base-level fall, an investigation that parallels and reflects some recent theoretical complexity models by others. Ellis also brings to the CSDMS effort a specific interest in the anthropocene and its relationship to both climate change and the environmental impacts of climate change. Mike has served as Associate Editor for the J. Geophysical Research, Earth Surface, and Solid Earth, and the Geological Society of America journal, Geology, and is currently on the editorial board for Basin Research. He has served on numerous review panels, most recently for the European Science Foundation's Topo-Europe panel, the National Oceanographic Partnership Progra for Coastal Effects of a Diminished Ice Arctic Ocean. Upon its inception in 2007, Mike served a term on the CSDMS Steering Committee. Mike accepted the position of co-Chair of the CSDMS Anthropocene Focus Research Group in January, 2013.
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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===Kathleen Galvin===
===Derek Robinson ===
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Kathleen Galvin<br>Department of Anthropology<br>Colorado State University<br>Fort Collins, Colorado<br>United States<br>Email: [mailto:kathleen.galvin@colostate.edu kathleen.galvin@colostate.edu]<br>Phone: +1 970-491-5784<br>
Prof. Derek Robinson <br>Department of Geography and Environmental Management<br>University of Waterloo<br>200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1<br>Canada<br>Email: [mailto:dtrobinson@uwaterloo.ca dtrobinson@uwaterloo.ca]<br>
|valign="top" |'''Anthropocene Focus Research Group Co-Chair '''
|valign="top" |'''Human Dimensions Focus Research Group Co-Chair '''<br>Derek is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo. His research interests lie at the center of land use, land management, and the carbon cycle. He uses agent-based modelling to integrate GIS, ecological, and human decision-making models to evaluate the effects of socio-economic and policy scenarios on ecological function and human well-being. Recent projects outside of this area of research have focused on describing retail location behaviours, characterizing complex landscapes for wetland reclamation, and investigating the use of unmanned aerial systems for to calibrate and validate natural-process models at the scale of human decision makers. Derek was a founding participant of the 2016 CSDMS Workshop Linking Earth System Dynamics and Social System Modeling which produced recommendations for modeling priorities and resource needs, and a new community of modelers of global-scale coupled human and Earth system models. He accepted the role of Co-Chair of the Human Dimensions Focus Research Group in October 2019.
Kathleen Galvin, Professor, Department of Anthropology and Senior Research Scientist at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, received her PhD at the State University of New York (1985). For the past two decades Kathleen has been conducting interdisciplinary human ecological research in Africa, studying issues of African pastoral land use, conservation, climate variability and resilience and adaptation strategies of African populations. Currently, she explores the dynamics of the coupled natural and human system of the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem as well as analyzing the importance of spatial complexity and the costs of fragmentation of pastoral ecosystems around the world. Professor Galvin has been a member of a National Academy of Science/National Research Council (NAS/NRC) group as well as a panel member of the NAS NRC Human Dimensions of Seasonal-to-Interannual Climate Variability group. She served on the National Science Foundation, Cultural Anthropology Program Panel. She was an Aldo Leopold Fellow in 2001. Kathleen accepted the responsibility to lead the CSDMS Anthropocene Focus Research Group as its co-Chair in January, 2013.
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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>
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|valign="top" |'''Geodynamics Focus Research Group Co-Chair '''
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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===Brian Fath===
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Brian Fath<br>Towson University<br>Biology Department<br>8000 York Road<br>Towson, MD 21252, USA<br>USA<br>Email: [mailto:bfath@towson.edu bfath@towson.edu]<br>Phone: 1-410-704-2535<br>
|valign="top" |'''Ecosystem Dynamics Focus Research Group Co-Chair '''
Brian D. Fath is Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Towson University (Maryland, USA) where he teaches courses in ecosystem ecology, environmental biology, networks, and human ecology and sustainability. Prof. Fath has taught courses on ecological networks and modeling in Portugal, Denmark, China, France, Germany, Italy, Croatia, and South Africa. Prof. Fath is also research scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria and is Editor-in-Chief for the journal Ecological Modelling. He has published over 100 research papers, reports, and book chapters and co-authored the book A New Ecology: Systems Perspective, Ecological Modelling (4th edition), and was Associate Editor in Chief for 5-volume Encyclopedia of Ecology. He currently serves as President of the North American Chapter of International Society for Ecological Modelling. He held a Fulbright Distinguished Chair position at Parthenope University of Naples, Italy in spring 2012. Professor Fath accepted the role of Chair of the Ecosystem Dynamics Focus Research Group in November 2014.
