IMAGe Advisory Board
- Past Chair: Chris Bretherton,
University of Washington,
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
- James Curry,
University of Colorado at Boulder,
Department of Applied Mathematics
- Alan Gelfand,
Statistics and Decision Sciences
- Darryl Holm,
Imperial College & Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Chris Jones,
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill,
Department of Mathematics
- Andrew Majda,
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
- George Papanicolaou,
Stanford University, Department of Mathematics
- Carolyn Reynolds,
Naval Research Laboratory,
Marine Meteorology Division
- Ellen Zweibel,
University of Wisconsin
The IMAGe Advisory Board
took place October 3,4
with a specific
charge to guide its deliberations and feedback (see below).
IMAGe staff were invited to attend the morning session
on Tuesday and to hear the Board's oral report on
Board's written report
was circulated to IMAGe staff and is available to UCAR members for review.
(Individuals outside of UCAR should contact the IMAGe director for
access to the report.)
Charge to the Board
The IMAGe Advisory Board is a external advisory group that will
report to Doug Nychka, the IMAGe Director and Al Kellie,
the Director of the Computational and Information Systems
Laboratory. The Board will provide a valuable external
perspective on IMAGe and in general is encouraged to:
a) suggest ways that IMAGe can interact with the broader
mathematical sciences communities.
b) identify areas or problems in the geosciences that have
the potential to benefit from mathematical and statistical
methods and where IMAGe can facilitate collaboration.
The following specific areas have been identified where the
Board's advice is needed.
1. What are the strengths of IMAGe?
2. What are principles to balance IMAGe activities among
outreach, theme-of-the-year, fundamental research and service
to other NCAR science programs?
3. What are good topics in mathematics that support the
NCAR science plan? What topics are suitable for a theme-of-the-year
and what areas are better pursued as collaborative research?
4. How can IMAGe enhance its credibility among the mathematics
5. What should be the priorities for IMAGe growth?
The products from the Board visit are a short oral report at the
end of the visit to the IMAGe staff and a written report sent
within a few weeks after the visit. The Board should not feel
limited by the specific topics listed above and if they are
encouraged to address other areas that are relevant to the
mission and goals of IMAGe. The Board can also provide informal
comments to Doug Nychka that they feel need not be included
in the report.