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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>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>
 
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|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.
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|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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Revision as of 10:19, 14 May 2013

CSDMS Executive Committee

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 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 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 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.