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===Kim de Mutsert===
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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
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|valign="top" |'''Ecosystem Dynamics Focus Research Group Co-Chair '''
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 8 members: 6 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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===Patricia Wiberg===
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Patricia Wiberg<br>Department of Environmental Sciences<br>University of Virginia<br>220 Clark Hall<br>CPO Box 400123<br>Charlottesville, VA 22904-4123<br>Email: [mailto:pw3c@virginia.edu pw3c@virginia.edu]<br>Tel: +1 434-924-7546<br>Fax: +1 434-982-2137
Brad Murray<br>Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences<br>Duke University<br>334 Old Chem, Box 90227<br>Durham, NC 27708<br>Email: [mailto:abmurray@duke.edu abmurray@duke.edu]<br>Tel: +1-919-681-5069<br>
 
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Patricia received her B.A. from Brown University (Mathematics) and her MS and Ph.D. from the University of Washington, Seattle (Oceanography). She is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia in Charlottesville working within the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences (VIMS). Her research interests include sediment transport dynamics, continental shelf boundary layer flow and sediment transport, sediment dynamics on tidal salt marshes and in lagoons, hydrodynamic interpretation of sedimentary deposits, post-depositional alteration and preservation of sedimentary strata, transport of sediment-associated contaminants, and evolution of continental margin morphology. Professor Wiberg has been a valuable contributor to the CSDMS effort since its beginning, and served as Chair of the Marine Working Group for many years prior to accepting the leadership role as Steering Committee Chair in September, 2012.
Brad received all his degrees from the University of Minnesota –a BA (Journalism) and a BIS (Science) in 1986, a Masters (Physics) in 1990, and a PhD (Geology) in 1995—and was a postdoc at Scripps Institution of Oceanography until 1998. He is currently Professor of Geomorphology and Coastal Processes at Duke University. Brad studies landscape evolution and pattern formation in a variety of environments, but concentrates these days on the morphodynamics of shallow sea beds, tidal marshes, and sandy and rocky coastlines. Brad uses relatively simple numerical models to explore hypotheses, usually motivated by field observations, about how landscapes in these environments come to be and how they might respond as the climate forcing shifts. Increasingly, this research involves two-way couplings between physical and biological (including human) processes. Brad is a long-term community supporter and served as Chair of the CSDMS Coastal Working Group since its inception in 2007 until August of 2017.  In August 2017, he accepted election (by unanimous approval of the full CSDMS community) to CSDMS Steering Committee Chair.
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===Cecelia DeLuca===
===Guillermo Auad===
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'''Member, Steering Committee'''<br>Cecelia DeLuca<br>Head, Earth System Modeling Infrastructure Section<br>National Center for Atmospheric Research<br>1850 Table Mesa Drive<br>Boulder, CO 80303<br>Email: [mailto:cecelia.deluca@noaa.gov cecelia.deluca@noaa.gov]<br>Tel: +1 (303) 497-3604<br>
'''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]
Fax: +1 (303) 497-1286
|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.
|valign="top" |Cecilia has Ms degrees in Engineering from Boston University and in Meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Starting as a software Engineer at MIT Lincoln Laboratory at 1996 and later on at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Cecilia DeLuca developed an interest in the development of large, high-performance software systems and governance models for community software. Since 2002 Cecilia manages the Earth System Modeling Framework (ESMF) Core Team who are responsible for building high-performance, flexible software infrastructure to increase ease of use, performance portability, interoperability, and reuse in climate, numerical weather prediction, data assimilation, and other Earth science applications. Thus, Cecilia blends expertise in high performance computing, software project management, Earth sciences, and community organization. As section head of the Earth System Modeling Framework, ESMF, she is principal investigator of several million dollar projects like the “Earth System Curator”; an effort to better integrate models and datasets. Cecelia accepted the responsibility to serve as a member of the CSDMS Steering Committee in September, 2009.
