DO: Scientific Computation Advisory Committee

Current Members and Term

Laura Brenneman, Chair HEA Through June 2022
Jason Eastman SSP Through June 2023
Paul Edmon TA Through June 2021
Sean Moran OIR Through June 2023
Hossein Sadeghpour AMP Through June 2023
Jonathan Weintroub RG Through June 2021
Peter Williams RG Through June 2023
Nancy Brickhouse DO (ex officio)
Roger Brissenden DO (ex officio)
Sylvain Korzennik SSP (ex officio)
Van McGlasson CF (ex officio)
Durai Ramadurai HEA (ex officio)


Ideally, one member from each scientific division (including TA). All members and the Committee Chair are to be appointed by the Director in consultation with the Associate Directors. The CF Department Chair, Senior Science Advisor, and Deputy Director should be members ex officio. The term length will be three years, with re-appointment possible for additional terms.


1. Formulate and regularly monitor a scientific computing strategic plan for the CfA.

2. Act as a consulting body for the Associate Directors and Director on matters of scientific computing and, at least annually, provide to them an oral or written report on CfA computing matters.

3. At least annually, solicit input from and inform CfA scientists about issues and policies concerning scientific computing at the CfA. Accept input from CfA scientists any time such input is provided

4. Provide a review of the computing requirements for major projects undertaken at the CfA, including the implications of these requirements on the CF, the Hydra Cluster at Herndon, and any other available facilities.


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