Elections are held annually in the Fall to replace members of the Executive Committee and Science Steering Committee whose term has ended. Committee Members serve three year terms. New Members terms begin at the Annual Business Meeting.
Only Institutional Member Representatives are allowed to cast a ballot. Please consult with your Member Representative.
The Nominating Committee is appointed by the Executive Committee. They are charged to present a slate of candidates for each committee such that each committee is representative of the constituency.
Vote for 2.
Bruce Buffett, University of California, Berkeley
My engagement with CIG started with the initial planning meeting, and I have served on various committees over the years. I am a former member of the Science Steering and Executive Committees, and was part of the proposal writing team for CIG-II. I have also been a member of the Dynamo Working Group for several years. The original goals of CIG were to make reliable, open-source software available to researchers and to provide a framework for integrating software packages. Along the way CIG has accomplished much more. It has attracted talented researchers with diverse expertise and interests to improve scientific software, and to serve as a hub for distributing these new tools to the broader community. CIG has also played an important role in training young researchers and in fostering community activities, such as benchmarking efforts and other projects undertaken by the Working Groups. My willingness to put my name forward for your consideration is a reflection of my deep support for CIG at a time of transition.
Claire Currie, University of Alberta [link]
My research in computational geodynamics primarily focuses on problems related to lithosphere dynamics, subduction, and continental evolution. Over the last ~8 years, I have been involved in various aspects of CIG as a member of the Executive Committee (2013-2015; 2016-2019), the Long-Term Tectonics working group, the Writing Committee for the CIG-III NSF Proposal, and organizing committees for several CIG meetings, including two joint meetings between CIG and the Canadian Geophysical Union (2014, 2018). I am just completing my term on the Executive Committee, and I am standing for re-election in order to provide continuity for the transition from CIG-III to CIG-IV. As someone based outside the United States, I see my role as providing guidance during this important time for CIG. I would also work to further strengthen international collaborations and education/outreach efforts.
Eric Hetland, University of Michigan [link]
CIG serves a unique role in facilitating the use of computation in a broad range of Earth science research. I have been involved in the CIG since its inception, as a participant in the CIG sponsored Short-Term Crustal Deformation Modelling workshops, as a member of the planning committee for those workshops since 2014, and as a user of the CIG supported modeling packages PyLith and RELAX. My research focuses on interseismic strain accumulation on active faults. I have worked on all phases of interseismic deformation including interseismic strain-accumulation, transient postseismic deformation, and coseismic deformation, of both continental faults and subduction megathrusts. I would be honored to serve on the Executive Committee of CIG if elected, and will represent the viewpoint from the short-term crustal dynamics community as CIG enters into its next phase.
Vote for 2.
Sylvain Barbot, University of Southern California [link]
I study crustal and lithosphere dynamics within the time scales of the seismic cycle. The crustal deformation modeling meetings organized by the Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics have been key to galvanize a large community of scientists involved in numerical modeling. I have developed and contributed the software RELAX to help model the transient deformation that follows large earthquakes. This year, I was one of three CIG Speakers. I am eager to contribute to the continuous success of CIG and to help maintain the scientific relevance of its future endeavors.