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===Tom Drake===
===Kadidia Thiero===
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'''Member, Steering Committee'''<br>Tom Drake<br>Office of Naval Research, ONR<br>875 North Randolph Street<br>Arlington, VA 22203-1995<br>Email: [mailto:Tom.Drake@navy.mil Tom.Drake@navy.mil]<br>Tel: +1 703 696-1206<br>
'''Member, Steering Committee'''<br>Kadidia Thiero<br>SOARS Program Lead, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research<br>Boulder, CO<br>Email: [mailto:thiero@ucar.edu thiero@ucar.edu]<br>
|valign="top" |Dr. Tom Drake is the Team Leader for the Coastal Geosciences program at the Office of Naval Research. The Coastal Geosciences program funds research to enable prediction of the 4D coastal, estuarine and riverine environments. Tom received a B.S in Geology from M.I.T in 1980 and a Ph.D. in Geology from UCLA in 1988. He was a research oceanographer and postdoctoral researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography until 1995, when he joined the faculty at North Carolina State University. As an associate professor at NCSU, Tom taught geomorphology, coastal processes, and sediment transport physics courses. He joined ONR in 2003. Tom's research interests include the physics of granular materials and sediment transport and he has published papers on field, experimental, and computational studies of transport phenomena at a particle-by-particle scale. Since joining ONR Tom's research interests have expanded to include aerial and satellite remote sensing, optics, acoustics, and development of unmanned vehicles for environmental sensing. Tom is the lead manager of the Community Sediment Transport Model supported by the National Ocean Partnership Program. Tom has served as a member of the CSDMS Steering Committee since its inception in 2007.
|valign="top" |Education Advocate, Kadidia Thiero leads and manages the Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) Program and affiliated efforts aimed at increasing diversity in the atmospheric sciences. SOARS is designed to support students from backgrounds, traditionally under-represented in the geosciences, to enter and succeed in graduate school and STEM careers. Prior to SOARS, Ms. Thiero served as Outreach Coordinator for the NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS); a multi-institution Cooperative Science Center, led by Howard University. She managed and supported all K-12 programs, and coordinated the undergraduate summer internship program (USIP); as well as NCAS’ national high school weather camp, CAREERS, in the summer.  Kadidia graduated from Howard University with a BA in Spanish Language and Literature; and received her MA in Latin American Studies from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.  Kadidia accepted the responsibility to serve as a member of the CSDMS Steering Committee in April, 2020.
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===Michael Barton===
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'''Member, Steering Committee'''<br>Michael Barton<br>Arizona State University<br>Tempe, AZ<br>Email: [mailto:michael.barton@asu.edu Michael.barton@asu.edu]<br>Tel: +1 (480) 965-6262<br>
|valign="top" |Professor, Arizona State University, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Director of Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity, Director COMSES Net. Michael is a geoarchaeologist and anthropologist whose research centers on the dynamics of socioecological systems, expecially in the context of hunter/gatherers and small-scale agricultural societies. His expertise includes Quaternary landscapes, geospatial technologies, computational modeling, complex systems science, evolutionary theory, and lithic technology.  
Barton's interests center around long-term human ecology and landscape dynamics with ongoing projects in the Mediterranean (late Pleistocene through mid-Holocene) and American Southwest (Holocene-Archaic). Barton is also member of the open source GRASS GIS international development team that is making cutting edge spatial technologies available to researchers and students around the world.
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.
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'''Member, Steering Committee'''<br>Boyana Norris<br>Mathematics and Computer Science Division<br>Argonne National Laboratory<br>Building 221, Room D236, 9700 South Cass Avenue<br>Argonne, IL 60439<br>Email: [mailto:norris@mcs.anl.gov norris@mcs.anl.gov]<br>Tel: +1 (630) 252-7908<br>
'''Member, Steering Committee'''<br>Boyana Norris<br>University of Oregon<br>Department of Computer and Information Science<br><br>Email: [mailto:norris@cs.uoregon.edu norris@cs.uoregon.edu]<br>Tel: 541-346-4413<br>
Fax: +1 (630) 252-5986
|valign="top" |Boyana Norris received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2000. She joined Argonne National Laboratory as a postdoctoral researcher in 1999 and is currently a computer scientist in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division. She is actively involved in three main areas of research: scientific component software development, automatic differentiation (AD), and performance modeling and tools. She has been involved in the Common Component Architecture Forum since 1999, focusing on the development of components for adaptive linear system solution, as well as leading the component infrastructure usability effort and participating in component specification definition.  In the area of automatic differentiation, the main focus is on the development of robust tools for the differentiation of C and C++ codes, and a modular design and implementation of automatic differentiation tools, enabling rapid AD algorithm development and reuse of differentiation strategies by front-ends for different programming languages.  In the area of performance modeling and optimization, Boyana is performing research on performance bounds modeling and source analysis tools for estimating performance bounds of C and C++ code. She is also developing annotation-based empirical performance tuning tools, as well as component infrastructure for managing performance experiments and data. She has authored or co-authored over 50 publications and co-edited a volume on automatic differentiation. Boyana's interest in CSDMS centers on the application of component technology to (1) provide consistent interfaces to software developed within CSDMS and (2) ensure that the component software infrastructure and tools meet the needs of CSDMS researchers. Boyana accepted the responsibility to serve as a member of the CSDMS Steering Committee in September, 2009.
|valign="top" |Boyana Norris received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2000. She joined Argonne National Laboratory as a postdoctoral researcher in 1999 and is currently a computer scientist in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division. She is actively involved in three main areas of research: scientific component software development, automatic differentiation (AD), and performance modeling and tools. She has been involved in the Common Component Architecture Forum since 1999, focusing on the development of components for adaptive linear system solution, as well as leading the component infrastructure usability effort and participating in component specification definition.  In the area of automatic differentiation, the main focus is on the development of robust tools for the differentiation of C and C++ codes, and a modular design and implementation of automatic differentiation tools, enabling rapid AD algorithm development and reuse of differentiation strategies by front-ends for different programming languages.  In the area of performance modeling and optimization, Boyana is performing research on performance bounds modeling and source analysis tools for estimating performance bounds of C and C++ code. She is also developing annotation-based empirical performance tuning tools, as well as component infrastructure for managing performance experiments and data. She has authored or co-authored over 50 publications and co-edited a volume on automatic differentiation. Boyana's interest in CSDMS centers on the application of component technology to (1) provide consistent interfaces to software developed within CSDMS and (2) ensure that the component software infrastructure and tools meet the needs of CSDMS researchers. Boyana accepted the responsibility to serve as a member of the CSDMS Steering Committee in September, 2009.
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===Chris Paola===
===Pat Wiberg===
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'''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"|Professor, University of Virginia, Department of Environmental Sciences.  Pat’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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===Paola Passalacqua===
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'''Member, Steering Committee'''<br>Chris Paola<br>University of Minnesota<br>Department of Geology and Geophysics <br>30B Pillsbury Hall<br>Minneapolis MN 55455<br>Email: [mailto:cpaola@umn.edu cpaola@umn.edu]<br>Tel: +1 (612) 624-8025 <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>
Fax: +1 (612) 625-3819
| 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.
|valign="top" |Chris Paola is professor of Geology at the University of Minnesota. He received his Ph.D. (1983) in Marine Geology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Prof. Paola has studied fluvial processes for many years and created one of the first models that captured the dynamics and time evolution of fully developed braided streams, a dominant contributor to the fluvial sedimentary record. Furthermore he worked on sediment fractionation in depositional systems, a major factor that drives downstream changes in fluvial morphology and sedimentary character. Other work of Prof. Paola has focused on the effect of statistical fluctuations on preserved stratigraphy, the formation of parallel lamination, and controls on rates of fluvial avulsion. Throughout his career, Chris tried to apply a mixture of theory, experiments and observations. Most of his experiments are carried out in a world-class facility known as the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL).
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He is co-founder and served as director of a NSF Science and Technology Center: the National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics (NCED) from 2003 till 2008.  
 
Chris' expertise in fluvial processes, his drive and interest to bring together scientists from a variety of fields to study the fundamental ways in which the Earth’s surface changes will be of great support to CSDMS. Chris accepted the responsibility to serve as a member of the CSDMS Steering Committee in September, 2009.
===David Mohrig===
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'''Member, Steering Committee'''<br>David Mohrig<br>Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas, Austin<br>1 University Station C1100, Austin, TX 78712<br>Email: [mailto:mohrig@jsg.utexas.edu mohrig@jsg.utexas.edu]<br>Tel: +1 (512) 471-2282 <br>
| valign="top"|Dr. Mohrig is currently Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Texas, Austin.  He received his M.S and Ph.D in Geological Sciences from the University of Washington ('87 and '94 respectively). His research focuses on the application of sedimentary deposits and transport processes to unraveling the evolutions of terrestrial and submarine landscapes. They study the behavior of topography generated at the interface between a granular material and a moving fluid from very short to very long time and space scales, with particular emphasis on processes controlling channel formation, both on land and in the deep ocean. Research methods used by his group include carefully designed laboratory and natural experiments on sediment-transporting flows, field studies of modern and ancient sediment-dispersal systems, theoretical modeling of evolving granular-bed topography, and the remote sensing of subsurface sedimentary deposits using seismic data.
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==Ex Officio Steering Committee Members==
==Ex Officio Steering Committee Members==
===Paul Cutler===
===Richard Yuretich===
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'''Ex Officio Member, Steering Committee'''<br>Paul M. Cutler<br>Director-Geomorphology & Land Use Dynamics Pgm, Div. Earth Sciences<br>National Science Fdn<br>(NSF), 4201 Wilson Blvd., Rm 785.43<br>Arlington, VA 22230<br>Email: [mailto:pcutler@nsf.gov pcutler@nsf.gov]<br>Tel: +1 703-292-4961<br>
'''Ex Officio Member, Steering Committee'''<br>Richard Yuretich<br>Director-Geoinformatics Pgm, Div. Earth Sciences<br>National Science Fdn<br>(NSF), 4201 Wilson Blvd.,<br>Arlington, VA 22230<br>Email: [mailto:ryuretic@nsf.gov ryuretic@nsf.gov]<br>Tel: +1 703-292-4744<br>
|valign="top" |Dr. Paul Cutler is Director of the Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics program at the National Science Foundation.  His research on glacial processes has ranged from hydrometeorological fieldwork and modeling on contemporary valley glaciers to glacier-permafrost interactions, paleohydrology, and numerical modeling of Laurentide Ice Sheet dynamics. Dr. Cutler received a Ph.D in Geology from the University of Minnesota, and taught and conducted post-doctoral research in Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has worked with the geoscience and Earth system science community on many fronts.  Prior to joining NSF, Paul was with the International Council for Science (ICSU) in Paris, where he worked on interdisciplinary science collaborations such as the International Polar Year and global changeresearch programmesAnd prior to ICSU, he was a Senior Program Officer with the Boards on Earth Sciences and Resources, Atmospheric Science and Climate, and Polar Research at the National Research Council.  At NSF, he aims to strengthen the core opportunities for high-quality research in Earth surface processes in parallel with increasing the opportunities for (and engagement in) collaborations across Geoscience and other NSF directorates.
|valign="top" |Dr. Richard Yuretich is Director of the GeoInformatics program at the National Science Foundation.  He has multiple interests in lake sediments, clay minerals, environmental geochemistry, sedimentology and education research. He received his Ph.D. in Geology from Princeton University.  Prior to joining NSF, Richard was Professor of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts, AmherstIn 2014, he became the Program Manager at NSF for CSDMS.
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===James Syvitski===
===Jaia Syvitski===
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'''Ex Officio Member, Steering Committee'''<br>James Syvitski<br>CSDMS facility at INSTAAR<br>University of Colorado<br>Campus box 0450<br>Bouder, CO 80309-0450<br>Email: [mailto:james.syvitski@colorado.edu james.syvitski@colorado.edu]<br>Tel: +1 303 492-7909<br>Fax: +1 303 735-8180<br>
'''Ex Officio Member, Steering Committee'''<br>Jai Syvitski<br>CSDMS facility at INSTAAR<br>University of Colorado<br>Campus box 0450<br>Bouder, CO 80309-0450<br>Email: [mailto:james.syvitski@colorado.edu james.syvitski@colorado.edu]<br>Tel: +1 303 735-5484<br>
|valign="top" |Prof. James P.M. Syvitski received a Ph.D. in both oceanography and geological sciences (1978) at the University of British Columbia, where he developed a quantitative understanding of particle dynamics across the land-sea boundary. He then worked as an Assist. Professor in Geology and Geophysics at the Univ. Calgary (1978-1980) and then as a Senior Research Scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (1981-1995). During the BIO period, Prof. Syvitski was appointed Adjunct Professor at Dalhousie U., U. Laval, Memorial U., and INRS-oceanologie. In 1995 James joined the U. Colorado - Boulder as a Professor of Geological Sciences, and until 2007 served as Director of INSTAAR - an Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, While at CU, other faculty appointments include Applied Mathematics, Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences, Hydrological Sciences, and Geophysics. James has over 500 publications, including authorship or co-authorship of 57 peer-reviewed books, and has served in various editorial positions for many international journals. Professor Syvitski has taken leadership roles in large International Projects (e.g. SAFE, ADFEX, SEDFLUX, COLDSEIS, STRATAFORM, EuroSTRATAFORM, CSDMS), and served as an advisor for NSF, ONR, ARCUS, LOICZ, IGBP, IUGS, INQUA, SCOR, GWSP, and various energy, mining, and environmental companies. Prof. Syvitski has worked in the forefront of Computational Geosciences: sediment transport, land-ocean interactions and Earth-surface dynamics, and has won numerous awards for his efforts. In 2007 James became the Executive Director of CSDMS.  
|valign="top" |Prof. Jai P.M. Syvitski received a Ph.D. in both oceanography and geological sciences (1978) at the University of British Columbia, developing a quantitative understanding of particle dynamics across the land-sea boundary. Jai then worked as an Assist. Professor in Geology and Geophysics at the Univ. Calgary (1978-1980) and then as a Senior Research Scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (1981-1995). During the BIO period, Prof. Syvitski was appointed Adjunct Professor at Dalhousie U., U. Laval, Memorial U., and INRS-oceanologie. In 1995 Jai joined the U. Colorado - Boulder as a Professor of Geological Sciences, and until 2007 served as Director of INSTAAR - an Earth and Environmental Systems InstituteWhile at CU, other faculty appointments include Applied Mathematics, Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences, Hydrological Sciences, and Geophysics. Jai has over 500 publications, including authorship or co-authorship of 57 peer-reviewed books, and has served in various editorial positions for many international journals. Professor Syvitski has taken leadership roles in large International Projects (e.g. IGBP, SAFE, ADFEX, SEDFLUX, COLDSEIS, STRATAFORM, EuroSTRATAFORM, CSDMS), and served as an advisor for NSF, ONR, ARCUS, LOICZ, IGBP, IUGS, INQUA, SCOR, GWSP, and various energy, mining, and environmental companies. Prof. Syvitski has worked in the forefront of Computational Geosciences: sediment transport, land-ocean interactions and Earth-surface dynamics, and has won numerous awards for these efforts. In 2007 Jai became the Executive Director of CSDMS and Emeritus Director in 2017.  
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===Rudy Slingerland===
===Rudy Slingerland===
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|width="200pt" valign="top" style="font-size:0.88em;"|[[image:Photo_slingerland.jpg|95px]]<br>'''Ex Officio Member, Steering Committee'''<br>Rudy Slingerland<br>Department of Geosciences<br>Penn State University<br>503A Deike Building<br>University Park, PA 16802<br>Email: [mailto:sling@geosc.psu.edu sling@geosc.psu.edu]<br>Tel: +1 814 865-6892<br>
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Dr. Rudy L. Slingerland received his graduate education in geology (M.S. 1974, PhD 1977) at Pennsylvania State University. He has served as a professor at Penn State for over 25 years. Between 1997-2003 he was Head of the Department of Geosciences and presently he is the Interim Associate Dean for Research, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. He has mentored 29 MSc and PhD students and received the 2005 Wilson Award for Excellence in Teaching. His research interest is in sedimentary processes and deterministic modeling over a wide variety of environments and timescales. Current projects investigate; 1) clinoforms genesis in the Gulf of Papua, 2) the conditions that give rise to river channel bifurcations, 3) composition of sediment delivered to offshore basins, 4) geometry and internal characteristics of deltas, 5) the role of horizontal motions in orogenic landscapes in the Himalayas, and 6) Feedback loops between evolving land-use practices and sediment erosion off the landscape in the Appalachian mountains. Rudy has been closely involved with the CSDMS effort from the first hour; he has been part of the organizing committee for the workshops that laid out this initiative and was one of the lead authors on the CSDMS position papers. Professor Slingerland ably served as the Steering Committee Chair for many years, and since September, 2012, continues his service in the position of Past Chair.
Dr. Rudy L. Slingerland received his graduate education in geology (M.S. 1974, PhD 1977) at Pennsylvania State University. He has served as a professor at Penn State for over 25 years. Between 1997-2003 he was Head of the Department of Geosciences and presently he is the Interim Associate Dean for Research, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. He has mentored 29 MSc and PhD students and received the 2005 Wilson Award for Excellence in Teaching. His research interest is in sedimentary processes and deterministic modeling over a wide variety of environments and timescales. Current projects investigate; 1) clinoforms genesis in the Gulf of Papua, 2) the conditions that give rise to river channel bifurcations, 3) composition of sediment delivered to offshore basins, 4) geometry and internal characteristics of deltas, 5) the role of horizontal motions in orogenic landscapes in the Himalayas, and 6) Feedback loops between evolving land-use practices and sediment erosion off the landscape in the Appalachian mountains. Rudy has been closely involved with the CSDMS effort from the first hour; he has been part of the organizing committee for the workshops that laid out this initiative and was one of the lead authors on the CSDMS position papers. Professor Slingerland ably served as the Steering Committee Chair for many years, and since September, 2012, continues to contribute to CSDMS in the position of Past Chair of the CSDMS Steering Committee.
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|Dr. Marcelo Garcia
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|Dr. Tom Drake
| 2007 - 2020
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|Dr. Efi Foufoula Georgiou
| 2017 - 2020
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|Dr. Cecilia Deluca
| 2012 - 2020
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|Dr. Mike Ellis
|Dr. Mike Ellis
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|Dr. Dan Tetzlaff
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| 2007 - 2013
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|Dr. Marty Perlmutter
| 2009 - 2015
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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.